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Passengers affected by a widespread power outage wait in long lines at the International Terminal of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 17 December 2017.

Atlanta International Airport was resuming normal operation early Monday, hours after an outage unleashed havoc on travelers around the country, leading to hundreds of flight cancellations during one of the most hectic travel periods of the year, according to a report from Dow Jones Newswire.

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Want to be a poltician? Here’s how.

 01/19/2017 - 15:26
Want to be a poltician? Here’s how.

If you’ve ever been curious about the election process in Philly, you can now get answers to all your questions.

An effort from the Philadelphia Democratic Progressive Committee to educate those who wish to run for office, the panel discussion set to continue within the upcoming months and elections have been designed to encourage the public to get involved in the political process.

La Comisión Anti-Drogas de Kenney se pone en marcha

 01/13/2017 - 12:23
La Comisión Anti-Drogas de Kenney se pone en marcha

El día miércoles, la Comisión Anti-Drogas del Alcalde Kenney se reunió por primera vez. Organizado para atacar el aumento de uso de drogas opiáceas, tanto de prescripción como ilegales, el equipo está conformado por miembros del consejo, organismos de seguridad y otros líderes comunitarios.

Este equipo de trabajo se ha estructurado en 5 subcomités, y ha adoptado la misión de organizar un plan ciudadano para prevenir el uso, la distribución, la sobredosis y la adicción a drogas de prescripción y a la heroína.

Fast Track

 12/14/2016 - 03:30

Will the US get a high-speed rail network like in Europe or Japan? Not in the near future, but some meaning progress has been made.

With a mix of privately funded projects and upgrades to what already exists, America’s trains are finally set to speed up in the near future, reports City Lab.

Crime and Punishment

 11/16/2016 - 17:18
Mayor Kenney as very open-minded and humanistic approach to keep the streets of Philadelphia safe. Photo: Wikipedia

There were two recent violent flash mobs in Philadelphia: one on Broad Street at Temple University and the most recent one at 16th and Walnut.  In reaction to the first incident at Temple, Mayor Kenney was silent. After the second incident, Kenney delivered a statement that condemned the flash mobs along with a series of racist post-election activities, including social media slurs and graffiti. “I know right now that many Philadelphians are feeling anxious, angry, afraid, even hopeless.

[OP-ED]: Lessons from Herodotus for U.S. Latinos: History indeed matters

 09/22/2016 - 09:59

This was the text of my introduction speech at the first annual “Latino History Awards Luncheon”, hosted by AL DIA News at the Union League Club of Philadelphia, on September 21st, 2016

~The Editor


The official recording of the science we now called History began 484 years before Jesus Christ.

Strengthened through The Arts: Giving Thanks to The Kimmel Center

 09/10/2016 - 11:20
Photo: Mónica Marie Zorrilla 

The Kimmel Center for The Performing Arts announces productions, performers, and programs for the 2016-17 Season, emphasizing educational, accessible, diverse, and restorative incentives and initiatives that will continue to monetarily and culturally enhance Philadelphia.

Amber Hikes reemplazará a Nellie Fitzpatrick en la Oficina de Asuntos LGBT

 02/13/2017 - 17:45
Amber Hikes reemplazará a Nellie Fitzpatrick en la Oficina de Asuntos LGBT

La administración del Alcalde Kenney ha confirmado que la Oficina de Asuntos LGBT tendrá una nueva cara con la designación de Amber Hikes.

Tras dos años, Nellie Fitzpatrick se ha retirado y ha confirmado a Philly Voice que regresará a la abogacía, declarando que “no fue mi decisión, pero estoy muy contenta de seguir adelante”, dijo.

“Mi período dentro de la oficina ha llegado a su fin natural y estoy emocionada de regresar a la práctica del derecho, que siempre ha sido mi intención y seguir sirviendo a la comunidad LGBT a través de nuevas vías”.

Josh Shapiro apuesta por Sara Manzano-Díaz

 01/13/2017 - 12:35
Josh Shapiro apuesta por Sara Manzano-Díaz

El nuevo Fiscal General, Josh Shapiro ha continuado con su elección de staff para su próximo término, reclutando a aquellos que considera más adecuados para la labor.

Una figura clave es Sara Manzano-Díaz, quien resaltó entre la gente, particularmente por su íntima relación con la ciudad de Filadelfia. Conocido como hábil abogado dentro del servicio gubernamental, Shapiro considera a Manzano-Díaz como la mejor opción para el puesto de Vice-Fiscal General.

South 9th Street BID defeated, and "it's about time to get organized"

 11/06/2016 - 20:38

A plan to create a Business Improvement District in the Italian Market area, where Mexican businesses revitalized once-abandoned storefronts, has been shelved for now. Mexican business owners, who had little say in the original plan, now have another chance to get organized.

Governor Wolf visits the Schuykill River Trail to announce new expansion southwest

 10/10/2016 - 18:04

On Monday, October 10, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf came to Philadelphia to announce a grant which will facilitate the expansion of the Schuylkill River Trail in Southwest Philadelphia, connecting Bartram’s Mile to Passyunk Point. Speaking on the trail itself, just south of its Walnut Street entrance, Wolf praised the work the Schuylkill River Development Corporation has done up till this point and all that their achievements demonstrate about industrial land’s potential for reuse.

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Liliana Frankel