Point Breeze

 By Amanda Carden and Chelsea Solitrin

Bella Vista: Pop’s Water Ice Stands Strong

Bella Vista: Pop’s Water Ice Stands Strong

Water ice and soft pretzels are not only a match made in heaven but also one of the first signs of spring to many Philadelphians.  Pop’s Water Ice, located at 1337 Oregon Ave., has been serving customers for 79 years. “My great-grandfather, who was an immigrant from Italy, walked around with a pushcart. He carted […]

 By Sheila Kane

Point Breeze: Diversified Community Services

Point Breeze: Diversified Community Services

Thirty pairs of hopeful eyes gazed up at Mitch Little with anticipation as he cracked open the first pages of a children’s book. Surrounded by press and unfamiliar dignitaries of the South Philadelphia area, this high school sophomore volunteered his time to read to the children of the community. Years later, Little is planning a […]

 By Stephanie Wharton and Danielle Zimmerman

South Philadelphia: Housing Developments in Point Breeze

South Philadelphia: Housing Developments in Point Breeze

Older Residents Fear the Worst as Newcomers Move into Point Breeze “There was a time when a white person wouldn’t come into this neighborhood,” said Nick Reeves, laughing. “Except sometimes in a car, but even then they would lock the doors and drive fast until they were through.” Reeves has lived in Point Breeze for […]

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