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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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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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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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Celebrating History with Our Kids
Celebrando la historia con nuestros hijos

Ha preguntado a sus hijos qué lecciones de historia han aprendido últimamente? Si el currículo de su hijo se parece al mío, están ocupados con el tradicional perfil del Mes de la Historia Negra, en donde cada niño elige a un personaje afroamericano...
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Sunkofa: A fresh take on taste

Sunkofa, a local gift shop in the Claremont Village area of the Bronx, is known for its wide selection of cultural products. But this past Jan. 21, the storeowners welcomed customers to check out the store’s latest unique offering—a newly added café and juice bar...

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Talking the Bronx 01.30.13

Toastmasters invites residents to its First Leadership Training Day. Come out and meet new and advanced members and hear special guest speakers talk about the importance of communication skills in today’s job market...

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I Love the Bronx: A day of service

Yo amo el Bronx: Un día de servicio

Yo amo el Bronx: Un día de servicio

La mayoría de nosotros disfrutó el día de fiesta el pasado lunes, 21 de enero. Cada tercer lunes en el mes de enero, la vida del Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. es honrada. Martin Luther King, Jr. nació el 15 de enero de 1929 y vivió una vida de servicio...
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Usnavi, always at your service

One is named Usnavi. The other, Ali Saleh. There are phonetic similarities in their names, and in their occasional disposition towards the occupation they share...

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Talking the Bronx 01.23.13

This past Mon., Jan. 21st, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor swore in Vice President Joseph Biden at the presidential inauguration. She was the first Hispanic to administer an oath of office in American history. Justice Sotomayor, the first Latina to serve on nation’s highest court, also became the fourth female judge in history to administer an oath of office...

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Scoring more than one kind of goal
Anotando más de una clase de ‘gol’

“Do you drive a Mercedes?” “Do you still get paid to play hockey?” “How old are you?” “Do you have a pension?” These are some questions inquiring young minds at the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club on 1930 Randall Avenue...
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Un vínculo irrompible
An unbreakable bond

Tan difícil como podría haber sido conseguir un asiento en el público para escuchar de primera mano los ritmos latinos y el hip hop de In The Heights durante sus cuatro años en Broadway, en alguna de sus giras nacionales, o cuando se volvió internacional y visitó Puerto Rico y las Filipinas, definitivamente es más difícil conseguir un lugar en el escenario...
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I Love the Bronx: From concrete to green

Yo amo el Bronx: Del cemento a lo verde

Yo amo el Bronx: Del cemento a lo verde

Cuando yo era más joven, dos de mis tíos vivían en comunidades cerca del Río Bronx. Uno residía en la Avenida Wheeler y el otro en la Avenida Longfellow...
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Seis del Sur
Seis del sur

En 1979, como ahora, la feria de la calle August en Mott Haven no estaría completa sin pistolas de agua y niños con caras sonrientes. Era una escena típica del verano que sería inmortalizada cuando David González... In-English

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Talking the Bronx 01.16.13

This past Wed., Jan. 9th, New York State senators elected Senator Jeffrey D. Klein as Senate President Pro Tempore, the legislative chamber’s top post. Under a new bipartisan power sharing agreement enacted by the chamber, Senator Klein will share the title with Senator Dean Skelos of Long Island (R).

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On New Year’s, from the Bronx to the beach

The first day of the year offers a fresh opportunity to assess personal development and contemplate new challenges. Or, to burrow deep under the covers, grateful for a holiday on which there is no need to head out into the cold...

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Silky smooth: Doo-wop returns to Lehman

Suave como la seda: el Doo-wop vuelve a Lehman

Suave como la seda: el Doo-wop vuelve a Lehman

Siéntese, relájese y escuche. Los sonidos armónicos vocales de doo-wop están de vuelta. El Centro de Artes Escénicas Lehman dará inicio a una nueva temporada este sábado 19 de enero con su concierto "Ultimate Doo-Wop"...
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Talking the Bronx 01.09.13

The New York Botanical Garden invites Bronx residents to escape this winter and attend their "Tropical Paradise" event, a showcase of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory’s permanent collection of tropical trees, flowers, and foliage, including orange-yellow crotons, fuschia bromeliads, and rosy-red hibiscus

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Talking the Bronx 01.02.13

Former Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui announced Thurs., Jan. 27th that he would retire from baseball. Matsui, nicknamed “Godzilla”, spent seven seasons with the New York Yankees (2003-09), combining to bat .292 (977-for-3,348) with 536 runs, 196 doubles, 140 home runs and 597 RBI.

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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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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 frozen treat comes to the borough
Llega al condado un regalo congelado


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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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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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Talking the Bronx

It was announced this past week that two Bronx institutions are hiring for the new season...

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Giants win, and fans celebrate in the neighborhood

Bars were crowded around the city this past Sunday night for the Giants-49ers playoff game. And the Applebee’s Restaurant in the Gateway Center of the Bronx was no exception. Despite the enthusiasm, there was no rowdiness; the atmosphere was mellow...

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A Beauty Queen and her New Reign

Una reina de belleza y su nuevo reinado

Una reina de belleza y su nuevo reinado

La Cámara de Comercio de Cosmetología y Belleza Hispana de Nueva York inauguró el Año Nuevo con un paso histórico, ya que introdujo un nuevo programa certificado que por primera vez contará con la colaboración de un colegio....
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