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Thousands gather at City Hall to mourn Orlando massacre victims

 06/14/2016 - 15:15
Photo: Rogelio Aguilar/AL DÍA News

Attendees included Mayor Jim Kenney, who fought back tears as he spoke about Philly native Akyra Murray, a recent West Catholic Preparatory High School graduate and basketball star who lost her life in the tragic incident.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 2:55pm
Plain Text Author: 
Martin Martinez

PHOTOS: Chinese Lantern Festival lights up Philly

 06/13/2016 - 12:39
Photos: Michelle Severino/AL DÍA News

Lantern festivals are traditional Chinese celebrations that mark the end of Chinese New Year celebrations and this year, as part of the Franklin Square's 10th anniversary, Historic Philadelphia celebrated the first-ever Chinese Lantern Festival in Philadelphia.

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 12:20pm
Plain Text Author: 
Michelle Severino

Preschools visit City Hall in anticipation to 'Soda Tax' vote

 06/08/2016 - 16:34
Photo: Michelle Severino / Al Dia News

In anticipation of the possible City Council vote on the “soda tax” proposal, the Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) organization gathered dozens of pre-schoolers in support of universal pre-K expansion in Philadelphia schools.
The event was held on Wednesday as City Council members were invited to meet and greet the students. At the same time, the Philadelphians Against the Grocery Tax Coalition held a rally outside City Hall urging council members to reject the mayor’s "soda tax” proposal.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 3:41pm
Plain Text Author: 
Michelle Severino

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The sixth edition of the Philadelphia Latin Film Festival (PHLAFF) will bring to town emerging Latin American shortfilms like 'Concertinas", a documentary about the social crisis in Venezuela.

The Philadelphia Latin Film Festival (PHLAFF) returns next June 2 to 4 with a selection of the most astonishing work of emerging Latino and Latin American filmmakers.