The money comes from a $5 billion fund dedicated to emergency housing assistance in the American Rescue Plan.
A majority of the 23 buildings are made up of middle schools, where third through fifth graders will resume in-person learning on April 26 for two days per week and digital learning for three days per week.
The Daily Pennsylvanian spoke to four local food truck owners about their experiences in navigating the pandemic.
Sanitation workers, utility workers, postal delivery workers, and maintenance and janitorial staff are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
The protest, called #PhillySchoolsDeserve: A March for PILOTs, was co-sponsored by Penn Community for Justice, Drexel Community for Justice, Penn for PILOTs, and other community organizations.
The University will begin vaccinating community members who qualify under Phases 1A and 1B as soon as its first allotment of doses arrives from the city.
The Latinx community comprises 15% of Philadelphia, but as of March 22, only about 12% of those vaccinated are Latinx.
The initiative aims to help employers safely return employees to work, promote the city through local events, coordinate with local transit lines, and provide locals with information about vaccines.
Philadelphia's decision to allow walk-ins at its federally run vaccination site has shown signs of early success in improving the racial equity of vaccine distribution. It has also, however, led to a large number of local, ineligible college students attempting to get vaccinated.
Three in 10 residents of wealthier areas downtown have already received their first dose of the vaccine while in a nearby majority-Black area, the rate is only three in 50 residents.
Penn students joined more than 100 Philadelphians in Chinatown on Wednesday evening to honor the victims of the fatal shootings that targeted Asian Americans in three Atlanta spas on March 16.
The study found an increase in illegal and unenforceable terms in residential leases between 2005 and 2019, and that geography and race affect the terms given to tenants.
What does Philadelphia's vaccine rollout mean for members of the Penn community, and what should they do after receiving the vaccine? The Daily Pennsylvanian has answers to all of those questions and more.
PLTV, a nonpartisan group, is gearing up to get Penn students to run for three of the five positions that are responsible for running local polling places: two inspectors and one judge of election.
Older adults, restaurant employees, and high-risk individuals were among the first group of individuals to receive the vaccine.
Several schools in Pennsylvania have already announced their plans to hold classes in-person this fall and return to normal campus life, while Penn has yet to announce a decision.
Those who support public banking believe it could address issues ranging from racial justice to climate change and the power of big finance.
Restaurants may now have six people per table outdoors and professional sports teams are allowed to have spectators at a limited capacity.
Temple also plans to re-open residence halls, dining halls, academic buildings, and athletic and recreational facilities in the fall.
Starting on Monday, 53 elementary schools in the Philadelphia School District will allow eligible pre-K through second grade students to attend in-person classes twice a week.