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Gerson Borrero: I Hate This Country But I Love Its Money

You should know that there is an old saying: Actions speak louder than words.
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Look Who’s Talking About Treason

You should know that I am reading Fred Dicker’s column in today’s 11/4/13, New York Post about how New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is getting leaders of the Democratic Party together for fight against the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) Leader Jeff Klein and his fellow IDC Members: Senator Diane Savino, Senator David Valesky and Senator David Carlucci – calling them “traitors to the Democratic Party.”...
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The Boycott Against El Diario La Prensa

You should know that a few days ago, all of the celebrations for El Diario la Prensa’s 100th year of existence came to an end. All of the party hats and horns were finally put away, and a special staff meeting was held where El Diario la Prensa’s Publisher, Rosanna Rosado, announced her retirement....
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Why I Oppose Casino Gambling Legislation

You should know that when Senate Bill 5898, supported by Governor Andrew Cuomo and sponsored by Senator Bonacic, came to the Floor of the Senate to propose an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize casino gambling in New York State, I voted NO. ...
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Legislation To Protect Macy's Shoppers

Senator Ruben Diaz and Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda will Introduce Legislation to Protect Macy's Shoppers....
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The Daily News Just Could Not Resist

You should all know that for years and years, I have been writing columns – just like this one – titled "What You Should Know.” While I am certainly no friend of the Daily News nor most of the media, from time to time, my columns appear in part or in their entirety in different publications....
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What Would Happen If They Did This In New York?

You should know that the New York Daily News published an article on October 23, 2013 by columnist Juan Gonzalez titled: “Citizenship of Haitians in Dominican Republic for decades threatened by court ruling.”...
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Do As I Say, Not As I Do

You should know that “Do as I Say, Not as I Do” appears to be the message that New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo is sending to every member of the State Legislature and to the people of New York....
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Sotomayor Wants To Be Called Sonia From The Bronx

Forget about "Jenny from the block," the U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has said she wants to be called just "Sonia from the Bronx."...
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Statement Of Council Member Annabel Palma

General Welfare Chair Annabel Palma released the following statement on the New York State Supreme Court's decision to issue an order that temporarily restrains the City from discontinuing hotel subsidy payments to victims of Superstorm Sandy who are living in hotels:...
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NY Undocumented Students Lobby State Legislature For College Financial Aid

Hundreds of undocumented students and allies will travel to Albany on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 to urge legislators to enact the NY DREAM Act (A02597/S2378) in 2013....
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House Approval Of Violence Against Women Act

A number of Bronx groups are hoping the House of Representatives gives approval to the Violence Against Women Act, which the Senate recently approved....
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Jenny Rivera Nominated For Court Of Appeals

Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz, Chairman of the New York State Assembly/ Senate Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force would like to commend Governor Cuomo for nominating Professor Jenny Rivera for the Court of Appeals....
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Bronx District Attorney Announces New Appointees

Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson has announced the hiring of 20 new assistant district attorneys....
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Letter To The Editor

Dear Editor, Even though the Democrats won the Presidential Election, there isstill talk in Washington about cuts to desperately needed social programs andservices that could decimate ...
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What Is A President?

He is the embodiment of hope and the agent of change. President Obama: the most powerful leader in the free world, crisscrossing the nation: crisscrossing the globe to affect change....
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Proposed Districts Remove Power From Bronx Neighborhoods

Bronx community leaders decry the first redistricting draft of the city's council districts. They say the proposed boundaries would remove political power from many of their neighborhoods by breaking them in different districts and diluting the weight of their votes....
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Incorrect Voter Information

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Borough President Diaz On BronxTalk

Last night, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. appeared on BronxTalk, hosted by Gary Axelbank. Borough President Diaz discussed several issues concerning the Bronx, including the Kingsbridge Armory, FreshDirect, gun violence and the recent Democratic primary elections....
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Give City Island A Chance To Speak

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., City Comptroller John Liu and City Council Transportation Committee Chairman James Vacca, together with the City Island Civic Association, are calling on the City’s Department of Transportation to begin the formal public input process regarding the scheduled construction of the new City Island Bridge, slated for next year, through ULURP as soon as possible....
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BP Diaz Unveils His Office's New Website

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today unveiled his office’s newly revamped website.
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Christopher Columbus: Score One For Italian Americans

Democratic Borough President of Bronx Ruben Diaz, Jr. recently explained in the New York Post, why he is proudly marching in the Columbus Day Parade.
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Dr. Scott Noren On The “Money To Entities” Announcements By Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) NY

Senator Gillibrand, along and other Congressional incumbents, travel to New York municipalities during reelection cycles announcing federal grants to local municipal entities like fire and police departments.
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Officials Suspect Russia Used U.N. Facilities to Impact 2016 Election

Richard Zablauskas’s cat was stuck in a tree—a tree that belonged to his neighbors, who he believed were Russian spies.
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The Top Secret Primary For Bronx Borough President

This time last year many political prognosticators thought it likely that Ruben Diaz Jr. would be on the 2017 Democratic primary ballot along with Mayor de Blasio. And that’s exactly where he will be on Tuesday—except instead of making noise as a challenger to the sitting mayor making a bid to be the first Latino in City Hall, Diaz will be seeking re-election to his current post.
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In Bronx, Young Progressives Challenge Establishment Dem

One City Council race in Bronx pits a group of young progressives challenging a conservative Democratic senator from the old guard of Bronx politics.
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Bronx Pols Seek To Boot Sexual Predators From Family Shelters

A group of Bronx lawmakers want sex offenders out of city shelters.
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Bronx Assemblymember Mark Gjonaj Is Trying To Spend His Way Onto The City Council

City Council candidates typically promote themselves by knocking on doors, speaking at candidate forums, and sending campaign mail — repeatedly — to the addresses of people they think will definitely vote. What they cannot ever afford to do is run a television commercial in a market as prohibitively expensive as New York City.
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The New York In China Center Leads The US "New Majority Alliance" Delegation To China

With the support of the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in New York, the New York in China Center has been invited by the All China Federation of Industry and Commerce to lead the US "New Majority Alliance" delegation in visits to Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai from September 8th to 17th.
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Bronx Council Candidate Corners Beauty Salon Vote

Juana Blanco, owner of the Continental Beauty Salon in Fordham Heights, is not interested in politics. She lets pretty much anyone post signs on the salon window, including the campaign poster for councilman hopeful Randy Abreu.

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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.