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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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I Love the Bronx: Friends of Starlight Park
I Love the Bronx: Amigos del Parque Starlight

This year we celebrate the 125th anniversary of Bronx Parks system! Newspaper reporter and editor John Mullaly fought for the preservation of parkland in the Bronx, before its rapid population growth.
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The New York beverage ban is over-regulation at its worst
La prohibición de bebidas de Nueva York: Sobre-regulación de la peor clase

Back in September, the NYC Board of Health rubber-stamped Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial ban on the sale of sodas larger than 16 ounces.
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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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I Love the Bronx: Love, the Verb
Yo amo el Bronx: Amor el verbo

“Amor” a menudo es visto solamente como un nombre describiendo una emoción o un sentimiento de cuidado intenso. “Amor” también es un verbo – una palabra de acción.
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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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Transition at St. Augustine Church in Morrisania

Until the 1940’s, the congregants of St. Augustine Church in Morrisania, South Bronx were mainly German and Irish Catholics. But during the end of the Depression and the beginning of World War II, whites started to leave the area. Incoming African-Americans...
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At the Collective, filmmakers call the shots

While there might be a lot of talk about the Academy Awards in Hollywood these days, a local group of filmmakers has been sticking close to home, and generating plenty of chatter themselves. Budding and veteran filmmakers have come together to form the Bronx Film Collective...

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To the last drop: el sancocho vegano

Hasta la última gota: el sancocho vegetariano

Hasta la última gota: el sancocho vegetariano

Quinoa, asparagus, brussel sprouts, curry sauce. And sancocho, the classic meat-based stew of many a Latin Caribbean home. Any sense of what these might all...
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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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“For when I come to New York City”

Two weeks ago Christopher Abeleda, 19, started chemotherapy treatment for his Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. In his room at the hospital, he is often surrounded by visiting family members—and his guitar and keyboard...

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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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The Good Humor Man
El hombre del buen humor

Vincent Morgan walked up to the coffin, crossed the hands on the corpse a few times until he was satisfied, and inspected the make-up. He was looking down at the body of Christopher McCormack, whom he did not know, and preparing for another busy afternoon...
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Support and innovation come to Creston

Apoyo e innovación en Creston

Apoyo e innovación en Creston

Bracing temperatures in the teens did not keep hundreds from coming together for a ceremony that proved to be ground-breaking in more ways than one. Guests gathered at 2388 Creston Avenue this past Fri., Jan. 25th to break ground at a site that will be the first supportive housing of its kind in New York City...
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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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Matters of the Heart
Asuntos del Corazón

Se aproxima el Mes de la Salud Cardiovascular y deseo recordarles la importancia de prevenir las enfermedades cardiacas para vivir una vida más larga, feliz y saludable...
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Union Community Health Center recognizes academics

Union Community Health Center reconoce académicas

Union Community Health Center reconoce académicas

El pasado jueves 17 de enero, la pediatra del Union Community Health Center, Dra. Clark Adjo, MD, reconoció los logros académicos de pacientes pediátricos como parte del Reto Académico Unión... br>In-English

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Honoring a legacy, aiding scholars
Honrando el legado y ayudando a los becados

At a ceremony of the Julio Martínez Memorial Fund (JMMF) held at Casa Promesa this past Sat., Jan. 26th, nine local college students were each presented with $1,000 in scholarship money. The scholarships, which target students who have encountered hardships early in life, or overcome great...
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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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Calling for immigration reform ahora
Llamando a la reforma migratoria ahora

Undocumented workers and students, immigrant families and children, community advocates, and elected officials came together this past Sun., Jan. 27th at the offices of the Hispanic Federation to call for humane and just immigration reform...
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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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Calling a strike to claim victory
Llamando a una huelga para cantar victoria

It is cold. But the below-freezing weather has done nothing to diminish the resolve of bus drivers and matrons in Local 1181, of the Amalgamated ....
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Stopping stop and frisk
Cesar y desistir

Lucia is the mother of a Bronx teen stopped by police on his way home from school. Her son and his friend, both students at Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy, were told by the police that they weren’t walking fast enough...
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