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Feltonville: Roastmaster Joe Cesa Heads Fair Trade Bean-Team

Feltonville: Roastmaster Joe Cesa Heads Fair Trade Bean-Team

Fair trade is no sales gimmick for pioneering coffee roaster Joe Cesa.

It takes a special person to coax a smile out of a caffeine addict who has yet to have their morning cup of Joe. Or maybe it just takes a guy named Joe. Enter Joe Cesa. He has both categories covered. Bonus: He’ll make you coffee. It’s 10 a.m. on a Tuesday and Cesa is […]

 

Fairhill: Colorful Changes are on the Horizon for Front Street

Fairhill: Colorful Changes are on the Horizon for Front Street

Front Street will be receiving some changes in the near future. The Hispanic Association of Contractors and Enterprises also known as HACE, is looking to make changes to better Front Street as well as the community. Maria Gonzalez, president of HACE has one goal in mind when executing the plans. “We support all the small […]

 

Feltonville: Meet a New Furry Friend

Feltonville: Meet a New Furry Friend

The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSPCA) has been serving the city of Philadelphia for since 1968. The PSPCA is a shelter, located at 350 East Erie Avenue, that feeds and cares for homeless or unwanted animals. They provide low cost veterinary care for companion animals, adoption for homeless animals and spray […]

 

Juniata Park/Feltonville: Save a Life with the ACCT

Juniata Park/Feltonville: Save a Life with the ACCT

The Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia, also known as the ACCT, is located between Second and Front streets. It welcomes stray animals and the help of volunteers, as well as donations to help save lives and make a difference. Susan Cosby, the executive director of Animal Care and Control Team, spoke about the […]

 

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 […]