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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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March Against Gun Violence – SW Community at “Rock Bottom”

By Ted Behr | July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dozens of people turned out for an anti-gun violence walk led by City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson on Fathers’ Day weekend.  “We made national news for the wrong reason,” said the […]

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Inviting a Renewed Commitment

By Eric Edi | July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tucked away in the Nature Center at historic Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia, members from AFRICOM came together for their first-ever board retreat in November 2018 with excitement, curiosity, and wonder. […]

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Vaping and Tobacco Cessation Program to Help with Youth Vaping Epidemic

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

National Jewish Health Launches Vaping and Tobacco Cessation Program to Help with Youth Vaping Epidemic My Life, My Quit™ is the first comprehensive program designed just for teens. Nearly 5 […]

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The Tire Round-Up Program is Back

By Jackson Adams | July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

On June 26, 2019, the Streets Department announced the return of the Tire Round-Up program. The program will last for six weeks and take place on the following Saturdays: July […]

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Water/Sewer Line Repair Fund for Low-Income Households: Selection Criteria for Philadelphia Energy Authority Referral

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

The Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) administers the Water and Sewer Line Protection Program in partnership with American Water Resources (AWR). This program allows property owners to purchase low cost proactive […]

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Updates After South Philly Refinery Fire on June 21

By Ted Behr | July 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

  By Ted Behr Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) has announced a six-week extension to pay workers through August 25th while preparing the plant for resale.  This news affects about 1,000 […]

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