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February 8, 2015 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
When it comes to Philadanco, the award-winning dance company she created back in 1970, Joan Myers Brown is all focus. Fervor for the company, she acknowledges, has been second only to her delight in family. "My home, well, it's a good place to kick off my shoes and relax. But it's nothing fancy. " What her University City home is, however, is a warm and welcoming place that has brought Brown back from her years of rearing children in the suburbs to a more urban existence.
SPORTS
November 16, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
Karim Karamoko threw for two touchdowns on Thursday afternoon, and Robert Hall rushed for two more as University City rolled to a 40-0 win over Edison at West Philadelphia. Both of Karamoko's touchdowns came in the first half, and University City entered halftime ahead by 26-0. Hall opened up the third quarter with a 35-yard touchdown before adding another from 10 yards out. Commitments Lower Merion's Marina Aileen Forster signed a national letter of intent to accept a rowing scholarship to Drexel.
SPORTS
January 29, 1986 | By John D. Harris, Inquirer Staff Writer
Winning in the pinch hasn't always come naturally to the University City basketball team. It only appears that way after games like the one yesterday, in which the fourth-ranked Jaguars outlasted visiting Mastbaum, 67-59, for Public League Division C bragging rights. "It shows that we can handle the pressure," said University City senior forward David Scott. "Last year, we had a lead against Mastbaum in the last 2 minutes, and we weren't experienced enough to handle it. This year, in the hard-nosed games, all of us are really up for the challenge.
SPORTS
February 23, 1992 | By Joe Santoliquito, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Jaconda Jackson scored the 1,000th point of her career and the Martin Luther King girls ovecame a sluggish first half to defeat Northeast High, 54-37, in a Public League semifinal game yesterday at the Civic Center. The victory earned the Cougars, the defending Public League champions, a chance at a second straight title and their third straight visit to the championship. King (20-3) will face University City - an easy 58-28 winner over Franklin Learning Center in the other semifinal game - for the championship at the Civic Center next Sunday at 3 p.m., following the boys' championship.
REAL_ESTATE
October 7, 2013 | By Alison Burdo, Inquirer Staff Writer
After spending nearly two years renovating a vacant Walnut Hill property, a student-housing developer and landlord hopes to entice denizens of University City to move deeper into West Philadelphia with discounted rental rates and free rides to class. About 30 apartments in the 127-unit Croydon Hall Apartments at 241 S. 49th St. will be available for lease beginning in January, said Scott Orens of Philadelphia-based Orens Bros. Real Estate Inc., the property's owner. With the $10 million renovation, the building will have a fitness center and bike storage and apartments with dishwashers, garbage disposers, and air conditioning, Orens said.
SPORTS
January 27, 2001 | By Todd Zolecki, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
University City head coach Lurline Jones had one question for her players late in the third quarter of yesterday's Public League girls' basketball game against Central: Is there anybody here who really wants to win? Jones had seen enough. The defending league champions were fumbling and stumbling their way to a 62-47 third-quarter deficit, missing layups and losing interest fast. "But we're a fourth-quarter team," Jones said afterward. "Don't ask me why. " The visiting Jaguars (13-4 overall, 4-1 league)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 2011
THIS WEEK "Street Gazing" left Center City for the University City home of the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. Class is in session and students promenading down Locust Walk clearly dress for comfort and style. On my journey I saw the classic prep style, relaxed looks and even some high fashion takes on the student body. It seems higher education builds your mind and sharpens your style.   Follow Reuben Harley on Twitter at @BigRubeHarley and at streetgazing.blogspot.com.
NEWS
October 2, 2012
The Philadelphia Water Department reported Monday the appearance of rusty water in University City and urged customers to limit the use of the water while the utility cleans the system. The department said the rusty water is not a health hazard, but it is a nuisance. Once the system is cleared, customers should run cold water through their pipes to remove any accumulated rust. Customers with questions can call the department's hotline at 215-685-6300.    - Robert Moran
NEWS
October 17, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
A 12-inch water main broke in University City this morning, forcing the Philadelphia Water Department to shut off nearby service, and causing traffic to slow. John DiGiulio, a spokesman for the department, said crews were at the scene of the break around Market street between 42nd and 43 Streets. DiGiulio said he did not have an estimate on when repairs would be complete and water service turned on for the block. The break is not on the scale of Saturday's 36-inch transmission pipe break in Old City that rushed five million to six million gallons of water through that area.
SPORTS
February 27, 1987 | By Dave Caldwell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Its offense cruised at a jet stream level for most of the year, but University City decided to stay in a holding pattern during the most crucial sequence of its season. With 1 minute, 10 seconds remaining and the visiting Jaguars trailing second-ranked West Philadelphia by a point in yesterday's Public League opening-round playoff game, University City coach Steve Kane ordered his team to keep the ball for one shot. "I decided since they were not pressuring us, we'd hold," Kane said after the Jaguars lost to the Speedboys, 38-37.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2015 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
In the old days - like maybe 10 years ago - people who wanted to start a business would rent an office, hang out a shingle, hire a receptionist, and get down to work. Now, people of an entrepreneurial persuasion launch a start-up, join a co-working space, and find collaborators, often while making coffee in said space's communal kitchen. The way we work is changing, so it makes sense that the architecture of work would change, too. Instead of building downtown office towers the way we once did, Philadelphia has been exploding with co-working spaces, places where you can rent a desk, a conference table, and a Wi-Fi connection by the day, week, or month.
FOOD
March 20, 2015 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
Buoyed by its successful first year and a half, High Street on Market - the casual sibling of Fork in Old City - plans to open a second location in late summer or early fall in Lower Manhattan. Ellen Yin and chef Eli Kulp have signed a deal at the corner of Hudson and Horatio Streets in the West Village. The concept - ingredient-driven American foods and baked goods served from breakfast through dinner in a cozy cafe setting - will remain. This location is a third larger than the original at 308 Market St.   Que pasa The Garces Group is slinging Mexican food in a Baja beach scene at Buena Onda (1901 Callowhill St., 215-302-3530)
NEWS
March 13, 2015 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
FALLING RATES of minor crimes and a shift to community-based punishments for petty offenders are slowly changing the demographics of Philly jails. City prison officials say a drop in minimum-security inmates is so significant that two overflow jails will close: the Cannery for female inmates in Holmesburg, and a facility for men in University City. Together, the two jails can house up to 292 inmates, prisons spokeswoman Shawn Hawes said. The University City jail will close March 31, saving "several thousand dollars a month" in rent, staffing, food services and other costs, Hawes said.
NEWS
March 13, 2015 | Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
The information the public gets about mayoral candidates is usually limited to sound bites and quick debate answers. To give a more lengthy sampling of the candidates' platforms, the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce released answers to five questions it had posed about small business and job growth. Answers came in from former District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham, former city spokesman Doug Oliver, former Common Pleas Court Judge Nelson A. Diaz, former City Councilman James F. Kenney, and State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams.
NEWS
February 27, 2015
ISSUE | BUSINESS AID Zoned out As a former mayor, I know that political speeches don't help small businesses and municipalities, but that the Urban Enterprise Zone Program does. With a proven track record of bolstering the stability and growth of the main-street business districts in 37 communities across New Jersey, it is a program that is ready on day one. So it is my hope that, on his next visit to New Jersey, Gov. Christie will reconsider the UEZ Restart Initiative, which he recently vetoed.
REAL_ESTATE
February 8, 2015 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
When it comes to Philadanco, the award-winning dance company she created back in 1970, Joan Myers Brown is all focus. Fervor for the company, she acknowledges, has been second only to her delight in family. "My home, well, it's a good place to kick off my shoes and relax. But it's nothing fancy. " What her University City home is, however, is a warm and welcoming place that has brought Brown back from her years of rearing children in the suburbs to a more urban existence.
NEWS
February 5, 2015
J OSEPH HWANG, 30, of University City, is a co-founder and chief designer of Barring Eyewear. The startup uses innovative materials and cutting-edge technology to manufacture and market sunglasses. The University City firm expects to launch a line of prescription eyewear in the spring. Other co-founders are Eric Fiore, Frank Tucci and Kim Chhour. Q: How'd you come up with the idea? A: I designed sunglasses as a hobby. I was working in New York and returned to Philly in 2013 to go to graduate school at Penn.
NEWS
February 3, 2015
Y ASMINE MUSTAFA, 32, of University City, and Anthony Gold, 49, of West Chester, co-founded Roar for Good, a University City firm aimed at empowering women with fashionable safety accessories and educational programs. The startup is part of DreamIt Athena, a female-focused entrepreneur program by DreamIt Ventures. I spoke with Mustafa, the CEO. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for Roar? A: A woman was raped a block from my apartment shortly after I came back from a trip to South America last year.
BUSINESS
January 22, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia philanthropist Raymond G. Perelman has given $50 million to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, which will name an eight-acre portion of its University City campus in his honor. The gift, to be announced Wednesday, equals in size the biggest Children's has ever received, and brings Perelman's total announced donations in the Philadelphia region to $339 million. Children's said it would use Perelman's $50 million to establish the Raymond G. Perelman Research Fund to support a Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics, Perelman Scholars, a Fund for Research Innovation, the Perelman Endowed Chair in Pediatric Ophthalmology, and general research.
BUSINESS
January 21, 2015 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
Out to help improve the beer-drinking experience, the Philadelphia life-sciences company Invisible Sentinel Inc. has entered into partnerships with four brewing companies for final validation of its Veriflow brewPAL. The technology by the University City start-up claims to be the first to provide same-day detection of pediococcus and lactobacillus, bacteria that attach to grain and can spoil the taste of beer. Last fall, Invisible Sentinel announced a partnership with Victory Brewing Co. in Downingtown to work on validation of Veriflow brewPAL.
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