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01/29/15 9:36pm
The longtime councilman’s resignation marks the last step before Kenney officially enters the 2015 mayoral race.
01/20/15 10:09pm

Guest Column by Luke Messac | Three steps for our new governor

For too long, the uninsured have gone without life-saving medical treatment or lived in fear of bankruptcy. Survivors fleeing abuse have been forced to sleep in the streets after their last lifeline of state assistance was cut off. The recently laid-off have waited in vain for help at County Assistance Offices.
11/13/14 7:46pm
The first meeting between the Graduate School of Education and the School District of Philadelphia was held yesterday as part of the Shared Solutions research partnership announced in September. The mini-conference held at the School District headquarters brought together about 100 teachers, administrators and community members to discuss current strategies and possible improvements for the district’s school reform efforts.
10/25/14 3:24pm
Before he became a Philadelphia public school principal, Ted Domers learned about how other school leaders ? from private, public and parochial schools ?
10/23/14 2:46am
For the last ten years, Hank Essex has protested against the “corruption and demoralization of America” at the corner of 36th and Walnut every Friday.
10/22/14 10:32pm
There is still hope for the development of a 132-unit, mixed-used complex
10/21/14 2:27am

Phila. decriminalizes pot, public school rules stay the same

If caught in school with marijuana, public school students in Philadelphia are still at risk for expulsion or suspension, since the School District of Philadelphia’s disciplinary produces will remain the same after decriminalization.
10/20/14 2:55am

Report highlights University City as neighborhood on the rise

Over the past five years, more than $4.6 billion has been invested in real estate development, with over 2,000 new housing units anticipated by the end of 2016, according to UCD’s "State of University City" report released on Wednesday.
10/20/14 2:23am
The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House announced the campaign at a celebration of its 40th anniversary at the Simeon Automotive Museum last Friday.
10/19/14 7:04pm

University City initiative finds success in combatting unemployment

The University City District released an impact report that illustrates the effective collaboration between West Philadelphia residents and University City institutions.
10/15/14 10:27pm
Throughout the 10 years of Amy Gutmann's presidency and the many tumultuous changes in the School District of Philadelphia, the partnerships between Penn and schools in West Philadelphia have grown substantially.
10/15/14 1:52am

Councilwoman Blackwell won't bend zoning rules after community pressure

City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell told Plan Philly on Thursday that the community should go to the zoning board if they do not want to comply with the existing rules.
10/08/14 1:45am
The Spruce Hill community might have to give up on its plans for a development consisting of residential condos, commercial retail, public parking and a public fitness center.
10/07/14 1:40am
Four current students in the Education Policy master's program in the Graduate School of Education can practically pinpoint the moment they realized they wanted to change the system.
10/07/14 1:38am
In a impromptu School Reform Commission meeting this morning, the commission voted to cancel the contract with between the School District of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.
10/02/14 10:37pm
While graffiti is on the rise in Philadelphia, Penn professor and Mural Arts Program Executive Director Jane Golden is working with Penn students and the city to create public art that benefits the community.
09/30/14 2:13am
Despite pulling tobacco products off its shelves, CVS hasn’t ruffled many feathers at Penn.
09/26/14 12:03am
Penn's plan to build an apartment complex at 40th and Pine streets is one step closer to becoming a reality, but there is still much opposition to overcome.
09/25/14 1:54am

Student fundraises for family of eight-year-old girl who died

The fundraising campaign has raised $4,020 as of publishing time.
09/19/14 2:47am
The popular brunch spot Green Eggs Café, located on 13th and Samson, recently received its liquor license, and will start serving alcoholic beverages this weekend.