Jackson Adams

Despite Blistering Heat, Youth Clean Up Myers Rec. Area

By Jackson Adams | July 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

The thermometer on the streets and sidewalks along 58th Street topped 100° last Saturday, July 20.  But that blistering midday heat did not deter a team of young people from […]

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Vote today to Help Bartram’s Garden Win a Grant (Before the deadline residents can vote online every day!)

By Jackson Adams | July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Our neighbor, Bartram’s Garden is in the running for a major, $200,000 grant to help it serve our Southwest community (even better than it already does!) The grant opportunity is […]

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The Tire Round-Up Program is Back

By Jackson Adams | July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

On June 26, 2019, the Streets Department announced the return of the Tire Round-Up program. The program will last for six weeks and take place on the following Saturdays: July […]

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Globe Times Maurice standing in front of a stormwater bump-out on 63rd & Passyunk

Soak it Up

By Jackson Adams | June 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Soak It Up Adoption is an innovative grant program managed by the Philadelphia Water Department in coordination with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) and the Philadelphia Industrial Corporation (PIDC), […]

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Do You Know How to “Shelter in Place”?

By Jackson Adams | June 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Last Friday, June 21st, at approximately 4 a.m., there was a massive fire and explosion at the South Philadelphia Refinery. Early warning sirens were sounded around 5:30 a.m., and a […]

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District Outreach for Southwest

Southwest Native Giving Back to the Community

By Jackson Adams | June 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Malcolm Yates is originally from West Philadelphia, but grew up in Southwest Philadelphia around 59th and Springfield. He moved out of Southwest around 2007 and into Delaware County where he […]

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Home Buyer Assistance Program

By Jackson Adams | June 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

On June 10th, 2019, the Philly First Home Program will launch, replacing the existing Department of Housing and Community Development (DCHD) Settlement Assistance Grant of $1,000. The Philly First Home […]

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Putting a Stop to Cash Bail

By Jackson Adams | June 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Philadelphia Community Bail Fund started off in May of 2017 as the National Mama’s Bail Out Day when a group of grassroots organizers came together to give imprisoned mothers […]

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Globe Times Tracey Gordon

Southwest Resident On Track To Become Register of Wills

By Jackson Adams | May 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tracy Gordon is a longtime advocate of the community. She has been active in the community for 25 years and started off as a Block Captain. Gordon stated that “Hard […]

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Southwest CDC Weatherization Assistance Program

By Jackson Adams | May 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is yet another benefit program residents of Southwest can apply for at Southwest CDC. The WAP has a similar purpose to the other energy-related programs […]

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