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Philadelphia

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.
01/27/11 1:13am

With borrowed funds, SEPTA hopes to revamp system

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.
01/26/11 2:34am
Hand2Paw, founded by College junior Rachel Cohen, brings together homeless youth and homeless animals to foster care, responsibility and mutual support.
01/25/11 6:16am
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.
01/20/11 3:51am

Nutter campaign aims to increase financial aid awareness

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.
01/18/11 3:58am
Members of the Penn and Philadelphia communities participated in a rally Monday afternoon to stand up for individuals facing deportation from the United States.
01/11/11 12:16am
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.
12/12/10 10:01pm

Penn students, doctors support local health center

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.
12/09/10 3:46am

Lower Merion LGBT bill gets green light

Legislators in Lower Merion voted unanimously Wednesday night to approve an ordinance to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals from discrimination.
12/08/10 6:35am

Green2015: a plan for Philadelphia

The collaboration between city, private, non-profit and residential groups plans to add 500 acres of green space to Philadelphia’s landscape by 2015.
12/06/10 6:15am
Mentorship programs, which connect Penn to Sayre High School, prepare West Phila. high school students for college and beyond.
12/03/10 2:24am

Local retailers hope for sales boosts in holiday season

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.
11/30/10 4:36am

SEPTA train strikes, kills man at 34th Street

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.
11/24/10 3:13am

Two-stage plan aims to develop more bicycle-friendly Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan, implemented in two stages, aims to make Philadelphia streets more bike-friendly.
11/22/10 5:10am

Clark Park still under construction

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.
11/15/10 5:52am

High stakes for SugarHouse

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.
11/15/10 2:20am

Biden speaks at American Jewish History Museum's dedication ceremony

Vice President Joe Biden delivered the keynote address at the opening of the National Museum of American Jewish History on Nov. 14.