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Anne Springs Close greenway changing in face of rapid development - Charlot...

Anne Springs Close greenway changing in face of rapid development Charlotte Observer “Land here is scarcer and scarcer and I see this as an anchor on the southern end of a tremendous urban area that stretches north to the University City,” said McColl, adding that he considers the greenway a regional draw. “This is the same as our ... and more »

Hear Philly: Philadelphia Looks To Make History With World's Largest Bar Cr...

Hear Philly: Philadelphia Looks To Make History With World's Largest Bar Crawl CBS Local “Basically you're going to have people as far south as South Philadelphia, as far west as University City, as far north as Fairmount/Northern Liberties and as far east as the Old City section and a bunch of bars participating right downtown,” Sheehan says.

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

FBI Agents Raid West Philly Home Believed To Be Involved In Armored Car Hei...

NBC 10 Philadelphia FBI Agents Raid West Philly Home Believed To Be Involved In Armored Car Heist CBS Local So, when this latest robbery happened here at the TD Bank, law enforcement started to revisit locations associated with the suspects including one spot in West Philadelphia. Only CBS3 cameras were rolling during a late-morning raid in West Philadelphia. Police And FBI Search For Armored Car Bandits, Recover Getaway Vehicles MyFox Philadelphia all 47 news articles »

Happy holidays!

We’re starting to be convinced that Spring has sprung in the hood. Throw a #westphillylocal on your Instagram photos to get them on the site (in the right hand column). Happy holidays y’all!

Easter Egg Hunt opportunities in West Philly (updated)

The Easter weekend is approaching fast so many parents are looking for egg hunt opportunities in the neighborhood. Here are a few possibilities. If you know of more egg hunts please let us know at: editor@westphillylocal.com Saturday, April 19 Clark Park (43rd & Chester), 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Kids ages 1 – 8 are invited […]

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 ...

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

.. Left: Challenger Allen Algernong aat GCCA's Candidates Night. Right: Incumbent Jim Roebuck at GCCA's Candidates Night. Photos: C. Christian .. >

WITH THE UNIONS: Who Damaged Philly's Schools? - Philadelphia Public Record

Philadelphia Public Record WITH THE UNIONS: Who Damaged Philly's Schools? Philadelphia Public Record MS. TOOTSIES' restaurant was jammed as city's VIPs gathered to honor Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell. Sharing with her a moment were Ward Leader Edgar Campbell, Jr., PFT President Jerry Jordan and Michael Chitwood, Sr. Photo by Martin Regusters, ... and more »

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.

Lifetime Cedar Park resident appointed Federal Judge

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Court of Common Pleas issues ruling on 400 S. 40th Street that's both a vic...

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John L. Jackson Jr. named Dean of the School of Social Policy & Practic...

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Re: Fire Safety

Grow a Nutritious Garden in a Pot

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Political updates on the State & Local Level

PECO Employees Renovate West Philly Home - MyFox Philadelphia

PECO Employees Renovate West Philly Home MyFox Philadelphia West Philadelphia -. PECO Employees lent a helping to West Philly when they came together to renovate a home during National Volunteer Week. The group came together with ACHIEVEABILITY's Family Self Sufficiency Program to help a family in need.

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 ...

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?

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

Under the Button 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.

From hell to heaven: Problem property razed for luxury apartments - Philly....

Philly.com From hell to heaven: Problem property razed for luxury apartments Philly.com At last week's groundbreaking, Freire's student-body president, Tyrone Williams, thanked the developers and politicians gathered, including Mayor Nutter, City Council President Darrell Clarke and Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell. "In a world where money ...

In and Around Philly: April 24-30th - Burlington County Times

In and Around Philly: April 24-30th Burlington County Times Philadelphia Science Festival: Discovery Day takes over four parks throughout the city, with live music, experiments, demonstrations and more. Clark Park, at 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue, begins at 10 a.m.; the Schuylkill Center, 8480 Hagy's Mill ...

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. [...]

Growing plants to save lives

Tucked behind old factory buildings on Penn’s South Bank campus stands a gleaming greenhouse. The $2 million structure, completed late last year, is state-of-the-art. Drip irrigation ensures each pot receives just the right amount of water. Humidity and temperature are precisely monitored and can be accessed and modified remotely.

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.

Programming returns to The Porch on April 1

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!

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.