Steve Tawa

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Federal Judge’s Ruling Advances, Slightly, A Citizen’s Right To Observe Police Activities

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania filed five lawsuits on behalf of people in Philadelphia who were arrested while watching police in the course of their duties on public streets.

01/23/2015

(City Council president Darrell Clarke, far right, faces the news media in City Council chambers.  Photo by KYW's Steve Tawa)

Councilman Kenney Still Weighing Mayoral Run as Council President Reaffirms He’s Out

“Bunch of e-mails, bunch of phone calls, wanting to know if I was announcing that I was getting back in the race,” he began.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

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Man Convicted Of Sex Trafficking Young Women Locally Irritates Federal Judge

A man convicted of sex trafficking young women – from Philadelphia to Atlantic City and elsewhere – tried to explain his actions at sentencing, and did himself no favors.

01/22/2015

(Marchers rally in front of School District of Philadelphia headquarters, on North Broad Street.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Thousands March Through Central Philadelphia For Justice, Jobs, and Fairness

The event was organized by a coalition that calls itself MLK Day of Action, Resistance, and Empowerment (“MLK DARE”).

01/19/2015

(Students at Tanner Duckrey School accept delivery of ten laptop computers and related hardware from KYW Newsradio.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

A North Philadelphia Public School Wins KYW Newsradio’s Latest 10-Laptop Computer Lab

Tanner Duckrey School now has more computer lab space for its young students, thanks to a partnership between KYW Newsradio 1060 and Comcast Corporation.

01/16/2015

A SEPTA official shows some of its new vehicles.  (Credit: Steve Tawa)

SEPTA Planning For Future Service Enhancements, Features

The transit agency is telling riders that it has plans to take them from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’ more efficiently – and in style.

01/15/2015

(Lead attorney Baher Azmy, at lectern, with others from the Muslim community involved in the lawsuit, hold a press conference outside the US District Courthouse in Philadelphia.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

US Judges in Philadelphia Weighing Muslims’ Infiltration Lawsuit Against NYPD

Muslims who brought the lawsuit say the NYPD spied on them solely based on their religion.

01/13/2015

(City controller Alan Butkovitz.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

City Controller To Revisit Entering Mayoral Race After Council President Decides Not To Run

The playing field is a bit clearer now that Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke, with just four months remaining before the May primary, has decided against running for Mayor. But could there be a late entrant?

01/13/2015

A new definition has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary for employees who eat lunch 'al desko.'  (Credit: Steve Tawa)

‘Al Desko’ Added To Oxford Dictionary, But How Familiar Of A Word Is It?

The word centers on workers who toil at their desks, and grab a bite while others go out to lunch.

01/05/2015

(Inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center. File photo by John Ostapkovich.)

Philadelphia Hotel Rates and Occupancy Levels Surging Upward

Preliminary numbers for 2014 show the center city occupancy rate was at 76 percent.

01/02/2015

(Capt. John Wilczynski describes efforts to locate a hit-and-run driver in a December 23rd accident in Northeast Philadelphia.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Phila. Police Hoping For Break In Fatal Holmesburg Hit-Run Case

Capt. John Wilcynski of AID said the vehicle shouldn’t be hard to recognize: “Left side front-end damage; headlight and left turn signal clearly were left behind.”

12/31/2014

(Jenné Ayers announces her candidacy for a Philadelphia City Council at-large seat.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Daughter of Retired Philadelphia Fire Chief Announces Run For City Council

Jenné Ayers wants to become the youngest person ever to serve on Philadelphia City Council, announcing her candidacy for a Council at-large seat.

12/30/2014

(John Niewinski III and his son, John IV, in front of Fralinger's clubhouse.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Tradition Merging With New Aspects for 2015 Mummers’ Parade

As clubs look for the next generation of mummers, some modifications are being made to the annual New Year’s Day parade to serve a number of needs.

12/29/2014

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Pa. Liquor Control Board Adjusts Beer Delivery Policy

While no new law was written to allow for beer delivery, the PLCB is clarifying existing regulations for its previously established ‘transporter-for-hire’ license.

12/24/2014

(Class valedictorian Joy Stevenson, at lectern, speaks to her graduation ceremony.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Cathedral Kitchen, in Camden, Releases a New Crop of Culinary Graduates

Cathedral Kitchen helps low-income people who are at risk due to a lack of marketable job skills.

12/19/2014

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