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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.

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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Crisis In Custody Courts

For years, protective mothers have complained about a broken custody court system giving custody to abusive fathers. A new book based on multi-disciplinary research has confirmed that common mistakes in the custody courts have resulted in thousands of children being forced to live with abusers....
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Student Apathy, No More

Students take a stand and make a statement: Not by dressing differently or sporting a ribbon or bracelet, but by living outside their comfort zones in a sign of solidarity with refugees around the world....
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Bronx Crime Victims Information Fair

In observation of the United States National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, celebrated from April 18th, 2010 to April 24th, 2010, Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College is partnering with the Bronx District Attorney’s Office to host a Crime Victims Information Fair to provide information and available resources to victims of crime....
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Ban On Provocative Children’s Clothing

Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz (Brooklyn), will soon be introducing legislation that will call on the State Comptroller to cease investments in corporations that design, manufacture, and sell provocative children’s clothing....
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7th Gr. Bronx Student Raises $298.77

Adam A. Israfil, a 12 year old 7th grade student in M.S. 101 EDWARD R BYRNE School in BRONX, NY, was motivated by his teachers & his personal desire to help the earthquake victims of Haiti....
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Free SS Disability Benefits Seminar

White Plains law firm, Markhoff & Mittman, is offering a FREE seminar to help people learn more about obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits in the Bronx this month. The seminar is designed to help individuals learn more about obtaining Federal Social Security Disability benefits....
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Bronx Mercy Center's 20th Anniversary

This Saturday, January 9th, Mercy Center, a community resource of the South Bronx, will launch a yearlong celebration commemorating it's 20th Year of serving the Mott Haven community and beyond....
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Grants Awarded For The 2010 Census

Governor David A. Paterson today announced that 31 grants totaling $2 million have been awarded to community groups and local governments that will assist the federal government in ensuring every New Yorker is counted during next year’s census....
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A Renaissance Christmas In The Bronx

Renaissance E.M.S. (Education, Music and Sports) is a nonprofit organization located in the South Bronx that serves over 1,000 inner city youths with a first rate performance based music program and a very competitive basketball program along with an academic enrichment and social development agenda that is integrated into all of our programs and that attempts to close part of the gap left by the public schools and by difficult family circumstances....
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The Bronx Declaration

The Manhattan Declaration got bogged down with a bunch of irrelevant stuff. Here's an alternative, the Bronx (another part of New York City, for those wondering what Bronx has to do with anything) Declaration:...
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$25M In Homeless Housing Grants

Governor David A. Paterson today announced that nearly $25 million has been awarded to fund homeless housing projects and related support services throughout the State. Six organizations will share in the funding that will support the creation of more than 500 housing units. ...
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Residential Services For Adults

Leake & Watts opened a new community residence for six young men with developmental disabilities on November 17th. The new home, named Sevilla, provides 24 hour care and support and is the second opened by Leake & Watts in 2009....
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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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BP Diaz Hosts 8th Annual LGBTQ & Allies Pride Awards

On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his office’s 8th annual LGBTQ & Allies Pride Awards Ceremony at Billy’s Sports Bar in South Bronx.
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BP Diaz & LGBTQ Community Raise The Rainbow Flag At The Bronx County Building To Celebrate Pride Month

On Thursday, June 14, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined members of the City’s LGBTQ community to raise the rainbow flag at the Bronx County Building.
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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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Lulaine Compere

graduated from St. John's University in 2007. Since then he has been freelancing for different magazines and newspapers. He also has radio experience when he worked at WBAI (99.5) in New York. Some of the publications he has written for include the Norwood News, a community newspaper, The Bronx News Network, a community website, The Source Magazine, Urban Latino Magazine, Latin Trends Magazine, Financial Planning Magazine and On Wall Street Magazine to name a few.