Steve Tawa

(Sugarhouse general manager Wendy Hamilton holds the bolt cutters and trailer seal she cut as casino workers start unloading equipment for the casino's temporary poker room.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Tables Arrive as Sugarhouse Begins Assembling Its Poker Room

Early next month, gamblers who want to try their hand at poker will be able to have a seat inside Philadelphia’s first poker room.

10/17/2014

Paul Strand, "Wall Street, New York," 1915.  Image provided by Phila. Museum of Art)

Phila. Art Museum Shows Decades of Iconic Photos of Paul Strand

Paul Strand is regarded as a towering figure in modern photography. His early work, between 1915 and 1920, is his most celebrated.

10/16/2014

(SNAPSHOTS OF THE FIRST LADY.  Michelle Obama waves as audience members take photos at the recreation center in East Mt. Airy.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Michelle Obama Visits Philadelphia To Energize Electorate For Tom Wolf

The first lady and other Democratic Party officials came to show their support for Tom Wolf in his race for governor of Pennsylvania.

10/15/2014

(File Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Septa, TWU Holding 2 Days of Contract Negotiations

Now that Septa has a tentative agreement with its Regional Rail engineers, talks are resuming with the transit agency’s biggest union, representing bus, subway, and trolley workers.

10/14/2014

(First lady Michelle Obama, at a White House event on October 8th.    Photo by Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

Michelle Obama Visiting Philadelphia on Wednesday For Tom Wolf

She’ll appear Wednesday morning at the Emanuel Recreation Center, 8500 Pickering Avenue, in Mt. Airy.

10/13/2014

(credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

Police: Suspect Wanted In 14 Northeast Philadelphia Robberies

Philadelphia Police are putting out the word about a series of armed robberies in the Northeast, with the same offender hitting a wide range of commercial businesses.

10/10/2014

(credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

“Sounds Of Camden” Exhibition Showcases The Audible Heritage Of The City

Called the ‘Sounds of Camden,’ visitors will be able to check out record players, old-time radios, old-school advertisements, as well as historic RCA Victor recordings.

10/08/2014

The Senior Strut along Boathouse Row. (Credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

Scenic Strut Along Boathouse Row Draws 500 Seniors

PCA hopes the Senior Strut might spur older adults to join or form walking groups, because walking increases blood flow to the heart, lungs and brain that can put you in a good mood and lower stress.

10/08/2014

Mayor Michael Nutter. (File photo by Tony Romeo)

Nutter Says Teachers’ Contract Was Voided Because SRC Was ‘Out of Options’

“This is not the preferred route, but it is where we are,” Nutter said today.

10/07/2014

(SRC chair Bill Green, left, and schools superintendent William Hite at school district headquarters.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

School Reform Commission Imposes New Terms on Philadelphia Teachers

School Reform Commission chair Bill Green said the SRC is exercising its option to unilaterally modify its labor contract with the PFT.

10/06/2014

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

Catholic School on Main Line Packs Thousands of Meals in Mission of Mercy

Sixth through eighth graders at Waldron Mercy Academy converted the school’s gymnasium into an assembly line to package 20,000 meals for the international relief agency “Stop Hunger Now.”

10/03/2014

(An artist's rendering of new construction planned for the 1100 block of Market Street.)

Bold, New Look Unveiled For Philadelphia’s 1100 Block of Market Street

Mayor Nutter says the first phase of the nearly $250-million project, called “East Market,” will transform the entire city block, a four-acre site that fronts on the 1100 block of Market Street: Market to Ludlow, 11th to 12th Streets.

10/02/2014

(Retired USAF colonel Kim Olson, standing at right, is head of "Grace After Fire," an organization dedicated to female military veterans.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Retired USAF Colonel Urges Agencies To See Special Needs of Returning Female Vets

“We women have a really bad habit, ladies, of taking care of everybody else first, and ourselves last,” she said.

10/01/2014

(credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Abington Township Red Light Camera Warning Period Ends Tomorrow; $100 Fines To Be Issued To Violators

Starting tomorrow, Abington Township’s Red Light Camera warning period expires and fines will be issued if you run red lights at three key intersections.

09/30/2014

(Members of painters' union District Council 711 apply a fresh coat of paint to the Battleship New Jersey, berthed on the Camden waterfront.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

For Area Painters’ Union, Battleship-Sized Job is a Labor of Love

District Council 711 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades is donating its services to repaint the historic ship, based in Camden.

09/29/2014

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