Feltonville

 

Fairhill: Efrain Diaz Has a Plan to Take on Drug Addiction

Fairhill: Efrain Diaz Has a Plan to Take on Drug Addiction

Efrain Diaz had a bad addiction, a heroin addiction. “I lost my family. I lost my wife,” said the 58-year-old. Yet for the past 30 years, Diaz has been helping people overcome their addictions. This one-time addict is now the pastor of Alcance Victoria church. Pastor Diaz was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He […]

 

Juniata Park/Feltonville/Fairhill: Porky’s Point

Juniata Park/Feltonville/Fairhill: Porky’s Point

Salsa music is not the only reason why people walk around with a little extra pep in their step on Rising Sun and N. Fifth Street. The smell of fresh traditional Spanish foods lingers in the air in Juniata Park and Feltonville. Porky’s Point Restaurant has served the community well since the 70’s. Porky’s Point […]

 

Juniata Park and Feltonville: Five Places to Know

Juniata Park and Feltonville: Five Places to Know

Fairhill, Juniata Park and Feltonville are located in North Philadelphia. These neighborhoods have and continue to carry on the traditions and lifestyles of many Hispanics, African-Americans and other ethnicities through multiple generations. The streets are painted with vibrant colors. The air carries the sounds of Latin tunes in the area. For any passerby or newly […]

 By Rhonda Elnaggar

Juniata Park: Saint Lucy’s Offers New Tools for the Visually Impaired

Juniata Park: Saint Lucy’s Offers New Tools for the Visually Impaired

As students worked quietly in the classrooms at Saint Lucy’s, Principal Sister Lisa Ann Lettiere walked briskly down the hall towards one of the classrooms in the back of the school. “There are 40 students in the school,” she said with a smile. “We do something different every day, but today the students are working […]

 

Feltonville: Headquarters of America’s Second-Oldest Humane Organization

Feltonville: Headquarters of America’s Second-Oldest Humane Organization

Flush alongside Erie Avenue between B and D streets stands the headquarters for one of oldest organizations in the country. The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or PSPCA, is the second-oldest humane organization in the United States and the largest in the state. Despite being located within city limits, the PSCPA […]

 

Fairhill, Feltonville and Juniata Park: Five Places to Know

Fairhill, Feltonville and Juniata Park: Five Places to Know

Fairhill, Feltonville and Juniata Park are known as the Hispanic capitals of Philadelphia. Over 50 percent of the population is of Spanish decent. With residents hailing from Latin American countries all over the world, this neighborhood is filled with some of the best Spanish-owned and -operated eateries in the city. Here are some places you […]

 By Kean Maynard

Feltonville: Motorcycle Accident Leaves Man in Flames

Feltonville: Motorcycle Accident Leaves Man in Flames

At around 10:45 a.m. today a motorcyclist was severely injured from a collision with a vehicle at the intersection of North Second Street and Wyoming Avenue, officials said. Rivera Walters, 24, was driving west on Wyoming Avenue when his bike collided with a vehicle being driven by a young Hispanic woman. The driver of the […]

 By Tina DiSerafino

Feltonville: Library Celebrates Summer Reading Game with Community

Feltonville: Library Celebrates Summer Reading Game with Community

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Wyoming Branch was ironically anything but quiet. From the outside, it was possible to hear loud upbeat music coming from the basement, only making neighbors curious to see what the commotion was all about. As it turned out, the library, located at 231 E. Wyoming Ave., was celebrating the start […]

 By Kimberly Cuenca and Tina DiSerafino

Feltonville: Wednesdays at Wyoming Avenue Baptist Church Offers Community Bonding

Feltonville: Wednesdays at Wyoming Avenue Baptist Church Offers Community Bonding

Last Wednesday, a single file line extended from one end of the food table to the entrance doors. It was taco night at Wednesday at Wyoming and those who were not waiting in line sat in groups eating and talking to friends. Starting promptly at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, the historical Wyoming Avenue Baptist Church, […]

 By Tina DiSerafino

Logan: Indochinese American Council in Full Bloom

Logan: Indochinese American Council in Full Bloom

In the middle of Feltonville, there is a small part of peace and quiet tucked away on the side of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Wyoming Branch. Nestled up against the towering walls, a silent garden full of blue and purple Silk Hydrangea flowers can be found. After being planted roughly five years ago, the […]