East Point Breeze Neighbors (EPBN) is a non-profit civic organization established in 2007 serving residents, owners, and businesses in the Point Breeze area of South Philadelphia west of Broad St. to 18th St. and south of Washington Ave. to Passyunk Ave. In 2016 the organization changed its name from Newbold Neighbors Association (NNA).

EPBN strives to engage residents, support sustainable development, promote local businesses, and strengthen our community through clean streets, greening efforts, public safety, planning, zoning, and outreach.

We welcome all residents, property owners, and business owners to attend our general meetings, get involved with our committees, or help out at our community events.


Latest News & Updates

By-laws Amendment Proposal

At our November General Meeting we announced a proposal to our by-laws to make our name change from 2016 official. At our January General Meeting on January 25th at 6:30pm, we will be voting to make those amendments. Please take a look at our proposed by-laws changes.

Proposed Amendments - November 2016 (docx)



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Check Out Our New Logo!

We have a new logo! A huge thanks to the students who are part of South Philadelphia High School's graphic design program. Mrs. Powell's class provided an amazing list of options to choose from. Consider the graphic design class for your next big design or printing project!


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EPBN Outreach Meeting this Wednesday

Please join us this Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 at 7:30pm for an Outreach Committee Meeting. We will be discussing goals for 2017 and ideas for membership and board recruitment. For the location, please e-mail outreach@newboldneighbors.org. Hope to see you there!

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PWD Planning Stormwater Projects in Neighborhood

The Philadelphia Water Department has reached out to East Point Breeze Neighbors to let us know that they are in the planning stages for a few different projects in our neighborhood. These projects will include the installation of green stormwater infrastructure projects (such as stormwater street trees and planters). Construction is still a few years away, but stay tuned for updates at future community meetings. For more information about the importance of stormwater management, visit www.phillywatersheds.org.

See below for an example of what the tree trenches might look like.


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EPBN November Newsletter

Dear Friends & Neighbors,

Hope everyone had a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by friends and family! The holiday season is officially in full swing and so is East Point Breeze Neighbors! We've got lots coming up including a holiday gift drive, an election that will determine leadership in our group, and more! Keep scrolling to find out about how to get involved, neighborhood happenings, and what we're up to!

2nd Annual Toy Drive

From last year's Toy Drive

We're once again partnering with Bethanna to help find sponsors to provide gifts for 30 children living in foster care.  Bethanna provides adoption, child welfare services, and behavioral health care in Philadelphia. 

Want to become a sponsor?  Just send an email to CharlieElison@newboldneighbors.org and let us know! For every child you sponsor, you will receive a form with the child's age, gender, and gift ideas.

Happy holidays, and thanks for helping us make the holidays a little brighter for these children!

EPBN Elections
Elections for the board of East Point Breeze Neighbors are coming up in February, and now is a great time to start thinking about volunteering! In addition to elections in February, we will also be filling the Treasurer position temporarily. We are looking for someone with experience in simple non-profit accounting and attends EPBN events.

We are always looking for passionate committee chairs and members and there will be plenty of open positions. Our committees include Clean & Green, Outreach, Zoning, and Public Safety. Here are the primary responsibilities of each committee:

  • Clean & Green: focused on providing the residents of the neighborhood with connections to city resources to help make your blocks cleaner and greener by planning block cleanups and planting trees.
  • Outreach: updates content on the website, organizes business outreach, and collects block captain information. The committee also coordinates with other civic associations, community groups, and institutions.
  • Zoning: facilitates monthly public zoning meetings in which applicants seeking zoning variances are able to present their plans, gather valuable public feedback, and gauge community support for their project before going in front of the city.
  • Public Safety: helps serve as a liaison between the neighbors in the EPBN service area, the police, other neighborhood groups and city agencies with a focus on safety and quality of life.

Please send your resume to miguelgarces@newboldneighbors.org if you are interested in the temporary Treasurer or chairperson positions.

Point Breeze is Now a Little Greener

Together with WPNA and Newbold CDC, Clean & Green volunteers helped to plant 16 new trees in the neighborhood. Thanks to all who applied for a tree and to all of our wonderful volunteers! 

Interested in applying for a street tree of your own? Email the committee co-chairs at clean@newboldneighbors.org

Our next meeting will be Thursday, December 8th at 6:30 PM. Reach out for the meeting location if you need it or to join our mailing list! 

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EPBN Public Zoning Meeting Monday

East Point Breeze Neighbors (formerly Newbold Neighbors Association) will be hosting a public zoning meeting on Monday, November 14th, 2016 at 6:30pm at the South Philadelphia Branch of the Free Library (1700 South Broad Street). We will hear the following properties:

  • 1714 Washington Avenue
  • 1525 Manton Street
  • 1518 Dickinson Street

Click here to view the agenda.

EPBN Zoning 2016-11-14 Agenda

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