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A Million-Dollar Council Race, In Bronx

Chances are, when you think of Bronx, you do not picture many of the neighborhoods that comprise Council District 13, where one of the more interesting races in the northern borough will take place on Primary Day, September 12, 2017.
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Bronx Family Worries Over Impending Trump DACA Decision

La Morada — an authentic Mexican restaurant in Bronx — has been a part of this community in Bronx since 2009....
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City Council Picks: Bronx

Bronx voters deciding the next occupant of two City Council seats soon to be vacated via term limits can be forgiven a sense of deja vu....
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Stop Dumping Homeless Shelters In Bronx, Assemblyman Demands In Lawsuit

The city must stop dumping homeless shelters, transitional homes and mental health treatment center in the borough, which already carries more than its share of the support services burden under city rules, a local assemblyman demanded in a lawsuit filed this week. ...
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Senator Klein And The IDC Have Seen The Light

You should know that on February 10, 2015 the Albany Times Union's Capitol Confidential reporter Matthew Hamilton published an article titled "IDC proposes banning outside incomes for legislators."...
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This Bronx Democratic Boss Still Commands Respect (And Cash)

In New York City, the backroom kingmaker is a dying breed. County leaders and their party organizations are losing clout. Pharaonic bureaucrats like Robert Moses are no more. ...
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Bronx Pol Blasts New Travel Ban

Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda blasted President Trump on for his new executive order focusing on banning immigrants from several predominantly Muslim countries....
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Bronx Stands United Against Hate

Residents, political and religious leaders came out to denounce the recent wave of hate attacks against both the Jewish and Muslim communities across the nation....
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Diaz Attacks City & Trump

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. on Thursday stressed the importance of cooperation and civility on issues ranging from development to education in his annual State of the Borough speech, but he made no mention of his rumored interest in running for mayor. ...
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Gov. Cuomo Promises To Fight Rollback Of Affordable Care Act At Bronx Health Care Rally

Gov. Cuomo joined with hospital workers, labor leaders and elected officials in the Bronx Wednesday to rally for affordable health care for New Yorkers....
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Assemblyman Luis Sepúlveda’s Great Idea

You should know that Assemblyman Luis Sepúlveda, Senator Marisol Alcantara and I have joined together and submitted a piece of joint-legislation to help resolve some of the environmental problems caused by plastic bags....
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Bronx Congressman Pushes For New Sanctions Against Russia Amid Flynn Scandal

Bronx Congressman Eliot Engel capitalized upon the resignation of President Donald Trump‘s Russian-tainted National Security Advisor to push legislation that would hit Moscow and its agents with even tougher financial sanctions....
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BP Diaz Regarding On “Right To Counsel” Program Announcement

The following is a statement from Bronx Borough President Diaz regarding the “Right to Counsel” program announcement:...
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Universal Access To Free Legal Services For Tenants Facing Eviction In Housing Court

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today announced that, for the first time, the City will fund universal access to legal services for tenants facing eviction in New York City Housing Court. A $93 million allocation doubles the Administration’s existing funding for tenant legal services. Legal services have proven effective at reducing unlawful evictions and preventing displacement. Since beginning an unprecedented expansion of tenant legal aid two years ago, evictions have dropped by 24 percent....
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George Soros' Nazi War Crimes Confessions

George Soros self disclosures reveal apparent Nazi war crimes where he discloses seizing huge treasure from Jewish holocaust murder victims as they were rounded up and sent to the death camps....
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Democratic Party Dissolves Itself Into Irrelevant Mootness Through Obstructionist Tantrums

Given the modus operandi of the Democratic party not only of the last 8 years but since its inception, as exposed by Dinesh DeSouza in “Hillary’s America”, all Americans should take personal inventory to ask themselves whether or not the Democratic Party may have crossed the Rubicon in their latest treasonous shill to obstruct everything now President Donald J. Trump does....
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Mayor Bill De Blasio On Federal Appeals Court’s Ruling Refugee & Travel Ban

Statement from Mayor Bill de Blasio on Federal Appeals Court’s ruling to uphold suspension of White House refugee and travel ban....
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Will Trump Allow The Us To Continue As The World’s Innovation Economy?

Xenophobia definition: intense or irrational fear of people from other countries....
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Bronx Lawmaker Seeks To Ban Youth Football Tackling For 13-And-Under

Growing evidence of a link between football hits and brain injuries has led all 50 states to pass laws aimed at protecting young people from concussions, but a New York lawmaker wants to go even further - banning tackle football....
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Statement Of NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer On Refugees Being Detained At JFK Airport

"Our character, as a city and as a nation, rests on how we treat those who need our help. Turning away or detaining refugees is ...
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Enactment Of Fire Safety Laws & Distribution Of Stove Knob Safety Covers

On Tuesday, December 4, 2018 (tomorrow), Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and City Council Member Ritchie Torres of Bronx will visit the scene of New York City’s deadliest fire in 25 years to announce the details of the implementation of new fire safety laws designed to prevent future tragedies, and where residents can get free stove knob safety covers to prevent children from playing with stoves.
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BP Diaz Opposes Trump Administration’s “Public Charge” Proposal

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has written a letter in opposition to the Trump Administration’s proposed “public charge” inadmissibility rule changes.
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Never again, never again, never again

You should know that everywhere that I go and preach, regarding the people of Israel I often address them as the “chosen ones”.
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Safety In New York’s Second Hand Marketplace Is Coming To Fruition

Bill No. 567 in the City Council has gained the public spotlight as two college graduates help city councilmembers fight for safe places to exchange goods in for New York’s meetup culture.
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Bronx NAN Chapter Town Hall Meeting

You are invited to come out and join us for the National Action Network Bronx chapter monthly town hall meeting.
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Statement From Congressional Candidate For NY CD-10 Naomi Levin

Naomi speaks on Political Polarization in Washington and Social Media Discrimination on Larry King.
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"Democratic Socialist" Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: A "Hypocrite" Wearing A $3,500 Outfit To Pose For A Magazine Shoot?

Fashion and politics often go hand in hand, but "democratic socialist" Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been dubbed a hypocrite by conservative critics after wearing a designer suit for a photo shoot with construction workers.
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Is It Congressman Joe Crowley’s Loss?

You should know that on Tuesday, June 26th, when Congressman Joe Crowley lost the Democratic Primary, the biggest losers were the State and the City of New York.
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BP Diaz Invites You To The Charter Revision Commission 2019 Forum

On September 12, 2018, the Charter Revision Commission 2019 will a public hearing, at Lehman College, 6:00 p.m., to listen to your thoughts on what works and what does not work in our New York City government.
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BP Diaz & Tenants To NYCHA: Where’s The Money?

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined more than 100 New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) tenant leaders and residents of all ages for a rally today at the Bronx River Houses to bring attention to the agency’s failure to spend money that has been given to it to improve tenants’ lives. The borough president also called on the agency to open its books to the public for review.

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Barbara Akowuah

Barbara Akowuah is a native New Yorker and aspiring Journalist and Entrepreneur. Barbara was born and raised in the Bronx, New York and has also resided in Queens, New York and Baltimore, Maryland. Barbara has a B.A. in History from the City University of New York-Queens College. Among other things Barbara is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and has written numerous articles for various publications. In her spare time she enjoys, writing, music, and sports.