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03/29/10 5:09am

Health code violations near campus

Along with Fresh Grocer, there are a number of food establishments near campus currently listed as out of compliance with Philadelphia health code.
03/25/10 4:43am
The Division of Public Safety warned Wednesday that a “large gathering of juveniles” may convene in the afternoon near 40th and Market streets, but no such incident occurred as of 8:30 p.m.
03/25/10 2:40am

GSE mentors Phila. Teach for America participants

The TFA corps members have a choice to get a master’s degree in addition to basic certification, as well as take classes at Penn's Graduate School of Education.
03/24/10 3:46am

Phila. receives millions for health programs

Obesity and smoking rates in Philadelphia are among the highest in the nation, but $25.4 million in federal stimulus grants and an aggressive public health campaign aim to change that statistic.
03/24/10 2:52am
In the company’s December survey, infrequent users expressed that the $15 monthly fee for the company’s “Philadelphia Plan” was too high considering those drivers’ minimal usage.
03/19/10 7:17pm

Starr to open 'El Rey' restaurant in April

Stephen Starr, who owns Pod on Penn's campus, has 13 other restaurants in the city. He is known for unique decor and distinct menu themes.
03/18/10 11:43pm

South Street bridge construction on schedule

Officials are pleased with the progress of the new bridge, which is expected to open by Thanksgiving 2010. It will also feature “enhanced lighting, glass tower elements and river overlooks.”
03/18/10 6:56am
It was the first of three lectures associated with “Righteous Dopefiend,” a photography exhibit documenting the lives of homeless heroin users, which is currently on display at the Penn Museum.
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.