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Philadelphia

City in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States; MOST populous city in Pennsylvania

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By ALEX DANIELS of The Chronicle of Philanthropy
December 2, 2021
AP NEWS
When COVID-19 forced Claire Mansur to teach her fourth-grade reading students online instead of in the classroom, she thought about giving up as a teacher.Students at Gladstone Elementary School in Kansas City, Missouri, which serves a large population of immigrants and refugees, weren't logging on to her virtual lessons.
USA TODAY
October 6, 2021
USA TODAY
New features in the update include early booking, flight tracking, curbside pickup, advance scheduling and Uber Eats at airport restaurants
August 31, 2021
WebWire
Sixty-two percent of Philadelphia households spend at least 30% of their income on housing costs. The problem is particularly acute for renters with incomes below $30,000 per year, with 68% of them paying at least 50% of their income toward housing, according to The Pew Charitable Trusts. To address this ongoing issue, vice chairman of Wells Fargo Public Affairs Bill Daley announced the NeighborhoodLIFT® program today in front of the West Philadelphia home of Roy Washington, who receive...
Science X staff
August 2, 2021
phys.org
In the popular imagination, New York City is a mass of soaring steel-frame skyscrapers. But many of the city's 1 million buildings are not that modern. Behind their brick-and-mortar facades, its numerous 19th- and early 20th-century warehouses, commercial buildings and row homes are framed with massive wooden joists and beams. These structures probably harbor at least 14 million cubic meters of timber, the volume equivalent of about 74,000 subway cars. Their main sources: old-growth forests that long predated New York, and were erased to create it.
Science X staff
July 21, 2021
phys.org
Investing in structural home repairs in historically segregated, low-income, Black and Latino neighborhoods has been associated with reduced crime rates. In Philadelphia, when a home received repairs through a city-funded program, total crime dropped by 21.9% on that block, and as the number of repaired houses on a block increased, instances of crime fell even further, according to research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania published today in JAMA Network Open.
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