Philadelphia’s Chocolate Exhibit Unwraps The Treat’s Origins

Owned and operated for 99 years by the Shane Family, Shane Confectionery is now under the ownership of the duo behind Franklin Fountain. All of the hand-crafted candy contains 10 ingredients or less, and the ingredients are all locally sourced. Credits:
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Nutter & HUD Secretary Castro Tour Philadelphia Promise Zone

Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Julián Castro, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, toured Philadelphia’s Promise Zone in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia.   The tour highlighted redevelopment already underway in Mantua and featured three stops: the Mount Vernon Manor Apartments, the People’s Emergency (more...)

Short Film Gives Insight To Child Abduction

Senior thesis film in production after  winning swift fund grant. A piece set in a suburban 1990’s home, CLOUDED brings the implications of child abduction to light.  CLOUDED follows Rae, 8-years-old, who seeks comfort in her toys and unfamiliar surroundings in the aftermath of a traumatizing kidnapping. After finding a (more...)

Mayor Nutter Signs Agreement With Sister City Mayor Of Tianjin, China

Mayor Michael A. Nutter participated in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony with Mayor Huang Xingguo of Tianjin, China, a Sister City of Philadelphia. The MOU encourages trade development and education cooperation as well as promotes the “Sister City Fellowship Program,” which will focus (more...)

Drexel University LSD Ring Was Busted

CBS News reported, that " two Drexel University students are among five people arrested in connection with what investigators say was a million-dollar LSD ring that was operating on the university’s campus." A recent arrest in Upper Moreland led the Philadelphia DA’s office to the LSD ring that (more...)

Short Film Gives Insight To The Military Family

A present-day piece on the personal implications of international conflict, Toy Soldier is a senior short film about how a young boy comprehends and perceives war. The story follows the Gold family - Barbara, David and their 8-year-old son Sam – as David is deployed for the last time (more...)

Student, Arrested In Cairo, Is Back To Philly

When the Drexel University  student  Greg Porter arrived at Philadelphia International Airport's international terminal was greeted by family members and media guyes. He was arrested by police in Cairo during a pro-democracy riot. He returned to the United States and was "so thankful his (more...)

Nation’s Largest Biowall In Drexel University

The nation’s largest biowall shows of in Drexel University, when it dedicates its new science building at 33rd and Chestnut in Philadelphia. The center of its atrium with a five story hydroponic planter is named for the visionary Drexel President Constantine Papadakis. Here are things like rubber trees and ivy with (more...)

Philadelphia Revives Program of Affordable Homeownership

Good news awaits those who wish to buy a house in Philly – city authorities have revive the program which helps working Philadelphians purchase a property. Home Buy Now program ("If you lived in West Philly, you'd be home by now," mayor Nutter quipped) started in 2005 and has already helped (more...)

2010 Greater Philadelphia Largest Employers

Philadelphia Business Journal has announced the 100 of the largest employers in Greater Philadelphia, including Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania and Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester in New Jersey. According to their survey, this is the top 10 2011 Greater Philadelphia largest employers: 1. University of Pennsylvania and Health (more...)

“Brave New World: Fashion and Freedom, 1911-1919.”

As a part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), Drexel University will be holding an exhibition titled “Brave New World: Fashion and Freedom, 1911-1919.”  This exhibit displays the historic costumes between the years 1911-1919 which express a time of unmatched inspiration and creativity in the arts and (more...)

Drexel University Announces New Building

Drexel University announced Tuesday, in the University Quad, a record $45 million gift from corporate executive and alumnus Bennett S. LeBow to build a new College of Business academic center. The $45 million donation is the largest donation to a business school in the history of Pennsylvania and (more...)

Science Grants in Philadelpia Universities

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