Opinion

The Minimum Wage in Pennsylvania

By Globe Times Staff | February 8, 2024 | Comments Off on The Minimum Wage in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania and across the country the prices of our daily necessities and living expenses are increasing but the minimum wage remains the same. The minimum wage in Pennsylvania has […]

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Philadelphia City Council Passes a Ski Mask Ban

By Globe Times Staff | January 12, 2024 | Comments Off on Philadelphia City Council Passes a Ski Mask Ban

In December Philadelphia City Council voted to ban ski masks in public spaces in a 13-2 vote. Two weeks later the bill became law without being signed or vetoed by […]

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 The Struggle of Accessing Benefits in Philadelphia

By Globe Times Staff | August 18, 2023 | Comments Off on  The Struggle of Accessing Benefits in Philadelphia

Every day thousands of Philadelphians seek help with applying for benefits such as; SNAP, Medical Assistance, TANF, and social security and often have to go from place to place to […]

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Canadian Wildfires only Exacerbated Poor Air Quality in Philadelphia 

By Jacquelyn Oberdorf | June 29, 2023 | Comments Off on Canadian Wildfires only Exacerbated Poor Air Quality in Philadelphia 

It was impossible to ignore the air quality in Philadelphia earlier this month of June. It was nearly impossible to see the iconic skyline and for many people, just breathing […]

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Philadelphia continues to struggle with voter turnout

By Jacquelyn Oberdorf | June 2, 2023 | Comments Off on Philadelphia continues to struggle with voter turnout

On Tuesday, May 16th 2023, Philadelphia held a historical primary election. The focus of this election landed mostly on the highly publicized mayoral race that would determine the 100th mayor […]

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Privacy, Children, and Xenophobic TikTok Bans

By Globe Times Staff | May 19, 2023 | Comments Off on Privacy, Children, and Xenophobic TikTok Bans

By Alisha Wilson One should question the vehement response to TikTok and warnings to the American public by congresspersons like Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers that took place three weeks ago. […]

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SEPTA compromises but is it enough?

By Globe Times Staff | March 31, 2023 | Comments Off on SEPTA compromises but is it enough?

By Alisha Wilson With about 750,000 people traveling on its routes each workday, SEPTA ranks 6th in the nation as the largest transit system. Community members are wondering how SEPTA […]

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Criminal record clearing: a key to lifting people out of poverty

By Jacquelyn Oberdorf | March 2, 2023 | Comments Off on Criminal record clearing: a key to lifting people out of poverty

Experts estimate that past convictions create over 40,000 barriers to voting, education, housing, financial opportunities such as employment, and more. Prison data shows that more residents in neighborhoods with higher […]

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Celebration of Philadelphia Eagles’ Success is Proof the City Can Be Full of Brotherly Love

By Alanna O'Malley | February 9, 2023 | Comments Off on Celebration of Philadelphia Eagles’ Success is Proof the City Can Be Full of Brotherly Love

On Sunday evening thousands of Eagles fans poured onto Broad Street to celebrate the Philadelphia Eagles 31-7 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. The Eagles will be heading to the […]

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The City is Missing the Mark on Youth Crime Reduction in Philadelphia

By Alanna O'Malley | January 10, 2023 | Comments Off on The City is Missing the Mark on Youth Crime Reduction in Philadelphia

The past few years the city of Philadelphia has been plagued by gun violence and many of the victims include youth under the age of 18. Data from the city […]

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