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Philadelphia

09/24/10 3:07am

PennDesign pitches plan for high-speed trains

Two professors and 10 graduate students visited Joe Biden to present the product of a seminar on high-speed rail systems that might be used for a new train in the northeast United States.
09/23/10 3:45am

Phila. workers could lose jobs if Way to Work program is not extended

Thousands of Philadelphia workers are at risk of losing their jobs if the Way to Work Philadelphia! program, sponsored by federal aid money, is not extended by Sept. 30. A bill in Congress, if passed, would allocate an additional $2.5 billion to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families fund.
09/21/10 12:14am

Blarney Stone temporarily closed

The Blarney Stone was ordered to close on Monday by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. The restaurant will reopen Tuesday at 11 a.m., according to owner Kevin Kearney.
09/14/10 5:05am

Obama to deliver 'Back-to-School Speech' in Philadelphia today

President Barack Obama will speak at 1 p.m. today in Philadelphia for his second annual “Back-to-School Speech.”
09/14/10 4:58am

Students’ return a ‘mixed blessing’

While most businesses are happy to have students back not everyone in West Philadelphia is excited.
09/14/10 12:05am

Pennsylvania alcohol handling fee changes for the first time in 17 years

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced the first changes to its alcohol handling fee in 17 years. Changes are estimated to bring 50-75 million dollars in revenue.
09/13/10 3:09am

Megabus crash kills four passengers, injures grad student

A double-decker Megabus, on its way to Toronto from Philadelphia, slammed into a low clearance railroad bridge on the Onondaga Lane Parkway in Salina, N.Y., around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
09/10/10 4:47am
Students looking to see smart card technology from SEPTA will have to keep paying tokens and single fares at least until next year.
09/08/10 5:23am
Clark Park renovations, originally scheduled to begin in June, began Tuesday.
09/08/10 4:17am

Fresh Grocer is free of health violations

New health code citations continue to pop up across campus, but Fresh Grocer and Bon Appetit Management Company have addressed last semester’s violations.
07/08/10 3:26am
The Independence Day festivities started on June 25 and included a Chinatown Block Party, all you can eat ice cream, various concerts and multiple nights of fireworks.
07/08/10 3:25am
Artists of all skill levels can partake in art-related activities this month — local artist Anthony Campuzano is hosting a month-long “Summer Studio” at the Institute of Contemporary Art.
06/24/10 2:12am

Philly heat advisory issued for June 23

An Excessive Heat Warning for June 23 — the first of the year — was issued and extended through 8:00 p.m. today by Deputy Mayor and Philadelphia Health Commissioner Donald Schwarz.
06/24/10 1:12am
The Fresh Grocer’s Philadelphia Common Pleas Court hearing regarding health code violations uncovered earlier this year was postponed from June 22 to July 2.
06/17/10 2:29am
The annual tradition is organized by Philly Beer Week, Inc and involves over 500 events at more than 100 participating bars and restaurants across the city and surrounding suburbs.
06/17/10 2:10am
On June 10, fifteen vendors located on Baltimore Avenue between 42nd and 50th streets took part in the first of three Baltimore Avenue Dollar Strolls, offering select goods for just a buck.
06/10/10 5:01am
College alumnus Caren Lissner's novel Carrie Pilby is set to be re-released on July 1.
06/10/10 4:46am

Bikers take on Philadelphia Hills

The 26th Annual Manayunk Bike Race was held on June 6. Australian Matt Goss won the international race.
06/03/10 2:31am

International House Philadelphia hits 100

International House Philadelphia kicked off its centennial celebration this Tuesday with hors d’oeuvres, speeches and insight into their plans for the upcoming year.
06/03/10 2:26am
On May 27, singer Chrissie Hynde and a group of protesters organized in front of the McDonald’s on 40th and Walnut Streets to let people know they’re “hatin’ it.”