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[OP-ED]: Why I failed to become an Engineer..

 08/16/2016 - 17:33

Well, there were already 2 in my family. 

My brother Agustín, Electrical Engineer, and my brother Raúl, who just retired from his noble profession, after a long and meritorious career as a Mechanical Engineer.

At age 16, I wanted to be, if not "somebody", at least somebody else.

Make my life count for something —not like in an act of heroism— but, in a more earthly purpose, to avoid being a blatant redundancy.

Or perhaps, God forbids, a plain-vanilla, mediocre, self-conceited brat.

Murray Bailey upbeat, even in defeat

 11/04/2015 - 08:27
Melissa Murray Bailey gives her concession speech Nov. 3, 2015. Photo: Aja Beech/AL DÍA

Republican candidate for mayor, Melissa Murray Bailey, was busy election night. She spent part of the evening at Fitzpatrick Recreation Center in the far Northeast, where she once worked the polls during an election for current Representative Martina White. She arrived around 9 p.m., after the AP called the race for her opponent, Democratic candidate Jim Kenney.

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Sabrina Vourvoulias
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Kenney stands with immigration activists against 'Donald Trump Act'

 07/29/2015 - 16:59
Beneath the LOVE Park sculpture, Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney took a stand Thursday against the "Donald Trump" Bill. Photo: Samantha Madera/AL DÍA News

Despite the scorching summer heat, about thirty immigration activists gathered Wednesday at LOVE Park to speak out against a bill that would limit federal aid to 22 sanctuary cities across the U.S. Under the bill, which just passed in Congress, Philadelphia stands to lose $5 to $6 million in annual aid if it continues Mayor Michael Nutter’s limited cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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Max Marin

LUPE drama is old-style ward politics, but our focus should be on issues facing the community

 04/21/2015 - 12:07
Philly Latino leaders (from left to right) Israel Colón, Miguel Concepción, Ángel Ortiz and  José Nieto, in an AL DÍA photo from 2011, when the Latino community stepped up efforts to counteract the gerrymandering of legislative districts that had separated Latino neighborhoods and disenfranchised Latino voters. Several of these leaders have been vocal about the damage being wrought by LUPE's shenanigans and politicking.

The drama about LUPE's withdrawal of its endorsement of mayoral candidate Nelson Diaz is not a surprise. Old-style ward politics is well and alive in our community as it is in other neighborhoods in this city. Money is unfortunately a driving force that too often shapes who gets endorsed during an open primary like this one.

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Sabrina Vourvoulias
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¿El hijo pródigo de South Philly será el próximo alcalde?

 03/18/2015 - 17:06
Foto: Ana Gamboa/AL DÍA News

Cuando AL DÍA News le cuestionó sobre cómo pretende llegar a votantes latinos, el exconcejal habló sobre su apoyo a legislaciones proinmigración en Filadelfia, incluyendo el esfuerzo para poner fin a la cooperación entre la policía local y la Oficina de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE).

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Ana Gamboa
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