ABOUT US

Why The Bronx Needs A Bilingual Community Newspaper

Publishers: Roberto Ramirez, Luis Miranda, David Keisman

Editor: Debralee Santos

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Every community in this city has a story to tell. A journal of its people’s daily lives, their struggles, their achievements and their contribution to something greater than themselves. The Latino community’s journey in this city stands as a stark example of people who came to this country looking for a better life for their families and a brighter future for their children. We have much to be proud of. It is time that a publication existed in The Bronx with the express purpose of chronicling our community in a way that will allow for future generations to know our history, what we stood for, what we achieved as individuals, and as a community, and what our expectations were for our future generations.

Welcome to The Bronx Free Press. Your bilingual community newspaper in the Bronx.

As a community newspaper we pledge to provide you with accurate and thorough reporting, a true glimpse into the lives of our community.

We will work to provide sound journalistic reports on the borough’s many institutions. These include our local colleges and universities, health care facilities, cultural and tourist attractions that impact the lives and well being of our readership. With that objective in mind several weeks ago we started our multi•part series on the Bronx courts. Through that series of articles we are providing a user’s guide to understanding the courts, including the Supreme, Criminal, Civil, Housing, Family, Surrogate Courts and the County Clerk’s office. These kind of articles will provide you with an insight into the individuals who are elected or appointed as judges, the staff and administrators who run the courts, their backgrounds, their functions, and their contributions to ensuring that justice is fair and even handed.

We will publish weekly opinion columns from some of our most accomplished leaders, our everyday readers, and from our editorial staff. And above all we intend to tell the stories of the people of The Bronx who strive every day to make our borough a better place to live, a place of hope, a place that we can call home.

The Bronx Free Press is modeled after our sister newspaper in Manhattan, the Manhattan Times, which this month celebrated its 10-year anniversary. When we launched the Manhattan Times a decade ago, there were many skeptics who did not believe that a bilingual newspaper could survive, and actually thrive.

Today the Manhattan Times stands as an example of setting a new standard, a high one, for what community newspapers should be.

We believe that nothing less should be provided to the readership of The Bronx.

We pledge to our readers that we will take the same care with every piece we write, ensuring that it is accurate, thorough and fair, as if it were about nuestra familia, because we want you to come to recognize us as an extended member of your family.

And as a member of our family, we in turn pledge to you, our readership, that this philosophy at The Bronx Free Press will not be compromised.

We view ourselves as an integral part of the legacy that the Latino community is weaving to make The Bronx a better place for all the people who live here. It is for that reason that The Bronx Free Press exists.

Thank you for the privilege of sharing your story.

Porque El Bronx Necesita Un Periódico Bilingüe En La Comunidad

Cada comunidad en esta ciudad tiene una historia para contar. Una crónica del diario vivir de su gente, sus luchas, sus logros y su contribución a algo mayor que ellos mismos.

El viaje de la comunidad Latina en esta ciudad sirve como ejemplo claro de que la gente vino a este país en búsqueda de una vida mejor para sus familias, y un futuro más brillante para sus niños. Tenemos mucho deque estar orgullosos.

Es tiempo que una publicación exista en el Bronx con el propósito expreso de recordara nuestra comunidad de una manera que permitirá que las futuras generaciones sepan nuestra historia, nuestras luchas, nuestros logros como individuos, como comunidad, y nuestras expectativas para el futuro.

Bienvenidos al Bronx Free Press. Su periódico. El único periódico bilingüe en el Bronx.

Como un periódico de la comunidad , prometemos proveerles a ustedes una examinación exacta y cuidadosa, una ojeada verdadera en las vidas de nuestra comunidad.

Trabajaremos para proporcionar informes periodísticos sanos sobre muchas instituciones de nuestro condado. Éstos incluyen nuestras universidades locales, los hospitales, los centros del cuidado médico, y las atracciones culturales y turísticas que afecten las vidas y el bienestar de ustedes, nuestros lectores.

Sobre todo, contaremos la historia de la gente de nuestro condado que hacen de este un mejor lugar, un lugar de esperanza, un lugar que podemos llamar nuestro hogar.

Bronx Free Press toma como modelo nuestro periódico hermano en Manhattan, The Manhattan Times, que este mes celebró su aniversario de 10 años.

Cuando lanzamos al Manhattan Times hace una década, había muchos escépticos que no creyeron que un periódico bilingüe podría sobrevivir, y mucho menos prosperar.

El Manhattan Times sirve hoy de ejemplo para fijar un nuevo estándar para los periódicos de la comunidad, y como deben ser.

Creemos que es lo mínimo que debemos proporcionar a nuestros lectores del Bronx. Prometemos que tomaremos el mismo cuidado con cada pieza que escribimos, asegurándose de que sea exacta, cuidadosa y justa, como si estuviera escrita sobre nuestra propia familia, porque quisiéramos que usted llegara a reconocernos como miembro extendido de su familia.

Y como miembro de nuestra familia, alternadamente, le prometemos a usted que esta filosofía en El Bronx Free Press no será comprometida.

Nos vemos como parte integral de la herencia que la comunidad Latina está tejiendo para hacer del Bronx un lugar mejor para toda la gente que vive aquí.

Es por esa razón que existe El Bronx Free Press.

Gracias por el privilegio de compartir su historia.