Many residents have mixed-feelings about the neighborhood name “Newbold,” which spans from Broad Street to 18th Street and from Washington Avenue to West Passyunk Avenue. Some call it Newbold, while others still consider the area as Point Breeze.
Newbold Neighbors Association, which was established in 2007, will be touching on the issue at an upcoming meeting. NNA will be asking residents if the neighborhood group should be renamed to better represent the diversity of residents that live in the area, not just the emphasis on the “new.”
At the general meeting on Wednesday, July 27, the neighborhood group will vote to either keep the current name, or change it to something that may be a better representation of the neighborhood. If it is decided that the name will be changed, they will then be taking name suggestions through August, to be voted on at the general meeting happening that month.
Want to weigh in on the issue? You can attend the July 27 meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Reed Street Apartments, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts.
Is there a better name that could represent this neighborhood? Let us know what you think in the comments.