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South Philadelphia: Children’s Hospital And City Combine For A ‘First-Of-Its-Kind’ Community Health And Literacy Center

South Philadelphia: Children’s Hospital And City Combine For A ‘First-Of-Its-Kind’ Community Health And Literacy Center

In 2012 plans for a large, conglomerate project between the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the City of Philadelphia started to take shape after the realization that the needs of city residents were outgrowing provided facilities. Four years later that same conversation had amassed to the development of a tangible 94,000 square foot construction site […]

 

Point Breeze: Residents Speak Out on Re-Development

Point Breeze: Residents Speak Out on Re-Development

On the corner of 20th and Federal streets is a coffee shop. The exterior of its tall building is concrete-gray and modern, with circular detailing bearing the emblem of its owner, Ori Feibush. The interior holds a large community chalkboard, an array of espresso-based drinks and free Wi-Fi. It could be mistaken for any other […]

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Point Breeze: The Organization Giving Second Chances to Local Youth

Point Breeze: The Organization Giving Second Chances to Local Youth

Tyrique Glasgow is thirty-two years old and has 11 bullets lodged in his body. One of his front teeth is missing from fleeing a gunfight that broke out near his childhood home. Adolescence could have killed Glasgow but instead he stands as an adult on the corner of 27th and Tasker streets with a group of […]

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Point Breeze: A Photojournalist’s Approach to Urban Revitalization

Point Breeze: A Photojournalist’s Approach to Urban Revitalization

Jessie Fox, 25, earned a degree in photojournalism but never thought of working for the news. Instead she wanted to take her camera to the streets of Philadelphia and tell stories of a changing urban landscape—a decision that led to her current place at Urban Roots, the local community revitalization group responsible for rebuilding Point Breeze’s […]

 

Point Breeze: PBRs Will Run For Beer

Point Breeze: PBRs Will Run For Beer

When Jill Booth decided to set down roots on Manton Street in Point Breeze, she didn’t expect to – quite literally – start a community-wide movement. “My friend, my sister and I were going for a run one day and someone stopped us on the street and asked if it was part of a running […]

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Newbold: The Neighbor Behind Crushing Stigmas While Bringing Residents Together

Newbold: The Neighbor Behind Crushing Stigmas While Bringing Residents Together

Anne Lynn and her husband Steven Feldman moved to S. Carlisle Street in 2008. Steven previously served as the Treasurer for the nonprofit civic organization Newbold Neighbors Association leading Anne to be loosely involved with NNA. Anne was formally elected to the board as the community outreach chair this past February. She spends her days as a […]

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Newbold: Five Standout Stoops of South Philadelphia

Newbold: Five Standout Stoops of South Philadelphia

Newbold is one of the many diverse neighborhoods in South Philadelphia. Highly residential with corner markets and minority-owned businesses, it’s a vibrant section of the city in transition. Among the rows of townhouses, some Newbold residents took it into their own hands to brighten up their community. Here are a few stoops that stood out. 1652 […]