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Bagpacks Donated To Bronx Family Justice Center

Commissioner Yolanda B. Jimenez receives a donation of backpacks and school supplies at the New York City Family Justice Center Bronx, an initiative of the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence.
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Brightside Academy Exapands In Bronx

Brightside Academy is excited to announce that we are expanding our academies with the grand opening of their third academy in the Bronx. The celebration will take place on September 22, 2010 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the academy location, 2901 White Plains Road, Bronx, NY 10467....
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Bronx Student Snaps Up Young Naturalist Award

How many snapping turtles do you think you can find in the Bronx?...
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Ripka Completes IUP Honors Program

Dallas Ripka, of Bronx, was one of a select group of students chosen for the Summer Honors Program at the Robert E. Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania....
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Bronx Hopes For Sane Catholic Center

Overcoming polarization in the church often feels like the Catholic equivalent of bringing peace to the Middle East. Everybody pays lip service to it, and from time to time some bold new initiative is rolled out, but longtime combatants who have watched such efforts come and go generally feel in their bones that the reality is permanent war....
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Co-op City Youth Meet The Filmmakers

Co-op City teens who are this years participants in the Full Circle Project, had the opportunity to screen scenes from Zemira, a new film in development, and meet the filmmakers, Mecca Woods and Curtis John who also shared their insights into the art and business of independent filmmaking....
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Young Bronx Girls Thrive

On the night of July 30, parents, family and other community members sat in awe as 88 4th -12th grade girls presented a summary of all that they had learned during month-long job training and educational enrichment programs....
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Tips For Smart Back-2-School Shopping

Parents can learn additional ways to protect their money with free, one-on-one professional financial counseling at the city’s network of financial empowerment centers....
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Communities & Justice Symposium

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, and Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, today opened “Communities & Justice: Partnerships & Challenges for the 21st Century,” a two-day criminal justice symposium at John Jay College....
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Bronx Charter School For The Arts

The design of the Bronx Charter School for the Arts reflects the school’s founding principle that arts education is critical to human development and learning....
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CSEA 2010 Scholarship Recipients

The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA), Unit 9200, employees of Westchester County, is proud to announce that sixteen (16) Scholarships have been awarded to High School Seniors for 2010....
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A Column About Summer Vacation

My finest memory from childhood is sailing a kayak my clever brother had made out of plywood and canvas. The sailing adventure was on a lake in Glacier National Park. The wind was good, my beloved dog was tucked between my knees for ballast, and I scooted over the water like a rocket – or so it seemed to an 11-year old....
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Bronx Girl Wins Big College Scholarship

Some high school students learn about hardship by reading Charles Dickens novels. Bronx resident Karina Melendez lived one...
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Bard College's Bronx Graduate

Bronx resident Queen Golder graduated from Bard College on Saturday, May 22, 2010, during the college's 150th Commencement....
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Hands-On Science For 2nd-Graders

The following story was sent to us by Susanne Metscher and Kristina Bugeya....
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Fordham Students Garden 4 Good

On Friday, June 11, 2010, Global Kids students at Fordham High School for the Arts (FHSA) opened their Growing Justice Community Garden. The garden is the culminating achievement of a yearlong campaign that students have been conducting to combat obesity and a lack of fresh food in their community....
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Bronx Students Clean School Toilets

Department of Education officials are investigating after students at a Bronx school claimed they were forced to clean toilets as a punishment....
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Bronx Students Combat Food Injustice

On Friday, June 11, 2010, Global Kids students at Fordham High School for the Arts (FHSA) will open their Growing Justice Community Garden....
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Mount Saint Mary College Awarded

Mount Saint Mary College has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement....
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Bronx Native Receives Senior Award

Christina Grogan, a 2010 graduate of Emmanuel College, Boston and a Bronx native received the Outstanding Senior Award from the College’s Department of Graphic Design....
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Radio City Music Hall Holds Talent Show For Bronx kids

Dozens of children from Bronx will have the chance of a lifetime to perform at Radio City Music Hall.

Bronx School Hopes Flight Simulators Help Students' Interest in Science and Math Take Off

A 12-year-old is flying over the coast of Long Island while sitting in a Bronx classroom.

Children's Literacy Program Comes To St. Barnabas Hospital

You have heard the saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away," well now doctors in the Bronx hope a book a visit will encourage pediatric patients to keep reading.

Bronx, Brooklyn Elementary Schools Receive $3 Million For New Books

Over a hundred of public elementary schools throughout Bronx and Brooklyn will receive $3 million to purchase new books, New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced Thursday.

Teachers To Protest Eviction Of Students

Students, parents, teachers and concerned community members who are fighting a proposal by Mayor de Blasio’s Education Department to close their neighborhood school - and evict 300 students - will march in protest Thursday from the school through the nearby business district. More than half of the students are from the Dominican Republic.
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Ms. Wheelchair New York 2017 Visits Project DreamAIR

Ms. Wheelchair New York 2017 visited Project DreamAIR Saturday, teaching its members to overcome hardships and embrace challenge.
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James Monroe Cheerleaders Head To Nationals

A Bronx cheerleading team will be able to compete in nationals down in Florida this weekend thanks to help from their community.
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NYC High School Students Are Planning To Walk Out Of Class Tuesday

In between physics and history on Monday afternoon, Hebh Jamal, a senior at the Beacon School, was tapping out text messages and tweets to her fellow student organizers. She fielded questions about when and where the next protest would happen, doled out tips for organizing fellow classmates, and shared words of advice about the consequences students could face.

Parents Overwhelmed As NY Archdiocese Announces Closure Of Five Schools In Bronx & Manhattan

It was a difficult morning at Saint Ann's Catholic school, after students went home Monday with the crushing news that St. Ann's will close.

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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.