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(Fans camped out in line outside Citizens Bank Park, hoping for standing-room-only tickets on the Phillies' opening day of the 2015 season.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

New Season Begins For Phillies And Their Fans

It’s Opening Day for the Phillies 2015 season, and fans at Citizens Bank Park are ready for the renewal and tradition that a new season brings.

04/06/2015

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Financial Specialist Advises College Students To Make Paying Bills On Time A Priority

About 50 local college students learned a lesson outside the classroom that might be more valuable than anything they learn inside.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/05/2015

First grade teacher Kelly Eisele with students in library of Gen. George Meade Elementary School in North Philadelphia.
(credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio)

Big Federal Grant To Help Link Some Of Philly’s Neediest Elementary Schools With Library Service

The two-year, $1.5 million grant gives each of the ten schools 30 iPads so that students in kindergarten, first and second grades can access e-books from the Free Library.

04/04/2015

(The mayoral candidates' forum was carried live from Central High School on the Pennsylvania Cable Network.  Image from PCNTV)

Central High Students’ Grilling of Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Carried Live on Cable TV

The questions, from Central’s Class 274, covered a wide variety of issues.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/31/2015

(Metal detectors installed at Citizens Bank Park.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phillies to Begin Metal-Detector Screening of Every Ticketholder at Citizens Bank Park

Starting with this Friday’s exhibition game, all fans at all gates at Citizens Bank Park will have to walk through airport-style metal detectors.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/30/2015

Music director Diane Dannenfelser with GAMP choral students
(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Prize From Grammy Foundation Is Music To The Ears Of Students At South Philly Magnet School

A South Philadelphia magnet school is singing for joy after winning a cash prize from the people who hand out the Grammy awards.

03/28/2015

(SRC chair Marjorie Neff, center, chats with schools superitendent William Hite, right, during an SRC session on Thursday morning.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District ‘Lump Sum’ Budget Getting OK’d Despite Funding Holes

Right now, the district’s $2.9-billion preliminary budget for next year is short, according to CFO Matt Stanski.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Elementary Students in Northeast Philadelphia Get Hands-On Lessons in Livestock Farming

The main lobby at Fox Chase Elementary School smelled like a farm today. And for good reason.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

(The 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show.  File photo by KYW's John McDevitt)

Pa. Convention Center Says Shows Are Smoother, Less Expensive Under New Union Rules

The report says labor costs at this year’s Philadelphia Auto Show were down 20 percent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/23/2015

(A large sinkhole shut down Plymouth Road in Montgomery County.   File photo by KYW's Mike DeNardo)

Sinkhole Shuts Down Busy Montco Road

A busy road in Plymouth Meeting is closed until further notice because of a sinkhole.

03/13/2015

(Shortly after school police confiscated anti-charter protest signs at the SRC's February 18th meeting, Lisa Haver, of the  Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools (APPS) displays a hastily drawn sign that says, "Why did SRC take our signs?"  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Federal Lawsuit Filed Against School Reform Commission After Protest Signs Confiscated

Lisa Haver, co-founder of a group that opposes more charter schools in Philadelphia, says school police confiscated her signs at the SRC’s February 18th meeting.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/12/2015

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Public Education Advocates Take Pennsylvania To Court Over School Funding

The suit, filed last fall by parents’ groups and a coalition of school districts, claims the current state funding system shortchanges students.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/11/2015

A pothole repair crew in Camden County. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Repair Crews Working Non-Stop, Filling 300 To 500 Potholes A Day

Potholes are the bane of drivers everywhere. “I hit ’em and everything just goes all over the place,” said one driver, definitely fed up with the holes in the road. “My car is a wreck.”

03/10/2015

School Reform Commissioner Bill Green now says he's not going to court to challenge his removal as SRC chair.  (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Bill Green Says He’s Not Going To Court To Challenge His Removal As SRC Chair

School Reform Commissioner Bill Green now says he’s not going to court to challenge his removal as SRC chair.

03/09/2015

The Capitol Building in Pennsylvania's capital Harrisburg. (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Pa. House Approves Legislaton That Would Strengthen Charter Schools Statewide

Under the Republican-backed update to the current law, now nearly two decades old, charter schools would get their funding directly from the state, rather than having money pass through local school districts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/07/2015

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