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Philadelphia

09/10/14 9:35am
Borrowing books from the school library is a thing of the past for many Philadelphia pubic school students these days?and not for the technological reasons you might be hoping.
09/03/14 6:29pm
West Philadelphia artist and 1977 PennDesign graduate James Dupree is fighting to save his art studio from the city’s seizure of private properties in Mantua.
08/27/14 7:42pm
A 2,000-foot-long boardwalk will run along the eastern shore of the river.
08/26/14 9:23pm

PennPraxis leader to head to Drexel

Drexel University will announce to trustees and senior staff tomorrow that Harris Steinberg, currently executive director of PennPraxis, will head the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, according to an article in Philadelphia Magazine. 
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.
08/20/14 8:22pm

PennDems hopeful for 2016 national convention in Philadelphia

The Democratic National Committee named Philadelphia as a finalist to host the 2016 Democratic convention, where delegates will officially nominate the party's candidate for President.
06/14/14 9:25pm
Obama stepped in at the request of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, ordering a presidential emergency board to help negotiate an agreement between SEPTA and the two unions representing its locomotive engineers and electrical workers.
05/27/14 8:29pm
In addition to its menu of sweet and savory vegan treats, P.S. & Co. offers classes in juicing, mixology, gluten-free baking and a basic series of vegetarian cooking throughout the summer. The summer cocktails mixology workshop will be held on June 12, and a gluten-free baking series will be taught on June 19.
05/15/14 5:07pm

Restaurants, playgrounds proposed for Fairmount Park

On Tuesday, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, along with PennPraxis — the applied research arm of PennDesign — presented recommendations for a new East and West Fairmount Park.
11/21/13 2:32pm
Penn will lease 100,000 square feet of the FMC Tower at the Cira Centre South, a 47-story building on 30th and Walnut streets that will open in 2016.
11/21/13 1:11pm
The Philadelphia Police have arrested the person whom they and Penn Police believe is responsible for a string of robberies on the Center City side of the South and Walnut street bridges.
09/10/13 10:01pm
The Wine & Spirits superstore at 43rd and Chestnut streets opened on Tuesday, giving away free samples to customers.
02/27/13 12:10am
While the Benjamin Franklin Parkway may appear to be nothing more than a congested traffic lane, PennPraxis, the School of Design’s applied research arm, is trying to redefine how Philadelphians view its place in the community.
02/04/13 10:36pm

Phila. pushes to release more city data to citizens

Those seeking information about the City of Brotherly Love are finding their lives much easier as of late.
10/28/12 4:09pm

Hurricane Sandy disrupts travel plans out of Philadelphia

On Sunday afternoon, a line for an Amtrak train out of Philadelphia stretched nearly the length of 30th Street Station, Philadelphia’s central regional rail hub. Screens around the station projected precautionary evacuation procedure plans and exits.
09/16/12 11:53pm
This August, along with reminding me to ignore the liberals and to enjoy Penn State, my family members and neighbors advised me to avoid the “bad parts of town.”
09/06/12 10:15pm
Living in Philadelphia has pushed me further outside of my comfort zone than most of my classes at Penn have.
04/23/12 12:56am

Future Civic Leaders hosts workshop for Philly high schoolers

Undeterred by the rain, Future Civic Leaders, a D.C.-based non-profit aimed at encouraging civic and political engagement in youth, held an all-day workshop on Sunday for Philadelphia high schoolers. Twelve aspiring activists from are high schools spent the day at Hillel discussing problems in their communities, devising action plans and creating petitions.
04/22/12 9:04pm
On Friday, more than 100 middle and elementary school students from the Philadelphia area learned what it is like to spend a day in the life of a college student.
04/17/12 10:28pm
Yesterday morning at Philadelphia’s City Council budget meeting, a hearing was held to convince the city to increase funding for Philadelphia parks by $8 million.