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Rise Of The Machines At McDonald’s

There is a machine revolution going on at a McDonald’s in the Bronx. A new ordering kiosk is set to eventually replace workers at one store in the light of the increase in the minimum wage.
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Permits Filed: 909 Beck Street, South Bronx Senior Housing

Last week was busy at the Bronx Department of Buildings, with filings for a police station in Melrose and a number of mid-sized affordable housing projects throughout the borough. One non-profit filed applications for an eight-story senior housing development at 909 Beck Street in Longwood, in Southeastern Bronx....
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Follow This To-Do List As Tax Season Officially Begins

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today announced important tax tips to follow and common errors to avoid this filing season....
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The Bronx Zoo Wants Lovers To Buy Roaches For Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is coming up and lovers everywhere are getting ready to get their special someone flowers, chocolate and jewelry. You know, the usual....
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Fashion Company Zara Releases A Bronx-Themed T-Shirt

Zara, one of the largest international fashion companies, just released a Bronx-themed t-shirt....
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Urban Edge Properties Acquires The Shops At Bruckner In Bronx

Urban Edge Properties (NYSE:UE) has acquired the leasehold interest in the Shops at Bruckner for $32.0 million....
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New Bank Branch Adds To Economic Upswing In Bronx

Bronx is cheering as a jobs rally brings bright news....
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Residents Attend Job Fair In Bronx

A job fair was held at the Andrew Freeman Home in the Bronx Thursday, offering those seeking new employment in 2017 the opportunity to apply for a new career. ...
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Inside The Transformation Of The Bruckner Building

When developers Savanna and Hornig Capital Partners first looked at The Bruckner Building at 2417 Third Avenue in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx a few years ago, they saw a crumbling manufacturing building....
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Harlem's Incubator For Black Women Is Back

Join the Harlem Business Alliance’s new incubator for Harlem’s enterprising women....
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Kingsbridge Predicted To Be 2017’s Hottest NYC Neighborhood

Years of efforts by elected officials and community stakeholders to revitalize the business climate and housing prospects in the Kingsbridge section of Bronx have now paid off....
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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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The Amazon

I am finding out that discussing the Amazon HQ2 project in Long Island City is as treacherous as traveling down the Amazon River on a raft ─ full of wild rapids and deep trenches and home to biting amphibians. And that is just around people I love!
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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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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.