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Steve Tawa

(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

(Ribbon cutting is held for the Blackstone Launchpad at Temple.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Official Grand Opening Held For New Entrepreneurship Lab at Temple University

It’s called the Blackstone Launchpad at Temple, and its purpose is to develop flexible, entrepreneurial mindsets that lead to business ventures generating revenue, jobs, and career paths.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/30/2015

(Members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly and local activists observe as Gov. Wolf signs an executive order in Benjamin Rush State Park, in Northeast Philadelphia.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Gov. Wolf Quickly Reinstates Moratorium on Oil and Gas Drilling in State Parks

“These state lands are intended to be refuges, places where people can go to enjoy natural beauty,” the governor said today, signing the measure in 275-acre Benjamin Rush State Park, in Northeast Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

(File photo by Joe Raedle/ Getty Images)

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

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