Students, alum ‘furious,' ‘appalled’ at UArts closure

Students, faculty, alum, and other members of the University of the Arts community were stunned by the sudden announcement that the higher education institution will close June 7.

The university's decision to cancel summer courses, and not enroll new classes in the fall sent current and former students and faculty to social media to share their memories, frustration and angst. Continue reading...

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Fridge masks hidden speakeasy-style eatery in Center City

For the past six months, Vita on 261 S 17th Street has been serving house-made gelatos in a cozy 375-sq-ft spot with an eye-catching Ferrari red fridge in its rear corner.

Now, BP's Ali Mohsen reports patrons can access the fridge for what it is — a ‘secret’ entry into the city’s newest Italian restaurant, with 125 seats split across a main and private dining area, bar, and outdoor patio. Continue reading...