Ted Behr

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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Help Keep Cobbs Creek Park Beautiful

By Ted Behr | May 28, 2021 | Comments Off on Help Keep Cobbs Creek Park Beautiful

Beneath the shady trees at Cobbs Creek Parkway and Whitby Avenue, April Burgess, Cindy Burgess, James Quigley, and Andrew Wheeler, part of the Florence Ave. Team of Cobbs Creek Trail […]

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John Bartram High leader awarded Lindback Award

By Ted Behr | May 24, 2021 | Comments Off on John Bartram High leader awarded Lindback Award

Before the pandemic, Bartram High Principal Brian Johnson, rewards students with tee-shirts designating their gaining the honor roll.  Johnson, winner of a 2021 Lindback Distinguished Principal Award seems happiest when […]

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Don’t Be Left Out!

By Ted Behr | May 14, 2021 | Comments Off on Don’t Be Left Out!

Apply Now for Summer Jobs and Programs City departments are presently offering a wide range of programs and job opportunities including Parks and Recreation and the Philadelphia School District.  Some […]

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OPINION – PRIMARY ELECTION – MAY 18

By Ted Behr | May 14, 2021 | Comments Off on OPINION – PRIMARY ELECTION – MAY 18

   Voters line up at a Southwest polling place to cast ballots for candidates and questions on a previous Election Day.  This years primary occurs May 18 and races for […]

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Open Vaccination in SW – May 15

By Ted Behr | May 14, 2021 | Comments Off on Open Vaccination in SW – May 15

A typical local church based walk-up COVID19 vaccination clinic.  The latest such vaccination site will be Ezekiel Baptist Church at 58th and Grays Ave tomorrow, Saturday, May 15th from 10am […]

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