Tag Archives: safety

Preventing Teen Violence
Prevención de la Violencia Juvenil

Approximately one year ago, a 15-year old boy was brought into the Emergency Room at Lincoln Medical Center in the South...
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Miracle on the Deegan

The stars must have been aligned perfectly as a single-engine fixed-winged plane with three passengers onboard made an emergency landing – in the northbound Major Deegan a 1/2 mile south of the East 233 Street exit. The unusual incident was reported at 3:26 p.m., on Sat., Jan. 4, when...

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OEM Issues Winter Storm Warning

A citywide winter storm warning has been issued starting Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 6:00PM until 1:00PM on Friday, January 3, 2014. The current forecast calls for 6-8 inches of snow accompanied by strong winds and low temperatures.

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“She was always smiling”
“Ella siempre sonreía”

Kisook Ahn’s daily commute to work was an hour and a half. The Flushing, Queens resident traversed three boroughs before the Metro North’s Hudson...
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“Your worst nightmare”
“Su peor pesadilla”

On Sunday mornings, Adele Plot and her husband usually go for riverfront walks together. Near the intersection of Palisade and...
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“Shop and frisk” comes under fire

“Compra y cacheo” bajo el fuego

“Compra y cacheo” bajo el fuego

La saga de los llamados casos de "compra y cacheo" en los grandes tiendas locales continuó a principios de este mes en las cámaras del....
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Urban dialogue explores profiling
Diálogo Urbano explora los perfiles raciales

El alcalde electo Bill de Blasio le ganó con una victoria aplastante al candidato republicano Joe Lhota. Entre sus principales plataformas...
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A hero makes his rounds
Un héroe hace sus rondas

"Ni la lluvia, ni el calor ni la oscuridad de la noche alejan a estos portadores de la rápida conclusión de sus rondas acordadas”.
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Is this the first Hispanic NYPD Commissioner?

¿Será este el primer Comisionado hispano del Departamento de Policía?

¿Será este el primer Comisionado hispano del Departamento de Policía?

Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio has said that he would seek to replace Ray Kelly as the Commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD). In response, some groups, including the NYPD Hispanic Society...
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Avonte—Our Missing Child
Avonte — Nuestro niño perdido

Ya han pasado cuatro semanas desde que Avonte Oquendo, de 14 años de edad, salió corriendo de su escuela en Long Island City.
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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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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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