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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.


(An assembly at McMichael School spotlights the new Exelon Foundation grant to Drexel University.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Exelon, PECO Donate $500,000 To Enhance STEM Education At 2 West Phila. Schools

The grant to Drexel University will support the development of science, technology, engineering, and math courses at the McMichael School, 36th and Fairmount, and the Powel School, 36th and Powelton.


(A food truck vendor, a Temple official, and a city L&I official testify before Philadelphia City Council.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Temple Univ. Asks City Council To Help Rein In Food Truck Mayhem on Campus

The university is asking Council to create a “Temple Vending District,” ensuring that students have an opportunity to make purchases at the burgeoning food truck scene, but not to the point of choking off pedestrian and vehicular traffic.


Mayor Nutter with racers Robin Carpenter, Jo Hogan and Hugh Carthy (L-R) (credit: Steve Tawa)

Elite Women, Men Get Ready For Philadelphia International Cycling Classic

As cycling enthusiasts and the curious flock to the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic on Sunday, organizers of this year’s race have switched the lineup.


(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Daily Newspapers Inch Closer to Possible Strike

Members of the Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia, representing about 445 workers, have authorized the union’s executive board, by a vote of 263-15, to begin strike preparations.


(The 2014 Philly Cycling Classic.  File photo by KYW's Tim Jimenez)

Bike Race Organizers Switching Things Up This Year

The women’s race will be the featured event on Sunday.


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Philly Bike Share Program Offers $1 Tuesday Deal

On the first Tuesday of every month, through 10 p.m., new riders can walk up to those Indego blue racks, snag a bike, and try it out for $1 for 30-minutes.


(Saint-Gobain North American CEO John Crowe, Mayor Nutter, and Global CEO Pierre-Andre de Chalendar listen to Jerome Kinard describe his career success following his experience at YouthBuild.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Company Announces Grant For Youth Training Program in 4 Cities, Including Philadelphia

Saint-Gobain is providing a $600,000, three-year grant to “YouthBuild,” a program that helps 16-to-24 year olds who are no longer in school earn their high school diplomas or GEDs while learning construction trades.


Doctors Shadi Malaeb & Jane McGowan collaborate on their poster.
(credit: Steve Tawa/KYW Newsradio)

Local Hospital Displays Posters Showcasing Medical Staff And Students Research

The posters were chock-full of topics, including innovative surgical procedures, pediatric device development, behavioral health, food insecurity and other issues facing children in their care.


Long-time leader of IBEW Local 98 John Dougherty. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Local Union Boss Reflects On Widespread Support Of Jim Kenney

One of the prime movers that drove results in the recent Democratic primary in Philadelphia was the leader of the Electricians’ Union, John Dougherty.


(Former Pennsylvania DEP secretary John Hanger, outside IBEW Local 98 headquarters at 17th and Spring Garden Streets, talks about the Wolf administration's commitment to solar energy.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Pa. Official Says Gov. Wolf is Sold on Value of Solar Energy Industry

John Hanger, Gov. Wolf’s secretary of policy and planning, says the Wolf administration’s proposed budget includes $50 million to jumpstart solar energy programs in Pennsylvania.