Community meeting next week to discuss proposed mixed-use development for Pennsport Freda Meats site

Next week a big development project will be presented at a Pennsport Civic Association meeting. A proposal for a mixed-use project with townhouses, apartments and retail for the Freda Meats site at 1334 Front St. will be shown to the community.

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Kind notes and sidewalk art brings positivity to vandalism site

South Philly Co-op Playschool‘s parents and children, along with other area residents, have been taking to the Meglio Furs storefront at Broad and Wharton to spread positivity after last week’s post-election vandalism. A photo posted by Erin Cosgrove (@erincsgrv) on Nov 13, 2016 at 8:01am PST The playschool spent Sunday

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Point Breeze community continuing to fight for Smith School

The Smith School at 19th and Wharton was one of the schools put up for sale in 2013, along with Vare in Pennsport and the now-transformed Bok. Since the school’s closure, nearby residents have been fighting to get it back as an educational institution instead of becoming a development site

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Tentative agreement reached for Concordia Group’s plans for development of Walter G. Smith School

The Concordia Group has been working to buy some of the city’s shuttered schools, including Point Breeze’s Walter Smith School and the Vare School in Pennsport. The schools first went up for sale in 2013. The developer’s plans for Walter Smith include converting the location for residential use. Residents have

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