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Philadelphia

09/15/11 11:52pm

Penn Park marks eastern frontier

Bounded by the cement and steel of urban traffic ways, Penn Park — which opened to fireworks and celebration on Sept. 15 — marks a historical development in Penn’s eastward expansion.
09/10/11 1:22pm

Philadelphia curfew extended again

Philadelphia Mayor and 1979 Wharton graduate Michael Nutter has extended the weekend curfew once again to discourage violent flash mobs.
09/07/11 11:14pm

Penn Police unfazed by prospect of future flash mobs

A city-wide curfew designed to limit the number of violent flash mobs is likely to end in a few days, but Penn Police aren’t fazed by the prospect of flash mob appearances on campus.
08/30/11 10:09pm

City curfew spares NSO

Incoming freshmen need not worry that the temporary 9 p.m. Philadelphia curfew will interfere with New Student Orientation.
08/29/11 5:08pm

New Philadelphia curfew may impact young Penn students

A newly-enforced curfew in Philadelphia led to the apprehension of dozens of juveniles this past weekend.
08/29/11 4:59pm
Despite fearsome predictions and precautionary measures, Hurricane Irene left the Penn campus relatively undamaged.
08/04/11 2:34am
Passengers took 334 million trips using the service's system of buses, trains and trolleys in the 2011 fiscal year.
07/21/11 5:20am
A bicycle shop will move into the property that has been empty since Strikes Bowling Lounge vacated it last year.
07/21/11 5:08am

School of Social Policy wins $250K grant for culture database

The NEA awarded a $250,000 Our Town grant last week to a group that includes Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice to develop a Creative Assets Mapping Database for Philadelphia.
07/21/11 5:08am

Wharton alums purchase 76ers

A group of investors, led by 1986 Wharton graduate Joshua Harris, will pay approximately $280 million to purchase the Philadelphia 76ers basketball franchise.
07/14/11 5:46am
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter presented Ambassador of Japan Shigeyuki Hiroki with a check for $230,000 from the Philadelphia-Japan Disaster Relief Fund on Friday.
06/16/11 4:18am

Wharton grads may buy 76ers

A group of investors that includes two Wharton graduates may buy 90 percent of the Philadelphia 76ers for $280 million.
06/09/11 5:01am
Night Market Philadelphia, inspired by street markets throughout Asia, will come to University City Thursday night.
06/09/11 2:45am
University City's Asian and Hispanic populations showed drastic growth, while the black population decreased slightly and the white population remained steady.
06/02/11 4:02am
After seven months of delay, due to inspectors' reviews, Clark Park will open with better drainage systems and a new park center.
06/02/11 3:57am
The Penn Alexander School at 4209 Spruce St. is facing potential overcrowding for the first time in its history.
05/25/11 10:47pm
The University Square Farmer’s Market at 36th and Walnut streets, a staple of Penn’s campus life since 2004, is up and running in time for the warmer months.
05/12/11 8:05pm

Fresh Grocer wine machine may soon offer hard liquor

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced last month that they will be running a pilot program to sell hard liquor to some of the current wine kiosks across the state.
04/28/11 1:18am

2015 student addresses racial tension

Coming from a Phila. high school, Duong Nghe Ly has worked to promote racial dialogue and awareness.
04/28/11 1:07am

Retail theft sees slight decrease

While most theft has remained consistent since 2010, petty theft has lessened at many retailers.