Mike DeNardo

(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

Community College of Philadelphia (Credit: Dan Wing)

New Study Looks At Performance At Community College Of Philadelphia

A new report says Community College of Philadelphia has returned mixed results when it comes to helping students earn degrees and job skills.

06/04/2015

(A Patco train crosses the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.  File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Patco Revising Its Fare Rules For 2-Day Papal Visit in September

“We’re going to revise our fare system for the day to provide for either a $2.50, one-way, or $5, round-trip, ticket,” says DRPA deputy CEO Michael Conallen.

06/03/2015

(A computer-"aged" image of Mark Himebaugh, alongside an earlier missing-child flyer.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

1991 Missing Child Case Gets New Attention in South Jersey

A new push is on to solve a 24-year-old “cold case” in Cape May County: that of Mark Himebaugh, who disappeared in 1991, at age 11.

06/01/2015

(Schools CFO Matt Stanski, superintendent William Hite, and SRC chair Marjorie Neff at a City Council budget hearing.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

School Officials Present Their Budgetary Wish List to Philadelphia City Council

They were getting a less-than-warm reception.

05/26/2015

(Brett Stocchi and his family take photos in Sea Isle City, NJ, on Memorial Day 2015.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

South Jersey Welcomes Unofficial Start of Summer With Weather Officially Glorious

The allure of the Jersey shore was fully evident as thousands packed the beaches on a sunny Memorial Day.

05/25/2015

Philadelphia School Reform Commission (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Voters Approve Ballot Question Calling For SRC To Be Abolished

By a 3-1 margin, voters approved abolishing the state-run School Reform Commission, but it’s non-binding.

05/24/2015

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

New City Website Shows Taxpayers’ Effects Of Proposed School Funding Program

Mayor Michael Nutter says a new city website will show taxpayers precisely how they would be affected under his plan to fund Philadelphia schools.

05/23/2015

The Ocean City Boardwalk will soon be packed with people. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Jersey Shore Merchants Hope For Strong Start To Summer

For merchants at the Jersey Shore, Memorial Day weekend is circled on their calendars.

05/22/2015

One of the final works of  Lawrence Nowlan is being unveiled Thursday morning at his alma mater. (Credit: Ian Bush)

One Of Prominent Sculptor’s Final Works Being Unveiled Locally At His Alma Mater

One of the last works by the late sculptor Lawrence Nowlan is being unveiled this morning at Archbishop Carroll High.

05/21/2015

(credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Report Says Philadelphia’s Dropout Rate Is Down, Graduation Rate Is Up

Philadelphia’s high school graduation rate has shown gains, but it falls well short of Mayor Michael Nutter’s goal. That’s the finding of a report released Wednesday.

05/20/2015

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