Tag Archives: Politics

Embracing Espaillat
Abrazando a Espaillat

The bitter campaign to succeed Charles Rangel as Congressional representative of the 13th District...
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Washington Heights, D.C.
Es pa’lla que va

Mr. Espaillat is going to Washington. It appears that Adriano Espaillat achieved victory late Tuesday...
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Wright at the Rail
Wright en el carril

No rest for the weary.In the closing stretch of a long primary campaign, the candidates canvassed the streets...
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On periods, a new parity
Atacando al tabú

When Councilmember Julissa Ferreras-Copeland began to press ahead on legislation associated with feminine hygiene products, some began to call her names...
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Meal Makers
Fabricantes de Comidas

The city’s Department of Education (DOE) is set to provide free breakfast and lunch to millions of children with its 2016 Summer Meals program...
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“No more children dying”
“No más niños muriendo”

Shanduke McPhatter has devoted several years of his life working to prevent gun violence. Yet he was not able to save his brother from becoming...
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Faith as First Aid
Aclamando auxilios

This past Sunday, school was in session. During what was billed a “Weekend of Faith,” First Lady Chirlane McCray led a contingent of leaders from the De Blasio administration...
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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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Top billing at breakfast
Desayuno dinámico

There were plaudits for school parents. On Thurs., May 19, Senator Jeff Klein hosted his annual Educational Leadership Breakfast, to honor...
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Election Day Problems?
¿Problemas el día de las elecciones?

If you experienced a problem or barrier to voting in the April 19, 2016 Primary Election, please share your experience with...
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Mark of change
Señal de cambio

El reverendo aun esta en revolución. La Red de Acción Nacional (NAN por sus siglas en inglés), del reverendo Al Sharpton...
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Reform and record
Un llamado para cambio en interrogaciones

Raymond Santana lost seven years of his life in prison for a crime he didn't commit. He's now looking to ensure that other innocent people don't suffer the same fate.
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Berning in the Bronx
Bernie en el Bronx

They said they had never seen anything like it. Over 18,500 residents from across New York flocked to the South Bronx...
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Wage War Won
Triunfo de ley

It was a Major win. “Never before have so many workers in so many places won a common demand,” said Alvin Major.
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Sweet Stuff
Cosas dulces

Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. and State Senator Jeff Klein joined Fred and Marilyn Casaburi at the Ninth...
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#AutumnInNYC

As the air gets cooler, the colors get warmer, the city offers one last burst of color as the leaves change. All are invited to celebrate the season by entering the photo contest #AutumnInNYC...
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Faces of Faith
Rostros de Fe

Al igual que muchos residentes, Mamdadou Drame está a la espera de la visita del papa Francisco a finales de este mes.
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Brakes on de Blasio
Freno a de Blasio

Not so fast. The Transit Workers Union (TWU) has filed suit against Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City of New York, claiming that Vision Zero is unconstitutionally vague.
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Show of Pride
Muestra de orgullo

On Thurs., Feb. 12th, Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. hosted “A Century of African-American Life, Heritage and Culture,” his Annual African-American Heritage Celebration...
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“I’m still Carl”
“Todavía soy Carl”

The Speaker was in the House. Recently appointed State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie joined the Rev. Al Sharpton...
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Proud of service
Orgulloso del servicio

El jueves 15 de junio, DNAinfo.com publicó un artículo sobre una demanda presentada por Carmen Díaz-Santiago...
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Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4th

Tuesday, November 4th is the General Election day for a number of elected offices, including the New York State Assembly and Senate and the Offices of Governor and State Attorney General. 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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Remedy and restitution
Remedio y restitución

Las personas que obtengan servicios de dos organizaciones de inmigración fraudulentas son elegibles para compensación de un fondo de restitución de $2.2 millones...
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“A broken institution”
“Una institución descompuesta”

Una investigación del gobierno federal ha descubierto el uso de fuerza excesiva e innecesaria por parte de oficiales correccionales contra reclusos varones adolescentes en Rikers Island, según un informe publicado el lunes 4 de agosto....
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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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Taking stock- and notes
Evaluando la situación, y tomando notas

El viernes 28 de marzo, agencias de la ciudad, junto al Concejal Fernando Cabrera, se reunieron con los dueños de los negocios afectados por el gran incendio que dañó severamente dos edificios, causando los derrumbes de los techos...
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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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