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Southwest Blocks Anti-discrimination Outley House men

organize successful program for pitch in to bring joy
Cleanups immigrants May 5 at Easter
Best approach: prevent
litter before it happens
Workshop at AFRICOM
aids new American
Distribution of “Care”
packages helps needy



LOOPED IN: Fighting Property Tax

Clean Air Workshop – Household Mold
Overhaul of Woodland Ave. Bridge begins
Gateway to Re-Entry Funding Gala May 11

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City Kicks Off Spring
Cleanup in Southwest
up to $1,000 Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams, at the podium in the sun-splashed parking lot of Ezekiel Baptist Church at 58th and Grays Ave. where amid a rainbow of

Cars or Trucks
blue and yellow tee-shirts he launched the city’s 11th annual cleanup campaign April 14.

ayor Jim Kenney and the bright, sunny Saturday morning April Love green, clean and beautiful now
With/ Without Title Philadelphia Streets De- 14, in a sea of blue and yellow tee- and for future generations.
Bad Engines or partment launched Phila- shirts, Mayor Jim Kenney, the Streets On hand to welcome to the Mayor
Bad Transmissions delphia’s 11th Annual Philly Spring Department and its community was Ezekiel Baptist’s pastor, Reverend
up to $500 Cleanup with a cleaning and press
event at Ezekiel Baptist Church at
partners joined residents and orga-
nizations to take part in this year’s CITY KICKS
Cars or Trucks 58th and Grays Avenue. On the Cleanup to keep the City of Brotherly CONTINUES ON PAGE 6

Any Condition


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LOOPed in
Council Ok’s Tax Relief for 4,800 Long Term Residents SHOWER CURTAINS 15 pc BATH SETS KITCHEN SLICES
By Kenyatta Johnson, Over 16,000 participants enrolled. estate price surge. LOOP participants tration has proposed raising property Sheer, Including Hooks 3 pc
City Councilman, 2nd District Household income eligibility was are long-term residents who put down taxes by 4.1 percent and the City has
$599 30% Off

capped at 150 percent of Area Me- roots and committed to our neighbor- released 2019 property reassessments
ver 4800 homeowners in
Philadelphia were set to be
dian Income (AMI).
In 2016, City Council passed my
hoods before it was popular and are
now grappling with changing neigh-
that show a 27 percent average in-
crease in residential property values in
Valance $999 BED IN BAGS $ 1199 Assorted Colors
kicked out of the Longtime amendment to remove the 10-year borhoods as they transition to later the 2nd Council District.
Owners Occupant Program (LOOP) limit for households enrolled with in- stages of life. If a senior has family The cost of the program will Full - Queens - Kings
in 2024. Two weeks ago, City Council comes up to 80 percent of AMI. About members staying with them as care- decrease as participants sell their DECORATOR THROW PILLOWS TWIN SHEET
unanimously approved a bill I intro- 4800 enrollees, those with incomes be- takers, any family member’s income homes, pass them on to family mem- Values to $14.99 $3999 & up
duced, Bill No. 170901, to remove tween 80 and 150 percent AMI, were count against LOOP eligibility. LOOP bers or otherwise become ineligible,
that time limit. still to be kicked out, facing dramatic doesn’t account for expenses such as but in the meantime we owe it our Now $5.99
LOOP was enacted in 2014 as a property tax increases. high medical bills. longtime residents to give them the SHEET BATH TOWELS $699 SHEET SETS
10 year tax relief program to protect
longtime homeowners whose prop-
The average LOOP participant is a
senior citizen on a fixed income who
My current amendment, Bill No.
170901, (passed) just before the an-
opportunity to age in their homes in
peace. SETS $999 Thick & Thirsty
Values to $1999

erty taxes tripled or worse as a result bought their house in the 1980s, long nouncement of a new double burden Kenyatta Johnson is Councilman for $399
of the 2013 Actual Value Initiative. before the recent Philadelphia real on homeowners. The Kenney adminis- the 2nd Council District.
Questions on the Initial Community Meeting for COMFORTERS 8-Foot Long
BED $199
May 15 Election Ballot Bartram Village Redevelopment PILLOWS $1599&& up $1899

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he following is the “plain Eng- Philadelphia Home Rule Charter be HUD begins a 2-Year planning process
lish” version (in italics) of the
three question that appear on
amended to restore local control by
confirming the Board of Education’s
Special Group QUEEN SIZE&up
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the May 15 Primary Election Ballot

and some brief comments on each.
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Ballot Question 1: Shall The phia, providing for public participa-
Philadelphia Home Rule Charter be tion in the Educational Nominating he U.S. Department of Hous- KING ASSORTED
amended to require an appropriation Panel process, revising eligibility ing & Urban Development
in each annual operating budget of requirements, requiring City Council (HUD) has awarded a “Choice
SETS $1099 BLANKETS Values to $1599
$500,000, or such greater amount as confirmation of School Board ap- Neighborhoods Planning & Action”
$3999 $799
Council decides, to the Police Advi-
sory Commission or any successor
pointments, requiring a stated reason
for removing a School Board Member
Grant to the Philadelphia Housing
Authority (PHA) to guide a two-year,
$999 & up up
body or bodies? Comment: The Po- and establishing a Parent and Com- community-driven planning process 36” TIER & SWAG 7 PIECE COMFORTER
lice Advisory Council (PAC) provides munity Advisory Council? Com- of envisioning the development of
an important civilian oversight of ment: This amendment contains four Bartram Village. 3 pc SETS – PRINTED FULL & QUEEN SETS
the Philadelphia Police Department
Including policy review, promotion of
provision for managing the city-run
BOE when control of our schools
The initial meeting with the com-
munity concerning the “The Bartram
QUILT $699 $3999 & up $ 899 JAQUARD
community relations, and investiga- changes from the state-run School Choice Neighborhood Plan” will take Bartram Village from the air. The process for BEDSPREAD PANELS
tions of police policy and practices. If Reform Commission this coming July place on Tuesday, April 24 from 6:00 planning its redevelopment begins at a community
meeting at Kingsessing Rec. Center at 6:00 p.m. on SETS $1899& UP FREE LAYAWAYS !! 2 for $999 84” Long
for any reason the PAC was discon- 1. The key provision makes the May- to 7:30 p.m. at the Kingsessing Rec- Tuesday, April 24

tinued, under this charter provision, or’s selection of BOE members sub- reation Center at 50th Street between
the budged PAC funding would have ject to City Council approval. While Kingsessing and Chester Avenues. surrounding Kingsessing neighbor-
to be allocated to whatever succes- we dislike giving more power to our The purpose of the community hood. FAMILY
sor agency performs the present PAC one-party city Council, appointments meeting will be to find out more For more information, contact OWNED
functions. A YES vote is recom- should have some oversight. A YES about the project, find out how 2150684-2105 or SINCE
mended. vote is recommended. community members can be actively or visit www.bartramchoice. 1938
Ballot Question No. 2: Shall involved in the planning process, com To request an interpreter, call OPEN MON.— SAT. 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
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hroughout Southwest and the

and committed residents came

together for block cleanups on Sat-
Annual Block Clean Up Builds Community Pride
rest of the city, block captains
on their street. Carol, a 35-year resi-
dent on Florence was pleased with the
activities and indicated, “This is really
part of our ongoing effort to keep our
Meet employers! Bring your résumé! Wear your best!
urday, April 14. As it happens, these street looking nice. Keeping each of
activities took place at the same time
as the City’s Annual Spring Cleanup
our yards, porches and street area
tidy is routine, but it’s helpful to have Employers recruiting
which had been previously scheduled a coordinated effort to get everyone
for customer service,
for April 6 but was deferred due to
bad weather.
Typical of neighborhood efforts was
“The neat and orderly looking
block is the responsibility of every-
EmploymEnt sales, administration,
Boot Camp manufacturing, security,
the work done on the street, yards, one living here,” continued Trina
and alley in the 5700 block of Flor- Williams, who has lived on the block
ence Avenue. At the crack of dawn,
homemakers were out with trimmers
for 4 years. “It’s something to be
aware of every day.”
warehouse work,
and spades, brooms and bags, and
much energy to beautify their area.
“It’s nice to get the kids out and
feeling part of the community,” added
| 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The collection of debris and trash had Judith Mann, also a 35-year veteran of
been coordinated with Philadelphia the Florence Avenue neighborhood. monday, april 30 to thursday, may 3 Friday, May 4
More Beautiful by block captain Mark “It reinforces the idea that just a little
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Reconstruction of the Woodland Avenue Bridge Helping New Americans Advocate for Themselves
15-month project disrupts traffic between 47th and 48th Streets AFRICOM hosts “Immigrant Workers Academy”

EPTA, the City of Philadelphia be posted for reduced weight loads. 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for day work Information for this article was The preceding reasons are why the
and PennDOT have commenced
work to replace the Woodland
Replacement is necessary to maintain
trolley service and normal traffic flow.
activities, with night work as needed,
in which cases, the community will be
graciously provided by Ebony Walker-
Edwards of SEPTA who can be reached MAY 5 City Office of Immigrant Affairs is
starting the Immigrant Workers Acad-

Avenue bridge over the Media/El- The new street surface will reduce notified in advance at emy, a program that brings training on
wyn Regional Rail Line between 47th noise and vibration to the adjoining embers of the “New Ameri- workplace issues into immigrant com-
and 48th Streets. The bridge carries properties. cans” community were munities in different languages. We
SEPTA’s Routes 11 and 36 Trolley lines Detours during the construction gratified to learn about want to make sure immigrants have
and reconstruction will include the will include: the up-coming Immigrant Workers the support to speak up.
street, trolley tracks and sidewalks on • All Route 11 & 36 trolley service will Academy which will take place on Those wishing to learn more about
both sides of Woodland. be detoured via Chester Avenue to Saturday, May 5 from 10:30 p.m. to the Immigrant Workers Academy, or
The construction of the improved 49th and 50th Streets 2:00 p.m. at AFRICOM (Coalition of would like to host one in your com-
single span bridge began on March • All streets in the affected construc- African and Caribbean Communi- munity may contact Symbol Lai at
Representatives of the Phila. District Office of the
14 with an anticipated completion tion area will be closed to thru traf- ties), located at 6328 Paschall Avenue. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services carefully
date of mid-2019. The existing 1920’s fic. Local traffic will be permitted up The announcement was made by rep- U.S. Citizenship & Immigration staff and residents outline the options and resources they offer to a For more information on English Lan-
bridge is severely deteriorated due to to the construction site. resentatives from the City of Philadel- discuss the up-coming Immigrant Workers recent U.S. arrival at the Welcome Fair for New guage Courses and use of computer lab
Academy at the AFRICOM office at 6328 Paschall Americans at Paschalville Library April 11
age, weather, and traffic. Signs had to Construction hours will be from phia’s Office of Immigrant Affairs at Avenue on May 5.
facilities, contact Cynthia Ryant at South-
a Welcome Fair for New Americans are unfamiliar with American work- west CDC 215-729-0729 or cynthia@
ELMWOOD AVENUE TROLLEY LINE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE – APRIL 20 held at the Paschalville Library on our city in search of opportunity. place culture, labor laws, and are still or come to the Pas-
SEPTA has been pouring concrete on the west curb Line of Elmwood Avenue at 63rd April 11. This history continues today. More learning English. Sometimes, im- chalville Branch Library at 70th Street and
Street. They intend to pave the entire stretch tomorrow and open Elmwood Avenue This new Workers Academy program than ever, people come to Phila- migrants risk deportation when they Woodland Avenue any Tuesday at 12:30
through 63rd Street on Friday, April 20, 2018. This will necessitate the completion of
the first phase of the detour and the implementation of the second phase. A #36 trolley whose route will be detoured during the 15-month replacement of the Woodland Avenue will educate immigrant workers on delphia to make a better life for speak out. p.m. for information and registration, or
bridge between 47th and 48th Streets through mid-2019 advocating for themselves in the work- themselves and their families, and “Even with these challenges, many phone the library at 215-685-2662.
place, especially with regard to work- Philadelphia has benefited from its immigrants have helped improve For information about the evening
CITY KICKS tronic toys and games; metal objects; place discrimination and harassment. immigrant residents. work conditions for everyone. They ESL courses at Tilden Middle School,
CONTINUES FROM PAGE 1 computer equipment, including CDs/ In a post on the City’s Office of “Like everyone else, immigrants have fought for higher wages, safer contact or
DVDs, printers, peripherals, mice, Immigrant Affairs website, April are looking for ways to improve their workplaces, and better benefits. They phone (215) 301-5542.
Brian King who turned the gavel over and keyboards; televisions, monitors 10, 2018, Katerina Krohn notes that lives, but oftentimes, immigrants are call out discrimination. When im- AFRICOM can be contacted at the
to City Streets Department Commis- and display devices; cell phones and “Philadelphia is home to genera- also more vulnerable to exploitation,” migrants thrive in the workplace, above address or by emailing eedi@
sioner Carlton Williams, Department cassette players and office equipment, tions of people who have come to Krohn indicated. “Many immigrants everyone wins! “
of Streets who MC’d the affair. Com- including typewriters, copiers, calcula-
missioner Williams took time to thank
the organizations that are partnering
tors and answering machines.
Darryl Brundage, Vice President Clean Air Workshop on Impact of Flooding
with the city in the cleanup campaign, of the dedicated City Year Organi- Eastwick Library event to cover Southwest at-risk areas
notably: Southwest CDC, ACANA, LI- Mayor Kenney with State Rep. Joanna McClinton zation, praised its young members,
MAP, MSW Consultants, ACV Enviro, and Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell all of whom all of whom would be joining in the of mold. Mold infestation can occur
It’s never too soon to start teaching the importance contrasted the success of the past 10 Clean Up
Big Belly, Republic Services, ReCom- of avoiding throwing trash on the street as well as drives with the importance of encouraging the hundreds of cleanup projects around within 48 hours of flooding and can
munity, Eforce Recycling, Waste becoming a block captain and fighting litter from public to avoid discarding litter on our streets and the state. cause shortness of breath, stuffy noses,
the top. securing all cartons, bags, and bins when setting

Management, SWEEP, Mural Arts, out trash on the sidewalk for pickup.
Representing the many Southwest and irritated eyes or skin. People who
City Year, Future Track and more. In “Another way of creating community groups who were pitching in for the here are serious consequences have asthma, pregnant women, infants,
particular, he commended SEPTA spirit in dealing with trash and litter is kick-off also included an opportunity cleanup Mark Harrell of Southwest from flooding in low-lying areas the elderly and people with immune
and Amtrack for taking a holistic getting to know the neighbors.” for residents to drop off unwanted CDC who mentioned the on-going like Southwest Philadelphia. system problems are at even higher risk
approach, cleaning up not only their State Representative Joanna McClin- e-waste, including computers, TV sets effort to reduce litter on streets, alleys, This reality certainly applies on a large of suffering from mold.
tracks and yards but helping out with ton observed how positive it was to have and more The EPA states that elec- yards and lots a year around responsi- scale, community-wide level due to Recognizing these liabilities, a coali-
neighborhood efforts. “Mayor Kenney, the Streets Department tronic e-waste is the source of 70% of bility. The initiative is known as “Not major storms like Hurricane Floyd in tion of groups is putting on a work-
The backdrop for the gathering was and its community partners joining heavy metals in landfills. These toxic in Southwest Philly.” 1999. But, it is also no less grim for shop about mold and flooding at the
two huge and colorfully painted city residents and organizations to get this compounds, including mercury and The Streets Department released individual homeowners who not infre- Eastwick Public Library, 2851 Island cy, the Philadelphia Health Department The presentation will largely be a
trash trucks and across the Amtrack year’s Cleanup off to a good start.” She lead, are an ongoing risk to land and Philly Spring Annual Cleanup results quently face financial loss, bodily injury Avenue, Monday, April 23rd from 4:00 and Clean Air Council. This project is “Do’s and Don’ts” of mold and flooding
rails, the Coventa trash collection opera- too urged everyone to “keep the City of water, as well as posing major security over the last decade that included and heartbreak when basements are to 6:00 p.m. a coalition of groups all involved with in general, offering a variety of resourc-
tion. Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell Brotherly Love green, clean and beauti- risks due to the proprietary and confi- more than 11 million pounds of trash soaked due to stormwater backup The organizing group consists of the Franklin Institute’s Climate Ur- es offered by the City and the non-
observed that the cleanup effort was ful now and for future generations.” dential data computers may contain. removed and 600,000 pounds recycled Other less obvious risks from flood- representatives from Drexel, National ban Systems Partnership. http://www. profit organizations involved. We have
helping to define Philadelphia. “This is In a prepared release, Commissioner Examples of electronic materials that by more than 150,000 volunteers at ing, however, are prolonged health Nurse-Led Care Consortium, Liberty philadelphia#. funds for food and refreshments as well
what the city is all about,“ she observed. Williams observed that “This year the can be dropped off include: Elec- 825 official project sites. concerns, particularly from the growth Lutheran, Energy Coordinating Agen- WnICM2nwbIU as $25 visa gift cards for 25 people.
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Turkey Fired from Job as Bartram’s Coordinated Effort Brightens

Garden Parking Lot Attendant Easter for SW Families
After more than two years on the job, s has been the case for the past 20
gorgeous Jake Beakman, Bartram’s Gar- years, a dozen stalwart residents
den announced April 1st that popular of Self Inc. Outley House home-
and much photographed male turkey less men’s shelter met the truck from
upper parking lot attendant will not be Wayne Presbyterian which brought 45
returning to work this spring. Though he huge Easter bins to brighten the holi- APRIL 21 pruning, clean up, planting: No experience necessary; dress for outdoors; bring gloves if
was aware that there had been com- day celebration of deserving Southwest you have them. Info: 215-729-5281 or
plaints about his performance, he was Philadelphia families. The bins were full • Bike Ride – Cobbs Creek Environmental Center To Bartram’s River Plaza: Starts 10:00 a.m. at
still shocked to hear the news. When one least expects it, Jake Beakman,
to the brim with food, gifts, and flowers 56th St. & the Schuylkill River, next to Bartram’s Garden. • Science Festival (Last Day) John Heinz Nat. Wildlife Refuge: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Free
“Yeah, I’d heard complaints from my Bartram’s Parking Lot Attendant turkey is donated by WPC members who selected Carnival of eye-opening science exhibits, activities, workshops, 8401 Lindbergh Blvd.
supervisor all the time. ‘Why aren’t you discovered lurking around cars in the upper lot. “eggs” from the Easter tree at the church Each colorful plastic bin contains the complete • Spring Open House & Plant Sale, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Information:
wearing your little neon vest? Why are you pound it’s really not that expensive. over the preceding weeks. makings for a joyous Easter meal for a needy Blvd. For a plant list, visit
attacking people’s tires? How come you His supervisor, Dustin Jebergerdinis, Lorraine Thomas, office manager of family in Southwest. Pictured are residents of APRIL 30
Outley House men’s shelter on Woodland Ave.
fly up to the top of a tree every time you could not disagree more: “The Workbird Southwest Community Development who graciously assisted with offloading the heavy • Health & Wellness Fair - Victory Christian Center 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., 5220 Whitby
see a dog?’ But I like to think I was a good Insurance aside, he was hired to focus Corp., arranged for the presence of the parcels at Myers Rec. Center where they were Avenue, Free Screenings for Glucose and Blood Pressure (Keystone First); Info from VIP/ • Deadline: College Scholarships for Students: PA Legislative Black Caucus: Application
worker. I know I was trying my best.” his energy on facilitating our parking local volunteers with Outley House distributed. Shown right is Lorraine Thomas of Medicare, CHIP, Amer. Heart Assoc., Philadelphia Care for the Aging, American Diabetes details: www,
Southwest CDC who coordinated the outreach and
The good news for Bartram’s Garden? experience.” Conceding that Jake was a Director Frank Richardson. Thomas, at left, Wayne Presbyterian Deacons Bill Nirmeier Association, Fitness Classes, & more! Info: 215 474-2717
Jake claims that he never cashed any of gorgeous bird, Dustin countered, “He previously board chair of CityLights and Bill Gillespie. • Candidates Night. 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Kingsessing Recreation Center, 50th St. between
his paychecks. took it upon himself to strut around Network, also coordinated the gather- • Free Boating on the Schuylkill River Begins at Bartram’s Garden: 11:00 a.m. – 3:20 p.m. Kingsessing and Chester Ave. Sponsors: Southwest Phila. District Services and
“I don’t need money,” he said. “Any- in the middle of Lindbergh Boulevard, ing of information about the Southwest The Easter outreach is part of Wayne 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Parking in Circle above Schuylkill River. Free boats, kayaks, life Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell. Catered Supper. Info: Kevin Horne, Vice President:
way, none of the stores around here ever blocking cars. families who were the recipients of Presbyterian’s 30-year CityLights faith- preservers, instruction. Up-date on weather: 267-586-3599 or Mike Ross, President 484-250-9055. Email:
sell beetles or tender shoots of newly Lastly, he knew very well that we had Wayne members’ generosity. based, urban/suburban program with its
sprouted clover. What I care about, what planned next Thanksgiving’s staff celebra- “The most impressive thing is how Southwest partners. This ministry has • Men’s Prayer Breakfast – Open to All. 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. The Common Place, 58th & • Clothes Closet – Free Items for Adults 16 and Over 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Common
I need, is pretty simple.” tion around him,” Dustin observed. “Then, Lorraine gathered the crew of willing been augmented with the creation of Chester Ave. (Every 3rd Sat.) Info: or 267-275-8238 Place, 58th Street & Chester Ave (entrance via parking lot off 58th Street. sSponsored by
And what, we asked, do you really he heard that it was going to be a roast, he and able men with 15 minutes notice. The Common Place at 58th and Chester Email: JEVS. (5 items per person) Info:
need? decided to decline the honor. All in all, we She is special as are all the men,” asserted Avenue three years ago.
“First of all, I need appreciation. Many have to move on, and I don’t think you’ll be Gillespie. “The willingness of them to • Black Male Educators Convening 9: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Speakers/Discussion/ APRIL 30 – MAY 3
visitors go nuts trying to photograph me.
So, I’m adding to their appreciation of
seeing him around anymore.”
Jake understands the situation dif-
jump in and help unload the truck in fire
brigade-like line is inspiring and heart- GLOBE TIMES Networkign on development, recruitment and retention of Black male educators. Temple
Univ.- Gittis Student Ctr. 1755 N 13th St. Philadelphia. Visit: • Employment Boot Camp at Southwest CDC. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Free, Four-
nature, and that’s certainly a worthwhile ferently. “Oh, I’ll be out there,” he said. warming. It makes effort all the more COMMUNITY day workforce development course: resume prep; financial empowerment; internet
service. Second, I need the renewal of “And you know that I’m going to make meaningful… and Lorraine Thomas is a BULLETIN BOARD • Bird Walks (Most Saturday & Sunday Mornings) Guided by Experts: Usually 9:00 - 11:00 connections, SWCDC, 6328 Paschall Ave.: Info/Sign-up: Cynthia at 215-729-4546 or
my Thanksgiving insurance. Pound for sure everyone knows it.” bright beacon in SW Philly.” a.m. Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Phone 215-365-3118 or visit
Gateway to Re-Entry Gala Fundraiser APRIL 23

The organization still seeks sponsors • Tilden Community Meeting - Open to the public, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (Every 1st Wednesday
community and creating opportuni- “To meet mission goals and provide • Breathing Easy in a Changing Climate - Free Workshop: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Eastwick Public of the month), Tilden Middle School, 66th St. & Elmwood Ave.. Highlights of Tilden
MAY 5 ties for a positive change for returning
citizens and society at large,“ advised
services in our community, we rely
on the generosity of individuals and
Library, 2851 Island Ave. Learn about climate change, flood prevention, preventing mold
in households (Attendees receive valuable gift card) Info/Register:
Community Initiative: programs, events, services & needs. Info: 215 301-5542

Carol Simmons, Ed D, chief of staff at businesses for support, advised Fisher. MAY 5
ateway to Re-Entry seeks the organization. “We truly appreci- “We need the assistance of communi- • Dance for Health – Open to All: Sponsored By Penn Nursing at The Common Place
sponsors and attendees for its ate additional sponsorships for our ty-minded individuals to continue our (Every Monday) 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. 58th & Chester Ave. (Parking entrance off 58th St.) • Immigrant Workers Academy – Learning How to Deal with workplace Discrimination.
upcoming “6th Annual Gala” charitable event.” service the community effectively each Refreshments. Info: Terri 215-898-2259 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. Africom Office, 6328 Paschall Ave., Free luncheon included,
under Tracey L. Fisher, CEO of Gate- Gateway to Re-Entry activities year. interpretation services available: Sexual Harassment, Self Defense and Worker Rights
way to Re-Entry and the “Face of Re- include educational programs, sup- For additional information, contact APRIL 27 & Compensation covered. Sponsor: City Office of Immigrant Affairs
Entry” on Friday, May 11, 2018, 6:00 port and guidance for individuals Dr. Simmons at csimmons20@yahoo.
p.m. at the Hilton Philadelphia Hotel re-entering society after incarceration, Tracey Fisher with State Senator Scott Walker. com or phone 215.760.1857 (office) • Art Exhibit – Bartram’s Garden “The River Remains” 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Exhibition and Reception MAY 11
Garden Ballroom, 4200 City Line Ave, and helping local residents towards Fisher is still seeking attendees and sponsors for or 610.284.6246 (cell). Also, visit the – 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Info/Reservations: (215) 729-5281
his Gateway to Re-Entry Gala Fundraiser May 11
Philadelphia, PA. 19131 entrepreneurial endeavors. Gateway Gateway website at • 6th Annual Gala Fundraiser - Gateway to Re-Entry / “Face of Re-Entry”
“The Gateway to Re-Entry Gala is conducts workshops and seminars, de- lifestyle, and fosters a collaborative about-us.html. Checks may be mailed APRIL 28 6:00 p.m. Hilton Philadelphia Hotel - Garden Ballroom, 4200 City Line Ave,
the annual fundraising event to sup- velops and distributes information on spirit with other educational entities to to Gateway to Re-Entry, PO Box 1091, Philadelphia, Info/Tickets/Sponsorship: Dr. Carol Simmons – 215.760.1857 -
port our mission of building a better holistic healthy choices for a healthier service the community. Lansdowne, PA • Volunteer Day, Bartram’s Garden, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 5401 Lindbergh Blvd. weeding, Cell – 610.284.6246 – Office
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MAY 12 internet connections, SWCDC, 6328 Paschall Ave.: Info/Sign-up: Cynthia at 215-729-4546

• Seeds of Dissent Historic Tour – Bartram’s Garden, 11:00 a.m. 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. info:
215-729-5281 or • Culinary & Hospitality Career Night, April 11, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Delaware County NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN

MAY 16
Community College, Marple Campus Upper Lobby, 901 S. Media Line Road. Media, PA,
Info/Advance Registration: April 14 or call 610-723-4000. RENTAL MANAGEMENT
West, Southwest, Northeast, South Philadelphia & University City YOU’RE INVITED!
• Grow it Yourself: Workshops on summer planting & maintaining your garden: Bartram’s Garden, • Volunteer as Tutor: English Language Training, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Southwest CDC, 215-727-1565
Bartram Choice Plan Kick-Off Meeting
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. info: 215-729-5281 or

• Southwest residents living within one mile of Bartram’s Garden are eligible for Program
6328 Paschall Avenue. Register for next 3-Session Course: 215-686-6079 or Cynthia at or MANGO & AUGUST
5601 Chester Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19153
Pass access (75%-100% OFF selected events). Contact us with any questions or to sign up • Free Evening English Language Courses, Mondays/Wednesday, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Real Estate
for an event 215-726-5281. Tilden Middle School, 66th & Elmwood Ave. To register or for more info: Visit: www. Since 1976
Licensed Broker -classes-at-community-schools or phone Center for Literacy
Attention Homeowners: Tuesday, April 24th
• Job Fair April 7 – Mann Center, 123 S. Broad St. 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Entry: Press • Free Adult Beginning Reading Classes continue, sponsored by the Friends of Kingsessing 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Gate, 52nd and Ave of the Republic (Companies: National Event Security, Best Beverage
Concessions; Standard Parking. Info (p) 215-546-7900 x 138,
Library, at 51st and Chester. If you want to learn to read, or to teach with us, contact Adults
Can Learn to Read at or 267-419-7084.
The U.S. Department of Housing &
Kingsessing Rec Center
4901 Kingsessing Ave
Investors are stealing your houses with low offers: Urban Development (HUD) awarded a Philadelphia, PA 19143
• Employment Boot Camp at Southwest CDC. April 30 – May 3,10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. • Full Employment Services/MyPLACE: Expanded Job Center at Southwest CDC, 6328 Paschall “Cash as is” Choice Neighborhoods Planning & Action
Free, Four-day workforce development course: resume prep; fi nancial empowerment; Ave. Free access to internet; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Info: or 215-729-0800. Grant to the Philadelphia Housing Authority
Call Marisa Mango for the true value of your home! (PHA) to guide a two-year, community-
• English Classes, sponsored by Center for Literacy, held at Southwest CDC, 6328 Paschall Mango & August Real Estate 215-485-8907 driven planning process. The Bartram Choice

Free Classes Ave and Paschalville Library, 6942 Woodland Ave. (70th & Woodland). Info: 215-729-0800. Neighborhood Plan will be centered around
the redevelopment of Bartram Village and

How to Rehab Houses! • Employment & Educational Resources: Mon/Wed. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tues/Thurs:
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Fri. 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. Paschalville Library, 6942 Woodland
explore ways to revitalize the surrounding
Kingsessing neighborhood.


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To request an interpreter,
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Classes will be
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Session 1
 Create a Development Strategy
Partnership building
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Call Immediately and ask about
& Driveway
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$975 + Utilities
home buying
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10:00 a.m. to
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Museum of the Bible 13-20 Words: $17;
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Washington, D.C. $400 a Month 21-30 Words: $25;
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Classifieds payable in advance.
contact Steve Kuzmicki 5119 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19143

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