Politics/government

Lehman Community To ‘Take Back the Night’

Take Back the Night’ en Lehman el 24 de abril

Take Back the Night’ en Lehman el 24 de abril

Lehman College will host its annual “Take Back the Night” event on Wednesday, April 24, from 2-8 p.m. Guest speakers include New York State Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj of the 80th District in the Bronx...
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In her own words
En sus propias palabras

"Las palabras son muy, muy importantes". No se podría esperar menos de una maestra de escuela, que se emociona en los días que pasa enseñando a 30 alumnos de segundo grado.
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I Love the Bronx: Save our Post Office

Yo amo el Bronx: Salve nuestra Oficina Postal

Yo amo el Bronx: Salve nuestra Oficina Postal

Earlier this year, in the January 9th I Love the Bronx column, we discussed the Bronx General Post Office, located on the Grand Concourse between....
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¡Basta!: Revealing an unacceptable bias

¡Basta!: Revelando un sesgo inaceptable

¡Basta!: Revelando un sesgo inaceptable

As members of the Board of Directors of the Puerto Rican Bar Association, the oldest ethnic bar association in New York State, established in 1957...
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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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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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NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY/SENATE PUERTO RICAN/HISPANIC TASK FORCE

Como presidente del Grupo de Trabajo Puertorriqueño e Hispano de la Asamblea/Senado del Estado de Nueva York, deseo invitarlo personalmente a unirse a nosotros a la Conferencia de Primavera Somos El Futuro 2013...
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Jessica Lappin Endorsed by State Sen. José M. Serrano for Borough President

As announced this past Mon., Mar. 18th, New York City Councilmember Jessica Lappin’s campaign announced that State Senator Jose...
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Tish James secures endorsements

Tish James asegura apoyo crucial

Tish James asegura apoyo crucial

This past Tues., Mar. 19th, Councilwoman Letitia "Tish" James' campaign for New York City Public Advocate announced key endorsements from a group ...
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A New Yorker for the Bronx

On any given day, Cynthia Thompkins, 56, leaves her nine-to-five as a public defense attorney at the Legal Aid Society to attend two or three meetings back-to-back...
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On point: Pushing for crime-mapping

This past Fri., Mar. 1st, Councilmember Fernando Cabrera, Chair of the Council’s Committee on Technology, discussed a possible amendment to the New York City Charter that would require the Department of Information, Technology and Telecommunications (DOITT) to create and maintain...

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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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Big-time chance with a stake in the Bronx

Gran oportunidad con una apuesta en el Bronx

Gran oportunidad con una apuesta en el Bronx

"Creo que pagué por este lugar", dijo Melvin, inspeccionando el espacio a su alrededor. En su voz, había un toque de soberbia, y tal vez incredulidad. Melvin, residente del Bronx y visitante...In-English

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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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“Everyday, modern-day heroes”

“Where there is unity, there is strength.” With those words, Pastor Jay Gooding opened in prayer the 18th Annual Black History Month Breakfast at the Villa Barone Manor in Throggs Neck this past Sat. Feb 23rd. As hosted by Sen. Jeffrey D. Klein, the event gathered more than 250 individuals from the Bronx...

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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 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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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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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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“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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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President’s Day, and one fit for a King
Día del Presidente, y uno digno de un rey

Era lunes por la mañana, y la iglesia estaba en sesión. Este pasado lunes 21 de enero, el país celebró el día de Martin Luther King, día de fiesta nacional. También fue testigo de la toma de posesión del presidente Barack Obama y su juramento de servicio para celebrar su segundo período...
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I Love the Bronx: A new member takes office

Yo amo el Bronx: Un nuevo asambleista

Yo amo el Bronx: Un nuevo asambleista

El sábado 12 de enero, Luis Sepúlveda fue juramentado como el nuevo asambleísta del Distrito 87. Cientos de personas de diversas clases sociales, razas, culturas y creencias, llenaron el Auditorio St. Raymond, donde se celebró la ceremonia. El senador de los EE.UU... href="http://thebronxfreepress.com/?p=8172">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 the line, and on the grind
En la línea y trabajando

While many have spent the last few weeks in earnest preparation for a holiday feast, for others, this season of preparation has also included searching out employment opportunities. With the borough’s unemployment rate recently rated as highest in the state at 12.5%....
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Healthy Living: It takes a village

Vivir saludable: Toma un pueblo

Vivir saludable: Toma un pueblo

The “Healthy Village” fitness and wellness initiative from Healthfirst was kicked off at the Claremont Housing Development.

If you want to know how to lose weight properly, turn off the television – it won’t be on “The Biggest Loser”. “Weight loss is a process, and it’s not quick,” said Doctor J. Douglas Reich...
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A walk in white demands end to violence

Caminata en blanco demanda fin a la violencia

Caminata en blanco demanda fin a la violencia

On Wednesday, the streets went white. Hundreds of women in white wedding and formal dresses gathered together to march through Washington Heights.
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