Tag Archives: Community

Point of pride
Sentido de orgullo

A quarter-century since its founding, the Bronx Dominican Day Parade Week will once again celebrate all things red, white and blue – al estilo Quisqueya...
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At sixteen, still striking back
A los dieciséis años, sigue contraatacando

Virgilia Figueroa vende cosméticos y joyas. Como cualquier mujer de negocios, sabe si ella se ve bien, la gente va a comprar sus productos. Pero su marido comenzó a oponerse a su aspecto cuando ella se iba a trabajar....
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Badge in a bite
Identificación en una mordida

More bang for your bite. The offer comes from a local medical center, which is providing a unique kind of gift for children, one likely to prove more useful...
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More than a stroll
Más que un paseo

Pincharte un dedo no parece algo que normalmente suceda en una feria callejera o una cosa que esté entre las actividades más interesantes del fin de semana....
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“Back to our roots”
“De vuelta a nuestras raíces”

Era hora de ¡Fiesta! Westchester Avenue was alive with the sound of music as Urban Health Plan (UHP) kicked off its Annual Fiesta de San Juan with a groovy day-long party that transported the South Bronx back to the heady era of disco...
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“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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Strokes of fortune
Golpes de suerte

Michael Mendel’s life has been a series of reversals of fortune. But art has never let him down. Mendel, 80, paints nearly every day. The Bronx resident loves ...
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SUMMER TREATS: On the stand
GUSTOS DE VERANO: En el puesto

It is a season ripe for the taking. Summertime, in our dense urban communities in Washington Heights and the Bronx, means a colorful and delicious bounty making its unlikely way to all corners of our concrete jungle...
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I Love the Bronx: The American Dream
Amo el Bronx: El sueño americano

For the past several Saturdays, members of the Bronx chapter of the social justice organization the National Action Network (NAN) have set up a table with petitions in front of 1450 East Avenue. The location was once the home of Loew’s American Theater (The American)...
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Healthy Summer Treats
Golosinas saludables veraniegas

Los plátanos son un alimento básico en nuestra casa, sobre todo porque al bebé le encantan como golosina congelada. Puede congelar las uvas también, son maravillosas como hielos...
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Pa’lante con preguntas
Pa’lante con preguntas

It was estimated that over 20,000 participated in the LULAC Convention. Among them was a pioneering, legendary artist who is one of the few...
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Bringing bins, building ability
Trayendo contenedores y construyendo habilidad

Destrucción fue el nombre del juego. Docenas de recipientes cerrados estaban alineados en la esquina de las Avenidas Morrison y Westchester, listas para recoger y luego destruir cualquier y todo documento no deseado...
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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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I Love the Bronx: In the hunt
Amo el Bronx: A la caza

La caza del tesoro había comenzado. El pasado sábado 12 de julio, la oficina del presidente del condado del Bronx, el Consejo de Turismo del Bronx y la Corporación general de Desarrollo Económico del Bronx, se unieron...
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Seniors singing in the R.A.I.N.

Envejecientes cantando en R.A.I.N.

Envejecientes cantando en R.A.I.N.

Los residentes de mayor edad en el condado tienen un nuevo destino. El Centro de Envejecientes ‘Gun Hill Neighborhood’ celebró una ceremonia de corte de cinta para su nueva facilidad...
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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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Battling asthma at Acacia
Combatiendo el asma en Acacia

Time to take a deep breath. In response to the high rates of asthma afflicting the Bronx, the Acacia Network held a two-day Community Feedback Forum on Wed., Jun. 25th and on Thurs., Jun. 26th...
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Risky behavior
Alto riesgo en adolescentes

Un informe publicado recientemente está resaltando los resultados de una encuesta nacional sobre lo difícil que es ser un adolescente, y ser padre de uno...
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Green greetings
Saludos verdes

El mercado the Heights de agricultores comunitarios, en la avenida University y la calle 181 oeste, oficialmente ha dado la bienvenida al verano. El mercado celebró su gran inauguración el pasado jueves 10 de julio, para la nueva temporada...
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“You’re going to get it done”
“Ustedes van a lograr que suceda”

Time to take a deep breath. In response to the high rates of asthma afflicting the Bronx, the Acacia Network held a two-day Community Feedback Forum on Wed., Jun. 25th and on Thurs., Jun. 26th...
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Talking the Bronx 7.9.14
Hablando del Bronx 7.9.14

The Bronx House for Performing Arts will be hosting four summer specialty art classes. The program runs for four consecutive...
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SummerStage Kids Returns
Regresa SummerStage Kids

El jueves 10 de junio, la Fundación de Parques de la ciudad anunció el lanzamiento de SummerStage Kids, el festival familiar interactivo que lleva más de ...
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Safety with Dignity

Timothy Crump is dead, and Noel Estevez is incarcerated. The ripple effects of this tragedy affect not just these two young people, but their families, their friends, their neighbors, schools, and communities...

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I Love the Bronx: A little etiquette
Amo el Bronx: Un poco de etiqueta

El verano ya está aquí. El 25% del Bronx es parque, pero con demasiada frecuencia hacemos mal uso de nuestros espacios abiertos y verdes. El observar algunas reglas simples significa que todos los residentes...
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For Allergies, Prevention is Best Medicine
Para las alergias, la prevención es la mejor medicina

Los síntomas de alergia son una preocupación para muchos, incluso mientras nos dirigimos hacia el verano. Flores y árboles florecen en diferentes momentos, liberando polen en el aire y causando esos conocidos...
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A foaming franchise

Misugaru, anyone? It appears that there is more than kimchee and barbeque to savor from South Korea. Misugaru is a popular Korean beverage made of a prepackaged powder that contains...

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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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Banding together

Throughout his career, Grammy Award-winning Latin jazz flutist Dave Valentín has been well known for assisting fellow artists and generously supporting local organizations. It comes as little surprise...

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Suited for success
Vestidos para el éxito

El nativo del Bronx Norman Gay, se sentó tranquilamente en la oficina de Career Gear, una organización que proporciona vestimenta...
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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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Linking up with MMCC
Conectándose con MMCC

The classic was a hit. This past Mon., June 16th the Moshulu Montefiore Community Center (MMCC) raised over $38,000 at its First Annual Golf Classic...
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Rooms with a view
Habitaciones con vista

Artist Christina Blaabjerg poses in front of the abstract architectural landscape she donated to St. Barnabas Hospital. Her painting, The View Towards the City, and a second painting, A Powerful Road...
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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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Letting Kids Build
Dejar que los niños construyan

Es el primer evento de su tipo: Sculpture Crawl! El sábado 21 de junio, el taller de arte Scribble mostrará el trabajo de artistas jóvenes locales en Inwood Hill Park y el museo Dyckman Farmhouse...
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