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Could recreational marijuana fix the city's financial problems?

 03/08/2017 - 18:30
Photo courtesy Raihan Rana via Creative Commons
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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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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:00am
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Photo courtesy Raihan Rana via Creative Commons

Latina Scientists of the 20th Century (Photo gallery)

 03/08/2017 - 18:27
Ellen Ochoa on her third spaceflight, helping to transport supplies from the space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station in spring 1999. Photo: NASA

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the Hispanic population in the U.S. will reach 132.8 million (or 30 percent of the total U.S. population) by the year 2050.   But Latino students, along with other minorities, continue to be underrepresented in the STEM disciplines and to receive STEM degrees at a lower rate than their White counterparts. Latino students are more likely than Whites to be exposed to funding inequities and to have science teachers who did not major in science.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 4:35pm
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Ellen Ochoa on her third spaceflight, helping to transport supplies from the space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station in spring 1999. Photo: NASA

The Philadelphia Masonic Temple (Photo Gallery)

 03/08/2017 - 00:59

The Masonic Temple has long been considered as one of the great wonders of the Masonic World. Constructed in 1873, the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia has some of the finest artifacts of Freemasonry as well as lodge rooms that are based on the ancient themes of the architectural world. It’s said that every room constructed has purposely one flaw put into the architecture or decoration to show that man is not perfect compared to God.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 12:39am
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Portraits of Grand Masters of the Masons adorn the walls in the Benjamin Franklin Room. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/ AL DIA News

Charles Koch Foundation gives $2.2M to Penn Law

 03/07/2017 - 14:22

Political donor and philanthropist Charles Koch has donated $2.2 million to the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s research and policy center created four years ago to promote long-term structural improvements to the U.S. criminal justice system.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 2:02pm
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Penn Law School. Photo: Wikipedia

"I’m usually the only Latina in the room"

 03/07/2017 - 01:12
 
 

 

Reaching the top is nothing without reaching back to help those behind you according to Yasseline Díaz. From her early college career to the present, Díaz felt that her mission has always been to help those who need it most. Though she is far from her original goal of being a Physical Therapist, Díaz has managed to transform lives on a daily basis. From her charity work to her position in the Community Affairs department of Independence Blue Cross, she still manages to impact neighborhoods throughout the city.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 1:11pm
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“Siempre ha existido el concepto erróneo de que una mujer no puede ser líder”

 03/07/2017 - 01:11
“Siempre ha existido el concepto erróneo de que una mujer no puede ser líder”

Cuéntenos más sobre su carrera actual. ¿Cómo ha llegado hasta aquí?

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 1:11pm
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“Las latinas deben ser tan audaces como ambiciosas”

 03/07/2017 - 00:09
“Las latinas deben ser tan audaces como ambiciosas”
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Cuéntanos de tu carrera actual. ¿Cómo llegaste hasta allí?

Actualmente trabajo en PECO. Soy parte del equipo de relaciones corporativas, un grupo bastante pequeño pero muy dinámico que administra un poco más de US$6 millones anuales para patrocinar a 300 organizaciones sin ánimo de lucro de la región.

¿Cuál es la parte más gratificante de tu carrera?

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12:23pm
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"Every single Latina I’ve met, they never lack a dream"

 03/07/2017 - 00:06
"Every single Latina I’ve met, they never lack a dream"
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Boasting an impressive personality that greets you at the door, Tiffany Tavarez is a force to be reckoned with. 

With a notable career that matches her personality, her service in her role on PECO’s corporate relations team has allowed her to become one of the more recognizable names throughout the city. But never one to rest, Tavarez has paired her career with continued service throughout her community.

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A Philly-based startup bets money from developers into environmental protection

 03/03/2017 - 07:17
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The startup Magnolia Mitigation has done vital work to protect two separate endangered species in Pennsylvania, and has saved thousands of acres of wetland throughout the country, reported The Philadelphia Citizen.

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Friday, March 3, 2017 - 6:56am
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Using mitigation methods, companies like Magnolia help reconstruct the habitat and wildlife of an endangered ecological area. Basically, they manage to get real estate developers invest in the reconstruction of a nearby wetland or other endangered ecological area. In the picture, the Delaware State Forest, Promised Land State Park encompasses two lakes at 3000 acres of forest and natural habitat. Photo: Wikipedia

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

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