Because the sugary drinks tax will be charged to distributors and not individual consumers, some critics argue that this initiative will not directly affect soda consumption habits.
Penn students heading to the nation’s capital will soon have a new inexpensive travel option.
On Friday, SEPTA announced plans to raise fares by approximately six percent in its budget proposal for the next fiscal year, among other changes.
A recent report found bicycle sharing to be feasible in Philadelphia and recommended a startup program of 1,750 bicycles based on comparisons with networks in other cities, including Boston, Montreal and Paris.
Penn’s wine, cheese and beer aficionados will have a new place to mingle in University City.
All around campus, entrepreneurs are challenging our notions of what we expect of our street food. A new class of trucks has arisen that is serving high-end gourmet food on the go.
Verizon recently awarded the Nursing School a grant, which it plans to use to shift the focus of the women’s shelter program to domestic violence, according to Pamela Mack-Brooks, nursing manager of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
The protest will be repeated today and every subsequent Friday this semester as part of “Fair Food Fridays.” The campaign, which originated in 2001, centers around human-rights issues with Aramark.
Though many think a healthy lifestyle can easily be achieved through diet and exercise, the success of anti-obesity programs depends on a host of external factors, according to experts.
Kevin McMullin, who graduated in 2009, created his debut film Exit 117 with just $850 and his laptop.
Those in need can now find a new source of fresh produce in West Philadelphia. Philabundance opened a new food distribution site at 49th and Spruce streets.
The supermarket at 40th and Walnut closed due to electrical problems. Around 1 p.m. it began experiencing refrigeration problems, which led to cash registers shorting out.
The fourth phase of the University City Lighting Initiative is underway. To date, 102 fixtures have been installed in Phase Four, which began last fall.
How Philly Moves — a 50,000-square foot, five-story-tall mural to be displayed on the side of the Philadelphia International Airport parking garage — is part of a movement by the Mural Arts Program to beautify the city’s gateways.
The 40th Street Artist-in-Residence and ArtsEdge programs aim to provide emerging West Philadelphia artists an opportunity to devote themselves to their art without distraction.
For students new to Philadelphia, PennSavers — a weekly e-mail notification about Penn and Philadelphia cultural events — provides “a one-shot flavor” of the city.
On Monday, a new Philadelphia law that requires restaurants with over 15 locations to post calorie content on their menus took effect.
In an effort to promote higher education among West Philadelphia high schoolers, Penn’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships matched adolescents with advisors Tuesday as part of Shadowing Day.
A group of about 50 protesters blocked off the junction outside the Federal Building. The rally was among a series of protests aross the country calling for a freeze on foreclosures.
What began with filling up to-go boxes in the dining halls and bringing them to homeless people has expanded into More than Pennies — a project dedicated to fighting hunger in Philadelphia.