Paul Kurtz

(Paul Bencivengo, with a Google Trekker strapped to his back.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Bucks County Photographs Its Off-Road Tourism Sites For Google Maps

Bucks County tourism officials and the Internet information giant Google are going off the beaten path to provide more information to visitors about parks and other attractions in the county.

22 hours ago

(Doug Oliver supporters watch Election Night returns in Germantown.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Among The Mayoral Also-Rans, Pride in Well Fought Campaigns

During the campaign, the polls consistently showed Diaz, Street, and Oliver in single digits.

05/19/2015

(A tractor-trailer delivers new rails and concrete cross-ties near the scene of Tuesday night's Amtrak train derailment.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

As NTSB Investigation Deepens, Works Begins to Reopen Northeast Corridor

Nearly all of the Amtrak cars that derailed Tuesday night near Frankford Junction have been transported to an undisclosed location for inspection by federal investigators.

05/14/2015

(A Red Cross volunteer at 30th Street station provides emotional support for victims of the Amtrak crash.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

At 30th Street Station, Red Cross Provides Counseling and Support For Survivors

More than a dozen Red Cross volunteers were on hand to help frazzled survivors of the train wreck as they trickled in last night and this morning.

05/13/2015

(The Boys and Girls Club of Bridesburg sports a fresh coat of paint following the community project.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Paint Company Provides Materials and Labor To Spruce Up a Phila. Community Center

It took less than three hours for dozens of volunteers from national paint store chain Sherwin-Williams to add a fresh coat of blue and white paint to the walls of the Bridesburg Boys and Girls Club.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

(Mayor Nutter, far left, and police commissioner Charles Ramsey, second from left, pay their respects as a wreath is placed at the Living Flame Memorial, in Franklin Square, honoring Philadelphia police and firefighters killed on the job.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Nutter Praises His Top Cop, Lashes Out at Mayoral Hopeful Anthony Williams

Mayor Nutter strongly defended his police commissioner after Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Williams said that, if elected, he would not let Charles Ramsey stay on.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/06/2015

(Photos provided by Philadelphia Police Dept.)

Trial Wrapping Up For 6 Phila. Narcotics Cops Charged With Corruption

The prosecution needed several hours to recap the case that relied heavily on the testimony of drug dealers and one former officer, Jeffrey Walker.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/05/2015

(credit: Paul Kurtz/KYW)

Children’s Discovery Garden And Boat Pond At Sister Cities Park Open For The Season

The first of May brings the return of the Children’s Discovery Garden and Boat Pond at Sister Cities Park on Logan Square.

05/01/2015

(Philadelphia mayoral candidate Anthony Williams, right, shakes hands with supporters at a rally in Love Park.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Candidate Williams Concentrates on Union Support, Sidesteps Questions About School Funding

A report released by progressive groups and supporters of public education says three wealthy Main Line hedge fund partners are spending millions on advertisements for Williams in the waning weeks of the campaign.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/30/2015

Nick Evans of Harlequins is tackled by Mike Haley of Sale during the Aviva Premiership match between Sale Sharks and Harlequins at the AJ Bell Stadium on April 25, 2015 in Salford, England.(credit: Paul Thomas/Getty Images)

Rugby To Take Center Stage At PPL Park In Chester

The rough and tumble sport of rugby will be in the spotlight at PPL Park in Chester, Delaware County late this summer.

04/29/2015

(Mayor Nutter announces the countdown to the Broad Street Run.  Photo by Michael Nutter)

On Your Mark: Philadelphia Gearing Up For Sunday’s Broad Street Run

Mayor Michael Nutter was joined today outside City Hall by officials from the city’s Parks and Recreation Department and other dignitaries to kick off the countdown to Sunday’s “Broad Street Run.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/28/2015

(Defense attorney Larry Krasner.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Defense Attorney Outraged at Trial Postponement For 10 Charged in Philadelphia Police Protest

“I’m very skeptical of the motivation of the district attorney’s office for trying to continue (postpone) this case today and for trying to do it at the very last minute,” attorney Larry Krasner said.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

(Jim Kenney, at a March 31st mayoral forum at Central High School.  Image from PCNTV)

Philadelphia Environmental Groups Say Jim Kenney Is Best Choice For Mayor

Clean Water Action, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, Penn Environment, and the Sierra Club made their selection based on a questionnaire the candidates were asked to fill out.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Rowan U. Football Players Take The Field For Bone Marrow Donations

“Are you interested in saving a life today?” a team member asked passersby while handing out information leaflets.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(Vice president Joseph BIden, in file photo by  Mandel Ngan/ AFP/ Getty Images)

VP Biden Talks About Ways To Improve Nation’s Aging Energy Infrastructure During Philadelphia Visit

Vice President Joe Biden visited PECO headquarters in Center City Philadelphia to promote a new White House initiative aimed at modernizing the country’s energy infrastructure and fighting climate change.

04/21/2015

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