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New Department Store Opening in Former Strawbridge’s at 8th & Market

Just in time for the busy holiday shopping season, there is new life for a legendary center city retail location.

10/24/2014

(Mayor Nutter reaches the 15th floor, on the way down.  Photo by Steve Tawa/ KYW Newsradio)

Mayor Nutter Rappels Down Center City Building For Fundraiser

He joined more than 130 others who did likewise, stepping off the roof and out of their comfort zone, to support scholarships for Philadelphia Outward Bound School programs.

10/23/2014

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

At a Philadelphia Charter School, Parental Involvement Includes Baked Goods

Following its successful “Donuts with Dad” program, a K-8 school in Southwest Philadelphia today held a “Muffins with Mom” event.

10/22/2014

(Gov. Corbett is flanked by Maureen Faulkner and Pa. state rep Mike Vereb, sponsor of the amendment, at the signing ceremony.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Law Signed To Curb Cop Killer’s ‘Obscene Celebrity’

Gov. Corbett signed into law a measure that he says is intended to curb the “obscene celebrity” cultivated by convicts such as Mumia Abu-Jamal.

10/21/2014

(The School Reform Commission.  File photo by KYW's Mike DeNardo)

Judge Puts Labor Contract Changes For Philadelphia Teachers On Hold

The judge granted a preliminary injunction sought by the PFT. Two weeks ago, the SRC announced it was going to begin requiring Philadelphia public school teachers to pay a contribution to their health insurance.

10/20/2014

(Sugarhouse general manager Wendy Hamilton holds the bolt cutters and trailer seal she cut as casino workers start unloading equipment for the casino's temporary poker room.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Tables Arrive as Sugarhouse Begins Assembling Its Poker Room

Early next month, gamblers who want to try their hand at poker will be able to have a seat inside Philadelphia’s first poker room.

10/17/2014

Paul Strand, "Wall Street, New York," 1915.  Image provided by Phila. Museum of Art)

Phila. Art Museum Shows Decades of Iconic Photos of Paul Strand

Paul Strand is regarded as a towering figure in modern photography. His early work, between 1915 and 1920, is his most celebrated.

10/16/2014

(SNAPSHOTS OF THE FIRST LADY.  Michelle Obama waves as audience members take photos at the recreation center in East Mt. Airy.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Michelle Obama Visits Philadelphia To Energize Electorate For Tom Wolf

The first lady and other Democratic Party officials came to show their support for Tom Wolf in his race for governor of Pennsylvania.

10/15/2014

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Septa, TWU Holding 2 Days of Contract Negotiations

Now that Septa has a tentative agreement with its Regional Rail engineers, talks are resuming with the transit agency’s biggest union, representing bus, subway, and trolley workers.

10/14/2014

(First lady Michelle Obama, at a White House event on October 8th.    Photo by Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

Michelle Obama Visiting Philadelphia on Wednesday For Tom Wolf

She’ll appear Wednesday morning at the Emanuel Recreation Center, 8500 Pickering Avenue, in Mt. Airy.

10/13/2014

(credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

Police: Suspect Wanted In 14 Northeast Philadelphia Robberies

Philadelphia Police are putting out the word about a series of armed robberies in the Northeast, with the same offender hitting a wide range of commercial businesses.

10/10/2014

(credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

“Sounds Of Camden” Exhibition Showcases The Audible Heritage Of The City

Called the ‘Sounds of Camden,’ visitors will be able to check out record players, old-time radios, old-school advertisements, as well as historic RCA Victor recordings.

10/08/2014

The Senior Strut along Boathouse Row. (Credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

Scenic Strut Along Boathouse Row Draws 500 Seniors

PCA hopes the Senior Strut might spur older adults to join or form walking groups, because walking increases blood flow to the heart, lungs and brain that can put you in a good mood and lower stress.

10/08/2014

Mayor Michael Nutter. (File photo by Tony Romeo)

Nutter Says Teachers’ Contract Was Voided Because SRC Was ‘Out of Options’

“This is not the preferred route, but it is where we are,” Nutter said today.

10/07/2014

(SRC chair Bill Green, left, and schools superintendent William Hite at school district headquarters.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

School Reform Commission Imposes New Terms on Philadelphia Teachers

School Reform Commission chair Bill Green said the SRC is exercising its option to unilaterally modify its labor contract with the PFT.

10/06/2014

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