1 hour ago

The Mayor’s Day of Service Recognition highli...

The Mayor’s Day of Service Recognition highlights the impact of community service, features the work of nonprofit and national service groups, and inspires more Philadelphians to serve in their communities. http://philadelphiafreepress.com/city-calls-for-nominations-for-the-mayors-day-of-service-awards-p7093-1.htm

    http://philadelphiafreepress.com

3 hours ago

Activity in the Philadelphia CBD Picks up in the Fourth Quarter

...CBD. In addition, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia vacated 226,000 square feet at 3535 Market Street, but only to relocate to an owned property across the river...

    Activity in the Philadelphia CBD Picks up in the Fourth Quarter
    Philadelphia, PA (January 19, 2018) - Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) released its fourth quarter 2017 office reports for the greater Philadelphia region. The reports detail how the Philadelphia Central Business District (CBD) reported positive absorption in the fourth quarter, after downsizing and fewer tenants relocating from outside the market kept CBD vacancy at high levels for most of the year.
    https://philadelphiapact.com

4 hours ago

West Philly's Dottie's Donuts are selling Eag...

West Philly's Dottie's Donuts are selling Eagles-themed sweets, and boycotting any Boston-based donuts until after the Super Bowl.

    Celebrate the Eagles' Victory With This Greased Pole Donut
    Philly sports fans' reaction to last night's NFC championship win, immortalized in pastry by Dottie's Donuts. If there's one thing we know about Philly sports fans, it's that they're probably still celebrating after last night's epic post-championship Eagles game revelry.
    http://www.phillymag.com

4 hours ago

The Eagles aren't the only big winners in Phi...

The Eagles aren't the only big winners in Philly sports! In this week's column, Napolean Kingcade celebrates North Philly native Dawn Staley. The former Temple basketball coach and three-time Olympian had a stretch of Diamond Street named after her late last year. http://ucreview.com/sports-dawn-staley-has-her-hometown-street-changed-to-dawn-staley-lane-p7640-135.htm

    SPORTS - Dawn Staley has her hometown street changed to Dawn Staley Lane
    At the end of last year, Dawn Staley was greeted by a big crowd of people at 25th and Diamond streets. Then, she was given the biggest surprise of her life. Five days before Christmas, the city proclaimed that day, Dec.
    http://ucreview.com

5 hours ago

New from the blog:

New from the blog:

    NASA Made Makeup Kits for their Female Astronauts | The Hacktory
    Via Quartzy: "The engineers at NASA, in their infinite wisdom, decided that women astronauts would want makeup - so they designed a makeup kit..." Sally Ride, a physicist who became the first American woman in space in 1983, said. "You can just imagine the discussions amongst the predominantly male engineers about what should go in a...
    https://www.thehacktory.org

6 hours ago

"I believe that everyone should enjoy free ac...

"I believe that everyone should enjoy free access to the internet and since the federal government will no longer ensure that, I'm going to try to do it here in Pennsylvania." - State Sen. Larry Farnese http://philadelphiafreepress.com/state-sen-larry-farnese-introduces-net-neutrality-legislation-p7091-114.htm

    http://philadelphiafreepress.com

7 hours ago

15+ Spectacular Things To Do In Philadelphia This Week, January 22-28

Where:Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

This article has 13 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

Where:Various locations including Amada, 217-219 Chestnut Street

Where:Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street

Where:Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard

Where:Four points along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway including outside the Rodin Museum, 2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Where:La Peg at FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard

Where:The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street

Where:Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch Street

Where:Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street

Where:The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street

Where:Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S. Broad Street

Where:Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Where:Art Star, 623 N. 2nd Street

Where:Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street

    15+ Spectacular Things to Do in Philadelphia This Week
    Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia Center City District Restaurant Week, the Philadelphia Auto Show, Villanova basketball and more... The atmosphere is electric in Philly this week. (Might that have anything to do with the Eagles playoff win and forthcoming Super Bowl appearance?)
    https://www.uwishunu.com

16 hours ago

26 hours ago

The Hacktory updated their profile picture.

    The Hacktory
    The Hacktory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1.6K likes. Repurposing technology, Making art
    https://www.facebook.com

28 hours ago

Here's our monthly review of Sci-Fi books and...

Here's our monthly review of Sci-Fi books and more. http://philadelphiafreepress.com/science-fiction-for-january-p7075-95.htm

    http://philadelphiafreepress.com

31 hours ago

Check out what we have going on this week.

Check out what we have going on this week.

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Check out what we have going on this week.
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

Here's a look at the police blotter in our ci...

Here's a look at the police blotter in our circulation area from Jan. 11 through Jan. 17. http://philadelphiafreepress.com/police-blotter-thursday-jan-to-wednesday-jan-p7090-1.htm

    http://philadelphiafreepress.com

2 days ago

Check out the annual Philly Materials Science...

Check out the annual Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day, at the Bossone Research Enterprise Center on Feb. 3rd! This hands-on FREE event open to the general public introduces the field of materials science and engineering in a fun interactive way. Learn how materials impact your world.

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Check out the annual Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day, at the Bossone Research Enterprise Center on Feb. 3rd! This hands-on FREE event open to the general public introduces the field of...
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

Dr. Amy Gutmann Penn President posted 6 photos to Flickr:

3 days ago

We're honored to have our West Philadelphia S...

We're honored to have our West Philadelphia Skills Initiative included in this list from philly.com!

    6 inspiring city innovations from around the world - including one from Philly
    The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative is a pioneering employer-based approach to workforce development works directly with institutional anchors in West Philadelphia such as Penn, CHOP, Drexel and other University City employers to tailor a job-training program that prepares local residents for high turnover jobs.
    http://www.philly.com

3 days ago

"In 1996, Visit Philadelphia set out to prove...

"In 1996, Visit Philadelphia set out to prove the naysayers wrong. The words Philadelphia and fun do belong in the same sentence and people do want to come here. I am proud of the work that my staff and I have done, and I am happy to have made a difference for a city I love.” http://philadelphiafreepress.com/visit-philadelphia-founder-to-retire-this-year-p7089-1.htm Philadelphia -- visitphilly.com

    http://philadelphiafreepress.com

3 days ago

Join the Penn Museum for their Annual Celebra...

Join the Penn Museum for their Annual Celebration of African Cultures next month! Local storytellers and artists lead guests in an interactive exploration of traditions from across the African continent, set among the Museum’s collection of textiles, sculpture, and masks in the Africa Gallery, and among statuary and tomb materials from 5,000 years of Egyptian culture in the Egyptian galleries.

    Penn Museum - Celebration of African Cultures
    Explore amazing art and artifacts from ancient Egypt, Greece and Italy, Mesopotamia, Asia, Africa, and the Americas and more at this world renowned museum.
    https://www.penn.museum

3 days ago

Here's a quick guide to detours and closures ...

Here's a quick guide to detours and closures on the Parkway for tomorrow's Women's March on Philadelphia 2018 http://philadelphiafreepress.com/road-closures-parking-restrictions-and-septa-detours-for-tomorrows-women-p7088-1.htm

    http://philadelphiafreepress.com

3 days ago

New from the blog:

New from the blog:

    These Sneakers Come with One Year Pass to Berlin Subway
    Via FastCoDesign: Very cool implementation of wearable design. These sneakers were designed by a collaboration with the Berlin transit authority and Adidas. The annual pass is worth $869 usually, but the shoes will be available for just $215 (only 500 of them though).
    https://www.thehacktory.org

3 days ago

University City District shared People's Emer...

Welcome to the neighborhood!

    People's Emergency Center (PEC)
    New Business on Lancaster Ave! West Pets Philadelphia is an independently owned pet supply store with a self serve dog wash located at 4015 Lancaster Ave! They have supplies for small animals and...
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

There are still a few more spots left in this...

There are still a few more spots left in this SBS Course for community members. Hurry up and register before they're gone!

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    There are still a few more spots left in this SBS Course for community members. Hurry up and register before they're gone!
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Celebrate the Chinese New Year next Saturday ...

Celebrate the Chinese New Year next Saturday at The Penn Museum! This family-friendly day features traditional Chinese music and dance, contemporary Asian film, tangram workshops, tai chi and kung fu martial arts demonstrations, storytelling, calligraphy, family crafts, a Year of the Dog Photo Contest, and much more—closing with the grand finale drums and the roar of the lion dance and parade.

    Penn Museum - Chinese New Year Celebration
    Explore amazing art and artifacts from ancient Egypt, Greece and Italy, Mesopotamia, Asia, Africa, and the Americas and more at this world renowned museum.
    https://www.penn.museum

3 days ago

3 days ago

4 days ago

We're nearly finished with our 20 Years, 20 S...

We're nearly finished with our 20 Years, 20 Stories series, but not before we check in with Mariposa Food Co-op. Check out how the cooperatively owned grocery has stayed in business for 45 years, what are some of the staff members' favorite items, and learn more about Mariposa's evolution from operating out of basements to their popular Baltimore Avenue store.

    Mariposa: The Little Co-op that Could
    A recent frigid morning didn't stop shoppers from making their way into Mariposa Co-op. The cooperative grocery store fills the building at 4824 Baltimore Avenue to bursting with farm-fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, bulk grains, nuts and pasta, high-quality meats and cheeses, and much more.
    https://www.universitycity.org

4 days ago

"It's going to be a hectic few weeks.” http:...

"It's going to be a hectic few weeks.” http://philadelphiafreepress.com/statelevel-collaboration-is-next-step-for-philadelphias-amazon-hq-bid-p7087-115.htm

    http://philadelphiafreepress.com

4 days ago

University City District shared Greensgrow We...

Help Greensgrow West get ready for spring + enjoy breakfast and lunch for helping!

    Volunteer Day at Greensgrow West
    Registration required. Join the team at Greensgrow West as we prepare for Opening Day. We need your help with seasonal clean up, set up and maintenance...
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

ICYMI: The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Societ...

ICYMI: The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) and the Pennsylvania SPCA (PSPCA) have joined forces to create the Philadelphia No-Kill Coalition. http://ucreview.com/philadelphias-animal-welfare-leaders-announce-philadelphia-nokill-coaliti-p7631-1.htm

    Philadelphia's Animal Welfare leaders announce Philadelphia No-Kill Coalition
    University City, West Philadelphia, Community Newspaper
    http://ucreview.com

4 days ago

Philadelphia has made the shortlist of cities...

Philadelphia has made the shortlist of cities Amazon is considering for their second headquarters, and two of Philly's proposed locations are in University City.

    Amazon announces candidate cities for HQ2
    Amazon announces candidate cities for HQ2
    https://www.amazon.com

4 days ago

Art Inspired by Networks On Display at Esther Klein Gallery: Workshop, Lecture and Opening Reception Planned

...m., followed by a reception with the artists from 6 – 8 p.m. at EKG, 3600 Market Street...

    Art Inspired by Networks On Display at Esther Klein Gallery: Workshop, Lecture and Opening Reception Planned
    In this sponsored post, Esther Klein Gallery tells us about their upcoming exhibit, "Networks Within and Around Us" featuring artwork from a group of artists participating in the PENN Network Visualization Program. The show runs through January 26, 2018. A lecture by Dr. Danielle Basset will be held on Friday, January 19th at Quorum, 3711...
    http://www.theartblog.org

4 days ago

Restaurant Week, Marigold Kitchen's winter me...

Restaurant Week, Marigold Kitchen's winter menu and Eagles Championship specials. http://ucreview.com/philly-dines-out-a-minimenu-of-the-philly-restaurant-scene-p7628-145.htm

    Philly Dines Out: a mini-menu of the Philly restaurant scene
    University City, West Philadelphia, Community Newspaper
    http://ucreview.com

4 days ago

Dr. Amy Gutmann Penn President posted 2 photos to Flickr:

5 days ago

University City Review shared a link.

    USciences Participates in Service for MLK Day 2018
    University City, West Philadelphia, Community Newspaper
    http://ucreview.com

5 days ago

University of the Sciences

University of the Sciences

    USciences Participates in Service for MLK Day 2018
    University City, West Philadelphia, Community Newspaper
    http://ucreview.com

5 days ago

The Dornsife Center Senior Group is an opport...

The Dornsife Center Senior Group is an opportunity for residents from all around West Philadelphia to plan inter-generational activities to build relationships and share mutual support. Each meeting offers special programs that include health and well-being, exercise, dance, nutrition, gardening, and computer literacy. The next meeting is Friday 1/19/18 at 11 am.

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    The Dornsife Center Senior Group is an opportunity for residents from all around West Philadelphia to plan inter-generational activities to build relationships and share mutual support. Each meeting...
    https://www.facebook.com

5 days ago

“We want a bill that creates a predictable en...

“We want a bill that creates a predictable environment for charter applications and renewal and that low-qualities are shut down or never opened.” ICYMI: Rep. Jordan Harris, Rep. James Roebuck Mastery Charter Schools and others discussed the new Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) report on Charter Schools. http://ucreview.com/new-report-opens-debate-on-how-to-regulate-pa-charter-schools-p7637-1.htm

    New report opens debate on how to regulate PA charter schools
    A new report on charter schools confirms some of the concerns lawmakers, school officials, parents and others have had about the state of education in Pennsylvania. However, it also points the way toward improving it. Last week, the nonprofit group Public Citizens for Children & Youth released data comparing the performances of public and charter schools across the state.
    http://ucreview.com

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