Education

Happyland, 23 Years Later
Happyland, 23 años después

Emotions were still raw for family members of the 87 people killed in the Happyland Social Club fire in 1990. The victims were remembered...
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Knowing your tests
Conozca los exámenes

Para los estudiantes en Nueva York que han sido identificados como necesitando aprender inglés, English Language Learners [ELL], hay dos pruebas que tiene que tomar.
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Smart Play: Recess Gets Enhanced

Juego divertido: Se realza el receso

Juego divertido: Se realza el receso

“Dele a un niño la opción de elegir entre leer un libro y jugar, y elegirá jugar”, dijo Wanda Soto, principal de PS5 en la Décima Avenida y Dyckman en el Norte de Manhattan.
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A Model Session
Una sesión modelo

In a special weekend session, the State Senate voted on Sat., Mar. 23rd to increase the minimum wage in New York State to $9 per hour. Sen. Gustavo Rivera proved to be the tie-breaking vote, assuring ...
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Talking the Bronx – 03.27.13

Bronx Community College presents “Guns: How Do We Stop the Violence?,” the first in a series of President’s Lectures on issues of major importance to the college community and general public. Among the panelists expected to participate are Geoffrey Canada, President and CEO, Harlem...

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Mommy to Bee Expo celebrates local mothers

Over 300 area mothers-to-be and their friends and family attended the first Mommy to Bee New York Expo held this past Sun., Mar. 10th. As sponsored by Marketing & Advertising Solutions Inc., together with sponsors and partners, The Mommy to Bee Expo brought together expectant moms...

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Children’s Aid Society unveils new hub of care

La Sociedad de Apoyo a la Niñez presenta nuevo centro de atención

La Sociedad de Apoyo a la Niñez presenta nuevo centro de atención

Sliding glass doors, thick window frames, tinted glass and toy houses. This is no longer the stuff of fantasy for some residents of the Bronx...
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Fighting on Faile Street

The Episcopal Service Society (ESS) has provided after school care at PS 75 on 984 Faile Street for nearly a decade, offering homework help, art classes, step classes, academic enrichment, and even cooking classes. The program also offers peace of mind to parents who are unable to pick up their...

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The Tech is the Thing
La tecnología esta de moda

Just a few months ago Patrice, 15, didn’t know anything about coding. Now he has a portfolio of six apps.Patrice, a sophomore at Fannie Lou ...
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Talking the Bronx 03.06.13

Historic preservation consultant Hansel Hernandez will discuss the history of the Grand Concourse, and its present historic buildings, monuments, and architectural heritage on Sat., Mar. 16th at 11:00 a.m. The public lecture is presented by the Bronx Historical Society...

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Fighting mad, and smart

Luchando duro, e inteligentemente

Luchando duro, e inteligentemente

Each week, I write about the great activities taking place in our community, the resources available and what we – as parents – must do to ensure ...
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Learning with a smile
Aprendiendo con una sonrisa

Una tarde reciente, Earl Childs entró en el Bronx Library Center, ubicado en East Kingsbridge Road. Se dirigió a un espectáculo colorido... In-English

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Making “Blue Waves” in the Bronx

Haciendo ‘Olas’ en el Bronx

Haciendo ‘Olas’ en el Bronx

Last year, many of them couldn’t swim at all. Now youngsters making up the BronxWorks Blue Waves swim team will be among more than 1,000 children from 12 teams competing for individual medals...
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I Love the Bronx: The state of the borough
Yo amo el Bronx: Estado del Bronx

El presidente del condado del Bronx, Rubén Díaz, Jr. dio el discurso del Estado del Condado el martes, 20 de febrero en la Escuela Superior James Monroe. Cientos de personas se reunieron incluyendo a los oficiales electos, familiares, amigos, seguidores y miembros de la comunidad del Bronx...In-English

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Talking the Bronx 02.27.13

The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) and the Huntington Free Library (HFL) continue their 2012-2013 family-friendly craft workshop series at 12:30pm on Sat., Mar. 16th at Westchester Square’s Huntington Free Library with Doll Making with Alba García...

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Literature, loss and love
Literatura, pérdida y amor

Amor. A veces se hace escaso, pero su éxito -y sus fracasos- también contribuyen generosamente al arte, a la música y a la literatura.
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Innovation and Incentive
Innovación e Incentivos

Technology buffs take note: The Governor wants you. To stay. In one of many presentations of his State of the State address delivered in person...
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Talking the talk
Hablando de hablar

If you ask Jessica Clemente, smoke-free housing in the borough is a necessity, not a luxury. The Bronx has some of the highest asthma rates in ...
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Talking the Bronx 02.20.13

Van Cortlandt Park invites those interested in developing useful skills, making a significant contribution to the future of Van Cortlandt Park and the Bronx community to join its “Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Spring 2013 Trail Restoration Crew”...

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Wave Hill Events

A 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades, Wave Hill’s mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscape, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections...

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Get Your Child Test-Ready
Prepare a su hijo para los exámenes

If your child is in grades 3–8, chances are they’re prepping for the State English Language Arts (ELA) and State Mathematics Tests in school. These are the standardized tests that will determine ...
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Justice on a journey
Justicia en un viaje

“Nunca puso un ‘pero’”. La voz con dulce acento de Doña Fela está llena de memoria, pero su significado es inconfundible. "Ella siempre ha sido así", añade Doña Fela...
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Making dollars-and-cents sense at Haven

Sentido de dólares y centavos en Haven

Sentido de dólares y centavos en Haven

Puede ser difícil convencer a un estudiante de cuarto grado que el o ella no necesitan un X-Box. Pero eso era exactamente lo que Monique Pettaway ...
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Basketball at Barnabas: A Winning Combination

Baloncesto en Barnabas: Una Combinación Ganadora

Baloncesto en Barnabas: Una Combinación Ganadora

Sometimes, a team’s record does not tell the true story of how a season unfolded. This is the case for the St. Barnabas High School basketball team during the 2012-2013 season. Nicknamed the Bears...
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Making heat, and history
Creando calor y haciendo historia

Un día de invierno frío no es un problema en una empresa de calderas. Estudiantes del Career Institute of Technology (CIT) lo descubrieron cuando visitaron Easco Boiler Corp. en Leggett Avenue ...
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“A tragic situation”
“Una situación trágica”

“No sabemos a que escuela van nuestros niños el próximo año – me siento indefenso”. Michal Johnson, padre de la escuela St. Jerome en el Bronx, habló en reacción a la reciente noticia del inminente cierre de la escuela...
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Talking the Bronx- 02.13.13

The China National Symphony Orchestra will play at the Lehman Performing Arts Center on Sat., Feb. 16th. The orchestra will perform the opening movement from Guan Xia's Requiem for the Earth, written in remembrance of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and Beethoven's Symphony..

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Where there’s a Wills…
Donde hay un Wills…

Cheryl Wills mantiene a los neoyorquinos al día con las noticias más críticas del día. La personalidad de la televisión ganadora de un premio ha sido una...
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Open Wide: It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month
YUM: Es el Mes Nacional de la Salud Dental Infantil

Believe it or not, your child’s dental health is just as important as the annual physical, the haircut appointments, and the seasonal shopping...
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TIA: Teens in Action
TIA: Adolescentes en acción

De todos los acrónimos que han surgido para describir el comportamiento adolescente en la era del textear y del Facebook-TTYL, LOL, ROFL, etc., agregue...
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100 and growing: Celebrating Latina scholarship

100 y creciendo: Celebrando las becas Latinas

100 y creciendo: Celebrando las becas Latinas

Por los pasados once años, el Instituto de Liderazgo de Jóvenes Latinas, una sucursal de ‘100 Hispanic Women,’ o100 Mujeres Hispanas, ha dado 75 becas de cuatro años a estudiantes latinas cualificadas que desean ir a la universidad...
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Talking the Bronx 02.06.13

The Fortune Society is launching new employment services initiative named Project Compass, which serves as an integration assistance program. Project Compass is a free job training and placement assistance program, exclusively for re-entrants in specific neighborhoods, including in the South Bronx...

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Tax Season Readiness
Preparación de Impuestos

Justo ahora llega la temporada que muchas familias jóvenes esperan ansiosamente – de alguna manera. Si, la temporada de impuestos. Cuando yo era más joven, tenía planes para el esperado reembolso antes de que el W-2 llegara en el correo. Normalmente, iría hacia mi matrícula o el campamento...
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“A tragic situation”
“Una situación trágica”

“No sabemos a que escuela van nuestros niños el próximo año – me siento indefenso”. Michal Johnson, padre de la escuela St. Jerome en el Bronx,..
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Starting up with a smack and whiz
Comenzando con un golpe y un silbido

Amy Marie Pinto and Victor Rivera presented a demo of their new Android app, Burger Smacker, to a large audience this past Wed., Jan. 16th. It’s a new game that Pinto described as “a food version of Ping Pong.” But instead of showing their app at an established venue like the New York Tech Meetup, Pinto, 15, and Rivera, 14, were at the first ever...
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Charting a new course
Marcando un nuevo rumbo

In guidebooks, online, on the subway. Anywhere you look, maps are a familiar sight as you navigate the terrain. Still, it's fair to imagine you’ve never seen maps like the ones at Contemporary Cartographies, a new exhibit at Lehman College opening on Tues., Feb. 5th...
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