Ted Behr

Volunteers Observe MLK Day at Bartram’s Garden

By Ted Behr | January 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

About 100 courageous volunteers braved frigid temperatures and icy winds to undertake a range of projects at Bartram’s Garden in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Although many […]

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Eastwick Public Lands Strategy City Accepting Proposals for Development of Two Major Parcels

By Ted Behr | January 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Philadelphia Housing and Development Corporation (PHDC) has now opened the “Requests for Proposals” (RFP) process for the development of two public land properties in Eastwick:  8401 Lindbergh Boulevard 2900 […]

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Kingsessing Kwanzaa SW Residents celebrate Black traditional values Dec. 27

By Ted Behr | January 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Over 100 local members of Southwest and West Philadelphia families turned out for the annual Kwanzaa Celebration at the Kingsessing Recreation Center at 51st Street and Kingsessing Avenue. It was […]

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Island Avenue Improvement Project Updated by Streets Dept.

By Ted Behr | January 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Philadelphia Streets Department (PSD) provided a second public update on its Island Avenue Improvement Project to improve traffic flow and safety for drivers and pedestrians along the Island Avenue […]

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A Thirty-Year Friendship Renewed

By Ted Behr | December 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

As I was delivering extra copies of the Globe Times to the McDonald’s at Woodland Avenue and 59th Street several weeks ago, a voice called to me from across the […]

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The Clearview Landfill Remediation Continues!

By Ted Behr | December 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

What are we going to call it? Eastwick Everest? The Hill in the ‘Hood? Southwest Summit? Clearview Crest? (members of the Eastwick Friends and Neighbors Coalition and the Eastwick Lower […]

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CityLights Conducts Vigil for Violence Victims Prayers given for healing and peace

By Ted Behr | December 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Difficult to put into words the devastating loss of 30 people primarily to gun violence on the streets of Southwest Philadelphia so far this year. In a heartfelt effort to […]

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Purchase of Our New Voting Machines The process looks “very, very flawed”

By Ted Behr | December 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

From anecdotal information received from Southwest polling places, the new ExpressVote XL touch screen voting machines used for the first time in the November 6, 2019 General Election appear to […]

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Operation Turkey: Hot Meals for Hundreds at Thanksgiving

By Ted Behr | December 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

At dawn on Thanksgiving morning last week, the fragrant fumes of Operation Turkey cooking and baking floated through the air at S. 58th and Chester. Upwards of 100 volunteers, mobilized […]

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Tech Center at The Common Place After School program helps youth prepare for a productive future

By Ted Behr | December 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

After school hours for students from three local schools come alive with fun, interesting and productive activities at the new computer “Tech Center” at the Common Place at 58th Street […]

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