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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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South Bronx: Highest US Hunger Rates

A new poll finds the city still has the hungriest congressional districts in the nation....
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Protest Of Immigrant Contractors Deal

Leaders of the South Bronx Community Congress plan a protest at the Jerome Avenue gate of Woodlawn Cemetery tomorrow, Thursday, February 17, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., during an emergency meeting of the Woodlawn Cemetery Board of Directors....
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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....
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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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Puerto Rican Heritage Month Celebration

You do not want to miss the Puerto Rican Heritage Month Celebration.
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Children's Minister Begins Fact-Finding Mission To Bronx

Irish Children's Minister Katherine Zappone will lead a fact-finding mission to New York starting today to improve state agency co-operation on child protection.
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Innovative Community-Clinical Partnerships To Reduce Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities

To advance its mission to improve the health of local residents and address healthcare disparities, Bronx Health REACH continues to create community-based healthcare partnerships.
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BP Diaz Hosts The 15th Annual DiVA Spa

On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the 15th annual DiVA Spa at the Bronx Museum of Arts. The event was designed to bring domestic violence awareness information to Bronx residents.
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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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Elizabeth Dilts

is currently pursuing a masters at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Dilts came to New York City from Shanghai, China, where she worked as an editor with the English-language City Weekend magazine. Prior to that, Dilts spent a year in Nanjing, China, with a bilingual, Mandarin-English magazine and a stint in Tianjin, China, with a business publication. Looking to use her Mandarin back in the United States, Dilts is covering Flushing, Queens, one of New York’s four Chinatowns. A native of Gary, Indiana., Dilts received her bachelor’s degree in journalism at Indiana University. While in China, she reported on Internet usage among young adults and the education issues faced by multi-ethnic children raised in China.