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Philadelphia

03/26/16 3:54pm
The Division of Public Safety issued an alert at 7:26 p.m. and were able to declare the area "all-clear" six minutes later.
03/24/16 2:15am
Pennsylvania could potentially become the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana, thanks to the passage of Senate Bill 3 in the state House of Representatives this month.
03/24/16 1:09am
On March 3, Mayor Kenney introduced a soda tax, which is the third proposal Philadelphia has seen.
03/23/16 1:50am
Beginning on Wednesday morning, all University students will automatically receive UPennAlerts in the summer months.
03/23/16 1:40am
Philadelphia is demanding implementation of universal preschool to every 3- and 4-year old, regardless of their need or neighborhood.
03/23/16 1:30am
Around 9:15 p.m. on Monday, a male student alerted Penn Police to an attempted theft outside of Harnwell College House.
03/17/16 11:07pm
Despite recent warm weather, DP weather writer Elyas Tecle reminds us that it is technically still winter and Mother Nature may be prepared to prove that to us come later this weekend.
03/17/16 2:18am
Mayor Jim Kenney plans to ask city lawmakers for funding to provide 800 additional body cameras to city police officers.
03/16/16 2:06am
This massive expansion will be called Schuylkill Yards and plans to be a market-oriented district that also holds goals of equity and inclusion within the West Philadelphia community.
03/14/16 1:35am
The new initiative, called the Penn Futures Project, actually consists of three specific initiatives, combining the efforts of the School of Nursing, the Graduate School of Education and the School of Social Policy & Practice.
03/04/16 6:00am
The debate over what contributions Penn owes to Philadelphia took a turn this month as Penn released its annual economic impact report detailing a $14 billion contribution to the state in 2015.
03/03/16 5:56pm
Charter schools are not subject to district-imposed enrollment caps, per a statewide code, but the SRC had been ignoring this rule since the body's inception in 2001.
03/03/16 12:53am
Cayuga Elementary principal Evelyn Cortez and Cayuga teacher Jennifer Hughes were the first to be convicted in the test-cheating scandal that rocked Philadelphia and led to the arrest of eight educators.
02/29/16 11:44pm
Yesterday the Philadelphia Department of Public Health reported that the first case of Zika virus was diagnosed in a Philadelphia resident.
02/29/16 11:42pm
The Science Center is working with Wexford Science and Technology to expand into a full-blown community that will go by the name uCity Square.
02/29/16 11:41pm
The new Healthy Food Truck Certification Program allows Philadelphia food trucks to apply for certification to show that they are providing nutritious options to their customers. 
02/29/16 12:32am
Led by a neon orange Jeep blasting “Burn, Baby, Burn," the approximately 1,000-person crowd effectively stopped traffic in parts of Center City.
02/27/16 6:00am
The project will cost $7.2 million and renovate a vacant lot at 4050 Haverford Avenue.
02/25/16 2:25am
The Financial Literacy Community Project, which is run out of the Wharton School, recruits Penn students to teach West Philadelphia high schoolers about fiscal responsibility and personal finance.
02/25/16 1:02am
The news of the school building's revitalization was not initially welcomed.