Point Breeze

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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 […]

 

Point Breeze: Longtime Community Leader Sees Value in Helping Neighbors

Point Breeze: Longtime Community Leader Sees Value in Helping Neighbors

If you ever drive through Point Breeze and see a light on between 1 and 2 a.m., it might be a night owl finishing up the newest Netflix series. Or it could be Nate Chatmon, who begins his day by reading Scripture at a time that some people have yet to even close their eyes. […]

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Point Breeze: Owners Say Dogs Ain’t Misbehavin’ After Time at Philly Pack

Point Breeze: Owners Say Dogs Ain’t Misbehavin’ After Time at Philly Pack

Krista Milito and Jeremy Burger met at a dog walking company when they were both dubbed the “go-to” people for misbehaving dogs. Recognizing their gifts for dealing with rowdy canines, the two founded The Philly Pack. The Philly Pack is a center in South Philadelphia that specializes in the obedience and behavioral training of dogs that […]

 

Education: Looking at What’s Next for Five Closed High Schools in Philadelphia

Education: Looking at What’s Next for Five Closed High Schools in Philadelphia

Education is one of the foundations of society, and yet schools in Philadelphia are hemorrhaging cash due to rising costs and stagnant revenues. Many have been forced to cut back on everything from school supplies and textbooks to programs and staff. Some have even closed their doors due to decisions by the School Reform Commission […]

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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, […]

 

Point Breeze: CDC Executive Director Strives to Revive His Neighborhood

Point Breeze: CDC Executive Director Strives to Revive His Neighborhood

Steve Sabo is the executive director of Point Breeze Community Development Corp. (CDC). Sabo has worked for over a year-and-a-half at the CDC, starting there in August 2014. A graduate of LaSalle University, Sabo not only works in Point Breeze, but he has also lived in the neighborhood for nearly seven years. How did you […]

 

Grays Ferry/Point Breeze: Five Restaurants To Explore

Grays Ferry/Point Breeze: Five Restaurants To Explore

The Grays Ferry and Point Breeze areas – located between the Schuylkill River, Broad Street, and Washington and Snyder avenues – are home to not only an eclectic group of people, but also an array of churches, recreation centers and restaurants. The area has some of the most diverse culinary options in the city. Here […]

 

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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Amateur Sports: Nonprofits Help Homeless Beyond Athletics

Amateur Sports: Nonprofits Help Homeless Beyond Athletics

Street Soccer USA On any given night in the United States, there are approximately 564,708 people who are counted as homeless. On any given night in this country, there are also 39,907 unaccompanied youth between the ages of 18-24. As of 2014, at a local level, between 30 and 40 percent of Philadelphia’s youth live […]