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Bronx Community Gardens Grew And Sold 1,500 lbs+ Of Serrano Peppers

This year 28 community gardens in the Bronx produced and sold 1,500 lbs of serrano peppers to Small Axe Peppers for use in this year’s production of The Bronx Hot Sauce.
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Small Business Administration Roundtable For Hispanic Business Leaders

On Wednesday, November 30, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Regional Administrator Kellie I. LeDet, the Business Initiative Corporation of New York and the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation co-hosted a roundtable discussion on ways to help Hispanic business owners invest and actively participate in the economic growth of Bronx....
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Law Department Defeats Legal Effort To Stop Citywide Wi-Fi Project

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit aimed at stopping a key City initiative to bring free high-speed broadband to the public, the City Law Department announced today....
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Top 10 Ways To Enjoy A Sales Tax-Free Summer

Summer officially breezes in on June 20, and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is reminding New Yorkers that some of the best warm-weather activities can be enjoyed free of sales tax....
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Judge Offers Solution To Kingsbridge Armory Squabble

A Bronx Supreme Court judge offered a possible compromise in the fight over the Kingsbridge Armory, but the developer doesn’t seem keen on it....
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Investors Poured $1B Into South Bronx property In 2015

South Bronx real estate investment blew up in 2015. Developers and investors spent $1.1 billion there, with a focus on neighborhoods such as Mott Haven and Melrose, according to a new report from Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr....
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Financial Empowerment & Free Tax Preparation

On Saturday, April 2, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., local community-based organizations and New York City agencies will provide information about financial empowerment, IDNYC and access to banking, free tax preparation, and other important resources and services, including employment protections, small business services, and ActionNYC, which provides free legal services for immigrant New Yorkers....
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New Senior Care Business Opens In Bronx

When Michael Adeleke worked in a nursing home, he saw first-hand the negative impact of seniors not having their own caregivers. ...
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Tax Department Extends Hours To Help Sales Tax Filers

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance said today it will extend its sales tax call center hours....
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Bronx Unemployment Drops To 6.6%

Bronx job statistics continued to improve this month, according to the latest numbers from the New York State Department of Labor....
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Bronx Small Business Community Unites To Hold Public Forum On The Future Of Small Business

Small Businesses in Bronx are facing a crisis and fighting for their survival. ...
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Baldor Specialty Foods Launches A New Website

On Monday night, Hunt’s Point’s own Baldor Specialty Foods, one of the largest food distributors in the Northeast, celebrated the launch of their new website, which will completely automate the food ordering process, with their customers, farmers, chefs and food industry leaders....
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Trion Real Estate Management Adds 5 Residential Complexes To Its NY Real Estate Management Portfolio

Trion Real Estate ManagemenT, a tri-state area leader in full service property management headquartered in Yonkers, NY, is now managing five new residential complexes in Westchester, bringing its real estate management portfolio to over 1,700 units throughout 28 properties....
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Lowest Water Rate Increase In 10 Year Proposed

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection today proposed a 3.24% increase in the Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) water rate to the New York City Water Board....
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Do Not Miss Out: Valuable Income Tax Credits

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) today encouraged New Yorkers to take advantage of the valuable Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)....
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Nail & Beauty Salon Grading System

Last week, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Council Member Rafael Espinal, chair of the City Council's Committee on Consumer Affairs, officially unveiled a legislative package relating to the creation of a letter grading system for cosmetology businesses, including nail salons, spas, barber shops, beauty parlors and other similar establishments throughout the five boroughs....
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Italian Company Plans $15.5M Bronx Facility With City Aid

An Italian company that makes high-end furniture, lighting, home accessories and jewelry would purchase and renovate a 50,000-square-foot vacant building in the Bronx with the help of city tax breaks under a plan officials with the New York City Industrial Development Agency will review next week....
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E&M Sells Bronx-Heavy Portfolio For $54M

E&M Associates sold a 13-building portfolio, comprised of 11 buildings in Bronx and two in Northern Manhattan, for $53.7 million, according to city records....
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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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An Economic Snapshot Of The Bronx

Bronx is setting records for population, business and job growth, according to an economic reportreleased today by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
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The First-Ever Bronx Night Market

Foodies rejoice! Starting June 30th and every last Saturday of the month through October, Bronx will host a Night Market with more than 40 food vendors that represent the city’s diverse culinary offerings.
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FINE Presents Its Summer Collection

FINE will be presenting a summer collection featuring a range of beautiful women representing different backgrounds. FINE will be showing trends for Summer 2018 on June 11 in its presentation fashion show at the Mott Haven Bar & Grill.
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Sell Your House On The Date Of Your Choice For A Fair Price

Do you own an unwanted house, rental property, or land and need to sell now? We work with good folks like you in all types of situations and can provide a solution for you too.
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What’s All This Fuss About Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) Fines?

You should know that on Monday, February 12th, 2018 I convened my first committee hearing for the newly created “For-Hire Vehicle Committee”. The topic of this first hearing was TLC enforcement and the manner in which the inspectors treat drivers.
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Annual Fundraising Event “A Taste of HOPE” To Help Give City Residents A 2nd Chance

The HOPE Program (HOPE), a highly effective workforce development organization empowering New Yorkers to build brighter futures through training, jobs and career advancement, will host its 7th annual “A Taste of HOPE” fundraiser on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at The Prince George Ballroom in Manhattan.
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Bronx Women’s Development Center To Open

The Business Outreach Center Network (BOC) and the Small Business Administration celebrates the opening of the BOC Bronx Women's Business Center.
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Centers Health Care Hires Heidi Hendrix, RN, As New Chief Nursing Officer

Centers Health Care, the largest and most complete post-acute health care continuum in the northeast, announced that Heidi Hendrix, RN, an accomplished post-acute clinical director, has joined the company as its new Chief Nursing Officer.
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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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Alma Watkins

EZ Al is a Native American with African and German descent who hails from the Bronx. At an early age she developed a love for music, art, and photography. She has photographed films, videos, fashion and political events. She is inspired by and influenced by talented photographers of today and graffiti artist of yesterday. Her motto is to live life is to love life.