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Penrose School hosts briefing for parents.
Youth win awards for Dr. King essays
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SHOPRITE something really special for lunch at my

CONTINUES FROM PAGE 1 desk. It’s always tasty. And, beats what’s
available in the vending area by a mile,
Eastwick Honors Community Leaders at Gala Banquet west side of the greatly expanded and the prices are more than reasonable.

supermarket is a tasteful selection of Our airport friend observed how
astwick Friends and Neighbors First Deputy Managing Director. Of specialty kiosks like the Beer Garden, convenient it will be for the hundreds
Coalition celebrated the lives of major importance for Southwest, how- the Chef ’s Market with a variety of hot of guests overnighting at one of the
four community leaders January ever, was the pivotal role he played in foods simmering on the shiny metal adjacent hotels – able to order in with
26 at a banquet at the spacious din- the settlement of the dispute between counters. Already popular are the the comfort of knowing one has access
ing hall at Embassy Suites on Bartram the Eastwick community and Kor- Sticky Ribs and Fire Grilled Chicken. to nicely cooked food at considerably
Avenue. Recognized for exceptional man Corporation concerning their And for busy shoppers, it’s a blessing less than restaurant prices.
service to the community were Brian proposed development of additional to pick up a sandwich at the Hogie Looking at the new set up from a
Abernathy, Amy Laura Cahn, Esq., housing adjacent to the Heinz Refuge. Bar or plate of sizzling “Sticky Ribs” different angle was Sheda, a ShopRite
Margaret “Maggie” Powell, and Pastor Many other Southwest residents have and fries or browse down the salad bar associate who lives in Southwest.
Darien Powell. appreciated his positive efforts in re- with its incredible selection of lettuce, “Most of the customers are friendly,
Well over 150 guests enjoyed a storing historic Mt. Moriah Cemetery. vegetables, and dressings. From the and so are my fellow employees,”
good meal, modest amounts of liquid Amy Laura Cohn has been a rock food service area, it’s just a few steps she reflected. “I’ve been working at
refreshment, and lots of conversation of strength for the community in across the aisle and the nicely arranged ShopRite for a number of years and
and good fellowship in anticipation of applying her extensive legal abilities tables and chairs, and a quiet place have decided to make a career of food
the recognition ceremony. as a staff attorney in the local Public to sit down and eat. And the pleasant service…. And our management Genial Jeff Brown, owner and operator of the Brown Family’s 11 ShopRite Superstores, chats amiably with
revered Southwest community leader Maggie Powell while Pastor Darien Thomas (right) looks on.
Following extended remarks by Interest Law Firm to a number key light rock music coming over the loud- encourages us to move ahead.” Those
Four local leaders were recognized by the Eastwick Friends and Neighbors Coalition for their long and that many Southwest families use.
several members of the EFNC, the Southwest issues. Notably, of course, effective public service at the Eastwick Community Banquet January 26. Standing with their Phila. City speaker system is a nice touch during kind words were certainly appreciated at that factor as part of our service
high point of the evening was the pre- was the part she played in the Korman Council Citations were Amy Laura Cohn, Esq., Margaret “Maggie Powell, City Deputy Managing Director one’s meal. by Marie Wagner, Human Resources partnership with any community we’re “My family and my friends have
sentation of the elegant Citations for development crisis. She has also been Brian Abernathy and Pastor Damien L. Thomas. City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and EFNC President Said Mario, an airport executive who Manager for the Brown’s organization. located in.” always considered that Eastwick is an
Ramona Rousseau-Reid stand left and right respectively. upscale community,” indicated Mario.
sustained public service on behalf of a key presence in the formation of the had stopped in for a few crisp pieces “Jeff ’s policy is always to hire locally What elderly patrons really like is
the City Council of Philadelphia and Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund her name is simply synonymous with Neighborhood Advisory Committee, of fried chicken, “I’ve already started whenever possible,” she affirmed. That the much-improved lighting, the clear “Now we have a truly upscale food
gracious congratulatory words by City Site Community Advisory Group service to Southwest and Eastwick for and as clerk for her congregation, the swinging by this Chef ’s Market in the way the wages and a lot of the ben- signage, and the broad width of the market to that’s accessible to my family
Councilman Kenyatta Johnson. which provides liaison with the U.S. the past five decades. Most notably was First Baptist Church of Paschall. morning on my way work to pick up efits stay in the community. We look aisles, handy for big shopping carts and neighbors.”
Abernathy was cited for his long Environmental Protection Agency her directorship of the Eastwick Project Darien Thomas claims a heritage of
tenure in a series of important posi-
tions in city government which has
which aims to remediate the polluted
Clearview and Folcroft landfills.
Area Committee “The Eastwick PAC.”
Her other leadership positions have in- EASTWICK HONORS “Women of Mitchell” Students Visit Youthful Local Author
now culminated in his elevation to As to Margaret “Maggie” Powell, cluded the Pennsylvanian EPA, the city CONTINUES ON PAGE 15 By Rita Fisk Her message was to be “the best you”

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Univ. of the Sciences Free Tuition RE-OPENING!
Opportunity Scholarships Aid Phila. Students

After federal and state grant funding
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Southwest Leadership Academy Welcomes Athlete Mentor Personal Security – Constant Vigilance is Need
tudents at Southwest Leadership pian and paralympian mentors and The program was designed to help skills through mentoring and a lead- here is no fool-proof way to stop • Do not give out a Social Security • Use firewalls, anti-spam/virus soft- over the phone, via text, through the
Academy 7101 Paschall Avenue will communicate with the athlete students develop critical social and ership curriculum. identity theft. The good news is Number (SSN) on the phone or in a ware, update security patches. mail or on the Internet.
got a special visit from Class- monthly. Students get to connect emotional skills and also support Founded in 2007, Southwest Lead- that the number of new reports public place. • Look for the S in https which means • The IRS will never email or connect
room Champions, a program that with athletes across the country that teachers and families. The goals of ership Academy is a public charter of identity theft by individuals who • Do not send a SSN or date of birth the site uses secure encryption tech- on social media to request personal
connects K-8 educators with olym- inspire them to reach their goals and Classroom Champions are similar school located at 7101 Paschall filed 2016 federal tax returns has fallen in an email or a text. nology. information.
pian and paralympian mentors. become leaders; while athletes also to Southwest Leadership Academy’s Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia. by more than 50 percent thanks to the • Do not share an online user ID, • Do not shop online on public • The IRS will never call to demand
Classrooms were paired with olym- act as role models for the students. as both strive to cultivate leadership The school serves almost 500 K-8 IRS and the tax industry partnering to password or PIN with others. Do Wi-Fi where information can be immediate payment.
students, and nearly 100 are consid- combat tax fraud. But there is more to not leave this information anywhere intercepted. • The IRS will never ask for credit
ered economically disadvantaged. do, and it also takes vigilance and ac- someone else can easily see or gain • Request a copy of a credit report and or debit card information over the
The school aims to develop leaders tion on the part of consumers. access to it. keep tabs on who might be accessing it. phone.
by empowering scholars to change For National Tax Security Awareness • Avoid easily guessed or common • Review financial statements like • The IRS will never require specific
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necessary to drive complete com- protect their information, beware of larly and don’t use the same pass- ers by mail first about taxes owed.
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Philadelphia. In developing these • Close unused credit-card accounts • Be aware of phishing and social from IRS impersonators to the Trea-
skills, students cultivate an array of Protect personal information and destroy the credit card. engineering scams. Be suspicious of sury Department. Use its IRS Imper-
leadership components that they • Do not carry a Social Security card • Use a shredder for documents con- emails that ask for credentials. Do sonation Scam Reporting Portal or call
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Penrose Elementary Hosts Family Open House SW Youth Honored For Essays ASK THE JOB READINESS LAB:
& Poems About Dr. King How does credit affect my ability to get a job?

eigborhood Families trooped Southwest Family Center, Juvenile Jus-
into the Penrose Elementary tice Center, Child Guidance, and the Welcome to “Ask the Job Readiness Lab,” where we address
School for an open house Delaware Valley Fairness Project. questions of job seekers. Here, our partner the Mayor’s Office of
January 10 to help families to become A Fire Department Fire Safety Edu- Community Empowerment and Opportunity, addresses how
better acquainted with the school’s cation team made a brief presentation
new principal, Carol Casciato, the on fire safety in the home. The school credit—good or bad—can affect your ability to get a job.
school staff, and some of the organiza- gave away a number of backpacks with
tions who provide services to Penrose school supplies and the Delaware Val- Q: I applied for a job. They asked me to sign a consent
families. Among those partners were ley Fairness Project held a drawings form to have my credit checked. Is this normal?
the Village, Catholic Social Services, for gift cards.
A: Yes. Up to half of all employers routinely check the credit reports of

Rep. McClinton Holds Town Hall Forum on Community Safety job seekers. Employers receive a shortened version of your credit report,
but they generally do not receive your credit score. Instead, employers

are looking at your report, which is a list of all of your credit accounts
Town Hall meeting held justice system, expanding business op- are important to our most vulner- and the historical activity on each one.
jointly by State Reps. Joanna portunities to African Americans, pro- able residents,” Rep. McClinton said.
McClinton, Vanessa Lowery moting initiatives that produce neigh- “I’m proud to work with such strong Q: Why do employers care about my credit report?
Brown and Morgan Cephas was an borhoods that are safe and crime-free, women in the state House to see
overwhelming success with more as well as providing residents with the these initiatives through.” Constitu- Students from Catharine, Mitchell & Penrose Elementary Schools who wrote winning essays or poems
A: If you haven’t been trustworthy with credit, some employers
than 150 neighbors from the 190th, resources they need. Representatives ent services are provided to residents, based on the life and wisdom of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (not pictured is honoree Alana Sampson who believe you won’t be trustworthy on the job. This is of course not always
had to leave the event early. Judging took place on MLK Day, January 19. true, and not all employers feel this way—but some do. Additionally, if

191st and 192nd Legislative Districts from the 16th, 18th and 19th Police businesses, and agencies through her
in attendance. Districts participated. district office at 6027 Ludlow Street, hat Southwest youngster and evaluated by a team of volunteers you are going to be working with money at your job, some employers
Rep. McClinton (left) with Councilwoman Jannie want to know how well you manage money.
Rep. McClinton discussed her efforts “Now more than ever, we must Unit A which may be contacted at Blackwell at the former’s recent Town Hall on wouldn’t be overwhelmed from the CityLights, a ministry of sub-
in reforming Pennsylvania’s juvenile be prepared to tackle the issues that (215) 748-671. community safety. to win tickets to a 76ers urban Wayne Presbyterian Church, a
game and then actually meet some of long-time supporter of the Southwest Q: How long does it take to improve my credit?

Patterson Youngsters Learn Another Top Chess Performance

the team’s amazing basketball players! community: Jane Beatty, Rita Fisk, and A: This again depends on your situation, but some people can see
That’s what happened to 13 young Ann Sparkes. improvement in as little as 90 days. Credit improvement is like exercise.

About Our Solar System by Southwest Students

people from Catherine, Mitchell and First place winners received an iPad It seems really hard at first, but the hardest part is making the decision
Penrose Elementary Schools and Mini, plus 6 tickets to a 76ers game; to do it. Once you start doing it, it gets easier.
Southwest PAL who earned top prizes second place winners received a $50
By Shaketia Sills By Jason Bui for their essays or poems about the life Amazon gift card, plus 4 tickets to Q: Ok, well my credit isn’t very good and it’s not getting

and wisdom of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther a 76ers game; third place winners
ictured are Ms. Crystals’s 3rd hree of the formidable young King, Jr. received a $25 Amazon gift card, plus
any better by not having a job—How can I fix my credit?
and 4th graders at Patterson chess players from Southwest Families, friends, teachers, and 2 tickets to a 76ers game. All 76ers A: Depending on the reason for your poor credit history, there are
Elementary School at 70th and who played in the Masterminds principals came together at the Village tickets included round-trip transporta- things you can do to improve. The best decision is to talk to a trained
Buist Avenue with 3D representations Winter Open at Esperanza Acad- on Dr. MLK Day, Friday, January 19, tion, dinner, and a meeting with Sixers credit professional, like the counselors at Philadelphia’s Financial
of objects in our solar system. Be- emy on Bristol Street the weekend of to celebrate the success of the young players. Empowerment Centers (Call 800-989-2227 for a free appointment.
fore teachers and other students, the February 3, 4. The above three young writers. During the program, the The winners from each of the
youngsters explained the composition ladies, Ava, Fanta, and Moamiky winners read their thought-provoking schools and the PAL were: Catherine Job Readiness Labs are part of the Paschalville Partnership, a Free Library-led
of the sun, planets and interplanetary placed second among club teams at entries about what Dr. King meant School – 1st Place, Makaila Oeun; collaboration of 11 organizations working to transform services for job seekers in
bodies and demonstrated how they The theme of the astronomy exercise their rating level. A fourth chess en- to them, received their awards, and 2nd Place, Gianna Tran and Soriya Southwest. Job Readiness Labs provide free computer, internet access and one-on-
relate and react to each other. The was captured in the course purpose thusiast, Derrick (not pictured), won enjoyed pizza and beverages. Oum (Co-Authors); 3rd Place, Aiden one assistance to job seekers at Paschalville Library and Southwest CDC. Additionally,
presentation took place as part of a statement, “Space science activities are his section with 4 out of 5 points. He and community groups. Those wish- The writing competition was co-spon- Rogers. Mitchell School – 1st Place, the partnership connects job seekers with deeper services, including skills training,
adult basic education, ESL instruction, and financial counseling. This program is made
six-week, school-wide science proj- designed to encourage young minds won $96 for that. ing to contribute toward covering the sored by the Village and the Delaware Tamera Robinson; 2nd Place, Trishel
possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
ect which featured construction of to experiment and explore the world The youngsters express their thanks cost of club activities and tournament Valley Fairness Project. Dr. Cheryl Bur- Pearson; 3rd Place, Yelenna Fennell.
dioramas of the earth (K-1 Students) around them, testing new ideas to see for all the support they receive from travel should email Bui at jmbui@ kett, Executive Director of the Village; Penrose School – 1st Place, Ziyah Links • Southwest CDC, 6328 Paschall Ave,215-729-0800 www.southwestcdc/org
and the solar system (Grades 2 – 5). if they work.” the Mitchell school staff and families Denise Butcher, Director of Community Hunter; 2nd Place, Harriet Banto; 3rd • Paschalville Library, 70th & Woodland Ave. 215-685-2662
Outreach at the Village; and Ed Riehl, Place, Heaven Gelaye. PAL – 1st Place,
President of Delaware Valley Fairness Ameenia Gardiner; 2nd Place, Ida
FORUM – SAVE MONEY ON HEATING BILLS / WEATHERIZING YOUR HOME Project commended the students, the Greenidge; 3rd Place, Alana Sampson.
• Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity:
• Philadelphia Financial Empowerment Centers:
families and their mentors. The article and photo were graciously
6:00 – 7:30 p.m., 12th District Police Station, 65th & Woodland Ave. (6448 Woodland); refreshments; Info: 211-748-4712 • Job Readiness Labs:
Open to students in grades 5 provided by Ed Riehl, President of Dela-
• The Paschalville Partnership:
through 8, some 40 entries were read ware Valley Fairness Project.
12 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper February 9, 2018 February 9, 2018 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 13

FEBRUARY 27 • Free Adult Beginning Reading Classes continue, sponsored by the Friends of Kingsessing
Library, at 51st and Chester. If you want to learn to read, or to teach with us, contact Adults
• Women’s Holy Rest Morning “The Sacred Journey of Your Life” 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 Can Learn to Read at or 267-419-7084.
p.m. The Common Place, 58th St & Chester Ave. (Parking in lot off 58th St.) Prayer,
Reflection, Fellowship & Lunch. Reservations (By Feb. 21, please) 610.283.9848 or buff@ • Full Employment Services/MyPLACE: Expanded Job Center at Southwest CDC, 6328 Paschall Ave. Free access to internet; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Info: cynthia@southwestcdc.
org. or 215-729-0800
• English Classes, sponsored by Center for Literacy, held at Southwest CDC, 6328 Paschall
• Seniors: Free photos for SEPTA documents. 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Tilden Middle School,, Ave and Paschalville Library, 6942 Woodland Ave. (70th & Woodland). Info: 215-729-0800.
66th St. & Elmwood Ave., Info: 215 301-5542
FREE INCOME TAX RETURN PREPARATION FEBRUARY 15 • Employment & Educational Resources: Mon/Wed. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tues/Thurs:
• Ebenezer Church, 5649 Christian St. 19143: Mon & Tue 12pm-6:00pm; Wed & Thu MARCH 3 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Fri. 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. Paschalville Library, 6942 Woodland
10am-2pm; Sat 9am-2pm • Black History Month - Super Hero & Villain Training Obstacle Course. 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. Ave. (70th & Woodland); Info: Niema at 215-685-2662. Also:
• Dixon House, 1920 S 20th St. 19146: Mon & Wed 5pm-7:30pm; Sat 9am-3pm Myers Rec. Center, 5801 Kingsessing Ave.: Masks & Costume making & More! Info: • Free Tax Preparation – Financial Wellness Day, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free Library, 1901
• Achieveability, 59 N 60th St. 19139, Tue & Thu 9am-7pm (Appointment Only); Sat 215-685-2698 or Vine St. Expert tax return completion & other financial: Average Refund – 10 days. Sponsor. OTHER COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
9am-1pm Campaign for Working Families. Info:
• Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church, 428 N 41st St. 19104, Mon 2pm-7:30pm; Fri 10am-3pm; FEBRUARY 17 • LIHEAP/Crisis: Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program begins: Application
Sat 9am-3pm MARCH 5 assistance available at Southwest CDC, 6328 Paschall Ave. LIHEAP helps low-income
• Volunteer Clean Up Day – Clark Park, 10:00 - 12:00 a.m. Meet at shed on 45th & Regent; families pay their heating bills by providing a cash grant sent directly to the utility company, or
FEBRUARY 10 mulching. Info/sign up • Community Meeting - Open to the public, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (Every 1st Wednesday of the a Crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat. Info: 215-729-0800
month), Tilden Middle School, 66th St. & Elmwood Ave. Highlights of Tilden Community
• Career Fair for Black Male Educators 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., School Dist. • The Love Affair Ball (HIV/AIDS) Prevention Ball, Free Performance, Competition, Party 5;00 – Initiative: programs, events, services & needs. Info: 215 301-5542 • Eastwick Family Services provides Home /Community and Companion services for
of Phila. 440 N. Broad St. Help overcome the shortage of black male teachers. 10:00 p.m., 401 S Broad St, Info/Details: (scroll to Februay 17 events) individuals with intellectual disabilities. We also provide 6400 Residential Housing &
Sponsor: The Fellowship: Black Male Educators for Social Justice. Info/Registers MARCH 14 Home Care for the aging. For more information, please call us at (267) 634-6410 or visit • Saturday programming – Tilden Middle School, 66th St. & Elmwood Ave., (Every 3rd our website:”
Saturday of the month) Building is open from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon. Opportunity for free • Seniors: Free photos for SEPTA documents 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., 12th Police District
• Stewardship Day – Heinz Wildlife Reserve – Volunteers needed to help with planting/ programming and free tutoring sessions. Info: 215 301-5542. Community Room, 65th & Woodland Ave. Info: 215 301-5542 • Rotary Club of Southwest Philadelphia-Eastwick: Meets Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 a.m. To
confirm location call 215-292-1254.or email Guests/visiting Rotarians
removal of invasive species. 9;00 – 12:00 noon. 8601 Lindbergh Blvd. Outdoor Activity.
Info: or 215-365-3118
• Men’s Prayer Breakfast – All men welcome. 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. The Common MARCH 19 welcome at $5.00/breakfast.
Place, 58th & Chester Ave. (Parking in lot off 58th St.) Info: 267-275-8238 or www. • Workshops for Families Coping with Depression & Other Disorders, 10 weeks, $30 per • Small Business Loans: Join a Southwest “Affinity Group Lending Circle” Loans, and
• Clark Park Saturday Farmers Market – Dozens of vendors: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.,
class; Location: Plymouth Meeting, PA Info 267-507-3865 financing coaching. or call 267-236.7000
43rd St. & Baltimore Ave, Food Trust Food Bucks: $2 for every $5 of fresh fruit &
vegetables purchased
• Southwest residents living within one mile of Bartram’s Garden are eligible for Program • Amer. Red Cross: URGENT NEED: BLOOD/ VOLUNTEERS: How to help: Download
• Make & Take: Herb Medicine Workshop – Colds & Flu* 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Bartram’s Pass access (75%-100% OFF selected events). Contact us with any questions or to sign up the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED
• Vigil for Victims of Violence – 8th Annual Visit to Sites of Violent Death during 2017.
Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Tickets/Reservation required (215) 729-5281 or info@ for an event 215-726-5281 CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
1:00 p.m. Gathering at The Common Place, 58th St. & Chester Ave. (Free Parking Lot on
58th St.) See Article, Page_____ EMPLOYMENT – JOB & LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT • Housing Counseling: Help is a Phone Call Away: Qualified housing counselors available
FEBRUARY 20 at Southwest CDC to assist with housing needs Southwest CDC Housing: 215-729-0800.
FEBRUARY 13 • Volunteer as Tutor: English Language Training, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Southwest
• Health Insurance Question & Answer Session – Open to the Public: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., CDC, 6328 Paschall Avenue. Register for next 3-Session Course: 215-686-6079 or Cynthia (C) Designates activities and events for children (F) Designates activities and events for families
• Black History Month “What makes a hero ‘SUPER” 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. Myers Rec. Center, Health Annex of the Family Practice & Counseling Network. 6120-B Woodland Ave. at or
5801 Kingsessing Ave.: Arts, Crafts, Role Playing, & More! Info: 215-685-2698 or (Woodland Plaza - 2nd Floor – Elevator accessible). Refreshments & Updates: Info: 215- 727-4721 x5199 or

• Energy Forum – Save Money on Heating Bills / Weatherizing Your Home, 6:00 • In-Take / Sign up for ESL Course: 5pm-7:30m. English as a 2nd Language classes
– 7:30 p.m., 12th District Police Station, 65th & Woodland Ave. (6448 Woodland); begin 2/26 Space is limited ONLY 25. Classes are scheduled for Mondays and FEBRUARY 20
light refreshments; Sponsor: Rep. Joanna McClinton. Info: 211-748-4712 or see ad,
Page 6.
FEBRUARY 22 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., Health Annex of the Family Practice & Counseling Network.
• Black History Month – Costume “Love” Party 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. Myers Rec. Center, 6120-B Woodland Ave. (Woodland Plaza - 2nd Floor – Elevator accessible).
5801 Kingsessing Ave.: Masks & Costume making & More! Info: 215-685-2698 or • Public Forum on New Charter School Applications: 4:00 p.m., Phila. School Dist. 440 N. Refreshments & Updates: Info: 215-727-4721 x5199 or Broad St. (Deadline to Speak 4:00 p.m., Feb 21 –Phone 215-400-4010)
14 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper February 9, 2018 February 9, 2018 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 15

CityLights Annual Vigil SRC TO VOTE

tions for the 2017-2018 cycle were filed
with the SRC in November 2017. Each
Lands Strategy. A date for the next and
presumably final public meeting may be
of the seven active applications received announced shortly by the coordinating
New Gathering Time: 1:00 p.m at the Common Place, filled on a first come, first served basis. two public hearings as well as a detailed six generation in Southwest and his team from Interface Studio LLC.
58th & Chester Ave. The on-going problems of additional evaluation report. The new charter involvement in community service Top event sponsors include
run-down on up-coming community charters are that, first, every time a application narratives submitted can be RENTAL MANAGEMENT is long-standing. His spiritual calling Brown’s ShopRite, Interface Studio
FEBRUARY 10 events and activities.
Rev. James will send out teams of
public school student leaves to go to a
charter, he or she leaves behind some
viewed on the School District’s website.
The Charter Schools Office’s new char-
West, Southwest, Northeast, South Philadelphia & University City
has led him to pastoring and apostle-
ship at Walk in the Light Christian
LLC, Penrose Area Civic Associa-
tion, Region Nine Housing Corpora-


4-5 participants who will then drive $8,000 in expenses that the tax payer ter application evaluation reports will Center. And he has applied his gifts tion, Beech Companies, The Clean
o memorialize as many possible as close as possible to the actual site has to make up. Then there is the real- be posted on its website approximately of quiet persuasion as a member of Air Council, Darby Creek Valley
of the several dozen residents of the violence sites for a brief service. ity that the state has never put in place one week before the SRC’s February 5601 Chester Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19153 Eastwick United, Sons and Daughters Assoc., Eastwick Family Services, the
slain in Southwest during the In each instance, the mourners will a regulatory framework that provides 22nd public meeting. Real Estate of Elmwood, and serving as part of the Marriott Residence Inn, and South-
past year, CityLights will hold its 9th read together a brief, elegiac liturgy rigorous oversight to the financial and The Pennsylvania Charter School Since 1976 12th Police District Clergy and on the eastern PA Sierra Club, Delaware
Licensed Broker
annual Vigil for Victims of Violence composed by Rev. James and at the academic environment in charters, Law requires a public hearing on each Southwest Pride Day Committee. Riverkeeper Network, Eastwick Oral
on Saturday, February 10. conclusion of the prayer and medita- statewide. application within 45 days after the A persistent topic of conversation dur- History Project, The Penn Program
People of faith and concern for the tion, a member of the team will place a This special meeting is the final step charter authorizer receives the applica- Attention Homeowners: ing the evening, of course, were expecta- in Environmental Humanities,
level of violence in our community red carnation at the site. in the SRC’s new charter application tion, and a vote on each application no tions of further community input on Friends of Heinz Refuge, Natural
will gathering first at 1.00 p.m. at The
Common Place, 58th Street and Ches-
sNetwork or by phoning (267) 275-
process, which included a comprehen-
sive, rigorous review of the seven active
later than 75 days after the first public
hearing, unless otherwise agreed to by
BEWARE ! BEWARE ! the upcoming Lower Eastwick Public Lands, and Princeton Hydro.

ter Avenue for breakfast and the usual 8238. new charter applications. All applica- the parties. Investors are stealing your houses with low offers:
“Cash as is”
Call Marisa Mango for the true value of your home!
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