Steve Tawa

(PHS president Drew Becher, on the floor of the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Despite Weather, Flower Show Will Always Be a Pre-Spring Event, Officials Say

Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, says attendance the first few days of the show is exceeding expectations, so he doesn’t think weather is a factor.

KYW Newsradio 1060–9 hours ago

(Father Andrew McCormick, in file photo provided by Phila. DA)

Man Tells Jurors Philadelphia Priest “Took Away” His Childhood

A sexual assault case against a Philadelphia priest is being replayed after the first one ended in a mistrial, just over a year ago.

02/27/2015

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Jury Hears Opening Statements In Retrial Of Philadelphia Priest

A jury has heard opening statements in a sexual assault case against a Philadelphia priest, nearly a year after another jury was deadlocked after four days of deliberations, and a mistrial was declared.

02/26/2015

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Music Legend Kenny Gamble Shares His “Sound of Philadelphia” Views During Black History Month Event

Kenny Gamble was the keynote speaker at a Black History Month event Wednesday organized by PNC at its operations center on Tinicum Boulevard.

02/25/2015

Cezanne sketches on display at the Barnes Foundation. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Barnes Foundation Discovers Hidden Sketches On Back Of Cezanne Pieces

The newly discovered unfinished pieces – one graphite and one watercolor – reveal Paul Cezanne got a better deal than he thought.

02/23/2015

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Water Companies Scramble As Subfreezing Temperatures Create Subterranean Cracks

Today, a crew from Aqua America, the regional water company that serves the Main Line, was working along Montgomery Avenue in Rosemont, Pa.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/20/2015

(Mayor Michael Nutter speaks with youth violence-prevention specialists at a meeting at Temple University.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Mayor Nutter Calls For Long-Range Strategy To Combat Youth Violence in City

Mayor Nutter today told stakeholders involved in youth violence prevention that they should commit to a long-term effort and not go for short-term fixes.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(Backers of an official Veterans' Day parade for Philadelphia announce their plans in the City Council caucus room of City Hall.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

A Long Oversight Corrected: Philadelphia To Get An Official Veterans’ Day Parade

Noted Philadelphia philanthropist Gerry Lenfest, who once served on US Navy destroyers in the Korean War, says it’s almost hard to believe, in this city of firsts, that we don’t have an official Veterans’ Day parade.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

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Judge Delays Ruling On Scuttling Deal To Sell Revel Casino

A call to kill the deal to sell the bankrupt Revel Atlantic City to a Florida-based businessman remains in limbo after yet another court hearing in Camden. While a judge is expected to rule on Thursday, the developer is once again negotiating with the hotel-casino to salvage the transaction.

02/17/2015

(Manny Morales, left, with well-wishers at Philadelphia Democratic Party headquarters.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Democrats Endorse Manny Morales Over Incumbent Councilwoman in 7th District

Maria Quinones-Sanchez, who has twice won her seat as a councilwoman without the Democratic machine behind her, last year backed candidates for state legislature who were not the party’s endorsed choices.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

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Former Philly Police Commissioner Shares His Thoughts On How Police Will Handle DNC

While we deal with wicked cold temperatures, former Philadelphia Police Commissioner John Timoney spoke with us while putting up with a sand storm, in the Kingdom of Bahrain, where he is consulting these days on police training.

02/14/2015

(Mayor Michael Nutter, surrounded by Democratic Party and convention officials, discusses the 2016 convention.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Nutter, Delighted DNC is Coming To Philadelphia in 2016, Admits Concern Over Costs

Mayor Nutter is among the local leaders behind the charge to host the DNC next year. But he didn’t start out that way.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

(The 2014 race.  File photo by KYW's Tim Jimenez)

City of Philadelphia Changing Production Company For Annual Bicycling Race

Liberty Sports Development, the nonprofit organization formed two years ago to put on the biggest one-day professional cycling race in America, still owes the city hundreds of thousands of dollars.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

(David Fattah, left, and Philadelphia councilman Curtis Jones, right, listen as Ivana Lash talks about the "I Love Philly" Day on Saturday.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Plans a Promotional ‘I Love Philly’ Afternoon, on Valentine’s Day, in Love Park

Ivana Lash, 16, a junior at Parkway Center City High School, says too many people in Philadelphia only see negativity.

02/09/2015

American Bible Society CEO Roy Peterson
(credit: Steve Tawa/KYW Newsradio)

American Bible Society Moving National Headquarters To The City Of Brotherly Love

One of the nation’s first non-profits, about to celebrate its bicentennial next year, will do so by moving from New York City to the historical center of Philadelphia.

02/01/2015

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