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10/26/10 5:54am
Targeting the Mexican community of South Philadelphia, Puentes de Salud — Spanish for “Bridges of Health” — provides low-cost health care to those not covered by American insurance.
10/26/10 5:13am
Every Saturday morning Dubois residents meet up with local middle and high-school students at Ase Academy, a program that offers academic tutoring, mentorship and leadership training.
10/26/10 4:09am

Cash, convenience can dictate dining

At University City High School, a group of students is learning about the values of eating organic through the Urban Nutrition Initiative, a program that teaches students how to grow organic foods and emphasizes the benefits of healthy eating.
10/21/10 3:19am
This week, students weary of typical blockbuster offerings have an antidote to box-office boredom close to campus. With Penn sponsoring the festival, about 40% of screenings are in U. City.
10/20/10 1:13am

New eateries near campus aim for West Philadelphia interest

Three new restaurants add to the budding upscale dining scene in University City, to fit in with the wants and needs of the area's residents.
10/18/10 5:52am

South Street Bridge to open Nov. 6

After nearly two years of construction, a major passage between West Philadelphia and Center City will reopen when the new South Street Bridge is complete.
10/14/10 3:30am
The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll on Thursday night will feature $1 specials from 14 merchants on Baltimore Avenue between 42nd and 50th streets.
10/14/10 1:10am

UCD design competition promotes sustainability

University City District is partnering with Penn for the 40th Street Sustainability Smackdown, a competition for teams of students to submit ecologically sustainable designs for retailers in University City.
10/07/10 3:10am

New mural recognizes Penn nurses

On Wednesday evening, the Mural Arts Project unveiled “The Evolving Face of Nursing” — a 6,500 square-foot mural of nurses with an LED lighting system.
10/05/10 3:56am

Map shows race division in Philadelphia

While the Civil Rights Act abolished segregation 46 years ago, a new map of Philadelphia serves as a reminder that racial separation still exists around the city, even near Penn’s campus.
10/05/10 3:43am
When the DP checked out SEPTA's hub for operations and safety, the room was alive with activity as authorities responded to Friday's massive rainstorms.
10/05/10 1:58am

Local entreprenuer aims to attract students to West Phila. businesses

Andrew Toy, Director of the Retail Resource Network at The Enterprise Center, provides local minority entrepreneurs with advice on marketing — an expense which he said many do not consider when planning their businesses.
10/01/10 6:20am
Tucker Max lived up to the title of his newest book, Assholes Finish First, at his Philadelphia book signing Thursday.
10/01/10 5:00am
Although fans of the clothing store American Apparel have been concerned about store closings, the retailer is here to stay on Penn’s campus — at least for now.
09/30/10 6:44am

Local businesses still feel recession

A report from the National Bureau of Economic Research said that the recession ended in June 2009, but many local businesses are still experiencing its effects.
09/28/10 5:25am

New Science Center building to be complete by 2012

Construction on a new University City Science Center building, at 38th and Market streets, is slated to begin by the end of the year and be completed by May 2012, according to Science Center spokeswoman Jeanne Mell.
09/27/10 5:45am
For Penn alumnus Peter Gaffney, balancing teaching with the co-direction of his vaudeville burlesque theater isn’t hard — except for when students come to shows featuring his strip act.
09/27/10 2:20am

SEPTA blue line secures passengers with new cameras

As an extension of its "Smart Station" campaign, SEPTA plans to install 10 security cameras to improve surveillance and reduce crime on the Market-Frankford line.
09/24/10 3:29am

Bedbug activity increasing

Last month, pest control service Terminix released a report which ranked Philadelphia as the second-most bedbug-infested city in the United States.
09/24/10 3:16am
The Walnut Hill Community Farm, a plot of land at 46th and Market streets, provides a place for residents to grow their own produce, either for profit or personal use.