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Bartram’s Garden Dedicates New Harvey Memorial Garden 

By Globe Times Staff | May 7, 2024 | Comments Off on Bartram’s Garden Dedicates New Harvey Memorial Garden 

in Honor of Black History of Bartram’s Garden  Bartram’s Garden will dedicate a new memorial garden within the country’s oldest surviving  botanic garden in honor of the Black history of […]

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Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School Awarded State Mental Health Grant

By Globe Times Staff | May 6, 2024 | Comments Off on Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School Awarded State Mental Health Grant

Philadelphia, PA – Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School (SLA) administrators are pleased to announce the grades K-8 charter school joined its counterparts across the state in receiving a $70,000 Noncompetitive School […]

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Men of Purpose President on helping incarcerated men re-enter society

By Globe Times Staff | May 3, 2024 | Comments Off on Men of Purpose President on helping incarcerated men re-enter society

Brother Lewis Lee never knew he was going to co-found multiple organizations which provide support to incarcerated individuals, but the journey that brought him here was not an easy one. […]

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The policy-driven wealth gap is at the heart of racial disparities in estate planning

By Brian Mazelis | May 3, 2024 | Comments Off on The policy-driven wealth gap is at the heart of racial disparities in estate planning

When examining the history of estate planning in the US, it is impossible to ignore the role racist policies have played in creating the current landscape. Today, only 24% of […]

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Mastery Schools, CHOP receive $19 million grant for Hardy Williams High

By Globe Times Staff | May 3, 2024 | Comments Off on Mastery Schools, CHOP receive $19 million grant for Hardy Williams High

Thanks to a $19.6 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies, Mastery Schools will be coordinating with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to open a brand new high school specialized in healthcare. […]

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The Bellwether District Announces $100,000 Grant to Bartram’s Garden

By Globe Times Staff | May 3, 2024 | Comments Off on The Bellwether District Announces $100,000 Grant to Bartram’s Garden

The Bellwether District has once again deepened its commitment to building sustainable communities with a $100,000 grant to Bartram’s Garden to support its Southwest Tree Program. This grant marks the […]

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Water Department Welcomes Southwest Philadelphia Residents to Community Listening Sessions 

By Globe Times Staff | May 2, 2024 | Comments Off on Water Department Welcomes Southwest Philadelphia Residents to Community Listening Sessions 

The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) is hosting a series of Water Revitalization Plan (WRP) Community Listening Sessions citywide to build awareness around our 25‑year plan to upgrade and strengthen Philadelphia’s […]

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Mayor Cherelle Parker Takes Southwest Walking Tour

By Globe Times Staff | May 2, 2024 | Comments Off on Mayor Cherelle Parker Takes Southwest Walking Tour

Cherelle Parker was surrounded by community leaders and officials as she took a tour of Southwest Philadelphia to assess living conditions. She was joined by Council President Kenyatta Johnson, Representative […]

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Gov. Josh Shapiro touts Whole Home Repairs Program in Southwest

By Globe Times Staff | May 2, 2024 | Comments Off on Gov. Josh Shapiro touts Whole Home Repairs Program in Southwest

Gov. Josh Shapiro visited Southwest in late March to raise awareness of the Whole Home Repairs Program, which has improved the housing conditions of over 1,000 Pennsylvanians since 2022. Under […]

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Southwest Says Goodbye to Pat’s Shoe Service 

By Globe Times Staff | May 2, 2024 | Comments Off on Southwest Says Goodbye to Pat’s Shoe Service 

This month, Pat’s Shoe Service will be closing its doors after serving the Southwest community since the 1950s. Owner Louis Cascella, Pat’s grandson, is hanging up his boots and has […]

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