This is the third year that “People Helping People” has helped the staff of Dunbar Elementary get ready to open, and the volunteer force has grown to about 200 people.
Julie Becker, with Physicians for Social Responsibility, says fracking puts some dangerous chemicals into the environment, such as benzene.
A new apartment complex at 2nd and Race Streets will be the first development in Philadelphia to take advantage of new zoning code that provides incentives in exchange for features deemed to be in the public interest.
A new labor agreement at Philadelphia’s Convention Center is less than four months old, but officials say it’s having an impact on bookings.
Philadelphia has joined a nationwide effort to get students reading on grade level by fourth grade.
The floating artwork-cum-living-and-performance-space, with aqua garden, is called “Wetland.”
Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senator Bob Casey supports the Student Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, which would allow students to do what homeowners and businesses are doing — lower the interest rate on their debt.
Philadelphia’s weekly “City Paper” has been sold to the company that provides the free commuter daily, “Metro.”
“This is Bebashi’s fifth annual Breast Fest,” said Shaina Mitchell, the Philadelphia-based black empowerment organization’s breast cancer prevention specialist.
The Philadelphia Housing Authority has broken ground for its first project in more than two years.
This is the do-or-die week for Philadelphia public schools. By Friday, the superintendent has to decide whether to lay-off hundreds of teachers, which could delay the start of the school year.
The bill passed both houses of the state legislature with super-majorities, so Doug O’Malley of Environment New Jersey says clean water advocates are hopeful about an override.
The Center opened as John F. Kennedy High School in 1966 but now is used mostly as a recreation center. Since it’s undergoing renovations, some council members thought it would be a good time to rename the building in honor of the current president.
“It’s amazing how a plastic card can really change a lot,” says immigration rights worker Maria Sotomayor, recalling her own victory in obtaining a driver’s license.
For the 50th anniversary of the JFK half dollar, the U.S. Mint is selling a special Gold edition of the coin.