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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

Diversified Community Services has received $100,000 for Point Breeze Avenue revitalization

Earlier this week Wells Fargo announced that it would be donating $500,000 to community revitalization efforts through the company’s NeighborhoodLIFT program.


Among the five Philadelphia-based organizations receiving a $100,000 share of the half of a million dollars is Diversified Community Services, a Point Breeze-based non-profit dedicated to improving the neighborhood.

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What's Happening in:  Girard Estate :  Newbold :  Passyunk Square 

What would you like to see improved at these three South Philly schoolyards?

It was recently announced that three South Philly schools would be planning for schoolyard reinvention, thanks to the Big Sandbox, Knight Foundation, TBS and students from the University of Colorado and Iowa State University. Landscape architecture students at the universities will be helping create designs for improved schoolyards at George W. Childs Elementary, the Stephen Girard School and Eliza B. Kirkbride School.


Childs Elementary.

All three schools are currently working to engage the community in the process. Surveys have been released to ask a number of questions about what improvements you would like to see for the outdoor spaces at the schools.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Go bowling with East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association on Saturday

Are you looking for some Saturday night fun? Join East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association for a bowling night.


On October 22, the organization will have all of St. Monica Lanes reserved at 16th and Shunk for unlimited bowling, followed by a raffle with prizes from some of your favorite South Philly businesses.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital 

Take a look at new renderings for Broad and Washington Lincoln Square development

From the start, the Lincoln Square development proposed for the north-west-side of Broad and Washington has received much more positive feedback than Bart Blatstein’s massive development across the street. Residents attending community meetings for the project have gone as far as saying that this is a “transformative and beneficial” change for this location.


The Alterra Group plans to bring a mix of residential and retail space with a nine-story development including 322 apartments, 455 parking spots in the garage, a grocery store tenant for the historic train shed, along with other retail shops along the street-level. The Civic Design Review will soon be weighing in on the project, so we have some new renderings to share.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

Eddie Lang mural installed at 7th and Fitzwater, to be dedicated on Sunday

Back in February plans for a mural of musician Eddie Lang were presented at a Bella Vista Neighbors Association meeting. Now eight months later, that mural, titled Eddie LangThe Father of Jazz Guitar, is coming to life.

This week, the mural was installed at 7th and Fitzwater, in preparation for the unveiling and dedication on Sunday, October 23.

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