Feltonville

 By Tina DiSerafino and Kimberly Cuenca

Feltonville: Condor Car Service Offers Convenient Luxury

Feltonville: Condor Car Service Offers Convenient Luxury

There are several ways to travel around the city. While some choose to walk and others ride bikes, thanks to Condor Car Service, located at 4754 Rising Sun Ave., residents of the Feltonville area are able to ride around in style. The services at Condor are almost endless. From transporting people to proms and weddings or simply […]

 By Tina DiSerafino and Kimberly Cuenca

Feltonville: Stylistic Hair Salon Boasts a Traditional Feel and Artistic Styles

Feltonville: Stylistic Hair Salon Boasts a Traditional Feel and Artistic Styles

Some people want nothing more than to find an old-fashioned barber shop–the type of barber shop where everyone knows each other on a first-name basis and feels right at home. The sound of clippers buzzing and friendly conversations are  just a few of the necessities to any traditional barber shop. You will find all of these […]

 By Kimberly Cuenca and Tina DiSerafino

Feltonville: Colombian Bakery Cooks Up Treats

Feltonville: Colombian Bakery Cooks Up Treats

Though the name may make someone think Delicias Criollas Colombians Bakery only caters to the large Latino community in Feltonville, shop owner Rosemary Paicedo said part of the reason why she loves owning the bakery in this area is the diversity of the clientele. “So many different races in this area like different treats, we […]

 

Feltonville: A Letter to the Mayor from Bereaved Mother

Feltonville: A Letter to the Mayor from Bereaved Mother

In April 2010 Philadelphia Neighborhoods looked into the story of Janice Brown, a woman who lost her daughter in a tragic auto accident. Then she lost her grandchildren in a dispute with child services. You can see the story at https://bit.ly/eiOd7Y She recently sent this letter to the mayor: DEAR MAYOR MICHAEL A. NUTTER,   […]

 By Brittany Miller and Kenneth Marone

Hunting Park: Local Center Gives Students a ‘Dream’

Hunting Park: Local Center Gives Students a ‘Dream’

Nestled among a mix of row homes, auto body shops and the Hunting Park Community Garden rests a small brick building, which might go unnoticed to passersby. But for 15 students who call the area home, the Feltonville Dream Center is a beacon of hope, an organization shining its light to children of the community. […]

 By Brader Jimenez and Rodrigo Torrejon

Feltonville: Family Claims Police Ignored Threats

Feltonville: Family Claims Police Ignored Threats

On a quiet Sunday morning, with nothing special about it aside from being Mother’s Day, the Philadelphia police received a call from North Philadelphia. A heated argument had taken place between neighbors and the police had been called to settle the dispute. Felix Santos, a grocery store owner, had been involved in an escalating argument […]

 By Rodrigo Torrejon

Feltonville: ‘Women in White’ Protest Cuba’s Actions

Feltonville: ‘Women in White’ Protest Cuba’s Actions

On Memorial Day, people all over Philadelphia remember their fallen relatives, friends and colleagues. A memorial service of sorts was held recently at the Cuban Community Center in Philadelphia’s Feltonville section. This group of people commemorating their loved ones is called Las Damas de Blanco, or the women in white. Las Damas de Blanco, or […]

 By Rebecca Hale and Patrick McCloskey

Feltonville: Bereaved Mother Faces Endless Turmoil

Feltonville: Bereaved Mother Faces Endless Turmoil

Janice Brown still remembers what it felt like to hear the phone call that would change her life. She was told her daughter Latoya and granddaughter Rimanee were in a car accident. She fell to her knees and screamed, feeling the hot panic course through her veins. She found out later her other granddaughter Aailayah […]

 By Rebecca Hale

Feltonville: The Challenges of Growing Up

Feltonville: The Challenges of Growing Up

Phi Le sits with his friends in the warm spring sun outside the Feltonville Recreation Center. Despite the weather, he sits and watches the kids play on the playground with a glum expression. He was born and raised in Feltonville so he knows how hard it can be to grow up in this area. He […]

 By Rebecca Hale and Patrick McCloskey

Feltonville: Local Grocery Owners Helping Customers

Feltonville: Local Grocery Owners Helping Customers

The Alaqsa Halal Meats and Groceries on Wyoming Avenue is a desolate place as the month winds down. Husam Abdullah, the owner, awaits the new month with apprehension because with it comes a replenishment of food stamps for his customers. “Fifty percent of the business is dependent on the food stamps,” Abdullah said. “Otherwise, it […]