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December 19, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Staff Writer
City and federal officials said Thursday that Philadelphia had "effectively ended" homelessness among military veterans, meaning every veteran in the city who wants housing has it. Since August 2013, officials said, 1,390 Philadelphia veterans have been connected to permanent housing. Mayor Nutter said 15 remain on the streets because they don't want to be housed. "I have a message for each of you who are still out there," he said at a City Hall news conference, pausing for a moment to collect himself.
REAL_ESTATE
November 30, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
It was not, David Yeager readily acknowledged, your typical urban high-rise-apartment construction project. But Yeager, founder of Radnor Property Group in Wayne, had never partnered on a project with a church - in this case, the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral. That partnership has produced a 26-story, 276-unit glass-and-steel structure at 37th and Chestnut Streets and a three-story office building, as well as a 19th-century Romanesque-style brownstone church now in much better shape than it has been in decades.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2016 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
Maybe the third time will be the charm for the place we've grown used to calling University City. Originally an African American neighborhood known as Black Bottom, the portion between Market Street and Lancaster Avenue was a tight mesh of rowhouses and small businesses until the early 1960s, when it was leveled to provide growing room for Penn and Drexel. As a token, the city set aside a full block on 36th Street to build a cutting-edge, science high school. It lasted all of 33 years.
REAL_ESTATE
January 25, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
The Left Bank - at $58 million, developer Carl Dranoff's most expensive project to date when it opened in late January 2001 - was considered a dangerous move at the time. "It was West Philadelphia ," Dranoff said of the experts' observations. "They thought I was nuts. " Of course, Dranoff's gamble - an "educated leap of faith," he called it at the time - paid off. The 282-unit luxury rental project - carved from a 700,000-square-foot, concrete-and-steel University of Pennsylvania-owned building at 32d and Walnut Streets that had last been home to General Electric's missile and spacecraft division - has been 100 percent rented almost since the day it opened.
NEWS
December 19, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Staff Writer
City and federal officials said Thursday that Philadelphia had "effectively ended" homelessness among military veterans, meaning every veteran in the city who wants housing has it. Since August 2013, officials said, 1,390 Philadelphia veterans have been connected to permanent housing. Mayor Nutter said 15 remain on the streets because they don't want to be housed. "I have a message for each of you who are still out there," he said at a City Hall news conference, pausing for a moment to collect himself.
NEWS
December 2, 2015
ISSUE | UNIVERSITY CITY Community partners In Friday's column , Inga Saffron reached an inescapable conclusion: Universities were complicit in postwar urban-renewal programs that failed to sustain strong, diverse neighborhoods. She suggested that requiring payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTs) by nonprofit institutions is the logical form of redress. But that narrative fails to account for 20 years of successful efforts in University City. And the conclusion is shortsighted - no program of PILOTs could match the impact that anchor institutions make today.
REAL_ESTATE
November 30, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
It was not, David Yeager readily acknowledged, your typical urban high-rise-apartment construction project. But Yeager, founder of Radnor Property Group in Wayne, had never partnered on a project with a church - in this case, the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral. That partnership has produced a 26-story, 276-unit glass-and-steel structure at 37th and Chestnut Streets and a three-story office building, as well as a 19th-century Romanesque-style brownstone church now in much better shape than it has been in decades.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 2015 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
University City, that artificially created place on the west bank of the Schuylkill, has suddenly become Philadelphia's most vital neighborhood. You can see it in the luxury high-rises, office towers, and dorms now coalescing into a glittering second skyline. Just last week, Penn and Drexel held a party to celebrate their economic contribution to the city, which is indeed substantial. Today, Penn reigns supreme as Philadelphia's largest private employer, with nearly 16,000 full-timers on its payroll.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2015 | By Natalie Pompilio, For The Inquirer
Two types of people will flood Philadelphia this weekend: elite runners and the people who support them. Both can have a great time at the 22d Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon and Half Marathon - with the right planning. It's easier for the more than 25,000 runners. They'll enjoy a scenic course Sunday - either a full 26.2 miles or a slightly more reasonable (ha) 13.1 miles - that passes through such neighborhoods as Chinatown, Society Hill, University City, and Manayunk. They'll be welcomed at the start line, celebrated at the finish, and applauded and inspired by the crowds at "cheer zones" throughout the course.
BUSINESS
November 21, 2015 | By Jonathan Takiff, Inquirer Staff Writer
Drexel University already ranks among the top 50 universities worldwide when it comes to patent awards developed by faculty members, said Keith Orris, university senior vice president of corporate relations and economic development. And with Thursday's announcement of Drexel's new funding partnership with Ben Franklin Technology Partners and a mentoring relationship with Wayne-based Safeguard Scientifics, university inventors and entrepreneurs will have 10 million new reasons to keep the research fires burning, the brainstorms exploding.
NEWS
November 14, 2015 | By Dani Blum, Inquirer Staff Writer
About 300 students from the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel, Temple, and other colleges in the Philadelphia area joined in a mass protest Thursday, echoing movements around the nation against racial issues at the University of Missouri and Yale University. "This is what democracy looks like!" some chanted. "Who are we? We are Yale! Who are we? We are Mizzou!" The larger protest arose from two groups, starting with a much smaller Million Student March at Penn inspired by rallies around the country on economic issues, particularly huge student-loan debt.
NEWS
November 9, 2015 | Wendy Ruderman, Daily News Staff Writer
MAYOR-ELECT Jim Kenney said it's "ridiculous" that the city doesn't hire ex-offenders, and that's one thing he hopes to change. "I learned through our research on re-entry in the city . . . [that] the city doesn't hire ex-offenders, which, to me, seems ridiculous," Kenney said yesterday. "If we are asking the Chamber of Commerce and other organizations to take a chance on someone, there's no reason why someone coming back to us [from prison] couldn't work in some capacity for the city, so that's number one. " Kenney's comment was made during a news conference yesterday in University City to introduce members of his transition committee, co-chaired by state Rep. Dwight Evans and former city human services commissioner Alba Martinez.
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