The first sit-in took place on Sept. 27 outside the office of President Amy Gutmann, with about 40 students and faculty members in attendance.
Rapper and Philadelphia native Meek Mill donated backpacks and supplies to his former elementary school as part of his ongoing philanthropic efforts in the city.
The study found that the city's 10-year tax exemption policy for newly built and renovated properties disproportionately benefits those living in the city’s most affluent neighborhoods.
Each year, 60,000 people move away from Philadelphia, which is 10,000 more than the number of people who move to Philadelphia annually, according to Pew.
Penn students and faculty joined the Philly Climate Strike, an event organized to demand that Philadelphia implement a citywide Green New Deal.
In Philadelphia, students are “at risk academically” if they miss 18 days of school throughout the year, according to the school district.
Fresh Grocer officials said the store was re-inspected Tuesday morning by the Philadelphia County Board of Health, which approved the its re-opening "after we took immediate action to address their concerns."
Penn researchers conducted a study of the Encampment Resolution Pilot, an eight-month long initiative to close homeless encampments and offer social services to evicted residents.
The change follows city legislation banning cashless stores due to low-income discrimination.
As of now, half of the recycling is burned in Chester, Pa., and the other half is processed by Waste Management.
While births outpaced deaths in the city, around 1,400 more people moved out of Philadelphia than entered it.
City hall is booked until mid-June for appointments to receive new city identifications which will increase accessibility to jobs, housing and social services.
Philadelphia ranked 102 out of 125 cities in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 ranking. This marks a decrease from the 2018 rankings, where the city was ranked 98th.
Wawa won its bid for two liquor licenses, paying the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board $186,357 for a location in Philadelphia and $160,357 for a location in Delaware County.
Philadelphia might implement a fee for driving in congested areas depending on the outcome of New York City's similar plans for 2020.
The source of the outage is unknown, but a PECO spokesperson said the company is working to restore power as soon as possible.
Temple plans to have the new policy instituted by July 1, with full implementation at the start of the school year in September 2019.
91 percent of the 1,200 members of the College’s union, the Faculty and Staff Federation of Community College of Philadelphia, voted in favor of a strike in February 2019.
Philadelphia County has earned the worst ranking in the state of Pennsylvania every year since the report was first released in 2011, sitting dead last out of the state's 67 counties.
Stress levels were evaluated based on unemployment, working hours, commute times, population density, home price to income ratio, and the percent of uninsured people in the population.