Mike DeNardo

(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

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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

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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

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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

(Michael Masch, addressing an education summit of the Philadelphia Bar Association.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Former Schools CFO Says Harrisburg Caused Philadelphia’s School Funding Crisis

“The school district is in a budget crisis … because the district has been subject to unprecedented state funding cuts. But not only unprecedented — discriminatory,” Michael Masch said.

10/09/2014

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Camden County Official Says Enterovirus Cases Are Raising Vigilance There

The second pediatric case in Camden County is one of 14 confirmed cases of enterovirus D68 in New Jersey.

10/08/2014

There's a new UNIQLO store in Center City. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Popular Clothing Retailer Opens New Location In Center City

The 32nd U.S. store for Japanese clothing retailer UNIQLO opens in Center City Philadelphia Friday morning.

10/03/2014

(Kids pick out a free winter coat donated by a local car dealers' association.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Area Car Dealers Distributing More Winter Coats To Needy Kids

Kids arrived today at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, ready to pick out their new, free coats.

10/02/2014

(The Schuylkill Banks boardwalk extends into the Schuylkill River from South Street to Locust.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Schuylkill River Boardwalk Opens To Public

A new section of the Schuylkill River Trail — extending 50 feet out over the water — is now open for joggers, cyclists, and those seeking a riverside stroll.

10/02/2014

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