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03/18/10 4:53am

Clark Park to receive revamp

The north side of Clark Park, known as Park A — which spans from 43rd to 44th streets, and from Baltimore to Chester avenues — will undergo extensive revitalization over the summer.
03/18/10 12:27am

New map looks to expand Penn 'bubble'

The new publication lists all 180 businesses in the University City region, including restaurants, shops, hotels, farmers’ markets and arts venues.
03/18/10 12:13am

With proposed tax, city gets revenue for sugary sales

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.
03/16/10 3:59am adds Philadelphia-D.C. line

Penn students heading to the nation’s capital will soon have a new inexpensive travel option.
03/15/10 3:28am
On Friday, SEPTA announced plans to raise fares by approximately six percent in its budget proposal for the next fiscal year, among other changes.
03/04/10 2:28am
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.
03/03/10 5:52am
Penn’s wine, cheese and beer aficionados will have a new place to mingle in University City.
03/03/10 5:26am
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.
03/03/10 5:01am

Nursing School reaches out to Phila. shelters

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.
02/26/10 3:15am
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.
02/26/10 12:55am

Experts analyze 'Let's Move' anti-obesity campaign

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.
02/24/10 7:03am
Kevin McMullin, who graduated in 2009, created his debut film Exit 117 with just $850 and his laptop.
02/19/10 6:13am
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.
02/17/10 10:56pm

Fresh Grocer closed today

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.
02/17/10 5:01am
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.
02/12/10 7:04am
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.
02/09/10 6:16am
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.
02/08/10 6:37am

PennSavers gives students Philly discounts

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.
02/04/10 7:59am
On Monday, a new Philadelphia law that requires restaurants with over 15 locations to post calorie content on their menus took effect.
02/03/10 6:30am
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.