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Worship Service Elmwood Trolley Mitchell Chess Team CityLights Holds Vigil

Honors Marian Track Repair Begins Wins Again For Gun Victims
Anderson – Feb 25 March 18 Afternoon activity Annual pilgrimage to SW
Common Worship and SEPTA construction to benefits academics murder sites.
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FOR CARS & TRUCKS Rep. McClinton Seeks Re-election
up to $1,000 At her 2018 State House ReElection campaign kickoff at Myers Rec., on February 17, State Rep. Joanna McClinton is flanked by State Sen. Anthony H. Williams

Cars or Trucks
and her mother, Elder Rachel McClinton.

fter a term and a half serving the The gala campaign launch gathering resentative whose mother, Elder Rachel
With/ Without Title residents of the 191st Legisla- in the community room at the Myers McClinton was also present.
Bad Engines or tive District comprising parts of Recreation Center last Saturday, Febru- Notable among the speakers were
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up to $500 County, Representative Joanna McClin-
ton is making the commitment to do
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CityLights Conducts Vigil for Violence Victims

small but dedicated group recital was especially meaningful,
turned out Saturday morning, thanking God for police, firefighters,
February 10, for the 9th annual and emergency medical personnel and
CityLights Vigil for Victims of Violence others whose duties take them into
to grieve for nine Southwest residents the streets, malls, and houses where
murdered there during 2017. To begin violence takes place day by day: “Give
the program, Rev. Cean James, direc- them courage, sound judgment, and
tor of CityLights and pastor of Grace compassion as they rush to our aid
Christian Fellowship offered a warm yet and serenity as risk their lives for us.”
challenging prayer. He petitioned God At the conclusion of the site visits,
to strengthen the community, allow- the mourners returned to The Com-
ing leaders and residents alike to speak mon Places for brunch and a time of
out against pain caused by all forms of meditation on the meaning of their
domestic and street violence and verbal experiences. The most gripping mo-
and physical bullying. ment was the revelation that one of the
Following the prayer, two teams of team members had come to the vigil
mourners traveled to places at or near to memorialize the death of her son
the actual sites of the killings. Stand- who had been murdered in Southwest
ing in the driving rain, they recited a eight years previously. Darlene Sistrunk, who guides justice ministry at Grace Christian Fellowship looks on as Mark Harrell,
responsive prayer litany and reflected CityLights is a faith-based, urban/ Community Organizer at Southwest CDC, places red and white carnations at the site of a recent murder
on the impact these sad events must suburban partnership founded in 1993 near Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Southwest Philadelphia. The team was participating in the annual Vigil for
have had on the victims, families, and by Wayne Presbyterian Church and Victims of Violence organized by CityLights Ministry.
friends. The devotionals also lifted up based at The Common Place in South- working to improve quality of life information, and to be placed on its
first responders, the community at west Philadelphia. It holds bi-monthly in Southwest are cordially invited to extensive emailing list contact City-
large…and the perpetrators. meetings, and all organizations and share information about their needs, Lights Network at 267-705-6576 or
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U.S. Sen. Casey is PA Climate “Sweetheart” Councilman Johnson Visits ▪

U Residents in Area of Recent Shooting

.S. Senator Robert Casey was

recognized at his Philadelphia
office February 15 as a “Climate ouncilman Kenyatta John-
Sweetheart” for his solid support on son hosted a public safety
environmental issues in Congress. A walk the evening following


team of PennEnvironment volunteers a shooting near 66th Street and
delivered a collage of hundreds of photo Buist Avenue on February 17. He
petition valentines the Senator’s regional went door to door with community
office to thank him for his continued leaders, 12th District police of-
leadership on critical climate issues. ficers, and clergy members to talk
In 2017, Senator Casey led the fight with concerned neighbors and give
to defend our cornerstone environ-
mental protections, including the Clean
Power Plan, the Clean Air Act and
An elderly birdwatcher poses on Groundhog Day
at the Heinz National Wildlife Reserve with his
Climate Sweetheart Valentine which was among
hundreds presented by PennEnvironmental to Sen.
out public safety, victims services,
and constituent services resource
Clean Water Act. Throughout the year, Bob Casey last week for his support on key climate “Most elected officials don’t (do Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and staff with 12th
he also hosted events across the state, issues. these walks),” confided, “but I want District police and police clergy representatives
speaking about the threat of climate
change and need for real climate action.
aging him to take continued action for
our climate throughout 2018.
the neighborhood to know I’m pay-
ing attention, there are resources
preparing to call on Elmwood residents in the area
where a gun shooting took place Feb. 17. WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
“As the threat of climate change wors- “As a young person in Pennsylvania, available to them, and they’re not of Guyer Avenue around midnight
ens, we are facing an administration climate change is an issue that I care most alone. They don’t have to feel like on Saturday, February 17. There
with the worst environmental agenda about when I think about the future of hostages in their own homes, and they discovered the body of a
we’ve seen in decades,” said PennEn-
vironment Lead Climate Defender
our state and world” added Courtney
Nabua, a PennEnvironment Climate
maybe if I walk the blocks, they’ll
feel more comfortable to do so too.”
22-year-old victim later identified
as Zaki Thomas of West Philadel-
Organizer, Flora Cardoni. “Now, more Defender Volunteer and student at St. “On the atmosphere of gun phia suffering from multiple gun-
than ever, we need strong leaders in Joseph’s University. “I’m here today, violence in the country, I think it’s shot wounds. Thomas was taken to
Congress, like Senator Casey, who will thankful that Senator Casey is leading by sickening that mass shootings seem Penn Presbyterian Medical Center,
stand up and fight for climate action example and keeping climate action close to be our new normal, but I refuse where he died from his injuries.
and environmental protection to his heart. He is showing our environ- to lose hope. I refuse to accept this Police are still searching for the
The large valentines were accompa- ment the love it needs and deserves.” is what my children will grow up shooter. Anyone with information
nied by cards and letters collected and PennEnvironment is a statewide, with so I’ll continue doing what I about the alleged crime is urged to
signed by teachers, students, parents, citizen-based environmental advocacy can to prevent gun violence here in contact the police hotline: 215.686.
faith leaders, community members, and group working to protect our clean air, Philadelphia.” TIPS (8477) or email tips and any
concerned Pennsylvanians, thanking
Senator Casey for his work and encour-
clean water, and open spaces. Find out
more at
According to news media, police
were summoned to the 6600 block
photographic or video evidence to
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Phildelphia Area is Nation’s 7 Ranked Flu Hot Spot Free Evening

S English Course
enion citizens and parents of ba- be severe and, especially for the young flu shot. min C which also builds immunity.
bies and young children take note. and very weak, be life threatening. Flu- There are, however, addition steps Healthy Life Style: Avoid excessive
According to Doctors Report. related illnesses that can result include that every one can take to reduce the consumption of alcohol. Make sure to
com = an on line infortmation service pneumonia, asthma and dehydration. risk that flu will pose a threat to health. get plenty of rest. Naturally, avoiding Registration is on February 21
that goes to over 1 million physicians Parents, note that flu can pose a seri- Shape Magazine narrows these options smoking yourself and being around at Tilden School,
around the country - the Philadelphia- ous threat especially for small children. to four: people who do smoke is important. 66th St. & Elmwood
Camden-Wilmington area is the 7th Elderly and people whose immune Healthy Diet: Eat a balanced diet Smoke irritates the breathing system
ranking metropolitan flu hot spot in the compromised people are also at height- with appropriate amounts of foods like and ads a further risk factor.
Influenza (“flu”) affects the lungs and
ened risk. According the most medi-
cal authorities and the U.S. Center for
carrots, beans, and coliflower can stren-
then the body and the immune system
Exercise: Walking and other regular
exercise is important for one’s overall

air passages due to a virus that infects Disease Control, the first line of defense to help ward off the flu when you are health, but expecially so when it’s some-
the nose, throat and lungs. The flu can for these high risk groups is an annual exposed to it. Citrus fruits provide Vita- times a problem remaing outdoors. he Center for Literary is
hosting evening English
SEPTA Elmwood Trolley Track Southwest CDC announces new language classes for adults at
Tilden Middle School, 66th Street
Renewal Begins “Jumpstart Southwest” and Elmwood Avenue. Classes
begin February 26 and are free and
Impacts Route 36 for 2 months
anti-blight program open to the community.
Registration is required and
MARCH 18 By Steven Kuzmicki interested people may apply begin-

ning February 21 by calling the

outhwest Community Develop- Center for Literacy at 215-474-
EPTA has announced a major recon- ment Corporation has announced a 1235 extension 200 or by going
struction of Eastbound and West- new program designed to stimulate online at the website shown below.
bound tracks on Elmwood Avenue residential housing development and The Office of Adult Education
from 59th street to 65th street to begin neighborhood revitalization and create (OAE), in conjunction with the
March 18 and planned to last through wealth and employment opportunities Mayor’s Office of Education, is
May 26. for residents of Southwest Philadelphia. partnering with community agen-
During the construction, all Route 36 Called “Jumpstart”, the program was first cies – including Center for Lit-
trolley service will be replaced with busses implemented in Germantown by real eracy – to provide adult education
and the Elmwood Avenue vehicle lanes special needs. Walking access will be estate developer Ken Weinstein. Due to classes at each of the 12 community
will be closed to car and truck traffic up arranged for businesses. its success, the program was recently ex- schools like Tilden in the School
to 3 blocks at a time. The exception will The existing tracks were installed back panded into 4 additional neighborhoods, District of Philadelphia.
be for passage of emergency vehicles, and in the 1970’s and the street structure sup- Kensington, Hunting Park, Mantua/Bel- The city is also providing Adult
trash pick up and delivery trucks (on a porting the tracks has deteriorated due to mont and now, Southwest Philadelphia. Education General Education De-
limited basis). The normal working times water leaks, traffic and the overall age of What is Jumpstart? It’s a new model for topics, and perhaps more importantly, velopment (GED) courses at two
for construction workers will be 7:00 a.m. the existing street surface, which requires community development that provides they are paired with a mentor, who will additional schools. Samuel Gomp-
to 8:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Week- increased maintenance to operate safe training, mentoring, networking, and be available to them for questions, advice ers School, 5701 Wynnefield Av-
end work will be required to maintain and reliable service. SEPTA forces will financing options for aspiring local devel- and support throughout the process. enue near City Line, and Franklin
project schedule. excavate renew and pave approximately opers. Program participants (mentees) Mentors are real estate development S. Edmonds School, 8025 Thouron
Further, all side streets in each affected 3,100 linear feet of tracks will be Southwest community residents professionals and can be realtors, contrac- Avenue in the Northeast.
construction area will be closed to thru traf- The new tracks will feature continuously who are interested in, and committed tors, lawyers, bankers, architects, develop- Free daytime English language
fic. Local traffic on these side streets will be welded rails with rubber boots thereby to, learning about residential real estate ers, etc. They are experienced and willing classes are held 9:00 a.m. to 12:00
permitted up to the construction site. reducing sound and vibrations. This development and using it to make a posi- to share their expertise to help mentees Noon at Southwest CDC, 6328
In preparation for the construction construction approach will also make for tive difference in their community. They complete their projects. Paschall Avenue. Register for
start-up on March 18, the parking lane on a smoother ride for passengers. Car and might be interested in finding a house to At this time, SWCDC is taking applica- classes by contacting 215-686-6079
the North side of Elmwood between 64th truck drivers will also appreciate the new rehab and move in themselves, or they tions from aspiring neighborhood real or calling Cynthia at 215-729-0800
& 65th, & 61st & 62nd will be closed so concrete and asphalt paving along the may be interested in real estate develop- estate developers who would like to par- or emailing cynthia@southwestcdc.
that rail strings can be welded and stored trolley track route – in place of the present ment as a career. They could get started ticipate in Jumpstart Southwest. We are org or visiting www.philaliteracy.
until installation starting February 25. uncomfortable and dangerous potholes with a building they own or would like also are also seeking additional Mentors org/calendar.
The parking of vehicles will not be next to the tracks and along the roadway. to acquire, or they could get matched to for our Jumpstart program. If interested, For more information on the free
permitted in the area or adjacent to the Information for this article was provided vacant city-owned houses. either as Mentor or Mentee, please con- evening classes go to
tracks being reconstructed, but arrange- by Ebony Edwards, SEPTA Community & The mentees receive up to 9 hours of tact Steve Kuzmicki at 215-729-0736 or
ments will be made for people with Constituent Relations Coordinator. classroom instruction on a variety of community-schools.
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Worship Service Honors Memory of Marian Anderson Free Tax Return Preparation – Other Money-Saving Opportunities
13. Her contralto sound and vocal is made electronically. This can help savings bonds, prepaid debit cards, local communities.
FEBRUARY 25 ability gained recognition and she
competed at the Lewisohn Stadium MARCH 3 avoid the tax payer’s temptation in
asking for a tax return loan which
and also help obtain credit reports and
one-on-one credit counseling. In the
For more information, contact Cam-
paign for Working Families at https://

(New York City) competition, defeat- costs a great deal in hidden interest confusing world of healthcare insur- or 215-454-6483.
n observance of Black His- ing 300 competitors and earning a n addition to the on-going free charges. ance, helpers can connect families to
tory Month, The Common Place solo billing. income tax resources (see below), CWF’s knowledgeable money advi- health resources where they live.
sponsors its “Common Worship Marian Anderson was a rising Campaign for Working Families sors can also help screen clients for In 2017, Campaign for Working
Experience” on Sunday, February 25. star who used her fame to address (CWF) is partnering with the Free Li- other financial assistance and benefits Families volunteers filed more than
The service will be held at The Com- social and civil rights issues facing brary of Phila. and United Way will of- like Earned Income Tax Credits (up to 33,000 tax returns across the region,
mon Place, 58th St. & Chester Ave. African Americans. In 1939, after fer “Financial Wellness Day” with ex- $6,000 per family), LIHEAP, SNAP, returning more than $46 million to
(Entrance off 58th St.). It will begin at being denied to the right to perform pert financial counseling on Saturday,
5:00 p.m. and will run about 1 hour. in front of an integrated audience at March 3 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. FREE INCOME TAX RETURN PREPARATION
Immediately following worship, at- Constitution Hall by the Daughters of The service is free for families with • Ebenezer Church, 5649 Christian St. 19143: Mon & Tue 12pm-6:00pm; Wed
tendees are invited to get together for the American Revolution, First Lady income less than $54,000 ($20,000 for & Thu 10am-2pm; Sat 9am-2pm
a home-cooked meal. Eleanor Roosevelt with the help of individuals). Want to Help Others? Learn about
• Dixon House, 1920 S 20th St. 19146: Mon & Wed 5pm-7:30pm; Sat 9am-3pm becoming a Tax Return Advisor in
Participants will hear the Word her husband, President Roosevelt, ar- In addition to saving an average of • Achieveability, 59 N 60th St. 19139, Tue & Thu 9am-7pm (Appointment the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
spoken and listen to musical presen- ranged for Anderson to sing in front $300 on tax preparation fees, CWF Only); Sat 9am-1pm (VITA) Program by visiting www.
tations from of The Common Place of the Lincoln Memorial in Washing- tax return clients usually receive their • Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church, 428 N 41st St. 19104, Mon 2pm-7:30pm; Fri
Scholars, Mitchell Elementary School, ton D.C. That day, Anderson sang in money in about 10 days, with direct 10am-3pm; Sat 9am-3pm programs/vita/
Grace Christian Fellowship, South- front of 75,000 people, with millions deposit to a bank account if the filing
west Children’s Community Choir, more listening via a live radio broad-
and more! The service will honor the cast. In addition, Anderson worked as Members of the SW Children’s Community Choir will be part of the musical offering at the “Common
Resources to Help Children in Wake of School Shootings
life, work and spiritual devotion of a Goodwill Ambassador to the United Worship Service” at The Common Place, 58th St. & Chester Ave. at 5:00 p.m. The public is prayerfully
invited to come and participate. A home-cooked meal follows the service.
famous Marian Anderson. Nations Human Rights Committee on s adults struggle with their own • Preschoolers do best when adults attention, social support, and care
Born February 27th, 1897, Marian behalf of the U.S. State Department. and many other awards during her Portland, Oregon at the age of 96. For reactions to the school shoot- use a calm voice, simple language, they need: family, friends, clergy,
Anderson was raised in Philadelphia, Anderson was awarded the Presiden- lifetime. more information on Marian Ander- ing in Parkland, Florida—the and respond to their questions hon- mental health professionals, and
PA, and started her singing career in tial Medal of Freedom in 1963, the Marian Anderson died on April son, check out her official website at 29th mass shooting – more than 4 estly but with limited detail. other adults.
her church’s senior choir at the age of Congressional Gold Medal in 1971, 8th, 1993 in her nephew’s home in - victims at one time - in the United • School-age children also need com- • Seek professional help if a child’s
States in the first two months of 2018 fort and reassurance of their safety. difficulties do not improve. The
alone—young eyes and ears are watch- Don’t offer disturbing details or to National Child Traumatic Stress
Mitchell Students Check Violence by Playing Chess ing and listening. Here are a few
suggestions for adults who care for
assume that children’s concerns are
the same as those of adults.
Network (NCTSN) recommends
seeking help if problems persist
By Jason Bui of the finer points of the game, and will finish somewhere in the top 3 children indirectly affected by a school • Adolescents benefit when adults longer than six weeks.

competing outside the school at city for the city. They go to Gettysburg shooting: take time to listen, without judg- • Emphasize hope and positivity.
itchell Elementary School and area chess tournaments. PA for the State Scholastic Cham- • Talking to children about school ment, to their thoughts and feelings seek support from other adults in Children need to feel safe, secure,
students and members of Chess analysts believe that the pionships on March 2nd. A squad shootings: Openness and honesty about the school shooting. Teen- private. and positive about their present
the Minor Threats Chess benefit of regular chess play include is planning to go to Chicago for the are important. agers can think abstractly, value • Keep children busy. Boredom can and future. Seeing and hearing
club contended at the “Checkmate such mathematical skills as pattern- All-Girls Nationals on April 19th • Find out what they already know. honesty and are quick to point out intensify negative thoughts and be- stories of people helping people in
Violence” Chess Marathon, January recognition in the moves of the and the High School Nationals on Acknowledge the child’s experience hypocrisy. haviors, but children are less likely difficult times is both healing and
27th and 28th at Temple University. various pieces, logic, and the ability April 26th. and feelings about the event (tailor- • Protect children from too much to experience distress when they reassuring.
Mitchell Students who competed to play around with variables in one’s There is a continuing need to sup- ing the conversation to the age of information: monitor adult con- play and interact. This information was excerpted from
included Kayla Cooke, Zechariah mind; improvement in memory by port the attendance of the Mitchell the child) versations, limit media use and • Ensure that other adults receive the Child Trends.
Tucker, Ava Moore, Zion Tucker, having to remember the opening and Elementary School chess players and

Derrick Moore, Moamiky Kenneh, closing movements; increasing the the Minor Threats Chess Club at REDISTRICTING congressional districts. By making imperfect, is a clear improvement,
Fanta Dukuly. Tiarra Benjamin who ability to focus and being patient; tournaments off the school premises. CONTINUES FROM PAGE 2 every vote count, this redistricting in terms of compactness and limit-

attends Parkway-Center City School disciplining the will to control emo- To find out how to assist in this ef- map should ease voter cynicism ing county splits.” The Committee
took part as well; she is a member of tions and following specific rules; fort, contact the Mitchell Elementary state supreme court usurped the leg- and encourage new candidates and favors a PA constitutional amend-
the Minor Threats Chess Club. concentrating and persevering when School office at (215) 727-2160 or Checkmate Violence Chess Marathon: January 27th islature’s constitutional right to draw new voters to participate in our ment creating an independent
and 28th at Temple University, sponsored by ASAP
The basics of chess are taught behind, and more. email and PECO. Mitchell Students who competed (from political maps. democracy.” commission to decide districting COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
to all students at Mitchell – one Mitchell and Minor Threats play- Jason M. Bui is the chess teacher at left): Kayla Cooke, Zechariah Tucker, Ava Moore, Lt. Gov. Mike Stack countered by The Committee of Seventy, rather than relying on the political The Globe Times Welcomes Information
Zion Tucker, Derrick Moore, Moamiky Kenneh, and About Your Community Events & Activites!
regular classroom period per week. ers complete their season as part of S.Weir Mitchell Elementary School asserting that, “The Supreme Court Philadelphia’s independent election whims of whichever major party has We publish every other Fridays. The
Fanta Dukuly. Tiarra Benjamin (second girl from
This novel academic approach has the Philadelphia Scholastic Chess and founder and coach of the Minor the left) attends Parkway-Center City School and is has created a map that restores a watchdog, indicated in a release on control of our legislature. Deadline For New Bulletin Board Items is
the Wednesday before publication dates.
spurred interest in learning more League on February 22nd. Mitchell Threats Chess Club. part of the Minor Threats Chess Club. level playing field to Pennsylvania’s the matter, “The new map…while Ted Behr
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MARCH 8 CDC, 6328 Paschall Avenue. Register for next 3-Session Course: 215-686-6079 or
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• Orchard Pruning Workshop – Bartram’s Garden, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Training in fruit tree,
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Bethany Baptist Church, 58th St. & Warrington Ave. (58th St. Entrance, please) with us, contact Adults Can Learn to Read at or 267-
• FREE INCOME TAX RETURN PREPARATION FEBRUARY 27 • Volunteer Day, Bartram’s Garden, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, 5401 Lindbergh Blvd.
weeding, pruning, clean up, planting: Gloves if you have them. Info: 215-729-5281 • Full Employment Services/MyPLACE: Expanded Job Center at Southwest CDC, 6328
• Ebenezer Church, 5649 Christian St. 19143: Mon & Tue 12pm-6:00pm; Wed & Thu • Town Hall – “Ending Cash Bail” 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Myers Rec. Center, 58th St. & or Paschall Ave. Free access to internet; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Info: cynthia@southwestcdc.
10am-2pm; Sat 9am-2pm Kingsessing Ave. DA Larry Krasner & Pub. Defender Keir Bradford Grey Sponsors: org. or 215-729-0800
Councilman Johnson/Rep. McClinton, Barristers Assoc., ACLU, others. Info: 215- MARCH 14
• Dixon House, 1920 S 20th St. 19146: Mon & Wed 5pm-7:30pm; Sat 9am-3pm 686-3412 • English Classes, sponsored by Center for Literacy, held at Southwest CDC, 6328
• Neighborhood Advisory Committee - Service Area Briefing: 6:00 p.m. 12th Police District Paschall Ave and Paschalville Library, 6942 Woodland Ave. (70th & Woodland). Info:
• Achieveability, 59 N 60th St. 19139, Tue & Thu 9am-7pm (Appointment Only); Sat 9am-1pm • Women’s Holy Rest Morning “The Sacred Journey of Your Life” 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 Community Room, 65th & Woodland Ave. Info: 215 729-0804 or 215-729-0800.
p.m. The Common Place, 58th St & Chester Ave. (Parking in lot off 58th St.) Prayer,
• Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church, 428 N 41st St. 19104, Mon 2pm-7:30pm; Fri 10am-3pm; Reflection, Fellowship & Lunch. Reservations (By Feb. 21, please) 610.283.9848 or buff@ • Seniors: Free photos for SEPTA documents 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., 12th Police District Community • Employment & Educational Resources: Mon/Wed. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tues/
Sat 9am-3pm Room, 65th & Woodland Ave. Info: 215 301-5542 Thurs: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Fri. 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. Paschalville Library, 6942
Woodland Ave. (70th & Woodland); Info: Niema at 215-685-2662. Also: facebook.

• Closing of Elmwood Ave. North Side Parking Areas – 61st – 62nd & 64th – 65th – closed • Seniors: Free photos for SEPTA documents. 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Tilden Middle School, 66th • Saturday programming – Tilden Middle School, 66th St. & Elmwood Ave., (Every 3rd OTHER COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
to parking for storage of trolley rails for March 18 - May 26 construction project (See St. & Elmwood Ave., Info: 215 301-5542 Saturday of the month) Building is open from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon Opportunity for free
Article, this issue, page 8. programming and free tutoring sessions. Info: 215 301-5542 • LIHEAP/Crisis: Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program begins: Application
MARCH 3 assistance available at Southwest CDC, 6328 Paschall Ave. LIHEAP helps low-income
FEBRUARY 24 MARCH 18 families pay their heating bills by providing a cash grant sent directly to the utility
• Free Tax Preparation – Financial Wellness Day, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free Library, company, or a Crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.
• Black History Month Trivia Fun! 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Kids/Youth: Test your Black 1901 Vine St. Expert tax return completion & other financial: Average Refund – 10 • Elmwood Ave. Trolley Project Begins – 59th to 65th St. East & Westbound Tracks – Info: 215-729-0800
History Knowledge! Enjoy food, entertainment, prizes & more! Samwhich Restaurant, days. Sponsor. Campaign for Working Families. Info: Route 36 trolley service replaced by busses. Operations 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Weekdays,
5411 Woodland Ave. Info: @sistersbychoice14/samwhich.LLC wellness-day plus some weekend work. • Eastwick Family Services provides Home /Community and Companion services for
individuals with intellectual disabilities. We also provide 6400 Residential Housing &
• Working People’s Day of Action. 10:00 a.m. Thomas Paine Plaza, 1401 JFK Blvd. Stand • Great War (1st WW) Historic Reenactment – Fort Mifflin: 10:00 a.m. Meet soldiers • Polinator Gardens Workshop. 10:30am – 12:30pm, Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W Girard Ave, Home Care for the aging. For more information, please call us at (267) 634-6410 or
up for a system that’s not rigged against us: unions, pay, healthcare, quality schools, good & civilian re-enactors of Allied/Central Powers & commemoration of Battle of Verdun Learn to plan a pollinator gardens for the season from Heinz refuge rangers & zoo staff. All visit our website:”
neighborhoods, secure futures for all: Info: (longest & costliest of war – 1 million killed!). Hog Island Road (off Island Ave. Extension) ages welcome! Info: 215-365-3118 or
Tickets/Info or 215-685-4167 • Rotary Club of Southwest Philadelphia-Eastwick: Meets Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
FEBRUARY 25 MARCH 19 To confirm location call 215-292-1254.or email Guests/visiting
• Forum on Crisis in Our Democracy: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 1st Unitarian Ch. of Phila 2125 Rotarians welcome at $5.00/breakfast.
• Common Worship Experience – Honoring Black History Month: 5:00 -6:00 p.m., The Chestnut St. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Sponsors: MarchonHarrisburg, Poor People’s Campaign, • Workshops for Families Coping with Depression & Other Disorders, 10 weeks, $30 per
Common Place, 58th St. & Chester Ave. (Entrance off 58th St.) Followed by a home-cooked POWER. Info: class; Location: Plymouth Meeting, PA Info. 267-507-3865 • Small Business Loans: Join a Southwest “Affinity Group Lending Circle” Loans, and
common Meal – Public Welcome! Spoken Word & Music Presentations: Youth from financing coaching. or call 267-236.7000
The Common Place Scholars, Mitchell School, Grace Christian Fellowship, Southwest MARCH 3-11 MARCH 21
Children’s Community Choir, and more! Info: (267) 275-8238 • Amer. Red Cross: URGENT NEED: BLOOD/ VOLUNTEERS: How to help:
• Flower Show, Phila. Convention Ctr., 12th & Arch Sts. “The Wonder of Water – Beautiful • Outstanding Debt & Collection Workshop for Consumers, 6;00 p.m. Blanch Nixon/Cobbs Download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call
FEBRUARY 26 & Informative! For times, access, activities, parking info, tickets call 215-988-8800 or visit Creek Library, 59th & Baltimore Ave.. Information & tools to protect yourself. Details 215-685-1973. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
• Free Evening English Language Course at Tilden Middle School, 66th & Elmwood Ave. • Southwest residents living within one mile of Bartram’s Garden are eligible for Program • Housing Counseling: Help is a Phone Call Away: Qualified housing counselors
Registration required & begins Feb 21. Visit: MARCH 5 Pass access (75%-100% OFF selected events). Contact us with any questions or to sign available at Southwest CDC to assist with housing needs Southwest CDC Housing:
community-schools or phone 215-474-1235 extension 200 up for an event 215-726-5281 215-729-0800.
• Tilden Community Meeting - Open to the public, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (Every
• Hair & Body Products Workshop “Pomades, Butters & Balms” 5:00 p.m. Eastwick 1st Wednesday of the month), Tilden Middle School, 66th St. & Elmwood Ave. EMPLOYMENT – JOB & LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
Library, 28551 Island Ave. Join Niamby Naturals for “do-it-yourself” items that fit diverse Highlights of Tilden Community Initiative: programs, events, services & needs. Info: (C) Designates activities and events for children (F) Designates activities and events for families
needs. Info 215-685-4170 215 301-5542 • Volunteer as Tutor: English Language Training, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Southwest
14 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper COMMUNITY NEWS February 23, 2018 February 23, 2018 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 15

REP. MCCLINTON in Harrisburg. “Rep. McClinton didn’t

CONTINUES FROM PAGE 1 get to the State House by being average; TUTOR NOW:

Council members Jannie Blackwell,

she is a woman of excellence.”
Reynolds Brown also alluded to Rep.
Blondell Reynolds Brown, and Kenyatta McClinton as a pastor in her church Office of Adult Education
Johnson, and fellow State Representa- and a person of faith. “She loves the RENTAL MANAGEMENT Train to work with adult learners who want to improve
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Neighbors President Greg Benjamin, ing her constituents in Harrisburg.” Southwest Community Development Corporation
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District predecessor Ron Waters. McClinton repeated the theme of Register:
Benjamin provided a brief but mean-
ingful opening prayer asking divine
“Movement.” After poignantly hon-
oring her mother for keeping her in
BEWARE ! BEWARE ! For more information: 215-686-6079 or
guidance for Rep. McClinton and all school and supporting her during Pictured with Ward 40B team State Rep. Joanna McClinton will run again in the 191st Legislative District. Investors are stealing your houses with low offers:
those who serve the community, and school years, college and law school, the Rep. McClinton is flanked by 40B Committeepersons James Harris and Betty Lee and to her left is Ward “Cash as is”
Leader Anna M. Brown.
solace and comfort for those involved elegantly dressed state official pointed
in the Parkland High, Florida, shoot- to the value of strong personal rela- to the community as we did with the her local office at 6027 Ludlow Street, Call Marisa Mango for the true value of your home!
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endorsement, Councilwoman Reyn- seven years. and I want to see our children equipped McClinton.
olds Brown cited Rep. McClinton’s “… The 191st District Representative for life and women paid equally.” Photos courtesy of BrandonCaptures.
willingness to stand up for the rights spent a number of minutes giving a To contact Rep. McClinton, phone 856-353-8243
of common people in the State House
political environment that has always
shout out to the devoted staff of her
Harrisburg state house and Ludlow
been “For Men Only.” The forceful
council member stressed that Rep. Mc-
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