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Point Breeze: Redevelopment Brings Residents To The Table

Point Breeze: Redevelopment Brings Residents To The Table

In August, the group formally known as Newbold Neighbors Association took a leap in creating inclusivity in the Point Breeze community. The civic association that serves the area between 18th and Broad Streets and Washington and Passyunk Avenues chose to rename their organization to the East Point Breeze Neighbors (EPBN), to acknowledge the history of […]

 

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: 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: Local girls learn business basics

From her post at the helm of the Point Breeze Avenue Business Association, Ella Butcher routinely deals with big league movers and shakers to attract new business to The Breeze. After hours, however, she meets with a decidedly younger set of developers: at-risk girls, ages 10 and up. As part of her Peaches and Cream Foundation, the […]

 By Valerie Rubinsky

South Philadelphia: Business Climate Sees Change

South Philadelphia: Business Climate Sees Change

  For many in the Philadelphia area hearing the words “South Philly” probably brings to mind images of bars along South Street or the sports stadiums. What likely does not come to mind are small business owners west of Broad Street who have survived a significant change in the business climate or neighborhood organizations mobilizing […]