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Philadelphia

04/22/10 3:29am
Philadelphia, a leader in programs for the homeless, spends $50 million in federal funding a year on shelter and rehousing programs, but homelessness remains widespread.
04/21/10 4:05am
As internet bookshelves grow, booksellers that remain standing — including giants Barnes and Noble and recently rescued Borders — find terra firma difficult to navigate.
04/19/10 4:10am

West Philadelphia High faces large changes

Located just a few blocks from campus at 47th and Walnut streets, West Philadelphia High School is causing heated debate in the community.
04/15/10 3:23am

Spruce Street to close Thursday

Portions of Spruce Street between 32nd and 40th streets will be closed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday, according to a Division of Public Safety traffic advisory e-mail.
04/14/10 8:12pm

Woman hit by bus in stable condition

A 28-year-old female was struck by a SEPTA Route 40 westbound bus at 40th and Spruce streets at about 3:45 p.m.
04/14/10 4:01am

Spruce Street westbound lane to close Wednesday

Spruce Street between 34th and 36th streets will be closed to westbound traffic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to a Division of Public Safety traffic advisory e-mail.
04/14/10 3:11am
Tuesday night, the stars at the Palestra were not Zack Rosen and the Penn men’s basketball team but Jordan Burney and his teammates from the Southwest Police Athletic League Center.
04/13/10 4:51am
Starting June 4, a new farmers’ market will set up shop outside the Radian, at 3925 Walnut St. Local vendors will sell an assortment of fruits, vegetables, sustainably grown meats and freshly baked goods every Friday from noon to 2 p.m. through the end of July.
04/12/10 2:19am
Find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real at an open casting call for the 25th season of 'The Real World' right in Philadelphia.
04/09/10 2:39am

Center City mural will feature Penn Nursing

Nationally renowned muralist Meg Saligman’s latest project, “The Evolving Face of Nursing,” will provide a glimpse into the future of the profession, using innovative techniques to showcase how nursing has evolved.
04/05/10 10:10pm
Bobby’s Burger Palace may officially open tomorrow at noon, but the vibrant colors of the restaurant and Bobby Flay’s presence among patrons have already drawn a crowd today.
04/02/10 4:44am

Professors create revolutionary database

The city government has created a new unit called the Policy and Analysis Center to mediate relationships between city executives, a broad population of welfare researchers and members of the community.
03/31/10 12:53am
Transgender SEPTA riders and their supporters staged a drag show Tuesday afternoon in Suburban Station to protest the gender markers on SEPTA’s weekly and monthly TransPasses.
03/30/10 4:49am
Several restaurants downtown and in University City are offering fully prepared Seder meals this year, but many students find going home or staying on campus to be preferable.
03/29/10 5:09am

Health code violations near campus

Along with Fresh Grocer, there are a number of food establishments near campus currently listed as out of compliance with Philadelphia health code.
03/25/10 4:43am
The Division of Public Safety warned Wednesday that a “large gathering of juveniles” may convene in the afternoon near 40th and Market streets, but no such incident occurred as of 8:30 p.m.
03/25/10 2:40am

GSE mentors Phila. Teach for America participants

The TFA corps members have a choice to get a master’s degree in addition to basic certification, as well as take classes at Penn's Graduate School of Education.
03/24/10 3:46am

Phila. receives millions for health programs

Obesity and smoking rates in Philadelphia are among the highest in the nation, but $25.4 million in federal stimulus grants and an aggressive public health campaign aim to change that statistic.
03/24/10 2:52am
In the company’s December survey, infrequent users expressed that the $15 monthly fee for the company’s “Philadelphia Plan” was too high considering those drivers’ minimal usage.
03/19/10 7:17pm

Starr to open 'El Rey' restaurant in April

Stephen Starr, who owns Pod on Penn's campus, has 13 other restaurants in the city. He is known for unique decor and distinct menu themes.