West Philadelphia

02/28/17 6:47pm
After nearly a decade of planning and construction, 4050 Haverford will offer all residents, regardless of occupation, units with one to three-bedrooms at significantly discounted rental rates. During the application period, however, priority housing was given to those who could demonstrate that they are actively working as artists in the city.
02/28/17 6:27pm
The A Book a Day project is one part of Penn Libraries’ greater Community Outreach Program, which have expanded recently. Over the past two years, the program established a Community Outreach Librarian, made collaborations with local nonprofits and increased the number of students it serves from 500 to nearly 6,000.
02/21/17 11:35pm
Penn in the 1990s would have been unrecognizable today. Where Penn Bookstore and Fresh Grocer stands now, there were asphalt parking lots.
01/12/17 9:32pm
The former West Philadelphia politician — whose district included Penn's campus — was convicted of a series of racketeering and corruption charges last year.
10/22/14 10:32pm
There is still hope for the development of a 132-unit, mixed-used complex
10/15/14 10:25pm
Ongoing court cases block the demolition of a historic mansion which currently occupies the lot and the zoning compliance of the proposed development
09/24/14 11:16pm

Penn donates used computers to Paul Robeson High School

For a high school with computers that hardly work, even hand-me-downs can be invaluable.
09/23/14 2:33am

PA House passes cigarette bill to fund Philly schools

The PA Senate still has to pass the bill and Governor Tom Corbett would have to sign the bill into law.
09/10/14 9:39am
In 2011, Holly Fetter joined Resource Generation after experiencing a conflicting sense of identity within the national economic system.As the Occupy movement illuminated the disparity between the 1% and the 99%, Fetter, a junior at Stanford University at the time, felt disillusioned by her privilege.
08/22/14 3:57pm

Liquor police cracks down on underage drinking in Phila. as college semesters start

The Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement is cracking down on underage drinking at Philadelphia colleges as the fall semester begins, although it is currently unclear whether the BLCE will patrol near Penn during New Student Orientation.
08/22/14 2:02pm
In order to help children suffering from cancer, SAE is teaming up with the IFC to provide move-in assistance free of charge between Aug. 21 and Aug. 24, requesting that those who use this service donate to the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation
08/20/14 9:06am
Penn Medicine is currently in the planning stages of development on a new hospital tower, which could cost $1.5 billion, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal.
08/19/14 8:57pm

ICYMI: After uncertain summer, Philadelphia schools to open on time

The Daily Pennsylvanian recounts some of the summer headlines regarding the Philadelphia School District this summer.
08/19/14 8:16pm
On the corner of 52nd and Market streets, protestors raised signs in an effort to turn Mike Brown’s shooting into a catalyst for nation-wide change.
07/30/14 9:14pm
Members of the West Philadelphia and Penn community disapprove of Drexel University's plan to turn the garden located near the intersection of 36th and Warren streets into a parking lot.
07/29/14 9:09pm
At approximately 7:52 a.m., Philadelphia Police, the Philadelphia Fire Department and Penn Police responded to a call for a strong odor and steam coming from the Wistar Institute at 3601 Spruce St. , according to the Division of Public Safety. The steam leak resulted in one person being sent to HUP for evaluation.
07/01/14 6:26pm
At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Penn police and Philadelphia Police responded to a water main break near 37th and Chestnut Streets. Chestnut Street was closed between 36th Street and 38th Street for repairs.
06/18/14 7:17pm

Hillary Clinton autographs copy of new book in Philadelphia

Despite speculation of a bid for the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton gave attendees no inclination of her political plans. Buttons emblazoned with slogans like "Hillary 2016" and "Madame President" were spattered throughout the crowd.
06/18/14 6:13pm
Selection criteria include whether the city has facilities capable of staging the event and if there are enough hotels to accommodate the delegates and media. The final decision will be announced later in 2014 or in early 2015.
06/01/14 12:27pm
Meeting attendees were encouraged a sign a petition aimed at President Gutmann requesting that Penn commit $6.6 million annually.