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Southwest Resident On Track To Become Register of Wills

By Jackson Adams | May 31, 2019 | Comments Off on Southwest Resident On Track To Become Register of Wills

Tracy Gordon is a longtime advocate of the community. She has been active in the community for 25 years and started off as a Block Captain. Gordon stated that “Hard […]

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20% Of American Children Have Never Drank Plain Water

By Globe Times Staff | May 27, 2019 | Comments Off on 20% Of American Children Have Never Drank Plain Water

A recent study discovered that on average, 20% of American children don’t drink any water. Instead, they are guzzling sodas and other sugary drinks to quench their thirst, which is […]

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Southwest CDC Weatherization Assistance Program

By Jackson Adams | May 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Southwest CDC Weatherization Assistance Program

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is yet another benefit program residents of Southwest can apply for at Southwest CDC. The WAP has a similar purpose to the other energy-related programs […]

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Kingsessing Library Fights the “Summer Slide”

By Ben Remsen | May 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Kingsessing Library Fights the “Summer Slide”

Research shows that kids lose an average of 20% of their school-year gains over summer vacation. This “summer slide” tends to be even slipperier in poor communities. As summer approaches […]

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Wayne Presbyterian Church Provides Easter Dinners

By Jackson Adams | May 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Wayne Presbyterian Church Provides Easter Dinners

For the last 20 years, the Wayne Presbyterian Church family has been providing Easter meals for families in need in Southwest Philadelphia. This year, 75 meals were given out to […]

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The Little Free Library at the Kingsessing Recreation Center

By Ben Remsen | May 3, 2019 | Comments Off on The Little Free Library at the Kingsessing Recreation Center

The Kingsessing Library is very excited to be collaborating with the Kingsessing Recreation Center to get books into the hands of everyone in the neighborhood. Courtesy of a generous donation […]

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Street Cleaning Kick Off Held in Southwest

By Jackson Adams | May 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Street Cleaning Kick Off Held in Southwest

On Tuesday, April 16th, city officials, including Mayor Jim Kenney, announced the launch of a mechanical street cleaning pilot program. The program will target six neighborhoods ranging from Southwest Philadelphia […]

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Southwest CDC – Intern Spotlight

By Lucie Dyemkouma | May 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Southwest CDC – Intern Spotlight

Jackson Adams has been a staff intern at the Southwest Globe Times since February. Jackson comes from the Power Corps Program, which is an environmental organization that strives to protect […]

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Darby Creek Cleaned-up – But Dumpers Must be Stopped!

By Susan Miller | May 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Darby Creek Cleaned-up – But Dumpers Must be Stopped!

Photo: Some of the trash and heavy debris dumped in or near Darby Creek. A major clean-up took place April 20 with the help of Darby Creek Valley Association, Darby […]

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Mitchell Retains Top Teachers – and Students Benefit

By Ted Behr | May 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Mitchell Retains Top Teachers – and Students Benefit

Despite the venerable surroundings of 100-year old Mitchell Elementary, the school is experiencing a rebirth of its traditional productive learning environment. According to a recent article in Philly.com, the growth […]

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