Community News

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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“DRINK PHILLY TAP” CALLS ON PHILADELPHIANS TO DRINK MORE TAP, LESS BOTTLED WATER

By Globe Times Staff | July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Campaign aims to Empower Philadelphia Residents with Knowledge and Confidence to Consume Tap Water and Reduce Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles  PHILADELPHIA (July 8, 2019) – “Drink Philly Tap,” a public […]

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PowerCorpsPHL is Accepting Applications

By Globe Times Staff | July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

In September 2013, the City of Philadelphia launched PowerCorpsPHL, an AmeriCorps Governor & Mayor Initiative, in partnership with EducationWorks and the Philadelphia Youth Network. PowerCorpsPHL is a cross-sector collaborative model […]

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PHILADELPHIA DEDICATES $15 MILLION FOR SAFER STREETS!

By Globe Times Staff | July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Exciting news from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! The city included $15 million in bike and pedestrian funding as part of its recently adopted budget.  Philadelphia, with a population of 1,584,138, is second only to […]

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EPA Provides Update on Polluted Clearview Landfill

By Ted Behr | July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Local residents in the Eastwick section of Southwest have been acutely aware of the health and environmental problems associated with the polluted Clearview landfill area along Darby Creek near 84th […]

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Youngsters – Science Summer in Southwest – Free Programs!

By Ted Behr | July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Brilliant science wizards are offering their knowledge and expertise in a series of wonderful programs at Southwest libraries and other learning centers this summer.  These are outstanding opportunities for young […]

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Over 200 Attend Community Meeting after Refinery Fire

By Globe Times Staff | July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

The office of  U.S. Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon organized a public listening session regarding the June 21 explosion and fire at the PES refinery in South Philadelphia. On the evening […]

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Summer Program Provides Carpentry Training for SW Youth

By Ted Behr | July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

The banners above them read “Faith, Integrity, Diligence, Excellence, and Service.”   That was how Williamson College of the Trades (WCT) greeted 19 teenage youngsters, mostly from Southwest, each of […]

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Research Brief: Kids experiencing food insecurity drink more sugary beverages, eat less fruit in summer

By Globe Times Staff | July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

While children experiencing food insecurity benefit from school-based nutrition assistance programs during the school year, little is known about what foods they consume during the summer when those programs are […]

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TheVillage and Silver Springs Plan to Merge

By Globe Times Staff | July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

On June 25, 2019, the Boards of Directors of theVillage and Silver Springs – Martin Luther School, following an extensive exploratory process, voted in favor of uniting to operate as […]

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