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Fresh Air Fund connects families

Fresh Air Fund conecta familias

Fresh Air Fund conecta familias

Michelle, de ocho años, pasa los días de verano junto al agua, mirando diferentes tipos de flores silvestres. Con un par de binoculares...
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I Love the Bronx: I am the Bronx

Amo el Bronx: Yo soy el Bronx

Amo el Bronx: Yo soy el Bronx

En menos de 10 años, el Bronx estará bien diferente. Y con esos cambios llegará una nueva ola de personas. Algunos, incluyéndome, estamos...
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Pride on parade
Orgullo en el desfile

Cynthia Sinchi stood on tiptoes as she tried to get a glimpse of the floats and marchers on Fifth Avenue at the 56th Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sun., Jun 9th.
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Love and justice
Amor y Justicia

“Una ambulancia llevó a su padre al hospital. Venga lo antes que le sea posible”. Mi hermana y yo estábamos en un vuelo hacia Manila en unas horas. Cuando llegamos estaba colocado en un ataúd.
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Now is the moment
Ahora es el momento

Now is the time. Dial 888-891-3271 to connect with your Senator to tell them that you support reform that includes a path to citizenship and that keeps families together.
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“A fun day”

Even the rain couldn’t dampen the Bronx spirit. Hundreds braved a steady drizzle to welcome home former Bronx natives Ellen Barkin, Robert Abrams and Miguel Angel Amadeo into the Bronx Walk of Fame. During this year's induction ceremony, held on Sun., May 19th, Barkin...

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Playing to win

9-year-old Nia Teruel sported a tiara, a long, white dress, pink lipstick, and a big smile. She only dresses like this on special occasions. “I don’t like to get dressed up,” she explained.

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“A blessing and a responsibility”
“Una bendición y una responsabilidad”

En una reciente cena, William Alicea les dijo a sus invitados que los doctores dijeron que nuevamente tenía cáncer. Ahora, está teniendo tratamientos de quimioterapia para pacientes ambulatorios...
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Hearts and hair
Corazones y pelo

Precision and empathy. Both are qualities equally prized in both barbers and health practitioners. And on a recent winter day, the two professions, and those they treat, came together in neighborhoods...
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Call for Applications: 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards

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HIGH STAKES TESTING FORUM
FORO SOBRE EXAMENES DE ALTO RIESGO

‘Change the Stakes’, una coalición de padres y maestros en la ciudad de Nueva York, ha anunciado una discusión pública dirigida por un panel de maestros en el cual se discutirá el impacto de los actuales exámenes en materias, instrucción y aprendizaje...
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Taking a healthy bite of the Bronx

Long before the Atkins diet, the South Beach Diet, and Weight Watchers, Bronx resident Marie Singletary was given to snacking on vegetables. She was not following a regime, just a habit...

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En pointe at the hospital

There they were: the dancing toy soldiers, the sugar plum fairies, the towering holiday tree, bursting with ornaments and satin ribbons...

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Building a nest for child and mother alike

Construyendo un nido para el niño y la madre por igual

Construyendo un nido para el niño y la madre por igual

Genovena Nieto just finished shopping for a new stroller and a baby carrier. She found them both, and didn't spend a dime. The new items will come in handy when Nieto has her third child, who is due on the 26th of December, just days after the Christmas holiday. How did she get such a great deal?...
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I Love the Bronx: Paradise Theater
Yo amo el Bronx: Teatro Paradise

This week, she tells of a special “Paradise” on the Grand Concourse. The terra-cotta façade and massive presence of the Loew’s Paradise Theater on Grand Concourse near 187th Street caught my eye, as it has so many Bronx residents, from the moment I spotted it as a teenager....
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A Circle of care and thanks on Grace Avenue

Un círculo de cuidado y agradecimiento en la Avenida Grace

Un círculo de cuidado y agradecimiento en la Avenida Grace

Las preparaciones del Día de Acción de Gracias en el Centro ‘Workmen’s Circle Multicare’ atrajo una diversa multitud mientras los residentes ayudaban a preparar comida para el festín anual del Centro. “Tenemos muchas personas diferentes, y nos gusta hacer actividades prácticas para traer algunas de sus memorias”...
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A frozen treat comes to the borough
Llega al condado un regalo congelado


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On the line, and on the grind
En la línea y trabajando

While many have spent the last few weeks in earnest preparation for a holiday feast, for others, this season of preparation has also included searching out employment opportunities. With the borough’s unemployment rate recently rated as highest in the state at 12.5%....
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Striking at Sunny Day
Piqueteando en Sunny Day

Las cosas no han estado tan soleadas para Sunny Day Car Wash por algún tiempo – pero los residentes y activistas locales...
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A mother like no other
Una madre como ninguna otra

Great mothers are often considered unsung heroes. But Bronxite Sherise Martínez got her turn in the spotlight when the young...
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PAL at the Point
PAL en ‘Hunts Point’: Un equipo ganador

Jack Tambor, padre de Denise Goodman, participó en el campeonato de Ping Pong de la ciudad de Nueva York, y ganó. Las...
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Lincoln Hospital Achieves Prestigious Palliative Care Certification

Hospital Lincoln Recibe Prestigiosa Certificación de Atención Paliativa

Hospital Lincoln Recibe Prestigiosa Certificación de Atención Paliativa

Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the South Bronx, has become the only hospital in the borough and one of two hospitals...
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I Love the Bronx: St. Peter’s Church, Parkchester and Appreciation

Amo el Bronx: Iglesia de San Pedro, Parkchester y su apreciación

Amo el Bronx: Iglesia de San Pedro, Parkchester y su apreciación

On Westchester Avenue, near Westchester Square, stands St. Peter’s Episcopalian Church. I was fascinated with this Gothic Revival...
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Healthy Living: It takes a village

Vivir saludable: Toma un pueblo

Vivir saludable: Toma un pueblo

The “Healthy Village” fitness and wellness initiative from Healthfirst was kicked off at the Claremont Housing Development.

If you want to know how to lose weight properly, turn off the television – it won’t be on “The Biggest Loser”. “Weight loss is a process, and it’s not quick,” said Doctor J. Douglas Reich...
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A walk in white demands end to violence

Caminata en blanco demanda fin a la violencia

Caminata en blanco demanda fin a la violencia

On Wednesday, the streets went white. Hundreds of women in white wedding and formal dresses gathered together to march through Washington Heights.
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I Love the Bronx: City of Water Day
Yo amo el Bronx: Día del Agua de la ciudad

Esta semana, nos escribe acerca de cómo los residentes del Bronx pueden celebrar el Día del Agua de la ciudad de manera personal...
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A Big Gulp
Un gran trago

Getting people on board with giving up their super-sized drinks has proven a challenge for Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who recently proposed a city-wide ban on sugary drinks over...
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REGRETS
BROKEN

What it took me to show you that I love you...

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The Bronx Free Press Turns Two: A look back, and forward
Una ojeada al pasado y al futuro

It is hard to imagine but just this week, two years ago, we published our first edition of the Bronx Free Press and that this is our 106th issue...
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I Love the Bronx: The Bronx River Alliance
Yo Amo El Bronx: ‘The Bronx River Alliance’

As part of our ongoing BFP series highlighting the various favorite spaces, things and people of many of our readers...
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IT’S TIME TO CUT THE FRAUD TAX
ES HORA DE PARAR EL FRAUDE FISCAL

New York State adopted its no-fault auto insurance system in the 1970’s to contain litigation costs, which were driving up...
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Health Plus is joining Amerigroup!
¡Health Plus se une a Amerigroup!

You may have heard the news about Health Plus being acquired by Amerigroup. Amerigroup is another New York health...
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Seeking to ensure the diversity of NYC as high-tech capital
Buscando asegurar la diversidad de NYC como capital de alta tecnología

Aunque los lunes típicamente no son recibidos con mucho entusiasmo por muchos estudiantes, este pasado lunes, 27 de febrero...
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Sweet and beautiful

Purim, which began this past Wednesday night, commemorates the triumph over an enemy who sought to vanquish the Jews...

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An Early Start on a Healthy Smile
Comienzo Temprano para una Sonrisa Sana

La buena salud dental es vital para la salud general. Esta es una frase que debemos tomar muy en serio...
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A ‘Lot’ of Promise Fulfilled: Acacia breaks ground on The Mosholu Gardens
Una promesa cumplida: Acacia comienza ‘The Mosholu Gardens’

A primera vista no parece nada extraordinario, solo un estrecho de tierra fresca y rocas. Pero el espacio dista mucho de estar...
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