Tag Archives: Politics/government

Full Text of President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: Today in America, a teacher spent extra time with a student who needed it, and did her part to lift America’s graduation rate to its highest level in more than three decades.

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Sworn oaths, at the century mark
Juramentos, a los cien años

La ceremonia de inauguración del presidente del condado del Bronx Rubén Díaz Jr., coincidió con un momento propicio: el 100º aniversario del condado.
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Affordable Care Act Helpline

The Centro Altagracia de Fe y Justicia is partnering with Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield and Telemundo who will be hosting the “Linea de Ayuda” (HelpLine) phone bank for the NY Metro Area on Thursday, January 23rd from 4:00 pm to 8 pm.

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Melissa Mark-Viverito: A First!

Over the past months, Melissa Mark-Viverito has run an impressive and transparent bid to be the next Speaker of the New York City Council, the second most powerful position in city government. Along the way, the East Harlem Council Member has shared her progressive vision for moving our community...

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“A tragic situation”
“Una situación trágica”

“No sabemos a que escuela van nuestros niños el próximo año – me siento indefenso”. Michal Johnson, padre de la escuela St. Jerome en el Bronx, habló en reacción a la reciente noticia del inminente cierre de la escuela...
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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 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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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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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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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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