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04/20/11 4:28am

Phila. campaigns for sexual health

The "Take Control Philly" program, which coincides with National STD Awareness Month, provides free condoms to youth to promote safety.
04/14/11 2:47am

Gosnell abortion case advances

West Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, charged with the death of seven babies and a woman, has his next court proceeding set for June 21.
04/13/11 4:09am
Multiple groups have brought farms to areas of Philadelphia to provide widespread access to fresh food, including a recently established farm by Marathon Restaurants.
04/06/11 2:30am

Panel examines Phila. homelessness, HIV

A panel of professors and activists raised awareness Tuesday about the dire situation of the homeless in Philadelphia, especially those living with HIV/AIDS.
04/05/11 4:20am

*BYOs banned by new Philadelphia laws

Citing widespread concerns of reckless behavior, the Philadelphia City Council voted on Monday to pass an ordinance that would outlaw all BYOB restaurants in Philadelphia.
04/01/11 4:10am
This spring, Penn faculty and staff members will help 300 trees find new homes in Philadelphia, helping advance Mayor Michael Nutter’s goal to plant 300,000 new trees in the city by 2015.
04/01/11 3:24am

Students, professors 'shout out' to defend social work

Students and faculty from the School of Social Policy and Practice and social work schools in the area crowded 30th Street Station Thursday morning as part of the first ever “Shout Out for Social Work.”
03/31/11 3:18am

Philadelphia sees population jump

For the first time in many years, Philadelphia has seen a population increase, according to recently released statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau.
03/24/11 5:21am

A Latin boost for Philadelphia

According to the 2010 Census report released this month, the Latino population is the state's fastest-growing minority, rising 45.5 percent in Philadelphia since 2000.
03/22/11 4:13am
Manakeesh — named after the flatbread Lebanese sandwich — has taken residents with its foreign creations, which center on 19 vegetarian and halal meat manakeesh varieties.
03/17/11 6:31am
A small community of School of Social Policy and Practice students raised their voices Wednesday evening in support of a larger community — the underprivileged women of Philadelphia who have been affected by the recent funding cuts to women’s healthcare.
03/17/11 6:00am
As the author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian — this year’s “One Book, One Philadelphia” selection — Sherman Alexie’s talk was the capstone event for the 2011 program, a joint project between the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Office of the Mayor.
03/03/11 5:59am
A new mural arts tour in Philadelphia offers residents four ways to enjoy art — but it offers Penn students a fifth: Urban Studies professor Jane Golden's class, “Big Pictures: Mural Art.”
03/03/11 4:14am

Death penalty sought for West Phila. abortion doctor

Prosecutors will seek death by lethal injection pending evaluation of evidence for abortions that took place at Kermit Gosnell’s clinic, located just one block north of the Penn Patrol Zone.
02/28/11 3:46am
The McDonald’s on the northeast corner of 40th and Walnut is one of the few things that hasn’t moved or left over the past few decades, but Penn officials would like to change that.
02/18/11 3:23am
The fire, which broke out at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, was the second in two days in the area and resulted in two hospitalizations.
02/17/11 1:11am

New study quantifies value of Phila. religious institutions

A study by Associate Dean for Research at the School of Social Policy and Practice Ram Cnaan sought to measure the economic value — or “halo effect” — of 12 religious congregations in Philadelphia.
02/16/11 8:58pm

No students hurt in West Phila. fire

A fire around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in a transitional living home at 45th and Spruce streets resulted in evacuations and two hospitalizations.
02/10/11 4:33am
Kermit Gosnell, a West Philadelphia abortion doctor charged with the murder of one woman and seven babies, faces a possible death penalty if convicted.
02/09/11 3:23am
Vice President Joe Biden said the plan is necessary to remain competitive with countries that already have highly developed cross-country transportation systems.