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I Love the Bronx: Puffins in Parkchester
Amo el Bronx: Frailecillos en Parkchester

In 1938, the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company purchased a 129-acre plot from the New York Catholic Protectory, an orphanage...
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Talking the Bronx 7.30.14
Hablando del Bronx 7.30.14

El jueves 14 de agosto, de 5:30 p.m. a 8:30 p.m., NYC Business Solutions será la sede de un taller de conceptos básicos de planificación de negocios.
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On the list
En la lista

In a little over a month, our kids will be going back to school. That means the return of morning wake-up battles, homework-filled evenings, and more extracurricular activities...
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Breaking Bratton’s Windows
Alto a Bratton

En una tarde fría de diciembre del año pasado, en las escalinatas de la alcaldía, me reuní con otros activistas y Padres contra la Brutalidad Policial, un grupo de padres de las víctimas de violencia a manos del Departamento de Policía...
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Immigration in the Information Age

In an effort to create dialogue on immigration reform, FWD.us held a panel to discuss New York State’s immigration issues on Wed., July 23rd. FWD.us is an organization focused on engaging the tech community to advocate for immigration reform. The event was co-sponsored by...

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CCRB in the Bronx

As part of its new initiative “CCRB in the Boroughs,” the NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) will have investigators available to take police misconduct complaints on Tues., July 29th from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Office of Councilmember Andrew Cohen, located at 3636 Waldo Avenue in Riverdale.

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Johnny Ventura at La Gran Parada

Dominican singer and bandleader Johnny Ventura, one of Latin America’s most famous entertainers, will represent Senior Whole Health of New York in the 25th La Gran Parada Dominicana Del Bronx on July 27th. “I am delighted to represent Senior Whole Health, which does such a great job...

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Point of pride
Sentido de orgullo

A quarter-century since its founding, the Bronx Dominican Day Parade Week will once again celebrate all things red, white and blue – al estilo Quisqueya...
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At sixteen, still striking back
A los dieciséis años, sigue contraatacando

Virgilia Figueroa vende cosméticos y joyas. Como cualquier mujer de negocios, sabe si ella se ve bien, la gente va a comprar sus productos. Pero su marido comenzó a oponerse a su aspecto cuando ella se iba a trabajar....
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Badge in a bite
Identificación en una mordida

More bang for your bite. The offer comes from a local medical center, which is providing a unique kind of gift for children, one likely to prove more useful...
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More than a stroll
Más que un paseo

Pincharte un dedo no parece algo que normalmente suceda en una feria callejera o una cosa que esté entre las actividades más interesantes del fin de semana....
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“Strong, vibrant and united”
“Fuertes, vibrantes y unidos”

Artists, community activists, elected officials and New York residents alike came together Saturday for the 2014 LGBTQ Pride and Health Fair in Crotona Park...
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“Back to our roots”
“De vuelta a nuestras raíces”

Era hora de ¡Fiesta! Westchester Avenue was alive with the sound of music as Urban Health Plan (UHP) kicked off its Annual Fiesta de San Juan with a groovy day-long party that transported the South Bronx back to the heady era of disco...
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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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Talking the Bronx 07.23.14
Hablando del Bronx 07.23.14

El Festival de Salsa del Bronx se celebrará desde el sábado, 2 de agosto hasta el lunes, 25 de agosto. El Festival es una celebración anual de salsa...
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Strokes of fortune
Golpes de suerte

Michael Mendel’s life has been a series of reversals of fortune. But art has never let him down. Mendel, 80, paints nearly every day. The Bronx resident loves ...
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Keeping Cool in the Summer
Manténgase Refrescado en el Verano

El verano ha llegado y mientras las temperaturas continúan aumentando en el área Tri-estatal, todos debemos tener un plan...
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SUMMER TREATS: On the stand
GUSTOS DE VERANO: En el puesto

It is a season ripe for the taking. Summertime, in our dense urban communities in Washington Heights and the Bronx, means a colorful and delicious bounty making its unlikely way to all corners of our concrete jungle...
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I Love the Bronx: The American Dream
Amo el Bronx: El sueño americano

For the past several Saturdays, members of the Bronx chapter of the social justice organization the National Action Network (NAN) have set up a table with petitions in front of 1450 East Avenue. The location was once the home of Loew’s American Theater (The American)...
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Healthy Summer Treats
Golosinas saludables veraniegas

Los plátanos son un alimento básico en nuestra casa, sobre todo porque al bebé le encantan como golosina congelada. Puede congelar las uvas también, son maravillosas como hielos...
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Pa’lante con preguntas
Pa’lante con preguntas

It was estimated that over 20,000 participated in the LULAC Convention. Among them was a pioneering, legendary artist who is one of the few...
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Bringing bins, building ability
Trayendo contenedores y construyendo habilidad

Destrucción fue el nombre del juego. Docenas de recipientes cerrados estaban alineados en la esquina de las Avenidas Morrison y Westchester, listas para recoger y luego destruir cualquier y todo documento no deseado...
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“Matter of pure justice”
“Cuestión de justicia pura”

They want it their way. Scores of protestors, many of them workers who receive tips who work within the food delivery, gathered outside Domino's Pizza uptown this past Thurs., Jul. 10th...
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FLOTUS comes to LULAC
FLOTUS va a LULAC

"Creo en ustedes. El presidente cree en ustedes". Las alentadoras palabras fueron pronunciadas por la Primera Dama de los Estados Unidos (FLOTUS por sus siglas en inglés), Michelle Obama, en la Liga de Ciudadanos ...
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I Love the Bronx: In the hunt
Amo el Bronx: A la caza

La caza del tesoro había comenzado. El pasado sábado 12 de julio, la oficina del presidente del condado del Bronx, el Consejo de Turismo del Bronx y la Corporación general de Desarrollo Económico del Bronx, se unieron...
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Seniors singing in the R.A.I.N.

Envejecientes cantando en R.A.I.N.

Envejecientes cantando en R.A.I.N.

Los residentes de mayor edad en el condado tienen un nuevo destino. El Centro de Envejecientes ‘Gun Hill Neighborhood’ celebró una ceremonia de corte de cinta para su nueva facilidad...
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“La I es por Imperio” en la Convención AFT

“E is for Empire” at AFT Convention

“E is for Empire” at AFT Convention

Los neoyorquinos estuvieron a la cabeza el pasado sábado 12 de julio en la convención nacional de la Federación Americana de Maestros (AFT por sus siglas en inglés), celebrada en el centro de convenciones de Los Ángeles...
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Talking the Bronx 7.16.14
Hablando del Bronx 7.16.14

On Wed., Jul. 30th, master kora player Salieu Suso and his nephew Malang Jobarteh will perform at Wave Hill. Their performance will be part of Wave Hill’s Sunset Music series. The kora is a 21-string African harp played by the traditional storytellers of West Africa...
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Bronx 100 Scavenger Hunt

As part of this year’s continued celebration of the Bronx County’s Centennial, on Sat., July 12th, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and The Bronx Tourism Council will host the “Bronx 100 Scavenger Hunt”. The event will pit teams of four from all over the Bronx area in a competition...

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Battling asthma at Acacia
Combatiendo el asma en Acacia

Time to take a deep breath. In response to the high rates of asthma afflicting the Bronx, the Acacia Network held a two-day Community Feedback Forum on Wed., Jun. 25th and on Thurs., Jun. 26th...
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Satisfaction in scholarship
Satisfacción en la erudición

Fue la comida más feliz. Los 17 ganadores de becas y sus familiares fueron reconocidos recientemente en el estadio de los Yankees. La ceremonia fue auspiciada por...
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I Love the Bronx: Boone Room
Amo el Bronx: Boone Room

Though most might think it simply as a genre of music, hip hop is a culture and a way of life. Born in the Bronx, it has touched people all around the globe, with elements that include music, deejaying, dance and art....
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Risky behavior
Alto riesgo en adolescentes

Un informe publicado recientemente está resaltando los resultados de una encuesta nacional sobre lo difícil que es ser un adolescente, y ser padre de uno...
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Driving Safely this Summer
Manejando con mayor seguridad este verano

After a long winter, the weather has finally warmed up and more people are getting out on the roads. With baby boomers entering their fifties and sixties
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Green greetings
Saludos verdes

El mercado the Heights de agricultores comunitarios, en la avenida University y la calle 181 oeste, oficialmente ha dado la bienvenida al verano. El mercado celebró su gran inauguración el pasado jueves 10 de julio, para la nueva temporada...
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“You’re going to get it done”
“Ustedes van a lograr que suceda”

Time to take a deep breath. In response to the high rates of asthma afflicting the Bronx, the Acacia Network held a two-day Community Feedback Forum on Wed., Jun. 25th and on Thurs., Jun. 26th...
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