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Farewell to Myrtha Castro, a woman who gave everything for the children of North Philly

 10/13/2017 - 11:47
'Titi' Myrtha Castro, co-founder of Amparo de la Niñez. Photo Archive.

The unrelenting community worker, who provided extracurricular education services to thousands of North Philly children for three decades, died last Wednesday of heart complications. AL DÍA News extends its condolences and solidarity to the Castro family.

Adiós a Myrtha Castro, una mujer que lo dio todo por los niños de North Philly

 10/13/2017 - 08:59
'Titi' Myrtha Castro, cofundadora de Amparo de la Niñez. Foto Archivo. 

La incansable trabajadora comunitaria, que durante tres décadas brindó servicios de educación extracurricular a miles de niños de North Philly, falleció este miércoles de complicaciones cardiacas. AL DÍA News extiende sus condolencias y solidaridad a la familia Castro.

Mujeres a Cargo: Prospanica tiene nueva presidenta

 10/03/2017 - 15:15
The National Board of Prospanica. Judith Garcia Galiana is in the green polka-dot dress. Photo shared by Saimi Haiman-Marrero. 

La última semana de septiembre trajo consigo frescas temperaturas y a empresarios negros e hispanos en trajes recién planchados, listos para conectarse, inspirarse o retomar viejos contactos en el Power of Performance: Leadership at The Next Level. Junto con varios profesionales consumados que fueron homenajeados en la Prospanica’s Brillante Awards Gala, Galiana fue una de las figuras claves reconocidas en la conferencia en general.

Women In Charge: Prospanica Gets A New Chair

 10/02/2017 - 11:10
The National Board of Prospanica. Judith Garcia Galiana is in the green polka-dot dress. Photo shared by Saimi Haiman-Marrero. 

The last week of September brought with it crisp temperatures and Black and Hispanic business hopefuls in freshly-pressed suits, eager to network, become inspired, or re-connect at “Power of Performance: Leadership at The Next Level”. Other than the accomplished professionals who were honored at Prospanica’s Brillante Awards Gala, Galiana was one of the key figures being recognized at the conference as a whole.

Llamando al Fiscal

 09/29/2017 - 17:55
"The Philadelphia Municipal Services building, located at 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd in Center City, is where City Controller's office resides. From this office, City Controller Alan Butkovitz called on Pennsylvania Attorney General to launch an investigation into questionable charges made to by the Mayor's Fund of Philadelphia." Photo: Matthew Haubenstein

El Contralor Alan Butkovitz ha hecho un llamado al Fiscal General de Pennsylvania para que investigue transacciones irregulares desde los fondos de la ciudad hacia una organización local sin fines de lucro.

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Matthew Haubenstein - Special Report for AL DÍA News

The State of Women and Girls in Philadelphia

 09/21/2017 - 15:31
Photograph by Samantha Madera. Copyright City of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia is not only the City of Brotherly Love, it is also the City of Sisterly Effectiveness. The City now joins thirty-one other major American cities with women’s commissions, dedicated to shining a light on issues that women experience through intersectional data-collection and discourse, and tearing down the barriers of male dominance in a variety of fields, sectors, and categories.