Tag Archives: Opinion

The Dangers of E-Cigarettes
Los peligros de los cigarrillos electrónicos

While teen cigarette smoking rates have been on the decline in New York City (NYC) and New York State (NYS), there is a new trend on the rise...
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Fair, Equal, and Unbiased
Justo, igualitario e imparcial

Four years ago, Eric Garner was killed at the hands of police in one of many high-profile police-involved killings in recent years. While the families...
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Bullish on The Bronx
Optimista en el Bronx

Como nativo del Bronx, sé que la importancia de restablecer raíces en mi condado natal para mi nueva familia e invertir en un futuro aquí...
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Nixon’s Fake News
Noticias falsas de Nixon

Todos tienen el derecho de postularse para cargos electos. Si usted cree que tiene la mejor combinación de ideas y experiencia...
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Good Grilling
Buena parrillada

Es verano y para muchos significa fabricar y disfrutar de las mejores hamburguesas. Aquí hay algunos consejos de la revista de recetas...
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From one brown girl to another
De una muchacha morena a otra

Dear Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Your Spanish is like mine; acquired in the streets, it sounds like it was put through a strainer, and I love...
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Protect our Physicians
Proteger a nuestros médicos

June 30th marked the one-year anniversary of a fatal shooting at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital in my district. One patient and multiple physicians...
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A new stop-and-frisk moment
Un nuevo momento de detención y cacheo

I have believed for a long time that child welfare needs its own “stop-and-frisk moment.” Though stop-and-frisk was a police tactic for...
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“Both she and her father cried”
“Tanto ella como su padre lloraron”

Como todos los padres que conozco, mis hijos y mi nieto son mi mayor alegría. Este pasado Día del Padre fue un día de acción, durante...
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Minding the mothers among us
Cuidando a todas nuestras madres

From a prospective mother’s first medical appointment to the birth of her newborn, having a baby should be a joyous occasion for the entire family. While...
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Four Essential Principles
Cuatro principios esenciales

Es esa época del año en los Estados Unidos de nuevo. Los birretes y las borlas que se lanzan en la celebración, bailan en el cielo. Bryan Stevenson...
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Taking on Tobacco
Enfrentando al tabaco

Durante la última década, la prevalencia del tabaquismo en la ciudad ha disminuido debido a los esfuerzos integrales de control del tabaco...
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“There are no more excuses”
“No hay más excusas”

Mi familia y yo migramos a los Estados Unidos en 2007. A los 8 años de edad, ingresé a la escuela primaria sin saber una palabra de inglés. Hoy...
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FriENEMY Lines
Líneas Enemigas

When the #MeToo movement came into the American consciousness last year, I felt like I could finally see a light at the end of the tunnel. I was sure...
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Is Mom Depressed?
¿Mamá está deprimida?

California is set to vote on a bill that would mandate screening for maternal depression during pregnancy and after birth. It has unleashed...
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The Green Vogue
Moda ecológica

What you wear can demonstrate your beliefs, attitude, or sense of self, but it also can show how much you value the environment. Although...
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Fake Resistance and the Democrats
Resistencia falsa y los demócratas

Durante el fin de semana, manifestantes se reunieron frente al edificio del New York Times y otras oficinas de medios de comunicación...
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Attacking Nordstrom and Immigrants
Atacando Nordstrom y a los inmigrantes

Every day I wake up in mortal fear about what I’m going to read concerning President Trump. His tweets about Nordstrom...
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These are the days
En Estos Días

There is no better way to say goodbye to a year than visiting the Botanical Gardens in the Bronx. And when the visit is with the new generation...
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“I lost Franky”
“Perdí a Franky”

Rest in peace. Over and over again - precisely 49 times - the phrase was uttered aloud in a somber memorial event held outside at the Bronx County Courthouse...
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Watching and Waiting
Mirando y esperando

Last month, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in U.S. v. Texas.The case, based on a lawsuit filed against the federal government by the State of Texas...
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Safe schools for all
Escuelas seguras para todos

Education isn’t just for well-behaved students. Every child deserves the opportunity to learn. Though well intentioned...
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Arts Matter
Las artes importan

El poder del baile, la música, el teatro y las artes visuales puede impactar grandemente nuestros niños. Como maestra, yo vi esto de primera mano en el salón...
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It’s Not About You. Protect Them.
No se trata de usted, protéjalos.

When you vaccinate against flu, you don't just protect yourself. You protect your family and everyone around you who is vulnerable...
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Valuing the Invaluable
Valuando lo invaluable

Every day, I hear stories about family caregivers and the challenges they face while helping their loved ones. Marcela feels that caring for her mother, while having...
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Pillow Talk
Plática de almohadas

¿Se mantiene saludable? Cuando escuchamos esto, la mayoría de nosotros pensamos en nuestros exámenes anuales, cuántas frutas y verduras comemos o si...
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Get the Facts on the Flu
Los mitos y las realidades sobre la gripe

The coughing, the sneezing, the body aches, a fever, and often with chills: they are all the signs that you are the latest victim of the influenza.
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Working to wellness
Trabajar para el bienestar

La obesidad infantil es uno de los problemas de salud más urgentes que enfrentan nuestras comunidades y familias. Casi uno de cada tres niño...
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Tearing down the Taboos

Miguel was working full-time and studying in college. He was 25 years old. The single parent of a 7-year-old, he was trying to rekindle his relationship with the child's mother and hoped to rebuild their family. Sometimes at work, he would joke that after he had passed away, he wanted to be remembered as...

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Housing for those that need it most

Vivienda para quienes más la necesitan

Vivienda para quienes más la necesitan

Asumir los aumentos de alquiler es un problema importante para nuestra comunidad y obliga a muchos residentes del Bronx...
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Summer Eye Hazards
Los Peligros del Verano para los Ojos

Two of the most often overlooked body organs are the eyes. If you want to live a healthy life overall, you must learn how to keep...
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Safe in the Sun
Seguridad bajo el sol

As we move into summer, families will spend more time outdoors. Exposure to the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays increases the risk of skin...
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Celebrating the contributions of Puerto Ricans
Celebrando las Contribuciones de los Puertorriqueños

When you hear the song “¡Qué Bonita Bandera!” on the streets, you know that the biggest Latin celebration of this city is upon us. The National Puerto Rican Day Parade floods the Fifth Avenue with red, white and blue flags...
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Healing Right
Sanar de forma adecuada

Although warmer weather means more outdoor activities, it can also mean more scrapes, cuts and scratches. Whenever your skin is injured — whether by falling off of a bike or tripping over a ball — a scar may form...
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How to Have a Healthy Baby
Cómo tener un bebé saludable

El deseo natural de todo padre es tener un bebé saludable. Pero, desafortunadamente, no siempre sucede. Aproximadamente 120,000 bebés en...
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On a Mission
La misión comercial a Cuba

As the son of an immigrant from the Caribbean, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, it is with great hope that I envision the transformation of the U.S.-Cuba...
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