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Democratic state rep hopeful talks education, equality - The Daily Pennsylv...

Democratic state rep hopeful talks education, equality The Daily Pennsylvanian Algernong Allen is running for state representative in Pennsylvania's 188th District, which includes University City, West and Southwest Philadelphia. Allen was raised in Southwest Philadelphia and, after graduating Hampton University, he returned home ...

Renovation slated to begin on historic Richards Labs

Planted firmly between the Quad’s Gothic revival dormitories and the lush oasis of the BioPond is the Richards Medical Research Laboratory, or Richards Labs, a structure credited with changing the course of modern architecture.

Drexel's Rube Goldberg Device to Kick Off Weeklong Celebration of Science i...

Drexel's Rube Goldberg Device to Kick Off Weeklong Celebration of Science in ... DrexelNow The press of a button triggering a chain reaction of more than 300 energy transfers will serve as the elaborate opening to the 2014 Philadelphia Science Festival. The harbinger of this year's week of ... On Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to noon, at ... and more »

Lancaster Avenue Business Owners Judge Philly's Best Hats at PEC's Kentucky...

.. Philadelphia's best display of hats at the People Emergency Center's "Race to Make a Difference: a Kentucky Derby Benefit" on May 3. Joining them is 2012 PEC Kentucky Derby Hat Contest winner Paulette Adams. .. >

It's another neighborhood Porch Hop!

Lancaster Avenue Business Owners Judge Philly's Best Hats at PEC's Kentucky...

University City Review Lancaster Avenue Business Owners Judge Philly's Best Hats at PEC's Kentucky ... University City Review Assisting Ms. Green, Ms. Jones-Carter and Ms. Reed is 2012 PEC Kentucky Derby Hat Contest winner Paulette Adams, Director of Community Development for Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell. "Race to Make a Difference" brings together hundreds of the ... and more »

Summer CSAs that deliver to West Philly

As the summer approaches, some of our readers may be looking for CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) options in their neighborhood. The number of CSA programs that deliver fresh, locally grown fruits and veggies, as well as dairy, eggs, meat and other products to our area has grown, so we compiled this guide to help you […]

Openings: coZara - Philadelphia City Paper

Openings: coZara Philadelphia City Paper Our pals at Zagat got a sneak peek of coZara (3200 Chestnut St.), the University City izakaya from the owners of Zama in Rittenhouse. The sleek new spot is serving small, sharable plates (but no sushi) with a solid selection that's perfect Japanese ... and more »

PlanPhilly reports on UCD's progress with the 40th Street Trolley Portal

Planning & Economic Development UCD Butterflies and hummingbirds aren’t something most people expect to see in Philadelphia at the spot where four trolley lines intersect before submerging into the gaping mouth of a dark, cavernous tunnel. But those are the types of wildlife that University City District hopes to draw to the 40th Street Trolley Portal as part of its planned renovations.

Penn stars in West Philly Science Showcase - Penn Current

Penn Current Penn stars in West Philly Science Showcase Penn Current With so much research acumen in a few square blocks, it was only natural for the Philadelphia Science Festival to bring representatives from these institutions together for an event dubbed the West Philly Science Showcase. Taking place downstairs at ... and more »

"A Little League of Our Own"...48th & Woodland gives birth to a Youth B...

.. Little League Catcher Alex Walicki getting his catcher equipment put on. Photo: Napoleon F. Kingcade .. >

Baltimore Avenue Business Association gears up for another spring and summe...

.. Last year's Baltimore Ave Dollar Stroll. It's only one of many reasons to visit the happening corridor this season. Photo: University City District .. >

Coming in 2015 – St. Francis de Sales Parish – 125 and Getting Stronger

Roebuck endorsed by Senator Anthony Hardy Williams, Councilwoman Blackwell ...

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GFS celebrates National Library Week

.. Students at Germantown Friends School share their love for the Friends Free Library. .. >

Man shot in apparent misunderstanding near 51st and Willows

Update (3:36 p.m.): Police have identified the victim as 20-year-old Phillipe Holland from Upper Darby. The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that Holland works for Slices and More in Upper Darby. A police report that we received on Wednesday afternoon stated that when ordered to stop, Holland fled to his gold Ford Taurus on Willows, backed […]

Teachers union says parents want SRC to fold - Philly.com

Philly.com Teachers union says parents want SRC to fold Philly.com City Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell said she would introduce a nonbinding resolution endorsing the idea of local control, and Jordan said the union would try to have a nonbinding referendum placed on the November ballot asking all city voters to ... Public School Advocates Propose November Ballot Question On Dissolving SRC CBS Local Teachers' union, supporters seek fall ballot question on abolishing SRC Philadelphia Public School Notebook (blog) ...

West Philly libraries, key to student success, struggle to exist - The Dail...

West Philly libraries, key to student success, struggle to exist The Daily Pennsylvanian Currently, with the help of a volunteer-based nonprofit called West Philadelphia Alliance for Children, the library is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays to students in kindergarten through second grade . George hopes to open the library for more days a ...

Apology for that “Tree Removal” note

I’m Brian Siano, contributor to the Friends of Clark Park web page. I’d like to apologize to all of our readers and supporters for that note about tree removals. That was a newsletter article from 2010, when the Park A reconstruction was in progress. It is NOT a new news … Continue reading

Response to 1990s crime shaped today's campus - The Daily Pennsylvanian

Response to 1990s crime shaped today's campus The Daily Pennsylvanian Another of Rodin's West Philadelphia Initiatives was building a public school in partnership with the city — the Penn Alexander School, located at 43rd and Locust streets and now supported by Penn with a donation of $1,330 per year for each student ...

Response to 1990s crime shaped today's campus - The Daily Pennsylvanian

Response to 1990s crime shaped today's campus The Daily Pennsylvanian Barry Grossbach, a long-time West Philadelphia resident and current zoning committee chair of the Spruce Hill Community Association, hosted a meeting with Rendell, other local politicians and community members in his house soon after the Sled murder to ...

120th running of Penn Relays open April 24

Each year, high school, college, and professional athletes from around the country and across the globe flock to Franklin Field to take part in the Penn Relay Carnival, the longest continuously held collegiate track meet in the United States.

Challenger Algernong Allen & incumbent St. Rep Jim Roebuck have lively ...

University City Review Challenger Algernong Allen & incumbent St. Rep Jim Roebuck have lively ... University City Review On education, Wright asked: "The Penn Alexander School has seen a great level of success as a university-assisted school. With all of the resources in West Philadelphia, what policies and actions can be undertaken to ensure a quality education for ...

Adorable Old Man Writes About Adorable Penn Quidditch Team Being Adorable -...

Adorable Old Man Writes About Adorable Penn Quidditch Team Being Adorable Under the Button ... played in a Quidditch Cup tournament in Clark Park on the Saturday before Fling. That Sunday, a West Philadelphian named Clark DeLeon, who moved to the neighborhood in 1985, wrote a love letter to the teams and the sport for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

West Philadelphia Man Sentenced in Hot Coffee Attack Case - CBS Local

CBS News West Philadelphia Man Sentenced in Hot Coffee Attack Case CBS Local PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A West Philadelphia man has been sentenced to prison for a devastating attack on a donut shop worker. The prosecutor says 54-year-old David Timbers has been sentenced to 23 months in prison for throwing hot coffee that injured ... Prison for man who threw scalding coffee at cashier Philly.com Men sentenced to 11-23 months in prison for coffee assault on west Philly ... Daily Journal all 18 news articles 

Penn security guards enjoy Fling, too

Do you remember that time you tried to carry five bagels out of Commons in your pocket?

Cedar Park Neighbors Annual Meeting

Map of the Cedar Park Neighborhood Please join Cedar Park Neighbors on Monday, April 21, 2014, from 7-9pm for our annual meeting. Voting for CPN Board Members will begin at 6:30pm. The meeting will take place at Calvary Community Center Sanctuary. Please enter through the doors on the second floor. Come and hear what [...]

Meet the candidates for CPN Board of Directors

A great group of Cedar Park neighbors are running for election to the CPN Board of Directors. Read more about them below. And come out to our annual meeting on April 21, 2014 from 7-9 pm to hear them in person. Candidates’ bios are after the jump. Candidate for President Michael Froehlich 5XX S. [...]

Philadelphia Poetry Day kicks off at Green Line…at the stroke of midnight A...

Join us outside of Baltimore Avenue at midnight April 12 (Friday night / Saturday morning)! We’ll have a free outdoor reading organized by our ...

Philadelphia International Children’s Festival – April 30-May 4

Events University City Arts & Culture The Philadelphia International Children’s Festival features an array of theatre, puppetry and live music performances. Plus, enjoy engaging and interactive activities in the outdoor FUN ZONE including crafts, face painting and jugglers. Tickets are $10-$12 and include access to the FUN ZONE! West Philly residents can get tickets for only $5!

Police: Girl, 11 shot, killed by 2-year-old in West Philadelphia - 6abc.com

The Standard Digital News Police: Girl, 11 shot, killed by 2-year-old in West Philadelphia 6abc.com ... learned that the bullet was apparently fired by a 2-year-old boy playing with a gun. Grief and anger spilled onto the 3800 block of Wallace Street in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia as family members learned of the shooting of an 11-year ... Get Breaking News First CBS Local 11-Year-Old West Philly Girl Killed by Gun Fired by 2-Year-Old Brother The Root Philadelphia Toddler Accidentally Kills Sister With ...

J Street, Challenged

Can Hillel and J Street agree to disagree?

Spring Plantings at The Porch

UCD The Porch Trees & Greening Last week our crews added over 800 hyacinth, iris, muscari, and tulip "forced bulbs" along with 20 new Japanese pieris flowering shrubs and a fresh coat of licorice root mulch.

On The Market: Always Wanted To Run A B&B? Buy This One For $600K

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...

Gardening with Words: Ian Hamilton Finlay

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 […]

Doing the Minimum: A Visit to Penn’s Rare Book Conservation Lab

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 […]

January Free Monthly Poetry Series Postponed

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. ...

For the Love of Yoga – Part 3

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!!

Police arrest South, Walnut St. bridge suspect

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 offices expand east to 30th and Walnut

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.