Point Breeze: This Week In The News – Feibush Sues Johnson, Affordable Housing Project Approved

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – Feibush Sues Johnson, Affordable Housing Project Approved

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Point Breeze: 33 affordable housing homes approved for Point Breeze: On the heals of Philadelphia’s Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) approval, two plots of land in Point Breeze will be turned into 33 affordable apartments and townhouses […]

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Politics: Councilwoman Brown Shows Service and Activism in the Community

Politics: Councilwoman Brown Shows Service and Activism in the Community

It was shortly after 11 o’clock on a brisk Friday morning in North Philadelphia. Folks at the Martin Luther King Jr. Senior Center at the corner of 21st Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue were carefully listening to safety tips from city officials at the center’s annual Senior Citizen Expo. Front-and-center stood Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, […]

 

Newbold: Residents Fear Lack Of Parking Due To Green Space Development

Newbold: Residents Fear Lack Of Parking Due To Green Space Development

In 2011, The Philadelphia Water Department set off on a 25-year initiative known as “Green City, Clean Waters.” The plan was straightforward in theory – reduce stormwater pollution entering Philadelphia’s sewer system through the use of green infrastructure. Green City, Clean Waters is the largest investment in green infrastructure in the country but by utilizing green […]

 

South of South: Mixed Reactions to CHOP Expansion

South of South: Mixed Reactions to CHOP Expansion

Now that the Zoning Board of Adjustment has approved Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s plans to add more than two million square feet of office space onto Schuylkill Avenue, residents in the area have weighed in. Many residents in the area echo the same sentiment – that while the research facility will have a net positive […]

 By Skye Leppo and Charlotte Jacobson

Point Breeze: Plans Uncertain for Future of Former G.W. Childs Community School Building

A neighborhood remains at a standstill as the Philadelphia School District keeps mum on the status of the former George W. Childs Community School. The building, located at 17th and Tasker streets in Point Breeze, has been a fundamental hub for neighborhood activity since its start more than 100 years ago. When the school moved to its […]

 By Charlotte Jacobson and Skye Leppo

Point Breeze: G.W. Childs Elementary School Adjusts to Series of Transitions

Point Breeze: G.W. Childs Elementary School Adjusts to Series of Transitions

As an education institution for city children through the past century, George W. Childs Community School has served as a staple in the Philadelphia School District.  The school has a proud history of successful, diligent students and is recognized for the active community members who participate in the school’s advancement. While these factors remain an […]

 By Skye Leppo and Charlotte Jacobson

Point Breeze: Philadelphia Arts Market in the Works

Point Breeze: Philadelphia Arts Market in the Works

Turning trash into treasure only happens on HGTV, right? Wrong. Elisabeth Garson, a South Philadelphia copywriter, saw potential for the otherwise vast waste of land at the corner of Broad Street and Washington Ave. At a Sept. 17 meeting with the South Broad Street Neighbors Association, Garson successfully rallied for her vision: The Philadelphia Arts Market. […]

 By Jessie Fox and Kaila Gantt

Germantown: City Council Tries to Deal with Illegal Use of ATVs

Germantown: City Council Tries to Deal with Illegal Use of ATVs

The steady increase of adolescents and young adults riding all-terrain vehicles illegally on the city streets has prompted City Council to take the initiative in finding a solution. Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown has announced public hearings concerning what she described as the ongoing problem of ATV riders driving recklessly through city streets. The hearings, scheduled […]