Ted Behr

Foster Care: Supreme Court backs Catholic Social Services

By Ted Behr | June 18, 2021 | Comments Off on Foster Care: Supreme Court backs Catholic Social Services

OPINION City cannot force agency to place children with same sex couples. The policy of Catholic Social Services, under guidance from its ruling Catholic Archdiocese, does not allow same sex […]

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Former Council President Anna Verna Passes Away

By Ted Behr | June 17, 2021 | Comments Off on Former Council President Anna Verna Passes Away

The delighted late former City Council President Anna Verna and Councilman Kenyatta Johnson with the sign dedicating a portion of Broad Street in her honor which he sponsored in 2017.  […]

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Supreme Court Saves Obamacare – Opinion

By Ted Behr | June 17, 2021 | Comments Off on Supreme Court Saves Obamacare – Opinion

Photo:  The firm hands of then Vice-President Joe Biden rest on the shoulders of young Marcelas Owens who is looking on as Pres. Obama signs the Affordable Care Act in […]

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Improved DeRitis Playground Dedicated

By Ted Behr | June 11, 2021 | Comments Off on Improved DeRitis Playground Dedicated

City opens new play area at Grays Ave. & 56th The city’s greatly improved Russell DeRitis playground at 5655 Grays Avenue and 56th Street was recently dedicated by Councilman Kenyatta […]

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Sports Group Holds Free Camp August 2-5

By Ted Behr | June 11, 2021 | Comments Off on Sports Group Holds Free Camp August 2-5

2-4-1 Team will introduce 3-9th graders to variety sports  John Bartram HS new football field at 5847 Elmwood Avenue will be the scene of a novel sports activity during the […]

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Juneteenth Celebration Kickoff at City Hall

By Ted Behr | June 11, 2021 | Comments Off on Juneteenth Celebration Kickoff at City Hall

Flag raised at joyous ceremony Elected officials, civic leaders, and residents gathered outside City Hall Monday, June 7 to inaugurate Philadelphia’s celebration of Juneteenth this year. A red, white, and […]

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Bartram HS Grads Connected to Trades Careers

By Ted Behr | June 11, 2021 | Comments Off on Bartram HS Grads Connected to Trades Careers

Rep. Regina Young sponsors job fair at graduation rehearsal State Rep. Regina G. Young hosted a career fair connecting 125 graduating high school seniors to in-demand trades careers at John […]

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Free College Courses This Summer

By Ted Behr | May 28, 2021 | Comments Off on Free College Courses This Summer

Photo: The summer campus at Delaware Community College is very inviting. Southwest high school grads can be there virtually for bridge courses in math and English aimed at preparing them […]

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ACANA Receives $125,000 Grant from City

By Ted Behr | May 28, 2021 | Comments Off on ACANA Receives $125,000 Grant from City

Voffee Jabateh (left), Executive Director and Founder of the African Cultural Alliance of North America (ACANA) shakes hands with Philadelphia City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson the to acknowledge his appreciation of […]

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Moms & Daughters Celebrate Fitness Week

By Ted Behr | May 28, 2021 | Comments Off on Moms & Daughters Celebrate Fitness Week

Young ladies from Southwest energetically lift weights at the Planet Fitness center in the Penrose Plaza at Island Ave. and Lindbergh Blvd.  Their exercise regimen took place during the recent […]

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