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Let’s Talk About Poop

By Globe Times Staff | February 21, 2020 | Comments Off on Let’s Talk About Poop

By Kadafi El-Kardah, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Philadelphia is a beautiful city with so much to see, so much to offer, and so much to explore. The scenic trails are good […]

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“Are You Getting TIRED?”

By Globe Times Staff | February 21, 2020 | Comments Off on “Are You Getting TIRED?”

By Kurt Sweet, RecycleDelphia Every morning, we pull out of our driveways or parking spots and make our way through the ever-changing landscape of the city. And it’s not always […]

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The Libraries Are Eliminating Past Due Fines

By Globe Times Staff | February 10, 2020 | Comments Off on The Libraries Are Eliminating Past Due Fines

After debating the issue for the last couple of years, the Free Library of Philadelphia’s board of trustees voted in December to eliminate fines on overdue materials.  This applies to […]

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Black History Month – Spotlight on Ida B. Wells

By Globe Times Staff | February 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Black History Month – Spotlight on Ida B. Wells

Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (July 16, 1862 – March 25, 1931) was an African-American investigative journalist, educator, and an early leader in the civil rights movement. She was one of the […]

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Pay Your Water Bill Online

By Ted Behr | February 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Pay Your Water Bill Online

Customers can now pay their PWD water bills on the web, set up automatic payments, and go paperless by creating an account.   The City of Philadelphia’s Water and Revenue […]

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Mayor Announces Departure of Commerce Director Harold T. Epps

By Globe Times Staff | February 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Mayor Announces Departure of Commerce Director Harold T. Epps

PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Jim Kenney today announced that Commerce Director Harold T. Epps will leave his position with the City of Philadelphia effective March 6, 2020. Epps has served as […]

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Embrace Entrepreneurship to Win the War on Poverty

By Globe Times Staff | February 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Embrace Entrepreneurship to Win the War on Poverty

More than 38 million Americans are living in poverty, according to the latest U.S. Census data. That’s just under 12 percent of the population. Not exactly what President Lyndon Johnson […]

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Statement from Chief Defender Keir Bradford-Grey on the Selection of New Chief of Police

By Globe Times Staff | February 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Statement from Chief Defender Keir Bradford-Grey on the Selection of New Chief of Police

PHILADELPHIA–The Defender Association of Philadelphia congratulates and welcomes Philadelphia’s new Police Commissioner, Danielle Outlaw. “As Philadelphia’s Public Defender, our work has been a driving force behind renewed calls for more […]

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New report shows how repowering buildings with electricity could protect public safety, cut pollution

By Globe Times Staff | February 10, 2020 | Comments Off on New report shows how repowering buildings with electricity could protect public safety, cut pollution

PHILADELPHIA — Electric technologies are ready to replace the natural gas that heats nearly half of Pennsylvania homes and fuels our cooking, according to a new report from PennPIRG Education […]

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Giant’s Food Store’s Largest Omni-Channel Fulfillment Center

By Globe Times Staff | February 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Giant’s Food Store’s Largest Omni-Channel Fulfillment Center

Giant has announced a $114 million expansion in Pennsylvania over the next 18 months that will include a new fulfillment center in Philadelphia, new locations, and makeovers to existing stores. […]

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