Politics/government

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s State of the City 2015

Bienvenidos! Won-Ying! Welcome to El Barrio, East Harlem! Thank you to our Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer! Thank you to Reverend Que English from the Bronx Christian Fellowship...

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Wanted: Parents sought for education councils
Se buscan padres

They want you.The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is looking for a few good parents to serve on...
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Hailing Heastie
Hace historia Heastie

Bronx Assemblymember Carl Heastie was elected as Speaker of the New York State Assembly on Tues., Feb. 3. In the chamber’s 238-year history...
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“This is our calling”
“Esa es nuestra vocación”

Buenas tardes. Me siento honrado de haber ganado su apoyo para ser elegido como el nuevo presidente de la Asamblea del...
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Weather advisory for Thurs., Jan. 29th

The New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) issued a weather advisory for light snow and cold temperatures beginning the evening of Thurs., Jan. 29th, through the Sat., Jan. 31st. “Light snow expected Thursday night through Friday morning, with dangerously frigid temperatures and life-threatening...

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Parking regulations suspended through Jan. 31st

The New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation, announced on Wed., Jan. 28th that Alternate Side Parking Regulations will be suspended Thu., Jan. 29th, Fri., Jan. 30th, and Sat., Jan. 31th to facilitate snow removal.

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Lauding the launch
Aplausos para la tarjeta

A host of elected officials, led by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, gathered at the Bronx Library Center on Fri., Jan. 23 to mark ...
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Ritual, not rest, on the seventh day
Ritual, no descanso, en el séptimo día

Es su ritual. El grupo de mujeres se reúne el último domingo de cada mes. Como en otras prácticas, ellas tallan la costumbre...
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Aid for scam victims
Ayuda para víctimas de estafa

Local families victimized by a housing scam will soon receive some relief, after an Inwood man has created an online fundraiser to help them recover money they lost to a con artist....
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A dream denied
Un sueño negado

Para varias familias locales, el sueño de una vivienda asequible se convirtió rápidamente en una pesadilla, después de que dicen que fueron estafadas por $ 2,700 dólares cada una por una mujer...
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Why I am Visiting Israel
Porqué estoy visitando Israel

El pueblo de los Estados Unidos ha permanecido firme con el pueblo de Israel desde el día en que el país fue fundado en 1947...
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Grilling on the green
Cuestionar el verde

“What is the importance of recycling?” asked Councilmember Andy King. No conference presentation here. Instead, the Bronx legislator asked the question of students...
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Proud of service
Orgulloso del servicio

El jueves 15 de junio, DNAinfo.com publicó un artículo sobre una demanda presentada por Carmen Díaz-Santiago...
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No Garbage Collection or Street Cleaning on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) has announced that in observance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, there will be no garbage, recycling, or organics collection, or street cleaning on Monday, January 19, 2015. In addition, all Sanitation Department administrative offices will be closed...

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Making the grade in style
Sistema con estilo

Monitoring cosmetology businesses should be as easy as A-B-C, according to local legislators. Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr.
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In remembrance
Cuomo sepultado

El ex gobernador del estado de Nueva York Mario Cuomo fue sepultado el martes 6 de enero en la iglesia católica St. Ignatius Loyola en Manhattan.
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A lion at rest
Un león descansa

“They are having a sale.” It was a little white lie one mother told her young daughter in the early evening hours of Mon., Jan.
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De Blasio: Crime down in NYC
De Blasio: disminución del crimen

El índice de delincuencia de la ciudad de Nueva York cayó en el 2014, dijo el alcalde Bill de Blasio. En su intervención en 1 Police Plaza junto con el comisionado de la policía William Bratton...
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Un año que viene y otro que se va

Durante los primeros 18 años de mi vida, cada año, mi familia se reunía en casa de Mamá Justa, mi abuela materna, y con cantos de “un año que viene y otro que se va”, esperábamos el nuevo año.
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The Difficult Conversation Must be Had
La conversación difícil que hay que tener

Criando a un hijo puertorriqueño en Washington Heights, a menudo me preguntaba qué decirle sobre cómo lidiar con la policía. Aunque hoy the Heights es un área en proceso de aburguesamiento, durante los años 80...
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Never forgotten
Olvidados jamás

As winter winds blow through the city, New Yorkers look to head inside their homes for warmth. But for many...
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Holding court at the century mark
La corte de celebración

Tal como va el condado, también va el Tribunal Testamentario. El Bronx ha pasado la mayor parte del 2014 celebrando su centenario y ahora fue el turno del tribunal de marcar su 100° aniversario....
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Speaker sounds out
La portavoz resuena

"It's important that the City Council gets information to ethnic communities," said Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, while...
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Advocates protest Manhattan Institute
Defensores protestan contra el Instituto Manhattan

Homeless people and their allies led a rally at the Manhattan Institute this past Wed., Dec. 11th and marched inside the organization’s offices ...
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Talking the Bronx 12.17.14
Hablando del Bronx 12.17.14

The Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) and the Garifuna Coalition will present the “Second Annual Parranda con Paranda: A Puerto Rican and Garifuna Holiday Celebration...
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“Feels like open season”
“Se siente como temporada de caza”

A Staten Island’s grand jury’s decision on Dec. 3rd to not bring charges against New York Police Department (NYPD) Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner drew disappointed...
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Get on Board
Todos a las Juntas

Bronx residents are invited to make a difference in their community by joining their local Community Board. The Office of The Bronx Borough President will be accepting applications for all 12 Community Boards...
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“The City We Need to Be”

Eric Garner's death was a terrible tragedy that no family should have to endure. For many across our city and our nation, yesterday's grand jury ruling compounds feelings of grief with dissatisfaction and anger. As we reflect on the weeks leading up to yesterday's decision and prepare our path forward, I want to share a snapshot...

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No indictment in Garner case

A Staten Island grand jury has voted to not file criminal charges against New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo. The 43-year-old Garner was killed in July after Pantaleo placed him in a chokehold while attempting to arrest him for selling loose cigarettes. Pantaleo was stripped of his badge and gun following Garner’s death.

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Vargas is the Victor
Vargas es la Victoriosa

El senador estatal José Serrano visitó a la ganadora del concurso de carteles sobre el Día de la Tierra del Senado del Estado de Nueva York en la Escuela del Sagrado Corazón en Highbridge el lunes 3 de noviembre.
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“Profound change must occur”

They would not be forgotten. White ribbons and small lit candles were held aloft at the steps of City Hall at dusk this past Thurs., Nov. 20th. Lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community members, advocates, and elected officials gathered for the annual...

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“The fight is not over”

The nation's eyes focused on Ferguson, Missouri on the evening of Monday, November 24, after a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

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Prizes for the Parkies
Premios para los amantes de los parques

Over 29,000 of the city’s acres are devoted to parks, pools, nature centers and more. Across the five boroughs, 580...
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Understanding Medicare and the Affordable Care Act

Entendiendo Medicare y la Ley del Cuidado de Salud Asequible

Entendiendo Medicare y la Ley del Cuidado de Salud Asequible

Si tiene problemas entendiendo o utilizando al máximo sus beneficios de Medicare y la Ley del Cuidado de Salud Asequible (ACA por sus siglas en inglés), usted no está sólo. Aún existen miles de personas que...
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No Waste Collection or street cleaning on Thanksgiving Day, Thurs., Nov. 27th

On Mon., Nov. 24th, The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) announced that in observance of Thanksgiving Day, there will be no garbage, organics or recycling collection, or street cleaning, on Thursday, November 27, 2014. In addition, all Sanitation Department administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27, in observance of the holiday.

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Snow alert issued for Wed., November 26th

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) has issued a ‘snow alert’ for Wednesday, November 26, starting at 7 a.m., which indicates the possibility of a snow event. In preparation for a snow event, DSNY personnel have begun initial equipment readiness, including loading its salt spreaders, attaching plows when necessary, preparing tire chains...

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