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.
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.
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.
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.
Even the 12-inch snowstorm Wednesday night hasn’t stopped local panhandlers from coming to Penn to solicit students at 2 a.m.
SEPTA's board will vote Thursday on a measure allowing it to borrow $250 million to finance the purchase of new railcars and the reconstruction of a Regional Rail station.
Hand2Paw, founded by College junior Rachel Cohen, brings together homeless youth and homeless animals to foster care, responsibility and mutual support.
Robert Cohen was in the Poconos with his family when he watched his apartment complex, at 48th and Walnut streets, burn down on the news.
Last Thursday, Philadelphia Mayor and Penn alumnus Michael Nutter announced that more high-school students will be receiving the information they need to apply for and receive financial aid through the Philadelphia College Financial Aid/FAFSA Completion Campaign.
Members of the Penn and Philadelphia communities participated in a rally Monday afternoon to stand up for individuals facing deportation from the United States.
A large fire broke out in the Windermere Court apartments at 48th and Walnut streets Monday afternoon. The fire sent up a large plume of dark smoke visible from campus.
While some Penn students help Sayre High School students improve SAT scores and GPAs, others engage in health-based community service through the Bernett L. Johnson Sayre Health Center, a full-service primary care facility located on site.
Legislators in Lower Merion voted unanimously Wednesday night to approve an ordinance to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals from discrimination.
The collaboration between city, private, non-profit and residential groups plans to add 500 acres of green space to Philadelphia’s landscape by 2015.
Mentorship programs, which connect Penn to Sayre High School, prepare West Phila. high school students for college and beyond.
On Thursday, the Associated Press reported that nationally, November retail sales were strong — an early indicator of optimism about the rest of the year’s profits. Several retailers around Penn are similarly enthusiastic.
A 21-year-old male was struck and killed around 1 p.m. Monday by a SEPTA Market-Frankford Line train at 34th Street Station.
The Philadelphia Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan, implemented in two stages, aims to make Philadelphia streets more bike-friendly.
Construction on Clark Park A began in September, and officials set Thanksgiving as the tentative completion date. However, waiting for inspectors’ reviews caused the project to fall behind schedule.
SugarHouse, Philadelphia’s first casino, opened in September. The highest stakes, however, are not being wagered on the casino floor, but are being fought for in the court of public opinion.