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A Prison full of History (Photo Gallery)

 02/14/2017 - 10:50

Although usually visited as a haunted attraction during Halloween, the Eastern State Penitentiary has a much more historical significance. The prison was considered a new and revolutionary concept and later set the standard for how prisons should be made on a world-wide scale.

The prison was the first of its kind to have central heat, running water, and efficient plumbing throughout the complex. At that time, President Andrew Jackson had no running water in the White House and had to heat the building with coal-burning stoves.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 10:32am
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The Eastern State Penitentiary was opened in 1829 at that time as one of the most expensive prisons in the country. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/ AL DIA News

Candidatos demócratas reaccionan ante la retirada de Williams

 02/13/2017 - 17:30
Candidatos demócratas reaccionan ante la retirada de Williams
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La abarrotada carrera por el puesto de Fiscal de Distrito acaba de hacerse más sencilla con el reciente anuncio de Seth Williams.

Un nuevo candidato, Larry Krasner, se subió a escena tras trabajar como abogado criminalista en la ciudad. Ha compartido que aprecia la retirada de Williams pero declaró que no tendrá nada que ver en su propia candidatura.

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Friday, February 10, 2017 - 12:44pm
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Amber Hikes replace Nellie Fitzpatrick in Office of LGBT Affairs

 02/13/2017 - 16:45
Amber Hikes replace Nellie Fitzpatrick in Office of LGBT Affairs
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Mayor Kenney’s administration has confirmed that the Office of LGBT Affairs will get a new face with Amber Hikes appointment.

After two years, Nellie Fitzpatrick has stepped down and confirmed to Philly Voice that she will be returning to law stating, "It was not my decision, but I was very happy to move on," she says.

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Monday, February 13, 2017 - 4:40pm
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Homerun Kings: A Trip to Cuba to Play Baseball and Make Friends

 02/13/2017 - 15:52

Last Christmas, eleven kids from Philadelphia travelled to Cuba on a goodwill trip to play baseball with other kids their age and to better understand the reality of the island.

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The team admire the classic cars in Cienfuegos (Jose Marti Square), Ryan Orlov, Zack Dilsheimer, Jack Donahoe, Justin Rubin, Sam Chairman, AJ Dicus, Alex Unruh, Ilan Tauber, Jake Rasmussen and Nathan Weiss. Nik Toocheck does not appear in this image) Photo: Concha Alborg

 

Jóvenes beisbolistas toman iniciativa de acercar a Filadelfia con Cuba

 02/13/2017 - 15:46

Un grupo de once jóvenes de Filadelfia viajó a Cuba recientemente con el fin de jugar a béisbol con cubanos de su edad y poder conocer mejor la realidad de la isla.

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Monday, February 13, 2017 - 3:37pm
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El equipo admirando los automóviles clásicos en Cienfuegos (Plaza José Martí) [Ryan Orlov, Zack Dilsheimer, Jack Donahoe, Justin Rubin, Sam Chairman, AJ Dicus, Alex Unruh, Ilan Tauber, Jake Rasmussen, y Nathan Weiss. Nik Toocheck no aparece en la imagen] Foto: Concha Alborg

 

 

DA Candidates react to Seth Williams' withdrawal

 02/13/2017 - 12:18
DA Candidates react to Seth Williams' withdrawal
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Seth Williams announced today that he will not be running for Philadelphia District Attorney. 

Williams was first elected in 2009 and current runner's express it was the excitement of having the first black district attorney that made the election an easy win for Williams. And though his star quickly rose, his tenure as DA has been rife with scandal and investigation.

Though his most notable scandal has been the recent record fine in the amount of $62,000, Williams has also ben under federal investigation by the FBI in 2015 and received other pushback. 

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Friday, February 10, 2017 - 12:44pm
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Braving the Cold (Photo Gallery)

 02/09/2017 - 18:02

What a difference a day makes! Yesterday we were looking at record warmth temperatures, everyone out and about, enjoying the sunshine without a worry in the world. Then came today. A storm system that brought the city various amounts of snow and ice. For precautionary procedures the City of Philadelphia closed its schools.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 5:39pm
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George Gonzalez of RG Motors brushes off snow from the vehicles in the lot on 5th & Allegheny. Photo:Peter Fitzpatrick/ALDIA News

A Day in the Life of a Cuban Dancer

 02/09/2017 - 17:52

If you were ever curious about what a day in the life of a Cuban professional dancer is, Malpaso Dance Company wants to show you. In their first international tour and visit to Philadelphia, the company will share two of their major pieces, “24 hours and a dog”  and “Why You Follow.”

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 10:24am
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Malpaso Dance Company during a  live performance.

Let the sun shine on Philly (Photo Gallery)

 02/08/2017 - 17:35

We at ALDIA News bring to you the places in Philadelphia you may have heard of but you may not know of. There are many stories within the city. We do our part to bring them into the light.

With this rare sunny and warm day, you would think it was the middle of summer instead of the second week of February. ALDIA News takes a trip to El Bloque de Oro (The Golden Block) and near Front & Allegheny avenue to see how people are using their time in this type of weather.

We then go to Temple University Main Campus to see how students and staff are taking advantage of the day.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 5:20pm
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A tent prepared to sell Valentine's Day baskets at the corner of 5th and Lehigh. Photo:Peter Fitzpatrick/ALDIA News

Nature and Structures in Black and White (Photo Gallery)

 02/08/2017 - 09:59
Magarge Dam at Wissahickson Valley Park on Forbidden Drive.  Photo:Peter Fitzpatrick/ALDIA News

Today AL DÍA News visits Wissahickson Valley Park as well as traveling along Kelly Drive to not only take in the peace and serenity of what nature has created, but also to appreciate the architecture of man made structures that usually would go unnoticed while driving along your way to work during the week.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 9:47am
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Magarge Dam at Wissahickson Valley Park on Forbidden Drive.  Photo:Peter Fitzpatrick/ALDIA News

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