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Sunday worship for Salt and Light

By Ted Behr | June 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Newly merged congregations gather at vandalized Woodland Plaza Two sister Southwest congregations have merged to become “Salt and Light,” incorporating in their new name the social and spiritual priorities for […]

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Protest 2020 – Independent Probe of Philly Police Performance

By Ted Behr | June 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw and Mayor James Kenney issued a joint statement Monday, June 15, that an independent consultant would be appointed to thoroughly investigate the City’s response to the […]

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Juneteenth Celebrations, Today and Beyond

By Jackson Adams | June 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Part 3 of the “A Time to Celebrate and Educate” Series  In many ways, Juneteenth can be celebrated much like July 4th. So why not celebrate it on July 4th […]

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Bartram’s Garden and Trails are Open!

By Ted Behr | June 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Southwest’s great cultural, gardening and farming, and historical site is open for visitors, young and old.  The quiet wooded trails that run along the cool Schuylkill River are great for […]

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Juneteenth Vs. Society (Then)

By Jackson Adams | June 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Part 2 of the “A Time to Celebrate and Educate” Series  During the early years, when Juneteenth was still being established as a day of festivities, there was little interest […]

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Reaching Out With Emergency Food on Woodland Ave.

By Ted Behr | June 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Phila. Auto and Parole mobilizes neighbors to help with distribution When he started his non-profit initiative, three years ago, Jermaine Womack began reaching out to at-risk young people and providing […]

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Juneteenth’s History

By Jackson Adams | June 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Part 1 of the “A Time to Celebrate and Educate” Series  By Jackson Adams & Steve Kuzmicki  Juneteenth, short for June 19th, is an important day in African American history […]

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Join the Southwest CDC Virtual Summer Camp!

By Globe Times Staff | June 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Written by Francine Elizabeth Natal The benefits of having a virtual Summer Camp are many; where do I begin? Firstly, this is the “Digital Era” where computer literacy prevails; therefore […]

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KenCrest Stays in Touch With Students by Food Deliveries

By Ted Behr | June 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Covid-19 closed child care classrooms  – Will hopefully reopen June 22  KenCrest West Early Learning Center on Elmwood was gearing up for a successful spring in Mid-March when the Covid-19 […]

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Free Food Distribution Continues in Southwest

By Ted Behr | June 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

With the official unemployment rate at 7.1 percent as of May 2020, free food distribution agencies have continued their programs to put food on the tables for needy families and […]

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