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Living in Swarthmore: A Neighborhood Guide

The town a college made Originally named Westdale for its most famous native, painter Benjamin West, Swarthmore became Swarthmore when Quakers founded Swarthmore College in […]

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Meet the Philly-Area Restaurant Owner Who Spoke at DNC Day One

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Meet Scott Richardson, the Swarthmore Restaurant Owner […]

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Swarthmore Frats Disband After Leaked Documents Spark 4-Day Protest

Earlier this month, two student publications at Swarthmore College released a trove of highly disturbing and X-rated internal documents written by former members of fraternity Phi Psi, […]

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Swarthmore Suspends Frat Activity Amid Backlash Over Leaked Letters

Swarthmore College has suspended all fraternity activity on its campus amid outrage over leaked documents written by former members of the college’s Phi Psi fraternity — and […]

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On the Market: Historic Riverview Farm Estate in Swarthmore

Louis Cole Emmons must have loved entertaining on a grand scale. If he didn’t, why would he have had Carroll Thayer build this magnificent Colonial […]


A Fresh Start in Swarthmore for $355K

Seems everyone wants to live in Swarthmore, the bosky bastion of progressivism surrounding the college of the same name in Delaware County. And if a […]


Hidden in Plain Sight in Swarthmore for $460K

To judge from the photo above, this home is an enlarged version of the cabin in the woods. But that house peeking out from in […]


Common Threads in This Year’s Rouse Award Residential Finalists

The Urban Land Institute Philadelphia District Council announced the finalists for this year’s Willard G. “Bill” Rouse Awards for Excellence last week, and five of […]

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State College Borough Passes Resolution Vowing to Protect Immigrants

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story mistook a resolution passed by the Borough of State College for an action by Pennsylvania State University. While […]


First-Time Find: Start at the Top in Swarthmore for $235K

Swarthmore might just be the most desirable community in Delaware County that’s not on the Main Line. The compact borough surrounding the famed liberal-arts college […]

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Pa. Legislator Wants to Punish “Sanctuary Campuses”

A Pennsylvania legislator plans to introduce a bill that, if passed, could cut funding from colleges and universities in the state that declare themselves “sanctuary campuses.”


First-Time Find: A Place to Grow in Swarthmore

Often, young families face a dilemma once they have children: Do we stay in the neighborhood we love, or must we move somewhere where they’ll […]

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The Philly Area Schools That Rejected Barack Obama’s and Tom Hanks’ College Applications

I was reading something the other day — I can’t remember what, because the Internet has made reading 80,000 things a day way too easy […]

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Local Colleges Still Losing War Against Student Drinking

Pity the poor American institution of higher learning. Student drinking on campuses leads to property damage, arrests, injuries and deaths, hazings, and a tsunami of reports of […]


Will Philly-Area Schools Rescind Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degrees?

Last week, Lehigh University rescinded an honorary degree it had given to Bill Cosby in 1987. It decided to nix the honor because of the […]