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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.
02/09/11 2:37am
A Travel and Leisure poll claims that Philadelphia is the third rudest city in America. Penn students and employees, however, object to these findings.
02/08/11 2:55am

Nutter launches volunteer challenge

On Jan. 22, Mayor and Penn alumnus Michael Nutter launched the 2011 Volunteer Impact Challenge at the Philadelphia Free Library. The challenge, announced by the accompanying website, was set in motion to spearhead the administration’s top 10 volunteer priorities for 2011.
02/06/11 11:11pm

Miss Black Pennsylvania 2011 promotes women's heart health

Jillian Pirtle, Miss Black Pennsylvania 2011, visited Penn Medicine’s Heart and Vascular Center Friday for National Wear Red Day, a part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign designed to empower women to take charge of their own heart health.
02/04/11 3:24am

Rape crisis center slated to open in North Phila.

A new rape crisis center will be established this spring, which will streamline help and greatly shorten wait time for victims in the Penn and Philadelphia communities.
02/03/11 1:13am

PennDesign members contemplate high-speed rail

The House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure held a hearing in New York to discuss the possibility of high-speed rail development in the Northeast corridor.
02/02/11 5:16am

Counting the Philadelphia homeless

At midnight on Tuesday, 40 volunteers — including two Penn students — went into Philadelphia to count the homeless as part of an initiative led by local nonprofit Project HOME.
01/28/11 5:27am

SEPTA to implement electronic fare system

SEPTA announced Thursday in a press release that they will borrow $175 million dollars from the nonprofit Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation to implement an electronic fare system that can abolish tokens once and for all.
01/27/11 6:39am

In U. City, homelessness a fact of life

Even the 12-inch snowstorm Wednesday night hasn’t stopped local panhandlers from coming to Penn to solicit students at 2 a.m.