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Starting The "Uber Of Prison Visits"

At 5:30 a.m. on a Friday in April, Calvin Buari pulls up to a New York City apartment building in Bronx. The back door of his Toyota Sienna slides open. Two women jump in, and Buari drives north to catch the Taconic State Parkway. In less than two hours, the minivan will park in front of the giant concrete walls of Green Haven Correctional Facility, where the women will visit their husbands and sons who are serving time.
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Walmart E-Commerce Site Jet.com Leases Warehouse In Bronx

Walmart’s e-commerce site jet.com is boosting its presence in the city with a new warehouse in Bronx....
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PW Launches A New Gathering Place For Booksellers To Connect

Last week, Publishers Weekly launched "BXsellers," a private Facebook group where booksellers from all over can engage in meaningful conversations about the issues affecting the world of bookselling, network with one another, share tips, ideas and have access to PW's editors for book recommendations and more....
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Oppose Internet Sales Tax In New York

The New York State Legislature is once again threatening to impose a new sales tax burden on your favorite Internet marketplaces....
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Green Revolution - Cannabis & Entrepreneurship

Cannabis is becoming legal in more and more states. How can we get ahead of this new industry from a business perspective? Join us for an open discussion for some ideas of how to break into the business....
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BP Diaz Releases South Bronx Tech Survey

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., in collaboration with the New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, has developed a community survey questionnaire as a follow-up to the two previous meetings of the Bronx Tech Summit hosted at the Metropolitan College of New York Campus in The Hub....
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Developer Takes $45M Ground Lease For Vacant Bronx Development Site

SKF Development has acquired a 99-year ground lease on a 12,126-square-foot Bronx vacant lot owned by the Negron family in a deal worth nearly $45 million, Commercial Observer has learned....
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Bronx Sees Increase Of Chain Stores

Bronx is booming and more chain stores are opening for business in the borough, according to one non-profit economic development corporation....
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Comptroller Highlights Recent Deposits Of $20M In Banking Development Districts In Brooklyn & Bronx

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today visited Ridgewood Savings Bank, in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn and Spring Bank, in South Bronx, to highlight the importance of Banking Development Districts (BDDs). The Comptroller's Office has deposited $10 million in state funds in each of the two bank branches....
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The Rise Оf Chinese Technology Аnd Тhe US Response

In 1914 the Europeans (including the British) ruled the world. Their empires spanned the globe, their culture reigned supreme, financially they were the center of the world, their science was a marvel and they had convinced themselves and a good part of the world that they possessed a moral superiority. But by 1945, they had massacred tens of millions of their citizens, bombed their beautiful cities into ruble and bankrupted themselves financially and morally. German, the emerging language of technology in 1914, disappeared from the pages of global science....
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A Greek-American Is Building The Largest Movie Studio In NYC

After creating four giants in New York City’s construction sector, serial-entrepreneur John Kalafatis, has started the development of a hundred-million-dollar movie studio in the Big Apple, tapping into the city’s booming movie-industry....
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BP Diaz Hosts Re-Opening Of Zaro’s In Parkchester

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today joined the Zaro family and other community leaders to host the grand re-opening of the new Zaro’s Family Bakery retail location in Parkchester....
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Blink Fitness Opens Its Newest Bronx Location In The Hub

Blink Fitness, the premium-quality, value-based fitness club, is excited to announce the opening of its newest Bronx location in The Hub....
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JPMorgan Chase Pumps $500G Into NY Workforce Development

A big bank is dropping big bucks — more than $500,000 — on workforce development in New York City....
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Bronx Entrepreneur Finds Success With New Fashion Line

A recent college graduate from Bronx is making waves with his new clothing line....
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Clean Energy Fuels Begins First Bronx CNG Fueling Station

Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the leading provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America- the City of New York, and community leaders broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art compressed natural gas (CNG) station in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx that will fuel multiple fleets operating across the city....
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Bronx Native Opens​ ​Pop Up​ ​Shop​ ​In​ ​South​ ​Bronx

In an effort to encapsulate the Bronx’s culture and energy, the Bronx Native uses various forms of the arts to communicate the Borough’s happenings....
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Made In China 2025 - Not To Worry!

The Chinese way of running their economic system is quite brilliant. I tip my hat to them....
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My Position On Amazon

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio together have achieved a monumental task of bringing Amazon to New York City.
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On The Amazon HQ2 Agreement

Statement from Borough President Diaz re: Amazon HQ2 Agreement.
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3 Reasons Why Women Should Save More

Finances and savings are favouritetopics among women of all walks of life. This includes full-time moms, housewives, working women and those planning to retire.
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Grassroots Community McDonald’s Owner Tony Rodriguez Reopens Restaurant At 599 E. Tremont Avenue

The McDonald’s restaurant at 599 E. Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY 10457 has been relaunched.
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Ralph Lauren Celebrates 50th Anniversary With New Polo App & Yankees Collaboration

Ralph Lauren extends its 50th-anniversary celebrations with a new venture initiated to easily serve up its extensive catalog to avid followers through a newly-hatched app.
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Poor, Unacceptable Customer Service At Bank Of America In Co-op City

This is the complaint we received earlier today from a reader of ours on the quality of service at Bank Of America at 2316 Bartow Avenue, Bronx, NY 10475.
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Assessing Your Company's Financial Needs

A free seminar to assist business owners on how to identify their company's financial status and future financial needs will be held by TD Charitable Foundation and the Bronx Chamber of Commerce.
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Enjoy Sales Tax-Free Outdoor Activities This Labor Day Weekend

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today highlighted several sales tax-free outdoor activities you can enjoy this Labor Day weekend. Admission to the state’s parks and golf courses, for example, is exempt from sales tax.
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Local School Supply Lists Now Available For One-Click Shopping On TeacherLists.com

Parents from local schools have a new tool in their back-to-school bag of tricks this year.
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McDonald's Re-Opening Brings Excitement & Jobs To The Bronx Community

To Juan Antonio Rodriguez, also known to many as Tony, McDonald’s did nоt just provide a job, it provided a 30 year career as an owner operator.

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Hristina Tisheva

is a freelance journalist who aspires to be a sports reporter. Her professional background is in radio. She hosted a four-hour long morning talk show and a five-hour long sports program; both on national air in her native Bulgaria. Hristina is currently a graduate student at Columbia Journalism School.