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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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Bronx Forum On Immigration Fraud

Representatives from Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's Office held a public forum on the topic of Immigration Services Fraud and the Unauthorized Practice of Law at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital on Tuesday, June 30th....
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Smarter Seniors In The Bronx

A representative from Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s office spoke last week to members of the Rain East Tremont Senior Center about consumer fraud issues as part of Cuomo’s statewide Smart Seniors Program....
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Rikers Island Job Training Program

The Osborne Association’s Fresh Start Program trains men incarcerated on Rikers Island with the job skills and life skills they need to stay clean, hold down jobs, and avoid returning to crime. Fresh Start became part of the Osborne Association in 1997; and since that time, the program has served more than 450 inmates....
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Bronx Synagogues Get $$ For Security

The two Bronx synagogues targeted in a planned terror attack were each awarded $25,000 by New York's governor to beef up security. ...
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Strike At Stella D'Oro Continues

A strong turnout on May 30th sends a message: We Demand a Better Deal for Stella D'Oro Workers!...
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Bronx-Born Marine Stands Out

Sgt. Victor Arroyo, network operations supervisor for Regimental Combat Team 6, works at his computer while sipping on a hot cup of coffee in his work space aboard Camp Ramadi, Iraq, May 1, 2009....
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City Year NY Bronx Community Service

City Year New York is having our 6th Annual Service Day in the South Bronx. We’re excited to have it for the first time in Mott Haven and are expecting over 300 Volunteers, including 250 middle and high school students....
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Michelle Orge... Simply Outstanding

Recently we received this letter from one of our readers and decided to publish it as we were equally impressed with both its writer and the subject of her writing. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!...
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Borough President Diaz Hosts Annual Sweethearts Luncheon

On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Healthfirst co-hosted the "12th Annual Bronx Sweetheart Luncheon" at Villa Barone Manor, honoring over 65 couples who have been married 50 years or more.
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BP Diaz Visits SAGE Center Bronx On St. Valentine's Day

On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr visited SAGE Center Bronx for a Valentine's Day gathering.
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Forgotten American Traditions

Across America, we celebrate and mark quite a few occasions on an annual basis.
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Creating Unity In The Community Parkchester’s Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

On Saturday, December 29, 2018, the community turned out to enjoy Parkchester’s Annual Celebration of Kwanzaa, a much-needed festive gathering.
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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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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.