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Mike DeNardo

(Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite discusses the CHOP PolicyLab report during a presentation at school district headquarters.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Report: One in 5 Phila. Students Familiar With Welfare or Juvie

The report, by the Policy Lab at Children’s Hospital, says 17 percent of Philadelphia school students have been involved with DHS or the juvenile justice system, and 20 percent of those in high schools.

06/14/2014

(Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton signs copies of her book, "Hard Choices," at the Free Library.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Hillary Clinton In Philadelphia For Book-Signing At Free Library

Clinton took no questions from the press, arriving just before noon in the library’s government publications room to sign her book, titled “Hard Choices.”

06/13/2014

(Park manager Eric Ihlein watches as local officials cut a ribbon officially opening Benjamin Rush State Park, in Somerton.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Celebration for Upgrade to State-Run Park in Northeast Philadelphia

Park manager Eric Ihlein (second from left) says the $4.7-million renovation finished last fall.

06/12/2014

(Zane Memeger, the US attorney for Eastern Pennsylvania, opens a prescription drug abuse conference at Temple University.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

In Philadelphia, Seeking Answers for Prescription Drug Abuse in Colleges

The conference brings together academics and government drug policy officials to examine prescription drug abuse among college students.

06/11/2014

Mayor Michael Nutter announces promotion of Deputy Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer as the new Fire Commissioner. (credit: Syma Chowdhry/CBS3)

Derrick Sawyer To Replace Retiring Lloyd Ayers As Philadelphia Fire Commissioner

Mayor Michael Nutter has named a new Fire Commissioner to replace Lloyd Ayers, who is retiring after 40 years in the department.

06/04/2014

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Hurricane Season Readiness is Focus of Jersey Shore Conference

Emergency management coordinators gathering at the Wildwood Convention Center were operating under the belief that it’s not a matter of if the Jersey shore gets hit with a hurricane, it’s when.

06/03/2014

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Fire That Gutted Popular NJ Eatery Declared Accidental

The fire started around 11pm in the basement of the diner, on Cuthbert Boulevard. The first floor reporedly collapsed into the basement.

06/02/2014

(Heidi and Cole Hamels, far left and far right, present a ceremonial check to representatives of West Philadelphia High School.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Cole Hamels’ Foundation Underwrites More Projects For Area Schools

Students at West Philadelphia High erupted in cheers as Heidi Hamels announced the $8,700 grant to their school, one of six new Hamels Foundation gifts — totaling $51,000 — to area schools.

05/30/2014

Rather than slash staff and services, the School Reform Commission refuses to adopt a balanced budget on time. (credit: Mike Denardo/KYW)

SRC Defies City Charter, Refuses To Adopt Budget

The School Reform Commission has decided to defy the city charter and not pass a budget for next year on time.

05/29/2014

(Phillies' manager Ryne Sandberg, left, back to camera, helps Philabundance CEO Bill Clark, center, and the Phillie Phanatic deliver food at the Philabundance loading dock.   Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phillies Rally Against Hunger With Food Collection at Saturday’s Game

Phillies fans are being asked to bring food to the ballpark on Saturday, to help kick off the team’s drive to help the anti-hunger group “Philabundance.”

05/29/2014

(Patti Santelle, head of the law firm White and Williams, speaks to students at the Chester A. Arthur School in South Philadelphia.   Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Law Firm Gift Lifts a South Philadelphia Middle School

The $10,000 grant from the law firm of White and Williams will buy Chromebook laptops for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders at the Chester A. Arthur School, at 20th and Catharine Streets.

05/28/2014

(The Walter D. Palmer Charter School, in Northern Liberties.   Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. High Court Says Phila. School District Off the Hook For Overenrolled Charter

It’s a victory in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for the School District of Philadelphia in its dispute with the Walter D. Palmer Charter School.

05/28/2014

(Karl Solmssen cleans the statue of Viking explorer Thorfinn Karlsefni.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia’s Bronze Statuary Getting Its Spring Cleaning

On this day, technician Karl Solmssen was cleaning Einar Jonsson’s statue of Viking explorer Thorfinn Karlsefni, along Boathouse Row.

05/27/2014

file photo of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge (Getty Images)

Rough Summer Ahead For Commuters Between Philadelphia And New Jersey

Starting next week, the pain of the ongoing PATCO track rehab project will spread to drivers who use the Ben Franklin Bridge.

05/27/2014

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Shore-goers Endure Long Drive Home As Memorial Day Weekend Ends

The holiday ritual of driving back from the Jersey shore may be a little smoother, thanks to a widening project on the Atlantic City Expressway.

05/26/2014

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