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Is it “hypocritical” to call Philadelphia a sanctuary city?

 02/14/2017 - 17:22
Is it “hypocritical” to call Philadelphia a sanctuary city?

This is what organizations working to protect immigrant rights are saying in Philadelphia.

With plans for a walk-out of immigrant families posed for Thursday and reports of a surge in Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids, the question of what a sanctuary city really means is being pushed even farther to the forefront than Harrisburg or Trump could.

Love & Marriage (Photo Gallery)

 02/14/2017 - 15:11

It's Valentine's Day! A day where there is a last minute dash to the card store and flower shop so you can tell that special someone that you have not forgotten about them. 

For others, its the first day that begins the rest of their lives together as husband and wife. The City of Philadelphia holds its annual Valentine's Day wedding ceremony on the 6th floor of City Hall for 50 soon-to-be married couples with the help of 10 city judges.

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.

Candidatos demócratas reaccionan ante la retirada de Williams

 02/13/2017 - 17:30
Candidatos demócratas reaccionan ante la retirada de Williams

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.

DA Candidates react to Seth Williams' withdrawal

 02/13/2017 - 12:18
DA Candidates react to Seth Williams' withdrawal

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. 

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.

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.

The face of the new resistance

 02/07/2017 - 10:36
The face of the new resistance

Two marches on Tuesday in Philadelphia have spoken to the concept of what it means to really have a force of resistance against a political system.

A group numbering close to the hundreds, a large collection of Comcast employees in Philadelphia walked out of the Comcast Center midday on Thursday to protest President Trump's recent executive order barring refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations.

The end of ivory towers in higher education

 02/07/2017 - 01:49
The end of ivory towers in higher education

Not far from the universities within the city limits lies a small suburban university with a big name. Penn State Abington boasts almost 4,000 full and part-time students and is looking to expand. With shuttles from the city to campus and efforts to increase their grant program, the school is looking to make higher education accessible to all.


Corazones de oro

 02/06/2017 - 18:56

El Baile del Corazón de Filadelfia, que contó con más de 800 asistentes de las comunidades corporativa, médica, farmacéutica y social de Filadelfia, es la gala anual en beneficio de la misión de la Asociación Americana del Corazón, construyendo vidas más saludables, libres de enfermedades cardiovasculares e infartos.

El Show Gala “Ahora Sí” en el Crystal Tea Ballroom

 02/06/2017 - 18:50

La Mega 105.7 FM celebró su sexta “Ahora Sí Show” gala anual en el Crystal Tea Ballroom en el Centro de Filadelfia el pasado fin de semana. La anfitriona del shor radial Marilyn Rodríguez utiliza las ondas de frecuencia para llegarle a su comunidad: "mi misión siempre ha sido darle voz a la comunidad Latinoamericana en el Delaware Valle, desde celebridades, actores, cantantes hasta el abordaje de asuntos sociales y económicos, solución de problemas y opciones de trabajo".

Hearts of Gold

 02/05/2017 - 18:02

The Philadelphia Heart Ball, which is attended by more than 800 individuals from Philadelphia’s corporate, medical, pharmaceutical and social communities, is the annual black-tie gala benefiting the American Heart Association’s lifesavin

Sixth Annual "Ahora Si Show" Gala at Crystal Tea Ballroom

 02/05/2017 - 13:54

Mega 105.7 FM held their sixth annual "Ahora Si Show" Gala at the Crystal Tea Ballroom in Center City Philadelphia this past weekend. Host of the radio show Marilyn Rodriguez uses the airwaves to reach out to her community. "My mission has been to empower the Latino community throughout the Delaware Valley from celebrities, actors, singers to dealing with the social and economic issues, problem solving and finding employment."

ALDIA News Photos of the Day

 02/03/2017 - 18:18

During the many travels of ALDIA's photographer throughout the city, there are many places and faces that might not be recognized to many but there are hidden stories in Philadelphia.

We take a look at today's Photos of the Day while traveling into the Italian Market in South Philadelphia as well as along Penn Treaty Park by the Delaware River.


Sanctuary Cities Under Fire by Trump Administration

 02/01/2017 - 09:13
Sanctuary Cities Under Fire by Trump Administration

President Donald Trump has signed a total of 7 Executive orders in his first eight days of office, many orders focusing specifically on issues that were the cornerstone of his campaign. Among them, the executive order titled, Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States, specifically tackles is policies on immigration reform and sanctuary cities.