Only 29 days after Starbucks closed its nearly 800 coffee shops to provide employees with anti-bias training following the arrests of two black men who were waiting in a Rittenhouse Square Starbucks, a barista at a University City Starbucks is being accused of mocking a man with a speech disorder by stuttering when repeated his name and typing the name on his cup, with "SSSam."
Dr. D. Walter Cohen, dean emeritus of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, chancellor emeritus of the Drexel University College of Medicine, and a former president and chancellor of the Medical College of Pennsylvania, died Friday, June 29.
Philadelphia Historical Commission tells neighborhood groups seeking historic designation for the Boys and Girls Club in Germantown to go back to the negotiating table to settle the conflict over whether the club should be on the city's register of historic places.
"I think it's something significant when the Anglican Church and the Queen of England has the capacity to demonstrate that they're trying to be open and inclusive and they're willing to move in that direction."
Valerie Russ writes about neighborhood and development.