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Ryan Hall Volunteers In South Bronx

Ryan and Sara Hall to fill 100 backpacks for Bronx xchoolchildren - the day after the ING NYC Marathon.
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SUS Awarded $3.75M To Help The Homeless

Services for the UnderServed (SUS) has been awarded two separate multi-year federal grant awards from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) totaling $3.75 million....
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New Yorkers Share Homes & Lives

To save money in this slow economy, New York City residents in all five boroughs are turning to Home Sharing. It is a free matching service and affordable housing option created by the New York Foundation for Senior Citizens to help people find a home that they can afford....
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Free SS Disability Benefits Seminars

White Plains law firm, Markhoff & Mittman, is offering two FREE seminars to help people learn more about obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits in New York City this month. The seminars are designed to help individuals learn more about obtaining Social Security Disability benefits....
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Diaz Creates Disability Advisory Council

...in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month....
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Single Bronx Mom Volunteers In Brazil

Gena Surphlis is a single mother from the Bronx seeking to raise funds to volunteer her time and services on a one week volunteer program in Salvador, Brazil with Cross-Cultural Solutions in January 2010....
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Celebrating Women Of Colour

The WBLS Circle of Sisters will be hosting a two day expo designed to unite and celebrate women of colour. The event will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues in Manhattan, on Saturday, October 10th from 10am to 10pm and Sunday, October 11th from 11am to 8pm....
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Hispanic Heritage Tour Of Woodlawn Cemetery

Founded in 1863, the Woodlawn Cemetery has a long tradition of serving New Yorkers of all cultures, religions and ethnic heritages. Among those at rest in the 400-acre burial ground are many individuals who took great pride in their Hispanic Heritage and made great contributions to the growth and diversity of New York. Heroes, Artists, Entertainers, Business Leaders and Sports Figures are among those in Woodlawn’s care....
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21,000 Lb Food Donation To City Harvest

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and Levy Restaurants, the official restaurateur of the US Open, teamed up to donate more than 21,000 pounds of unused food to City Harvest following the 2009 US Open....
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From South Bronx To Manhattan & Back

Alexie Torres-Fleming, speaker and Christian urban leader, shared her faith journey with the Goshen College community at the special “Celebrate Service Day” chapel on Wednesday morning....
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Celebrating Garifuna Month In Bronx

Garifuna Heritage Month 2010 will be hosted by Garifuna Coalition USA, Inc....
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Bronx Nonprofits Pushed To The Edge

A heartbreaking report released today by Human Service Council (HSC) and Baruch College: School of Public Affairs shows that the majority of human services organizations in New York City are seeing major decreases to public and private funding due to the economic recession....
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Abuse In NYS Juvenile Justice Facilities

The United States Department of Justice has released a report stating youths’ civil rights have been violated in New York State’s juvenile justice system — highlighting abuses such as excessive force, youth injury, and lack of treatment....
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For A Woman On The 6 Train

To start, I admit to being a thick-skinned New Yorker. After nearly forty-years here, there is little that this city can offer which would evoke even an emotion. This is particularly true in the New York City subways. Rats run across the subway tracks....
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Lower Bronx River Restoration Initiative

Reclaimed concrete plant becomes a community resource. ...
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Women's Empowerment Hotline

Over 23% of men incarcerated in New York State are married or were living in a common law arrangement at the time of their arrest. The percentage of incarcerated men with female intimate partners increases when the number of men with girlfriends is also considered....
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Bronx Purple Heart Soldier Honored With A Donated Home

New York City will honor the courage and patriotism of US Army Specialist Roberto Reyes, who served two Iraq tours, was awarded with a Purple Heart, earned two combat Action Badges and endured 16 combat injuries on Saturday July 25, 2009 at 12pm in the Bronx, New York with a First Nail Ceremony for the non-profit A Home for Robert....
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Bronx Community Center Gets $12K

Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII), the nation's leading rent-to-own company, helped strengthen the sense of community for families residing in the Edenwald Housing Complex. Area Rent-A-Center representatives delivered and assembled more than $12,000 in electronics and furniture for the new Edenwald Beacon Community Center as part of the company's Random Acts of Caring program....
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The Clemenza Foundation's $50K Aid

Knowing all too well how the current economic situation is affecting local families and children, The Clemenza Foundation has once again made a major distribution to some of the neediest individuals in the community. The distribution included items, all brand new, ranging from clothing and shoes, to household goods and gift sets. The items were distributed directly to families in need, as well as given via major disbursements to organizations ranging from Madonna Heights and the SCO Family of Services to the Nassau-Suffolk Coalition for the Homeless....
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New York Welfare Checks To Increase

City and state officials said that this month, after nineteen years, welfare checks are set to increase, bringing the subsidy for a typical family of three to $321 a month, from $291. For a family of four, the subsidy will rise to $413.70 a month, from $375.70....
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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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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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Peter Mirabella, PhD

is recently retired from the New York City Department of Education, where he taught elementary school for nearly 9 years. He completed the New York City Teaching Fellows Program in 2004. Prior to becoming a teacher, he was a public affairs speechwriter for over 20 years for such organizations as The New York Stock Exchange, KPMG Peat Marwick, Goldman Sachs, and the New York State Comptrollers Office. He has a Ph.D. in political science from the New School University and a M.A. Degree in education from Lehman College. Dr. Mirabella currently is writing a book about his experience as a New York City school teacher.