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July 22, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
At 2 years old, Izzadeen Burgos had beaten the odds. He had lost his left arm at the shoulder in a shotgun blast that also punctured his lung and nearly killed him. His father, who fired the gun and insisted the shooting was an accident, was sentenced to eight to 20 years in prison. The 1996 case captivated the city. Local news outlets assiduously monitored his condition. Strangers showed up at the boy's hospital room, telling his stricken family that the Lord had asked them to pray for him. Izzy, as his family calls him, pulled through.
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July 13, 2011 | Staff report
Police yesterday arrested a man in connection with a shooting over a parking space in Feltonville that left two people hospitalized Monday night. Raymond Howard, 44, faces charges of attempted murder, firearms violations, assault and reckless endangerment, police said. Shotgun blasts erupted about 11:30 p.m. Monday on Hurley Street near Wingohocking more than four hours after another shooting on the same block in which no one was hit, police said. The victims were a 35-year-old woman who was taken in critical condition to Temple University Hospital with a shotgun wound to the chest and a man who was reported in stable condition there with a leg wound.
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October 17, 2012
A 40-year-old man was fatally shot by masked assailants Tuesday night in the city's Feltonville section, police said. Shortly after 8, the two masked individuals approached the victim in the 400 block of East Rockland Street and shot him in the head, police said. The pair then fled south on C Street. The victim was taken to Einstein Medical Center and was pronounced dead at 8:29, police said. - Robert Moran
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September 4, 2012 | By Allison Steele, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia police are investigating the sexual assault and kidnapping of a teenager early this morning. The woman, who authorities said is 18 or 19, told police she was forced into a car at gunpoint at 8th and Spring Garden Streets around 7:30 a.m. She reported that she was taken to the Feltonville section of the city and sexually assaulted. She was found on the 5000 block of Whitaker Avenue, police said, and taken to Episcopal Hospital. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Special Victims Unit at 215-685-3251.
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February 16, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A MAN DIED last night after a shooting in Feltonville, police said. Just before 8 p.m., officers responding to a report of gunshots on Rockland Street near D found the victim, 21, lying between two parked cars, Capt. George Fuchs said. The victim had been shot several times in the head and back and was pronounced dead at the scene about 8:30 p.m. Witnesses told police that they saw a man - with a thin build wearing a blue hoodie - fleeing the scene shortly after hearing gunshots.
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April 28, 2012
Days after a Holmesburg man was charged with slashing the tires on more than 50 parked cars, police were searching Friday for someone who slashed tires on four cars in Feltonville. Police said the vandal caused about $1,200 in damage to the cars, parked on Gransback Street near Rockland Street. It was unclear when the vandalism occurred, though police were on the scene about 7 a.m. David Toledo, 44, was arrested Wednesday on charges of criminal mischief, submitting false reports to police, and possession of an instrument of crime.
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June 25, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
A security guard was wounded in an overnight shootout outside a bar in Philadelphia's Feltonville section. The incident happened about 2 a.m. Thursday outside a corner bar at Front Street and Wyoming Avenue, police said. The guard, who had been working at the bar, saw a man firing a gun as he left the business, Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters. The security guard returned fire, and both men fired several shots. The guard was struck in his right leg, Small said, and taken to a hospital.
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February 27, 2013 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 66-year-old man who used a wheelchair after losing both legs was killed in a fire early Tuesday in the city's Feltonville section. Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers said the man's wife was sleeping upstairs at the house in the 100 block of East Eleanor Street about 4 a.m. when she "woke up to his screams. " The man was in the dining room, which had been converted into a bedroom for him, when a fire erupted near a space heater, Ayers said. "She couldn't drag him or pull him" to safety, so she ran outside to get help from a relative next door, Ayers said.
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May 24, 2011 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
As police and city officials stood in front of the troubled Feltonville club where nine people had been shot and injured early Sunday morning, Mayor Nutter vowed that the club would never again open its doors to patrons. But it was the city that signed off on allowing the Felton Supper Club to reopen last month, the mayor's office acknowledged Monday. After the city closed the club in January after a fatal shooting, owners Maria Lopez and Omar Infante successfully petitioned the city to reconsider.
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July 29, 2016
A 55-year-old man was shot in the city's Feltonville section late Wednesday afternoon, according to police. The man, who was not identified, was found at 5:58 p.m. with a gunshot wound to his lower back on the 200 block of East Ruscomb Street, authorities said. He was taken to Temple University Hospital and was in stable condition. Police reported no arrests. - Chris Palmer  
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June 25, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
A security guard was wounded in an overnight shootout outside a bar in Philadelphia's Feltonville section. The incident happened about 2 a.m. Thursday outside a corner bar at Front Street and Wyoming Avenue, police said. The guard, who had been working at the bar, saw a man firing a gun as he left the business, Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters. The security guard returned fire, and both men fired several shots. The guard was struck in his right leg, Small said, and taken to a hospital.
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June 17, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Lewis Becker, 78, of Villanova, a law professor at Villanova University for more than four decades, died Sunday, June 12, of complications from glioblastoma brain cancer at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He had been diagnosed in March, his family said. Professor Becker joined what is now Villanova's Charles Widger School of Law in 1972, rose to professor in 1976, and retired in 2011 as an emeritus professor, although he kept teaching for several more years. "Professor Becker left an indelible mark on the Law School community and the generations of students he educated and inspired," the school said in a tribute on its Facebook page.
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April 27, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
Police on Monday were investigating the shooting deaths of six men across Philadelphia over the weekend. No arrests had been made in any of the slayings as of Monday afternoon. The victims ranged in age from 17 to 36, and included one man who had been speaking to a state House candidate about volunteering for the campaign just before he was killed. The last of the deadly incidents happened about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, when 18-year-old Elijah Frazier was shot dead on the 8000 block of Temple Road in Cedarbrook.
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February 8, 2016
On Jan. 14, the Flyers Wives Building Hope for Kids hosted a fashion shopping fund-raiser at the Atrium in the Phoenix in Philadelphia. The evening was a preview of what's hot in spring fashion and makeup. More than 50 attended the event, with proceeds going to renovate the home of Bisan Abu Ali and her family. The 8-year-old Feltonville girl suffers from a rare form of cancer that is affecting her eyesight. Flyers Wives Building Hope for Kids and the Michael's Way Foundation partner to rehab homes to help families cope in challenging times.
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January 6, 2016 | By Aubrey Whelan, Staff Writer
Four men were fatally shot over the weekend in the first homicides of the new year, and two teenagers were critically wounded, Philadelphia police said Monday. The first happened Wednesday night on the 5900 block of Manning Street in West Philadelphia, where 18th District officers responded to a report of a shooting and found Adidas Goode, 17, who had been shot in the forehead around 8 p.m. Goode was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he remained on life support until Friday night, when he was pronounced dead.
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A man was critically wounded in a shooting Saturday night in the Feltonville section, police said. The shooting occurred around 8:15 p.m. in the 5000 block of Boudinot Street. The victim, 30, was shot in the upper torso and head, police said. He was transported to Temple Hospital in critical condition, police said. No weapon was recovered and no arrests were made. Police were investigating. -Melanie Burney
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November 10, 2015 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brenda Nazario was drowning. The 58-year-old mother of three and resident of Puerto Rico's port of Ponce had worked almost two decades as a government social worker but earned less than $800 a month. Her husband, a marina manager, lost half his pay in a public-sector cutback. The couple declared bankruptcy last year. So nine months ago, Nazario moved to Philadelphia for a job with Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, the 45-year-old multiservice center on North Ninth Street.
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September 17, 2015 | BY JOE BRANDT, Daily News Staff Writer brandtj@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
EIGHT MONTHS after they began an anti-violence campaign following the death of their son, Wilfredo Rojas and Aleida Garcia are getting results. "This has been our mission," Rojas told the Daily News last night. "It's been our ministry. " Alejandro "Luchi" Rojas-Garcia, 34, a Temple University student and father of two, was killed in January outside a Feltonville nightclub, when someone peppered his silver SUV with bullets. Leonaldo Rivera, 25, was arrested Feb. 25 and has been held for trial in Philadelphia on murder and gun charges.
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