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Streets Department The Sailor Who Loved Take the Reusable 63rd Street Parking

Kicks Off 2019 Cleaning the Sea Bag Pledge! Lot Update
Season at PMBC Block Community Parking
Captain Rally African-American Naval Abandon the use of
Historian, James Forten plastic bags for when Lot located at 63rd &
More than 1,500 Block Woodland Avenue has
Captains and residents Dunbar is buried at Mt. shopping been officially reopened
attended the event. Moriah Cemetery. for public.



OPINION Litter? Not In Philly!

Campaign Expands To
First Muslim Woman in State House
Yard trees still available at SWCDC
PAGE 5 Southwest Philadelphia
Earned Income Tax Credits help families
12th Police Dist. Captain’s Corner
63rd St. & Woodland Parking Lot Update
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he PA Resource Council’s (PRC) west Philadelphia neighborhoods are munity. They want a clean, healthy
Litter? Not in Philly! project needed to join 1,300+ Philadelphia environment for their families and
is expanding to Southwest residents who have already commit- recognize the connection between
Philadelphia under the local banner of ted to weekly litter cleanups on blocks well-maintained blocks and economic
“Litter? Not in Southwest!” In partner- across the city. sustainability. “Feedback is very en-
Exclusive Home of Party Grits ship with the Southwest Community The kickoff presentation in January couraging,” according to Mark Har-
inspired by Chef Reeky Development Corporation (SWCDC), to the Southwest CDC Neighborhood rell, NAC Coordinator at Southwest
The Kitchen Magician PRC is bringing its Litter? Not In Advisory Committee was enthusiasti- CDC. “Our intention is to engage
6517 Elmwood Avenue Philly! on-line anti-litter block adop- cally received, connecting PRC with
215-921-9915 tion program to this diverse region residents in Southwest Philadelphia LITTER? NOT IN PHILLY!
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Rep. Johnson-Harrell installed as State Representative for 190th District

n a historic moment, Representa- on assault weapon and large capac-
tive Movita Johnson-Harrell was ity clips, and recognition that gun
installed as the first Muslim woman violence is one of the nation’s greatest
to be elected to our state legislature. health problems.
As she will represent the 190th District Now that the U.S. Supreme Court
part of which begins at Larchwood, has unanimously decided not to block
she is a neighbor to Southwest resi- the ban on bump-stock weapons im-
dents and will be working closely with posed by the President in response to
our House team all of whom share a the 2017 Las Vegas, Nevada, massacre
portion of our part of the city: Rep. and the killing of the Parkland Florida
Joanna McClinton, Rep. Marie Do- High School students. Perhaps now
natucci, Rep. Jordan Harris, and Rep. we can hope for some further laws
James Roebuck. that will protect us from these kinds of
The outstanding issue on which we scourges.
would expect Rep. Johnson-Harrell to According to Heading God’s Call
be champion is that of gun violence. anti-gun violence advocates, Rep.
We are confident that she will be com- Johnson-Harrell and her family have
mitted to the initiation and passage become extremely effective gun
of some common-sense gun control violence prevention advocates. Their
laws, including universal registration, entry into this crusade followed the
closing gun show loopholes, a ban tragic shooting of their son Charles

Representative Johnson-Harrell and her husband, Yancy, and two of their Grandchildren. Rep. Johnson-
Bringing “Good News” to our Community for over 70 years Harrell was installed as the first Muslim woman to be elected to the state legislature.
6328 Paschall Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19142 in January 2011. Spurred by Charles’ Harrell was installed. While Borowicz
Tel. No. 215-727-7777 Website:
Email: death, Movita and Yancy Johnson- mentioned the name of Jesus 13 times,
Harrell started the CHARLES Founda- to us, her message was clearly unchris-
The Southwest Globe Times is a publication of Southwest Community Development Corp.,
6328 Paschall Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19142. tion which has been at the forefront tian – and totally inappropriate to the
of public and private gun advocacy point of being hateful at that time.
6,000 copies are distributed free in Southwest Philadelphia bi-weekly on alternate Fridays action throughout our area to make We wish State Representative Movita
reaching the communities of Bartram Village, Kingsessing, Elmwood, Sherwood, Eastwick,
Paschall and Angora. our streets and public places safer. Johnson-Harrell every success in her
We were greatly affected by the way work on behalf of her nearby district
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Streets Department Kicks Off

2019 Cleaning Season at
PMBC Block Captain Rally Night
at Paschalville Library
Thursday, April 11, 2019
4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
70th Street and
Woodland Avenue

Let’s celebrate the start of

spring together at Paschalville
n Saturday, March 23 the missioner Carlton Williams. “Block
Philadelphia Streets Depart- Captains not only take responsibility Library! Join us for an evening
ment kicked off the 2019 and action against litter and trash of fun, helpful information,
cleaning season at the Philadel- on their blocks but many issues that
phia More Beautiful Committee’s negatively impact the quality of life and giveaways.
(PMBC) Annual Block Captain in their neighborhoods.” Residents
Rally. can visit the Streets Department
More than 1,500 Block Captains website to see this year’s PMBC • Face painting
and residents attended Saturday’s Clean Block Schedule and learn how
event. City officials acknowledged to participate in upcoming cleanup • Storytime for kids
their hard work and dedication to events. At the rally, more than 50
keeping their neighborhoods clean organizations and departments pro- • Refreshments
throughout the year. Attendees vided Block Captains with informa-
participated in resource workshops tion about going green and getting • Job Readiness Lab
and met with representatives from clean, post-secondary education
various City departments and or- opportunities and financial literacy. tours
ganizations. “Block captains fulfill Resource workshops were provided

Free. No sign-up required.

a unique role in shaping our neigh- by PMBC, Philadelphia Recycling
borhoods,” said Mayor Jim Kenney. Office, Office of Emergency Man-
“I am grateful for their efforts to agement, Philadelphia Fire Depart-
educate residents on everything
from block cleanups to proper
ment, Keep Philadelphia Beautiful,
and Philadelphia Water Department.
recycling. PMBC’s network of block The Rally concluded with a final
captains keeps us informed of issues push for Block Captains to recruit
requiring immediate attention and their neighbors, family, and friends Follow us on
positions us to be a more efficient to participate in the 12th Annual
and effective city government.” Philly Spring Cleanup on Saturday,
“The theme of this year’s rally is April 6. For more information

‘If you mean it, clean it!’ This theme about PMBC, visit https://www.
captures the essence of the work that by Nekludov

the block captains do by taking own- For more information about the THIS PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY THE INSTITUTE
ership and pride in their blocks and Philadelphia Streets Department, visit OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES
neighborhoods,” said Streets Com-
April 5, 2019 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 5

Yard Trees Meet Rotarian Cheryl Snipes Burkett, PhD

et a free yard tree! Each spring tree canopy coverage in every Phila-
(April to May) and fall (October delphia neighborhood. On Thursday, Cheryl Snipes Burkett, PhD is the
to November), TreePhilly works May 2, 2019, Southwest CDC located President of Southwest Philadelphia Eastwick
with community groups across Phila- at 6328 Paschall Avenue will be dis- Rotary Club. Cheryl is an Eastwick resident, a
delphia to distribute over 1,000 free yard tributing 25 yard trees from 4 pm to 6
trees through our Community Yard Tree pm. Note - Priority is for residents of graduate of Mitchell Elementary School, Tilden
Giveaway Program. Yard trees provided 19153, 19143, and 19142. Middle School and John Bartram High School.
through this program must be planted in If you have limited mobility and Cheryl currently works at theVillage at 65th &
the ground on private property in Phila- cannot pick up and plant your tree, we Chester Avenue.
delphia. Yard trees may not be planted in are offering a free delivery and plant-
Cheryl is the Senior Director of
a container or in the sidewalk or public ing service. Click here to find out more
right-of-way. OR call the TreePhilly office or email Community-Based (Behavioral / Mental Health Clinic, Child
This season, we’re continuing to our office and leave your name and Welfare programs, Community Development) Prevention
build on the success of our community address and we will mail you a paper Programs and Services. Cheryl came to the Club with a passion for
partnership model in order to better application. Number: 215 683 0217 community service projects and fundraisers to benefit Southwest
serve neighborhoods most in need Email: To regis-
of trees. Launched in response to the ter for a tree call Mark Harrell ASAP residents, and is committed to “Service Above Self”.
Office of Sustainability’s Greenworks
Plan, TreePhilly strives to reach 30%
at (215)-729-0804 or email mark@
Join Us on Wednesday at Rotary!
The Rotary Club of Southwest Philadelphia - Eastwick meets each
Wednesday from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. at the Southwest Senior
List of Available Trees at SWCDC Center, 6916 Elmwood Avenue. Join us!
Betula nigra - River birch 1
Nyssa sylvatica - Black gum 1
Quercus phellos - Willow oak 1
Ostrya virginiana - Hophornbeam 3
Chionanthus virginicus - White fringetree 3
Cornus kousa - Kousa dogwood 2
Cornus mas - Cornelian-cherry dogwood 0
Cercis canadensis - Eastern Redbud
2 My heart
Pyrus pyrifolia ‘Shinseiki’ - Asian Pear
Pyrus communis ‘Harrow Sweet’ - European Pear
2 skipped
a beat.
Prunus persica var. nectarina - Nectarine 5
Prunus salicina - Plum 3

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and the City’s Division of Housing and throughout the year
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Mon & Tue 12pm-6:00pm the following documents for you,
Creek, the Philadelphia Airport, plication, contact Mark Harrell, NAC
Schuylkill River and Baltimore Coordinator at 215-729-0804 or mark@ Wed & Thu 10am-2pm; your spouse, and anyone you are
Avenue). Sat 9am-2pm claiming as a dependent.
Philadelphia Water Department WEST PHILADELPHIA
Current driver’s license, state ID,
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New Shut-off Policy 59 N 60th St, Phila, PA 19139 Authorization card

Tue & Thu 9am-7pm by appoint- Birth dates for all household members
o you have unpaid water bills that $150 for customers not enrolled—can
ment only - call 215-557-8484 SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
piled up over the winter? The have their water shut off as soon as the
best way to avoid having your date listed at the top of the notice. As we Sat 9am-12pm SS card (or other Social Security
water at home shut off, and avoid deal- adopt this new policy, we want to make document with full SSN on it)
ing with fees and headaches, is simple: sure customers know that our assistance CHOP West
4865 Market St Philadelphia, PA INCOME
get in touch with us! During the colder programs have grown to help more
W-2 and 1099 forms for income,
months, we do not shut off most residen- people than ever. These programs can 19139
pensions or Social Security, or
tial customers if they fall behind on their help customers who have low income, are Tue & Thu 5pm-7pm; Unemployment received in 2018
bill because doing so could also cause the seniors, or experience a special hardship Sat 9am - 3pm Last year’s tax return (if available)
heat to stop working. While that keeps that makes it difficult to pay their water
our customers safe, it can also lead to a bills. Don’t get shut off – get help! ParkWest Town Center (formerly CHILDCARE
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Unlike in past years, we will now only important to apply for help right away. 1575 N 52nd Street, Phila, PA
Social Security Number or Employer
send one notice warning customers Thanks to a new program and City 19131 Identification Number of the provider
that their water will be shut off due to Council’s efforts, many customers can Tue & Thu 10am-7pm
non-payment – and some customers are now get help based on their household Wed 10am-5pm; Sat 10am-3pm EDUCATION
already getting their one-and-only shutoff income - even those who didn’t qualify in -T form for any college/ trade
notice in the mail. Why the change? the past. With the new Tiered Assistance school expenses paid
Customer advocates encouraged the Program (TAP), anyone struggling to State Rep Margo Davidson Office MEDICAL
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multiple notices are confusing and con- New options like help for those with a 1500 Garrett Rd Upper Darby, PA Total all expenses plus bills/receipts
tribute to non-payment of bills and loss of special hardship may be for you. Get in for medicine and doctor’s visits as
water services. touch now and don’t wait until you’re backup
The new one-notice policy means cus- behind or get shut off! Wed 5-7pm & Sat 10am-2pm
tomers with two or more unpaid monthly For more information or to apply for By Appointment Only: Call 610-259 HOME
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enrolled in our assistance programs and chall Avenue, 215 729-0804.
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EITC Provides Tax Break for Low Income Taxpayers

he Earned Income Tax Credit credit self-employed. dency, relationship and joint return
(EITC) benefits low income • Those who do their own taxes can • Filers may be married or single. rule.
people and families. The credit use IRS Free File to claim EITC. Free • Taxpayers can be with or without • Filers who don’t have children must
can lower the tax someone owes the brand-name software will figure out qualifying children. also meet the age, residency and
IRS or mean a refund for the taxpayer. taxes and the credit automatically. • A child must have lived with the dependency rules.
Taxpayers can do these things to • Free Tax Preparation is available at taxpayer for more than six months • Members of the U.S. military serving
determine if they qualify for the EITC Ebenezer Baptist Church in 2018. in a combat zone have special rules
and make claiming it easier: • Saturday, April 6 and 13 - 9:30 • The child must meet the age, resi- that may apply.
Review their eligibility: a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
• Taxpayers must have earned income • Tuesday, April 9 - 1:30 to 7:30 p.m.
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• Taxpayers must file a federal (IRS) • Taxpayers who are married and file a
tax return claiming the credit even separate return don’t qualify for the
if no tax is due and filing a return is EITC.
not otherwise required. • Filers must have a valid Social
• Even if they didn’t qualify for the Security number for themselves,
EITC in the past, filers should re- their spouse and any qualifying child
view EITC eligibility if their house- listed on their tax return.
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A Historical Diverse Installation

By: Rev. Dr. Cassandra Graves, Minister Grace Hwangof the First
Assistant Pastor of Evelyn Graves Korean Baptist Church of Philadel-
Ministries Church phia, has demonstrated compassion

for God’s diverse community for
multicultural group of two decades both locally and internation-
hundred family and friends ally. “Grace publicly and privately
from Hawaii, Virginia, Chester, acknowledged the urgency of her for-
Delaware, New Jersey, and PA wit- mal ordination and entering the call”
nessed the first diverse official installa- stated Dr. Graves. Bishop Grannum
tion of Korean born Minister Grace M. provided a motivating lecture entitled
Hwang on Sunday, March 17th. This “When God Challenges and Elevates
historical ordination commenced dur- His Servant.”
ing Women’s History Month under the Assistant Pastor Dr. Graves stated
beautiful stain glass windows of Evelyn that this momentous occasion is
Graves Ministries Church in Yeadon. significant for numerous reasons : “1. commencing during Women’s History Vicinity and the Friendship Council of
Those on the Dias included Phila- This location, was “formerly Yeadon Month.” USA.
delphia Councilman David Oh, Bishop Community Center; 2. Since 1990 is Minister Grace and her husband Evelyn Graves Drama Productions
C. Milton Grannum of New Covenant own and operated by Evelyn Graves Rev. Dr. Peter Hwang help strategize of Southwest Philadelphia has provid-
Church, and Rev. Dr. Alyn Waller of Ministries Church (mostly an African and executed nearly twelve cultural ed cultural perseverance as Friendship
Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church. Rev. Dr. American membership congrega- and civic group engagements to Korea Ambassadors since 1994. Minister
Cassandra Graves, Assistant Pastor of Ev- tion) under the pastoral guidance of 7000 miles for global reconciliation Grace M. Hwang now in her sixties
elyn Graves Ministries Church, graciously Rev. Dr. Evelyn Graves; 3. licensing a with communities of color supported will provide active spiritual guidance
orchestrated the installation activities. Korean American mother of five; 4. by Philadelphia Black Clergy and to Songo Church in Seoul Korea.

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The Sailor Who Loved the Sea

By Sam Ricks In 1832, Seaman Dunbar found

himself “on the beach,” unemployed at
o Naval historians, one of the Valparaiso, Chile and decided to enlist
best known “Jack Tars” of the in the US Navy aboard the frigate
Age of Sail was James Forten Potomac, serving 13 months. On his
Dunbar, of Philadelphia. next three voyages, he circumnavi-
Born July 1, 1799, to William Dun- gated the world as a seaman aboard
bar and Abigail Forten, James was also the frigates Peacock, John Adams, and
the nephew of Philadelphia sailmaker Constellation. During his long Navy
and abolitionist James Forten, who career, Seaman Dunbar would also
served the United States as a sailor serve aboard the Navy’s flagship, the
aboard the privateer Royal Louis dur- frigate Constitution.
ing the Revolutionary War. Declining health had finally taken
Dunbar first “followed the sea” at its toll on Seaman Dunbar and he
the age of 11 when he signed up for was admitted to the Naval Asylum at
his “Seaman’s Certificate” in July 1810. Grays Ferry on October 3, 1856. But
This certificate identified him as an this wasn’t Dunbar’s final chapter.
American and helped him to avoid the He got bored at the Asylum and four
impressment into the British Navy,. times slipped away to re-enlist in the
During his early career in the mer- Navy to serve in combat during the
chant marine, Dunbar served aboard Civil War. James F. Dunbar died on
several “fast” merchant ships hauling November 26, 1870, and is buried
cargo to China and returning to the at Mount Moriah Cemetery’s Naval
US and Britain with imported tea. In Asylum Plot.
1822, James F. Dunbar married Mary Dunbar’s life was summed up
Welsh in Philadelphia and raised two best by Naval Historian Christopher
children. His family back home was McKee who dubbed him, “The sailor
evident by the tattoos on his forearms. who loved the sea.”
10 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper COMMUNITY NEWS April 5, 2019

Attention Community Leaders!

A Paid Career Exposure Opportunity for Youth this Summer

OACOP wants to know wheth-
er families in Southwest are
interested in having any ris-
ing 8th graders or young people age
16 – 24 sign up for its career exposure
program this summer. For the right
youth, the program based at Tilden
Middle School, Elmwood Avenue and
66th Street, acts in the same way as
other paid summer jobs – but with
the added benefit of career planning
guidance and other benefits, plus the
sense of community and fellowship in
of being a program participant. This young lady, a rising 8th grader, will be busy
Additionally, YOACAP is seeking this summer at the career exposure program at
community organizations to partner Tilden Middle School being organized by YOACOP –
and she will earn some nice spending money, too!
in that program by acting as work-
sites for the youth. For instance, they ing at $7.25 to work a minimum of 20
are looking for businesses, agencies hours per week.
and groups such as medical facilities, Anyone knowing such young people
lawyers, realtors, childcare facilities, – who consider themselves as possible
schools, elected officials, veterinarians, candidates for the program – contact
and the like which could provide a Derwood Beale of YOACAP by phone
work environment for the age group in at 215.851.1834 or 215.778.4455 (Cell)
question. (16-24 years of age). or email the name and phone number
YOACOP will pay the youth start- of the person to

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Captain Scott Drissel #99 THERE ARE
new ways HIV?

Learn about PrEP & PEP
ello! We had a great month in the 12th District
and are still trending in the right direction. Violent
They may be just what you need! PrEP vs PEP
crime is continuing to decrease through the strong Contact
relationship between the 12th District and our commu- Neighborhood United
PrEP stands for PEP stands for
nity! @ 215-724-7430
Pre-Exposure Post-Exposure
Operation Pinpoint continues to expand in the 12th

Prophylaxis Prophylaxis
District. Our officers are out there and working hard for neighborhood
Southwest Philadelphia. During the month of March, united It means taking It means taking
through the diligent and hard work of our officers, we
seized 10 firearms off the streets of our district! Remember, antiretroviral antiretroviral
if you have any tips you would like to provide us, even if medicines (ART) medicines (ART)
you wish to remain anonymous, please call 215-686-TIPS BEFORE being AFTER being
or call the district itself at 215-686-3120.
There was a great turnout at our first movie night for COLOURS
potentially potentially
the children at the 12th District and a great time was had exposed to HIV to exposed to HIV to
@ 215-832-0100
by all! We will be having more throughout the spring and prevent prevent becoming
For more information related
summer, so stay tuned for further dates.
to these medical breakthroughs!!! becoming infected. infected.
As a gentle reminder, the weather is getting nicer and
children will want to be outside playing. Incaution in
your driving and pay attention to Philadelphia’s curfew for
A BRIGHTER AND PrEP has been shown to reduce HIV
juveniles. Please see the photograph below for details. HEALTHIER FUTURE IS
My next town hall meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, infection by up to 92% in people who engage
April 9th at 6:00 PM at the 12th District. Please come out, in high risk behaviors.
as we are actively looking for new block captains and we
have a guest speaker scheduled to discuss overcoming ad-
PEP: If you are HIV negative (-) and may
have been exposed to HIV, PEP can help to
stop HIV before it infects your body. To be
effective, PEP must begin within 72 hours
of exposure.
5214 Woodland Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Phone: 215-724-7430
Fax: 215-729-1995
Providing quality services
to the community since 1988 The COLOURS Organization, Inc.
Neighborhood United is a program partner of the 1211 Chestnut Street, Suite 910
Urban Affairs Coalition and funded by the Philadelphia, PA 19107
City of Philadelphia’s Department of
Public Health, AIDS Activities Coordinating Office.
12 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper COMMUNITY NEWS April 5, 2019

April is National 63rd Street Parking Lot Update

Social Security Month
Darlynda Bogle, • Change your address;
Acting Assistant • Check the status of your Social Secu-
Deputy Commissioner rity application; and

• Get a Social Security 1099 form
t’s National Social Security Month (SSA-1099).
and this year we’re highlighting For over 80 years, Social Security has
some of the time-saving features of worked to meet the changing needs of
the my Social Security account. Once the American public. Today, you can
you create an account, you’ll see that apply for retirement, disability, and
we already have your work history Medicare benefits online, as well as
and secure information to estimate take care of other business.
what you could receive once you start Knowledge is power. You care about

collecting benefits. With your per- your friends’ and family’s future, so
sonal my Social Security account, you encourage them to create a my Social he community parking lot spaces. In addition to paying at two
can also: Security account. Celebrate National located at 63rd & Woodland Av- kiosks, patrons can also make payment
• Request a replacement Social Secu- Social Security Month by learning enue has been officially reopened through the Parking Authority’s mobile
rity card; what you can do online anytime, for public use. Among other struc- payment app, meterUP. The parking fee
• Set up or change direct deposit; anywhere. For more information, go to tural upgrades, the newly renovated is $1.00 per hour from 8:00 AM to 6:00
• Get a proof of income letter; lot boasts 70 newly striped parking PM Monday through Saturday.

Take the Reusable Bag Pledge!

Stop using plastic bags!
They’re here!
They’re there!
everywhere! Every
day you see the
discarded plastic
bags blowing down
our streets and
back alleys – and
here into our trees!
Eventually, most of
them they wind up
in our landfills, but
a huge percentage
contaminate our
rivers and finally
the oceans.

he Mural Arts Program (MAP) Philadelphians use over 865 million
is urging Philadelphians to plastic bags each year, many of which
make this simple promise: end up on our streets, in our water-
“I pledge to use reusable shopping ways, and fluttering from trees, ac-
bags at the grocery store and for cording to MAP. Each bag is used for
everything else I purchase.” an average of 12 minutes, but its effects
Shoppers take the pledge online at: linger much longer. Reusable bags are a common-sense
emy-gathering-3/ alternative to single-use plastic bags
The Mural Arts Trash Academy is and help foster a culture of sustainabil-
working to reduce the amount of plas- ity and care for our environment and
tic bags in our streets and in our waste our communities. For more informa-
stream by choosing recycled bags over tion and updates, visit Mural Arts
plastic ones. online:
April 5, 2019 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 13

• APRIL 6: Dine with the Docs “Dealing with Hip and Knee Arthritis, • APRIL 10: 12th District Police Service Area #3 Meeting, 6:30 p. m.
Mercy Fitzgerald Hosp. 6:00 p.m. 1500 Lansdown Ave. More details: See Meyers Recreation Center, 58th & Kingsessing Avenue. Learn what’s
advertisement, this issue. happening in your area. Info: Lt. Galie

• APRIL 6: Community Gathering – Kingsessing Library: “Coalition to • APRIL 10: Read with a Wildlife Ranger at Paschalville Library:
Save the Libraries, 10 Years Later” 2:00 p.m., Join neighbors at a panel dis- 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Nature stories and crafts Free and no registration need-
cussion to review how residents came together ten years ago to save our librar- ed! 70th St. & Woodland Ave. Info: (215) 685-2662
ies from being closed – and what is needed today! 1201 S 51st St. (between
Kingsessing & Chester Aves.) Info. 215-685-2690 • APRIL 11: Community Night – Paschalville Library (No sign-up –
All Families are Welcome! 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. 70th Street and Woodland
• APRIL 6: Enrichment Program for Students, K-12 (every Saturday Ave., FREE Face painting, story time for kids; refreshments; Job Readi-
Morning through May). 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon, The Common Place, 58th St. ness Lab tour.
& Chester Ave. (Entrance off 58th St.) FREE, One-on-One tutoring, games,
bible study, art activities. Breakfast/Lunch provided. Details: Sharell Ship- • APRIL 11: Weight Loss, Nutritious Eating & Healthy Dieting Clas-
pen, ses (FREE) Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. 12:00 Noon, Henderson
Room, 501 S 54th St. Keeping weight OFF! (Also, April 25) Info:
610.237.3641 or visit
• APRIL 6 & 7: Birding at Heinz Wildlife Refuge (Also April 13 & 14):
8:00 – 10:00 am. Meet by visitor center, walk at a relaxed paced on flat surfac- • APRIL 11 – 14: Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic (8 perfor-
es. Wear comfortable shoes & dress in layers. Binoculars available on loaned mances) at Liacouras Center, Temple Univ. 1776 N Broad St. Tickets:
at front desk. No registration required. 8601 Lindbergh Blvd. Info: Phone: (215) 204-2400 or visit
• APRIL 13: Volunteer Day - Bartram’s Garden 9:30 – 12:00 noon,
• APRIL 6: “Literacy Lab” Reading Help for grade 1-3 children (Also Dress for outdoor activities, bring work gloves. Under 18 years with adult.
April 13 and 27) Help kids to progress more rapidly (FREE): 12:00 & 2:00 Info: 215-726-5281 or register: Sec-
p.m. (2 sessions) Kingsessing Library, 1201 S 51st St. (between Kingsessing & ond-Saturday-Volunteer-Day
Chester Aves.) Info. 215-685-2690 • APRIL 13: Bartram High School Alumni Meeting (2nd Sat.) 9:30 . -
11:00 a.m., Bethany Baptist Ch.5747 Warrington Avenue (entrance is on
• APRIL 6: Nature Hour at Heinz Refuge “Nature Tots” 10:00 – 11:00 58th St.)
am. Children ages 3-5 & adult explore nature with a refuge ranger! story-times, • APRIL 13: Enrichment Program for Students, K-12 9:00 a.m. –
crafts, hikes, more! 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Registration required. 12:00 Noon, The Common Place, 58th St. & Chester Ave. (See info under
Email: April 6, above, for more details)
• APRIL 13: Monthly Stewardship Clean Up Day – Heinz National
• APRIL6: Good Morning Yoga - Kingsessing Library (and every first Wildlife Refuge: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon. Wear appropriate work
Saturday) , 10:30 amA free community yoga class, made possible by the gen- clothes, gloves, boots and hats. 8601 Lindbergh Blvd. Info:
erous support of Studio 34. Beginner-friendly. Yoga mats provided. 1201 S.
51st Street (215) 685-2690
• APRIL 13: DCVA Stream Clean-Up at Cobbs Creek - Blue Bell
• APRIL 8: Dance for Health – Free & Open to All ( Every Monday): Tavern 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (7303 Woodland Ave.) VOLUNTEERS
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Sponsored By Penn Nursing at The Common Place 58th & ARE NEEDED, Supplies provided, Bring sturdy shoes, long pants, and
Chester Ave. (Parking off 58th St.) Refreshments. Info: Terri 215-898-2259 friends.
• APRIL 15: SRUCOS Phundraising Night at the Phillies: 7:05pm.
• APRIL 9: Foster Parent Information Sessions (also April 16): 5:00 to Please join SRUCOS Night Out at the Phillies Game. All tickets $15:00.
7:00 p.m., theVillage Preheim Center, 6517 Chester Ave., Sign up: 215-730- Reservations 484-463-7134 or email with
2240 or email questions. Proceeds benefit people diagnosed with breast cancer.
14 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper April 5, 2019

• April 16: The Art Of Nature Kingsessing Library 4:00 p.m. Bartram’s • APRIL 24: 12h District Police Service Area #4 Meeting, 6:30 p.m
Garden Educators will help you create a botanical illustration in watercolor.. Kingsessing Library, 1201 South 51st Street. Learn what’s happening in your
Learn about artist William Bartram. 1201 S. 51st Street (215) 685-2690 area. Info: Lt. Kelly
• APRIL 16: 12th District Police Service Area #1 Meeting, 6:30 p. m. • MAY 11: Bartram High School Alumni Meeting (2nd Saturday) 9:30
ShopRite Supermarket Community Room, Penrose Plaza, Island Ave. Learn a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Bethany Baptist Church 5747 Warrington Avenue
what’s happening in your area. Info: Lt. Allen (entrance on 58th St.)
• April 16: 12th District Police Service Area #2Meeting, 6:00 p. m Pas-
chalville Library, 70th & Woodland Avenue. Learn what’s happening in your Job Available: Environmental Education Specialist - Heinz Wildlife Ref-
uge: Over 18 with HS diploma or GED. SW candidates encouraged to ap-
area. Info: Lt. Butts
ply. or 267-969-3204. Apply: http://
• APRIL 17: Bartram High School Alumni Assoc. Wall of Fame Induc-
tion Ceremony 10:45 a.m. Bartram High. 2401 S. 67th St. Five students 00726392
and one teacher being honored. Info: Bernard Diggs, jr, diggsber- Free Evening Adult Education/GED Classes, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Tilden Middle School, 6601 Elmwood Ave. Information: 215-474-1235 ext. 200

• APRIL 17: Free Legal Advice – Phila, Bar Association’s LegalLine Free Adult Beginning Reading Classes continue, sponsored by the Friends
(Including TAX LAW) 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Phila. residents (Also, low rate of Kingsessing Library, at 51st and Chester. If you want to learn to read, or to
referrals weekdays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Call: (215) 238-6333) teach with us, contact Adults Can Learn to Read at https://
• APRIL 20: Health and Wellness Resource Fair 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm.
Meyers Recreation Center 58th & Kingsessing Avenue. Asthma Prevention, Full Employment Services/MyPLACE: Expanded Job Center at Southwest
Dental, Behavioral Health, Foster Care & Kinship Services, Mighty Writers CDC, 6328 Paschall Ave. Free access to internet; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. In-
fo: 215-729-0800
South, Reentry Information, Employment Opportunities, Financial Advice.
• APRIL 23: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Candidates Forum - Kingsessing Library. English Classes, sponsored by Center for Literacy, held at Southwest
CDC, 6328 Paschall Ave and Paschalville Library, 6942 Woodland Ave.
The 51st Democratic Ward & Kingsessing Fifth Div. Community of Neigh-
(70th & Woodland). Info: 215-729-0800 or or
bors present a forum for candidates for Council At-Large seats in the Demo- 267-419-7084.
cratic primary election, May 21. Learn where candidates stand on key issues

We send our condolences to City Councilman

at-Large David Oh on the passing of his Mother,
Mrs. Za Yung Oh on March 29, 2019. . She
was a couple years shy of 100. Southwest
Philadelphia was home to Mrs. Oh since 1963,
until her death where Councilman Oh and his
wife continue to raise their 4 children, today,
The Services for Mrs. Oh are 10:00 am on
Friday, April 5, 2019 at the First Presbyterian
Korean Church, 5842 Hoffman Street, 19143.
April 5, 2019 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 15

LITTER? NOT IN PHILLY! Community Cans Trash Receptacle

CONTINUES FROM PAGE 1 Partnership Program, Philadelphia’s
Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet, Keep
block captains, students, churches, Philadelphia Beautiful, Ban the
businesses and residents in a commu- Bag, and Earth Day. Residents of
nity-wide process where we all take
responsibility and pride in making
Southwest will have the opportunity
to match these efforts with other RENTAL MANAGEMENT
sure that Southwest Philadelphia stays resources available in order to cre- West, Southwest, Northeast, South Philadelphia & University City
litter-free.” The goal is to change the
behavior of people who don’t think
ate a more beautiful environment
in which to live, work and play. We
twice about throwing their trash on to
the street.
Litter? Not In Southwest!” joins
need everyone to participate in this
movement. For more information
about these programs and how to get
several other local initiatives to involved or to sign up, Contact: Mark 5601 Chester Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19153
combat litter and short dumping in Harrell at 215 729-0804 or mark@ Real Estate
this section of the city, such as the Since 1976
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Civic Design Review (CDR) cases. In subject property, according to the Of-
effect, this bill adds to the list of nearby fice of Property
properties requiring notification. In Assessment’s property information.
addition to properties within a 250 ft. For some properties the new require-
radius of the target property, applicants ment won’t result in additional address-
must now also notify all of the proper- es, but in cases where it does, the tool on
ties on both sides of the same “block” as the city website captures the additional
the subject property.A block is defined properties and adds them to the list.
in the bill as the other properties on the For more information or to access the
same hundred-block as the property, tool visit ttps://
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