Public Safety

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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Pa’lante con Pitch
Pa’lante con Pitch

Pitch creció en el sur del Bronx, con ganas de ser policía. Pero sus cinco pies de estatura significaban que no podía pasar el examen físico...
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A Failing Grade
Una mala nota

En educación artística, nuestra Ciudad no está sacando buenas calificaciones. Mi oficina acaba de publicar un revelador informe, el primero de su clase, “La salud del arte”, que muestra que, después de años de recortes paralizantes en el Bronx y otras comunidades,..
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Battle on the waterfront
Batalla en la Costa

They want something different. That was on the minds of the nine members of South Bronx Unite who were arrested this past Sat., Mar. 22nd...
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Preventing Teen Violence
Prevención de la Violencia Juvenil

Approximately one year ago, a 15-year old boy was brought into the Emergency Room at Lincoln Medical Center in the South...
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Health Dept. investigating measles outbreak

Depto. de Salud investigando brote de sarampion

Depto. de Salud investigando brote de sarampion

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced today that it has identified 16 cases of measles in the Northern Manhattan and Bronx area.
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“It’s something you don’t get over”

“Es algo de lo que no te recuperas”

“Es algo de lo que no te recuperas”

There could hardly be a more bittersweet celebration. In honor of Black History Month, local union 1199 SEIU, chose to highlight the...
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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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“This stuff is even worse”
La plaga de las drogas sintéticas

K2. Spice. Molly. Moon rocks. A veces se venden como sales de baño, incienso o incluso popurrí. Pero son drogas sintéticas diseñadas para una euforia barata.
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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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Talking the Bronx 01.29.14
Hablando del Bronx 01.29.14

On Fri., Feb 21st, the BronxMuseum of the Arts will host an art-making workshop inspired by featured artist Paulo Bruscky; it will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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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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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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Miracle on the Deegan

The stars must have been aligned perfectly as a single-engine fixed-winged plane with three passengers onboard made an emergency landing – in the northbound Major Deegan a 1/2 mile south of the East 233 Street exit. The unusual incident was reported at 3:26 p.m., on Sat., Jan. 4, when...

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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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“She was always smiling”
“Ella siempre sonreía”

Kisook Ahn’s daily commute to work was an hour and a half. The Flushing, Queens resident traversed three boroughs before the Metro North’s Hudson...
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“Your worst nightmare”
“Su peor pesadilla”

On Sunday mornings, Adele Plot and her husband usually go for riverfront walks together. Near the intersection of Palisade and...
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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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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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Avonte—Our Missing Child
Avonte — Nuestro niño perdido

Ya han pasado cuatro semanas desde que Avonte Oquendo, de 14 años de edad, salió corriendo de su escuela en Long Island City.
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Yankees donate to Boca Chica

In a ceremony this past Wed., Oct. 9th, the New York Yankees donated a fire truck and ambulance, along with firefighting and medical equipment, to the city of Boca Chica in the Dominican Republic. The city is home to the Yankees Latin Béisbol Academy. Invited guests included members of...

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Her name was Anjélica
Su nombre era Anjélica

Twenty-two years later, her name is finally known. Baby Hope, a four-year-old whose remains were found in a blue cooler in a park over...
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Waiting to be watched
Esperando a ser vigilado

El pasado año, NYCHA (Autoridad de Vivienda de la Ciudad de Nueva York) asignó $42 millones para instalar cámaras en 86 complejos habitacionales.
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Through traffic, a corridor of art

A través del tráfico, un corredor de arte

A través del tráfico, un corredor de arte

Hunts Point has one of the highest asthma rates of the city. According to a 2010 Lehman College study, between a quarter to a third of school children in...
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A Vigil for Islan
Una Vigilia para Islan

Eso es lo que aquellos reunidos para una vigilia en honor a Islan Nettles dijeron mató al joven de 21 años. Nettles, una mujer transgénero...
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Mi Gente: Stop and Frisk

Mi Gente: Detenciones y Cacheos

Mi Gente: Detenciones y Cacheos

Con dos novedades legislativas y una decisión jurídica en un par de semanas, parece que la política de detención y cacheo, como la efectúa...
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Shaaliver Douse: Dead at 14

Shaaliver Douse: Muerto a los 14

Shaaliver Douse: Muerto a los 14

In the early morning hours of Sun., Aug. 4th, Shaaliver Douse was shot and killed by police. He was 14 years old. Douse is believed to be one...
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“A better, just world”
“Un mundo mejor y más justo”

The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting case of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin last week was met with anger by many across...
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Safety first
La seguridad ante todo

On Wed., Jun. 26th, the New York City Council passed two bills, collectively called the Community Safety Act, prompting a firestorm of controversy.
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Putting on the brakes for safety
Frenando

On Tues., Jun. 24th, State Senator Jeffrey Klein, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Department of Transportation...

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Spare time, make change

Time is precious. It can seem that there is never enough of it to address what needs doing: school, work, family.

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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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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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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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