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Candidates Night in Planet Fitness – Free Top Teachers Take D-5 US Rep.

Mary Gay
Kingsessing Features Summer Exercise Time to Train Students Scanlon Celebrates
Mayoral Hopefuls Program for Youth at Mitchell Earth Day at Heinz
Sen. Anthony Williams Staff to help develop a Teacher finds it Scanlon pitched in with
and Alan Butkovitz regimen that will fit each important that his all the other volunteers
speaks to hundreds young person students see a positive to clean the wetlands
role model and creek



Save Disposal of Controlled Rx Drugs
Earth Day sparks Darby Creek Clean-up
Free books for all at Kingsessing Rec
Weatherization of homes by Southwest CDC
Behavioral Health is focus at Myers Rec
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City-Wide Street Clean Up

Kicks Off in Southwest
Gathered on a Southwest corner are City dignitaries to celebrate the Kick Off of the City-wide street clean-up campaign. (left to right): City Managing Director
Brian Abernathy, Donna Henry and Lucie Dyemkouma of Southswest CDC, Mayor Jim Kenney, Lorraine Thomas of Southwest CDC, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson,
Councilwoman and Jannie Blackwell.

By Jackson Adams will target six neighborhoods rang- The areas in Southwest that will be
Exclusive Home of Party Grits

ing from Southwest Philadelphia to covered are from Woodland Avenue to
inspired by Chef Reeky n Tuesday, April 16th, city Kensington. Present for the South- Kingsessing Avenue, and 49th street to
The Kitchen Magician officials, including Mayor west kick off were City Managing Cemetery Avenue.
6517 Elmwood Avenue Jim Kenney, announced the Director Brian Abernathy, Council-
215-921-9915 launch of a mechanical street clean- man Kenyatta Johnson and Council- CITY-WIDE STREET CLEAN UP
Sun: 8 am —3:30 pm ing pilot program. The program woman Jannie Blackwell. CONTINUES ON PAGE 5
Mon: Closed
Tues—Sat: 8 am — 10 pm
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Lively Candidates Night Anticipates Competitive Primary

order in which they signed in. “It was
MAY 21 a tribute to the residents that almost all
of them patiently waited to hear every

one of the candidates.” But of course,
hirty–five candidates for public the wonderful catered supper at the end
office in the May 21 Primary of the evening may have influenced the
Election braved rainy weather attendees to stick around.
to tell about their qualifications and The forum was capably emceed by
priorities to over 100 local residents Barry Smith and Kevin Horne who
at Kingsessing Recreation Center on handled the difficult task of holding
Friday evening, April 26. As it has for speakers to their allotted 3 minutes
the past 14 years, the gathering was – albeit with several notable failures.
sponsored and run by Southwest Phila- They were also frequently required to
delphia District Services with support remind residents to keep their questions
from Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell. concise – rather than making speeches
“We were really pleased with the themselves. Kevin Horne is Events and
turnout of both candidates and lo- Activities Facilitator for SWPDS.
cal residents,” confided Mike Ross, Present were two of the candidates State Sen. Anthony Williams also on the
At the SWPDS Candidates Night, Alan Butkovitz, Democratic ballot Tuesday, May 21, in hopes of
president of SW District Services, who who are running in the Democratic former City Controller, explains to SW residents unseating current Mayor Kenney. At left is Barry
noted that to assure fairness the orga- Primary to unseat current Mayor why he is running in the Democratic Primary Smith who introduced the candidates for host SW
nizers strictly adhered to the practice James Kenney. Both Alan Butkovitz Election to replace Mayor Jim Kenney. Philadelphia District Services
of having the office seekers speak in the and State Sen. Anthony Hardy Wil- liams outlined what they felt were the to serve. He was a candidate for gover-
failings of the Kenney administration, nor in the 2010 Democratic Primary,
focusing on schools, safety against finishing third with almost 20 percent
violence, unfair housing assessments of the vote. He is a strong advocate
and the condition of the city streets. for the fair funding of schools state-
They both answered a wide range of wide and has backed the expansion of
questions from residents. charter schools. A major concern as
Bringing “Good News” to our Community for over 70 years
Butkovitz graduated from Overbrook mayor would be the negative impact
6328 Paschall Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19142 High School, Temple University and of gentrification on renters and elderly
Tel. No. 215-727-7777 Website:
Email: Temple Law School and served 15 years homeowners.
as a State Representative for the 174th Incumbent Mayor James “Jim”
The Southwest Globe Times is a publication of Southwest Community Development Corp.,
6328 Paschall Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19142. District. In the state House, he was Kenney, raised in South Philadelphia,
active on issues involving education graduated from La Salle University and
6,000 copies are distributed free in Southwest Philadelphia bi-weekly on alternate Fridays and taxes. He was elected City Control- served on the City Council for 23 years
reaching the communities of Bartram Village, Kingsessing, Elmwood, Sherwood, Eastwick,
Paschall and Angora. ler from 2005 to 2016 during which before succeeding Mayor Mike Nutter
he fought waste and corruption in city in 2016. His signature acts as Mayor
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any advertising or
opinions submitted. Publisher assumes no responsibility for errors made except to reprint government. His agenda as mayor have been the initiation of the Sugared
that portion of any ad having an error. Display & classified rates are available on request. would be cleaner, well-repaired streets, Beverage Tax and his declaration of
Advertisers: Please check your ads after each publication: Globe Times is responsible only
improved public safety, and financial Philadelphia as a “sanctuary city” in
for the first time an ad appears. stability and he would cap assessments opposition to President Trump’s use
on low-income and senior housing. of ICE agents in dealing with undocu-
The views expressed on the Opinion page solely represent the views of the author & do not
reflect those of the Southwest Globe Times or its management. Sen. Williams grew up in West mented immigrants. The “Soda Tax” is
Philadelphia, attended both Anderson designed to help children benefit from
Executive Director: Donna Henry
Publisher: Mark Harrell
and Mitchell Elementary schools and quality Pre-K education and reduce the
Editor: Steve Kuzmicki graduated from Franklin and Marshall sugary beverage intake.
Design/Layout: Ronald Abella College. He represented the 191st The balance of candidates hope to
Reporters: Shaketia Sills, Cynthia Ryant, Ted Behr
Sales Associates: Jackson Adams, Lucie Dyemkouma District in the state House from 1989 serve as city court judges, at-large
to 1998, following which he succeeded
Visit us on his father Hardy Williams as a State LIVELY CANDIDATES
Senator in which position he continues CONTINUES ON PAGE 14
May 3, 2019 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 3

Disposing of Controlled FREE ASSISTANCE

Substances (Prescription Drugs) FOR JOB SEEKERS
4. Visit an alternative government We will assist you with:
website:,, • Résumé and cover letter writing, • Internet access • Basic computer and job-seeking skills
By Ted Behr EPA: • Employment and education resources

5. Visit https://apps.deadiversion.
f you missed National Drug Take for a
Back Day on April 27, here are drop-off location near you.
some unofficial hints that may be 6. If no drug labeling and no prescrip-
useful to you year around. tion drug take-back is available:
Unused or expired prescription a. Remove the medicine from its
medications are a public safety issue, original container
leading to potential accidental poison- b. Scratch out all identifying infor-
ing, misuse, and overdose. Proper and mation on the prescription label
timely disposal of unused drugs in the c. Mix it with an undesirable
home saves lives! Proper drug disposal substance, such as used coffee
protects the environment. Do not grounds or kitty litter.
share your prescription drugs. Here d. Place the mixture in a sealable
are some informal but useful sugges- bag or other container & place in
tions regarding disposal. trash bag
e. Do not flush down a toilet unless
Drug Disposal Guidelines (i) permitted by local law, or (ii)
1. Check the prescription drug label label instructions direct you to
and follow any specific disposal do so.
instructions. IMPORTANT: THESE ARE IN- Two locations
2. Consult with your registered phar- FORMAL SUGGESTIONS, DO
3. Visit the Drug Enforcement (DEA) OR LABEL OR PHARAMACY IN- Mon & Wed 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mon - Fri
website ( or STRUCTIONS. ALWAYS USE COM- Tues & Thurs 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
call (800) 882-9539 MON SENSE. Fri & Sat 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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MAY 6-10
BY MAY 31, 2019 | 215-400-4290

Men and women are welcome to Mercy

Fitzgerald Hospital’s free breast and prostate cancer
screening and education event.
Light refreshments, free health information, giveaways
and informative lectures with breast surgeon Karen Kish,
MD, and urologist Noah May, DO.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

1500 Lansdowne Avenue, Darby, PA 19023

Medical Science Building, Rooms A-E

The first 12 women to
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Call 1.877.GO MERCY (1.877.466.3729) to reserve your spot.
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CITY-WIDE STREET CLEAN UP broom cleaning, as well as backpack

CONTINUES FROM PAGE 1 and hand-held blowers, officials said.
At a separate news conference,
“Watching our city get dumped on Streets Commissioner Carlton Wil-
day after day seriously burns me up,” liams encouraged residents to move
Mayor Kenney said in a statement. their vehicles, although it is not re-
“It is the reason why I have fought to quired. “We understand residents are
bring back a residential mechanical challenged with moving their vehicles
sweeping program.” in areas that are densely populated,”
The pilot program will run weekly Williams said, “Some residential areas
from April through November and are tight, and finding parking spots
will include the use of mechanical- can be challenging.

Your health. Our mission.

If you have both Medicare and Medicaid,
join the plan that cares about you. For
information on Keystone First VIP Choice
and other options for your health care,
call 1-855-241-3648 (TTY 711),
seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Keystone First VIP Choice is a health
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We are in Bucks, Chester, Delaware,
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Keystone First VIP Choice is an HMO-SNP

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Enrollment in Keystone First VIP Choice
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TreePhilly Helps Green & Beautify Southwest

By Ted Behr cooperation with the Friends of

Heinz Wildlife Refuge (FOHR), the
s part of the local Earth Day management of Heinz NWR, and
celebration at Heinz National the Eastwick Friends and Neighbors
Wildlife Refuge, TreePhilly Coalition.
distributed yard trees to 42 families in In anticipation of the fall 2019
the greater Southwest area. tree giveaway, visit http://treephilly.
According to Erica Smith Fichman, org/s19trees/ to look at pictures of
TreePhilly Program Manager, there the various types of trees that might
are a number of varieties of large trees be available, view their appearance,
like the River Birch, Black Gum, and growth patterns, and designs of
Willow Oak. how the should be placed relative to
Trees add more than beauty and buildings, and how they should be
shade to a neighborhood, asserted cared for.
arborist Smith Fichman. They are Heinz Refuge has great spring and
vital to our environment, generat- summer nature programs for the
ing the oxygen we breathe, con- entire family, plus many volunteer
serve water, reduce flooding risks, opportunities. It is located at 8601
preserve the soil, and support Lindbergh Blvd. and can be reached
wildlife. at or 215- TreePhilly Program Specialist Jach Braunstein instructs happy new tree owners in the proper planting and
The giveaway was arranged in 365-3118. care for the free tree they received at the giveaway at Heinz Refuge April 20.

Planet Fitness Offers Free Summer

Youth Program in Southwest
Convenient Penrose Plaza gym
welcomes participation
By Ted Behr

rea youth age 15 – 18 are
invited to participate in a free AT THE COMMON PLACE
program at Planet Fitness in 5736 Chester Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143
the Penrose Plaza on Island Avenue. Call: 215-729-6631

The program runs from May 15 to

Sept 1. The awesome facility has an
incredible range of exercise equipment
and dedicated staff to help develop a May 11, 2019
regimen that will fit the personal needs 10:00am to 5:00pm
of each young person.
The friendly local management
noted that a regular exercise program Elmwood Avenue to Penrose Plaza
is not only fun for individuals, it is also – with a turn-around virtually at the
great when small groups of neighbor- Planet Fitness door!
hood friends or schoolmates can do it For more information, phone Planet
together. The enjoyment aspects aside, Fitness at 215-292-4655. Platters $10.00
regular exercise is a great avenue to This opportunity was advised
good health and a positive lifestyle! through the kindness of Dr. Daniel
The World Health Organization esti- Taylor of Cap4kids. For additional
mates that over 80 percent of young information on youth health access
people don’t get enough exercise*
Planet Fitness is easy to get to via the *
SEPTA trolley #36 which runs down sheets/detail/physical-activity
May 3, 2019 COMMUNITY NEWS Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 7

Darby Creek Cleaned-up – But Dumpers Must be Stopped!

By Susan Miller Manager Mark Possenti and all the lo- Some of the trash
and heavy debris

cal residents and other volunteers that dumped in or
he clean-up of the banks of came out to help. near Darby Creek.
Darby Creek by members and Included in the trash removed from A major clean-up
friends of Darby Creek Val- the Darby and Cobbs creeks were took place April
20 with the
ley Association (DCVA) and associ- more than 380 tires. While this is help of Darby
ated City agencies this year produced quite an achievement, there is still a Creek Valley
outstanding results: Centered near the lot more there. Accordingly, DCVA is Association,
Darby Borough,
historic Blue Bell Tavern at Woodland working together with Darby Bor- and the
and Island Avenue and on the adjacent ough and other organizations to find Phila. Water
Darby side in Delaware County some funding to do a further full clean up Department,
but continuing
26 tons of debris and trash were picked and remediation of the riparian buffer. action is needed
up from the muddy river banks and While the trash needs to be removed to identify and
appropriately disposed of. first, cameras should be set up to stop thwart illegal
On the Philadelphia side, the effort any new dumping.
received indispensable assistance from Nearby residents were thrilled to that are dumping but people and busi- Susan Miller is the director of the
Maria Horowitz and the dedicated have the site cleaned up and said they nesses from beyond the immediate Darby Creek Valley Association and
crew from Philadelphia Water Depart- have been complaining for years. community. can be reached at
ment who manned the heavy equip- Unfortunately, people frequently come For more information about forth- or by phone at 484-222-2502.
ment. Over in Darby, special thanks at night to dump at that location. coming volunteer and donation op- Historian John Haigis also contrib-
were extended to Darby Borough Residents contend that it is not they portunities, visit uted to this article.


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US Rep. Scanlon Celebrates Earth Day at Heinz Refuge

By Ted Behr

he Annual Spring Clean-Up
Day at Heinz National Wildlife
Refuge at Tinicum coincided
this year with Earth Day, April 20. But
what made the muddy morning chores
special was the presence of US Con-
gresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon who
pitched in with all the other volunteers
to wrestle two large truckloads of trash
from the wetlands and soggy banks of US Rep. Scanlon and Heinz Director Lamar Gore
survey some of the more bizarre items plucked
Darby Creek. from the mud and vital wetland of the refuge
Visitors and volunteers and espe- on Earth Day, April 20. Many agreed that the
cially the Friends of Heinz Refuge plastic toy machine gun, combining concern for
the environment and gun violence was the most
were welcomed and thanked by detestable trash item.
Heinz Director Lamar Gore for their
efforts to sustain and improve this fate of representative democracy on
“crown jewel” of natural beauty in her slim shoulders. Rep. Scanlon and
Southwest. He made the dire pre- Celebrating Earth Day and clean-up at Heinz National Wildlife Refuge April 20 were (from left in front) her House leadership must analyze
Tom Fogel of PennEnvironmental, Leonard Stewart of Friends of Heinz Refuge, US Congresswoman Mary
diction that unless ordinary people Gay Scanlon and Lamar Gore, Director of Heinz Refuge. Behind this group were State Reps. Mike Zabel of and draw up strategies based on the
change their ways we’ll have more Clifton Heights Borough and David M. Delloso representing Collingdale Borough. To their right are pictured recently released Mueller Report on
plastic than fish in our oceans before young members of PennEnvironmen team who work on projects at Heinz and reach out as advocates for the Russian cyber-attack on the 2016
the environment to the Southwest community.
2050. Gore stressed that as con- U.S. Elections and the Trump adminis-
servationists, “Our challenge is to It was a vivid measure of how im- Mary Gay Scanlon, vice-chair of the tration’s response.
leave Heinz Refuge and the natural portant protecting and preserving our House Judiciary Committee in Wash-
environs in better condition than we environment is to progressive legisla- ington. She bears the weight of what US REP. SCANLON
found them.” tive leaders like US Congresswoman many government observers feel is the CONTINUES ON PAGE 12

“Under the Sea” How We Abuse Earth’s Unique Gift – Water

By Shaketia Sills water friends when the water becomes many seemingly unrelated elements

polluted – by humans – became a vivid interact – fertilizer on farms, waste
he fact that water covers about object lesson for the youngsters. coming from factories, stormwater
80 percent of the earth’s sur- Ms. Crystals 3rd-6th grade group running down our streets and through
face impressed the students at created and acted out a dramatic skit our sewers, “We have to look for ways
the Patterson Elementary afterschool to demonstrate what they learned. to keep the Ecosystem safe.”
program. What human beings have Third-grader Jameela Vaughn reflected Ms. Crystal summed up the envi-
been doing to pollute that incredible, on the appalling effect that water pol- ronmental challenges for her stu-
life-sustaining gift, is equally impres- lution has on fish. “We need to stop dents: “This PBL program taught
sive and deeply troubling. throwing trash on the ground and in students firsthand about inanimate
Our unique bodies of water and the the ocean to help decrease this prob- under-water “predators.” Students
exciting creatures they contain were lem,” she stated. learned that hazardous materials such
the focus of a Project-Based Learning Ibrahim Dulleh observed further, as oil and non-recyclable trash like
(PBL) program this spring for the Pat- “One of the saddest parts of our study plastic bags, straws, and bottles cause
terson afternoon young people En- occurred when our “pet” fish, Thomas devastating effects to our water sup-
titled “Under the Sea,” the groups not the Hammerhead, got deathly sick ply. All of us need to take better care
only learned about our local bodies of from all the pollution in the ocean.” A Patterson Elementary after school student learns of our ecosystem.”
water and the aquatic creatures that His conclusion: “That’s one reason it’s how bubbles are formed in the Project-Based Shaketia Sills is Program Coordina-
Learning program on our water supply.
live in them, but also used this infor- important not to litter and to recycle”. tor for the Patterson Elementary After
mation to create their own sea crea- 6th grader Aisha Reaves noted, “The was learning about different parts of School Program operated by South-
tures. What happens to these under- most interesting part of the project our ecological system.” Seeing how so west CDC, 6328 Paschal Ave.
May 3, 2019 COMMUNITY NEWS Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 9

Health Fair at Myers Covers Vast Array of Conditions

By Ted Behr pollution is a major contributor to

the respiratory ailments – and a
frican Americans are not as matter of environmental justice for
healthy as other American eth- people who live in inner-city areas
nic groups.* We are regularly like Southwest, he asserted. Con-
reminded of this sad health disparity tact the council at 215-567-4004 or
by authorities across virtually every
medical aspect of our lives. Zerbo’s concern about clean air was
Doreen Waller, an active Southwest echoed by two health professionals
resident, decided to do something from the Community Asthma Preven-
about this inequality and with several tion Program (CAPP) of Children’s
friends put together her own health Hospital of Philadelphia. The young
fair last week. She invited healthcare ladies were armed with information
providers with expertise in an as- about the elevated incidence of asthma
tounding range of medical disciplines among children in our area. “We’ve
and installed in the community room come a long way in the diagnosis
at Myers Recreation Center them for and care of asthma, but there is still
several hours on April 20. a critical need for lifestyle changes
For instance, beneath the ban- where children are affected. In the
ner of “Gateway to Re-Entry” was home, parents have to recognize the
Robin Fisher, wife of Trancey L. Fisher, presence of dust and mold. Smoking
founder of the Southwest organization and having pets are also important Doreen Waller (center standing) and friends take a break from her grassroots health fair at Myers Rec.
that assists citizens returning from factors. Asthma is a condition we can’t Center on April 20. The disparate group offered resources on a wide variety of health concerns.
incarceration. The connection with cure at present, but its impact can be ners to improve care and services for child abuse, drugs, and alcoholism.
health? “Coming out of prison, men controlled.” More on the free asthma people with mental illness, struggling The point is how people of diverse
and women have to learn how to take services from CAPP can be obtained with addictions and with intellectual cultures can work together to resolve
care of themselves and get medical and through its website: disabilities. DBHIDS’s website can pro- these situations. Samples are on his
behavioral health care all over again,” centers-programs/community-asth- vide a vast amount of information on website:
reflected Ms. Fisher. More advice on ma-prevention-program-capp their services: Join Doreen in her quest for bet-
Gateway’s services may be found at: Another authoritative resource Perhaps the most unusual par- ter health for city minority families at the fair was the team from the ticipant was local cartoonist Terrence by regularly visiting the informative
For Russell Zerbo, an advocacy Philadelphia Department Behavioral Chambers who draws a series of website of the US Office of Minor-
coordinator for the Clean Air Coun- Health and Intellectual disAbility comics called The Fly Paper. The main ity Health at: info.minorityhealth@
cil of Philadelphia, there were many Services (DBHIDS). Their representa- character, a fly, interviews insects and
ways in which clean air – indoors tive explained how her office works animals about problems which hu- *
and outdoors – impacts health. Air with schools, clinics, and practitio- mans face - school bullying, pollution, racial-disparity/

Southwest CDC Weatherization Assistance Program

By Jackson Adams LIHEAP and Crisis are seasonal “Applicants must have all of the things the house may need. For example,

and only used for heating. However, on the list, and then I can help them some homes are not properly insulat-
he Weatherization Assistance the WAP program is year round. The apply,” Nanzetta Bostick at Southwest ed, and hot or cold air can seep out of
Program (WAP) is yet another WAP also actually makes repairs to the CDC, stated. doors and windows. After the inspec-
benefit program residents of house they are working on. The WAP program’s goal is to allow tion, funds provided by the U.S. De-
Southwest can apply for at Southwest Applicants that wish to apply for the low income families to reduce their partment of Energy are used by ECA
CDC. The WAP has a similar pur- WAP must submit an extensive list energy bills by making their homes to improve the energy performance of
pose to the other energy-related pro- of paperwork required by the Energy energy efficient. “The repairs that the those dwellings in need, utilizing the
grams – like LIHEAP & Crisis – “to Coordinating Agency (ECA). An ECA wants to come in and do are all most advanced technologies and test-
keep everyone safe in their homes.” appeal form, property owner release to try to help people in their homes,” ing procedures available.
Although they share this purpose, form, proof of ownership, and copies Nanzetta said. For more information, contact
there are distinct differences be- of current utility bills are just a few ECA sends out inspectors to the Nannzetta at 215-729-3293 or email at
tween them. of the documents needed to apply. homes to assess what improvements
10 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper COMMUNITY NEWS May 3, 2019

Novel “Little Free Library” is Installed at the Kingsessing Rec. Center

By Ben Remsen “weed out” or remove books from its
collection. This might seem odd, but
The Kingsessing Library is very in fact, it’s a big part of what librar-
excited to be collaborating with the ians do. Libraries are regularly adding
Kingsessing Recreation Center to get new titles so that their collections stay
books into the hands of everyone in fresh. This allows readers to access
the neighborhood in a unique way. the most up-to-date and useful info
Courtesy of a generous donation about medical conditions, legal advice,
from Southwest CDC, the library test preparation, and many more
came into possession of a “Little Free practical subjects. Likewise, they can
Library,” also known as a mini-library. find the newest fiction, biographies,
A Little Free Library looks like an children’s books, and more for popular
oversized bird feeder, but instead of reading. The shelf space of our older
nourishing the bellies of our flying library buildings can’t be economically
feathered friends, it nourishes human expanded, so it’s always necessary to
minds. Anyone can leave a book in remove titles that are out of date or
the box - and anyone can take a book that haven’t been interesting to readers
from it. for years.
The Little Free Library box that But librarians love to see books in
Southwest CDC donated was moved, people’s hands, so the Free Library
painted, and installed by Rec Center branches put “weeded” books out to
volunteers with help from Power- pasture by selling them for a quar-
Corps PHL. Starting in May, it will ter to raise a little money for branch Installed on the right side of the entrance to the Kingsessing Recreation Center is a “Little Free Library.”
be regularly filled by the librarians at programming. If they aren’t purchased Residents can pick from a selection of books which will be housed in this mini-library or place one in the
Kingsessing library with books and after a month, the books are put out box for others to read.
magazines that are free for all to take. for people to take for free. It will be the Rec Center mini-library box. That – particularly our youth - will be able
Where will these books come from? these items, as well as magazines that way, the many members of the com- to build their home libraries. Literacy
The library does have to periodically are over a year old that will be put in munity who frequent the Rec Center for all!

Own Your Own Home

Attend a
First Time Home Buyer
Saturday, May 18
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 Southwest CDC
your lender and even if you are just a
May 10, May 24 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- ♦ Understand the home buying process
selors, pro bono attorneys and the
City’s Office of Housing and Community ♦ Understand the role of Credit/Savings
Development staff behind you. ♦ Take advantage of 1st Time Home
Buyer Settlement Grants
Call today to set up an appointment at ♦ Loans: Availability & How to qualify
729--0800 ♦ Financing Options
Southwest Community Development Corp. Info: Phone Wydia: 215-729-0180
6328 Paschall Ave. Philadelphia PA 19142
Or email
May 3, 2019 COMMUNITY NEWS Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 11

Mitchell Retains Top Teachers

– and Students Benefit
new ways HIV?

Learn about PrEP & PEP

They may be just what you need! PrEP vs PEP
Typical of the positive learning environment and productive student/teacher relationships Neighborhood United
at Mitchell Elementary, students gather in a corridor during an activity period @ 215-724-7430 PrEP stands for PEP stands for
Pre-Exposure Post-Exposure
By Ted Behr up in the same circum-

Prophylaxis Prophylaxis

stances they are in. neighborhood
espite the vener- One of the critical areas united It means taking It means taking
able surroundings of which improved under An-
100-year old Mitch- drewlevich has been the reduc- antiretroviral antiretroviral
ell Elementary, the school is tion of turnover among the medicines (ART) medicines (ART)
experiencing a rebirth of its teaching staff. Once undergo- BEFORE being AFTER being
traditional productive learning
environment. According to a
ing annual teacher departures
as high as 50 percent, the COLOURS
potentially potentially
recent article in, the level of teachers returning for exposed to HIV to exposed to HIV to
@ 215-832-0100
growth in academic achieve- 2018-19 was an outstanding 85 prevent prevent becoming
For more information related
ment under dynamic principal percent – one of the top levels
to these medical breakthroughs!!! becoming infected. infected.
Stephanie Andrewlevich has in the city!
been outstanding. Drop In
Wharton was quoted as ob-
Typical of the positive serving that teacher retention
A BRIGHTER AND PrEP has been shown to reduce HIV
response of students are those and academic achievement HEALTHIER FUTURE IS
of fourth graders who come growth are strongly related, infection by up to 92% in people who engage
under the tutelage of Robert saying that a stable teaching in high risk behaviors.
Wharton. Wharton has spent force “means everything in
18 years at Mitchell which is the world, because kids need
PEP: If you are HIV negative (-) and may
located a few blocks from the consistency.” The response is
Southwest house where he reflected both academically have been exposed to HIV, PEP can help to
grew up. and behavior-wise. “The kids stop HIV before it infects your body. To be
As recounted in the and teachers are getting what
effective, PEP must begin within 72 hours piece, Wharton they need.” neighborhood
could leave for a suburban The original article in Phila. of exposure.
district, but as an African- com updated April 29. 2019
5214 Woodland Ave.
American man, he finds it was written by Jessica Calefati, Philadelphia, PA 19143
important that his students Dylan Purcell and Kristen A. Phone: 215-724-7430
see a role model who grew Graham. ( Fax: 215-729-1995
Providing quality services
Black Male Educators are in Demand to the community since 1988
Black males in the education field are desperately needed. While The COLOURS Organization, Inc.
Neighborhood United is a program partner of the 1211 Chestnut Street, Suite 910
the proportion in Philadelphia schools at 4 percent is double the Urban Affairs Coalition and funded by the Philadelphia, PA 19107
national average, more men are needed in our classrooms. For City of Philadelphia’s Department of
information on efforts to recruit, support and retain such educa- Public Health, AIDS Activities Coordinating Office.
tion leaders, contact
12 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper COMMUNITY NEWS May 3, 2019

US REP. SCANLON Rep. Scanlon as a former school their life span is measured in hundreds discontinue the purchase of water
CONTINUES FROM PAGE 8 board member in the nearby Walling- of years, they simply accumulate to bottled in disposable, single-use
ford-Swarthmore District had listed pollute the ocean and our beaches.” plastic bottles.
Nevertheless, she took hours of her environmental education, clean water This led Fogel to detail what respon- Also adding to the immediacy of the
valuable time to participate in and and climate change as some of her top sible residents of Southwest can actu- threat to our environment were State
support the Earth Day celebration at legislative priorities. ally do to respond to our impending Reps. Mike Zabel of Clifton Heights
Heinz National Wildlife Refuge on Another keynote speaker was environmental and lifestyle dangers: Borough and David M. Delloso
that Saturday morning. Thomas Fogel, Climate Defender for • Refuse to have your drug and variety representing Collingdale Borough.
In her conversations after the Delaware County who emphasized a store purchases placed in plastic Both legislators had spent time in the
Earth Day formalities, Rep. Scanlon number of the other top aims of his bags (Tell them to place your items natural habitat of Darby Creek and
strongly affirmed the contention of PennEnvironmental organization. in a paper bag or keep a small cloth were translating those experiences in
one of her 5th Congressional Dis- “Much of what we throw away ends bag in your car, purse or pocket for the work in Harrisburg.
trict constituents, “It may be now or winds up on New Jersey and Dela- this purpose) For more information about the fun
never for our environment here in ware shore beaches or just accumu- • Bring a sufficient supply of re-usable activities, volunteer opportunities and
Southwest.” lates in the ocean. By wave action, a cloth bags to the supermarket or interesting educational opportuni-
This doomsday prediction came large portion disintegrates into mi- department store to carry home our ties at Heinz Refuge, drop in at 8601
on the heels of local wildlife advocate croplastic fragments and these wind food and household supplies. Lindbergh Blvd, phone the office at
Leonard Stewart’s emotional warning up in the tissue of shorebirds and in • Press our churches other religious 215-365-3118, email johnheinznwr@
that unless the direction of climate the fish we eat! organizations to abandon styrofoam or visit its website at www.fws.
change is dramatically altered, “the “Every minute, plastic packaging, and plastic dishes and cups at their gov/refuge/John_Heinz
land you see around us here on the bottles, and other trash are siphon- dinners and meetings. To learn more about the work of
Heinz Refuge could be several feet ing their way down the Schuylkill and • Consider drinking city water – PennEnvironmental visit https://pen-
under water!” Darby Creek to the Atlantic and since filtered if necessary at the tap – and

By Lucie Dyemkouma

J ackson Adams has been a staff

intern at the Southwest Globe
Times since February. Jackson
comes from the Power Corps Pro-
gram, which is an environmental tasks such as writing articles and
organization that strives to protect the selling ads to businesses. This also
environment through its fellowship includes making sure the articles and
programs. He actually finished his six ads are ready to be sent to the graphic
months of training with Power Corps designer.
before looking for an internship at Jackson is enjoying his work at
Southwest CDC. Jackson has a back- the Globe Times. He enjoys writing.
ground in electrical engineering from “I am not doing very well as a sales
the University of Virginia but had to associates”, stated Jackson. Jackson
stop school because of a fast paced just loves to write and being at the
learning system. He is planning on Southwest Globe Times will help him
eventually going back to school to get enhance his writing skills and also
a degree, not in electrical engineering, gain some experience.
but instead in environmental engi- To help Jackson get more ads and
neering. He has also developed a big to advertise in the Southwest Globe
interest in writing while in college. Times, please contact Jackson Adams
As a full time intern at the South- at 215-727-7777 or Jackson@south-
west Globe Times, Jackson monitors
May 3, 2019 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 13

• MAY 4: Good Morning Yoga - Kingsessing Library (and every first Saturday), 10:30 • MAY 9: Bariatric Nutrition Classes 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Mercy Hospital hosts free nutrition
a.m. Free community yoga class, (Supported by Studio 34. Beginner-friendly. Yoga mats classes in Mercy Philadelphia Hospital’s Iris Henderson Conference Room, 501 S. 54th St.,
provided. 1201 S. 51st Street (215) 685-2690 Info: 610.237.3641 or visit

• MAY 4: Schuylkill River Boating Season Begins at Bartram’s Garden: 11:00 a.m. – • MAY 9: 2019 Free, No license Fishing Night, Heinz Wildlife Refuge (also
3:00 p.m. 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Info: 215-729-5281 Kayaks & Rowboats, life preservers May 23): 4:00 – 7:00p.m. The Gaun First Catch Center will provide equipment,
supplied. Children with adults! bait and basic fishing instruction 8601 Lindbergh Blvd. Info:johnheinznwr@
• MAY 4: Bird Walk – Heinz Refuge: 8:00 a.m. 8601 Lindbergh Blvd. Info: johnheinznwr@ • MAY 10: “We Walk Philly” Clark Park health and wellness program – Mondays &
Fridays: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Free: just show up at the Dickens Statue and walk with us/ Info:
• MAY 4: Bartram Choice Neighborhood “Walkshop” 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Walk through
the Bartram Neighborhood with planners and discuss your vision for the this part of the city.
Meet at the Bartram Village Community Center, 5404 Gibson Drive (off Lindbergh Blvd.) • MAY 11: Judicial Candidates Forum: The Common Place, 58th & Chester Avenue, 2:00
One-hour circuit – easy walking pace. Info: p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Municipal & Common Pleas Courts Candidates: Helps you make informed
decisions at the polls on May 21. Info: Mark Harrell - 215 729-0804
• MAY 5: Black Mall: Live Performers – Bartram’s Garden. 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Network
with black owned business & supporters of Black economic development. 5400 Lindbergh • MAY 11: Bartram High School Alumni Meeting (2nd Saturday) 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.,
Blvd. Contact: Desmond Noland for questions and vendor opportunities. (desmond. Bethany Baptist Church 5747 Warrington Avenue (entrance on 58th St.) or 610-522-7441)
• MAY 11: New Spirit Community Church Fundraiser 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The New
Spirit Community Church will be having a fish/chicken fry fundraiser located at 5736
• MAY 5: Plant Walk and Clean-up: Cecil Street Garden 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Cecil St. &
Chester Ave Philadelphia, PA 19143. For more information email
Kingsessing Ave. Relaxed pace. Discover neighborhood plants and other wildlife. Info:
or call 215-729-6631.
• MAY 11: Neighborhood Yard Sale 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Southwestern Presbyterian
• MAY 6: “We Walk Philly” Clark Park health and wellness program. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Free:
Church 70th & Buist Avenue (Spaces available for rent for $5.00). Advance Payment
just show up at the Dickens Statue and walk with us/ Info: http://www.friendsofclarkpark.
Required – 215 365-3566
• MAY 11: Bird & Plant Walks (Hourly) 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Celebrating International
• MAY 6: Dance for Health – Free & Open to All (Every Monday): 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Migratory Bird Day. Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd. Info:
Sponsored By Penn Nursing at The Common Place 58th & Chester Ave. (Parking off 58th
St.) Refreshments. Info: Terri 215-898-2259
• MAY 12: “Financial Peace University” 9-session workshop series - How to become debt
• MAY 6: Green Stormwater Infrastructure Community Update: 6:30 p.m. Resurrection free! Instructors: Mr/Mrs Dale McCoy (based on course by Dave Ramsey). Classes at
Community Church, 6200 Dicks Ave. Info: Folcroft Union Church, 500 Primos Ave. Details/Fees 215-492-9663.

• MAY 7: 12th District Police Service Area #2 Meeting, 6:00 p. m Paschalville Library, • MAY 14: Foster Parent Information Sessions (also May 21): 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., theVillage
70th & Woodland Avenue. Learn what’s happening in your area. Info: Lt. Butts PPD.12. Preheim Center, 6517 Chester Ave., Sign up: 215-730-2240 or email fostercare@

• MAY 7: Chronicling Resistance: Sankofa - Roots of African Activism – Bartram’s • MAY 14: Free Rain Barrel Workshop 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Southwest CDC 6328
Garden Barn 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Free; Children Welcome Register: Paschall Avenue (Learn about free rain barrels, discounted home improvements, and bill assistance from PWD). Light refreshments & Rain Check swag bag raffle! 215
Invo 729-0804

• MAY 9: 2019 Juneteenth Family Inc. Planning Meeting - 6:00 pm, .NU Stop 56th & • MAY 14: Free Pop-Up Archery, 5:00 p.m.. Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, 8601 Lindbergh
Woodland Avenue Blvd. Info:
14 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper May 3, 2019

• MAY 17: Free FrogWatch Walk with Philly Zoo conservation biologists 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. • English Classes, sponsored by Center for Literacy, held at Southwest CDC, 6328 Paschall
(Junior Scientists welcome!) Heinz Refuge, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd. Advance Registration Ave and Paschalville Library, 6942 Woodland Ave. (70th & Woodland). Info: 215-729-
required: 0800 or or 267-419-7084.

• MAY 18: SAVE THE DATE – Carl’s Kitchen Ribbon Cutting – The Common Place • Employment & Educational Resources: Mon/Wed. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tues/Thurs:
2:00 pm, 5738 Chester Avenue. 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:
• MAY 18: First Time Home Buyer Seminar 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The Southwest CDC
will be hosting FTHB seminar. The registration fee is $35. For more info, contact Wydia at • Janitor Position Available: Please contact Mt. Zion Baptist Church with resume. For more
215-729-0180 or info call 215-724-0619 or email

• MAY 20: 12th District Police Service Area #1 Meeting, 5:30 p. m. ShopRite Supermarket OTHER COMMUNITY SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Community Room, Penrose Plaza, Island Ave. Learn what’s happening in your area. Info:
Lt. Allen (#58) • In-Home Family Services: Family Empowerment (FES) and Home Protective (IHPS)
services to strengthen and stabilize families and preventing children’s placement in
• MAY 22: 12th District Police Service Area #3 Meeting, 6:30 p. m. Meyers Recreation foster care. For families where DHS has determined that there is an active safety threat.
Center, 58th & Kingsessing Avenue. Learn what’s happening in your area. Info: Lt. Galie theVillage Preheim Center, 6517 Chester Ave. Call 215-730-2240 or email fostercare@

• MAY 23: 12th District Police Service Area #4 Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Kingsessing Library, 1201 • Gateway to Re-Entry Weekly Community Meetings for returning citizens, 12:00 Noon,
South 51st Street. Learn what’s happening in your area. Info: Lt. Kelly Myers Rec. Center 58th & Kingsessing Ave.

• MAY 21: PRIMARY ELECTION: Offices include: Mayor, City Council Districts & • Outpatient Behavioral Health Services for individuals and families; behavioral therapy
At Large, Sheriff, Municipal Common Pleas & Commonwealth Judges, Superior Courts for children, adolescents & adults, medication management, psychiatric services; trauma
Justices (Last day to register April 22) focused treatment: theVillage, 6517 Chester Ave., (215) 730-2326, email outpatient@ or visit website:
• West Catholic Boys and Girls High School Class of 1979 40th Reunion, June, 2019.
• Job Fair - Find Your Next Job. Better Job, New Job! May 3, 11:00 a.m. Paschalville Seeking Classmates. SAVE THE DATE: August 10, 2019. Contact: Mark Harrell at 267
Library, 70th St & Woodland Ave. Meet employers! Bring your résumé! Wear your best! 460-1015 or
Recruiting for customer service, sales, administration, manufacturing, security, warehouse
work, and more! Info: 215-685-2662 • Eastwick Family Services provides Home /Community and Companion services for
individuals with intellectual disabilities. We also provide 6400 Residential Housing &
• Free Evening Adult Education/GED Classes, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Tilden Middle School, Home Care for the aging. For more information, please call us at (267) 634-6410 or visit
6601 Elmwood Ave. Information: 215-474-1235 ext. 200 our website:”

• Free Adult Beginning Reading Classes continue, sponsored by the Friends of Kingsessing • Rotary Club of Southwest Philadelphia-Eastwick: Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 a.m. To
Library, at 51st and Chester. If you want to learn to read, or to teach with us, contact Adults confirm location call 215-292-1254.or email Visitors welcome at
Can Learn to Read at $5.00/breakfast.


CONTINUES FROM PAGE 2 Court of Common Pleas and
Municipal Court: Terri M. Booker,
city council seats, sheriff, register of Thresa Brunson, Carmella Jacquinto,
wills, and city commissioners were Craig Levin, Kendra McCrae, Janine
commended for their attendance and Momasso, Jennifer Schultz, Nicola Se-
patience with the process. rianni, Sherman Toppin, Greg Weaver,
Mayor: Alan Butkovitz, Sen. An- Gregory Weyer,
thony Williams Sheriff: Rochelle Bilal, Malika Rah-
City Council Dist 3: Jannie Black- man, (Jewell Williams by a representa-
well, Jamie Gautier tive)
City Council At-Large: Ethelyn Register of Wills: Tracey Gordon
Baylor, Wayne Dorsey, Sandra Dungee City Commissioner: Lisa Deeley (I),
Green, Derek Green (I), Dennis Lee, Dennis Lee, Omar Sabir
Drew Murray, Kathy Gilmore Richard- Note: (I) Incumbent presently hold-
son, Edwin Santana, Isaiah Thomas, ing the office.
May 3, 2019 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 15

Outley House Men Help Make

Easter Joyous for SW Families
alf a dozen sturdy residents of
Self Inc. Outley House shelter
on Woodland Avenue helped RENTAL MANAGEMENT
distribute the 50 large Easter bins to West, Southwest, Northeast, South Philadelphia & University City
brighten the holiday celebration for
deserving Southwest families on April
20. The bins were full to the brim
with food, gifts, and flowers donated
by members of CityLIghts Ministry at
suburban Wayne Presbyterian Church. 5601 Chester Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19153
This year marks the 21st consecutive Real Estate
year of this outreach to CityLights’ Since 1976
brothers and sisters in faith in Phila- Licensed Broker
Lorraine Thomas, office manager of
Southwest Community Development
Corp. arranged for the presence of the
local volunteers with Outley House Just a few of the 50 Easter meal donated this year
Director Frank Richardson. Thomas, by members of the CityLights ministry at suburban
previously board chair of CityLights Wayne Presbyterian Church. Men from Self Inc.
Outley house met the truck at Myers Rec. Center
Network, also coordinated the gather- and helped Lorraine Thomas of Southwest CDC
ing of information about the South- (right) distribute the large parcels to Southwest
west families who were the recipients families
of Wayne members’ generosity. at Myers Recreation Center was im-
“The willingness of the Outley men pressive,” said Bill Gillespie, a Deacon
to pitch in and help unload the truck at Wayne.

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