Politics/government

“I feel it in my heart”
“Lo siento en mi corazón”

The fighting in Gaza has struck a chord in the Bronx, and the local community members have been motivated to honor some of the victims of the resulting violence. The Van Cortlandt Jewish Center (VCJC) is joining other synagogues...
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“Matter of pure justice”
“Cuestión de justicia pura”

They want it their way. Scores of protestors, many of them workers who receive tips who work within the food delivery, gathered outside Domino's Pizza uptown this past Thurs., Jul. 10th...
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“La I es por Imperio” en la Convención AFT

“E is for Empire” at AFT Convention

“E is for Empire” at AFT Convention

Los neoyorquinos estuvieron a la cabeza el pasado sábado 12 de julio en la convención nacional de la Federación Americana de Maestros (AFT por sus siglas en inglés), celebrada en el centro de convenciones de Los Ángeles...
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Bronx 100 Scavenger Hunt

As part of this year’s continued celebration of the Bronx County’s Centennial, on Sat., July 12th, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and The Bronx Tourism Council will host the “Bronx 100 Scavenger Hunt”. The event will pit teams of four from all over the Bronx area in a competition...

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The Bronx is blooming
El Bronx está floreciendo

Decades ago, the Bronx was said to be burning. Now, it is blooming — thanks, in part, to a group of Hunts Point educators and students who are...
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Decision Time
Tiempos decisivos

After a hotly contested campaign, the Congressional race in the 13th District, which is comprised of Northern Manhattan and a portion of the Bronx, finally reached the end of its road as the Democratic Primary was held this past Tues., Jun. 24th. The Bronx Free Press spoke with voters
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Back to the future
Volver al futuro

Este verano, el Centro Documental del Bronx (BDC por sus siglas en inglés) regresa al pasado, a la década de 1960 con su ciclo de cine de verano, "A Decade of Change"....
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Winners on the block
Ganadores en la cuadra

R-E-S-P-E-T-O. Los estudiantes dejaron claro esta semana que ya era hora de respetar sus vecindarios. Los ganadores del concurso de carteles "Respect Our Block" fueron anunciados...
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Jose did it
José lo hizo

Primary Day has arrived and voters across the 13th Congressional District, from El Barrio to Norwood to El Alto, are turning out to cast their ballots.
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Primary Election Day is Tues., June 24th

Tuesday, June 24th is the Democratic Federal Primary for the 13th Congressional District. Candidates include Charles Rangel; Adriano Espaillat; Michael Walrond; and Yolanda García. Make your voice heard and cast your vote. Polls will be open from 5:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

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“Parents are the first teachers”

“Los padres son los primeros maestros”

“Los padres son los primeros maestros”

Aunque las escuelas públicas de la ciudad de Nueva York se están preparando para el receso durante el verano, la educación sigue siendo un tema importante...
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Conservation a la Clinton

It was billed an “Elephant’s Tale” – and fittingly, many giants turned out in support. At its Annual Gala this past Thurs., Jun. 12th, the Wildlife Conservation...
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Latino Leadership Institute honors crusaders for change

Instituto Latino de Liderazgo homenajea a los activistas

Instituto Latino de Liderazgo homenajea a los activistas

"The Latino community will move this country forward in the years to come," said Lucia Gómez-Jiménez, Executive Director of the immigrant advocacy group La Fuente...
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No More Curveballs, Governor
No más bolas curvas, gobernador

El 9 de enero de 2013, el gobernador de Nueva York, Andrew Cuomo, durante su discurso al estado, pronunció bellas palabras que nos hicieron llorar y él recibió una rotunda ovación de pie.
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Make the Best Choice against Hydrofracking

La Mejor Opción para Proteger de la Fractura Hidráulica

La Mejor Opción para Proteger de la Fractura Hidráulica

Desde 2008, las compañías multinacionales de petróleo y gas han cabildeado agresivamente en Albany para que se apruebe la utilización del...
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MNN and BronxNet to Air Congressional Debate

Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN), in collaboration with BronxNet, will present a debate for the Democratic Primary in New York’s 13th Congressional District. MNN and BronxNet will produce the one-hour forum as a special episode of “BronxTalk,” airing on multiple cable channels in both...

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Without a home, but not without hope

Sin hogar, pero no sin esperanza

Sin hogar, pero no sin esperanza

Garrett McMahan spends much of his time working with the homeless population of New York City. He can be found at local soup kitchens, talking with clients there and connecting them with vital health services...
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Live Congressional Debate on NY1

The second televised debate for the 13th Congressional District of New York will take place on Wed., June 11th, at 7 p.m. at Lehman College, and seen live on NY1 (Time Warner Cable only). The 22-term incumbent Congressmember Charles...

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On a registration roll
Enlistando registros

357,000. Ese es el número de dominicanos elegibles para votar en 2012 en el estado de Nueva York, de una población general de 762,000 dominicanos residentes en el estado....
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No Garbage, Recycling, Organics Collection or Street Cleaning on Memorial Day

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) announced today that in observance of Memorial Day, there will be no garbage, recycling or organics collection, or street cleaning on Monday, May 26, 2014. Residents who normally receive Monday garbage and organics collection should...

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“Our people move the Bronx”
“Nuestra gente mueve al Bronx”

Time to refuel. Organized labor gathered to break bread and savor the coffee recently, as part of the first-ever Bronx Week Labor Breakfast.
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Quality control in housing
Ayuda en vivienda

Aunque el alcalde Bill de Blasio ha prometido crear 80,000 unidades de vivienda asequible, y preservar más de 120,000 unidades, miembros del...
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“How can a mother sleep?”
“¿Cómo puede dormir una madre?”

It is a simple message, but the four words have resounded throughout the world. “Bring back our girls”. It is the rallying cry for the return of nearly....
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Bronx brewed, baked and born
Nacido y fabricado aquí

"¿Está el Bronx en casa?" La pregunta fue hecha frente a esos reunidos en la fábrica de cerveza Gun Hill de la avenida Laconia, quienes aplaudieron...
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Looking for a lift
Buscando un ascensor

The East 149th Street station, where the 2, 4 and 5 trains converge, has an elevator shaft. But no elevator. Commuters who use the station...
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I am not defeated
No estoy derrotada

Mientras esperamos celebrar el cinco de Mayo, haríamos bien en mirar más allá de las margaritas. Hoy también puede ser un día para observar...
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Canto con fuerza

33 por 33. Las mujeres descendieron en masa el pasado domingo 27 de abril. Muchas lucían camisetas de color rosa brillante y pañuelos azules atados...
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Wash and win
Lavar y ganar

Todo ha salido en el lavado. Los lavadores de coches, quienes son conocidos como se refieren a sí mismos, "carwasheros," se manifestaron en protesta por lo que dicen ha sido, durante demasiado tiempo...
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Citizenship Now!
¡Ciudadanía ahora!

La 12a línea directa anual de Citizenship Now! está abierta, y está tomando llamadas hasta el viernes 2 de mayo. Desde 2004, las campañas telefónicas...
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UPK Seats Available at Community-based Organizations

Although the deadline to apply for pre-kindergarten seats in public schools has passed, applications for Universal Pre-K are still available for seats at Community-based Organizations throughout the city. New York City children who turn four by December 31, 2014 are eligible...

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Universal Pre-K Sign-up Deadline

Parents have until Apr. 23rd to register their children for universal pre-kindergarten. Children turning four years old in 2014 who live in New York City are eligible to attend pre-k programs. Pre-k is free. You do not have to pay to attend programs offered by the NYC Department of Education.

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“A new chapter”
“Un nuevo capítulo”

Yudelka Tapia campaigned for State Senator Adriano Espaillat in his Congressional race in 2012. But many Bronx elected officials threw their support that year to the incumbent, Congressman Charles Rangel. “That was an uphill battle we had,” she recalled.
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Hanging with the Mayor
Pasando el rato con el Alcalde

Business owners, activists and residents joined Mayor Bill de Blasio this Fri., Apr. 11th for his first live Google Hangout.
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Court – and class – in session
Corte y clases – en sesión

Clase en la corte. La sesión incluía a más de 75 abogados este pasado viernes, 4 de abril en el Tribunal del Bronx. El Seminario de Entrenamiento Básico para ‘Guardian Ad Litem’, en la Corte Sustituta del Bronx fue auspiciado por un número de organizaciones legales...
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Face-off in first debate
El primer enfrentamiento

It was their first date. The Democratic candidates for the 13th Congressional District met this past Thurs., Apr. 10th before a packed house at...
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I Love the Bronx: St. Mary’s Park
Amo el Bronx: Parque de Santa María

Todos estamos familiarizados con el Capitolio de EE.UU. en Washington, DC, pero ¿cuántos de nosotros sabemos que la cúpula fue construida en el Bronx?..
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