Opinion

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

By Ted Behr | May 29, 2020 | Comments Off on Ballot Questions: 2020 Primary Election June 2 Key Independent Groups advise: “VOTE YES”

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 | Comments Off on COVID-19 Infection and Death Risks are Higher for Blacks – Why?

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 | Comments Off on COVID-19: Risks for Urban Residents Appear Much Higher – Why?

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 | Comments Off on Crisis shows need for remote learning task force in Pennsylvania

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

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 | Comments Off on We Must Do More to Protect Renters from Eviction

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

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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Vision Zero Isn’t Working

By Globe Times Staff | January 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Vision Zero Isn’t Working

Vision Zero advocates want red light cameras and speed cameras everywhere as if that will magically reduce traffic accidents and fatalities. For decades, traffic engineers followed a tried-and-true formula for […]

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Philadelphia’s 2020 inauguration

By Globe Times Staff | January 13, 2020 | Comments Off on Philadelphia’s 2020 inauguration

At a 10 a.m. ceremony inside the newly-renovated The Met in North Philadelphia, Jim Kenney was sworn in for his second tour of duty as mayor of the nation’s sixth […]

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A Thirty-Year Friendship Renewed

By Ted Behr | December 27, 2019 | Comments Off on A Thirty-Year Friendship Renewed

As I was delivering extra copies of the Globe Times to the McDonald’s at Woodland Avenue and 59th Street several weeks ago, a voice called to me from across the […]

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