There are a handful of fresh sculptures at 11th and York streets. Statues designed by respected artists that are grouped around a well-worn dirt path and are shook by regional rail trains four times an
Of the nearly 20,000 students who attend Temple’s Main Campus, a majority commute. As one of those commuters, I’ve often found myself running across campus and arriving on the train platform disheveled and out of
Seven shootings have occurred at Philadelphia recreation centers since January, leaving four dead and community members searching for answers. “It’s senseless,” said Victor Richard. “It’s total disrespect for human life.” Richard is the commissioner of
In Center City, the streets are clean and safe. The parks and squares are neatly landscaped, and even the vast underground transit concourse is as urine-stench-free as any reasonable person could hope. While Central Philadelphia
There hasn’t been a murder on or around Main Campus since 2005. Considering the high crime rates in the surrounding neighborhood, one murder in the course of three years is something to be happy about.
Last month’s Liberty Medal ceremony was a rare chance for the philanthropic community to celebrate its accomplishments before a large captive audience. Undoubtedly the award’s honoree, U2’s Bono, was the big draw, attracting music fans,