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Clearview Landfill Activities Update

By Ted Behr | November 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Initial Army Corps of Engineers study on Eastwick flood control The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3 released its latest update on the Clearview Landfill remediation project on October 26, […]

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From Pakistan to Philadelphia

By Ted Behr | November 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Maria’s journey for educational opportunity   It’s a long way from the Swat Valley in northwestern Pakistan to Philadelphia – some 7000 miles.  That’s quite a distance to get an education!  […]

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The Common Place – Uncommon Services to Southwest

By Ted Behr | November 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Weekdays, members of the Common Place team spend hours helping youngsters with the schoolwork.  Whether enrolled on a virtual basis at one of the are public schools, or taking partial […]

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Operation Turkey 2020 – Hot Meals for Hundreds at Thanksgiving

By Ted Behr | November 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving morning, November 26, dozens of volunteers will gather in the basement and parking area  of the Common Place at 58th Street and Chester Avenue to cook, package and distribute […]

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Election 2020: Hope for The Future!

By Ted Behr | November 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Biden election worker makes a new friend My nephew Bob has been volunteering at election time since Senator Kerry’s ill-fated run against Pres. Bush back in 2004.  The commitment has […]

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They Did Their Part: The People’s Kitchen

By Ted Behr | November 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Group fights hunger by feeding waiting voters  Teams from the People’s Kitchen in South Philadelphia stationed themselves outside polling places around the city to provide very welcome hot coffee, tea, […]

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Election 2020: We Did Our Part! Huge Southwest Turnout

By Ted Behr | November 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

50,000+ Southwest votes have national impact A young Southwest voter’s words were prophetic, “This will probably be the most important election of my life!” As he stood in the cold […]

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Early Voting in Southwest – A winner!

By Ted Behr | October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

The line stretched from the rear entrance of Tilden Middle School, down 66th Street and around the corner on Elmwood.  Up to an estimated 200 voters at a time stood […]

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12th Police District Pop-Up Prayer Rally for Peace

By Ted Behr | October 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Local residents joined members of the 12th Police District Chaplains Program, Police District Advisory Council (PDAC) and Community Relations gathered on Thursday, October 21 for a Pop-up Prayer Rally to […]

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Study: Extend the Schuylkill River Trail in Southwest, Bartram’s Garden to Passyunk Ave.

By Ted Behr | October 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

The view across the Schuylkill from Bartram Plaza at the foot of 56th Street and the river. A new study will consider extending the river trail over to Passyunk Ave.

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