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 […]

 

Point Breeze: Pilot Program Could Help Eliminate Litter, Keep Community Clean

Point Breeze: Pilot Program Could Help Eliminate Litter, Keep Community Clean

Pride. Responsibility. Respect. These are just a few words the residents of Point Breeze repeated as they swept sidewalks and collected trash during the 2016 Philly Spring Cleanup. Danielle and Kyle Riggle, transplants from Brooklyn, New York, who have only lived in Point Breeze for three months, have noticed the abundance of trash. “I can’t […]

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Point Breeze: Keeping Streets Clean Requires More Than Annual Cleanups

Point Breeze: Keeping Streets Clean Requires More Than Annual Cleanups

“It is not just one day,” said Carlton Williams, deputy commissioner for the Philadelphia Streets Department. “It is a constant battle.” The “one day” is referring to the 2016 Philly Spring Cleanup, which took place on April 16. The Streets Department started the citywide cleanup nine years ago in an effort to bring the community together and promote […]

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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, […]