Pennsylvania has the fourth-highest overdose death rate in the nation, and Philadelphia officials estimated drug overdose deaths reached 1,200 last year.
Close to 240 cities submitted proposals in October last year applying to be the location of Amazon’s second headquarters. Philadelphia has now been selected as one of the top 20 finalists.
Close to 20 percent of Philadelphians faced food insecurity between 2014-16, even as food insecurity decreased nationally during this time period as the economy improved.
More than 180 residents have signed a contract with Solarize Philly to install solar panels on their houses.
At least 26 bicyclists have died on Philadelphia streets since 2010.
Since receiving the 2017 President's Engagement Prize, Henderson and McCurry have been applying their knowledge of health care case management as they work with with the nonprofit Bethesda Project.
University City was founded in 1997 as the result of a partnership between major institutions in the area, including Penn, Drexel, University of the Sciences, who wanted to make the area more attractive to developers and businesses.
According to the Division of Public Safety, the student surrendered his bag and the two suspects fled east on Walnut Street.
The park will be part of the $3.5 billion Schuylkill Yards project, which will encompass the area between 30th Street Station and Drexel University.
This is not the first time PennDesign has taken steps to reinvigorate Philadelphia’s urban landscape.
Krasner, who has no prior experience as a prosecutor, beat Republican Beth Grossman, a former Democrat and assistant district attorney.
Rizzo served as police commissioner during the 1960s and as mayor from 1972 to 1980. He had notoriously tense relationships with the Philadelphia's black and LGBTQ communities during his tenure as a top city official.
Already popular in New York City, the sidewalk kiosks or “Links” have USB ports and provide Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the city.
"Amazon isn’t just 50,000 jobs and an office complex over the tracks. It’s 50,000 jobs and an office complex over the tracks controlled by a single negotiator."
The company has promised more than $5 billion in investments and 50,000 jobs for the city that wins the bid for its second headquarters.
Seth Williams, who resigned from his post in June after pleading guilty to charges of bribery, extortion and fraud, was given the maximum prison sentence.
The protests spanned two days during the weekend of Saturday, Oct. 21 and was organized by Philly for REAL Justice, a grassroots organization protesting "the system of white supremacy."
Amber Hikes, a 2008 graduate of the School of Social Policy & Practice, said her experience as a social worker is rooted in her education in University City.
Research from consulting firm McKinsey found that physical jobs, such as operating machinery or preparing fast food, could be at risk because of advanced automation.
The survey was based on overall quality of food, curb appeal, cleanliness, and value for money spent.