City planning

Atlantic City and Miami Beach: two different strategies to handle sea level rise

 03/20/2017 - 04:50

Climate change is making floods more common and as the New Jersey resort braces for the next Sandy, the well-heeled Florida city is throwing money at the problem, reported The Guardian.

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Lunes, Marzo 20, 2017 - 4:30am
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A view out the back of a New Jersey Army National Guard M35 2½ ton cargo truck conducting relief operations on Oct. 29 in Atlantic City, N.J. during Hurricane Sandy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

Could recreational marijuana fix the city's financial problems?

 03/08/2017 - 18:30
Photo courtesy Raihan Rana via Creative Commons

As Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale went on record saying that allowing - and taxing - recreational marijuana could help the state find money to close its budget gap, one has to wonder if the same could be applied to the city of Philadelphia.

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Jueves, Marzo 9, 2017 - 7:00am
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Mexico City sex workers in an endless battle against oppression

 03/08/2017 - 12:38
"Damaris" of the lush black hair and inquisitive dark eyes is a single mom and for the past four years has been a sex worker in Mexico City, fighting day by day against discrimination and police harassment.EFE/Mario Guzmán
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The approval of a new Law on Crimes of Human Trafficking, which identifies prostitution with exploitation, plus the closing down of tolerance zones where prostitution is permitted, have forced sex workers into dangerous areas. One of the darker aspects of the trade is police persecution, since cops have been known to abuse their authority over women working illegally.

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Miércoles, Marzo 8, 2017 - 12:29pm
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"Damaris" of the lush black hair and inquisitive dark eyes is a single mom and for the past four years has been a sex worker in Mexico City, fighting day by day against discrimination and police harassment.EFE/Mario Guzmán

Mexican Gov' Gave Free TVs to Poor, but Defects Wasted Taxpayers’ Money

 03/07/2017 - 12:05
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Mexico’s congressional audit office has ruled that a controversial government program to give away some 10 million flat-screen TV sets to the poor wasted an estimated $39 million of taxpayers’ money, as reported The Wall Street Journal.

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Martes, Marzo 7, 2017 - 11:49am
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An image of "El libro anticorrupción" (The Anti-Corruption Book), a new comic book published in Mexico to teach the public about the different kinds of corruption and tools to fight them. EFE/ETHOS.

Consulates ban together against Trump

 03/03/2017 - 01:27
Centro de Defensoria Mexican Consulate.

The Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia held the official inauguration of the “Legal Defense Center” for Mexican immigrant rights within its offices, located at 111 South Independence Mall East,.

Given the new immigration measures announced by the United States government and President Trump, the President of Mexico instructed all of the Mexican Consulates in this country to become “authentic defenders of the rights of [Mexican] immigrants.”

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Viernes, Marzo 3, 2017 - 2:22pm
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Centro de Defensoria Mexican Consulate.

El Alcalde Kenney ruega por la unidad durante su discurso sobre el presupuesto

 03/02/2017 - 22:43
 El Alcalde Kenney ruega por la unidad durante su discurso sobre el presupuesto
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El Alcalde Kenney ha lanzado su segundo presupuesto y su Plan de Cinco Años, pidiéndole a los miembros del Ayuntamiento que aprueben nuevas inversiones en dos áreas clave: salud y servicios humanos que podrían mejorar las comunidades más vulnerables, y las iniciativas creadoras de trabajo que resultarán en una oportunidad económica para todos los Filadelfianos.

Pero sus esfuerzos parecieran permanecer opacados por una inquietud persistente que rodea la ciudad y la política en Filadelfia.

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Jueves, Marzo 2, 2017 - 4:04pm
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'Defy Trump' says local groups

 03/02/2017 - 21:44
Mijente and Juntos host 'Defy Trump" rally outside of City Hall

Today Juntos hosted a protest titled, "Defy Trump: Expand the Sanctuary," with Mijente.

The group stationed outside of City Hall with a message to the Mayor, City Council, and the city: a sanctuary city means a sanctuary for all. 

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Jueves, Marzo 2, 2017 - 6:31pm
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Mijente and Juntos host 'Defy Trump" rally outside of City Hall

Mayor Kenney begs for unity during budget address

 03/02/2017 - 21:28
Mayor Kenney begs for unity during budget address
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Mayor Kenney released his second budget and Five-Year Plan, asking members of City Council to approve new investments in two key areas: health and human services that will uplift our most vulnerable, and job-creating initiatives that will result in economic opportunity for all Philadelphians.

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Jueves, Marzo 2, 2017 - 4:04pm
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"Stand up, fight and protect other people." - Mayor Jim Kenney

 03/01/2017 - 00:35
Mayor Jim Kenney speaks at #TakeActionPhilly
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When a liberal city faces a conservative presidential administration, the result is a battle similar to David and Goliath.

But as the city bands together to protect it's values and diversity, it's clear that David is pulling back his slingshot.

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Sábado, Febrero 25, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Mayor Jim Kenney speaks at #TakeActionPhilly

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