Tag Archives: Politics/government

Holding court at the century mark
La corte de celebración

Tal como va el condado, también va el Tribunal Testamentario. El Bronx ha pasado la mayor parte del 2014 celebrando su centenario y ahora fue el turno del tribunal de marcar su 100° aniversario....
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Speaker sounds out
La portavoz resuena

"It's important that the City Council gets information to ethnic communities," said Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, while...
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Advocates protest Manhattan Institute
Defensores protestan contra el Instituto Manhattan

Homeless people and their allies led a rally at the Manhattan Institute this past Wed., Dec. 11th and marched inside the organization’s offices ...
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Talking the Bronx 12.17.14
Hablando del Bronx 12.17.14

The Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) and the Garifuna Coalition will present the “Second Annual Parranda con Paranda: A Puerto Rican and Garifuna Holiday Celebration...
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“Feels like open season”
“Se siente como temporada de caza”

A Staten Island’s grand jury’s decision on Dec. 3rd to not bring charges against New York Police Department (NYPD) Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner drew disappointed...
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Get on Board
Todos a las Juntas

Bronx residents are invited to make a difference in their community by joining their local Community Board. The Office of The Bronx Borough President will be accepting applications for all 12 Community Boards...
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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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No indictment in Garner case

A Staten Island grand jury has voted to not file criminal charges against New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo. The 43-year-old Garner was killed in July after Pantaleo placed him in a chokehold while attempting to arrest him for selling loose cigarettes. Pantaleo was stripped of his badge and gun following Garner’s death.

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Vargas is the Victor
Vargas es la Victoriosa

El senador estatal José Serrano visitó a la ganadora del concurso de carteles sobre el Día de la Tierra del Senado del Estado de Nueva York en la Escuela del Sagrado Corazón en Highbridge el lunes 3 de noviembre.
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“Profound change must occur”

They would not be forgotten. White ribbons and small lit candles were held aloft at the steps of City Hall at dusk this past Thurs., Nov. 20th. Lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community members, advocates, and elected officials gathered for the annual...

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“The fight is not over”

The nation's eyes focused on Ferguson, Missouri on the evening of Monday, November 24, after a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

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Prizes for the Parkies
Premios para los amantes de los parques

Over 29,000 of the city’s acres are devoted to parks, pools, nature centers and more. Across the five boroughs, 580...
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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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No Waste Collection or street cleaning on Thanksgiving Day, Thurs., Nov. 27th

On Mon., Nov. 24th, The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) announced that in observance of Thanksgiving Day, there will be no garbage, organics or recycling collection, or street cleaning, on Thursday, November 27, 2014. In addition, all Sanitation Department administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27, in observance of the holiday.

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Snow alert issued for Wed., November 26th

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) has issued a ‘snow alert’ for Wednesday, November 26, starting at 7 a.m., which indicates the possibility of a snow event. In preparation for a snow event, DSNY personnel have begun initial equipment readiness, including loading its salt spreaders, attaching plows when necessary, preparing tire chains...

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A key to the city
Una llave de la ciudad

Cuando el alcalde Bill de Blasio aprobó una ley el mes de julio para crear un programa para una tarjeta de identificación, se consideró una victoria para las decenas de miles...
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Breakthrough on Brook
Gran avance en Brook

Vicki Been, comisionada del Departamento de Preservación y Desarrollo de Viviendas de la ciudad de Nueva York (HPD por sus siglas en inglés), recientemente se unió a su mayor socio asiático americano...
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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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No Garbage, Recycling or Organics Collection or Street Cleaning on Election Day

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) today reminded New Yorkers that there will be no garbage, recycling, or organics collection, or street cleaning, on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4th...

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Calling all Supermen – and women
Llamado a todos los superhombres, y mujeres

Time is running out for those hoping to become new members of New York's Strongest. Men and women have until Friday, October 31 to apply to take the sanitation workers exam...
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Making it count
Hacer que cuente

Legislators and activists sought to rally the vote on the Working Families Party line. They want more than promises.
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Celebrating formidable females
Celebrando a mujeres formidables

“I am a child abuse survivor.” The words were plain spoken and powerful. Bronx native Yadhira González-Taylor is an attorney, adjunct professor and author of children’s books...
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Restitution deadline extended
Fecha límite extendida para indemnizaciones

La oficina del fiscal general del estado de Nueva York amplió el plazo hasta el 6 de noviembre para las personas que buscan una indemnización por parte de dos organizaciones de inmigración fraudulentas...
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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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Honoring those who serve
Honrando a aquellos que sirven

AComo parte de las celebraciones del Mes de la Herencia Hispana, la Asociación de Abogados de Puerto Rico (PRBA, por sus siglas en inglés)...
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Rally cry
Clamando por un cambio

Miles de padres, maestros, niños y partidarios de las escuelas charter de Nueva York se reunieron en la Plaza Foley el 2 de octubre para pedir a los líderes municipales...
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Making the Grade
Logrando la buena nota

La Ciudad de Nueva York tiene una diversidad más alta que nunca, con casi el 40 por ciento de residentes nacidos fuera de los Estados Unidos...
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Executive order expands living wage
Orden ejecutiva aumenta el salario mínimo

El martes 30 de septiembre el alcalde de Blasio, acompañado por el Secretario del Trabajo de Estados Unidos Thomas Pérez...
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Quisqueya at the Capitol
Quisqueya en el Capitolio

El rojo, blanco y azul voló doblemente orgulloso y alto este fin de semana pasado, mientras la Mesa Redonda Nacional Dominicano Americana...
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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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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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Primary Election Results

The only close race yet to be determined is Assembly District 86.

Governor
Andrew Cuomo 62.1%,
Zephyr Teachout 34.2%
Randy Credico 3.6%
98% of precincts reporting

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About that…
Sobre eso…

Una bofetada en la cara de la comunidad latina e inmigrante". Ese fue el veredicto de Cristina Jiménez, directora general de United We Dream.
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National Voter Registration Day
Día Nacional de Registro de Votantes

National Voter Registration Day, a massive 50-state effort to register voters before Election Day 2014, will be celebrated on Tues., Sept. 23rd...
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New Bronx ADAs Announced

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Primary Election Day is Tues., Sept. 9th

Tuesday, September 9th is the Democratic Primary for a number of elected offices, including the New York State Assembly and Senate and the Offices of Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Make your voice heard and cast your vote.

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