August 13, 2016 |
Lancaster General Health, a unit of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, picked King of Prussia's Universal Health Services Inc. to operate a planned 126-bed behavioral-health hospital planned in Lancaster, Pa. The $30 million facility is expected to open two years from now, Lancaster General said. The partnership will have a six-member board of governors, with three members from each partner. Lancaster General will lease the land to the partnership. UHS, which already owns eight behavioral-health facilities in Pennsylvania, will operate the hospital.
August 9, 2016
ISSUE | COLLEGE FUNDING Clarifying grants In a story about a dispute between Mansfield University administrators and the Mansfield Foundation, a university vice president said the foundation made grants in the last fiscal year totaling only $230,000 ("A fund-raising feud," July 31). The university's financial statements show the grants totaled $634,622: "During the years ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, the Foundation paid either directly to the University or on behalf of the University, scholarships, salaries and other administrative expenses, and capital additions totaling $634,622 and $810,487, respectively.
August 2, 2016 |
Two men connected with the Temple University Police Department have been charged with murder, according to court records. Aaron Wright, 47, and Marquis Robinson, 41, are charged with six criminal counts including murder, aggravated assault, conspiracy, and abuse of a corpse. Their addresses were unavailable Sunday. The men were charged with killing a 24-year-old woman who was reported slain at 10:40 a.m. Friday on the 4600 block of Greene Street, Philadelphia police said. A 47-year-old man was arrested at the scene, according to the department's Friday report on the killing, and court records say Wright and Robinson were charged Saturday.
August 1, 2016 |
On a July day with temperatures in the mid-90s, the breeze rushing through the unfinished 46th floor of the FMC Tower at Cira Centre South provides little relief. No matter. The views on every side are spectacular, to say the least, and make other high-rises near this one at 30th and Walnut Streets - with the exception of the new Comcast tower directly east - look very small. That includes the 33-story Evo apartments next door, which, with Cira Green, the parking garage with a one-acre park on its top - are both completed and in use. All comprise the nearly $700 million Cira Centre South project that is a large part of the eastern gateway to Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania.
July 31, 2016 |
Hillary Clinton kicked off her general election campaign and bus tour through battleground states Friday at a rally in Philadelphia by comparing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to a king, while also arguing that the historic nature of her candidacy showed the goodness and potential of America. "Nobody who looked like me was thought to be possible to run for president" when the country was founded, Clinton told a few thousand supporters at Temple University, a day after she became the first woman to accept the presidential nomination of a major U.S. party.
July 27, 2016
Hillary Clinton will have two huge tasks when she addresses the Democratic National Convention as its nominee for president Thursday night: first, loosen up a controlled demeanor that can come across as phony, and second, counter accusations that her presidency would extend the Obama administration's foreign policy. Foreign policy is a strong suit for Clinton in a race against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who appeared to acknowledge that deficiency in choosing as his running mate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a former ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on the Middle East who has been to Iraq and Afghanistan.
July 26, 2016
Reinvestment Fund, a Philadelphia nonprofit rebuilding distressed towns and cities through the use of capital and information, has named Saul A. Behar to its board. He is vice president and general counsel at the University City Science Center. The City Avenue Special Services District has elected Kevin Michaels and Mark C. Reed to its board. They replace C. Kevin Gillespie and Lita Cohen. Michaels, managing partner at Cross Properties, is a major property owner in the district.
July 22, 2016 |
University of the Sciences in West Philadelphia's Spruce Hill section plans a new six-story dormitory building at 46th Street and Woodland Avenue, according to documents posted Wednesday to a city website. The 128,000-square-foot building will accommodate 218 units, most with two beds each, according to the application for consideration by the city's Civic Design Review board. The project is being developed by Campus Apartments of Philadelphia and designed by Baltimore's Design Collective for the university, which awards degrees in pharmacy, science and healthcare fields.
July 19, 2016
By Matt Bergheiser Imagine applying to 42 jobs in three months and not landing a single interview. Imagine what it feels like to realize that even jobs at the lowest rungs of the career ladder require online applications when you haven't turned on a computer in years. Imagine being so desperate for income that you'll ride two trains and a bus for a chance at back-breaking day labor that might not even materialize. This story line is typical for citizens returning from prison, as a criminal conviction is often a career-ender, creating devastating impacts for individuals, families, and communities.
July 16, 2016 |
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education's board of governors on Thursday approved a $178 tuition increase for state universities this fall - the smallest hike in nine years. Full-time in-state students will pay a base tuition rate of $7,238 a year for the 2016-17 academic year, up from $7,060 last year. Holding the increase to 2.5 percent increase was possible because the state-supported universities have cut nearly $300 million from their expenditures over the last decade, said Kenn Marshall, system spokesman.