Public Safety

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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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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Care from the ground up, on the Green Way

Cuidado a todo nivel en Via Verde

Cuidado a todo nivel en Via Verde

Vía Verde es un nuevo desarrollo de vivienda en el Bronx conocido por sus ambiciosas metas de promover un estilo de vida ambiental y saludable ...
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Dancing to health
Bailando por la salud

Forget the Harlem Shake. The newest dance craze is the Blue Glove Boogie. And it’s already come to a local health clinic near you – with more demonstrations sure to follow.
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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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Transition at St. Augustine Church in Morrisania

Until the 1940’s, the congregants of St. Augustine Church in Morrisania, South Bronx were mainly German and Irish Catholics. But during the end of the Depression and the beginning of World War II, whites started to leave the area. Incoming African-Americans...
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TIA: Teens in Action
TIA: Adolescentes en acción

De todos los acrónimos que han surgido para describir el comportamiento adolescente en la era del textear y del Facebook-TTYL, LOL, ROFL, etc., agregue...
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Talking the Bronx 02.06.13

The Fortune Society is launching new employment services initiative named Project Compass, which serves as an integration assistance program. Project Compass is a free job training and placement assistance program, exclusively for re-entrants in specific neighborhoods, including in the South Bronx...

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Tax Season Readiness
Preparación de Impuestos

Justo ahora llega la temporada que muchas familias jóvenes esperan ansiosamente – de alguna manera. Si, la temporada de impuestos. Cuando yo era más joven, tenía planes para el esperado reembolso antes de que el W-2 llegara en el correo. Normalmente, iría hacia mi matrícula o el campamento...
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The Good Humor Man
El hombre del buen humor

Vincent Morgan walked up to the coffin, crossed the hands on the corpse a few times until he was satisfied, and inspected the make-up. He was looking down at the body of Christopher McCormack, whom he did not know, and preparing for another busy afternoon...
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Support and innovation come to Creston

Apoyo e innovación en Creston

Apoyo e innovación en Creston

Bracing temperatures in the teens did not keep hundreds from coming together for a ceremony that proved to be ground-breaking in more ways than one. Guests gathered at 2388 Creston Avenue this past Fri., Jan. 25th to break ground at a site that will be the first supportive housing of its kind in New York City...
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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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Talking the Bronx 01.30.13

Toastmasters invites residents to its First Leadership Training Day. Come out and meet new and advanced members and hear special guest speakers talk about the importance of communication skills in today’s job market...

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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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Raising awareness, fighting disease
Levantando conciencia, luchando la enfermedad

700,000 neoyorquinos están viviendo con diabetes. Cerca de la mitad de ellos son latinos. Pero los efectos en familias individuales pueden conllevar trágicos resultados...
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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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Coat Drive at C-Town

This Sat., Jan. 12th, the Perez family-owned C-Town Supermarket, together with Health Plus, will distribute over 100 coats to Bronx neighborhood residents...

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Forward in service
Más allá del servicio

Gilbert López tiene una rodilla artrítica. Pero eso no le impidió caminar desde el Sur del Bronx a Pelham Bay Park. No fue una competencia atlética en la que López estuvo involucrado...
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A mother like no other
Una madre como ninguna otra

Great mothers are often considered unsung heroes. But Bronxite Sherise Martínez got her turn in the spotlight when the young...
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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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