Pat Loeb

(Architect Paul Steelman, at lectern, describes his work on Blatstein's "Playground" project.  Blatstein is standing at right.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Developer Will Convert Upscale Atlantic City Shopping Mall Into Entertainment and Leisure Venue

As the first order of business, the struggling Pier Shops at Caesars Casino will be renamed the “Playground.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–12 hours ago

Amanda Knox speaks to the media during a brief press conference in front of her parents' home March 27, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Amanda Knox’s Philadelphia Attorney Praises Her Final Acquital

Amanda Knox’s Philadelphia attorney praised the Italian Supreme Court’s decision to overturn her conviction in the 2007 murder of her college roommate, Meredith Kercher.

03/28/2015

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Numerous Construction Projects Congest Weekend Traffic In Center City

If you’re driving in Center City Philadelphia today, watch out for crane lifts. They’ll be closing a number of streets. Construction projects will also close a major route into the city.

03/28/2015

(The Pier Shops at Caesars.  Photo provided)

Blatstein Reboots Makeover of Pier Shops at Caesars, in Atlantic City

Developer Bart Blatstein’s plans to redevelop the shopping mall at Caesars Casino, in Atlantic City, are back on track.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

(Members of the African Children's Choir perform at the Annenberg Center, at the University of Pennsylvania.  Photo byPat Loeb)

African Children’s Choir Visits Penn Campus

The choir was formed 30 years ago by a Canadian relief worker who found it hard to get people interested in the struggles of African children.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

(Graphic by Ed Fischer.  Photos provided by Univ. of Pa.)

Five Penn Students Win $150,000 Each For Their Community Service Projects

The University of Pennsylvania has chosen five students for its inaugural “President’s Engagement Prize,” created for students who have a plan to make the world a better place.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

Social worker Kathleen Kelley at the Hub for Hope in Suburban Station. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Homeless Services Hub In Suburban Station Closing For Season With Uncertain Future

A drop-in center for the homeless in Suburban Station will close for the season early next month, with its future currently in doubt.

03/23/2015

(US education secretary Arne Duncan, in blue shirtsleeves, visits the EM Stanton School in South Philadelphia.   Photo by Pat Loeb)

US Education Secretary Visits Philadelphia To Talk About Future of State Funding for Schools

In response, Pennsylvania’s education secretary said Gov. Wolf has plans to address the funding disparity between rich and poor school districts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/20/2015

(File photo.  Credit: Jan Carabeo/ CBS3)

DA Won’t File Charges in December’s Deadly Shooting of Motorist By Phila. Police

Brandon Tate-Brown was fatally shot in the head in Mayfair. According to investigators, he struggled with police officers who stopped him for not having his headlights on.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

Christina Baker Kline signs books at the Free Library for students from St. Mary's Interparochial School. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Final Chapter Of Philadelphia’s ‘One Book’ Program For 2015

The Free Library closes its “One Book, One Philadelphia” season tonight, with a grand finale featuring the author of this year’s selection.

03/19/2015

(Gov. Tom Wolf, center, greets energy industry engineers at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Gov. Wolf Woos Energy Industry Engineers in Philadelphia for Annual Convention

The governor reassured the group of his support for the state’s flourishing natural gas industry.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

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Officials Launch Special Enrollment Period For Taxpayers Who Didn’t Realize There’s A Penalty For Not Having Health Insurance

More than 11 million people signed up for health insurance during the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period, but federal officials think a few more will be interested after doing their taxes, so they’re launching a special enrollment period tomorrow.

03/14/2015

(Leaving a Philadelphia City Hall courtroom in early March, Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane speaks with reporters.  File photo by Pat Loeb)

Pa. Attorney General Kane Asks State’s High Court To Upend Prosecutor Investigating Her

Who can empanel a grand jury, and why? Those are the questions Kathleen Kane is asking the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to decide.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/11/2015

(A driver feeds coins into a parking meter in Manayunk.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Phila. Parking Authority Evaluating Pay-By-Phone Systems For Future Use

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is asking for proposals to provide a mobile parking payment system so drivers can use smartphones to pay fees on the street and in some lots.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/06/2015

Katie young (right rear) and clockwise is Caitlyn McMonagle, Jose Vega,  Mirlenis Gil (front left), Tyana Bushiku and Nzoriah Nelson. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Words Of Philadelphia Children Become Part Of New Requiem For Sandy Hook Victims

The children provided some of the lyrics for “A Child’s Requiem” — winner of the Sackler Prize from the University of Connecticut.

03/06/2015

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