Mike DeNardo

(Metal detectors installed at Citizens Bank Park.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phillies to Begin Metal-Detector Screening of Every Ticketholder at Citizens Bank Park

Starting with this Friday’s exhibition game, all fans at all gates at Citizens Bank Park will have to walk through airport-style metal detectors.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12 hours ago

Music director Diane Dannenfelser with GAMP choral students
(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Prize From Grammy Foundation Is Music To The Ears Of Students At South Philly Magnet School

A South Philadelphia magnet school is singing for joy after winning a cash prize from the people who hand out the Grammy awards.

03/28/2015

(SRC chair Marjorie Neff, center, chats with schools superitendent William Hite, right, during an SRC session on Thursday morning.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District ‘Lump Sum’ Budget Getting OK’d Despite Funding Holes

Right now, the district’s $2.9-billion preliminary budget for next year is short, according to CFO Matt Stanski.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Elementary Students in Northeast Philadelphia Get Hands-On Lessons in Livestock Farming

The main lobby at Fox Chase Elementary School smelled like a farm today. And for good reason.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

(The 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show.  File photo by KYW's John McDevitt)

Pa. Convention Center Says Shows Are Smoother, Less Expensive Under New Union Rules

The report says labor costs at this year’s Philadelphia Auto Show were down 20 percent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/23/2015

(A large sinkhole shut down Plymouth Road in Montgomery County.   Photo by KYW's Mike DeNardo)

Sinkhole Shuts Down Busy Montco Road

A busy road in Plymouth Meeting is closed until further notice because of a sinkhole.

03/13/2015

(Shortly after school police confiscated anti-charter protest signs at the SRC's February 18th meeting, Lisa Haver, of the  Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools (APPS) displays a hastily drawn sign that says, "Why did SRC take our signs?"  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Federal Lawsuit Filed Against School Reform Commission After Protest Signs Confiscated

Lisa Haver, co-founder of a group that opposes more charter schools in Philadelphia, says school police confiscated her signs at the SRC’s February 18th meeting.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/12/2015

(File photo.  Credit: Thinkstock)

Public Education Advocates Take Pennsylvania To Court Over School Funding

The suit, filed last fall by parents’ groups and a coalition of school districts, claims the current state funding system shortchanges students.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/11/2015

A pothole repair crew in Camden County. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Repair Crews Working Non-Stop, Filling 300 To 500 Potholes A Day

Potholes are the bane of drivers everywhere. “I hit ‘em and everything just goes all over the place,” said one driver, definitely fed up with the holes in the road. “My car is a wreck.”

03/10/2015

School Reform Commissioner Bill Green now says he's not going to court to challenge his removal as SRC chair.  (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Bill Green Says He’s Not Going To Court To Challenge His Removal As SRC Chair

School Reform Commissioner Bill Green now says he’s not going to court to challenge his removal as SRC chair.

03/09/2015

The Capitol Building in Pennsylvania's capital Harrisburg. (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Pa. House Approves Legislaton That Would Strengthen Charter Schools Statewide

Under the Republican-backed update to the current law, now nearly two decades old, charter schools would get their funding directly from the state, rather than having money pass through local school districts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/07/2015

(The "Parent and Family Portal" on the School District of Philadelphia web site.)

Phila. School District Moves Its Entire School Selection Process Online

“By automating the process, getting it online, we’re really very much attempting to provide much better customer service to our parents,” says Karyn Lynch, the school district’s chief of student services.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/06/2015

Roads in the city were better, but not perfect Friday morning. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Area Roadways Slowly Recovering After Biggest Snowfall Of Season

Road crews were able to plow much of Thursday’s snow off of the major arteries, but work still remains.

03/06/2015

Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Schools Chief Hite Plans More Focus On Neighborhood Schools

Superintendent William Hite’s plan calls for reorganizing schools into eight geographic networks, and adding three others focusing on turnaround, alternative and innovative schools.

03/04/2015

(Assemblyman Paul Moriarty.  File photo provided)

Officer Charged After Encounter With N.J. Lawmaker Acquitted of Falsifying Arrest

A Gloucester County juryhas found police officer Joseph DiBuonaventura not guilty of 14 charges stemming from his 2012 arrest of state assemblyman Paul Moriarty (photo) on DUI charges.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

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