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Fox Cleaning Mitchell School Simeone Auto Local Author Holds

Service – 85 years in Chess Team Excels Museum Book Signing


Eastwick Outstanding results at – Big Day March 10 March 10
Customer service is the state-wide tourney Classic Sports Cars & Dr. Carol Simmons writes
key to success Animal Refuge Benefit on “Why” of life

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BRINGING GOOD NEWS TO THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1945

OPINION
Soda Tax: Better Health
– More Quality PreK
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COMMUNITY
March is Volunteer Month: Let’s pitch in!
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Learn about colon cancer – Merch Health
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Ex-offender Expungement – March 10
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COMING UP
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CASH We Count Too!


Bartram High Students Demand
FOR CARS & TRUCKS Common Sense Gun Regulations
up to $1,000 On the steps of Bartram High, students stand together to peacefully but strongly advocate for legislation and a unified nationwide agreement on the need to
control gun violence. Pictured in the front row to Sen. Anthony Williams’ right, are students Najia Merritt and Jasson Golden, Bartram Principal Damond Warren,
Cars or Trucks students Machia Burgess, and Kayla Robinson and Erica McClellan, parent of a slain Bartram High young woman.

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With/ Without Title tudents at Bartram High rallied wielding teen in Parkland, Florida on This theme was carefully explained
Bad Engines or on the steps of their school in Valentines Day. Brandishing placards by Sen. Williams who had organized
Bad Transmissions support of common sense gun inscribed, “Respect,” and ban assault similar rallies that morning at Boys
up to $500 regulations on Wednesday, February
28 in the wake of the latest massa-
weapons symbol, the determined
youth joined State Senator Anthony WE COUNT TOO!
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New Playground Celebrated at Patterson Elementary


By Shakita Sills and Mark Harrell new playground. “Patterson is a great

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school in a great community, but it
or many years, Patterson El- had a not-so-great schoolyard,” she
ementary students had waited recounted at the celebration ceremo-
patiently for the renovation of ny. “Recess was not my favorite part
their playground. On Friday, March of the school day!“
2 their dreams were realized and the Zewede, now at Masterman
ribbon cutting took place before stu- School, recalled how under the
dents, school teachers and adminis- guidance of Ms. Washington, her
tration, Mark Camarrata of the Phila. 4th-grade teacher, now retired, the
Water Dept., City Managing Director students began working with The
Michael DiBerardinis, Councilman Trust for Public Land, visiting other
Kenyatta Johnson, retired Patterson playground installations and starting
teach Ms. Washington, Dr. William the money-raising process. “It was
Hite, Superintendent of the School very exciting to imagine [our] yard From left, Todious Zewede, parent; Nejat Zewede,
District, Tony Gay of PECO Electric, could be transformed into something former Student; Patterson principal Kenneth
and Owen Franklin, State Director of as beautiful.” The new playground at Patterson Elementary with Jessup; Retired teacher, Ms. Washington; and
a garden area and exercise equipment which all of Gretchen Trefney- Program Mgr., The Trust for
The Trust for Public Land. “Now it’s a space where people can the neighborhood children can enjoy. Public Lands
The old concrete playground had play and learn, and enjoy,” Zewede
uneven and cracked with low spots concluded. students Kadidia Meite and Fadimata sion for better management of storm
where rain water and snow melt Other students at Patterson were Ouattar respectively enthused, “We water runoff, a large green grass plot,
collected after every storm. This just as excited to have a playground in are happy to have a safer place to play. and a rain garden – together with a
was the vivid recollection of Ne- their own backyard. 4th-grader Hawa It makes us proud to be students at basketball court, running track, and
jat Zewede a former Patterson 4th Kamara said, “the playground makes Patterson.” exercise equipment for Patterson’s 600
Grader who was a member of the me happy, it puts a smile on my face The playground is also more students and the 3,000 children that
student team that helped design the to have a safe area to play”. 3rd-grade environmentally “green” with provi- live within a 10-minute walk.

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Staff Intern
David Reeder The views expressed on the Opinion page solely represent event on Saturday, March 17, from 11
Publisher Emeritus the views of the author & do not reflect those of the a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Mercy Philadel- Dr. Ronald Concha-Parra, MD, a Mercy Philadelphia
Joseph Bartash Southwest Globe Times or its management. Gastroenterology specialist who will address
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6 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper COMMUNITY NEWS March 9, 2018 SOUTHWEST LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL is expanding throughout Southwest Philadelphia!

Local Author Holds Book Signing ▪


was so inspired I had to write about my torate of Education in Urban Educa-
MARCH 10 own life’s self-reflections. The book is
about the “why” of life. There are ques-
tional Leadership, Administration and
Planning from Morgan State University.

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tions we must answer in a lifetime, the She is currently the Administrative Di-
r. Carol Simmons, educator and first one of which is “who am I” and rector for The International Institute for

SOUTHWEST LEADERSHIP ACADEMY


counselor, and author of a new the second one is “what is the meaning Advanced Instruction (TIIAI), a non-
book about the “Why” of life and purpose of my life?” “To see your profit group based at the Myers Recre-
entitled “Faith Through Fearlessness “ thoughts in print is really exhilarating ation Center Annex. She also serves as
will hold the second of her book sign- on so many levels because individu- Chief of Staff for Gateway to Re-Entry
ings on Saturday, March 10 from 2:00 als I have never met will embrace my Mentoring Program, also based at the
to 4:00 p.m. at the Yeadon Library 809 thoughts.” Myers Annex.
Longacre Blvd, Yeadon.
“My book was created after I watched
the movie Lucy starring Morgan Free-
According to her online biography,
Dr. Simmons received her undergradu-
ate degree in Psychology from Rutgers
For more information about Dr.
Carol Simmons visit her websites:
www.fesprotectionplan.com and www. Dr. Carol Simmons author of a new book about the
CHARTER SCHOOL
“Why” of life, “Faith Through Fearlessness” who
man,” said Dr. Simmons. “I watched University, her Master’s in Education tiiai.org or email her at csimmons20@ will host a book signing and art exhibit from 2:00
the movie three nights in a row and I from Temple University, and her Doc- yahoo.com or phone 610.284.6246. to 4:00 p.m.at the Yeadon Library March 10

COLORECTAL when compared with all other racial THE SODA TAX sugared drinks consumption or pay later
WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
FOR KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 8TH GRADE
CONTINUES FROM PAGE 4 groups. The reasons include such pa- CONTINUES FROM PAGE 2 in higher medical expenses and lost pro-
tient factors as poor knowledge of ben- ductivity,” he suggested. “Avoiding the
phia Hospital Cafeteria at 501 South efits of CRC screening, limited access to thousands of lives and indirectly relieve cost of fixing broken adults by reducing
54th Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
The theme of the event will be
health care, insurance status along with
fear and anxiety.
suffering from such related diseases as
joint pain and heart disease.
health risks in children is one of the best
ways we can spend our dollars.”
FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR.
“Colorectal Cancer: Preventable, Treat- Dine with the Docs is an educational Welcomed to the event by Methodist Councilman Jones also noted the
able, Beatable.” Participants will learn series designed to create an open Day Care Principal Ann Rice-Burgess controversy about the tax generated to
about colorectal cancer, risk factors dialogue between Mercy Philadelphia was Councilman Curtis Jones, attend- a large degree by the beverage indus-
and treatment strategies from Ronald Hospital physicians and members ing on behalf of his fellow City Council try and retail businesses. Actually, this
Concha-Parra, MD, at this free com- of the community about important members. To the surprise and great public dialogue has had the side benefit
munity event. The first 50 registered health topics. delight of everyone, two of the PHL- of increasing the awareness of families
guests will receive a free FIT test, an Participants will receive a compli- PreK youngsters immediately leaped up about the importance of good nutri-
at-home colorectal screening test. mentary dinner. Registration is re- into his arms when he arrived (they were tion and the harmful effect of sugar and
Research data released in a 2016 quired for this event. To register or for his grandchildren!) Councilman Jones refined starches on health, particularly
study by American College of Gas-
troenteology1 indicates that African
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Phila. Ex-Offenders: Expungement Clinic Mitchell Chess Team Excels


Krasner, Public Defender Keir Bradford at Statewide Championships FREE ASSISTANCE
MARCH 10 Grey and all of the partnering organiza-
tions for this event. We were delighted to FOR JOB SEEKERS
We will assist you with:
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see so many neighbors come out,” noted
n ExOffenders Expungement Rep. McClinton who also spoke about
Clinic will be held at the Francis her House Bill 1092 to reform pretrial
J. Myers Recreation Center, 5801 and bail procedures. • Résumé and cover letter writing
Kingsessing Avenue (at 58th Street) “My recent Southwest Energy Forums • Internet access
from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon on at the 12th and 18th District police sta- • Basic computer and job-seeking skills
March 10. The clinic will provide expert tions were attended by more than 60 se-
• Employment and education resources
assistance in having records cleared for niors each evening,” added Rep. McClin-
offenders whose crime took place within ton. The attendees learned more about
Philadelphia County and who have no how to weatherize their homes properly
current criminal charges or are presently and save money on winter utility bills
serving probation time. in the process. On average, low-income
The clinic is being sponsored by State communities and communities of color
Rep. Joanna McClinton, State Sen. spend 26 percent of their income on
Anthony Williams and the Defenders utilities. It’s important for everyone to
Association of Philadelphia. to provide know how they can best save money on
residents with the second chance they energy costs so they have those dollars
deserve. To reserve a seat, please contact available for other uses.”
Sen. Williams’ office at 215-492-2980. Rep. McClinton’s 191st Legislative Dis- Last weekend, a dozen students from local schools, including nine from Mitchell Elementary, turned in
Rep. McClinton previously helped trict office at 6027 Ludlow Street, Unit A outstanding performances at the 2018 Pennsylvania State Scholastic Chess Championships in Gettysburg,
sponsor a town hall meeting on ending provides constituent services weekdays State Rep. Joanna McClinton’s previous expungement clinics have benefitted hundreds of ex-offenders
PA. Pictured from left: Charlene Brown, Fanta Dukuly, Charlene Southerland, Moamiky Kenneh, Pernell
cash bail. “Thanks to Councilman Ke- Jordan (Parkway Center City) Jacob Alexander Martin (Greenwoods Charter School), Ava Moore, Kayla
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be and their families. The next will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, May 10 at Myers Rec. Center. 58th St. & Cooke, Zechariah Tucker, Tiarra Benjamin (Parkway Center City), Zion Tucker, Derrick Moore.

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nyatta Johnson, District Attorney Larry reached at 215.748.6712. Kingsessing Ave.
he weekend of March 3rd , twelve “Multi-day chess tournaments like
WE COUNT TOO! and licensing.” McClellan, whose daughter Shonda Ms. Robinson summed it up well, students from the area, includ- this are exhausting,” stressed Bui, who in
CONTINUES FROM PAGE 1 “We license vehicles and buildings McClellan student at BHS was recently “It’s hard for parents to see their child ing 9 from Mitchell Elementary addition to coaching the Mitchell Team
and we all have Social Security Cards, killed due to gun violence. “No parent leave the house in the morning and participated in the 2018 Pennsylvania and teaching weekly chess classes for all Two locations
Latin School and Motivation High. but we don’t have strict enough gun should have to bury a 17-year old child think that loved one might never come State Scholastic Chess Championships in students at the school, is the founder of PASCHALVILLE LIBRARY SOUTHWEST CDC
Howsoever tragic the 17 senseless licenses! That has to come to an end,” due to violence. Something has to be back due to gun violence.” Gettysburg, PA. the local “Minor Threats” Chess team 6942 WOODLAND AVE. 6328 PASCHALL AVE.
murders were at Stoneman Douglas the Senator demanded. done!? She maintained. In his concluding remarks, Senator “The kids won four team trophies, and a vice president of the Philadelphia Mon & Wed 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mon - Fri
High, we should put them in per- Turning to the young people behind Then it was the time for four stu- Williams added that “America’s gun eight individual trophies, and two Chess Society. “During these contests, Tues & Thurs 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
spective considering that there were him, he pointedly asked, “How many dents to make their feelings know. violence epidemic runs far deeper medals,” advised Jason Bui, the chess [students experience] an emotional Fridays 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
310 homicides in Philadelphia last of you are 18 years old or older. To One after another, Najia Merritt, than the tragedy at Parkland. We instructor at Mitchell and coach of roller coaster. The kids [are] great at
year according to Police statistics, up those he said, you’ve got to get regis- Jasson Golden, Machia Burgess, and here in Philadelphia are standing the team. “Mitchell won a school tro- supporting each other and building each
14 percent from 2016, and 51 so far tered to vote and make your views on Kayla Robinson came to the mike to together to be a part of the national phy in every section they competed in other up.”
this year – with the majority of them guns clear to your legislators. To those soberly and forcefully what was on conversation. While the senseless 17 as a team.” In a separate, citywide tourney on Feb- Free Flash Drive!*
young African American males. under 18, Sen. Williams had a strong the minds of all the young persons. murders at the Florida high school is “We are bursting with pride,” com- ruary 22nd, the Mitchell middle school Bring this card to one of the Southwest
Sen. Williams cited a report that message as well. “You have every right “It’s not just the gun or the person that staggering, that death toll is eclipsed mented Mitchell Principal Stephanie chess team went head to head against the Job Readiness Labs, show us your résumé
another city claimed their murders to write to your politicians and tell kills, it’s both, and we have to make by the total number of firearm-related Andrewlevich. “These great results are Masterman middle school chess team (or we’ll help you create a new one),
had gone from 50 down to 32. “My them how you feel about this key gun sure that our students are not targets fatalities in the U.S. annually and here due to the extreme dedication and per- in the Philadelphia Scholastic Chess and receive a new flash drive.
view is that those 32 lives have no less control issue. either on the street or in our homes.” in Philadelphia.” sonal time of Coach Bui! League city championships. Masterman
*Offer only good for one flash drive per job seeker
value than the 17 killed in Florida. At this point, Sen. Williams called “It’s hard to hear about the 17 deaths As bad as the mass killing in Park- “The best team trophy that Mitchell won 5 - 2. But, “that means that Mitchell
Since it is politics that drives this is- Bartram High School Principal in Florida. Let’s get together and make land, Aurora, Sandy Hook, and Col- won was the 2nd Place team trophy in is the 2nd place middle school chess
sue, we require parents, grandparents, Damond Warren to the podium who it stop. umbine have been, “We Count Too”. the K-8 Open Competition,” advised team for 2018!” noted Bui.
and friends to put pressure on elected briefly noted that since he had lost his Bui. “That means they are the 2nd best Bui added, “Thank you to everyone
officials at every level, governors, U.S. father and a brother to gun violence If you agree with the views of Senator Williams, Ms. McClellan, Mr. Warren, Najia, middle school team in PA!” Derrick who supports us.” To provide that sup-
Senators, Congressmen, and state the issue was of paramount to him. Jasson, Machia and Kayla, why not phone State Representative Mike Turzai and tell Moore won 9th place in that section port for the team’s out-of-school chess
senators and house members. The first “The sale of illegal guns has to stop,” he him not to continue holding up the 12 common sense legislative bills and proposals on overall. The kids did a great job of rep- activities, contact coach Bui at jmbui@
controlling gun violence. His phone numbers are (412) 369-2230 (McCandless, PA) and THIS PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY
step is to stop the sale of illegal guns stressed. resenting Mitchell and Philadelphia on philasd.org or phone the school office at Follow us on Facebook.com/SWJRL
(717) 772-9943 (Harrisburg). Editor THE INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES
through tighter background checks Next, the Senator introduced Erica and off the chess boards.” (215) 727-2160.
by Nekludov
March 9, 2018 COMMUNITY NEWS Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 11

NAC
From Your NAC Coordinator NEXT NEIGHBORHOOD
ADVISORY SUB-COMMITTEE
Mark Harrell, MHS (NAS) MEETING: Fox Cleaners – Serving Southwest Since 1932
Tuesday, March 13
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NAC Community Organizer
Southwest Community hrough all the changes which have 600 acre tidal marsh. You could go crab- Of all the relationships, perhaps the
Neighborhood Advisory Committee of Southwest CDC Development Corp., 6:00 pm occurred in Eastwick and South- bing in the Meadows and swim in Darby most important has been that with his
6328 Paschall Avenue, west over the past 85 years or so, Creek. co-worker Neal Gallagher who is still with
Philadelphia. PA 19142 At Southwest CDC.
INFORMATION GUIDE Reception Phone:
6328 Paschall Avenue,
215-729-0800 Philadelphia, PA 19142
the Fox family’ Cleaning business at the
corner of Island and Elmwood Avenues
“My parents always emphasized the
importance of education. My brother
Fox Cleaners after 35 years. “He came to us
after duty with the Police force, and he has
Mark Harrell Direct 215-729-0804 has been a rock of continuing steadfast Donald went to medical school at been as reliable as clockwork ever since.
Email: mark@southwestcdc.org Info: Call Mark 215-729-0804 service throughout. Eugene “Gene” Fox Hahnemann, set up his Eastwick Medi- The basics of the cleaning trade have re-
can still be found most morings behind cal Service farther down Island Avenue mained about the same through the years
the well-worn wood counter, greeting and cared for families around here for 63 – you give courteous, dependable service
WANTED: BLOCK CAPTAINS customers, carefully checking in or hand- years until he retired last year. to everyone who comes through the door.
The Neighborhood Advisory Sub-Committee (NAS) is sponsored by the If you’re interested in having your block represented or need information about hosting a block ing out the cleaning, wash items and the “I attended Patterson (Elementary) “We have installed some new equipment,
Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and provides party or block clean up, contact Mark Harrell, NAC Coordinator at 215-729-0804. Many block occasional tailoring task – the work he Tilden (Middle School) and Bartram Fox Cleaners at Island and Elmwood have been and we don’t clean clothes with trichloro-
citizens of Southwest Philadelphia with opportunities to plan, implement captains in Southwest distribute the Globe Times Newspaper to their neighbors, bringing them serving the Eastwick community for 85 years.
inherited from his parents. and at age 16 went to Temple to study Pictured are the owner Eugene “Gene” Fox (right) ethylene chemical anymore,” said Fox.
and assess community development activities at the neighborhood level. the good news of the community and what’s happening in the community calendar. Also, if you “My father Geshon came to America law.” Sadly, Fox’s mother died in 1942 and Neal Gallagher who has been his intrepid co- For those not familiar with Fox Clean-
Division of Housing & Community Development are a current block captain, please be advised that the Southwest Block Captain’s Association is from Russia in 1930, and moved down and he had to drop out of college to help worker for the past 35 years. ers, a visit to the brick red shop advertis-
1234 Market St., 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 currently being organized to bring additional training and resources to you and the residents of to Eastwick two years later and mar- his father with the cleaning business. His with the sports figures that patronize his ing “6-hour cleaning” is worthwhile – if
Tel: 215-686-9749 TDD: 215-686-9803 info.dhcd@phila.gov your blocks. Please make sure that your current mailing address, phone number and email
ried my mother Shirley,” said the tall, own children follow the same academic shop: Men like the immortal Maurice only to inspect the photographs and
address is registered with Community Relations Officer Arnold Mitchell by calling him at 215 686-
It is the policy of the City of Philadelphia to provide services without regard distinguished-looking Fox. “He bought path, one a lawyer, another a teacher and “Mo” Cheeks, “Both a customer and a sports memorabilia that cover every inch
3122 or emailing him at arnold.mitchell@phila.gov.
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, having AIDS or being the property when it was a vacant lot, a third in the import and export business. friend.” Other regular visitors were Doc- of the walls from ceiling to floor. The
perceived to have AIDS, national origin, ancestry, familial status, physical CENTRAL SOUTHWEST DRUG FREE COALITION literally put up the building by hand and One of the factors in maintaining the tor J, Julius Irving and Moses Malone. variety is incredible from a 1930’s New
The Central Southwest Drug Free Coalition (CSWDFC) is looking for youth under the age of 18 and built the cleaning business by hand from business has been its proximity to the “Dr. Wilson Goode grew up in the area York Yankees team photo to a snapshot of
SWCDC’s Neighborhood Advisory Committees (NACs) Program offers parents to be a part of a coalition to address youth substance abuse and use in zip code 19142. the ground up and then built our home Number 36 SEPTA trolley terminal one and came in on a weekly basis for years”, the indomitable Olympic gymnast Kerri
community-based nonprofit organizations the opportunity to lead and engage The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) helps coalitions build their capacity to a ways down the street. We were actually block around the corner on Elmwood. It recalled Fox. He chatted with me when he Shrug.
residents in eligible neighborhoods in activities that support the City’s core foster youth leadership. Coalitions learn to build, apply and evaluate strategies to address only the second cleaners in the whole city was the PRT, Philadelphia Rapid Transit, was managing director of the City. When Looking back, Fox philosophized,
objectives, including: community problems. Through a combination of education, collaboration, training and practical to offer same-day service.” in the early days and it cost 7½ cents to he asked me whether I thought he should “It really seems like we started just the
application, young people and adults learn to carry out strategic action plans to help their In those days, the area was totally dif- ride into downtown. run for mayor, I told him that unless he other day, it’s gone by so quick. I have no
▪ Promoting neighborhood sustainability through programs addressing coalitions become more effective in producing community change.
homelessness prevention, energy conservation education, housing ferent. The airport was a dirt strip and Gene takes great pride in the relation- did, he’d wonder all the rest of his life why complaints and no regrets.” Serving other
preservation, neighborhood safety, and health and wellness The youth will receive training from the National Youth Leadership Initiative (NYLI). The NYLI’s there wasn’t any I-95. Heinz Refuge was a ships he has developed over the years he didn’t take the chance.” people certainly makes life worthwhile.
▪ Utilizing referral services for available housing counseling, workforce motto is “youth led, adult guided.” In keeping with the motto, the NYLI cultivates an environment
development and economic opportunities
▪ Cultivating youth mentoring and civic engagement
of forward-moving, progressive way of thinking that places young people in a position to lead
Moving Celebration of Black History Month at The Common Place
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with adult guidance. The youth will also have an opportunity to network with other youth in this
▪ Ensuring resident participation in City planning/development initiatives city and across the country that are doing similar activities in their own communities. If roud parents, worshippers from ful shawls of dancers. The vigorous two dozen youngsters were dressed in
NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY SUB-COMMITTEE (NAS) interested, please contact: Mark Harrell, NAC Coordinator a.s.a.p. at 215-729-0804 or by email: several local and suburban dance moves were in perfect concert black leotards white gloves and white
The NAS is made up of ‘Elected Residents” of Southwest Philadelphia who mark@southwestcdc.org. churches, and friends and sup- to the back ground music, “Wade in faces. In total silence, they danced to
work with SWCDC to promote the programs of the CDC/ NAC and the Division HOUSING COUNSELING: HELP IS A PHONE CALL AWAY porters from around the community the Water,” the deeply moving negro brisk music, again accompanied by
of Housing and Community Development in the Southwest community, to plan Our qualified housing counselors are ready and available at Southwest CDC to assist with housing gathered at The Common Place, 58th spiritual. rhythmic clapping from the enthralled
and execute “Service Area Briefings” (workshops), and to assist with special Street and Chester Avenue to cel- The Voices of Grace Christian Fel- worshippers.
needs. Want to buy your first home? Need to clear up past credit problems? Don’t know what
events to benefit the neighborhood. NAS members serve for 2 years. ebrate Black History Month late in the lowship provide a stirring performance Asked later why they were so quiet
kinds of financial assistance can benefit you? Behind in your real estate taxes? Or, are you facing
HOME REPAIR
Adaptive Modifications Program, Basic Systems Repair Program, Heater
foreclosure? The victim of predatory lending? Need help applying for Homestead Exemption or afternoon, Sunday, February 25. The of “Angels Watching Over Me,” another entering and leaving the TCP sanctu-
Hotline, Home Improvement Loans, Senior Housing Assistance Repair Program the Long–time Owner Occupant Program (LOOP)? Or Senior Tax Freeze? Call Southwest CDC service which usually takes place the old black spiritual evoking both the ary, they carefully explained that they
Housing: 215-729-0800. Sessions are free, individual, and confidential. fourth Sunday of the month is called Youngsters of Cornerstone Christian Academy biblical flight of Joseph, Mary and Jesus were in mime, a wordless theatri-
(SHARP), Weatherization Assistance Program and The Common Place Scholars in their mime
FULL EMPLOYMENT SERVICES “The Common Worship Experience” costumes, fresh from their striking dance to Egypt and the peril of the journeys cal technique dating back to ancient
HOUSING since the community is invited to performance under the direction of Cornerstone toward freedom of southern slaves. Greece. Ms. Cooper also confided that
Mortgage and Tax Foreclosure Prevention, Personal Credit Repair and Credit In our Job Center, Southwest CDC employment advisors provide access to myPlace, JobGateway,
attend – the worship itself and “The 2nd Grade teacher Narda Cooper celebrating Black Worshippers were unable to suppress it had been very difficult to persuade
Maintenance, Money Management Through Budgeting, Rights and and CareerLink services, one-on-one job counseling, resume and cover letter creation, interview History Month.
Responsibilities of Homeowners, The Mortgage Application and Purchase preparation and job search workshops. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Info: 215-729-0800. Our computer Common Meal,” a delicious, home- their clapping and outbursts of “Hosan- the children to dance in public – until
Process, Financial Assistance Programs, Real Estate Tax Issues, Fair Housing center affords prompt internet access and word processing. cooked meal to which all worshippers pany, and Asiel Dance Ministry and nah” and “Glory” during the singing. they were able to hide behind their
Rights, Tenant/Landlord Issues, Reverse Mortgage Information are cordially welcome. Voices of Grace Christian Fellowship. Perhaps the most memorable white faces.
EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT PROGRAM (EITC) Featured at the Black History Ser- The Asiel Dance Ministry provided moment in the evening was strik- After the hour’s Black History cel-
NEIGHBORHOOD ENERGY CENTER What is EITC? Did you know that the IRS has a program that could give you extra money back on vice were a number of local choirs, an inspiring evocation of the black ing dance put on by the Common ebration, performers repaired to the
The City’s efforts to keep residents in their homes by lowering utility bills your income taxes? The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is helpful for working people with low to
extend beyond physical improvements to homes and apartments. DHCD
singing and dancing groups, the slaves’ historic efforts to escape from Place Scholars many of whom are TCP assembly room for a nutritious
-moderate income. If your income in 2017 will be $53,930 or less, you could be eligible. Millions
supports the Energy Coordinating Agency’s (ECA) Neighborhood Energy Center Common Place Scholars, violinists slavery. The watery river barriers students at Cornerstone Christian supper graciously prepared and served
of employed persons qualify for EITCVisit www.IRS.gov/eitc - use the EITC Assistant to find out!
at SWCDC, through which residents can complete applications to seek bill from Mitchell Elementary School, The to freedom symbolized by the wav- Academy next door. Under the by members of New Spirit Communi-
payment assistance, learn how to conserve water, gas and electricity, and Southwest Philly Children’s Commu- ing of long blue cloth banners which inspired leadership of Cornerstone ty and Wayne Presbyterian Churches
obtain energy counseling. nity Choir, Total Prayze Dance Com- contrasted vividly with the color- 2nd Grade Teach Narda Cooper, some and Grace Christian Fellowship.
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• Full Employment Services/MyPLACE: Expanded Job Center at Southwest CDC, 6328 Home Care for the aging. For more information, please call us at (267) 634-6410 or visit
Paschall Ave. Free access to internet; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Info: cynthia@southwestcdc. our website: www.eastwickfamily.com.
org. or 215-729-0800.
• Rotary Club of Southwest Philadelphia-Eastwick: Meets Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 a.m. To
• English Classes, sponsored by Center for Literacy, held at Southwest CDC, 6328 Paschall confirm location call 215-292-1254.or email dmhphilly@aol.com Guests/visiting Rotarians
Ave and Paschalville Library, 6942 Woodland Ave. (70th & Woodland). Info: 215-729-0800. welcome at $5.00/breakfast.

• Employment & Educational Resources: Mon/Wed. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tues/Thurs: • Small Business Loans: Join a Southwest “Affinity Group Lending Circle” Loans, and
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Fri. 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. Paschalville Library, 6942 Woodland financing coaching. www.finanta.org or call 267-236.7000.
Ave. (70th & Woodland); Info: Niema at 215-685-2662. Also: facebook.com/SWJRL.
• FREE INCOME TAX RETURN PREPARATION MARCH 18 • Amer. Red Cross: URGENT NEED: BLOOD/ VOLUNTEERS: How to help: Download
OTHER COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED
• Ebenezer Church, 5649 Christian St. 19143: Mon & Tue 12pm-6:00pm; Wed & Thu • Elmwood Ave. Trolley Project Begins – 59th to 65th St. East & Westbound Tracks – Route CROSS (1-800-733-2767) .
10am-2pm; Sat 9am-2pm 36 trolley service replaced by busses. Operations 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Weekdays, plus • LIHEAP/Crisis: Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program begins: Application
some weekend work. assistance available at Southwest CDC, 6328 Paschall Ave. LIHEAP helps low-income • Housing Counseling: Help is a Phone Call Away: Qualified housing counselors available
• Dixon House, 1920 S 20th St. 19146: Mon & Wed 5pm-7:30pm; Sat 9am-3pm families pay their heating bills by providing a cash grant sent directly to the utility company, or at Southwest CDC to assist with housing needs. Southwest CDC Housing: 215-729-0800.
• Polinator Gardens Workshop. 10:30am – 12:30pm, Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W Girard a Crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat. Info: 215-729-0800.
• Achieveability, 59 N 60th St. 19139, Tue & Thu 9am-7pm (Appointment Only); Sat 9am-1pm Ave, Learn to plan a pollinator gardens for the season from Heinz refuge rangers & zoo
staff. All ages welcome! Info: 215-365-3118 or johnheinznwr@fws.gov • Eastwick Family Services provides Home /Community and Companion services for (C) Designates activities and events for children (F) Designates activities and events for families
• Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church, 428 N 41st St. 19104, Mon 2pm-7:30pm; Fri 10am-3pm; individuals with intellectual disabilities. We also provide 6400 Residential Housing &
Sat 9am-3pm MARCH 19

MARCH 9-11 • Workshops for Families Coping with Depression & Other Disorders, 10 weeks, $30 per March is Volunteer Month Big Day at Simeone Auto Museum
class; Location: Plymouth Meeting, PA. Info. 267-507-3865.
– Find out Where You Can Help! Events: model car display, top racing autos, and “Havana Nights” Benefit

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• Flower Show, Phila. Convention Ctr., 12th & Arch Sts. “The Wonder of Water – Beautiful

MARCH 10
& Informative! For times, access, activities, parking info, tickets call 215-988-8800 or visit MARCH 21 arch is Volunteer Month. detail/?need_id=314629
https://theflowershow.com/ What a better way to cel- • After School Activities Program.

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• Outstanding Debt & Collection Workshop for Consumers, 6;00 p.m. Blanch Nixon/ ebrate this unique Ameri- Coaches need for one of four
MARCH 8 Cobbs Creek Library, 59th & Baltimore Ave. Information & tools to protect yourself. can activity than signing up for one programs at local schools: chess, ar enthusiasts have known
Details 215-685-1973. of several hundred opportunities scrabble, drama, debate: 3-6 p.m. about what a special place
• Orchard Pruning Workshop – Bartram’s Garden, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Training in fruit tree, organized by United Way. Here are (The critical hours for young peo- Southwest’s Simeone Auto
berry bush & fruiting vine care (optional hands-on training from 3:00 p.m.). Phila. Orchard APRIL 4 just a few listings in or near the ple). Training provided. Contact: Museum, 6825 Norwich Drive (off
Project. Info/Fees 215-729-5281 or www.bartramsgarden.org Southwest with their online internet http://volunteer.unitedforimpact. 70th St.). The museum comprises 65
• Tilden Community Meeting - Open to the public, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (Every connections. org/need/detail/?need_id=298643 road racing sports cars collected by
MARCH 10 1st Wednesday of the month), Tilden Middle School, 66th St. & Elmwood Ave. • Woodlands Cemetery, 4000 • Tutors for English Language renowned Philadelphia neurosurgeon Some of the exceptional automobiles on display
Highlights of Tilden Community Initiative: programs, events, services & needs. Woodland Ave.: Volunteers need- Courses. Center for Literacy: Dr. Frederick Simeone and now oper- at the Simeone Auto Museum. A number of
fascinating events will take place at the museum
• Bartram High Alumnae Assoc. Meeting, 10:00 a.m., All Grads/Supporters Welcome! Info: 215 301-5542. ed for guiding tours, event as- Help improve literacy for adult ated as a non-profit foundation. at 6825 Norwich on Saturday, March 10
Bethany Baptist Church, 58th St. & Warrington Ave. (58th St. Entrance, please) sistance, gardening, maintenance. English speakers or English as For folks who have not had an
• Southwest residents living within one mile of Bartram’s Garden are eligible for Contact: https://woodlands-phila. Second Language students. Con- occasion to check out this unique Animal Shelter Open Bar, Delicious
• Volunteer Day, Bartram’s Garden, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, 5401 Lindbergh Blvd. Program Pass access (75%-100% OFF selected events). Contact us with any questions squarespace.com/volunteer/ . tact Cynthia at Southwest CDC, Southwest treasure, perhaps March 10 food, Salsa Music & DJ; Gen. Ad-
weeding, pruning, clean up, planting: Gloves if you have them. Info: 215-729-5281 or or to sign up for an event 215-726-5281. • KenCrest, 5900 Elmwood Ave. 215-729-0729 or cynthia@south- should go on the calendar. Beside the mission Tickets $140. Info/Tickets:
info@bartramsgarden.org Building a community lending westcdc.org or inquiry@centerfor- normal weekend day opening from www.morrisanimalrefuge.org/ or
EMPLOYMENT – JOB & LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT library, at our site or your home. literacy.org or call 215-474-1235, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. there are the www.simeonemuseum.org/
MARCH 14 Help families encourage reading ext 200, following special events: The museum is open to all on
• Volunteer as Tutor: English Language Training, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at across all generations! • Drop-In Center Assistant, Asso- • 9: 00 a.m. The Philly Area Car weekdays Tuesday – Friday from 10;00
• Neighborhood Advisory Committee - Service Area Briefing: 6:00 p.m. 12th Police District Southwest CDC, 6328 Paschall Avenue. Register for next 3-Session Course: 215- • KenCrest, 5900 Elmwood Ave. ciated Services for the Blind, 919 Modelers (PACM) Model Car Show a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on weekend days
Community Room, 65th & Woodland Ave. Info: 215 729-0804 or mark@southwestcdc.org 686-6079 or Cynthia at cynthia@southwestcdc.org or philaliteracy.org/calendar. Spring Gardening/Outdoor Work Walnut St. 10th Fl. Help clients showcasing some of the area’s coolest from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Member-
at West Early Learning Center move about the center, play games model cars with the theme of “The ship in the museum involves a modest
• Seniors: Free photos for SEPTA documents 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., 12th Police District • Free Evening English Language Courses, Mondays/Wednesday, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. at http://volunteer.unitedforimpact. and activities, run errands. 3 ½ Golden Age of Sports Car Racing: fee, providing access to museum tours
Community Room, 65th & Woodland Ave. Info: 215 301-5542. Tilden Middle School, 66th & Elmwood Ave. To register or for more info: Visit: www. org/need/detail/?need_id=327792 hours on Fridays http://volun- 1950-1970.” The day will feature a and special events throughout the
centerforliteracy.org/free-cfl-classes-at-community-schools or phone 215-474-1235 • Philly Reading Coaches: Expand- teer.unitedforimpact.org/need/ swap meet, raffle, and family fun. year, and supports its auto restoration
MARCH 17 extension 200. ing to 18 Locations in 2018. 58% detail/?need_id=302359, • 11:00 a.m. Demo & Photo Op - Ford programs.
of Phila. 4th Graders read below • Volunteers needed – Heinz GT II & IV, the kind of road racing For more information, consult the
• Saturday programming – Tilden Middle School, 66th St. & Elmwood Ave., (Every 3rd • Free Adult Beginning Reading Classes continue, sponsored by the Friends of Kingsessing age level. Help turn around this cars that won at Lemans and Sebring. Simeone Foundation Museum website
Saturday of the month) Building is open from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon. Opportunity for free Library, at 51st and Chester. If you want to learn to read, or to teach with us, contact Adults sad situation. Contact http://vol- MARCH • 7:00 – 12:00 p.m. Annual Fur Ball at www.simeonemuseum.org or phone
programming and free tutoring sessions. Info: 215 301-5542 Can Learn to Read at ACLTR.library@gmail.com or 267-419-7084. unteer.unitedforimpact.org/need/ CONTINUES ON PAGE 14 “Havana Nights” – Supports Morris 215.365.7233.
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The Price WAS Right TUTOR NOW:


Local family hits it big on National TV Show ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)

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