Community News

New York Youth Visit Southwest

By Ted Behr | July 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Common Place coordinates intensive volunteer program This was an “Aha” moment for Troy Hengst from Tonawanda, New York.  Hengst had driven a busload of youth from there to The […]

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Despite Blistering Heat, Youth Clean Up Myers Rec. Area

By Ted Behr | July 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

The thermometer on the streets and sidewalks along 58th Street topped 100° last Saturday, July 20.  But that blistering midday heat did not deter a team of young people from […]

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Dedicated Team Provides Holiday Lunch at Outley House

By Ted Behr | July 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

For almost a decade, a small team of dedicated suburban friends has assembled to prepare a nutritious luncheon for the residents of the Self Inc. Outley House Men’s Shelter at […]

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Southwest Mom, Nadira Branch a two-time Fulbright Scholar

By Globe Times Staff | July 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

On a very hot day last week, Southwest Philadelphia single-mom Nadira Branch and her 11-year-old son Amin Richard Branch,  named for his grandfather Richard Branch who was shot to death […]

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Local Family Delights in Barnes Foundation Visit

By Ted Behr | July 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Finds African American and African art deeply moving The moment for an exceptional tour of the Barnes Foundation art collection had arrived.  Early on a sunny Saturday morning July 13, […]

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Sunny PennSmiles and Strong Teeth

By Ted Behr | July 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Penn Dental bus visits Patterson Summer Camp Under the sensitive direction of Dr. Catherine Kuo, DDS, MBA, several dozen Southwest youngsters received free dental care in the state-of-the-art Dental Medicine […]

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Vote today to Help Bartram’s Garden Win a Grant (Before the deadline residents can vote online every day!)

By Ted Behr | 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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