Philadelphia

11/03/09 10:47am

Union strike shuts down SEPTA

The early-morning announcement of a strike by SEPTA's largest union halted service on all subway, trolley and bus lines within Philadelphia.
11/02/09 7:40am

Donohue speech spurs rally for climate change

College sophomore Zachary Bell and a small group of Penn students spoke out against the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s attempts to block climate change legislation this Friday at a rally in Center City.
11/02/09 6:00am

With talks, SEPTA avoids strike

Thanks to intervention by Gov. Rendell, Mayor Nutter and U.S. Rep. Brady, workers did not strike, and reportedly are close to a deal with SEPTA management.
11/02/09 3:29am
Fox invited the Glee Club and Quaker Notes to sing outside Citizens Bank Ballpark before game three of the World Series Saturday night.
10/30/09 5:37am
The Local 234 Transport Workers Union voted last Sunday to strike if an agreement could not be reached with SEPTA by midnight Saturday.
10/29/09 8:27am

SEPTA prepares for possible strike

As SEPTA’s contract negotiations with Transport Workers Union Local 234 continue, the transit agency is preparing for the possibility of a massive strike if an agreement is not reached by the end of the week.
10/27/09 7:27am

Philly Fellows follow nontraditional paths

The fellowship program connects recent college graduates with nonprofit jobs in the Philadelphia area.
10/26/09 8:21am

Protestors rally for Climate Action Day

During International Day of Climate Action last Saturday, 4,800 rallies were held in 181 countries around the world to raise awareness for “350” — legislation that would require our world to reduce the rate of carbon dioxide to that which our environment can actually sustain.
10/26/09 6:56am

SEPTA forms Youth Advisory Council

The Council, a panel of students from area universities and high schools, is to serve as the transit organization’s “primary outreach” to students.
10/22/09 2:58am

Phila. ranked as top city for bicycle commuters

According to the The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2008 American Community Survey, Philadelphia ranked first among the 10 largest American cities for bicycle commuters.
10/13/09 5:39am

Penn gets top rank for outreach

Penn has been ranked as a number one “Best Neighbor” college in the country for its outreach to the West Philadelphia community.
10/12/09 5:00am

Asian-American film festival features screenings, discussions

The International House was abuzz this weekend as the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival kicked off its second year of community-focused cinematic sponsorship.
10/09/09 8:55am
Last night, the Rosenbach Museum hosted a gallery talk and tour about Sendak’s renown picture book, lead by Traveling Exhibitions Coordinator Patrick Rodgers.
10/08/09 7:43am

Campus Apartments to offer flu shots for residents

Campus Apartments, in conjunction with the Visiting Nurse Associations of America, will offer seasonal flu shots to its residents.
10/08/09 6:30am

University seeks to build more bridges with community partnerships

While Penn’s relationship with the West Philadelphia community has been tumultuous in the past, last night a group of community leaders and educators discussed Penn’s recent focus on interacting positively with its neighbor.
10/01/09 6:57am

Phila. will receive $10.9 million to hire 50 police officers

Philadelphia will receive $10.9 million over the next three years to hire 50 police officers as part of a series of grants by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
09/28/09 6:05am
From a live silk screening to a rap about a “master penis,” the Rotunda celebrated its 10th birthday with extravagant performances and art exhibitions.
09/21/09 10:42am

Increase in city taxes will likely not have big impact on spending habits

The City plans to raise taxes in order to close the budget gap and balance the City's finances
09/21/09 5:04am
Parking in Philadelphia will be a little harder to come by today, as local spaces citywide are turned into micro parks.
09/18/09 10:24pm

Parks to bloom in parking spots around city

Parking in Philadelphia will be a little harder to come by today, as local spaces citywide are turned into micro parks.