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CityLights Vigil for Grand Re-opening New Leadership at Heinz Refuge Group

2018 Victims of of Woodland Ave Lead Complex 12th Participates in

Violence McDonald’s Police District National Conference
Participants visited Free meals delight more Capt. Scott Drissel, Discuss how to preserve
sites of 27 murders in than 300 SW children Jr. takes over from sites & community
Southwest DaShawn Beaufort outreach



Rally to Support Funding of Our Libraries
The Sad Saga of Gun
Helpful winter advice from Phila. Water Dept.
Violence in Southwest
Repairs to Parking Lot at Woodland & 63rd
Bartash Printing CloseS after 62 years in SW
Neigborhood Advisory Council News
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up to $1,000
Cars or Trucks Armed with signs to decry gun violence, an ad hoc group of Southwest protesters marched from Kingsessing Rec. to Myers Rec. and back at mid-day on
Saturday, December 6.
With/ Without Title

Bad Engines or aturday, December 6th broke Avenue from the Kingsessing Rec- scourge of gun violence in our city
Bad Transmissions clear and cold and just a little reation Center toward Myers Recre- and particularly in Southwest.
windy, as 60 concerned local ation. Their purpose was to remind
up to $500 residents began their slow mid- others living within the sound and THE SAD SAGA
Cars or Trucks morning protest walk up Chester sound of their march to the growing CONTINUES ON PAGE 13

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2 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper December 14, 2018

Rally Demands Full Funding of City Libraries

By Ted Behr school programs, and bring health and care about libraries being open so we

wellness programming to low-income can serve the public. With chronic
utbacks in budgets for City neighborhoods. underfunding, however, our branch’s
libraries have meant the closing Even more important, Lawrence ability to open can depend on the at-
of many branches on Saturdays added, “Library staff work one-on-one tendance of just one staff member.”
and reduced hours on days when with job seekers to help them learn After the press conference, Friends
libraries are open. On December 12, how to use the computers and work to and union members visited the of-
dozens of Friends of the Free Library find resources – especially the English fices of Mayor Jim Kenney and City
and AFSCME union library workers language learners. Libraries are more Council to deliver over 5000 signed
rallied at City Hall in response to these than just books. This is why we are petitions collected by the “Friends”
restrictions. They called on Mayor Jim here to demand Mayor Kenny and demanding full funding, full staffing,
Kenney and City Council to restore City Council to fully find our librar- and at least 6-day service across the
Friends of the Free Library and AFSCME union
full funding for the Free Library of ies.” members wedged their way into the City Hall system.
Philadelphia and reverse this fall’s cuts Overbrook Park Library’s Yvette December 12 to demand full funding of the branch To join the Friends of the Free
in services. Robinson added, “When libraries libraries which are pivotal to the quality of life in Library’s efforts, visit #FundOurLi-
“The role of public librarians and the close due to underfunding and un- braries or contact our Southwest City
public library has changed, “strongly derstaffing, Philadelphia is failing our organizing to push City Council and Councilpersons Kenyatta Johnson,
asserted Tamia Lawrence, a teen after- children. The city is failing job seek- Mayor Jim Kenney to allocate both District 2 ((215) 686-3418) or Jannie
school program leader at Philadelphia ers, students, parents and teens who emergency funding to re-establish Blackwell, District 3, (215) 686-3418),
City Institute branch. “I came to the rely upon our branches as a civic hub. 6-day service at every FLP branch and urge them to support full funding
library to attend a tween book club, What are Mayor Kenney and City and to reverse the 17% decline in city and expanded open time for our four
but my librarian Ms. Erin became a council saying to us if they are not funding in next fiscal year’s budget. Southwest branch libraries.
mentor to me. She keeps me level- investing in our communities’ safety, South Philadelphia librarian and Quotations and photos for this opin-
headed, encouraged me and challenges well-being, and education?” AFSCME District Council 47 member ion were kindly provided by Kate Good-
me. Other Philadelphia librarians have During the past several months, link Ross said, “Library workers are man, Media Coordinator on behalf of
saved lives with Narcan, run free after- Friends of the Free Library have been passionate about the work we do. We the Friends of the Free Library.

CityLights Conducts Vigil for Violence Victims

raving the cold, 30 Southwest ing lost the opportunity to see him
residents and friends gathered progress in life, graduating from col-
December 8 at The Common lege, working and raising his daughter,
Place for this year’s Vigil for Remem- I consider myself a “co-victim!”
brance of Victims of Violence. Fol- Gun violence is a cancer in our com-
lowing a light breakfast, participants munity, Sistrunk asserted with refer-
formed into small groups and fanned ence to the high incidence of “black on
out to locations in Southwest where black” crime. “It tears families apart,
there were 27 murders during the year. and eventually we’ve got to make it
In preparation for the visits, the stop,” she urged fervently. “We have to
vigil participants listened with lov- do the best we can to address the un-
ing concern to the witness of Darlene derlying causes, poverty, poor housing
Sistrunk, an associate pastor of Grace and education, low employment expec-
Christian Fellowship whose son was tations. And in the meantime, we have
shot nearby some ten years ago. “That to reach out to support those who are
bright young man was raised in our suffering – even if it’s just supporting
nerdy family and while he regularly them by being present in their lives – as
challenged teachers and others in we are doing today with this vigil.” Rev. Cean James, pastor of Grace Christian Fellowship and Mark Harrell of Southwest CDC stand by
authority, he was always respectful,” solemnly as Susan Aggarwal of Wayne Presbyterian’s CityLights Ministry places red carnations at the
site where domestic violence took the life of a Southwest resident this year. Their vigil journey through
reflected Pastor Sistrunk who works in CITYLIGHTS Southwest had previously taken them to the 5100 block of Malcolm Street where two men and two
the legal staff recruitment field. “Hav- CONTINUES ON PAGE 5 women were shot and killed execution-style on November 19.
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Celebrated Mural Artist Passes Away

Willis “Nomo” Humphrey created mural at 58th & Woodland
By Mark Harrell Southern Inn and is one of Hum-

phrey’s earliest Mural Arts Project
outhwest residents have been works. In the colorful painting, Hum-
regularly captivated by the evoca- phrey creates a unifying portrait of Af-
tive wall mural at the busy corner rican immigrants and African Ameri-
of Lindbergh Blvd. and 58th Street. The can communities. It depicts both their
theme incorporated in the intricate differences and their attempts to forge
artwork unifies the vital African Ameri- new bonds.
can and American African immigrant Humphrey, a native of Mississippi
elements of our community… so many and long-time Philadelphia resident,
cultural differences but pulled together recently designed murals which
by shared values, needs, and heritage. capture the lives and careers of Phila-
Thus, with great sadness we report delphia comedian Kevin Hart and civil
the passing of celebrated artist, Willis rights leader Octavius Catto. “He has
“Nomo” Humphrey who created this graced the city with so many works The appealing mural at 58th St. & Woodland Ave. which depicts the vital relationship between African
Americans and American African Immigrants in Southwest (photo by Jack Ramsdale, Mural Arts Program.)
and more than a dozen other strik- of art and he has been a mentor and Inset: Willis “Nomo” Humphrey, creator of this SW mural and many others around the city.
ing murals and public art landmarks a source of light to so many artists,
across the city. residents and community members,” held at Mother Bethel AME Church rip-philly-muralist-nomo-who-paint-
Humphrey died of a massive heart Mural Arts director Jane Golden. on December 11 and interment took ed-black-lives-from-octavius-catto-to-
attack at age 44 on Wednesday, No- A gofundme account (NOMOfund) place December 12. kevin-hart/
vember 31, 2018. is raising money to help with the edu- For more tributes and examples of Information and photos for this
The mural at 58th and Lindbergh cation of Humphrey’s children. Funer- Humphrey’s work, visit the Billy Penn article was derived from the Billy Penn
graces the south-facing side of the al services for Willis Humphrey were site: article cited above.

advocates for change that will bring
love and harmony and peace!” PWD Helpful Winter Advice
At the conclusion of the site visits,
on Water Pipes
“We hope the entire community will the mourners returned to The Com-
continue to keep all of our ‘co-victims mon Place for a time of meditation hiladelphia Water Department they should report it to PWD at (215)
of homicide’ in their prayers.” Pastor on the meaning of their experiences. (PWD) has announced that 685-6300. If a customer does not have
Sistrunk concluded. “Over and above the sobering mo- crews will be working 6 days a water at their home and there is no
In that vein, the Rev. Cean James, ments at the sites, in our preparation week, 12-hour shifts, from 8:00 a.m. to visible sign of water on the street,
Pastor of Grace Christian Fellowship time, I was struck by the impact gun midnight to stay on top of leak investi- PWD recommends they check with
and Director of CityLights Ministry violence must have on families even gations, and make any necessary water neighbors to see if they are experienc-
led the participants in a prayer for years after these terrible incidents,” main repairs during the winter season. ing the same problem, as this could
energy and insight in the visits to the lamented Vijay Aggarwal, an elder at While the Water Department be a sign of frozen pipes for that
locations where violence took place Wayne Presbyterian. “The pain of that maintains the City’s water mains and specific home and not a water main
this year. At each one, a litany of death of a beloved son is still evident sewers, residence and business owners break.
prayer was offered for the victims and in the voice of Mrs. Darlene.” should keep in mind that water service Customers should protect household
their friends and families, for the first CityLights is an urban/suburban and supply lines and waste or storm- pipes from freezing or breaking during
responders who have to deal with the faith-based partnership based at The water laterals connecting to customers’ the winter. For practical tips in this
ghastly aftermath of the violent acts – Common Place, 58th Street and Chester houses in Philadelphia are the home- regard, visit:
and for the perpetrators themselves. Avenue. CityLights has served Southwest owner’s responsibility. For more infor- water-tips
That litany concluded with a petition, for the past 25 years and open to all indi- mation about the consequences and Customers can also consult the new
“God of Justice, help us find our voice. viduals and groups working to improve liabilities in this regard, owners should PWD customer guide, which can be
Empower us to change this broken the quality of life in the community. For visit: found at
world and protest the needless deaths more information about bi-monthly Each year, PWD crews are called er-guide. Customers are also encour-
caused by violence. Give us the power meetings on the second Saturday at out to households with frozen pipes, aged to follow PWD on social media
to rise above our fear that nothing can 9:00 a.m. at The Common Place, and to leaking services, and pipes that have for updates on Facebook at https://
be done and grant us the strength and be placed on its extensive emailing list ruptured inside the home, which are or on
conviction to confront the systemic phone (215) 729-1982 or email citylight- the responsibility of the homeowner. Twitter at
injustice of our society and be steadfast If customers see a leak in the street, H2O or visit
6 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper COMMUNITY NEWS December 14, 2018

Improvements to S. 63rd & Woodland Shoppers Parking Lot!

By Steve Kuzmicki ing, and the practice of school buses

and other vehicles using the site as a
f you’ve been in the vicinity of private parking lot. The neglected lot
South 63rd Street and Woodland was in such bad repair that few shop-
Avenue lately you may have noticed pers were actually able to park there.
a lot of construction activity. That’s According to a PPA official, “Fund-
because the Philadelphia Parking Au- ing became available and they de-
thority (PPA) is (finally) doing a major cided to include the 63rd Street lot
overhaul of the shoppers parking lot in the city-wide program to repave
on S. 63rd Street, just off Woodland and re-stripe lot surfaces, upgrade
Avenue. lighting and repair fencing.” The work
Southwest CDC began last summer here has a projected cost of $275,000.
to intensify the pressure on the PPA It began in mid-November and is
to remedy the deplorable condition of expected to take no longer than 120
that lot. In partnership with business- days.
es on Woodland Avenue and other For years, parking in the lot has
stakeholders, it followed up with calls been free, but as of now, the PPA
to action to Councilman Kenyatta plans to install a parking kiosk and
Johnson and the City Commerce charge $1.00 per hour. Monthly park- An indication of some of long overdue repair and improvement activities at the Woodland and 63rd
shoppers parking lot now being undertaken over the next three months by the Parking Authority.
Department ing rates will be available for local
Shoppers and neighbors have businesses. While local merchants An unresolved issue is signs that munity continue to pursue better
complained about the miserable state and Woodland shoppers won’t be will inform Woodland shoppers signage with PPA.
of the lot for years: wide, crater-like happy about this, the parking fee that the lot is there. The old, dete- To provide input and comments on
potholes and deep cracks in the pav- should cut down on illegal parking riorated sign is being removed and these welcome parking improvements,
ing, holes in the fencing, erratic light- that was clogging the site. SWCDC and the business com- Email

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Bartash Printing Closes

fter 62 years of providing advent of automation and winding printed for the past 10 years,
printing services, Bartash down of print media, the company reflected, “It’s certainly not news
Printing on the corner of had recently downsized in a major to anyone that the newspaper and
Lindbergh Blvd. and 54th Street way. magazine industry has rapidly de-
announced November 21 that it The Globe Times itself had clined in recent years. While many
was closing. According to a release continued to be published un- national publications have man-
from management, some 163 em- der Mr. Bartash’s direction until aged to stay afloat, local publica-
ployees have been let go. February 2002 when it closed its tions have suffered severe losses.
Bartash Printing was formed doors. After a hiatus of two years It doesn’t just stop at publications,
in conjunction with the creation and another 15 months of ne- however. Printing companies like
of The Southwest Globe Times gotiation, Mr. Bartash formed a Bartash also get swept up in the
in 1946 by the founder of both partnership with the non-profit ripple effect of local publications’
organizations, Joseph Bartash. company Southwest Community The well-known sigh outside the Bartash Printing low readership. So what can com-
company on 54th Street where Gray’s Ave. meets
The business which focused on Development Corporation. In July Lindbergh Blvd. is coming down soon. The munity members like ourselves do
publishing both newspapers and 2005 publication of the paper was company which it had provided quality printing to ensure that local publications
magazines was managed for over resumed on a bi-weekly basis – services for 62 years has recently ceased and small businesses survive? The
40 years by Mr. Bartash’s son-in- with Bartash acting as an informal answer is simple. Support your lo-
law Sidney Simon and joined more advisor. tion to another printer as easy as cal publications.”
recently his son Michael. For those clients which had possible. The quotation from The Phoenix
At its most productive point, remained loyal for many years, In a telling editorial, The Phoe- was reported December 3 by Jeff
Bartash Printing employed over Bartash Printing has indicated that nix, the campus newspaper for Blumenthal in the Philadelphia
240 men and women, but with the it would try to make their transi- Swarthmore College which Bartash Business Journal on Dec 3, 2018.

Students & Teachers: 2019 Dr. King

and Art Competition
One King Day, One King Book reading celebration opens

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus
character – that is the goal of true education… Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are
you doing for others?’” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.A

tudents in Philadelphia are again Martin Luther King Day of Service.
being challenged to read about This year, the program will include
the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. three books for varying age levels.
Martin Luther King Jr. City youngsters • Grade: K-5: “Sit In” by Andrea
can then participate in the 11th Annual Pinkney
“One King Day, One King Book cele-
bration in January 2019, an initiative of STUDENTS
the 24th Annual Greater Philadelphia CONTINUES ON PAGE 13
NAC Community Organizer (NAS) MEETING:
Southwest CDC, 6328 Paschall Ave- Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019
nue, Philadelphia. PA 19142Recep-
Neighborhood Advisor Committee of Southwest CDC tion Phone: 215-729-0800 Mark 6:00 pm
Harrell Direct 215-729-0804 At: Southwest CDC.
Next SW RCO Zoning Meeting:
6328 Paschall Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19142
Mon. January 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Info: Call Mark 215-729-0804
At the 12th Police Dist. Station

Free Weatherization and Homeowner Workshop: Southwest CDC is joining with PGW to host a
Free Weatherization and Homeowner Workshop at 6:00 pm Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at
Southwest CDC, 6328 Paschall Avenue. PGW provides self-help weatherization workshops for
Division of Housing & Community Development Phila. residents. The workshops help educate them on how to lower their energy bills and make
1234 Market St., 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tel: 215-686-9749 TDD: 215-686-9803 their homes more comfortable & healthy. Free weatherization kits for participants.

It is the policy of the City of Philadelphia to provide services without re- The City of Philadelphia and JPMorgan Chase wants you to be a successful homeowner! We are
gard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, having AIDS or being offering a Home Buyer Assistance Grant of $1,000 (Increased from $500) to assist with down pay-
perceived to have AIDS, national origin, ancestry, familial status, physical ment or closing costs if you complete a City-funded 1st Time Home Buyer Counseling Program.
handicap or age. WANTED: BLOCK CAPTAINS If you’re interested in having your block represented or need infor-
mation about hosting a block party or block clean up, contact Mark Harrell, NAC Coordinator at
SWCDC’s Neighborhood Advisory Committees (NACs) Program offers com- 215-729-0804. Many block captains in Southwest distribute the Globe Times Newspaper to their
munity-based nonprofit organizations the opportunity to lead and engage neighbors, bringing them the good news of the community and what’s happening in the commu-
residents in eligible neighborhoods in activities that support the City’s core nity calendar. Please make sure that your current mailing address, phone number and email ad-
objectives, including: dress is registered with Community Relations Officer Arnold Mitchell by calling him at 215 686-
▪ Promoting neighborhood sustainability through programs addressing 3122 or emailing him at
homelessness prevention, energy conservation education, housing preser- HOUSING COUNSELING: HELP IS A PHONE CALL AWAY
vation, neighborhood safety, and health and wellness Our qualified housing counselors are ready and available at Southwest CDC to assist with housing
▪ Utilizing referral services for available housing counseling, workforce needs. Want to buy your first home? Need to clear up past credit problems? Don’t know what
development and economic opportunities kinds of financial assistance can benefit you? Behind in your real estate taxes? Or, are you facing
▪ Cultivating youth mentoring and civic engagement foreclosure? The victim of predatory lending? Need help applying for Homestead Exemption or
▪ Ensuring resident participation in City planning/development initiatives the Long–time Owner Occupant Program (LOOP)? Or Senior Tax Freeze? Call Southwest CDC
NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY SUB-COMMITTEE (NAS) Housing: 215-729-0800. Sessions are free, individual, and confidential.
The NAS is made up of ‘Elected Residents” of Southwest Philadelphia who FULL EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
work with SWCDC to promote the programs of the CDC/ NAC and the Divi- In our Job Center, Southwest CDC employment advisors provide access to myPlace, JobGateway,
sion of Housing and Community Development in the Southwest communi- and CareerLink services, one-on-one job counseling, resume and cover letter creation, interview
ty, to plan and execute “Service Area Briefings” (workshops), and to assist preparation and job search workshops. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Info: 215-729-0800. Our computer
with special events to benefit the neighborhood. NAS members serve for 2 center affords prompt internet access and word processing.
years. The NAC program is one of several programs of SWCDC.
LIHEAP The PA Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Starts November 1, 2018.
HOME REPAIR Crisis grant amounts for eligible households: $25 Minimum, $600 Maximum. A household can
Adaptive Modifications Program, Basic Systems Repair Program, Heater only receive one LIHEAP Cash grant during the program year. Cash grants cannot be used to pay
Hotline, Home Improvement Loans, Senior Housing Assistance Repair Pro- past balances prior to 10/01/18.
gram (SHARP), Weatherization Assistance Program HOMEOWNERSHIP COUNSELING This service successfully prepares borrowers for this big life
HOUSING decision. If you participate in this FREE homeownership counseling, you will learn about: The
Mortgage and Tax Foreclosure Prevention, Personal Credit Repair and increase in Home Buyer Assistance Grant from $500 to $1,000; Purchasing a home within your
Credit Maintenance, Money Management Through Budgeting, Rights and budget; Avoiding dangerous mortgages; Rights and responsibilities of homeowner; Mortgage
Responsibilities of Homeowners, The Mortgage Application and Purchase application/purchase processes; Improving credit repair and maintenance; Money management
Process, Financial Assistance Programs, Real Estate Tax Issues, Fair Housing & Home maintenance.
Rights, Tenant/Landlord Issues, Reverse Mortgage Information DHCD Homeowner Assistance Programs: Adaptive Modifications Program helps individuals with
NEIGHBORHOOD ENERGY CENTER permanent physical disabilities live more independently in the home. There is currently a very
The City’s efforts to keep residents in their homes by lowering utility bills long waiting list for this program. Basic Systems Repair Program provides free repairs to the
extend beyond physical improvements to homes and apartments. DHCD electrical, plumbing and heating systems of owner-occupied homes. In some cases it will replace
supports the Energy Coordinating Agency’s (ECA) Neighborhood Energy a roof. However, there is a very long waiting list for repairs. Heater Hotline program makes emer-
Center at SWCDC, through which residents can complete applications to gency repairs to heaters. Senior Housing Assistance Repair Program makes minor repairs in
seek bill payment assistance, learn how to conserve water, gas and elec- homes owned by residents 60 or older. Weatherization Assistance Program helps homeowners
tricity, and obtain energy counseling. and renters make their homes more energy efficient.
December 14, 2018 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 9

Neighborhood Advisory Sub-Committee (NAS) Election 2019

very two years, elections are held holding elections in the Spring of 2019. 19143 and are eligible. • Serve a term of service for 2 years.
to determine Neighborhood Residents wishing to serve on the NAS Applicants must: • Understand that all decisions will be
Advisory Sub-Committee (NAS) Sub-Committee must live in Southwest • Be actively participating in and con- made by consensus.
members at Southwest CDC. These Philadelphia (the physical boundaries tributing to the development of the • And agree that no more than one
members help to lead, monitor and are the same as the 12th Police District, SW community. person per organization may serve at
support community program activities 49th Street to the Philadelphia Airport • Be able to attend at least 10 of the 12 the same time.
provided by Southwest CDC and the and Baltimore Avenue to the Schuylkill NAC meetings each year. For more information: Contact Mark
City’s Office of Housing and Com- River). Nearly all residents who live in • Assist with NAC sponsored events Harrell, NAC Coordinator at 215 729-
munity Development. SWCDC will be zip codes 19142, 19153, and some in throughout the year 0804 or email -

McDonald’s Opens Second Modernized Restaurant in SW

By Mark Harrell Advisory Council (PDAC) and Police Mr. Singh recently announced he was stressed to the Globe times. “Also, Mr.

Chaplains. providing college scholarships for his Singh and McDonalds are supporting
he McDonald’s restaurant on At 11:00 a.m. Sen. Williams adroitly employees for up to $3,000 dollars in sustained employment of neighbor-
60th Street and Woodland Av- snipped the ribbon for the newly-re- tuition assistance. He also allows these hood residents and giving them new
enue celebrated its much antici- modeled franchise which is owned and students to work during school breaks skills that come with the upgraded
pated Grand Opening on December operated by Mr. Singh, who also owns and holidays. technology.
5th and 6th. As guests of honor at the the renovated Island Avenue and the Mr. Singh is very concerned about A partner in the Grand Opening
well-attended event, restaurant owner Philadelphia Airport location as well. helping to reduce crime and litter in was the 12th Police District “Cops and
and host Rupi Singh and his wife Anita As a franchise owner, Mr. Singh is a the community and regularly pro- Kids Program.” The Woodland Avenue
welcomed State Senator Anthony H. great example of a “Good Corporate vides refreshments for the Cops and McDonald’s held another open house
Williams, newly appointed 12th Police Citizen” in Southwest Philadelphia. Kids Movie Night at the 12th Police for them on Wednesday, December
District commanding office Captain These locations are owned and op- District. 5. Youngsters under 12 will received
Scott Drissel Jr., 12th District Commu- erated by him, not the McDonald’s “The additional investment in a free meal and were able to have a
nity Relations Officer, Arnold Mitchell, Corporation and if possible he always modernization sends a signal to other relaxed chat with 12th District officers.
and members of the Police District hires his staff from the community. restaurants in the area,” Sen, Williams Photos were provided by Mark Harrell

Sen. Anthony Williams cuts the ribbon to open the newly remodeled and modernized McDonald’s
restaurant at 60th and Woodland Dec. 5. Sen. Williams expressed appreciation for the investment that Mr.
Rupi Singh and McDonald’s were making in the community – along with sustaining the employment levels The irrepressible Community Claus Paul “Earthquake” Moore adds to the festivities at McDonald’s
in this facility and in Mr. Singh’s second McDonald’s at Island Ave. & Lindbergh. Woodland Ave. grand opening where over 300 young people were treated to free food.
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New Captain Takes Over 12th Police District

By Mark Harrell ’90s. Captain Drissel still remembers

his father bringing him to the district
he Philadelphia Police Depart- as a child.
ment has announced the assign- For the past three years, the 12th
ment of Police Captain Scott Police District has been under the
Drissel, Jr. to lead the 12th District. command of Captain Deshawn
A 16-year veteran of the police Beaufort. He has now been promoted
force, Capt. Drissel was born and to Inspector and will oversee the
raised in Philadelphia and is a gradu- Norwest Division of the Philadelphia
ate of Father Judge High School. He Police Department.
attended West Chester University as One of the main things that Capt.
both an undergraduate and graduate Drissel wants people to know is that
student where he received a Master’s he understands that he is taking over
Degree in Criminal Justice. a very large command and that he is
Captain Drissel said “I am very ex- looking forward to maintaining and
cited to be here in the 12th. The com- improving upon the great job that
munity is incredible and I’ve met a lot Inspector Beaufort did as the com-
of positive people already.” His father manding officer here by working with
was a previous Community Relations the community to increase safety and Recently photographed together at a city Police event are Inspector Deshawn Beaufort (left) formerly
Officer in the 12th District in the late to help lower the crime. captain of the 12th District with Capt. Scott Drissel, Jr. who has now replaced him.
December 14, 2018 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 13

State Senate Committee Hearing on Licensing of Hair Braiders

tate Senator Anthony H. Wil- upwards of 300 hours of cosme- such as customer health and safety seriously concerned that the school
liams and the Senate Democratic tology school instruction — even requirements.” she visited, “taught techniques that
Policy Committee today held a though that training has nothing to Astou Diop learned natural hair are irrelevant and inconsistent with
hearing in Philadelphia on the sena- do with African-style hair braiding..,” braiding in her native Senegal, natural hair braiding.”
tor’s proposal to do away with the Williams said. “My legislative pro- “Braiding has grown in me as an The hearing was also attended by
cosmetology school licensing require- posal would eliminate this costly and expression of identity, culture, art, Eric Edi, PhD., Chief Operating Of-
ment for natural hair braiders. “It is senseless requirement that discour- invention and reinvention.” However, ficer, Coalition of African and Carib-
completely unnecessary to require ages interest in the profession - while when Diop went to a school to try to bean Immigrant Communities and a
natural hair braiders to complete maintaining other licensing dictates get her cosmetology license, she was number of local hair braiders.

Attention Employers THE SAD SAGA

“While we know that a lot of the
problem starts in the home, we need
and Job Seekers: Equipped with simple but very ex-
help as a community,” the intense
Womack continued. “We’re living
Getting Onboard a New Apprenticeship Program

pressive signs, the multi-generational here in poverty with housing that’s
ity and state officials and to Sheila Ireland, Executive Director group walked slowly up Cheser Av- falling apart, old schools and a lot
representatives of Philadel- of the Mayor’s Office of Workforce enue. They stopped at every corner teachers don’t seem to care any-
phia Works, Inc. announced Development, providing a resource for and chanted fiercely “Stop the Vio- more.”
the forthcoming startup of the new both job recruiters and job seekers. lence.” They were accompanied by a Another marcher, Alvie, a stage co-
“ApprenticeshipPHL” program on “Our hope is to inspire a new gen- bull horn which broadcast the sound median down town found no humor
November 12. Under this initia- eration of business leaders to consider of an ambulance siren. The choice of in what’s going on. “We can’t wait
tive, employers can announce their the apprenticeship model as a viable that plaintive wail seemed very ap- for big government and big business
apprenticeship jobs, and young men solution to creating pipelines of quali- propriate. It got the attention of driv- to do something… those buckets
and women can establish contact and fied and dedicated employees,” said ers passing by who were encouraged of trust are empty” he asserted. We
apply for positions. Mayor Kenney according to an article to blow their own horns in support have to make things happen our-
The website, apprenticeshipPHL. by Haywood Brewster in the Univer- of the protest. And, it evoked the selves!”
org will be launched “soon” according sity City Review November 21. noise which always accompanies an “We have to do something to
act of violence – the siren of medical save this new generation of kids,”
NOTE: PART TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY and police first responders respond- chimed in Womack again. “We have
For those seek a new and challenging part time employment, the Paschallville Library will ing to the sad event. to get the parents to partner with us
be hiring and training paid “Resident Consultants” and “Neighborhood Ambassadors” (both “We’re desperately tired of hearing activists. I think some of them have
4 hours a week) to identify gifts and talents of community residents and match them to job that sound here in the inner city! it already given up for themselves.”
offerings. For more information: seems like we hear it every day,” com- Strangers before going on the walk,
• Attend the Information session at the Paschalville Library 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Monday, plained Lisa Womack. “And we know the two now seemed bound together
December 17. that society as a whole doesn’t have by a shared commitment to continue
• Phone the library at ((215) 685-2662 or visit the library during working hours, or the sense of urgency and will to do protesting until someone in power
• Register at what’s need to make the killing stop. started listening and acting.

STUDENTS ate a piece of art responding to “https:// Sole to Soul Ministry

– Lightly Used Shoes Wanted
following prompt: What can you do to
• Grade 6-8: “The Lion of Little Rock” show that the legacy of the civil rights y name is Tamika Heath- raiser and are collecting some gently
by Kristin Levine movement and Dr. Martin Luther King, Adams and my husband and used pairs of shoes (male or female,
• Grades 9-12 “Because They Marched” Jr. are realized today? I run a private soup kitchen adult or child).
by Russell Freedman Teachers will be encouraged to enter and meal center (Joy Blossoms Daily These shoes will help support our
All can be found in libraries across a class submission by January 31 to re- Bread) in Southwest Philadelphia program as well as individuals in
the region. Applications for teachers ceive a King Day of Service certificate. where we serve holiday meals to the developing nations like Ghana, Haiti
to submit to the competition may be Mail or email submissions, along with homeless. and Bolivia. Connect with me to get
found under “Downloadable Resourc- teacher’s full name, school, grade level, We need everyone’s help! Since them picked up or you can drop them
es” at: and phone number to Global Citizen, we cover the cost for every meal we off.
resources/ 1207 Chestnut St., 6th Floor, Philadel- serve, we are trying to raise money to Thank you kindly,
Organizers hope students will read phia, PA 19107 or mlkdayofservice@ host a feeding near Christmas. We are Tamika H-Adams 215-868-6175
the selections and write an essay or cre- asking for help with our shoe fund- Sister Vanessa Hayes 215-920-9513
14 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper December 14, 2018

Heinz Refuge and Southwest Friends

Attend National Conservation Conference
By Lamar Gore “Perspectives from the Community” nity input in the planning for use of city-

with other community partners from owned property in Eastwick. Rousseau-
he first week of November 2018, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Port- Reid and EFNC members also play a
more than 200 U.S. Fish & Wild- land, Oregon. They shared the successes major role in the Eastwick Community
life Service (USFWS) employees and challenges of working with the US- Advisory Group dealing with the EPA’s
and community leaders and partners FWS in their respective communities. remediation of the polluted Clearview
made a trip to Shepherdstown, West There were difficult and uncomfort- Superfund Site.
Virginia to share ideas and discuss best able conversations during the week, but Harrell has frequented the Heinz
practices in the conservation commu- also opportunities to gather great ideas Refuge since he was a boy scout growing
nity. The three-day workshop focused and bring them back to Philadelphia on up in Southwest.
on successfully engaging with urban how other communities are continuing The Heinz Refuge has pioneered the
audiences at USFWS locations around to bring positive action to their neigh- outreach to its Southwest neighborhood Representing John Heinz National Wildlife Reserve
the country. borhoods. It was an invaluable experi- and especially nearby public schools at a national conference on conservation and
outreach by unique natural centers like Heinz to
The John Heinz National Wildlife Ref- ence where we all learned about partner- connecting young people with the glory their local communities were Lamar Gore, Refuge
uge management team had the opportu- ship challenges, overcoming them, and of our natural world and the need to Manager, Ramona Rousseau-Reid of the Eastwick
nity to bring Mark Harrell, Community sharing new ideas. enjoy and preserve it. Learn more about Friends and Neighbors Coalition and Mark Harrell,
of Southwest CDC.
Organizer with Southwest CDC and With Rouseau-Reid a strong part of its this first urban wildlife refuge by visiting
Ramona Rouseau-Reid, Vice President leadership team, EFNC was instrumen- it at 8601 Lindbergh Blvd. or access- Heinz NWR at Tinicum and was the re-
of the Eastwick Friends & Neighbors tal in protecting the Heinz Refuge from ing its website at cipient of a 21st Century Conservation
Coalition to participate in the workshop. an intrusive development project in john_heinz/ Service Corps Champion of the Year
They participated on a panel titled 2012. Recently, they provided commu- Lamar Gore is Manager of the John award in 2017 (Editor).
Eastwick Family Services
Mission ♦ Intellectual/Disabilities
Eastwick’s mission is to provide services for ♦ Home & Habilitation Services
individuals in a safe environment, allow
them to direct their own services, and re-
♦ Companion Services
spect their values to help them improve ♦ Supported Employment
their quality of life.
♦ Respite
About Us ♦ Adult Residential Homes
EEOC Statement
Eastwick Family Services is a social service
Eastwick Family Services is an Equal
organization that provides services for indi- Supported Employment
Opportunity Employer. We do not
viduals with developmental disabilities, the
elderly and the physically on the basis of race,
East- We help with job searching, placement assess-
gender, disability, sexual
wick Family, established in 2011, has con- orienta- ment, and job monitoring. Individuals will be
tinuously provided evaluated by our staff to determine the best
tion,a or
range of services in
collaboration with the Office of Develop- category of employment that fits the need of
mental Programs and Support Coordination Intellectual/Disabilities the individual. Upon employment we will con-
Staff Screening Home/Habilitation Services
tinue to provide support as needed.

All staff is subject to a full back- ground
Provides services under (ODP) Office Devel-
check. Screening includes criminal
Our intake process isbackground com-FBI fingerprintopmental Program for individuals with devel-
simple andcheck,
prehensive. Individuals seeking ser- opmental disabilities (MR) in the community
clearance and child abuse clearance as
vices must be registered with
needed. their that increase community integration, sociali-
county Administrative Entities/Office zation, and improve overall quality of life.
of Developmental Programs.
Companion Services
A companion staff member works with
individuals in the privacy of their home
or the community. Our well trained staff
will be there to be a companion as spell-
ed out in the Individual Support Plan.
Respite Adult Residential 6400 Homes
Eastwick Family Services provides residential
Need a break from care giving duties? A Res- homes for an individual with developmental
pite service is provided in the home of the disability. It is our goal to provide a safe living
individual receiving services. These trained arrangement to help residents live a life that is
EEOC Statement professionals can assist with activities of dai- as close as possible in all aspects to the life
ly living. which any member of the community might
Eastwick Family Services is an Equal Opportuni- choose. Our service is based on individual cen-
ty Employer. We do not discriminate on the tered approach, which means all of the aspects
basis of race, gender, disability, sexual orienta- Contact Us: Eastwick Family Services
of the residential experience is solely designed
tion, or religion Phone: 267-634-6410 Fax: 267-634-6439 with the individual’s unique needs in mind. Our
Staff Screening Website: services are orchestrated towards growth and
development of each resident.
All staff is subject to a full back- ground check. Mailing Address
Screening includes criminal background check, Please contact your county office for Intellectu-
FBI fingerprint clearance and child abuse clear-
Eastwick Family Services al Disabilities for further information if you or
ance as needed. 2501 S. Carroll St. Philadelphia, PA 19142 your love ones
16 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper December 14, 2018

• DECEMBER 15: Men’s Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. All • DECEMBER 19: Free Legal Assistance – Phila. Bar Association. 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Call
welcome! The Common Place, 58th St. & Chester Ave. (Enter through 58th St. parking hotline at 215-238-6333 Family, landlord-tenant, workers comp., employment law & more.
lot.) Fellowship, home-cooked traditional breakfast, discussion of the Word. Info: 267-275-
8238 or • DECEMBER 19: Free Weatherization and Homeowner Workshop: 6:00 p.m. Southwest
CDC & PGW host a workshop for homeowners on how to lower energy bills & make
• DECEMBER 15: Leaf Recycling Drop-Off 3033 S. 63rd St. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Must be homes more comfortable in winter. 6328 Paschall Ave.
bagged in biodegradable bags. More info:
• DECEMBER 20: Bird Walk “The Winter Solstice”: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Woodlands Cemetery,
• DECEMBER 15: Singing as Self Care – Songmaking Workshop: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. 4000 Woodland Ave. Join a peaceful ramble the historic pathways with fire pits and seasonal
Bartram’s Garden,. 5401 Lindbergh Blvd. Details & Ticket Info: 215-729-5281 or info@ crafts to follow. Info: Website:
• DECEMBER 22: Finnegan’s Rec. Center Community Christmas Event: 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
• DECEMBER 15: Literacy Labs, 1st – 3rd Graders: 12:00 & 2:00 p.m. (Two Sessions). Info: Roxanne,
Kingsessing Library, 1201 S. 50th . Info: 215-685-2690
• JANUARY 5: Photo Walk: 10:00 – 11:00 Get tips on nature photography from expert Ned
• DECEMBER 15: Annual Christmas Bird Count: 7:00 a.m. Bring Binoculars & warm Levi, Heinz Nat. Wildlife Refuge, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd. Info: 215-365-3118 or www.fws.
clothing! Cobbs Creek Environmental Center 700 Cobbs Creek P’way, at Catharine St. gov/refuge/john_Heinz
Info: (215) 685-1900 or
• JANUARY 7: Southwest RCO Zoning Meeting: 6:30 p.m. 12th Police District Station
• DECEMBER 16: Modern Christmas Cantata: 3:00 p.m., Followed by The Common Place, House.
58th & Chester Ave. Info:
• JANUARY 8: Neighborhood Advisory Sub-Committee Meeting 6:00 p.m. Southwest
• DECEMBER 16: Caroling in Clark Park: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Meet at the shed at the south end CDC, 6328 Paschall Ave. Info: Mark 215-729-0804 or;
of the park for an hour of informal musical celebration.
• JANUARY 9: Cryptology: Decoding Mysteries – From Computers to Plants Workshop: a.m
• DECEMBER 17: New Part-Time Jobs – Paschalville Library: Info Sessions (Also Dec. 17) & p.m. sessions at Bartram’s Garden 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Info & Registration (required):
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. 70th St. & Woodland Ave. (See ad, page 10, this Globe Times issue for details) Leslie Gale, or 215-729-5281 ext. 110.

• DECEMBER 17: Gifts for Pre-Schoolers & K-3rd Graders, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m Lunch, EMPLOYMENT – JOB & LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
and gift bags plus family photos. Sponsored by TIIAI/Gateway to Reentry (Donations
needed: gloves, hats, scarves, socks, stuffed animals, toys and books. Contact: Dr. Simmons, • Hiring: New Part-Time Jobs – Paschalville Library: Info Sessions: Dec. 17) 12:00 –
215-760-1857 2:00 p.m. 70th St. & Woodland Ave. (See ad, page 10, this Globe Times issue for details
and application form)
• DECEMBER 17: Dance for Health – Free & Open to All (every Monday): 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Sponsored By Penn Nursing at The Common Place (Every Monday) 58th & Chester Ave. • Hiring: Service Representatives and Housing Rehabilitation Inspectors. The Philadelphia
(Parking entrance off 58th St.) Refreshments. Info: Terri 215-898-2259 Housing Development Corporation (PHDC seeks candidates for these positions. For info
• DECEMBER 18: Foster Parent Info Session (also Dec. 18) 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. theVillage
Preheim Center, 6517 Chester Ave. Info: 215-730-2240 or • Free Evening Adult Education/GED Classes, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Tilden Middle School,
(Serving Southwest for 142 years) 6601 Elmwood Ave. Information: 215-474-1235 ext. 200

• DECEMBER 18: Story Time for Toddlers: 10:15 a.m. Eastwick Library, 2851 Island Ave. • NOW HIRING: Direct Support Professionals: Assists an individual with a disability to
See website for other programs – /eastwick-library lead a self-directed life and contribute to the community, assists with activities of daily
living if needed, and encourages attitudes and behaviors that enhance community inclusion.
• DECEMBER 18: Black Males Alive – An Evening of Excellence: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The Minimum Qualifications: Pass a Criminal Background Check; High School Diploma or
Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St. Free, interactive exchange of promotional & marketing ideas, Transcripts: Valid PA Driver’s License; Social Security card; Child Abuse Clearance;
goods & services by gifted business & media speakers. Info: 267-230-0317, or email Current Physical Apply in person, 2501 Carroll St (at Elmwood Ave,) Philadelphia PA 19142
December 14, 2018 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 17

• Free Adult Beginning Reading Classes continue, sponsored by the Friends of Kingsessing • Foster Parent Information Sessions: Each month, the 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of the Month,
Library, at 51st and Chester. If you want to learn to read, or to teach with us, contact Adults 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Location: theVillage Preheim Center located at 6517 Chester Ave. Call
Can Learn to Read at 215-730-2240 or email to sign up or for more information.

• Full Employment Services/MyPLACE: Expanded Job Center at Southwest CDC, 6328 • Rotary Club of Southwest Philadelphia-Eastwick: Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 a.m. To
Paschall Ave. Free access to internet; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Info: cynthia@southwestcdc. confirm location call 215-292-1254.or email Visitors welcome at
org. or 215-729-0800 $5.00/breakfast.

• English Classes, sponsored by Center for Literacy, held at Southwest CDC, 6328 Paschall • Small Business Loans: Join a Southwest “Affinity Group Lending Circle” Loans, and
Ave and Paschalville Library, 6942 Woodland Ave. (70th & Woodland). Info: 215-729- financing coaching. or call 267-236.7000
0800 or or 267-419-7084.
• Amer. Red Cross: URGENT NEED: BLOOD/ VOLUNTEERS visit or
• Employment & Educational Resources: Mon/Wed. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tues/Thurs: call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
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: • Housing Counseling: Help is a Phone Call Away: Qualified housing counselors available
at Southwest CDC to assist with housing needs Southwest CDC Housing: 215-729-0800.
• Affordable Internet Access & Computers for families, veterans, seniors: Comcast

Internet Essentials: $9.95/ month No Credit Check, no application fees, free hookup. www.


• Gateway to Re-Entry Weekly Community Meetings for returning citizens, 12:00 Noon, COMMUNITY
Myers Rec. Center 58th & Kingsessing Ave.

• The John Bartram High School Class of January, 1959 (Honey’s Class), 60th reunion,
April, 2019. Seeking lost classmates. Forward information to Joe Mongeluzi at 610-284-
7634” The Globe Times Welcomes Information About Your
Community Events & Activites! We publish every other
• Eastwick Family Services provides Home/Community and Companion services for
individuals with intellectual disabilities. We also provide 6400 Residential Housing & Fridays. The Deadline For New Bulletin Board Items is
Home Care for the aging. For more information, please call us at (267) 634-6410 or visit the Wednesday before publication dates.
our website:”

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Attend a
Professionals First Time Home Buyer
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10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.
♦ CPR & First Aid ♦ Fire Safety sure, received an ACT 91 letter from Southwest CDC
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♦ Autism ♦ Seizure Management month or so behind on your payments. 6328 Paschall Ave.
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