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Talking the Bronx 01.16.13

This past Wed., Jan. 9th, New York State senators elected Senator Jeffrey D. Klein as Senate President Pro Tempore, the legislative chamber’s top post. Under a new bipartisan power sharing agreement enacted by the chamber, Senator Klein will share the title with Senator Dean Skelos of Long Island (R).

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On New Year’s, from the Bronx to the beach

The first day of the year offers a fresh opportunity to assess personal development and contemplate new challenges. Or, to burrow deep under the covers, grateful for a holiday on which there is no need to head out into the cold...

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Silky smooth: Doo-wop returns to Lehman

Suave como la seda: el Doo-wop vuelve a Lehman

Suave como la seda: el Doo-wop vuelve a Lehman

Siéntese, relájese y escuche. Los sonidos armónicos vocales de doo-wop están de vuelta. El Centro de Artes Escénicas Lehman dará inicio a una nueva temporada este sábado 19 de enero con su concierto "Ultimate Doo-Wop"...
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Coat Drive at C-Town

This Sat., Jan. 12th, the Perez family-owned C-Town Supermarket, together with Health Plus, will distribute over 100 coats to Bronx neighborhood residents...

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Talking the Bronx 01.09.13

The New York Botanical Garden invites Bronx residents to escape this winter and attend their "Tropical Paradise" event, a showcase of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory’s permanent collection of tropical trees, flowers, and foliage, including orange-yellow crotons, fuschia bromeliads, and rosy-red hibiscus

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Talking the Bronx 01.02.13

Former Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui announced Thurs., Jan. 27th that he would retire from baseball. Matsui, nicknamed “Godzilla”, spent seven seasons with the New York Yankees (2003-09), combining to bat .292 (977-for-3,348) with 536 runs, 196 doubles, 140 home runs and 597 RBI.

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I Love the Bronx: Welcome to 2013!
Amo el Bronx: ¡Bienvenidos al 2013!

En 2013 se cumple el 125 aniversario de la creación del sistema de parques del Bronx. Diferentes eventos y actividades se ofrecerán para celebrar y promover el uso del parque en nuestro distrito, además de varias conferencias y presentaciones.. .
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“A blessing and a responsibility”
“Una bendición y una responsabilidad”

En una reciente cena, William Alicea les dijo a sus invitados que los doctores dijeron que nuevamente tenía cáncer. Ahora, está teniendo tratamientos de quimioterapia para pacientes ambulatorios...
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Hearts and hair
Corazones y pelo

Precision and empathy. Both are qualities equally prized in both barbers and health practitioners. And on a recent winter day, the two professions, and those they treat, came together in neighborhoods...
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HIGH STAKES TESTING FORUM
FORO SOBRE EXAMENES DE ALTO RIESGO

‘Change the Stakes’, una coalición de padres y maestros en la ciudad de Nueva York, ha anunciado una discusión pública dirigida por un panel de maestros en el cual se discutirá el impacto de los actuales exámenes en materias, instrucción y aprendizaje...
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Taking a healthy bite of the Bronx

Long before the Atkins diet, the South Beach Diet, and Weight Watchers, Bronx resident Marie Singletary was given to snacking on vegetables. She was not following a regime, just a habit...

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En pointe at the hospital

There they were: the dancing toy soldiers, the sugar plum fairies, the towering holiday tree, bursting with ornaments and satin ribbons...

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Building a nest for child and mother alike

Construyendo un nido para el niño y la madre por igual

Construyendo un nido para el niño y la madre por igual

Genovena Nieto just finished shopping for a new stroller and a baby carrier. She found them both, and didn't spend a dime. The new items will come in handy when Nieto has her third child, who is due on the 26th of December, just days after the Christmas holiday. How did she get such a great deal?...
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I Love the Bronx: Paradise Theater
Yo amo el Bronx: Teatro Paradise

This week, she tells of a special “Paradise” on the Grand Concourse. The terra-cotta façade and massive presence of the Loew’s Paradise Theater on Grand Concourse near 187th Street caught my eye, as it has so many Bronx residents, from the moment I spotted it as a teenager....
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A Circle of care and thanks on Grace Avenue

Un círculo de cuidado y agradecimiento en la Avenida Grace

Un círculo de cuidado y agradecimiento en la Avenida Grace

Las preparaciones del Día de Acción de Gracias en el Centro ‘Workmen’s Circle Multicare’ atrajo una diversa multitud mientras los residentes ayudaban a preparar comida para el festín anual del Centro. “Tenemos muchas personas diferentes, y nos gusta hacer actividades prácticas para traer algunas de sus memorias”...
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A frozen treat comes to the borough
Llega al condado un regalo congelado


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On the line, and on the grind
En la línea y trabajando

While many have spent the last few weeks in earnest preparation for a holiday feast, for others, this season of preparation has also included searching out employment opportunities. With the borough’s unemployment rate recently rated as highest in the state at 12.5%....
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Striking at Sunny Day
Piqueteando en Sunny Day

Las cosas no han estado tan soleadas para Sunny Day Car Wash por algún tiempo – pero los residentes y activistas locales...
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A mother like no other
Una madre como ninguna otra

Great mothers are often considered unsung heroes. But Bronxite Sherise Martínez got her turn in the spotlight when the young...
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PAL at the Point
PAL en ‘Hunts Point’: Un equipo ganador

Jack Tambor, padre de Denise Goodman, participó en el campeonato de Ping Pong de la ciudad de Nueva York, y ganó. Las...
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Lincoln Hospital Achieves Prestigious Palliative Care Certification

Hospital Lincoln Recibe Prestigiosa Certificación de Atención Paliativa

Hospital Lincoln Recibe Prestigiosa Certificación de Atención Paliativa

Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the South Bronx, has become the only hospital in the borough and one of two hospitals...
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I Love the Bronx: St. Peter’s Church, Parkchester and Appreciation

Amo el Bronx: Iglesia de San Pedro, Parkchester y su apreciación

Amo el Bronx: Iglesia de San Pedro, Parkchester y su apreciación

On Westchester Avenue, near Westchester Square, stands St. Peter’s Episcopalian Church. I was fascinated with this Gothic Revival...
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Healthy Living: It takes a village

Vivir saludable: Toma un pueblo

Vivir saludable: Toma un pueblo

The “Healthy Village” fitness and wellness initiative from Healthfirst was kicked off at the Claremont Housing Development.

If you want to know how to lose weight properly, turn off the television – it won’t be on “The Biggest Loser”. “Weight loss is a process, and it’s not quick,” said Doctor J. Douglas Reich...
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A walk in white demands end to violence

Caminata en blanco demanda fin a la violencia

Caminata en blanco demanda fin a la violencia

On Wednesday, the streets went white. Hundreds of women in white wedding and formal dresses gathered together to march through Washington Heights.
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I Love the Bronx: City of Water Day
Yo amo el Bronx: Día del Agua de la ciudad

Esta semana, nos escribe acerca de cómo los residentes del Bronx pueden celebrar el Día del Agua de la ciudad de manera personal...
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A Big Gulp
Un gran trago

Getting people on board with giving up their super-sized drinks has proven a challenge for Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who recently proposed a city-wide ban on sugary drinks over...
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REGRETS
BROKEN

What it took me to show you that I love you...

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The Bronx Free Press Turns Two: A look back, and forward
Una ojeada al pasado y al futuro

It is hard to imagine but just this week, two years ago, we published our first edition of the Bronx Free Press and that this is our 106th issue...
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I Love the Bronx: The Bronx River Alliance
Yo Amo El Bronx: ‘The Bronx River Alliance’

As part of our ongoing BFP series highlighting the various favorite spaces, things and people of many of our readers...
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IT’S TIME TO CUT THE FRAUD TAX
ES HORA DE PARAR EL FRAUDE FISCAL

New York State adopted its no-fault auto insurance system in the 1970’s to contain litigation costs, which were driving up...
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Health Plus is joining Amerigroup!
¡Health Plus se une a Amerigroup!

You may have heard the news about Health Plus being acquired by Amerigroup. Amerigroup is another New York health...
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Seeking to ensure the diversity of NYC as high-tech capital
Buscando asegurar la diversidad de NYC como capital de alta tecnología

Aunque los lunes típicamente no son recibidos con mucho entusiasmo por muchos estudiantes, este pasado lunes, 27 de febrero...
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Sweet and beautiful

Purim, which began this past Wednesday night, commemorates the triumph over an enemy who sought to vanquish the Jews...

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An Early Start on a Healthy Smile
Comienzo Temprano para una Sonrisa Sana

La buena salud dental es vital para la salud general. Esta es una frase que debemos tomar muy en serio...
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A ‘Lot’ of Promise Fulfilled: Acacia breaks ground on The Mosholu Gardens
Una promesa cumplida: Acacia comienza ‘The Mosholu Gardens’

A primera vista no parece nada extraordinario, solo un estrecho de tierra fresca y rocas. Pero el espacio dista mucho de estar...
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Congressional district rouses clear show of unity from Bronx leaders
Distrito congresional provoca demostración de unidad entre líderes del Bronx

Los líderes comunitarios y oficiales electos del Bronx se unificaron esta pasada semana en una demostración declarativa...
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