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Philly.com (blog) Tasco to chair Finance Committee Philly.com (blog) Tasco, who chairs PGW's oversight commission, has said she opposes selling the utility. Clarke named Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, who has also said she opposes the PGW sale, the committee's vice chair. 0 comments. Commenting has been updated!
Philebrity.com Want to play Tetris on a skyscraper? Philadelphia Business Journal The fourth annual Philly Tech Week kicks off this year with some outrageous gaming on a University City high-rise – sound familiar? On April 4, a massive Tetris match will be showcased on both sides of the 437-foot Cira Centre in University City ... Philly Tech Week To Feature Tetris On The Cira Centre This Year Philebrity.com Brandywine Realty Trust and Drexel University Announce Towering Game of ... MarketWatch all 13 news ar
Man Sentenced for Scissors Attack on Elderly Woman in West Philadelphia KYW Newsradio PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 43-year-old West Philadelphia man was sentenced today to 9-20 years in prison for a vicious home invasion attack on an 87-year-old neighbor and her adult son in July of 2012. Both victims were stabbed and beaten, but survived ... Ex-neighbor gets 9 to 20 years in bloody home invasion Philly.com all 10 news articles »
A film crew from the television show How to Get Away (that’s what the flyer says, but we’re wondering if it’s How to Get Away with Murder) will be shooting in the area through March 28. They are asking people to heed the temporary “No Stopping” signs that are (or will be) posted along the following blocks […]
Ex-neighbor gets 9 to 20 years in bloody home invasion Philly.com Anthony Hardy Williams and City Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell to offer a $5,000 reward for Morrison's arrest. email@example.com. 215-854-2985 @joeslobo. www.inquirer.com/crimeandpunishment. Joseph A. Slobodzian Inquirer Staff Writer. and more »
.. Pastora Galvan performs Flamenco. Photo: Drexel .. >
Philadelphia Magazine (blog) 20 Signs that Spring Is Actually Going to Happen in Philadelphia Philadelphia Magazine (blog) Clark Park is still mushy and muddy, but it's not stopping kids from flying kites. (No LARPers yet; hopefully soon.) - Dirty gross snowdrifts around the city are melting away… revealing a full winter's worth of Hot Cheetos bags and Arctic Splash ...
Editor’s note: A neighbor wrote us yesterday to describe a mugging at 48th and Florence on Sunday night. She agreed to let us print her account, minus her name. She has reported the incident to police. I was told I should let you all know about this so that others could be on the lookout. Last […]
Events The Porch University City UCD Programming returns to The Porch on April 1. Enjoy gourmet food trucks, live music, free fitness classes, art workshops and more!
Philadelphia weekend trips for families USA TODAY Plus, Stephen Starr's SquareBurger is smack in the middle of it, so when lunch time rolls around, you won't have far to go for burgers, 'dogs, and frozen custard. Clark Park in West Philadelphia, though not a manicured tourist attraction, is also much ...
Polymer Play Program Launches at University City Science Center PR Web (press release) ... will support three sessions and 45 students through the Polymer Play program. About the Science Center The University City Science Center is a dynamic hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and technology development in the Greater Philadelphia region. and more »
Philly.com Police: Body Of Missing Woman Found In West Philadelphia CBS Local At about 6:30 a.m. Friday, police say the body of 29-year-old Christina Sankey was found lying on the ground in between two parked vehicles on the 1400 block of North 57th Street in West Philadelphia. Sankey was reported missing on Thursday after she ... West Philadelphia body ID'd as that of missing woman 6abc.com Missing autistic woman found dead in West Phila. Philly.com all 6 news articles »
Events University City Philadelphia’s second bi-annual Flamenco Festival is happening now through March 16. The festival boasts a series of lectures, film screenings, master classes and performances by internationally acclaimed contemporary flamenco artists from Spain, Israel and Pastora Galván, and Rosario Toledo.
2 In Critical Condition After West Philadelphia Crash CBS Local PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – CBS 3 is told two people are in extremely critical condition after a serious accident in West Philadelphia. It happened around 9:40 p.m. Wednesday at 48th and Market Streets. At least one vehicle was involved in the crash. Chopper ... and more »
A group of students in South Philadelphia are learning to read critically and analyze issues important to them—one book at a time.
The Pink House is a small bed and breakfast in West Philly, and its owners have decided to sell it. Though there are only two units for rent to guests. the owners say that the B&B has generated an average of $4,000 per month, in addition to serving as their home. There are two units available for guests: a studio and a suite. There's also a front sunporch, a library near the entrance to one of the guest rooms, and a finished basement. The owner's apartment is a two bedroom, two bath bi-level with a second story deck. The owners aren't selling their business,but t...
WPSI UCD On February 28th, Citizens Bank Foundation announced a $50,000 grant for University City District's West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI), an innovative job training program that connects West Philadelphia employers to unemployed West Philadelphians. The check presentation was made during a training session for the Drexel College of Medicine Certified Medical Assistant pipeline, a partnership between WPSI and the Drexel University College of Medicine. UCD was honored to be joined at the presentation by John Fry, President of Drexel Uni...
Waiting on the ward to change The Daily Pennsylvanian He cited a recent scandal with the Penn Alexander School's admissions process - in which a politician's three children were enrolled at the local public school even though his children were not zoned for the school - as an example of the type of issue ... and more »
Registration for the Spring season of Clark Park Youth Soccer has (optimistically) begun — yes, we need to believe that at some point the snow will be gone! Clark Park Youth Soccer is a recreational program for children ages 5 to 11, sponsored by Friends of Clark Park for more … Continue reading
Affordable Healthcare is Coming to West Philadelphia! Application Counselors will be on hand to help you enroll and answer your most important questions about the Affordable Care Act. How much will it cost? What kind of coverage am I eligible for? What about my family? Come find out and apply with an expert by your [...]
Philly.com Off-Duty Police Officer Shot In West Philadelphia CBS Local PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The search is on for the suspect police say shot an off-duty officer early Sunday morning in West Philadelphia. This happened just after midnight in the 7600 block of 7300 Brentwood Road. Police say 46-year-old officer Robert Penn ... Off-duty officer shot near his home "coming along fine" Philly.com Off-duty Pa. officer shot, wounded exiting car Police News all 47 news articles »
Four reasons why Penn Alexander is important The Daily Pennsylvanian Today is the last day for parents to register their children in the enrollment lottery for the Penn Alexander School, located at 42nd and Spruce streets. The school is one of the top elementary schools in the city and places well-above the state ...
With this season of “Downton Abbey” concluded and “House of Cards” likely consumed in a binge-viewing session, fans of drama might be feeling at a loss. Fortunately, the School of Veterinary Medicine has a means to fill the void. A live webcast from the New Bolton Center Campus is shining a spotlight on one of life’s most dramatic events: birth.
Penn Reproductive Health had their first meeting last week. The group seeks to inform students about sexual health in general and built a partnership with Planned Parenthood.
Soccer Shots registration has opened for their SPRING season! Soccer Shots is a positive introduction to soccer for children under the age of 5 in Cedar Park. Their program focuses on the skills and lessons of the game by offering non-competitive classes. Each child learns the fundamentals of the game through principled instruction, creative and [...]
Plenty of beer festivals this week. Here's an index Philadelphia Business Journal 26, 6 p.m., at Local 44 (4333 Spruce St.). • Long Live Johnny Cash is planned for Feb. 26, 5-9 p.m., at City Tap House (3925 Walnut St.), which is teaming up with Dogfish Head Brewing Co. • Philly Craft Beer Festival makes its return to the ... and more »
There were so few women at PennApps last semester that one of the women's restrooms was converted into a men's restroom.
Find Out Where Gentrification Is Happening Right Now Curbed National This map, for example, would seem to suggest that Old City, Fairhill, Wister, West Powelton, Spruce Hill, Woodland Terrace, Mill Creek, and Dunlap are Philly's fastest gentrifying neighborhoods. It seems unlikely that Old City, which has been solidly ...
He donates to Jannie Blackwell and he set up the LLC that is receiving some money from Sheriff's Sale ads for this magazine: FunTimes Magazine –...
post by Rachel Pastan “Everyone thinks of a garden as a retreat, but it’s really a form of attack,” John Dixon Hunt says, quoting the Scottish poet, artist, gardener, and publisher Ian Hamilton Finlay. Finlay was also, at one time or another, shepherd, soldier, provocateur, Turner prize nominee, and subject of the book, Nature Over […]
post by Rachel Pastan “You don’t want to make an object new and shiny,” Sibylla says. “You want to make it safe and available, but also honor how it was made.” She has laid an old Japanese map across the table in the conservation lab, a modest room on the fifth floor of Penn’s enormous […]
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Because of tonight’s weather forecast, our scheduled Free Monthly Poetry Series event at our Locust Street location will be rescheduled. ...
The final video in a heart-warming series by Jessica Eagan, beloved Studio 34 teacher. Thank you again to the many wonderful people who shared stories of their love of, with and for yoga. Happy New Year, Friends!!
You can purchase them in our shops for any amount you like…or on-line in three amounts! Green Line gift cards work at all of ...
The Philadelphia Police have arrested the person whom they and Penn Police believe is responsible for a string of robberies on the Center City side of the South and Walnut street bridges.
Penn will lease 100,000 square feet of the FMC Tower at the Cira Centre South, a 47-story building on 30th and Walnut streets that will open in 2016.
An op-ed at the Philadelphia Business Journal advocates that businesses move west of the Schuylkill to University City. The author says that there's a "a unique and dynamic atmosphere and an energy that may be perfect for some businesses." [PHL Business Journal] [Photo via Wikimedia Commons ]
[Photo by Phillytrax ] Philly's skyline has seen some drastic changes over the last 30 years. With the exception of the Comcast Center, the most recent changes have come in the form of low-rise and mid-rise buildings, but that doesn't make them any less significant. After the jump, check out Curbed's map of 17 significant construction projects that are currently underway across the city. Click here to view the map.