Steve Tawa

(John Cochie poses for a photo near one of the Philadelphia Gayborhood's rainbow-striped crosswalks on the day the US Supreme Court upheld same-sex marriages.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

In Philadelphia’s Gayborhood, Elation Over US Supreme Court Ruling

Today, following the US Supreme Court decision overturning state bans on same-sex marriages, the sense of a watershed moment in US history was palpable.


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Proposed Bill In Pa. Would Allow Customers To Have Wine Shipped To Their Doorstep

Under current law in the Commonwealth, out-of-state retailers have only been allowed to send wine to Liquor Control Board stores for consumers to pick up.


(Flanked by members of Virtua's EMS staff, Virtua CEO Richard Miller speaks with reporters in the New Jersey Senate GOP caucus room.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

South Jersey Health Care Companies Fume About Cooper’s EMS Takeover Attempt

Competing South Jersey health systems say a political powerbroker is strongarming legislators because he wants Cooper University Hospital, whose board he chairs, to get exclusive control of all emergency medical services in Camden.


(Sean McKnight and Kevin Robinson.  Photos from Phila. PD)

2 Former Phila. Cops Will Stand Trial in Beating of Suspect Caught on Video

The incident happened in May 2013, while the officers were pursuing the man, who was later cleared of all charges.


Anthony “Tony” Fulwood (Credit: Mount Ephraim Baptist Church

Philadelphia Political Figures Remember Former Bodyguard, Driver Who Died

Anthony “Tony” Fulwood will be laid to rest this week.


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More Drug Convictions Tossed Amid Ongoing Questions About Phila. Narcotics Squad

A Philadelphia judge has reversed dozens of additional drug convictions tied to a onetime elite squad of police narcotics officers whose members were recently acquitted of federal corruption charges.


Pablo Batista. (Photo by Bruce Turner)

Local Pew Center Grants Fund Public Space Projects, Artists, Filmmakers And Musicians

More than 30 artists, projects and cultural organizations are receiving 2015 grants from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.


(The former headquarters of the "Cradle of Liberty Council" of the Boy Scouts of America, at 22nd and Winter Streets in Philadelphia.  File photo)

Philadelphia Council Bypasses National Boy Scouts With Acceptance of Gay Leaders

Local Boy Scout leaders in the Philadelphia region are adopting a membership and employment policy that opposes discrimination based on sexual orientation.


(New US citizens are sworn in at the National Museum of American Jewish History.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

In Philadelphia, US Citizens Sworn In on World Refugee Day

Abbas Khalaf, a native of Iraq, had a dramatic journey to resettle in the United States, finding his way to Northampton, Pa.


(Some parents came equipped with a fan for graduation ceremonies in the non-air-conditioned auditorium at Masterman School.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Phila. Schools Dismiss Early Again Due To Heat; Some Persevere For Graduations

The nine city public schools with graduation ceremonies planned for today had the option of remaining open past noon for the ceremonies.


The Pennsylvania Convention Center  (File photo by Randall E. Scott)

Huge Biotechnology Convention Opens in Philadelphia

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (“BIO”) is attracting 15,000 attendees who from 47 states and 60 countries.


John McNeil at CTCA training program.
(credit: Steve Tawa/KYW Newsradio)

Church Leaders Attend Training Program To Start Cancer Care Ministries In Their Congregations

CTCA Spiritual Outreach Coordinator Aking Beverly says they give church leaders “ministry of presence” insights to provide some measure of comfort.


(Auctioneer Lamar Fisher acknowledges a bid during the sale of hundreds of properties by the City of Philadelphia at 1234 Market Street.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Auctions Off Hundreds of Seized Tax-Delinquent Properties

Officials say it’s the most efficient method of generating the highest number of potential bidders and the most revenue.


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Bird Flu Outbreak Forces Egg Industry To Scramble

The recent bird flu outbreak in the midwest is affecting the nation’s poultry industry and egg prices.


PFT president Jerry Jordan addresses reporters during briefing at PFT headquarters in Center City. (credit: Steve Tawa)

PFT Objects To Outsourcing Substitute Teachers, School Nurses

The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers is griping about what is says are the School District’s plans to privatize school employees – substitute teachers and nurses.