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When Cauliflower Becomes A Crime

Two recent demonstrations in the Bronx present a study in contrasts.

 

Muslim Food Pantries In Bronx Need Help

This is the time of year when many families rely on assistance to put food on the table. And with the economy still struggling, many charities say contributions are hard to come by this holiday season....
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Kathy Zamechansky Honored By Ruben Diaz, Jr.

Kathy Landi Larson Zamechansky, President of KZA Realty Group, Inc., a full-service commercial real estate firm specializing in the New York City and Westchester County markets, was among four Italian-Americans recently honored by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., The Belmont Business Improvement District, and The Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York....
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African Immigrants Add Their Own Flavor To South Bronx

On a recent chilly fall day, Bourema Niambele wore a black dashiki—a thin, loose, dress-like garment worn by West African men—to work. He complemented the African attire with his regular cowboy hat and orange, pointed toe shoes....
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The 60-Year-Old Virgin

What is it like to have lived your entire life without love?...
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Bengali Enclave Grows In Norwood

During the recent Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha, 62-year-old Mohammed Hussein sat in a loud, crowded Norwood apartment surrounded by his children, grandchildren, and several members of his extended family....
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Incarcerated Men Give Thanks For Their Fresh Start By Giving Back

This Thanksgiving, men on Rikers Island are giving back to the city by cooking turkeys and fixings for over 800 New Yorkers in need, including 400 elderly men and women who are home-bound....
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Bronx Students Occupy Public Education

A group of young activists from the Bronx called say they’re being deprived of a quality education, and they’re prepared to fight for something better....
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Occupy For Jobs Movement Is Launched

Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement, ­activists have launched an Occupy For Jobs Network to demand a massive public works program big enough to provide jobs at union wages for the more than 30 million unemployed and underemployed workers in the country....
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Evacuation Expert Fights To Rescue Morrisania

Two days before Hurricane Irene slammed into New York City, evacuation expert Maria Forbes was told by city’s emergency coordinators to prepare for a possible disaster. ...
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Occupy Bronx Day 2: Yankee Stadium Just Another Bailout

The New York Yankees are now squarely in the sights of the Occupy Bronx protesters, who consider themselves the real “99 percent” of the non-wealthy Americans. ...
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Deportation Due To Clerical Mistake

The New York State Youth Leadership Council will hold a rally and press conference to urge DHS to halt the deportation of Nadia Habib and her mother Nazmin Habib....
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Senator Will Not Tolerate Hatred

State Senator Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) said that he will not tolerate any messages of hatred from Christians joining the rally Sunday against the new gay marriage law....
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Nina Rivera Designs Digital Billboard Against Youth Violence

This morning, New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn joined with the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Commissioner Jeanne Mullgrav and The Center to Prevent Youth Violence (CPYV) at MTV studios in Times Square to unveil a new digital billboard, designed by Bronx teen Nina Rivera to promote SPEAK UP NYC, a citywide youth violence prevention program funded by the City Council....
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Espaillat Votes For Marriage Equality

Shortly after 10:30 pm tonight, the New York State Senate passed marriage equality by a 33 – 29 vote. After voting “Yes” on the legislation, Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) released the following statement:...
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The New York Community Trust Awards $4.7M In Competitive Grants

The New York Community Trust, the largest private funder of City nonprofits, has made the following grants. The next round will be announced later this year in October. ...
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Renaming The Food Stamps Program

Anti-hunger advocates in New York want to change the name of the food stamps program to help avoid the stigma of receiving the benefit for the poor and working poor....
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Bronx Rally Against Same-Sex Marriage

Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. and Radio Vision Cristiana, a New Jersey-based Spanish-language AM radio station that broadcasts religious programming, are planning a march in opposition to the legalization of same-sex marriage....
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A Fresh Start For Men Serving Time On Rikers Island

Nationwide, the unemployment rate for all formerly incarcerated individuals is an astonishing 66 percent. In one program operated out of Rikers Island, however, the unemployment rate for its graduates at one year after their release is more than cut in half—to 29 percent....
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Bronx Japanese Relief Bake Sale

We teach kindergarten at Santa Maria School in Bronx, NY. Our students have been learning about Japanese culture and recently discussed ways to help Japan in the aftermath of the earthquake and the tsunami....
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Borough President Diaz Hosts Annual Sweethearts Luncheon

On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Healthfirst co-hosted the "12th Annual Bronx Sweetheart Luncheon" at Villa Barone Manor, honoring over 65 couples who have been married 50 years or more.
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BP Diaz Visits SAGE Center Bronx On St. Valentine's Day

On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr visited SAGE Center Bronx for a Valentine's Day gathering.
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Forgotten American Traditions

Across America, we celebrate and mark quite a few occasions on an annual basis.
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Creating Unity In The Community Parkchester’s Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

On Saturday, December 29, 2018, the community turned out to enjoy Parkchester’s Annual Celebration of Kwanzaa, a much-needed festive gathering.
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BP Diaz Hosts Puerto Rican Heritage Celebration

On Thursday, November 15, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual Puerto Rican Heritage Celebration, honoring individuals who have contributed to the growth and promotion of their community and culture.
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NYC Kicks Off Veterans Week By Displaying Military Service Branch Flags

Today, New York City kicked off “Veterans’ Week”, a week of celebratory activities leading up to Veterans’ Day on November 11th.
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Bronx Stands United Against Hatred

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York held an interfaith prayer vigil to support the Jewish community and stand united against hatred in response to the murder of 11 worshippers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh this weekend.
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BP Diaz & CM Gibson Host “National Coming Out Day” Celebration

On Thursday, October 11, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson Destination Tomorrow and local residents co-hosted a celebration of the 30th Anniversary of “National Coming Out Day” as part of LGBTQ History Month.
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Dear Future: Coca-Cola Co. USA Calls On Young Adults For Change-Making Ideas To Renew Local Communities

A Coca-Cola USA campaign that began as a humble reintroduction has evolved into a community-focused call to action.
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Why Horse Racing In Australia Needs A Social License To Operate

Racing industry has grown exponentially since it started.

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Roheeni Saxena

is a graduate student at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, where she is pursuing her master of public health degree. She has professional experience working with outdoor education programs at the National Zoo in Washington, DC, and her graduate work has focused on health and science education for children living in Northern Manhattan. Inquiries can be directed towards roheeni.saxena@gmail.com.