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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.

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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Teen Uses The Internet To Mentor 6th Graders

With all the news of cyberbullying, videos on YouTube of middle and high school student brawling and on YouTube and “sexting”, digital technology has become, in many ways, a dangerous frontier....
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Give A Child A Chance To Succeed

Some kids really look forward to going back to school. Especially kids whose parents have shown them the importance of a sound education. Unfortunately, some New York City children are facing the school year without the help of their families....
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The Right To Look Ridiculous: Defended

You have the right to look ridiculous, especially in New York....
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Gang Membership Up 42,000 Nationwide Since 2002

In a matter of days, about 130 youth from across the country will converge at the nation’s capital to push for an end to gang violence....
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Annual Bronx Family Day To Be Held

The 1st Annual Bronx Family Day will inspire creativity in children and adults alike through its interactive programs and musical delights. Featuring a lively, exciting mix of Latin and American inspired music and dance artists, the entire family will be entertained!...
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Now Recruiting For Bronx Leaders

We Are The Bronx (WATB) fellowship is currently accepting applications from Bronx community leaders to apply to participate in a professional development program to strengthen themselves, their agencies, the Bronx, as well as to learn how to bring resources and best practices to their community....
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Saint Dominic’s Home Names CFO

Saint Dominic’s Home Executive Director Judith Kydon today announced the appointment of Ken Gruber as the nonprofit agency’s new Chief Financial Officer. Gruber joins Blauvelt, N.Y.-based Saint Dominic’s Home from the New York City office of Tatum LLC, where he was a partner of the nation's largest executive services firm....
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New York’s Drug-Free Heroes

Some of New York’s true heroes in the fight to keep our kids off drugs will be honored by the Foundation for a Drug Free World, Founder of the Award-Winning “Truth About Drugs” Campaign, in a ceremony on June 24 at the Church of Scientology New York, as part of the UN’s International Day Against Drug Abuse....
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Union Notifies Public On Looming Strike

United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1500, New York State's largest grocery workers Union, has begun the process of notifying the public and local enforcement of a potential strike that could effect over 150 supermarkets and 16,000 workers. With a contract expiration date of June 26th, any potential job action could effect the 4th of July weekend for hundreds of thousands of customers. ...
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Hutchinson Metro Center Steps Up

After being shunned by Empire State Building owner Anthony Malkin, Mother Teresa will be honored on what would have been her 100th birthday, at least in Bronx....
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Severe Cuts For The Impoverished In NY

Regarding New York State's severe cuts to programs for impoverished New Yorkers:...
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High Times

The world is changing at a very fast pace. This change is not just in the technology but also in socially accepted things.
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Senior & Parent Events As Bronx Week 2018 Continues

On Thursday, May 17, 2018 (tomorrow), Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will host two events, as part of Borough President Diaz Jr.'s annual Bronx Week celebration.
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Jewish Americans Honored For Contributions To Bronx Community

The achievements and contributions of Jewish Americans are being recognized this month.
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Sex Workers Rights

Sex workers and sex trafficking survivors will hold a press conference on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in Greenwich Village to remind policymakers that sex work is work. Sex trafficking involves coercion and should not be conflated with consensual sex work.
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Bronx Students Depart To “March For Our Lives”

On March 24, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined more than 150 students from five Bronx high schools in the early morning as they boarded buses to participate in the “March for Our Lives” against gun violence in Washington, DC.
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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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Janet Upadhye

is a multimedia journalist covering the Hunts Point section of Bronx. In a past life she was the Development Director at San Francisco Women Against Rape. During her decade in the Bay Area she also organized within queer and trans communities for safety and justice.