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  1. Philly Theater as neo religionRead the original story

    May 4, 2016 | University City Review

    What happens when a Philadelphia theatre company becomes as large at the military industrial complex? The city theatre that stands out as the most daring in terms of material is the Wilma Theater on South Broad. Ask any theatre lover about the plays produced at the Wilma, and they will tell you that they are different from almost anything produced in the city.

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  2. Philadelphia Fire Fighters and MDA Kick Off Annual Fill the Boot CampaignRead the original story

    May 4, 2016 | University City Review

    Fill the Boot drives begin May 13th to benefit kids and adults with muscular dystrophy Members of the Philadelphia Fire Department and Local 22, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association , are set to host a special event to kick off the fire fighters' annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases live longer and grow stronger. The kick-off event on May 12th at Engine 53 Ladder 27 at 4th and Snyder continues more than 60 years of Local 22 tradition, providing steadfast drive and uncommon caring to help free individuals from the harm of muscle diseases that take away everyday freedoms like walking, hugging, playing and even breathing.

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  3. Germantown Friends School Choir and Chorus Perform the Philadelphia...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | University City Review

    The choral ensembles of Germantown Friends School, under the direction of Stephen Kushner, will perform Stabat Mater by modern composer Paul Mealor on Saturday, May 7 at 3 p.m. This will be the Philadelphia premiere of this ambitious work for choir, string orchestra and harp. Also included in the program will be Mealor's She Walks in Beauty, Ola Gjelo's Ubi Caritas, Kim Andre Arnesen's Flight Song, Mata Del Anima Sola by Venezuelan composer Antonio Estevez, and Odunde and Betelehemu-works for choir and percussion by Nigerian born drummer and composer Babatunde Olatunji.

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  4. To the Editor: Grocery Prices Could More Than DoubleRead the original story

    May 4, 2016 | University City Review

    Grocery prices could more than double if the soda tax is passed, according to the advertisement on the back page of your last issue. Well, that could be true if all you bought at the grocery store was two-liter bottles of Coke, but...why the alarm? Is Big Sugar trying to imply that other 'groceries' will cost more too? How dumb does BS think we are? Grocery stores sell things we need and things we do not need, but like .

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  5. City Council tackles youth homelessnessRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | University City Review

    According to a study by the late Dr. Staci Perlman, youth who have experienced homelessness are more likely to experience behavioral problems, are more likely to commit suicide, are more likely to become system dependent and poor. And according to Councilwoman Helen Gym, since 2009, youth experiencing homelessness has increased by 70 percent.

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  6. Western Edge of University City becoming known as The Platinum CorridorRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | University City Review

    Zurich Insurance Group bought 2.0 University Place, the state-of-the-art Class A Green Office Building at 30 North 41st Street, for $41.25 million, or $420 per square foot, amongst Philadelphia's highest prices for a commercial property. The building is fully leased.

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  7. Property Reassessments Could Add $30 Million in New RevenuesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | University City Review

    City Controller Alan Butkovitz today released his latest monthly economic report that indicated the City of Philadelphia's new property assessments for 2017 could provide approximately $30 million in new tax revenues. The reassessments conducted by the Office of Property Assessment increased the City's total taxable property value to $91.7 billion, up $2.2 billion over the prior year.

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  8. Leading Education Organizations Declare Victory on Funding FormulaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | University City Review

    The region's leading education organizations gathered on the steps of the Philadelphia School District to applaud the state's enactment of a new school funding formula and to call for a much more substantial increase in investments in education in next year's state budget. The new bipartisan formula follows the recommendations made by the Campaign for Fair Education Funding, which advocated for a formula that would allocate new state funds based on the number of students in each district and weighted on student and district factors, such as the number of students who are low income, English Language Learners, or newly enrolled in charter schools, as well as the extent of the local tax effort and local tax capacity.

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  9. Chamber to Host Policy Forum on Expanding Neighborhood EconomiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | University City Review

    The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is hosting the second of three Roadmap for Growth policy forums to explore actionable ideas around neighborhood economic revitalization that can be part of a shared agenda between the Kenney Administration and Philadelphia's business and civic community. This policy forum will feature a keynote speech from City of Philadelphia Commerce Harold Epps and an interactive discussion with thought leaders and audience members.

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  10. Weekly Almanac:Read the original story

    Apr 28, 2016 | University City Review

    Join the Drexel Black Graduate Studen t Union and the Dornsife Center for an intergenerational discussion about media portrayals of people of color, 3509 Spring Garden St., 5:30-7 p.m. Light refreshments served. 215-571-4013.

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  11. Chinese Lantern Festival showcased at historic Franklin SquareRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | University City Review

    Audience members waited with bated breath as John Chin, the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation , led the countdown from 10 in Chinese. When Chin reached one, 15,000 LED Lights surged to illuminate the 28-larger than life lantern displays, created by Chinese artisans, at Franklin Square, 6th and Arch streets.

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  12. April in Philadelphia's French QuarterRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | University City Review

    If you stand on the Northeast corner of 18th and Sansom and look up at the street sign you might be puzzled at what you see. Just under the street names is a plaque, which reads 'The French Quarter.'

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  13. Philadelphia OIC Hosts May 3 Luncheon/Awards at Kimmel CenterRead the original story

    Apr 28, 2016 | University City Review

    Honors Jerry Sweeney, John McNichol, Karren Dunkley, Christopher Gray and Keith Leapheart Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. will host its inaugural Innovate, Ignite, Imagine OIC Luncheon and Awards Program Tuesday, May 3 at 11:30 am at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. OIC will celebrate its achievements in workforce development, and honors those who exemplify our commitment to empowering people through education and employment.

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  14. Political updates on the State & Local LevelRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | University City Review

    More than five months after he filed a complaint with the state's Judicial Conduct Board 'alleging a conspiracy to cover up the racist, misogynistic, religiously offensive, and homophobic emails' of now former state Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin, Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams said last week, he has received a letter indicating that his protest has been dismissed. 'The April 19 letter from JCB Chief Disciplinary Counsel Paul Killion lasts six pages,' Sen. Williams said.

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  15. Fundraiser for Walnut West LibraryRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | University City Review

    Walnut Street West Library, a branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia has launched their Online Facebook Fundraiser. The library is reaching out to obtain funding for needed projects such as building renovations, books and materials for their literacy program as well as operating costs.

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  16. Strategies for healthy communitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | University City Review

    Dr. Terri Lipman, Assistant Dean for Community Engagement at Penn Nursing and Rebecca Phillips, Director of Healthy in Philadelphia discuss the communities needs for healthcare and other support resources at a meeting held by Penn Nursing at the LIFE Center at 4508 Chestnut Street on Monday, April 25th. The group attempted to address the needs of the youth, adult and senior populations to develop strategies for healthy communities by looking at overall good health - from food, work and play and medical care of each age group.

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  17. Notes on MusicRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | University City Review

    Myth & Menagerie', new works by American artist Lesley Dill, is the new show at the Gershman Y in partnership with UArts featuring Ms. Dill's sculpture, photography, printmaking and performance with a wide variety of media and techniques.

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  18. Hud & Justice Dept. Award $1.75 Million to help justice-involved youth find jobs and housingRead the original story

    Apr 26, 2016 | University City Review

    In an effort to help young people involved in the justice system find jobs and housing, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Justice today announced $1.75 million for Public Housing Authorities and nonprofit legal service organizations to address the challenges justice-involved individuals face when trying to find work and a place to call home. The grantees are listed below.

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  19. Arch Street Presbyterian Church to Host 3rd Annual Celebration of Commitment to EduRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2016 | University City Review

    'We believe that our city is filled with extraordinary men and women who deserve recognition for their unwavering commitment to ensuring the success of all students,' said Rev. Bill Golderer, Senior Pastor at Arch Street Presbyterian Church.

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  20. Hilary Clinton "very supportive" of soda taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2016 | University City Review

    Submitted by Philadelphians for a Fair FutureHillary Clinton has announced that she is 'very supportive' of the proposed Sugary Drinks Tax as the best way to expand pre-K services for young children in Philadelphia. 'I'm very supportive of the Mayor's proposal to tax soda to get universal pre-school for kids.

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