Community News

Rotary Club of Southwest Deliver Meals to Older Adults on Thanksgiving Day

By Globe Times Staff | December 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Rotary Club of Southwest Philadelphia takes feeding those less fortunate seriously.  For close to 25 years, the Club has delivered hot meals to older adults and adults with disabilities […]

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Operation Turkey: Hot Meals for Hundreds at Thanksgiving

By Ted Behr | December 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

At dawn on Thanksgiving morning last week, the fragrant fumes of Operation Turkey cooking and baking floated through the air at S. 58th and Chester. Upwards of 100 volunteers, mobilized […]

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Highlights of Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell’s Career Serving the Community

By Globe Times Staff | December 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell represents the third district of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that covers much of West Philadelphia and Southwest Philadelphia, including University City. She is serving the public from 1992 to […]

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Tech Center at The Common Place After School program helps youth prepare for a productive future

By Ted Behr | December 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

After school hours for students from three local schools come alive with fun, interesting and productive activities at the new computer “Tech Center” at the Common Place at 58th Street […]

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Holiday Weekend at SELF Inc.’s Outley House Volunteer Teams Prepare Delicious Meals

By Ted Behr | December 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

The kitchen at SELF Inc.’s Outley House Men’s Shelter is amazingly productive: a virtual wellspring of nutritious meals for the nine emergency shelters operated by SELF Inc. throughout the City. […]

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Neighborhood Trash Cans to Provide Curb Appeal Philadelphia Community Cans Program Makes Art from an Unlikely Source

By Globe Times Staff | December 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphians can feast their eyes on the city’s many murals. Walls within the urban landscape come alive with splashes of color and reflections on cultural heritage. But in […]

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PHA Bolsters Mainstream Voucher Program with HUD Grant

By Globe Times Staff | December 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

(Philadelphia, PA – November 19, 2019)—The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) will expand its service to people with disability, thanks to a $633,000 grant from the U-S Department of Housing and […]

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Rep. McClinton hosts 3rd Annual Veterans’ Expo

By Ted Behr | December 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

State Representative Joanne E. McClinton welcomed well over one hundred veterans and proud family members at the 3rd Annual Veterans’ Expo at Myers Recreation Center on Kingsessing Avenue and 58th […]

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Transportation Improvements are Coming to Island Avenue (Construction anticipated in late 2020)

By Globe Times Staff | November 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

The public is invited to attend an open house on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge (8601 Lindbergh Boulevard, […]

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Kingsessing Library Celebrates 100th Birthday!

By Ben Remsen | November 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Kingsessing Library has served the Southwest Philadelphia community for a full century! All are invited to come to the Centennial Celebration on Thursday, December 5th, from 4:00-6:00 pm, at […]

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