“Today’s clean-up is just symbolic of folks saying, ‘we’ll roll up our sleeves and help, and government can’t do it all, but these kids in Kensington should not experience this much longer,’” said Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sanchez.
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Amid discontent among Puerto Ricans with the Trump administration, grassroots organizations and the Democratic party are hoping their ramped up organizing efforts will pay off on election day.
The Pennsylvania 3rd district race pits a veteran local politician against a young Republican challenger eager to break in.
A recently announced contract to house unaccompanied children in North Philadelphia, as well as President Trump’s stated intention to bring an end to birthright citizenship, were among demonstrators’ concerns.
The bill, introduced by City Councilwoman Helen Gym in June, would require the city’s largest corporations to give workers advance schedule notice.
A new book seeks answers from the former Uruguayan President on topics such as democracy, politics, liberty and voter participation.
“We create these binaries of what is the norm and what is not the norm. It’s time that people understand it’s not binary in the world, and life is an experience,” said trans-Latina community activist, Naiymah Sanchez.
A civil rights lawyer of more than 35 years, Mary Gay Scanlon hopes to take her fight against Trump era policies to Washington.
DACO's inaugural Cannabis Opportunities Conference welcomed 750 attendees over the weekend.
La miembro del Concejo Municipal Helen Gym se sentó con AL DÍA para discutir su propuesta de legislación sobre la semana laboral justa, los ID municipales, el cierre del Centro de Detención de Berks y otros muchos asuntos.
City Councilmember Helen Gym sat down with AL DÍA to discuss her proposed fair work week legislation, city municipal IDs, shutting down the Berks Detention Center, and more.
Most immediately, the city plans to carry out a “large-scale clean-up” along Kensington Avenue on Nov. 2 and clear out the Frankford Avenue encampment by Nov. 15.
El alcalde de una de las comunidades más necesitadas del oeste de Pensilvania espera expandir su plataforma progresista como vicegobernador.
The mayor of a struggling community in Western Pennsylvania hopes to expand his progressive platform as the state’s lieutenant governor.
With her campaign for U.S. Congress, former prosecutor Pearl Kim aims to make history on Nov. 6.
El cambio propuesto en la normativa dificultará la obtención de permisos de residencia permanente a aquellos inmigrantes económicamente más vulnerables.
The proposed changes would make it more difficult for economically disadvantaged immigrants to gain admission to the country.
David Torres es el primer latino en Filadelfia que participa en las elecciones de representantes ante el Congreso de los EE.UU.
David Torres is the first-ever Latino to run for U.S. Congress in Philadelphia.
An investigation by the District Attorney's Office has determined that police officer Angel Vasquez was “legally justified in using deadly force” during an incident in August.
The mayor and other marijuana advocates have announced that Philadelphia will host a summit later this month focused on economic opportunity in the cannabis industry.
“The death of David Jones was completely preventable and his family hopes that lessons are learned from this tragedy,” attorneys for the Jones family said.
The nine-month investigation resulted in more than 57 arrests.
Protesters included Gritty fans and witches, among many others