Point Breeze: The Poeticians Creates Platform For Local Spoken Word, Hip-Hop Artists

Point Breeze: The Poeticians Creates Platform For Local Spoken Word, Hip-Hop Artists

The track rang out of the laptop speakers, while Rafeeq Davis looked down at his composition book. He bobbed his head in sync with the beat, waiting for a point to jump in before firing off his lines. Davis got halfway down the page before he tripped up, but laughed it off as he grabbed […]

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Grays Ferry: Planned Lanier Playground Renovations Bring Hope For A Better Community

Grays Ferry: Planned Lanier Playground Renovations Bring Hope For A Better Community

The fenced-in block at 29th and Tasker streets stood silent on a cloudy Saturday in March. It’s the way Lanier Playground has looked for some time. But the dug-up ground and construction equipment that was left in place that weekend were a sign that it wouldn’t stay that way much longer. Plans to redo Lanier were made official at […]

 

Point Breeze: Looking Down The Line For This Community

Point Breeze: Looking Down The Line For This Community

Back on a cold day in January, Steve Sabo sat by his desk as the sunlight came down through the windows of the Point Breeze Community Development Corporation building at 20th and Federal streets. “It gets pretty warm here in the afternoon with the sun beating in,” he said, smiling as he joked that it saves money […]

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Point Breeze: Funeral Home Director a Staple of South Philadelphia

Point Breeze: Funeral Home Director a Staple of South Philadelphia

Charlene Wilson-Doffoney deals in death, but more than anything, her experience has taught her how to live. As the owner of Mitchum-Wilson Funeral Home Inc. on the corner of 20th and Reed streets, Wilson-Doffoney has become a prominent member of South Philadelphia, not only for her role as the community’s most sought-after funeral director, but […]

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Point Breeze: Community Garden President Looks to Leave Lasting Impact

Point Breeze: Community Garden President Looks to Leave Lasting Impact

Ian Kiesel is just a few weeks into his term as president of the community garden at Ralph Brooks Park on 20th and Tasker streets, but he brings years of experience to the role. Kiesel grew up in Ardmore, where his mom was a big gardener. That influence was present when he chose to attend Bennington College […]

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Point Breeze: Five Thoughts on the Changing Landscape

Point Breeze: Five Thoughts on the Changing Landscape

Point Breeze continues to change. Redevelopment has led to new homes going up and businesses coming in, slowly replacing the blight and vacant lots that have plagued the neighborhood for years. But the more the area continues to redevelop, the more points of view it brings to what the current landscape means for its residents, […]