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US Labor Dept. Presses Gas Stations in N.J. To Pay Employees Overtime As Required

According to the feds, more than 1,000 attendants at both major branded gas stations and independents were due a total of $5.5 million in overtime that was not paid.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

(SRC chair Marjorie Neff, center, chats with schools superitendent William Hite, right, during an SRC session on Thursday morning.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District ‘Lump Sum’ Budget Getting OK’d Despite Funding Holes

Right now, the district’s $2.9-billion preliminary budget for next year is short, according to CFO Matt Stanski.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Naje Taylor, center, is one of the young people who were once in foster care.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Philadelphia Coffee Shop With a Mission: Helping Former Foster Kids Bloom as Adults

The Monkey and The Elephant, at 29th Street and Girard Avenue, employs young people who are aging out of the foster care system.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

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Police in Delco and Philadelphia Swoop Down on Alleged Bank Fraud Gang

Marple Township police say the operation is known all over the East Coast as the “Felony Lane Gang.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Despite the showery weather, the Franklin Square carousel was ready to go.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Franklin Square Opens Its Visitor Amenities for 2015 Season

One of the busiest play parks in Philadelphia is back for its ninth season since a major renovation.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

Artist rendering of proposed globe at 12th and Arch. (photo provided)

Two Large, 3D Electronic Billboards Approved For Tourist Sections of Center City Phila.

City Council overwhelming approved the installation of two electronic advertising structures, dubbed “Urban Experiential Displays,” ranging in height from 30 to 50 feet.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

The Atlantic City boardwalk. (Credit: Ashley Wolf)

Moody’s Fears Atlantic City Default After State Report

Wall Street is less than thrilled about what it has heard from emergency managers appointed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to help turn around Atlantic City’s finances.

03/26/2015

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Five Penn Students Win $150,000 Each For Their Community Service Projects

The University of Pennsylvania has chosen five students for its inaugural “President’s Engagement Prize,” created for students who have a plan to make the world a better place.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

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New Ford System Reads Road Signs, Helping Driver Avoid Speed Traps

A new car offers relief from speeding tickets by paying attention to speed limit signs when the driver might not be.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

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Millions in Philadelphia Dog License Fees Going Uncollected, City Controller Says

If you own a dog in Philadelphia, it is required that you pay $16 a year for a license. But not everyone is complying.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(HARD AT WORK.     Jay Lloyd, scouting for bargains at a beach bar in the British Virgin Islands.  Photo by Richard Maloney)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Springtime Bargain Shopping

(Jay Lloyd is hard at work here, scouting for bargains in Cuban cigars and rum from the British Virgin Islands.)

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Allen Cheng, owner of Nine Ting.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Nine Ting, Joe’s, and an Eagles Food Event

This week on “What’s Cooking,” Hadas Kuznits reports on a new Korean BBQ restaurant in Chinatown, a new cheesesteak shop in Fishtown, and a food truck festival coming to Lincoln Financial Field.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Sunday, August 31, 2014 was the last day for gambling at the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.   File photo by David Madden/ KYW)

Stockton University Finds Itself Hamstrung By Trump Casino in Attempt to Convert Showboat

Officials at Stockton say they knew about the longstanding covenant between Trump Entertainment and the Showboat, but were assured it wouldn’t be a problem.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

(New Jersey activists join counterparts from Philadelphia for a demonstration demanding mandatory sick leave for low-wage workers.  They gathered outside the Union League, in Philadelphia, where New Jersey governor Chris Christie was to take part in a PAC-sponsored fundraiser.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Activists Dog Philadelphia Fundraiser For Gov. Christie, Pushing For Mandatory Sick Leave Laws

“(Christie)’s been clear about his opposition. He’s been saying it all around the state, at events as he travels,” noted Dena Mottola Jaborska, from New Jersey Citizen Action.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

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Philadelphia BBQ Restaurant Hosts Fundraiser For Slain Officer’s Family

Sweet Lucy’s Barbecue, in Northeast Philadelphia, will be donating fifty-percent of its sales on Wednesday to the family of Officer Robert Wilson III.

03/25/2015

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KYW Newsradio’s Old Neighbors, New Neighbors

After forty-two years on Independence Mall, KYW Newsradio moves to new studios and newsroom at the CBS Broadcast Center, 16th and Spring Garden Streets!

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