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Bronx Organization To Receive Funds

Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education in the South Bronx has been awarded a Space for Change Planning and Pre-Development Grant to help translate its vision for an exemplary art space into a buildable plan.

New York's HOPE Survey

The Department of Homeless Services is counting down to the seventh annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE) survey on January 31, 2011....
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LGBTQ Runaway & Homeless Youth

In commemoration of National Runaway Prevention Month, the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Commissioner Jeanne B. Mullgrav is hosting a series of forums in the five boroughs designed to build support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth....
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Stop Domestic Violence Event

Hundreds of New Yorkers will climb the 756 steps of 1411 Broadway at 39th Street on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 6:45 p.m. to help raise awareness of the problem of domestic abuse and demonstrate support for battered women in New York....
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Children With Incarcerated Parents

For the first time in state history, a coalition of government agencies and family advocacy groups convened on Monday, November 15, at New York Law School, to develop a strategic plan to address the needs of the more than 100,000 children in New York who have an incarcerated parent....
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SUS Kicks Off Their Holiday Gift Drive

Services for the UnderServed (SUS), a non-profit agency serving homeless New Yorkers for more than 30 years, will kick off its 2010 Annual Holiday Gift Project drive at this year’s Veterans Day Parade....
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5th Annual Comité Noviembre

The Artisan Fair & Exhibit was established in 2006, in celebration of Comité Noviembre's, 20th anniversary. Over 40 artesanos puertorriqueños from throughout the US and Puerto Rico participated and the event boasted an attendance of over 5000 people in this very first Fair. Last year's Fair continued to exceed CN's expectations with over 60 artisans participating and a steady 5,000 people....
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Community Care Center Opens In Bronx

The grand opening of the Bronx Community Care Service, offering low-income families state-sponsored health insurance programs for children, attracted community members to a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday. The event also featured various activities for children....
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What Is National Coming Out Day?

National Coming Out Day is an internationally observed awareness day that recognizes and celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and their supporting communities: families, friends, and work colleagues....
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Anti-Defamation League Statement

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed outrage at the violent, brutal torture of a gay man in the Bronx....
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Former Hooker Teaches In The Bronx

Would you be happy if you learned that your elementary-grade kids are being schooled by a former sex worker?...
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Suit Up 4 Success With Bronx Suit Drive

Concerned that thousands of men are unable to secure employment because they lack the initial, yet vital, step of looking presentable for a job interview, The Osborne Association and Men’s Wearhouse are partnering to help men seeking employment get a boost of self-confidence during the third annual National Suit Drive, the country’s largest collection of gently used business attire....
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Fixing The NY Juvenile Justice System

For juvenile justice advocates, this summer, once again, has ushered in campaigns to close the infamous Spofford Juvenile Center. Spofford, located in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, serves as a facility for youth fifteen years and younger who are either awaiting a trial or placement in a long-term youth detention center. ...
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Help Us Make A Difference

Please help us make new beginnings in the lives of the children we serve and there is no better time to step forward. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of children in our area in need of loving, caring families....
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Bronx Family Center

The Bronx Family Center provides much-needed social and health care services in a location that is convenient for the surrounding community. The Children's Aid Society established the center in 2000 in response to a need for integrated services that meet children's needs from infancy to young adulthood....
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Combatting Bronx Domestic Violence

As part of an ongoing commitment to raise awareness about domestic violence, Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV) Commissioner Yolanda B. Jimenez today launched a new phase of a Citywide public education campaign. ...
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Bronxites Learn To Use Controversial New Voting Machines

On Saturday, August 14th, the New York Civic Participation Project (NYCPP) is hosting a demonstration of the DS200 Ballot Scanner system....
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Sex Offender Relocation Notification

New Yorkers can now register to receive alerts – via e-mail, text message, fax or telephone – whenever a moderate or high-risk sex offender listed on the public subdirectory of the New York State Sex Offender Registry moves to, or from, a community of interest to them and their family....
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Plan To Evict Registered Sex Offenders

New York City to registered sex offenders: Get out of our public housing!...
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August Child Support Month

The State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) announced last week, that Governor David A. Paterson has issued an official Proclamation declaring August as Child Support Month in New York State, highlighting how essential child support payments are to a child's well-being....
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Odiosas Is Creating A Space For Intersectional Hood Feminists In Bronx

New York is a repository of feminist thought and activism. Across NYC’s boroughs, you can catch statues memorializing black heroines, bookstores teeming with literature on gender, race, and sexuality, women-only work spaces, and college classes delving into feminist theory.
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Bronx Daughter, U.S. Marine Honored

The roar of the city seemed to fade as if the borough was offering its humble respect toward the group who gathered to honor one of Bronx’s own daughters – Marine Corps Cpl. Ramona M. Valdez, a 20-year-old New York City native who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving overseas.
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9/11 Memorial At Jacobi

NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi Community Advisory Board is inviting you to join us in a solemn ceremony at the Memorial Garden on the Jacobi Medical Center campus to commemorate the 16th Anniversary of September 11, 2001.
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The Unbridgeable Chasm Between The Bronx And The Police

“Is there a possibility for this community and police to restore a relationship?” Artist Shaun Leonardo asked three panelists at the Laundromat Project. The answer was a unequivocal "No".

Poverty Prison

Imagine sitting in a cell, while awaiting trial for a misdemeanor: you are unable to return to your family, because you cannot afford the bail that was set at arraignment. At this point, you are no longer innocent until proven guilty — you are jailed until proven wealthy.
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Free Food For Black People - Black Racism Against Whites In Bronx

A pop-up food cart with paper plates signs reading “free food for black people” in the streets of New York has been branded “racist” by angry onlookers.
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Gangs, Raids And Conspiracy: New York's Addiction To Incarceration

You are invited to a very important community forum for both youth advocates & families that live in or near New York City housing projects. The admission is free.
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African American Abrazo (Embrace) In New York

State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz together with Assembly Members Marcos Crespo, Luis Sepúlveda, Michael Blake, Victor Pichardo and Councilmember Rafael Salamanca announce the celebration of the Annual “African-American Abrazo” (Embrace) in New York State.
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Statement From Manhattan DA Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., On Lunar New Year

English: “As New Yorkers across the city join together to ring in the Year of the Rooster, I would like to wish everyone celebrating a happy
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Statement From Mayor Bill De Blasio On Lunar New Year

English: "I wish all those celebrating across the Asian diaspora a happy and healthy Lunar New Year. As the proud city of immigrants, we cherish every

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Thomas Lockhart

was born June 8, 1953. Mr. Lockhart is a former Bronx resident from the Marble Hill section, and attended The Bronx High School of Science and Manhattan College. A former All-American basketball player at both institutions, he left for Europe in 1976 to pursue a professional career after a brief encounter with the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. Continuing his education he actively plunged into corporate marketing communications with international companies like Philips, Alstom, Qiagen Instruments, KPMG, European Space Administration, ABN-Amro Bank and the Port of Rotterdam, while continuing to play ball and coach. Teaching English and advertising in Holland led to the setup of Ideas Unlimited, his own International Business Communications firm. Mr. Lockhart has lived and worked in various countries for the past 33 years, speaks German, French, Dutch and is currently learning Italian. Now residing near Zurich Switzerland, he has three children, Jarrett, 31 Chief of Staff with the Bronx City Council, 14th District, Maraya, 21 and Malik, 11. Tom is currently serving as Communications Manager and Asst. Operations Coordinator of the Marble Hill Reunion and Development Project.