Tag Archives: Opinion

The Green Vogue
Moda ecológica

What you wear can demonstrate your beliefs, attitude, or sense of self, but it also can show how much you value the environment. Although...
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Fake Resistance and the Democrats
Resistencia falsa y los demócratas

Durante el fin de semana, manifestantes se reunieron frente al edificio del New York Times y otras oficinas de medios de comunicación...
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Attacking Nordstrom and Immigrants
Atacando Nordstrom y a los inmigrantes

Every day I wake up in mortal fear about what I’m going to read concerning President Trump. His tweets about Nordstrom...
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These are the days
En Estos Días

There is no better way to say goodbye to a year than visiting the Botanical Gardens in the Bronx. And when the visit is with the new generation...
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“I lost Franky”
“Perdí a Franky”

Rest in peace. Over and over again - precisely 49 times - the phrase was uttered aloud in a somber memorial event held outside at the Bronx County Courthouse...
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Watching and Waiting
Mirando y esperando

Last month, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in U.S. v. Texas.The case, based on a lawsuit filed against the federal government by the State of Texas...
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Safe schools for all
Escuelas seguras para todos

Education isn’t just for well-behaved students. Every child deserves the opportunity to learn. Though well intentioned...
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Arts Matter
Las artes importan

El poder del baile, la música, el teatro y las artes visuales puede impactar grandemente nuestros niños. Como maestra, yo vi esto de primera mano en el salón...
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It’s Not About You. Protect Them.
No se trata de usted, protéjalos.

When you vaccinate against flu, you don't just protect yourself. You protect your family and everyone around you who is vulnerable...
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Valuing the Invaluable
Valuando lo invaluable

Every day, I hear stories about family caregivers and the challenges they face while helping their loved ones. Marcela feels that caring for her mother, while having...
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Pillow Talk
Plática de almohadas

¿Se mantiene saludable? Cuando escuchamos esto, la mayoría de nosotros pensamos en nuestros exámenes anuales, cuántas frutas y verduras comemos o si...
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Get the Facts on the Flu
Los mitos y las realidades sobre la gripe

The coughing, the sneezing, the body aches, a fever, and often with chills: they are all the signs that you are the latest victim of the influenza.
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Working to wellness
Trabajar para el bienestar

La obesidad infantil es uno de los problemas de salud más urgentes que enfrentan nuestras comunidades y familias. Casi uno de cada tres niño...
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Tearing down the Taboos

Miguel was working full-time and studying in college. He was 25 years old. The single parent of a 7-year-old, he was trying to rekindle his relationship with the child's mother and hoped to rebuild their family. Sometimes at work, he would joke that after he had passed away, he wanted to be remembered as...

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Housing for those that need it most

Vivienda para quienes más la necesitan

Vivienda para quienes más la necesitan

Asumir los aumentos de alquiler es un problema importante para nuestra comunidad y obliga a muchos residentes del Bronx...
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Summer Eye Hazards
Los Peligros del Verano para los Ojos

Two of the most often overlooked body organs are the eyes. If you want to live a healthy life overall, you must learn how to keep...
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Safe in the Sun
Seguridad bajo el sol

As we move into summer, families will spend more time outdoors. Exposure to the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays increases the risk of skin...
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Celebrating the contributions of Puerto Ricans
Celebrando las Contribuciones de los Puertorriqueños

When you hear the song “¡Qué Bonita Bandera!” on the streets, you know that the biggest Latin celebration of this city is upon us. The National Puerto Rican Day Parade floods the Fifth Avenue with red, white and blue flags...
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Healing Right
Sanar de forma adecuada

Although warmer weather means more outdoor activities, it can also mean more scrapes, cuts and scratches. Whenever your skin is injured — whether by falling off of a bike or tripping over a ball — a scar may form...
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How to Have a Healthy Baby
Cómo tener un bebé saludable

El deseo natural de todo padre es tener un bebé saludable. Pero, desafortunadamente, no siempre sucede. Aproximadamente 120,000 bebés en...
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On a Mission
La misión comercial a Cuba

As the son of an immigrant from the Caribbean, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, it is with great hope that I envision the transformation of the U.S.-Cuba...
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Surveying New York, in 7
Encuestando a Nueva York

New York City’s long-term plan is updated every four years, and Mayor Bill de Blasio will offer the newest version, PlaNYC, on Earth Day, April 22. The idea, according to a statement...
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The workers among us

MTA bus operators carry more than two million passengers every day over the most difficult routes in the world, constantly congested with traffic and pedestrians. The Transport Workers Union, Local 100, alone represents more than 10,000 of these operators. It would be nearly impossible to find someone living in this city for any length...

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Avoid Injuries in the Winter
Como evitar lesiones durante el invierno

El invierno significa carreteras más heladas, visión borrosa y pasos más torpes. Para evitar lesiones, la terapista física Karena...
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Strokes of unity
Pinceladas que unen

I have been mourning the loss of my colleagues in Paris in the tragic and unspeakable events last Wednesday January 7th. There has been a tremendous outpouring of images ...
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Demystifying HIV in 2015
Acabando con los mitos del VIH en 2015

“Losing weight, quitting smoking, exercising, eating healthy, keeping doctor appointments and taking medications on time”, are some of the most common New Year’s resolutions.
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Beware the False “Miracle”
Cuidado con los supuestos “milagros”

“This year, I’m going to lose some weight.” If you find yourself making this common New Year’s resolution, know this: many so-called “miracle” weight loss supplements and foods...
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Human Rights 365
Derechos humanos 365

El día de los Derechos Humanos, 10 de diciembre de cada año, conmemora la fecha en que la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas aprobó la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos...
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“The City We Need to Be”

Eric Garner's death was a terrible tragedy that no family should have to endure. For many across our city and our nation, yesterday's grand jury ruling compounds feelings of grief with dissatisfaction and anger. As we reflect on the weeks leading up to yesterday's decision and prepare our path forward, I want to share a snapshot...

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Understanding Medicare and the Affordable Care Act

Entendiendo Medicare y la Ley del Cuidado de Salud Asequible

Entendiendo Medicare y la Ley del Cuidado de Salud Asequible

Si tiene problemas entendiendo o utilizando al máximo sus beneficios de Medicare y la Ley del Cuidado de Salud Asequible (ACA por sus siglas en inglés), usted no está sólo. Aún existen miles de personas que...
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Why Cuomo Needs to Go
Porqué el Sr. Cuomo se tiene que Ir

New Yorkers pay the highest taxes in America—40% more than the average American—in a state ranked as having the Worst Economic Outlook in America.
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‘Hood challenge
Desafío del barrio

Derecho de fanfarronear, ¿alguien? El Desafío del Barrio, un programa competitivo de subvenciones destinadas para fomentar la innovación de Distritos de Mejoramiento...
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High marks for Healthfirst
Alta clasificación para Healthfirst

Healthfirst has received a four-star quality rating for its Medicare Advantage plan from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)..
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The Boricua and the Braveheart
Boricua y Corazón Valiente

Aunque es decepcionante que la votación por la independencia de Escocia perdiera por un 10% en el reciente...
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Promises to Keep
Promesas para cumplir

Al elegir retrasar la acción ejecutiva en materia de inmigración hasta después de las elecciones de noviembre, el presidente Obama ha roto...
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Looking Forward on Finances
Hacia al futuro con las finanzas

The hardships of the Great Recession may be fading from memory for some, but for many Hispanics, especially older...
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