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Philadelphia

10/30/09 1:37am
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 4:27am

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 3:27am

Philly Fellows follow nontraditional paths

The fellowship program connects recent college graduates with nonprofit jobs in the Philadelphia area.
10/26/09 4:21am

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 2:56am

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.
10/21/09 10:58pm

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 1:39am

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 1:00am

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 4:55am
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 3:43am

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 2:30am

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 2:57am

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 2:05am
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 6:42am

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 1:04am
Parking in Philadelphia will be a little harder to come by today, as local spaces citywide are turned into micro parks.
09/18/09 6:24pm

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.
09/16/09 4:34am

Bikes, cars and pedestrians share the road

Anyone who has almost been run down by a bike on Locust Walk will appreciate the new signs reminding everyone they cannot ride their bicycles on the core of campus from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
09/16/09 2:59am

C-SPAN bus stops at 36th and Walnut

The bus, which stopped at the corner of 36th and Walnut streets for two hours yesterday morning, has been to all 50 states, said C-SPAN spokesman Rodee Schneider. The bus and its crew are part of C-SPAN’s charge to “try to connect with folks across the country,” Schneider said.
09/09/09 10:07pm
It's not every day you go for a run and see 1,000 naked people riding past you on bikes, skateboards and unicycles. But that's exactly what Engineering senior David Loewy saw as he jogged down the Schuylkill River last Sunday.
09/09/09 3:33am

Reporter's Notebook | Queer eye for the Phila. guy

Each year during New Student Orientation, LGBT Center Director Bob Schoenberg leads a group of students in a proseminar that takes the form of a tour of Philadelphia's Gayborhood.