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Two from 12th Winnie Harris Day Public meeting will Groundhog Day

District are Officers Celebrated at Clark highlight importance celebrated at Heinz

of the Month Park of litter reduction National Wildlife
Active in new “Pin Point” Many remember her Major effort being Refuge
program but apprehend steadfast support of tree made here to limit short Educational and crafts
armed thief planting programs dumping activities draw area families



OPINION The late Paulette Rhone is pictured mobilizing and
encouraging a clean-up team. Her tireless efforts
Realities of Charter Schools over almost two decades have helped restore large
PAGE 2 sections of Mt Moriah Cemetery. (Photo courtesy of Ed
Snyder, Friends of Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Inc.) In the
COMMUNITY background, Mt. Moriah Cemetery at dusk, the tranquil,
final resting place for an estimated 80,000 souls in the
N’hood Advisory Subcommittee Elections
largest cemetery in PA (Photo courtesy of Ken Smith,
PAGE 7 Friends of Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Inc.)
Public meeting: reducing litter, February 25
Opioid prevention/reversal program March 7
New family support program at theVillage

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SW Community Mourns the
Passing of Paulette Rhone
up to $1,000
outhwest residents, local organi- There will be a memorial at the Board President of the Friends of Mt.
Cars or Trucks zations and families throughout Sharon Baptist Church, 3955 Con- Moriah Cemetery. Mt. Moriah strad-
With/ Without Title the country are mourning the shohocken Ave, Philadelphia, PA dles Darby Creek with portions of the
Bad Engines or tragic death of Paulette Rhone during 19131 on Saturday, February 23, 2019, some 200 acres in Philadelphia and in
Bad Transmissions the night of February 12. The beloved with viewing beginning at 8:30 a.m. the Borough of Yeadon. Paulette’s at-
Ms. Rhone passed away from a sud- and a service of worship at 10:00 a.m.
up to $500 den heart attack according to her son Ms. Rhone was best known for her 6400 BLOCK
Cars or Trucks Brandon Jarred. pioneering work as a founder and CONTINUES ON PAGE 3

Any Condition

2 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper February 22, 2018

An Assessment of Charter Schools

In conjunction with National School
Choice week, the Oregon educa-
tion think tank, Research for Action,
released its assessment of the Charter
School situation in Philadelphia –which
it has been studying for the past 25
The hard facts released by the School
District of Philadelphia indicate a
major shift in the education of our city
children over the past 10 years. En-
rollment in charter schools has almost
doubled from 40,000 to 75,500 students
in 2018. During the same decade, the
enrollment in city public schools has
declined from 160,000 students to
128,100 last year.
Funding of our public schools from
outside sources, mostly state and
national agencies, has risen somewhat
under the Wolf Administration in Har-
risburg but has never recovered from
the disastrous cuts it received during The Philadelphia School District Headquarters: An elegant, modern structure from the outside, and with a host of dedicated professionals inside. Yet its hands
the Gov. Corbett years. are tied with respect to the charter school phenomenon in our city: Grossly inadequate state and nationwide funding, antiquated statutes governing the charter
school that now educate one third of city students, and a state legislature controlled by conservative that don’t see education of our children as a moral issue.
More injurious to our city schools
was the move by Corbett, abetted by most charters promote the fact that about 4 percent of the total staff (vs 2 are still some of the lowest in the
the Republican-controlled legislature to they have long waiting list of students percent nationwide!) Charters have not state, and few but the most prestigious
discontinue the Fair Funding Formula whose parents think their children will improved that proportion. charter school reach national levels of
initiated by Gov. Rendell that chan- show academic and social improvement 5. When one is talking about money, students prepared for higher educa-
neled additional money to needy school in a charter school environment. of course, it is always well to keep in tion, job opportunities in our present
districts like Philadelphia. Under Gov. 2. Charters have not improved the mind that in the first year after a child technological society, and well-adjusted
Wolf, the Formula has been reinstituted racially and economic imbalance that goes from a public to a charter school, young adults ready for life in the 21st
but only for “new money,” that is, only plagues our schools. All Philadelphia the School District has to cover some Century.
those funds that represent an increase schools remain reflective of the high $8,000 in continuing costs of maintain- In the Inquirer article that ran the
over prior year. The great bulk of state level of segregation that plagues urban ing the school system. While these Lapp and Shaw study, the paper added
funds are allocated strictly on a per society. retained costs decline year by year, by detailed responses from six top city
capita basis with wealthy districts get- 3. There is a further imbalance in the the end of 5 years, the school system is educators. The most trenchant remarks
ting the same amounts per student and numbers of special education students still retaining 4,000 in uncovered costs were those of Donna Cooper who
impoverished urban and rural ones. between charter and public schools. for the departed student. heads Public Citizens for Children and
By contrast, funding from outside Charters accept and retain propor- This is another inequity that should Youth (PCCY). She stressed the need
for Charters has gone up an astound- tionately fewer children with extreme be laid at the feet of legislatures in for better training for teachers in urban
ing 250 percent in the past decade from learning and social needs. Anecdotal Harrisburg who in 2011 discontinued schools, a reform-based reworking of
$377 million per year to $946 million evidence indicates that in Southwest the line item in the state budget that the charter school law, and of course,
annually. when unruly students are accepted by a compensated public schools for sunken more fair and adequate funding of our
The study authored by David Lapp charter, if the behavior doesn’t improve, costs of this kind. state’s primary and secondary educa-
and Kate Shaw of Research for Action they are back in the public schools in As to the expectation that the aca- tion. She concludes, “Doing one or only
makes five major points: six months or so. demic achievement of children in char- two of the (needed) reforms will simply
1. The demand for seats in charters 4. Charters don’t attract and retain ters is enhanced, comparisons of like mean in 20 years we will be wondering
remains high. A portion of charter any greater portion of racially diverse schools in the district don’t show any once more why charter schools don’t
school budget goes to marketing and faculty and staff. Black male teachers appreciable improvement. Graduation work.”
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Speakers at the Bartram’s Garden Press Conference Feb. 19 included (from Left): DE Dept of Natural
Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn Garvin; US EPA Region 2 Administrator Pete
Lopez; US EPA Region 3 Administrator Cosmo Servidio; Phila Water Dept. Commissioner Debra McCarty;
Exec. Dir. Jennifer Adkins, Partnership of the Delaware Estuary, ; Acting Dep. Secretary for Water
Programs, PA EPA Aneca Atkinson; Delaware River Basin Commission Executive Director, Steve Tambini;
Director Water Monitoring and Standards NJ EPA Bruce Friedman

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ussels are a popular dinner drawn), it is now possible to reintro-
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absent on the silt beds of the Schuylkill vation and Management Plan under Fridays 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
and Delaware Rivers. So, the delicious which a major mussel hatchery will be
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shipped in from far distant places – for produce some 500,000 mussels a year.
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February 22, 2018 COMMUNITY NEWS Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 5

Winnie Harris Day Celebrated at Clark Park

n Sunday, February 2, family community volunteer greening. A Ted Behr, a community volunteer,
and friends of the late Win- fabulous host to the thousands of vol- recalled the historic planting of over
nie Harris gathered at her unteers who’ve planted trees through 150 trees along the sidewalks sur-
memorial tree in Clark Park to uplift UC Green, Winnie took on many rounding the Kingsessing Recreation
each other and remember the former hats at the organization included Center by Pennsylvania Horticultural
director of UC Green on the second operational management and youth Society and UD Green in the Spring
anniversary of her death. employment with precision and great of 2011. A year later, a small project
“We just miss you. We truly miss vision. was organized by Winnie to replace
you!” Elizabeth Waring shared as she Not only did Winnie contribute any that didn’t make it after the first
looked up to the sky. to the “greening” of Southwest and planting. They found only two! What a
Kiasha Huling, Director of UC West Philadelphia, but she also made tribute to the care and professionalism
Green, expressed the value of Win- marvelous contributions to her home of Winnie and her fellow planters in
nie’s legacy as a leader in civic engage- neighborhood through her work with the original project!”
ment. “Winnie’s level of engagement the Holly Street Community Garden. Most of this article and the photos
and commitment to community set She always found that the best way of for this article were graciously pro-
an example for young professionals getting things done well and on time Cold, but sun-drenched on Sunday afternoon, vided by Kiasha Huling, Director of
February 2, solemn friends and family of the late
like myself. She elevated our neigh- was through a pleasant smile and Winnie Harris gathered around her memorial tree UC Green.
borhoods and did so with grace and words of encouragement. in Clark Park to reflect on her many contribution For more information about Pennsyl-
persistence.” “Winnie was always careful to meet to the quality of life in the community that she vania Horticultural Society membership
embraced with such love.
“Winnie was an artist...she had an deadlines when planning and carrying and donations and volunteering visit
eye for detail, every detail,” Angela out special tree planting and tend- departments, arborists, and groups of To find out how
Coughlin shared. Winnie is remem- ing project,” added Huling, reflecting volunteers from different parts of the “Trees make great neighbors,” check out
bered as a kind and joyful leader in on the intricacy of coordinating city community. UC Green at

Dee thought
sliced bread
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Then she had an
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From left to right pictured are: Sgt. Daniel Gorman, Capt. Scott Drissel, P/O Theofanis Plialis #5013,
P/O John Sanderfur #6152, Lt. Francis Kelly. P/O Plialis and P/O Sanderfur were selected as Officers of
the Month for January 2019 because they have familiarized themselves with the inner workings of the
Pin Point Program, hot spots, recent shootings and crime within the district. Furthermore, on January Live better
27, 2019 while responding to a report of a shooting at 52nd and Woodland Avenue, the officers made
an arrest of a fleeing individual on the 1300 block of 52nd Street who was in possession of handgun. with Mercy 1.877.GO MERCY |
Recovered from the waistband of this individual was a 9mm semiautomatic handgun with a (30)
round extended magazine which was loaded with (18) live rounds and (1) live round in the chamber,
during the search the Officers also recovered narcotics. P/O Plialis and P/O Sanderfur have shown an Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital | Mercy Philadelphia Hospital | Nazareth Hospital
understanding of the ever changing dynamic of crime patterns within the district and have utilized the
new Pin Point Program in order to fight crime and protect the citizens of the 12th District. 07-12189
6 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper COMMUNITY NEWS February 22, 2018

MUSSEL HATCHERY ocean.) The objective was the long- The half-million baby mussels
CONTINUES FROM PAGE 4 term improvement of the Delaware grown at Bartram’s will be a native
and the other rivers and streams which species well adapted to our waters.
The positive effects of the project feed into it. When mature enough they will
will be two-fold. Not only will the new Said Delaware Department of Natu- be relocated to streams and rivers
mussels grow and thrive in our local ral Resources Secretary Shawn M. where they can help improve water
streams and rivers, but the shellfish Garvin. “By collaborating with state quality the most. EPA Region 3 Re-
themselves also act as a natural water and federal agencies, municipali- gional Administrator Cosmo Servi-
filter. Each adult mussel can filter up to ties, businesses, community groups, dio noted, “EPA was pleased to work
10 gallons of water per day. According non-profits, and tri-state residents ... with PENNVEST to provide funding
to Danielle Kreeger, senior science di- Mature mussels ready for dinner plate at your we are unified in working toward a for the mussel hatchery that will
favorite restaurant – Soon to become available
rector at PDE, “Freshwater mussels are again from local rivers and streams. vibrant and fiercely-protected future serve as a signature accomplishment
some of the most undervalued aquatic for our beautiful, fragile, and vitally in our efforts.”
animals in the world… forming beds place the program on a sound finan- important Delaware Estuary and its For further developments with
that filter millions of gallons of water cial footing, enabling repayment of precious resources.” regard to this project, visit www.
per acre every day.” the initial investment. EPA Region 2 Administrator and check out the
The construction of the hatchery at The process which led up to this Pete Lopez added, “EPA recognizes “Mussels for Clean Water Initiative.”
Bartram’s Garden will take place over week’s happy announcement began in and supports the goal of carefully Photos and the press release from
6-8 years and will be funded by a 1996 when Delaware River conserva- managing our resources for further Partnership for the Delaware Estuary
series of PENNVEST grants amount- tion plans were included in the U.S. enhancement of ecological health for this article were graciously provided
ing to an estimated $7.9 million. National Estuary Program (an “estu- and recreational offerings, as well as by LJ Brubaker, Marketing & Commu-
An addition $1 – 2 million will be ary” is the body of water created when strengthened economic opportunities nications Manager for the John Bar-
expended over another 2-3 years to a river meets the tidal water of an within the Estuary”. tram Association.

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6400 BLOCK former board died in 2004. “Paulette

CONTINUES FROM PAGE 1 was always concerned what would be
needed to sustain the property in addi-
tachment to Mt Moriah stems from the tion to the work to restore it. She was
fact that her husband was buried there always at it… she never gave up. That
in 1993. was not part of her nature!”
“She was driven by a strong faith, Ricks stressed Paulette’s organization
love of her family and commitment to abilities, establishing early on produc-
the community,” reflected Jarred. “The tive relationships with local universi-
work of her life was to achieve the ties like Temple, Drexel, and Villanova.
best for all people.” That was certainly In conjunction with her unremitting
reflected in her greatest achievement, mobilization of Saturday clean-ups,
bringing Mt. Moriah cemetery back she organized teams of energetic
to life. “Gathered there are all kinds students to cut grass, remove debris
of people, whose families are now and overgrowth and straighten toppled
living all over the country… all over headstones.
the world in fact. Her aim was to give A tribute to the on-going efforts of
dignity to the final resting place of Paulette and the rest of the steadfast
their loved ones. board of directors is the fact that over
Sam Ricks, dedicated local historian 6,000 families and individuals have
and a founder and longtime board signed up to be Friends. “The descen- What Mt. Moriah Cemetery used to look like before the work of the “Friends” began 14 years ago. (Some
parts still look like this, so volunteers continue to be needed for clean-up)
member of the Friends added his dants constantly question us about
tribute to Ms. Rhone, “Paulette pro- information on the Registry and come strengthen and progress the Southwest Paulette attended the University of
vided a sense of vision to our efforts at here to visit – many from foreign community. She was a strong soldier of Pittsburgh and worked as a budget
restoring the cemetery. Her approach countries,” indicated Ricks. advocacy and she walked it out in the analyst for the U.S Department of
was always finding a way forward, Paulette made a huge impact on most firm, focus, and humbled way. Labor according to information in her
despite the desperate condition of the the Southwest community,” advised She will be missed.” linked-in page.
grounds.” Regina Young, founder of Empowered
Equally daunting was the compli- CDC. “As a leader, she heightened
cated legal and regulatory environ- our awareness to all things regarding
ment which we had to deal with – the Mt. Moriah cemetery. “As the Board
cemetery having been essentially aban- Chair at Empowered CDC, she helped
doned when the last member of the to share the mission and message to

Neighborhood Advisory Sub-

Committee (NAS) - 2019 Elections
very two years, Southwest CDC who live in zip codes 19142, 19153,
holds elections to let the com- and some in 19143 are eligible.
munity select new members Applicants must actively participate
for the Neighborhood Advisory and contribute to the development of
Sub-Committee (NAS) for Southwest the SW community; be able to attend
Philadelphia. These members help at least 10 of the 12 NAC meetings
to lead, monitor and support commu- each year; Assist with NAC sponsored
nity programs and services provided events throughout the year; Serve a
by Southwest CDC and the City’s Term of Service for 2 years; Under-
Division of Housing and Community stand that all decisions will be made
Development. by consensus; And agree that no more
Criteria: Residents wishing to serve than one person per organization may
on the NAS Sub-Committee must live serve at the same time.
in Southwest Philadelphia (the physi- The nomination deadline is Friday,
cal boundaries are the 12th Police Dis- March 15, 2019 at 4:30pm. For more
trict, 49th Street to the Philadelphia information contact Mark Harrell at
Airport and Baltimore Avenue to the 215 729-0804 or email mark@south-
Schuylkill River). Nearly all residents
8 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper COMMUNITY NEWS February 22, 2018

Financial Literacy Workshop Philadelphia Energy Programs –

at SWCDC LIHEAP & Crisis
situation, and how to set realistic during the winter months. “In the
FEBRUARY 22 financial goals. Making wise spending
decisions and the importance of saving
event that the season goes on and resi-
dents receive a shut-off notice, they
and investing will be covered. There will can apply for a Crisis grant, which will
By Jackson Adams be a special emphasis on how to obtain pay additional money on top of the

and maintain credit as well as how to utility bill.
n Friday February 22, the effectively manage your credit rating. By Jackson Adams ”If residents need help with their

Southwest CDC will be hosting Finally, the workshop will provide tips water bill, the TAP budgeting program
a free Financial Education and on how to review taxes, manage risk and anzea (“Nann”) Bostick, pro- run by the Philadelphia Water Depart-
Coaching Initiative (FECI) Workshop how to protect yourself and your most gram assistant at Southwest ment provides a budget to customers,”
6328 Paschall Avenue. This educational valuable financial assets. CDC, manages the various added Nann. “The budget is based on
workshop will cover a wide range of The workshop is free and open energy programs that are available to the family income and gives them a
topics and will run between 11 am and to anyone who wants to learn how community residents. Applications specific amount to pay on their water
5 pm. A certificate of completion and to improve or better manage their for the Low Income Home Energy bill each month. If they are able to
a free lunch will be provided. Fer- financial situation. Graduates of this Assistance Program(LIHEAP), Crisis maintain the payments, they will be
nando Leal and Wydia Copes from the workshop will be eligible to partici- grants, the Tiered Assistance Program able to keep their services; otherwise,
SWCDC Housing Counseling program pate in SWCDC’s First Time Home (TAP), and the Customer Responsibil- they will lose access to these services.”
will conduct the training and provide Buyer (FTHB) workshops will have ity Program (CRP) can all be applied PGW’s CRP is another assistance
coaching to workshop attendees. The the $35 fee for that program waived for at the SWCDC. program that can help low-income
program is open to anyone who is seek- upon registering. “The purpose of all of these pro- customers better afford their gas
ing to increase their “financial literacy” For more information or to register grams is to maintain everyone safely bills and maintain their gas service.
and is highly recommended. for the FECI workshop, contact Wydia in their homes,” Nann states. The “Anyone can apply for the programs,
Workshop participants will learn how at 215-729-0180 or email her at wydia@ LIHEAP and Crisis programs are sea- although there are some guidelines.
to evaluate their asset and earning sonal and always start on November 1. If you feel that you fall within the
They usually run for six months. The income guidelines, then you should go
end date is pushed back every year, on and apply for it. The only thing they
Fizzy tablets ending April 13th this year. LIHEAP can tell you is no! You’re not eligible.”
and Crisis only cover electric and gas For more information, contact Nann
only get you bills. This program helps the com- at 215-729-3293 or email at Nann@
munity members pay for their heating
so far.
That’s why I’m thankful
Public Meeting: Reducing Litter
for my Mercy GI team. & Dumping in Southwest
ity Councilman Kenyatta John-
son will host a public meeting
of the “Clean & Green Advisory
Board” to discuss reducing litter &
dumping in Southwest Philadelphia
on Monday evening, February 25 from
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The gathering will
Live better be held at Myers Recreation Center,
58th Street and Kingsessing Avenue.
with Mercy 1.877.GO MERCY | The meeting will be in conjunction
with Mayor Jim Kenney’s “Zero Waste For more information, contact the
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital | Mercy Philadelphia Hospital & Litter Cabinet” with guest speaker Office of Councilman Johnson at 215-
Nic Esposito of that Cabinet. 686-3412.
February 22, 2018 COMMUNITY NEWS Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 9

Open Community Meeting: Overdose

New Demographic Study of Southwest Awareness and
By Gene Burke Reversal Training

new, incredibly detailed demo-

graphic survey of our area, the
“2019 Southwest Philadelphia he Philadelphia Department of
Community Assessment Study,” will Health with hold a free training
be presented at The Common Place on session on reversing the effects
Saturday, March 9, 2019, beginning at of opioid overdose at 5:30 p.m. on
9:00 a.m. The gathering will replace Thursday, March 7 at the Kingsessing
the regular CityLights meeting usually Library. The training will cover the
held at this time and place. use of naxalone in saving the lives of
The Common Place is located at overdose victims.
the corner of 58th Street and Chester At the current rate, the number of
Avenue with the entrance through the deaths in the USA due to drug over-
parking lot off 58th Street. A meeting of community stateholders to learn details of a detailed demographic study of Southwest dose will number around 60,000 in
The study had been put together Philadelphia was recently held at The Common Place. A further open, community wide gathering will have 2019. This includes persons who be-
by Interface Studio, the Philadelphia- an opportunity to learn the startling results of this survey at The Common Place, Saturday morning, March 9. come addicted after a legitimate course
based urban planning and design firm the top 20 cities of Pennsylvania! The munity cooperation that was evident of prescription pain relief ordered by
which had recently completed the area boasts the highest concentration that afternoon, there will be a follow-up their as well as people who “graduate”
Lower Eastwick Public Lands Strategy. of African born immigrants in Phila- meeting sponsored by the CityLights. from habit forming substances.
The purpose of the study was to delphia. The study also highlighted The goal of this second meeting will be As the controversy over a safe injec-
help give Southwest stakeholders a assets and resources like the green to foster understanding between com- tion site in Kensington continues, in
current snapshot of a key Southwest spaces at Bartram’s Garden and John munity organizations, identify needs, 2019, an estimated 1000 people will
Philly area – specifically Kingsessing Heinz Wildlife Refuge, future devel- and to discuss how to best align the die from drug overdoses in the city –
and some bordering neighborhoods. opment and transportation modern- efforts of community organizations and with 80 percent of those from opioids,
Interface’s research identified 8 pri- ization plans for the city, as well as achieve the greatest positive impact in in 2019, according to an article by
mary focus areas: nutrition, educa- what opportunities for collaboration Southwest Philadelphia. Aneri Patani in the Inquirer article on
tion, early childhood care, crime, exist among Southwest organizations. For more information on the study, July 27, 2018.
housing, employment, health, and To this end, Councilman Kenyatta visit To register for the training visit:
business support. Johnson, who was also present at the wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Presenta- Note:
According to this study, Kingsess- meeting, offered his active support of tion-03_020619_small.pdf walk-ins are welcome! The Kingsessing
ing is home to almost 40 thousand community efforts as a spirit of coop- For more information about the up- Library is located on 5lst St. between
people. On this basis, if it were spun eration energized attendees. coming meeting, contact The Common Kingsessing & Chester Avenues). For
off from Philadelphia, it would be in To continue the momentum of com- Place at 267-275-8238 EXT 304. event information, call 215-685-2690.

Zoning 101: What is a Registered Community Organization (RCO)?

n 2007, voters approved a refer- at least one public meeting with them zoning board is deciding whether to grant land Avenue as the Southwest Consor-
endum to create a Zoning Code prior to any zoning hearing. variances. At its core, the RCO system tium of RCOs. All interested residents are
Commission (ZCC), charged with If a project would likely affect more gives registered groups two rights: (1) the encouraged to attend these community
reviewing and streamlining the city’s than one group, the RCO boundaries right to be notified when projects in their meetings to express opinions and to find
zoning regulations. During the reform are allowed to overlap, and obliges these areas need zoning approval or design out what applications are being are being
process that followed, the ZCC elected groups to work together to hold a single review; and (2) the right to meet with the circulated within the community.
to create a system of Registered Com- meeting with the developer. RCOs are not developer before the hearing. Residents have a right to know about
munity Organizations (RCOs). Creation required to agree. Each group and any In Southwest Philadelphia, there are building changes and the right to voice
of these community-based groups was other affected individual can still send approximately a dozen RCOs whose their approval or objection.
designed to regularize the way develop- letters or testify before the Zoning Board boundaries cover Southwest Philadel- For more information about zoning
ers would have to meet with neighbor- of Adjustment (ZBA) or the Planning phia. Several of these RCOs, including please visit the city’s website at www.
hood groups before going to the zoning Commission and put any position they the Southwest Community Development
board. The system required developers held on the record. Corporation RCO, hold a community development/find-location-and-zoning-
to notify groups that would be affected RCOs are not to be given any greater meeting every second Monday at the 12th information, or contact Southwest CDC
by certain building projects, and to hold influence than any other groups when the Police District, 65th Streeet and Wood- at 215-729-0800.
10 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper February 22, 2018

TheVillage to Begin New Family Empowerment Center

heVillage, a private, non-profit TheVillage, formerly Presbyterian voluntary basis with a combination of new Center expands theVillage’s long
family service organization in Children’s Village, has been serving educational programming and in-home history of service to the Southwest
Southwest , was chosen by the Southwest families since 1877 and services. The program will operate on a community and families struggling
Philadelphia Department of Human currently provides Foster Care, Adop- two-tiered model based on the needs of with trauma caused by addiction,
Services as one of two citywide orga- tion and Permanency, and Outpatient the families who participate. mental health issues, abuse, economic
nizations that will operate a Family Behavioral Health Clinic programs TheVillage currently runs a smaller pressures, racism, and other issues.
Empowerment Center. The Family out of the Preheim Center at 6517 Family Empowerment Services pro- TheVillage is currently hiring program
Empowerment Centers represent a Chester Avenue. gram, out of which the new program staff and reconfiguring the Preheim
new pilot program focused on pro- The new $1.5 million program, a part will expand, which together with Center to meet a goal of opening the
moting family stability, providing sup- of the City of Philadelphia’s ongoing several other programs such as Out of new Family Empowerment Center in
port for children and parents within expansion of prevention-focused pro- School Time and In Home Protective the spring of 2019.
the home, and ultimately preventing grams under its commitment to improve Services represents the organization’s For more information, contact theVil-
crisis or other traumas that adversely outcomes for children, will serve families three-decade commitment to preven- lage at (215) 730-2240 or visit its website
affect children. who face struggles across the city on a tion services in the community. The at
February 22, 2018 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 11

Hundreds Enjoy Groundhog Day Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School 

at Heinz Refuge February 2

Attention: Food Service Management Companies
Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School is requesting

ome 500 local and nearby resi- the bright sun had cast his shadow, proposals for school food service management services. The Food
dents turned out February 2 at and popped right back down to make Service Management Company will provide management services
the John Heinz National Wild- preparation for more cold days! His according to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
life Refuge to discover whether the special hole is next to the entrance to regulations and guidelines, as well as the Pennsylvania Department
weather would turn spring-like or if the newly modernized and improved of Education policies and guidelines. Food Service Management
we’d suffer another six weeks of winter. Cusano Environmental Educational Companies and/or their representatives may submit proposals to:
The decision making Groundhog in Center at Heinz.
our area was the famous “Tinicum Music and commentary were pro- Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School
Tim,” a make-believer woodchuck vided by the popular singer and musi- In C/O FSMC Contact
who popped out of his hole, saw that cian Glen “Full Deck” Waldeck, as the 7101 Paschall Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19142
Friends of Heinz Refuge celebrated the The Pennsylvania Department of Education reserves the right to
midpoint in the Winter Solstice with
accept or reject any and/or all proposals or to accept the proposal
activities for all ages including wildlife
walks, educational tables, arts, and that it finds, in its sole discretion, to be in the best interest of the
crafts! school district.
Partners this year were the Phila-
delphia Zoo, The Franklin Institute, A walk-through meeting is scheduled 3/8/19 at 2:00 pm at 7101
and L.L. Bean. The festival con- Paschall Ave. Philadelphia PA, 19142.
cluded with a singing processional
All proposals must be submitted no later than insert 2:00 pm due
to the groundhog burrow. Everyone
booed when our mascot, Tinicum on 3/26/19. All proposals should be delivered in a sealed envelope
Tim, predicted six more weeks and addressed to Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School
of winter. This event was entirely and be clearly marked: Food Service Management Proposal.
funded by FOHR.
Inside The Cusano Center, children participated in The Heinz leadership team ex-
learning exercises on the need to protect our water pressed its thanks for the support it
supply. Youth learned about how storm water that
receives for FOHR and the many vol-
is not absorbed can pollute the rivers from which
we get our drinking water. unteers that made the day possible. Blowing out the
candles was a
piece of cake
thanks to the lung screening
and comprehensive treatment
at Mercy Cancer Center.

Live better
with Mercy 1.877.GO MERCY |

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital | Mercy Philadelphia Hospital | Nazareth Hospital

On February 2, youngsters of all ages crowded expectantly around the hole of makebelieve groundhog,
Tinicum Tim, who emerged, saw his shadow and disappeared for another 6 weeks of winter.
12 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper February 22, 2018


Waste Requirements
ecycling is the law in Philadelphia, and to
better understand how much waste and of
what types our communities are producing,
businesses are required to file an annual Commer-
cial Waste Report.
The Commercial Waste Report will help busi-
nesses and organizations better understand their
waste generation, identifying opportunities to reduce
and divert waste. Keep recycling. Ensure you’re in
compliance in five easy steps.
1. Fill Out the Official Commercial Waste Re-
port Online. Complete your business information
profile at, then fill out
your Commercial Waste Report. It must be submit-
ted annually by December 31.
2. Post Your Form Publicly. Print and post
your Waste Report in a prominent location. After
submitting your report, just click “View and Print
Commercial Waste Report Certificate” or print the
certificate attached to your confirmation email.
3. Distribute Copies to Your Employees. Hand
out copies of your completed Waste Report to em-
ployees so they are aware of the building’s recycling
and waste management practices and requirements.
4. Make Sure Recycling is Easy and Bins are
Abundant. Providing adequate recycling containers
for employees and patrons is a crucial component
of a successful recycling program. A recycling con-
tainer should be paired with each trash can.
5. Install Signage. Proper signage, including pic-
tures of the recyclables that are designated, is neces-
sary for educating employees and patrons on where
and how to recycle. Links to DIY and ready-to-use
signs identifying the recycling Do’s and Don’ts can
be found in the Commercial Waste Report Guide.
Learn more about the Commercial Waste Report
waste-reportBecome a Zero Waste PartnerYou can
earn Sustainable Business Tax Credits and recogni-
tion from the City when you: (1). Fill out the an-
nual Commercial Waste Report form; (2). Com-
plete Zero Waste Action Item #1 to certify that you
comply with City waste and recycling requirements;
and (3). Submit a monthly Zero Waste Partnership
form to the City.
Learn more at
February 22, 2018 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 13

• FEBRUARY 23: Dog’s “Bark Ranger Program – Kickoff. 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Heinz National • MARCH 7: Overdose Awareness and Reversal Training, 5:30 p.m. Kingsessing Library.
Wildlife Refuge, Dog Friendly outdoors program. Explore trails, learn safe outdoors FREE training: Reversing effects of opioid overdose using naloxone. Presented by Phila.
practices, contact Colleen at to register. Dept. of Public Health. To register visit: Walk-ins are
welcome! (5lst St. between Kingsessing & Chester Avenues) Info: 215-685-2690
• FEBRARY 23: Clean up Day: Cobbs Creek Environmental Center, 9:00 – 12 Noon. 700
Cobbs Creek Pkwy, entrance across from Catharine St. Info: (215) 685-1900 • MARCH 7: Creative Crochet with Ms. Traci. 5:30 p.m. Paschalville Library, 7th St. &
Woodland Ave. Beginners welcome! Info: 215-685-2662
• FEBRARY 23: Literacy Lab for 1st – 3rd Graders: (Every Saturday) 12:00 – 2:00
p.m./2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (two sessions) Kingsessing Library. 1201 S. 51st St. (5lst St. between • MARCH 9: Open Community Forum on The Future of Kingsessing. 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Kingsessing & Chester Avenues) Info: 215-685-2690 Interface Studios will present its new comprehensive study of the Southwest with special
emphasis on Kingsessing. Light refreshments. The Common Place, 58th St. & Chester Ave.
• FEBRUARY 24: Harriet Tubman Comes to Heinz Refuge at Tinicum. 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Entrance through parking area off 58th St.) See article this issue for details and how to
Reenactment of life & heroic activities of Black American abolitionist and “conductor” on obtain a copy of the survey. Meeting Info: The Common Place at 267-275-8238 EXT 304
underground railway to free slaves. 8601 Lindbergh Blvd. Info: 215-365-3118 or www.fws.
gov/refuge/John_Heinz • MARCH 9: Volunteer Day - Bartram’s Garden 9:30 – 12:00 noon, Dress for outdoor
activities, if available bring work gloves. Under 18 years with adult. Info: 215-726-5281
• FEBRUARY 24: Bird Walk with expert Edie Parnum. 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Outdoors or register: Second-Saturday-Volunteer-Day-
appropriate clothing & footwear; Binoculars available on loan basis. Relaxed pace; flat 09Mar2019
surfaces. No Advance registration needed. Info:¬_heinz/visit/
upcomingevents.html • MARCH 12: Foster Parent Information Sessions (also March 19): 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.,
theVillage Preheim Center, 6517 Chester Ave., Info/Sign up: 215-730-2240 or email
• FEBRUARY 23: Enrichment Program for Students, K-12 (every Saturday Morning
through May). 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon, The Common Place, 58th St. & Chester Ave.
(Entrance through parking area off 58th St.) FREE, One-on-One tutoring, games, bible EMPLOYMENT – JOB & LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
study, art activities. Breakfast/Lunch provided. Details: Sharell Shippen mygcfucc@gmail.
com or info@thecommonplacephilly. • Free Evening Adult Education/GED Classes, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Tilden Middle School,
6601 Elmwood Ave. Information: 215-474-1235 ext. 200
• FEBRUARY 24: Outdoor Fireside Party – Bartram’s Garden: Open to All: 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Free drinks & fire-roasted snacks. 5:30pm: Drum Like Lady performs; 7:00 p.m. Orchestra • Free Adult Beginning Reading Classes continue, sponsored by the Friends of Kingsessing
2001 performs “Drums of Winter” by John Luther Adams! Info/register: https://2005. Library, at 51st and Chester. If you want to learn to read, or to teach with us, contact Adults Can Learn to Read at

• FEBRUARY 25: Public Meeting: “Clean & Green Advisory Board” To discuss reducing • Full Employment Services/MyPLACE: Expanded Job Center at Southwest CDC, 6328
litter & dumping in Southwest Phila. 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Myers Recreation Center, 58th St. & Paschall Ave. Free access to internet; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Info: cynthia@southwestcdc.
Kingsessing Ave. Sponsor: Mayor’s Zero Waste & Litter Cabinet, Nic Esposito, speaker/ org. or 215-729-0800
Info: Office of Couns. Kenyatta Johnson, 215-686-3412
• English Classes, sponsored by Center for Literacy, held at Southwest CDC, 6328 Paschall
• FEBRUARY 25: Dance for Health – Free & Open to All - Every Monday): 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Ave and Paschalville Library, 6942 Woodland Ave. (70th & Woodland). Info: 215-729-
Sponsored By Penn Nursing at The Common Place 58th & Chester Ave. (Parking entrance 0800 or or 267-419-7084.
off 58th St.) Refreshments. Info: Terri 215-898-2259
• Employment & Educational Resources: Mon/Wed. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tues/Thurs:
• FEBRUARY 27: Paschalville Library Book Club 4:00 p.m. Currently reading “children of 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Fri. 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. Paschalville Library, 6942 Woodland
Blood & Bone by Toni Adeyemi. Light refreshments: 7th St. & Woodland Ave. Info: Nyia Ave. (70th & Woodland); Info: Niema at 215-685-2662. Also:
• Affordable Internet Access & Computers for families, veterans, seniors: Comcast
• FEBRUARY 28: “Awakening the Natural Genius of The Black Child.” Deadline for Internet Essentials: $9.95/ month No Credit Check, no application fees, free hookup. www.
Papers, Presenters, Exhibitors at Spring 2019 Black Homeschooling and Child Care Expo
Expo: Info 267-784-4671 or email
14 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper February 22, 2018

OTHER COMMUNITY SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS • Small Business Loans: Join a Southwest “Affi nity Group Lending Circle” Loans, and
fi nancing coaching. or call 267-236.7000
• In-Home Family Services: Family Empowerment (FES) and Home Protective (IHPS)
services to strengthen and stabilize families and preventing children’s placement in • Amer. Red Cross: URGENT NEED: BLOOD/ VOLUNTEERS visit or
foster care. For families where DHS has determined that there is an active safety threat. call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
theVillage Preheim Center, 6517 Chester Ave. Call 215-730-2240 or email fostercare@

• Gateway to Re-Entry Weekly Community Meetings for returning citizens, 12:00 Noon,
Myers Rec. Center 58th & Kingsessing Ave. Jack was worried
• Outpatient Behavioral Health Services for individuals and families; behavioral therapy when he learned
for children, adolescents & adults, medication management, psychiatric services; trauma
focused treatment: theVillage, 6517 Chester Ave., (215) 730-2326, email outpatient@ he needed surgery, or visit website:
but the expert
• 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-
surgical care at
Mercy knocked
• Eastwick Family Services provides Home /Community and Companion services for his socks off.
individuals with intellectual disabilities. We also provide 6400 Residential Housing &
Home Care for the aging. For more information, please call us at (267) 634-6410 or visit
our website:”

• Foster Parent Information Sessions: Each month, the 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of the Month,
5:00 to 7:00 pm Location: theVillage Preheim Center located at 6517 Chester Ave. Call
215-730-2240 or email to sign up or for more information. Live better
with Mercy 1.877.GO MERCY |
• Rotary Club of Southwest Philadelphia-Eastwick: Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 a.m. To
confi rm location call 215-292-1254.or email Visitors welcome at
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital | Mercy Philadelphia Hospital | Nazareth Hospital

Own Your Own Home

Attend a
First Time Home Buyer
Saturday, March 16
Southwest CDC’s trained housing coun-
selors can help you if you are in foreclo- 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.
sure, received an ACT 91 letter from
your lender and even if you are just a
Southwest CDC
month or so behind on your payments. 6328 Paschall Ave.
You do not need to hire an attorney. Registration Fee: $35.00
You have Southwest CDC housing coun-
selors, pro bono attorneys and the ♦ Understand the home buying process
City’s Office of Housing and Community ♦ Understand the role of Credit/Savings
Development staff behind you. ♦ Take advantage of 1st Time Home
Call today to set up an appointment at Buyer Settlement Grants
729--0800 ♦ Loans: Availability & How to qualify
♦ Financing Options
Southwest Community Development Corp.
6328 Paschall Ave. Philadelphia PA 19142
Info: Phone Wydia: 215-729-0180
215729-0800 Or email
February 22, 2018 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 15

th 12 Police District Meetings
RENTAL MANAGEMENT 12 Police District Meetings
West, Southwest, Northeast, South Philadelphia & University City
215-727-1565 March, 2019


Monday, March 12
March, 2019
PSA 2 Meeting. Lt Butts
Paschalville Library, 7000 Woodland Ave.
6:30 - 7:30 p.m

5601 Chester Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19153

Real Estate Monday, March 12 March PSA
Tuesday, 13 2Captain’s
Meeting. Lt Meeting
Townhall Butts 6:30
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m
Since 1976 12th District, 6448 Woodland Ave (Woodland and 65th St.)
Licensed Broker Paschalville Library, 7000 Woodland Ave.
Tuesday, March 13 Community Meeting 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 13 6448Captain’s Townhall Meeting 6:00 p.m.

th th
12 District, Woodland Ave (Woodland and 65 St.)

12th District, 6448

March 13 Ave (Woodland
PSA 3 Meeting, Lt Galieand 65 th - 7:30 p.m
6:30 St.)
Myers Recreation Center. 58th & Kingsessing Ave.

Tuesday, March 13 March Community

Tuesday, 13 Meeting
PSA 4 Meeting, Lt. Kelly 6:00 p.m.
5:30 - 6:30
Kitchen Help Wanted
Self Inc. Outley House seeks:th p.m Kingsessing Library, 1201 S. 51st St.
12 District, 6448 Woodland Ave (Woodland and 65th St.)
4 Cooks (ServSafe Qualified – Full
Time, Weekends Involved)
2 Drivers (with current valid licences
& no record of suspensions)
Friday, March 15 PSA 1 Meeting, Lt Allen 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 13Supermarket

PSA 3Penrose
Meeting, Lt Galie
Ave Lindbergh Blvd6:30 - 7:30 p.m
Send résumés to: Shoprite Plaza, Island

Myers Recreation Center. 58th & Kingsessing Ave.

Overdose Awareness & Reversal Training Public Meeting:
Tuesday, March 13 PSA 4 Meeting, Lt. Kelly 5:30 - 6:30
Free Training Session on; Reducing Litter & st
p.m Kingsessing Library, 1201 S. 51 St.
“How to Reverse Effects of Opioid Overdose” Dumping in Southwest
Thursday, March 7 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 15 PSA 1 Meeting, Lt Allen 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by:
Monday February 25
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Shoprite Supermarket Penrose Plaza, Island Ave Lindbergh Blvd
The Philadelphia Department of Health Guest Speaker: Nic Esposito
Kingsessing Library, 1201 S. 51th Street Mayor Jim Kenney’s “Zero Waste & Litter Cabinet”
(between Kingsessing & Chester Aves.)
Hosted by City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson
The training will cover the use of naxalone in saving the lives of
overdose victims. Myers Recreation Center,
To register for the training visit: 58th Street and Kingsessing Avenue.
Note: walk-ins are welcome! For more information, phone Office of Councilman Johnson
For event information, call 215-685-2690 215-686-3412
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Open Monday to Saturday 215-726-7110
6340 Woodland Ave.

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