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EPA Provides Update on Polluted Clearview Landfill

By Ted Behr | July 15, 2019 | Comments Off on EPA Provides Update on Polluted Clearview Landfill

Local residents in the Eastwick section of Southwest have been acutely aware of the health and environmental problems associated with the polluted Clearview landfill area along Darby Creek near 84th […]

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Youngsters – Science Summer in Southwest – Free Programs!

By Ted Behr | July 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Youngsters – Science Summer in Southwest – Free Programs!

Brilliant science wizards are offering their knowledge and expertise in a series of wonderful programs at Southwest libraries and other learning centers this summer.  These are outstanding opportunities for young […]

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Over 200 Attend Community Meeting after Refinery Fire

By Globe Times Staff | July 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Over 200 Attend Community Meeting after Refinery Fire

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 | Comments Off on Summer Program Provides Carpentry Training for SW Youth

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 | Comments Off on Research Brief: Kids experiencing food insecurity drink more sugary beverages, eat less fruit in summer

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 | Comments Off on TheVillage and Silver Springs Plan to Merge

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 | Comments Off on March Against Gun Violence – SW Community at “Rock Bottom”

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 | Comments Off on Inviting a Renewed Commitment

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 | Comments Off on Vaping and Tobacco Cessation Program to Help with Youth Vaping Epidemic

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 | Comments Off on The Tire Round-Up Program is Back

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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