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Pat Loeb

(Brittney Chokpelle, formerly homeless, leads the ribbon-cutting for a new facility for homeless mothers.  Photo by Dustin Wingate)

New Help in Roxborough for Homeless Teenage Moms

The two-year, $5-million renovation doubles the agency’s capacity to house teenage mothers, while providing support services such as job training and parenting classes.

07/31/2014

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Donations Will Pay For Funerals Of Children Who Died In SW Philadelphia Fire

Four children who died in a Southwest Philadelphia fire on July 5th will be buried next month in a Delaware County cemetery.

07/31/2014

(The main entrance to the Gallery, at Ninth and Market Streets.  File photo by KYW's Ian Bush)

Shopping Mall Developers Planning Major Redo For Philadelphia’s Gallery

The owners have attracted a partner to help renovate the aging downtown mall.

07/30/2014

Neil Rickett goes door-to-door to promote health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Advocates Go Door-To-Door For Affordable Care Act

The next open enrollment period in the Affordable Care Act is not until November, but campaigning is already underway.

07/28/2014

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Some Customers Cash In On Health Care Reform

If you have an individual health plan with Aetna, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. The company will be mailing rebate checks to customers in Pennsylvania. It’s part of the Affordable Care Act.

07/27/2014

Mayor Michael Nutter and U.S. EPA Regional Water Director Jon Capacasa christen the new Water Department parking lot to show how water seeps right through it. (credit: Pat Loeb/KYW)

New Paving Project Will Help Philadelphia Manage Stormwater

Water Commissioner Howard Neukrug couldn’t wait to show off the permeability of the fancy materials used in the parking lot at the Southwest water treatment plant.

07/22/2014

Benefits counselor Emily Mitchell (Credit: Pat Loeb)

One-Stop Shopping For Benefits For Low-Income Philadelphians

“BenePhilly” centers are a major piece of Philadelphia’s anti-poverty effort.

07/13/2014

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Golden Goddess Diana Glows Again As She Makes Her Return To Philadelphia Museum Of Art

KYW’s Pat Loeb reports the statue has been re-gilded to a glowing gold.

07/10/2014

(Judge Marjorie Rendell, at the National Constitution Center, during a break in a schoolteachers' forum on the First Amendment.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Area Schoolteachers Get Tips From Federal Judge on How To Teach First Amendment

“The issues today, of cyberbullying and hate speech and harassment, they present real challenges,” said Judge Marjorie Rendell, who knows about challenging First Amendment issues.

07/10/2014

Philadelphia Skyline. (credit: Justin Drabick)

Report: Philadelphia’s Rate Of Homeownership Has Dropped By 7 Percent

KYW’s Pat Loeb reports that’s not necessarily bad news.

07/09/2014

"Just Plane Fun" AtPhiladelphia International Airport (Photo Credit: Pat Loeb)

It’s “Just Plane Fun” At The Philadelphia International Airport

The program includes beauty makeovers, costume photo booths, magicians, a scavenger hunt and if you’d rather just read, a virtual library.

07/07/2014

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King Of Prussia Company Develops Product To Combat Sitting Epidemic

The average American adult sits eight hours a day, a statistic related to a host of health problems, including early death. Now, a King of Prussia company has developed the sitNcycle to combat the problem.

07/06/2014

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4 Children Dead, Homes Destroyed In Southwest Philadelphia Fire

Commissioner Derrick Sawyer says fire fighters were called to the 6500 block of Gesner Street at 2:45 a.m. Saturday and found the blaze had already spread.

07/05/2014

(A newly installed overhead fan circulates air in Patco's 15th Street station.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Patco Hopes To Win Fans By Installing Fans

The Delaware River Port Authority knows its recent capital projects have customers steaming, so it thought a small fix in the underground Philadelphia stations might cool them off.

07/04/2014

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DRPA Sets Up Short-Term Deal With Donor’s Public Relations Firm

David La Torre, a donor to Pennsylvania lieutenant governor Jim Cawley (who is also DRPA chair), says he’s ready for this new challenge.

07/03/2014

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