Steve Tawa

PHS Chief of Shows Sam Lemheney & Cynthia MacLeod, Superintendent of Independence National Historical Park cut birthday cake for the Park Service. 
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Theme Of Next Year’s Flower Show Revealed

The Philadelphia Horticultural Society pays tribute to the National Park Service, as it plants the seeds for next year’s Flower Show at the Convention Center in March.

08/25/2015

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Philadelphia Man Ordered Held For Trial In Murder Of Man Found In Suitcase

A judge has ordered a man held for trial for allegedly killing a man, stuffing his body in a suitcase and dumping the luggage in the weeds near Philadelphia International Airport.

08/11/2015

(Mayor Nutter meets with Pope Francis during a March 2014 trip to Rome with Gov. Corbett and Archbishop Chaput. Credit: CBS3)

Some Philadelphia Residents Griping About Inconvenience Of Pope Visit

The Pope’s upcoming visit to Philadelphia is the most talked about event around town, but in some circles, griping is beginning to seep into the conversation.

08/10/2015

Artist rendering of "Bridge." (credit: GLUCK / Volley Studio)

New High-End Apartment Complex Is “Bridge” Between Old City And Waterfront

A new apartment building at the foot of Race Street – called “Bridge” – is designed to provide a link between the Old City District and Philadelphia’s waterfront.

08/05/2015

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Man Found Guilty In Murder Of Man Responding To Craigslist Ad In West Oak Lane

A Montgomery County man has been convicted of murder in the shooting death of a New Jersey man who was answering an ad for an ATV on the social media site Craigslist.

08/04/2015

Thomas Coffee mug shot

Defendant’s Alibi Witness Admits She Didn’t Leave Work Until After Alleged Craigslist Murder Occurred

Four days of testimony in the Craigslist murder trial in Philadelphia wrapped up with the defendant’s sister providing an alibi, as the bickering picked up between opposing lawyers.

07/31/2015

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Jury Hears Murder Trial In Death Of Man Who Responded To Craigslist Ad In West Oak Lane

A Philadelphia Jury is hearing the murder trial of a Willow Grove man in connection with a series of crimes that allegedly used Craigslist as bait.

07/28/2015

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Police On The Hunt For Driver In Deadly Hit-Run Crash In Juniata Park

Philadelphia Police are on the trail of a driver involved in a deadly hit and run crash Sunday night in the Juniata Park section of the city.

07/27/2015

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Initiative Uses Arts As Foundation For Promoting Pride In Chester

A demonstration was presented this past week in Council Chambers at Chester City Hall.

07/26/2015

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Pa. Supreme Court Sides With City Over Giving, Retracting Promotions In Philadelphia Fire Department

This long running dispute broke out more than two years ago, when Firefighters Local 22 pressed in court to compel the Nutter administration to fill open captain and lieutenant vacancies.

07/21/2015

(St. Laurentius Catholic Church, on East Berks Street in Fishtown.  2014 photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. Historical Commission Gives Historic Designation To Vacant Fishtown Church Building

St. Laurentius Church, which was slated to be demolished, has won a reprieve from the city’s Historical Commission by receiving a historical designation.

07/10/2015

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Bill Cosby’s First Accuser Seeks To Have Secret Records Opened

The former Temple University staffer says Cosby and his PR staff have been ignoring her confidentiality agreement in order to spin the story his way.

07/09/2015

At the offices of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Philadelphia, US Sen. Pat Toomey, fourth from left, leads a roundtable discussion on child sex abuse.  Photo by Steve Tawa

Sen. Toomey Presses For Stricter Background Checks on School Employees

Today, Toomey held a round table discussion in center city Philadelphia on the topic of sexual abuse of children and how to prevent it.

07/07/2015

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Some Philadelphia Institutions Forced To Close During Papal Visit

Museum Row in Philadelphia will see tons of foot traffic during the Pope’s visit at the end of September, so much so, that some of the institutions will be compelled to close, that weekend.

07/06/2015

(Deputy mayor Everett Gillison speaks with reporters outside the Independence Visitors Center as the city's "Welcome America" festivities were getting underway.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Mayor Nutter’s Chief of Staff Promises Adequate Security In Place for Holiday Weekend

Everett Gillison, the city’s deputy mayor for public safety, had assurances for both local residents and visitors.

07/03/2015

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