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In West Philadelphia, a fight to save a neighborhood farm

At 8 a.m. on a Saturday in mid-July, a time many teenagers prefer to be asleep, Mika'al Broadus, a rising senior at Roxborough High School, was already at work at Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative's University City High School garden, harvesting armfuls of kale.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Family, Teenagers, Home Gardening, Home, University of Pennsylvania, Social Software

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John Knuttel, 86, comptroller

John J. Knuttel, 86, of Brigantine, N.J., a former comptroller for St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, died of heart failure Friday, July 25, at home.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Photography, Arts

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Sampson Independent

UMO summer graduation Aug. 231:01 pm

The University of Mount Olive will graduate approximately 220 students at its summer commencement on Saturday, Aug. 23. Graduation exercises are scheduled for 2 p.m. in the George and Annie Dail Kornegay Arena.


Related Topix: Mount Olive, NC, Wayne County, NC, University of Maryland University College

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Stuck? Try cultivating an 'aha' moment

It happens at moments when you least expect it: in the shower, while out for a run or, for me, right before falling asleep.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Northwestern University


Losing Your Job Could Kill You, But Recessions Could Be Good For Your ...

Losing Your Job Could Kill You, But Recessions Could Be Good For Your Health PHILADELPHIA, July 24, 2014- Being unemployed increases your risk of death, but recessions decrease it.


The Triangle

Dislocation damages engineering clubs

We all know the line from Mike Judge's hilarious cubicle-based comedy "Office Space."


Related Topix: Opinion

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Philadelphia Gay News

Center showcases queer youth art exhibit

For the next month, the William Way LGBT Community Center will display work created by artists from The Attic Youth Center in an exhibit titled "Proud Exposures: Youth Identities and Icons."


Related Topix: Photography, Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Sentinel & Enterprise

As Market Basket battle drags on, big winners are the competition

Receipts from grocery competitors and a poster of ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas hang on the doors of Market Basket on John Fitch Highway in Fitchburg Wednesday.


Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Triangle

Provost Greenberg to retire upcoming fall

Provost Mark Greenberg is stepping down as an administrator this September after 35 years of service to Drexel University.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

Universities as elements of urban/downtown revitalization: the Portland State story and more

The Portland Streetcar passes through the plaza in front of Portland State University's College of Urban and Public Affairs.


Related Topix: Portland State University, Arizona State University, Arizona, University of Arizona, University of Pennsylvania

Sentinel & Enterprise

Ex-Market Basket CEO speaks out for employees as they rally for him

Thousands of Market Basket employees rallied outside the Stadium Plaza store Monday morning on the fourth day of a boycott attempting to get ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas reinstated.


Related Topix: Tewksbury, MA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Triangle

Drexel biologists track New Jersey pine snake

Drexel University biologists are collaborating in an effort to save northern pine snakes from extinction using military technology.


Related Topix: New Jersey Government, New Jersey, Genetics, Pine Barrens (Pinelands), NJ

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Study says crime has not risen around SugarHouse Casino

A study by two Philadelphia researchers has found that crime in the immediate area of SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia's Fishtown section has not increased since the casino opened 2010.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, Philadelphia, PA, Criminal Justice, Temple University

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Times Leader

Pelak, Rothstein

Amy Pelak and Josh Rothstein were married on Sunday, May 25, in a private ceremony in Philadelphia, followed by a reception and sharing of their vows with close family and friends at In Riva in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, University of Georgia

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Science Daily

Do urban casinos increase local crime? Not in this case study

Residents protested the opening of Philadelphia's SugarHouse Casino in 2010, but researchers found that crime rates were largely unaffected by the introduction of the gaming establishment.


Related Topix: Prison, Philadelphia, PA


IBC Foundation announces new partnership with Philadelphia Freedoms...

The Independence Blue Cross Foundation today announces that the Philadelphia Freedoms are the newest IBC Foundation Healthy Futures Initiative "Get Fit" partner.


Related Topix: Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA, Family, Kids

At Drexel, testing a new approach to Alzheimer's

An Alzheimer's disease expert at Drexel University is testing an unusual approach to the disease: giving the brain what may be a more efficient source of energy.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Fasting, Food and Drug Administration

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Ranch Road Tacos Hosts Midsummer Pop-Up at Serrano

Serrano in Old City may have served its last meal on June 28th, but starting tonight there will still be dishes coming out of the kitchen.


Related Topix: France, World News, Philadelphia, PA, Life, Food, Mexican Cuisine

Tue Jul 15, 2014

WXPN-FM Philadelphia

College Calling: The Districts' guitarist Mark Larson to bow out after XPoNential

One of the first things that newcomers to Lititz / Philly rockers The Districts mention is their age.


Related Topix: Chestnut Hill College

US News & World Report

10 Universities That Receive the Most Applications

The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas.


Related Topix: UC Los Angeles, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA, San Diego State University