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The Libraries Are Eliminating Past Due Fines

By Globe Times Staff | February 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

After debating the issue for the last couple of years, the Free Library of Philadelphia’s board of trustees voted in December to eliminate fines on overdue materials.  This applies to […]

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Black History Month – Spotlight on Ida B. Wells

By Globe Times Staff | February 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (July 16, 1862 – March 25, 1931) was an African-American investigative journalist, educator, and an early leader in the civil rights movement. She was one of the […]

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Mayor Announces Departure of Commerce Director Harold T. Epps

By Globe Times Staff | February 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Jim Kenney today announced that Commerce Director Harold T. Epps will leave his position with the City of Philadelphia effective March 6, 2020. Epps has served as […]

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Embrace Entrepreneurship to Win the War on Poverty

By Globe Times Staff | February 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

More than 38 million Americans are living in poverty, according to the latest U.S. Census data. That’s just under 12 percent of the population. Not exactly what President Lyndon Johnson […]

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PES South Philly Refinery Up-date – Plans for Sale Announced

By Globe Times Staff | February 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported today (January 23, 2020) that bankrupt Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) has agreed to sell its South Philly refinery complex to a Chicago real estate development company, […]

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Statement from Chief Defender Keir Bradford-Grey on the Selection of New Chief of Police

By Globe Times Staff | February 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

PHILADELPHIA–The Defender Association of Philadelphia congratulates and welcomes Philadelphia’s new Police Commissioner, Danielle Outlaw. “As Philadelphia’s Public Defender, our work has been a driving force behind renewed calls for more […]

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McClinton Partners with Community Leaders for Day of Service

By Globe Times Staff | February 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

This week, state Rep. Joanna McClinton hosted a day of service in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. McClinton partnered with President Judge Idee Fox and Judge Sierra Thomas […]

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New report shows how repowering buildings with electricity could protect public safety, cut pollution

By Globe Times Staff | February 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

PHILADELPHIA — Electric technologies are ready to replace the natural gas that heats nearly half of Pennsylvania homes and fuels our cooking, according to a new report from PennPIRG Education […]

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Giant’s Food Store’s Largest Omni-Channel Fulfillment Center

By Globe Times Staff | February 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Giant has announced a $114 million expansion in Pennsylvania over the next 18 months that will include a new fulfillment center in Philadelphia, new locations, and makeovers to existing stores. […]

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Protect your pipes in the frigid cold

By Globe Times Staff | February 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Frigid cold temperatures are sweeping through the country with overnight lows dipping below the freezing mark. That means pipes in homes are in danger of freezing and bursting, leading to […]

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