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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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New Spoken Word CD

West Virginia native Stephen Earley Jordan II, who works and lives in Bronx, NY, has released his debut CD, “Black Baby Tears.”...
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Amputated Penis Reattached

Indian doctors managed to sew back a man's penis 13 hours after it had been chopped off by a jealous husband....
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Anorexic Model Too Skinny

A skinny woman sparked a controversy in Australia as she became a finalist of Miss Australia beauty pageant. She seemed too exhausted and too thin to doctors and dietitians: specialists said that the woman’s thinness was dangerous to her own health and could set a wrong example to young Australian females....
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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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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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