Opinion

Protest 2020 – Independent Probe of Philly Police Performance

By Ted Behr | June 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw and Mayor James Kenney issued a joint statement Monday, June 15, that an independent consultant would be appointed to thoroughly investigate the City’s response to the […]

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Housing Trust Fund

By Globe Times Staff | June 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Dear Councilmembers, Southwest CDC is a one of 60 members of the Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities (PCAC). We oppose the Mayor’s proposed cuts to the Housing Trust Fund in […]

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Face Masks Against COVID-19

By Ted Behr | June 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Uncomfortable? Inconvenient?  A social downer?  YES, but they save lives! The controversy concerning the wearing of face masks during the present Covid-19 pandemic continues.  Most science reports are clear: wearing […]

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Ballot Questions: 2020 Primary Election June 2 Key Independent Groups advise: “VOTE YES”

By Ted Behr | May 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Registered voters who have not yet voted will find two ballot questions on the new voting machine screen when they enter polling booths for the Primary Election next Tuesday, June […]

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COVID-19 Infection and Death Risks are Higher for Blacks – Why?

By Ted Behr | May 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

The latest COVID-19 reports indicate the stark reality of healthcare in the U.S.   African Americans are bearing the brunt of the pandemic hospitalizations and death. Georgia:  In eight hospitals, […]

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COVID-19: Risks for Urban Residents Appear Much Higher – Why?

By Ted Behr | May 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Have you checked on the wellbeing of one of your elderly neighbors recently?   That’s one way that ordinary people can help our overworked health professionals in dealing with some of […]

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Crisis shows need for remote learning task force in Pennsylvania

By Globe Times Staff | April 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Susan Spicka For most Pennsylvanians, the COVID-19 pandemic became real on March 13 when Governor Tom Wolf ordered Pennsylvania’s schools to close. While there was resistance in many quarters, […]

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PHLPreK Early Childhood Education Numbers Shine Soda Tax funds quality Pre-K program and much more

By Ted Behr | March 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Philly residents were astounded at the latest numbers of children and families being served by the city’s quality early childhood education program.  This was revealed in the latest “PHLpreK by […]

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We Must Do More to Protect Renters from Eviction

By Globe Times Staff | March 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Councilmember Jamie Gauthier Our city’s housing market is going through a period of major change. For the first time in Philadelphia’s history, renters outnumber homeowners. Over half of those […]

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STATEMENT BY THE NATIONAL ENERGY AND UTILITY AFFORDABILITY COALITION (NEUAC) RE: THE FY21 BUDGET PROPOSAL BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

By Globe Times Staff | February 24, 2020 | 1 Comment

The Administration has proposed to eliminate the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program for the fourth consecutive year according to the FY21 budget proposal released today. The National Energy and Utility […]

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