Politics/government

When a home run means “GOAL!”

It might be one of the oddest match-ups in sports yet. Two franchises are teaming up to bring another kind of ball game to the borough more known for its Bombers' version of baseball than any other sport. The New York Yankees and Manchester City, a soccer team in the English Premier League...

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From the Bronx to Albany
Del Bronx a Albany

The Bronx Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) attended the 43rd Annual NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus held...
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Mi Gente: Stop and Frisk Stopped?

Mi Gente: ¿Detención y cacheo terminó?

Mi Gente: ¿Detención y cacheo terminó?

El alcalde Bill de Blasio ha cumplido una de sus promesas de campaña, disminuyendo el atractivo de la histórica Floyd contra el caso de la ciudad de...
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“Together we will all accomplish great things”

“Juntos lograremos grandes cosas”

“Juntos lograremos grandes cosas”

Buenas noches. Good evening. I want to thank each and every one of you who came out on this very cold evening to celebrate my inauguration.
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The Speaker is sworn in

At a ceremony marked with a sense of triumph, history and the inimitable rhythms of salsa, City Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito was officially sworn in as the first Latina and the first Puerto Rican Council Speaker of New York City.

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Full Text of President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: Today in America, a teacher spent extra time with a student who needed it, and did her part to lift America’s graduation rate to its highest level in more than three decades.

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Easy as UPK
Fácil como UPK

En una de sus primeras conferencias de prensa, el alcalde Bill de Blasio y un grupo de once sindicatos activos en toda la ciudad y el estado, dirigieron la carga a uno de los ambiciosos objetivos de su campaña: un aumento en los impuestos a los ricos para ayudar a subsidiar el pre-jardín de infantes...
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Easy as UPK
Fácil como UPK

In one of his first press conferences, Mayor Bill de Blasio and a group of eleven unions active throughout the city and state led the charge for one of his ambitious campaign goals...
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Sworn oaths, at the century mark
Juramentos, a los cien años

La ceremonia de inauguración del presidente del condado del Bronx Rubén Díaz Jr., coincidió con un momento propicio: el 100º aniversario del condado.
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WHEDCo Melrose Community Survey

Do you live, work, or go to school in Melrose (zip codes 10451, 10455, 10456)? Bronx Community Board 3 is asking for your participation in taking this survey of the Melrose neighborhood area, created by WHEDCo. Please take a few minutes to complete...

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Affordable Care Act Helpline

The Centro Altagracia de Fe y Justicia is partnering with Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield and Telemundo who will be hosting the “Linea de Ayuda” (HelpLine) phone bank for the NY Metro Area on Thursday, January 23rd from 4:00 pm to 8 pm.

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The Speaker of the House
La primera portavoz latina

Sí se puede. The familiar phrase, born of the migrant workers’ movement decades ago and made an enduring tagline during the Obama presidential... En-espanol

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I Have a Dream
Tengo Un Sueño

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.
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Three Kings Day Celebration in the Bronx

State Senator Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx) and Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda (D-Bronx) hosted the first annual Three Kings celebration at Melcher Hall at the Church of Holy Family in the Parkchester section of the Bronx this past Sat., Jan. 11. To many who celebrate Christmas, Three Kings Day marks the official end of the Christmas season.

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Melissa Mark-Viverito: A First!

Over the past months, Melissa Mark-Viverito has run an impressive and transparent bid to be the next Speaker of the New York City Council, the second most powerful position in city government. Along the way, the East Harlem Council Member has shared her progressive vision for moving our community...

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New ADAs Named

This past Mon., Jan. 6th, 2014, Bronx District Attorney Robert T. Johnson announced the hiring of 15 new Assistant District Attorneys. The New ADAs began a one week training program this week under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Cari E. Ferreiro, Chief of Litigation Training.

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Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio appoints Bronx native Gladys Carrión as ACS Commissioner

Se nombra Gladys Carrión, nativa del Bronx, como comisionada de la ACS

Se nombra Gladys Carrión, nativa del Bronx, como comisionada de la ACS

Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio appoints Bronx native Gladys Carrión as ACS Commissioner Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio appointed South Bronx native Gladys Carrión this past Sun.,
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OEM Issues Winter Storm Warning

A citywide winter storm warning has been issued starting Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 6:00PM until 1:00PM on Friday, January 3, 2014. The current forecast calls for 6-8 inches of snow accompanied by strong winds and low temperatures.

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Bill de Blasio’s Inauguration Speech

Discurso de inauguración de Bill de Blasio

Discurso de inauguración de Bill de Blasio

Thank you, President Clinton, for your kind words. It was an honor to serve in your administration, and we’re all honored by your presence.
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Rangel readies to run
Rangel se alista para postularse

El león está buscando rugir. Y bailar. El Congresista Charles B. Rangel, de 83 años, lo hizo oficial y anunció el pasado jueves...
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The Bronx Gift Guide
Guía de regalos del Bronx

The holidays are here, and so are the wishlists. No matter the occasion, and whoever the lucky recipient might be, the gift still remains yours to give.
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An Open Letter to Mayor-Elect de Blasio

Una Carta Abierta al Alcalde Electo de Blasio

Una Carta Abierta al Alcalde Electo de Blasio

Querido Alcalde-electo Bill De Blasio: Antes de usted asumir su merecida posición de alcalde de Nueva York, quiero abordar algunos..
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A Different Memorial Day

Un Día de Conmemoración Diferente

Un Día de Conmemoración Diferente

Once a year, on the longest night of the year, Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day is observed. The winter solstice was chosen for this observance precisely..
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Fast food fury
Furia en la comida rápida

Ronald está en aprietos. El pasado jueves 5 de diciembre fue catalogado como el Día Nacional de Acción para los trabajadores de comida rápida...
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Direct Aid Grant for Robotics Program at PS 71

Subvenciones directas para el Programa de Robótica en la Escuela Pública 71

Subvenciones directas para el Programa de Robótica en la Escuela Pública 71

El senador Jeff Klein se unió a estudiantes, profesores y administradores escolares, al anunciar una donación de $25,000 dólares de financiamiento...
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Caroling for change
Villancicos para el cambio

Advocates hope a little holiday cheer might nudge members of Congress into voting on immigration reform. Members of the New York Immigration...
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“Shop and frisk” comes under fire

“Compra y cacheo” bajo el fuego

“Compra y cacheo” bajo el fuego

La saga de los llamados casos de "compra y cacheo" en los grandes tiendas locales continuó a principios de este mes en las cámaras del....
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Reversing the pipeline
Invirtiendo la tendencia

The New York Reentry Education Network (NYREN) outlined its vision for expanding the city’s prison education programs this past Wed., Nov. 27th...
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Giving across generations
Dar a través de generaciones

The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families’ after school program kicked off Thanksgiving a week early by organizing a special Thanksgiving...
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Urban dialogue explores profiling
Diálogo Urbano explora los perfiles raciales

El alcalde electo Bill de Blasio le ganó con una victoria aplastante al candidato republicano Joe Lhota. Entre sus principales plataformas...
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A hero makes his rounds
Un héroe hace sus rondas

"Ni la lluvia, ni el calor ni la oscuridad de la noche alejan a estos portadores de la rápida conclusión de sus rondas acordadas”.
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All in the name

A morning reception to rename the BronxWorks Community Center after retired Executive Director Carolyn McLaughlin became a well-deserved love fest for the woman who shaped BronxWorks’ growth and diversification over her 34-year career there. Elected officials, the heads of New York City...

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Marching against a rule out of step

Marcha contra una norma desfasada

Marcha contra una norma desfasada

La marcha por los derechos humanos comienza con un solo paso. Manifestantes del Bronx y del Alto Manhattan protestaron por la reciente...
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Mock election slams Cuomo
Simulacro electoral golpea a Cuomo

El gobernador Andrew Cuomo no es un candidato presidencial para el 2016. No todavía. Pero un grupo de estudiantes ya ha decidido que...
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An Open Process for Schools Leadership
Proceso abierto para seleccionar proximos lideres escolares

El alcalde electo Bill de Blasio está muy comprometido con los procesos democráticos inclusivos y con un concepto más amplio...
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