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Philadelphia

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.
09/18/14 1:43am
With a recent award of $6,500 from PECO and Natural Lands Trust, University City District is slowly coming closer to redeveloping the 40th Street Trolley Station.
09/18/14 12:51am
Graduate School of Education student Jennifer Duffy is the third principal of the Lea School in three years
09/17/14 9:18am
An eight-year-old girl died earlier today after falling out of an apartment building blocks away from campus, CBS Philly first reported Wednesday morning.
09/17/14 12:44am
UCD is studying urban revitalization methods in order to create a more welcoming environment on the streets leading into campus.
09/11/14 8:28pm
Drexel University has employed JLL to advise in the formal search for a master developer of its Innovation Neighborhood.
09/11/14 12:58am

Parents sue Pa. over alleged school district investigation failures

Seven school district parents with the group Parents United for Public Education filed a lawsuit on Wednesday claiming that the Pennsylvania Department of Education has failed to investigate complaints about “curriculum deficiencies” in the School District of Philadelphia.