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New Web Site Helps US Military Vets in Philadelphia Find Services

The site is a one-stop clearinghouse where veterans and their families can find links to Philly-specific services including jobs, housing, and treatment.

KYW Newsradio 1060–19 hours ago

Bill Campbell on his 90th birthday. (Photo provided by Campbell Family)

South Jersey High School Baseball Tournament Honors Philadelphia Sports Icon

The tournament at Eastern High School in Voorhees is now known as the Bill Campbell Baseball Classic, in honor of the legendary broadcaster who died last October at the age of 91.

04/25/2015

Joan Mazzotti holds a cardboard cutout of fundraiser host Carlos Ruiz. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Phillies To Join Media Celebs For Charity Bowling Fundraiser

Some of the Phillies will take off their spikes and lace on some bowling shoes tonight during an event for Philadelphia Futures.

04/23/2015

(The blue pathway, made of permeable paving material, and the mulched garden are designed to absorb rainwater.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

A South Philadelphia Elementary School Gets Rainwater Management System

Part of the asphalt playground at the Nebinger Elementary School has been transformed into a rain garden.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite.   File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Schools Chief Lukewarm to State Takeover of Some Low-Performing Schools

Low-performing schools in Pennsylvania could wind up in a state-run district, under a new proposal in Harrisburg. Philadelphia superintendent William Hite says that could put additional financial pressure on Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

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Commonwealth Court Nixes Lawsuit Over ‘Adequate’ Education in Pennsylvania

In dismissing the suit brought by six school districts, parents, and the NAACP, Commonwealth Court ruled that funding schools is an issue for the state legislature, not the courts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/21/2015

(Richie Ashburn Jr., on the field at Citizens Bank Park.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

‘Home Runs For Heart’ Fundraiser Set For May 4-5 at Citizens Bank Park

Rich Ashburn Jr. says his dad would have been proud that part of his legacy is awareness of heart disease.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/21/2015

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District Seeks Ideas For Reinventing Existing Schools, Creating New Ones

The school district is inviting educators and communities to submit ideas to turn around the academics at individual schools, or to create entirely new high schools.

04/21/2015

(US Sen. Bob Casey meets with reporters at The Veterans Group, a vets' service center in University City.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Sen. Bob Casey Urges Quick Completion of Philadelphia V.A. Reforms

Following a scathing inspector general’s report last week, the public pressure for reforms at the Philadelphia VA office continues.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/20/2015

(credit: TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis May Add Stop In Cuba To Fall Trip That Includes Philadelphia

The Vatican says Pope Francis is thinking about adding Cuba to his itinerary during his September journey.

04/17/2015

(Police dispatcher Celestine Stanford with Capt. Jonathan Lane at Police HQ.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

‘Dispatcher of the Year’ Awards Conferred by Philadelphia Police and Fire Depts.

They’re the first voices you hear when you dial 911.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

(A page on the Phillies' web site promotes the Groupon ticket discounts.)

Amid Sales Slump, Phillies Turn to Groupon To Promote Cheap Game Tickets

It’s a far cry from the 257 consecutive sellouts the Phillies had between 2009 and 2012.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

(Mayor Nutter's chief education officer, Lori Shorr, listens as finance director Rob Dubow responds to a reporter's question about school funding.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Nutter Administration Dismisses School Funding Alternatives Being Floated

Rob Dubow, the mayor’s finance director, says raising property taxes by nine percent is the only way the city can raise the additional $103 million the school district needs next year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/14/2015

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Seven Philadelphia Public School Principals Garner Special Foundation Awards

Each Lindback award comes with a $20,000 stipend to be spent on the school.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/14/2015

(Alison McDowell, holding a sign encouraging parents to have their children not participate in PSSA testing.  File photo provided)

As Pa. School Assessment Tests Begin, ‘Opt Out’ is Some Parents’ Response

The tests are the primary way the state evaluates school performance. Some parents say it prevents teachers from doing their jobs effectively.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/13/2015

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