Mike DeNardo

PNB letters taken off the old Philadelphia National Bank building. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Expect Street Closures In Center City Saturday For Helicopter Lift

Walkers and drivers in Center City Saturday should be aware — streets around the old PNB building are going to be closed.

06/19/2015

(PATCO File Photo)

Like SEPTA, PATCO Will Also Limit Station Stops During Pope’s Visit

The PATCO plan for the pope has express trains running from only four stations: Lindenwold, Woodcrest, Ferry Avenue, and Broadway.

06/18/2015

File Photo (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Authorities ‘Considering’ Closing Ben Franklin Bridge To Auto Traffic Weekend Of Pope’s Visit

No decisions have been made yet, but one of the options authorities are considering is keeping cars and trucks off of the Bridge.

06/18/2015

(PATCO File Photo)

Patco Now Accepts Credit Cards For Fares From Casual Riders

Until now, occasional Patco riders had to pay with cash at the ticket machines, and they’d get their change back in dollar coins. No more.

06/17/2015

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Staff Cuts and Tax Hikes Are The New Normal For School Districts Across Pennsylvania

School districts across Pennsylvania are responding to rises in fixed costs, including pensions and charter schools, by: (A) raising property taxes, (B) reducing staff, or, in many cases, A and B.

06/16/2015

(Pennsylvania public school advocates had to forego the bus for their statewide "bus" tour when it developed a fuel leak.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. Education Advocates Begin Statewide Tour To Pitch For Funding

The two-week effort by a coalition of unions and community groups called the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools urges legislators to support Governor Wolf’s education budget.

06/15/2015

(A classroom of the Grayson School, housed at St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church school, in Broomall, Pa.   Photo provided)

Pennsylvania Approves Area’s First Private School For Gifted Students

The Grayson School is expected to open this fall, in Broomall, for grades K through 6, with plans to expand to all grades.

06/15/2015

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Study: Pa. School Districts May Face Extra Expenses In Helping Students Meet Graduation Requirements

Starting with the class of 2017, Pennsylvania high school students will have to pass Keystone Exams in algebra, biology and literature to graduate.

06/13/2015

Construction at the Gloucester Premium Outlets, scheduled to open this summer. (Credit Mike DeNardo)

Hundreds Of Jobs Up For Grabs At New South Jersey Outlet Center

Hundreds are expected today at a job fair to fill 800 positions at a new shopping center opening this summer in Gloucester Township.

06/12/2015

Luke Alvarez (blue shirt) presents a surfboard and donations to Alysse Einbender (orange shirt) Wednesday at Carusi Middle School in Cherry Hill.  Students Joe and Dante look on. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Event Down The Shore Gives People With Disabilities Chance To Surf

People with spinal cord injuries will be given the opportunity to ride the waves next weekend in Wildwood Crest

06/11/2015

(File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

SEPTA Says It Is Ahead Of The Train Overspeed Controversy

In the wake of last month’s fatal Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, the federal government is recommending that commuter railroads, such as SEPTA, examine their speed controls where they have sharp curves.

06/09/2015

(Robert Carr announces that his foundation will provide 50 "full ride" scholarships at Rowan University.  At left is Rowan president Ali Houshmand.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Princeton, NJ Businessman Funds 50 Full Scholarships at Rowan Univ.

The $1 million gift from the foundation of Heartland Payment Systems’ founder Robert Carr will cover the tuition, room, and board for 50 students at Rowan University, in Glassboro.

06/08/2015

The ceremonial first pitch. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

New Baseball Field Opens At Phillies MLB Urban Youth Academy

The $5 million complex was built with money from the city, the Phillies and Major League Baseball.

06/04/2015

(Retired teacher Lisa Haver, a plaintiff in the lawsuit, holds a hastily created sign after other signs were confiscated at the Februart 18, 2015 SRC meeting.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

City, SRC Settle Lawsuit Over Confiscated Protest Signs

Three retired teachers sued the SRC on First Amendment grounds after they were prohibited from holding protest signs at a contentious meeting on charter schools.

06/04/2015

(A page of the Philadelphia Futures web site.)

Local Education Advocacy Group Marks 25 Years of College-Bound Success Stories

The “Sponsor-a-Scholar” program of Philadelphia Futures provides mentoring and money to low-income, first-generation-to-college students.

06/04/2015

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