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Philadelphia

11/24/20 8:53pm
In this week's crime log, four thefts from Acme, a bike theft, and a confidential case of sexual offense were reported.
11/23/20 9:43pm
The study relied on a satisfaction survey of renters which included questions about dating and outdoor recreation, and the number of single people in the area.
11/22/20 11:04pm
The complaint alleges that the City of Philadelphia violated the Fifth Amendment by taking private property without compensation. The plaintiffs also allege that the city violated the Fourteenth Amendment by depriving restaurant owners of property without due process.
11/19/20 12:29am
Students and professors are backing Penn for PILOTs' demands that the University pay 40% of what it would owe in property taxes, which is almost four times the amount Penn has pledged to give annually, and continue contributing to the city well beyond the 10-year period.
11/17/20 1:47pm
Penn will contribute $10 million annually over the next decade. The announcement comes as the University faces widespread criticism from both students and faculty for its refusal to make Payments in Lieu of Taxes, known as PILOTs, to the city of Philadelphia.
11/16/20 11:50pm
Philadelphia's new coronavirus restrictions include limits on outdoor gatherings and a complete ban on indoor group gatherings of any size, with city officials encouraging residents to not celebrate Thanksgiving with anyone outside their own household. 
11/13/20 12:56am
The district's plan for hybrid learning will allow students to return to school for two days each week, and will require all adults to complete and pass screening before entering schools and mandate the wearing of masks among students and staff. 
11/10/20 12:31am
Philadelphia Magazine's recent ranking of the most important people in Philadelphia featured Penn President Amy Gutmann, Pennsylvania Health System CEO Kevin Mahoney, along with renowned Penn professors Ezekiel Emanuel and Angela Duckworth and others. 
11/09/20 2:30am
At 10:20 p.m., the police spotted the two armed men without Pennsylvania arms permits. They were detained and later arrested for firearms charges.
11/09/20 2:29am
The pilot program, called Serving a Vulnerable Entity, will partner social service professionals with SEPTA transit police officers to treat individuals who are struggling with poverty, addiction and mental health crises.
11/07/20 10:20pm
Biden's win in Pennsylvania pushed him across the 270-vote threshold to become president-elect Saturday morning. Penn students and thousands of local residents filled the streets to rejoice the long-awaited victory.
11/06/20 12:49am
During the Walter Wallace Jr. protests earlier this week, Philadelphia police officers bashed in the windows of an SUV and beat the female driver and another passenger, and shortly appeared to remove a toddler from the car. An investigation has since been opened into the incident, and reasons for the violence remain unclear.
11/05/20 2:08am
They span across six states and the majority are running for seats in the United States House of Representatives. Nine are incumbents, while seven are running for the first time. 
11/04/20 12:06am
Students participating in the strike cited the cancellation of fall break, Penn’s failure to cancel classes on Election Day, and the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. as causes of students' mental health struggles this semester.
10/31/20 3:22pm
At least 500 protesters, including Penn students, gathered at the corner of Locust and 61st streets on Saturday evening to protest the Philadelphia police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. 
10/30/20 8:06pm
Two Philadelphia police officers shot and killed Wallace Jr., a 27-year-old Black man, at 61st and Locust Streets on Monday, prompting protests near Penn’s campus on Monday night and throughout Tuesday.
10/30/20 4:33pm
The Oct. 23 decision marks a defeat for Trump’s reelection campaign and other Republicans, who challenged Pennsylvania officials alleging that matching signatures on ballots to those on voter rolls were necessary in preventing fraud.
10/26/20 11:52pm
In-person early voting began on Sept. 29 and will conclude on Oct. 27, coinciding with the last day to request a mail-in ballot. 
10/26/20 10:33pm
According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, a bystander-filmed video showed that Wallace Jr. was armed with a knife and appeared further than arm's length away from the officers when they opened fire.
10/25/20 10:24pm
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro responded that photographing or videotaping a citizen privately casting their vote could be illegal voter intimidation.