West Philadelphia

(credit: Todd Quinones)

L&I Deems Building Frozen After Fire ‘Imminently Dangerous,’ Must Be Demolished

L&I commissioner Carlton Williams says that if the owner cannot demolish the building, then the City will do so.

02/17/2015

Fire in West Philadelphia on February 16, 2015. (credit: Jan Carabeo)

West Philadelphia Building Coated In Ice After Fire In Bone-Chilling Temps

The two-alarm fire broke out around 4 a.m. inside a three-story building along the 200 block of South 52nd Street near Locust Street.

02/16/2015

(Martice Sutton, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Martice Sutton, Helping Teen Girls Gain a Global Outlook

Sutton thinks that travel to foreign countries can expand one’s horizons, and she’s helping West Philadelphia teenage girls do just that.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

(credit: Pat Ciarrocchi)

Police: 2-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Trolley In West Philadelphia

Police say a two-year-old boy has died after being struck by a trolley in West Philadelphia Thursday afternoon.

02/12/2015

Law enforcement officials and some community activists hosted a town hall style public meeting on Wednesday night to discuss the persception of, and policies of police in a "Post-Ferguson" world. (credit: Dan Wing/KYW)

Town Hall Meeting Held In West Philadelphia To Discuss Relations Between Police And The Community

Law enforcement officials and some community activists hosted a town hall style public meeting on Wednesday night to discuss the persception of, and policies of police in a “Post-Ferguson” world.

02/11/2015

(Annotated graphic provided by HUP)

Temporary Overhead Walkway Will Be One Step in HUP’s Plan For New Construction at 34th St.

The walkway is needed because HUP plans to demolish an old office building and put up a new hospital tower there.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/10/2015

(Joel Austin, founder of Daddy University.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Joel Austin

Austin started “Daddy University” in 2004, helping fathers in the African-American community do a better job for their kids.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/09/2015

Philadelphia Police found three brothers who their father says went missing on Friday. (credit: Philadelphia Police)

Police Say Three Missing Brothers From West Philadelphia Found Safe

Police have announced that all three brothers were found safe on Saturday.

01/17/2015

(credit: CBS3)

Police: 14-Year-Old Boy Stabbed In West Philadelphia Dies

It happened around 3:30 p.m. Friday near 46th and Market Streets.

01/16/2015

(The final structural components are lifted into place at 3737 Chestnut Street.  The adjacent Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral is just north, on 38th Street.  Photo by John McDevitt)

New West Phila. Apartment Building Gets ‘Topped Off'; August Completion Expected

The project, at 3737 Chestnut Street, will include a 25-story residential tower with 276 rental apartments and retail space on the ground floor.

01/14/2015

(Al Dandridge, visiting the KYW Newsradio studios for an interview.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

New Head of Phila. Bar Association Stresses Importance of Public Service

“We’re good at serving on boards and at doing pro bono work,” says Al Dandridge, “but maybe not so much at rolling up our sleeves and actually getting down and helping people in our community.”

01/02/2015

"Cops Live Don't Matter" spray-painted on a fence in West Philly. (credit: Matt Rivers)

‘Cop Lives Don’t Matter’ Spray-Painted On Fence In West Philly

Police are searching for the vandals responsible for spray-painting anti-police graffiti in West Philadelphia.

12/19/2014

(Credit: CBS3)

Suspicious Fire Under Investigation In West Philadelphia

Officials are investigating a suspicious fire that damaged a West Philadelphia home overnight.

12/17/2014

(credit: CBS3)

Police Investigate Cases Of Violent Attacks Against Women In West Philadelphia

Philadelphia Police and the University of Pennsylvania Campus Police are investigating cases of violent attacks against women that were reported within days of each other.

12/11/2014

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