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Beyond Brotherly Love: Philadelphia’s Bet on Attracting and Retaining Immigrants Pays Off by Helen Ubiñas (2013)

Philadelphia, PA – Helen Ubiñas takes us along Philadelphia’s vibrant commercial strips, inside immigrant-led businesses, to civics classes and into City Hall to talk with people who’ve helped enliven neighborhoods and reverse a decades-long population decline.

We Are From Hazleton: A Baseball Celebrity Helps Bring His Divided Pennsylvania Hometown Together by Chris Echegaray & Susan Eaton with photographs by Emma Lee (2013)

Hazleton, PA – Hazleton gained notoriety in 2006 when it became the first municipality to pass its own anti-immigration ordinance. These days, it’s getting attention for an ambitious effort to bring together the Latino immigrant and white communities. Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon, who grew up in Hazleton, helped jump start the burgeoning Hazleton Integration Project. Read Chris and Susan’s related story on America’s Wire.

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