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Philadelphia

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.
11/11/10 6:20am
While the two-year reconstruction of the South Street Bridge had many University City residents seeing red, some South Street businesses found it difficult to stay out of the red.
11/11/10 6:11am
City Tap House, Local 44 and Smokey Joe’s have recently been ranked highly among their peers, but each bar says it has unique features which set it apart from the crowd.
11/10/10 4:57am

Full-body scans at Philadelphia International Airport get positive reactions

Philadelphia International Airport is now among the 65 airports using this technology, and reactions remain positive.
11/08/10 4:55am
After 23 months of construction, the $68-million dollar project was completed on budget, marking a "new day" for the city of Philadelphia.
11/02/10 5:28am

In Philadelphia, illegal immigration a non-issue

In many towns and cities across the United States, there has developed a population of illegal immigrants living in the shadows. Philadelphia is no exception.
10/26/10 5:54am
Targeting the Mexican community of South Philadelphia, Puentes de Salud — Spanish for “Bridges of Health” — provides low-cost health care to those not covered by American insurance.
10/26/10 5:13am
Every Saturday morning Dubois residents meet up with local middle and high-school students at Ase Academy, a program that offers academic tutoring, mentorship and leadership training.
10/26/10 4:09am

Cash, convenience can dictate dining

At University City High School, a group of students is learning about the values of eating organic through the Urban Nutrition Initiative, a program that teaches students how to grow organic foods and emphasizes the benefits of healthy eating.
10/21/10 3:19am
This week, students weary of typical blockbuster offerings have an antidote to box-office boredom close to campus. With Penn sponsoring the festival, about 40% of screenings are in U. City.
10/20/10 1:13am

New eateries near campus aim for West Philadelphia interest

Three new restaurants add to the budding upscale dining scene in University City, to fit in with the wants and needs of the area's residents.
10/18/10 5:52am

South Street Bridge to open Nov. 6

After nearly two years of construction, a major passage between West Philadelphia and Center City will reopen when the new South Street Bridge is complete.
10/14/10 3:30am
The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll on Thursday night will feature $1 specials from 14 merchants on Baltimore Avenue between 42nd and 50th streets.
10/14/10 1:10am

UCD design competition promotes sustainability

University City District is partnering with Penn for the 40th Street Sustainability Smackdown, a competition for teams of students to submit ecologically sustainable designs for retailers in University City.
10/07/10 3:10am

New mural recognizes Penn nurses

On Wednesday evening, the Mural Arts Project unveiled “The Evolving Face of Nursing” — a 6,500 square-foot mural of nurses with an LED lighting system.
10/05/10 3:56am

Map shows race division in Philadelphia

While the Civil Rights Act abolished segregation 46 years ago, a new map of Philadelphia serves as a reminder that racial separation still exists around the city, even near Penn’s campus.
10/05/10 3:43am
When the DP checked out SEPTA's hub for operations and safety, the room was alive with activity as authorities responded to Friday's massive rainstorms.
10/05/10 1:58am

Local entreprenuer aims to attract students to West Phila. businesses

Andrew Toy, Director of the Retail Resource Network at The Enterprise Center, provides local minority entrepreneurs with advice on marketing — an expense which he said many do not consider when planning their businesses.
10/01/10 6:20am
Tucker Max lived up to the title of his newest book, Assholes Finish First, at his Philadelphia book signing Thursday.