Opinion

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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Purchase of Our New Voting Machines The process looks “very, very flawed”

By Ted Behr | December 12, 2019 | Comments Off on Purchase of Our New Voting Machines The process looks “very, very flawed”

From anecdotal information received from Southwest polling places, the new ExpressVote XL touch screen voting machines used for the first time in the November 6, 2019 General Election appear to […]

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The Extremists Behind Covering Climate Now

By Globe Times Staff | November 22, 2019 | Comments Off on The Extremists Behind Covering Climate Now

By Drew Johnson In September, over 170 news outlets around the world devoted coverage to climate change.  The project, dubbed Covering Climate Now, may seem like a feel-good effort to […]

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Sugary Sodas and Sweet Sips – May Increase Cancer Risks

By Ted Behr | November 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Sugary Sodas and Sweet Sips – May Increase Cancer Risks

Sugary drinks may be positively associated with the overall risk of cancer. So says a cancer research article in a recent The British Medical Journal. BMJ is respected as one […]

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