Politics/government

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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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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Out for Teachout
Apoyando a Teachout

Today Tuesday, September 9th, in the Democratic Primary race for Governor of New York, we have two options. There are clear differences between...
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Who’s running? Senate District 33
¿Quién se está postulando? Distrito 33 del senado

En la contienda de las primarias demócratas para representar al distrito 33 de Nueva York, el senador titular Gustavo Rivera está siendo desafiado...
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¡No nos vamos!

Estuvieron en la marcha para quedarse. Varios cientos de neoyorquinos marcharon en Harlem el miércoles 20 de agosto, pidiendo a la administración de de Blasio exigir a los desarrolladores...
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Who’s Running?
¿Quién se está postulando?

As Gov. Andrew Cuomo looks to settle in for a second term in Albany, this year's campaign for governor can be considered a study in contrasts.
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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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Revving up to slow down
Acelerando para reducir la velocidad

While the last-minute race to check off every last item on their back-to-school lists rages on, one group is equally determined to make sure...
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“A leader of democracy”
“Un líder de la democracia”

El fallecido líder dominicano Dr. José Francisco Peña Gómez, fue honrado el sábado, 16 de agosto luego de que un estrecho en la Avenida...
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“I had to be here”
“Tenía que estar aquí”

“I can’t breathe.” The phrase came – again – from the intersection of Bay and Victory Streets in Staten Island. But this...
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From the Bronx to the Beltway
Del Bronx a Beltway

Cada año, el Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) coloca a estudiantes universitarios latinos de todo el país...
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WHO’S RUNNING?
¿QUIÉN SE ESTÁ POSTULANDO?

El escaño del senado estatal del distrito 31 de Nueva York está una vez más en disputa, y se decidirá en las elecciones generales programadas para el martes 4 de noviembre. El titular, el senador estatal Adriano Espaillat...
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“Remember my mother”
“Recuerde a mi madre”

This past Sat., Aug.9th, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation to lower New York City's speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph...
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Catch “PB” Fever
Pille la fiebre “PB”

Un proyecto de vivienda pública en el sur del Bronx, un centro para personas mayores en East Harlem, una oficina de organización comunitaria en Red Hook y una iglesia en The Rockaways.
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Participatory budgeting expands in the Bronx
El presupuesto participativo se expande

It started as a small pilot project in four districts only three years ago. This year, Participatory Budgeting for New York City (PBNYC) is being expanded to 22 City Council districts...
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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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Starring on the stump
Protagonizando la campaña electoral

Pudo haber protagonizado Crooklyn, pero es el Bronx quien tiene su corazón. La actriz ganadora del Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, imagen de...
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Universal Pre-K Information

On Wed., Aug. 6th, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., a representative from the Department of Education will be available at the office of Assemblymember Mark Gjonaj to discuss the Universal Pre-K program. The representative will be on hand to answer any questions parents or guardians may have...

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“A day very dear to us”
“Un día muy querido por nosotros”

“La Gran Parada” tuvo una gran fiesta, ¿dónde más? En Grand Concourse. Y así apropiadamente, el desfile dominicano del Bronx celebró su aniversario...
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¡P’alante, siempre p’alante!

La revolución tiene un hogar. El pasado sábado 26 de julio, ante una gran multitud, la intersección de la calle 111 este y la...
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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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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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“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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“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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“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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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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The Bronx is blooming
El Bronx está floreciendo

Decades ago, the Bronx was said to be burning. Now, it is blooming — thanks, in part, to a group of Hunts Point educators and students who are...
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Decision Time
Tiempos decisivos

After a hotly contested campaign, the Congressional race in the 13th District, which is comprised of Northern Manhattan and a portion of the Bronx, finally reached the end of its road as the Democratic Primary was held this past Tues., Jun. 24th. The Bronx Free Press spoke with voters
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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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Winners on the block
Ganadores en la cuadra

R-E-S-P-E-T-O. Los estudiantes dejaron claro esta semana que ya era hora de respetar sus vecindarios. Los ganadores del concurso de carteles "Respect Our Block" fueron anunciados...
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Jose did it
José lo hizo

Primary Day has arrived and voters across the 13th Congressional District, from El Barrio to Norwood to El Alto, are turning out to cast their ballots.
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Primary Election Day is Tues., June 24th

Tuesday, June 24th is the Democratic Federal Primary for the 13th Congressional District. Candidates include Charles Rangel; Adriano Espaillat; Michael Walrond; and Yolanda García. 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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“Parents are the first teachers”

“Los padres son los primeros maestros”

“Los padres son los primeros maestros”

Aunque las escuelas públicas de la ciudad de Nueva York se están preparando para el receso durante el verano, la educación sigue siendo un tema importante...
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Conservation a la Clinton

It was billed an “Elephant’s Tale” – and fittingly, many giants turned out in support. At its Annual Gala this past Thurs., Jun. 12th, the Wildlife Conservation...
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Latino Leadership Institute honors crusaders for change

Instituto Latino de Liderazgo homenajea a los activistas

Instituto Latino de Liderazgo homenajea a los activistas

"The Latino community will move this country forward in the years to come," said Lucia Gómez-Jiménez, Executive Director of the immigrant advocacy group La Fuente...
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