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.
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The Mayor held a press conference on Wednesday to offer more details on the resignation of a police commissioner recently lauded as a hero.
“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
As of Sept. 25, police have recorded 244 homicides this year, a 10 percent increase compared with the same date in 2017. The mayor is taking action.
Six percent of the City of Philadelphia’s workforce are Hispanic or Latino, a total of 1,674 employees, according to the most current figures.
While the Pennsylvania governor insists his hands are tied on matters such as the Berks County Residential Center, protesters beg to differ.
"En esta Semana Puertorriqueña, celebremos nuestra rica diversidad y el impacto positivo que nuestros hermanos y hermanas puertorriqueñas tienen en nuestras comunidades", dijo el alcalde Jim Kenney.
“This Puerto Rican Week, let’s celebrate our rich diversity and the positive impact that our Puerto Rican brothers and sisters have on our communities,” said Mayor Jim Kenney.
Chris Mundiath, un republicano de origen peruano, se postula para el Distrito 70 de Pensilvania en la Cámara de Representantes.
Chris Mundiath, a Peruvian-American Republican, is running for Pennsylvania’s 70th District in the House of Representatives.
ICE no longer has access to Philadelphia's real-time police arraignment database, but activists say it is one battle won, with many to go, for the immigrant community in Philadelphia.
Through activities and community building exercises, children impacted by Hurricane Maria began to heal from the trauma of disaster at the Liberty Lutheran’s Camp Noah in Reading, PA.
With a crowd numbering in the thousands, labor union leaders and immigrants rights advocates joined in calling for an end to family detention and separation.
El tesorero Joe Torsella, guardián electo de las reservas de Pensilvania, se ha embarcado en una misión: promover la educación superior por todo el estado.
In addition to educational initiatives such as the PA 529 Program, AL DÍA News caught up with Treasurer Torsella on his concerns about the state of retirement savings in Pennsylvania, as well as his office’s role in supporting Pennsylvanians with disabilities and reuniting unclaimed property with owners.
Demonstrators donning robes evoking the dystopian Hulu television series and novel, The Handmaid's Tale, protested Vice President Mike Pence's appearance at the Union League in Philadelphia.
On Sunday, a planned demonstration resulted in the arrest of approximately 17 people, as protesters at the Berks County Residential Center called for Gov. Wolf to shut down the family detention center.
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, immigrant rights organizations, Occupy ICE protesters, and others continue to call for Mayor Kenney and city officials to end ICE’s access to the police arraignment database.
Los organizadores destacaron la necesidad de acción continuada para avanzar en la protección de los inmigrantes y sus familias en toda la ciudad y el resto del estado.
The online resource outlines current federal policy and what steps Philadelphians can take to voice their opposition to the Trump administration’s current immigration policy.
Organizers stressed the need for continued action to take steps to protect immigrants and immigrant families throughout the city and state.
The protest in Philadelphia is set to take place this Saturday at 11 a.m. in Logan Circle as part of the national day of action led by Families Belong Together.
The Philadelphia City Council has passed a resolution proposed by Councilwoman Helen Gym asking Gov. Tom Wolf to take steps to close the immigrant detention facility in Berks County.
In a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf, Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) and Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-CA) cited reports of misconduct and poor living conditions at the immigration detention center in Berks County.