Crime rate rises in Swarthmore Borough

Students at the college may have noticed an increase in Public Safety’s Timely Warning Notifications regarding off-campus crime this semester. Since winter break, Director of Public Safety Michael Hill has notified the community of three incidents of crime in the borough of

Spate of new skyscrapers set to redefine Phila. skyline

In recent months, four major new skyscrapers have been announced for Philadelphia — three in Center City and one in University City. Two more are already under construction in West Philadelphia. The new projects are a sign of renewed confidence on the

Universities, hospitals remake West Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station, located right across the Schuylkill River from Center City, is still in heavy use by Amtrak and SEPTA, but it feels a little bit like an out-of-place relic. The station’s heavy pillars, boxy limestone exterior, grand atrium, and


SEPTA says it may shutter local rail line in 2015

As part of a proposed “Service Realignment Plan” released several weeks ago by Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority officials, service on the Media/Elwyn regional rail line, which provides service between Elwyn and Center City Philadelphia and serves Swarthmore, would be suspended indefinitely in