June 8, 2013 |
The Philadelphia School Partnership will announce Friday that it is awarding a $1.5 million grant to Wissahickon Charter School in Nicetown to help it expand. A year ago, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission gave the charter school, which has an environmental focus, permission to add a second K-8 campus in 2014. Kristina Littell, Wissahickon's co-chief executive officer, said the school's second site will be located on Washington Lane in East Germantown. She said the spot is ideal since it is across the street from the Awbury Arboretum and near several environmental programs.
May 30, 2013 |
Students who receive their two-year associate degrees will soon have another avenue for completing a bachelor's degree from New Jersey's biggest public university. Rutgers University, represented by executive vice president for academic affairs Richard L. Edwards, is set to sign an agreement Thursday with Mercer County Community College to allow associate degree holders to earn Rutgers degrees right on the county college's West Windsor campus. Rutgers' Off Campus Program at Mercer is the fourth such program to be offered.
May 18, 2013 |
Two of the biggest apartment landlords based in the Philadelphia area are betting on Washington, hoping the federal government and the contractors who depend on it will weather the budget battles that have lately depressed hiring and rents around the capital. Morgan Properties, the King of Prussia firm headed by Temple University and Republican Party donor Mitchell Morgan, says it has bought the 620-unit Northampton Apartments in Largo, Md., in partnership with DRA Advisors L.L.C., of New York.
April 30, 2013
Directors of AmeriGas Propane Inc., general partner of AmeriGas Partners L.P., increased the quarterly distribution by 5 percent to 84 cents per limited partnership unit to unit holders of record as of May 10. The annualized distribution will increase from $3.20 to $3.36 per unit. AmeriGas units would yield 7.6 percent, based upon Monday's closing price of $44.07 a unit on the New York Stock Exchange. UGI Corp., Valley Forge, is the general partner of AmeriGas and owns 26 percent of the partnership units.
March 15, 2013 |
The Philadelphia School Partnership will announce grants totaling $3.4 million Thursday to help two charter organizations with long waiting lists expand in the northern and western parts of the city. Scholar Academies will receive $1.8 million to help add 600 to 900 seats, while KIPP Philadelphia will receive $1.6 million to serve 700 to 800 more students. Mark Gleason, the partnership's executive director, said Wednesday the two nonprofit groups were chosen because of strong academic performance in the city and elsewhere.
March 10, 2013 |
The landscape of public housing in Philadelphia dramatically changed in the last decade, as decrepit high-rise projects were demolished and replaced with more appealing new homes. But the rate of replacement housing never kept pace with the number of eliminated units. The pressure to fill the supply gap of affordable housing is prompting the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) to launch an ambitious plan for creating 6,000 additional units of public housing in five years, said Kelvin Jeremiah, the agency's interim executive director.
March 2, 2013 |
The Philadelphia School Partnership will announce a $500,000 grant Friday to help a new network of independent Catholic elementary schools in low-income neighborhoods. Aldo Cavalli, president of Independence Mission Schools, said the nonprofit would use the planning grant to help assemble a small central office staff to assist the 16 schools in raising money, handling tuition payments and helping families find financial aid. "They are start-up dollars to get the central administration office up and running, and to get all the initiatives in place," Cavalli said Thursday.
February 6, 2013 |
Thanks to her school lunches, Patience Vaughan discovered she likes grape leaves. Joey Olivo found out he's a fan of smoked salmon. Tiara Carter fell in love with lobster ravioli. That's standard lunch fare at the Sustainability Workshop, an alternative senior-year program of the Philadelphia School District in which 29 students learn not in traditional classrooms, but by tackling real-world problems. The meals - plus lots of fresh fruits and vegetables for snacking - come via FreshDirect, the New York-based online grocer now expanding into the Philadelphia market.
November 28, 2012 |
Coal trains stopped trundling over Darby Creek into Exelon Corp.'s Eddystone generating station some time ago, after the utility announced plans to retire its coal-fired power generation units. By this time next year, a train could begin rolling in daily to Eddystone carrying Bakken crude oil from North Dakota for use at Philadelphia-area refineries. On Monday, Enbridge Inc. , of Calgary, Alberta, said it has agreed with a Philadelphia-area partner to form the Eddystone Rail Co. and convert the train facility at the generating station from one capable of handling coal hoppers to tank cars.
November 2, 2012
REMEMBER THAT exposure monstrosity that was going to separate Texas from those other top-feeders on the food chain? Well, upon further review, maybe not so much. Or at least not the way some envisioned when the Longhorns entered into a 20-year, $300 million partnership with - who else? - ESPN. Coach Mack Brown spends 6 hours a week taping six televison shows. And the first 30 minutes of practice also makes it on the air. Recruits see it. So do other teams. "I'm a solider," Brown said recently, when asked about the partnership.