Mike DeNardo

(Motorcycles are lined up along Columbus Boulevard, near the "Toys For Tots" press briefing. Photo by Mike DeNardo)

A Shorter Route This Year For Philadelphia Bikers on ‘Toys For Tots’ Run

“We went to Children’s Hospital for 30 years… We got so large that the hospital couldn’t handle us anymore,” says a spokesman for the bikers’ group that helps deliver the toys.

10/30/2014

(Mayor Nutter, in his City Hall reception room, joins a group watching a Dick Allen highlight reel.  Photo by KYW's Mike Dunn)

Nutter Joins Campaign To Get Phillies’ Dick Allen Into Baseball Hall of Fame

The mayor says Allen was an idol to kids growing up in West Philly.

10/29/2014

(Artist's rendering of the townhouses planned for the redevelopment site.  Image provided)

30 Acres Along White Horse Pike Getting Townhomes, Shopping

Developer Michael Fink says the townhouses will start at $170,000.

10/29/2014

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. School District Takes Dispute Over Teacher Health Premiums to a Higher Court

The district is appealing to Commonwealth Court, where it seeks a judgment on whether the School Reform Commission has the authority to cancel the PFT contract.

10/28/2014

(Palmer Charter High School, in the former St. Bartholomew School.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Palmer Charter High School Shuts Down Suddenly, Leaving Students Hamstrung

Students arriving at a troubled Philadelphia charter high school Monday morning were told to go home, and informed that the school will be closing for good.

10/27/2014

(Members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and their supports demonstrate on October 16, 2014, in front of school district headquarters on North Broad Street.  Photo by KYW's Justin Udo)

Philadelphia Teachers’ Union Files Court Motions Over Contract Cancellation

Union president Jerry Jordan, in a statement, said the cancellation lacked legal merit and he called the act “cowardly and disrespectful.”

10/17/2014

Ben Franklin Bridge construction has inconvenienced commuters for months. (File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Ben Franklin Bridge Traffic Construction On Track To End Soon

Ben Franklin Bridge commuters should be able to breathe a sigh of relief next week.

10/17/2014

(VP Biden gets a tour from dredging project manager Brian Puckett.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

VP Biden Visits Philadelphia To Check Progress of Delaware River Dredging Project

“It cuts us out of a whole lot of commerce — cuts us out of a whole lot of good jobs if they cannot come up the Delaware River,” Biden said of the shipping channel’s current depth.

10/16/2014

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Charter School To Cut Enrollment

The overenrolled Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School is holding a Thursday evening lottery to decide which students will stay and which will have to go.

10/15/2014

(Philadelphia city commissioners Anthony Clark, left, Al Schmidt, center, and Stephanie Singer.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

City Commissioner Who Hasn’t Voted in 3 Years: ‘It’s Personal’

“I have made a choice and that’s my private choice,” said Anthony Clark, chairman of the panel that oversees Philadelphia’s election process. “Thank you very much.”

10/15/2014

(The Price Rite supermarket in Camden, NJ.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

At Long Last, Camden, NJ Gets A New Supermarket

Camden has been without a single supermarket for more than a year, when a Pathmark closed.

10/14/2014

(The School Reform Commission.  File photo by KYW's Mike DeNardo)

State Senator Wants to Give Pa. Governor Power to Abolish the SRC

Currently, the SRC must approve its own dissolution.

10/14/2014

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Sportscaster Bill Campbell Laid To Rest

Friends, family, sports dignitaries, and average fans gathered at Christ the King Church, in Haddonfield, NJ, to remember the life of Bill Campbell, the longtime voice of Philadelphia sports.

10/13/2014

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Phillies Look To Phase Out Paper Tickets

The Phillies are nudging their 17,500 season ticket holders to renew with e-tickets next year, as opposed to a delivery of paper tickets.

10/13/2014

(National Merit Scholar semifinalist Jamie Schwartz is flanked by her parents, Marc and Staci, at Masterman School.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

At Masterman School, Students Continue Raking In Achievement Awards

Despite the turmoil surrounding the Philadelphia school district’s budget crisis, one of its top high schools has reason again to celebrate.

10/11/2014

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