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Why Hate Undocumented Immigrants?

I am a native born New Yorker, from the Bronx, and a second generation proud American. America is a country that is almost solely composed of immigrants and/or the offspring of immigrants. The only indigenous peoples are the American Indians and even they probably crossed over to this continent, albeit before the rest of us and our ancestors arrived in this wonderful country!

"Gasland" Nothing But Hot Air

Those planning to tune in to HBO tonight to view the anti-drilling film "Gasland" should know this: it is a fairy tale; pure fiction and poorly disguised as a factual documentary....
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Bronx Ranks Top US Growth City?

U-Haul International, Inc. earlier this week released results of the annual U-Haul National Migration Trend Report that reflects the nation's top growth areas for families that moved during 2009. The 2009 Top U.S. Growth Cities Report indicates that for cities with more than with 5,000 families moving, Bronx, NY had the highest percentage of growth, with 17.22 percent. ...
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Bronx's Keltic Dreams Entertain Obama

President Barack Obama is celebrating St. Patrick's Day by meeting with Irish Prime minister Brian Cowen at the White House in Washington, DC....
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The Census Is Coming

Concerned about the serious long-term political and financial consequences of an inaccurate census count for New York City, The New York Community Trust has joined with the New York Foundation, the Open Society Institute, and other funders to launch the 2010 Census Funders NYC Initiative....
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Privatize The Gain, Socialize The Loss

The public and the politicians have been outraged at the bonuses the recently bailed out banks have decided to pay themselves. In the United States, bankers are now held in lower esteem than politicians....
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Happy Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist and prominent leader in the African-American civil rights movement. ...
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We Wish You A Happy New Year!

As the ball droped on Times Square at midnight today, an additional 2.6 million U.S. residents will bring in the New Year up from a year ago....
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Dept. Of Veterans Affairs Scandal

We would like to bring to the public attention a letter we recently received from one of our readers, Chauncey L. Robinson....
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Heritage Thanksgiving Turkeys

Grown on an open range using vegetarian feed, these birds are raised to perfection and come at a price between $120 and $200....
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Helping Veterans And Their Families

To survive war, soldiers are required to kill human beings they have never met, witness the death of comrades, withstand the loneliness of being continents away from home and family in a strange and unsafe place, and to develop a keen awareness of risks....
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Veterans Day In The United States

Veterans Day is an annual American holiday honoring military veterans. A federal holiday, it is usually observed on November 11. However, if it occurs on a Sunday then the following Monday is designated for holiday leave, and if it occurs Saturday then either Saturday or Friday may be so designated....
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The Controversy Of Columbus Day

One of our readers, Michelle Avila, a student at Fordham University in the Bronx, submitted the following reaction to the recent Columbus Day celebrations, as well as her thoughts on the man Christopher Columbus and his legacy:...
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The US National Debt Clock Is Ticking

We recently discovered a great website, which provides live US National Debt Clock with a myriad of useful calculations. Below is the summary provied by the site's owners and a reference to the site itself....
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Millions Cannot Afford 'Back-To-School'

International humanitarian aid organization World Vision today warned that millions of low-income children will return to school this year without basic school supplies because high unemployment rates and economic hard times leave many families strapped for cash. The average family spends over $500 on school supplies....
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Ted Kennedy Passes At Age 77

Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009) was a United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. In office since November 1962, Kennedy served nine terms in the Senate....
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Sotomayor/Mendez - Bronx Trailblazers

As one door closes, another one opens, the saying goes. So it seemed last week for the lives of two distinguished Puerto Rican women who used their tenacious spirits to climb to the top. Sonia Sotomayor was elevated to the U.S. Supreme Court while New York state Sen. Olga A. Mendez was laid to rest three days earlier....
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Sotomayor Has Been Confirmed

She is the first Hispanic and the third woman to serve at the U.S. Supreme Court....
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Happy 4th Of July!

We would like to wish all New Yorkers a safe and enjoyable Independence Day holiday. Let it be one that is more than just family gatherings and lazy days at the beach....
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Obama Appoints Marc Sternberg + 14

The White House announced today the appointment of 15 outstanding men and women to serve as White House Fellows. Among them is Bronx Lab School's Founder and Principal, Marc Sternberg. The 2009-2010 class of White House Fellows represents a diverse cross-section of professions including medicine, business, media, education, non-profit and state government, as well as two branches of the U.S. military. The 2009-2010 class of Fellows and their biographies are included below....
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The Anniversary Of 9/11

Statement from Borough President Diaz regarding the anniversary of 9/11:
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U.S. Marks The 17th Anniversary Of 9/11 With Somber Tributes & A New Monument

Americans are commemorating 9/11 with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims, after a year when two attacks demonstrated the enduring threat of terrorism in the nation’s biggest city.
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Google Doodle Celebrates America's Workers On Labor Day 2018

Google Doodle did not take the day off Monday, when it hailed the American worker on Labor Day.
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Staff Sergeant Ugarte Received A Battle Field Promotion

Staff Sergeant Ugarte received a battle field promotion from Sergeant to Staff Sergeant on July 1, 2018 by Lieutenant General Funk - the COMBINED JOINT TASK FORCE-OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE Commander for exceptional performance while deployed to Baghdad, Iraq.
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Happy Independence Day!

On January 20, 1961 John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address inspired Americans to see the importance of civic action and public service.
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Memorial Day 2017

Memorial Day is the time set aside to honor those who lost their lives in service to their country.
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Remembering The Crew Of Space Shuttle Challenger

Today, 31 years later, we remember the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger.
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Presidential Inauguration Of The 45th President Of The United States Of America Donald Trump

The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America will mark the commencement of the four-year term of Donald Trump as President and Mike Pence as Vice President. A public ceremony will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017, on the West Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, DC.
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Martin Luther King Day

Today our nation pauses to honor a legend, an icon, and an American hero. The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lifted up the conscience of our nation - a towering leader in his day, and a lasting inspiration for all generations to follow.

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Richard Leslie

Richard Leslie is a Bronx resident who works in Westchester as a network administrator. His passion for photography and an interest in current events has led him to the field of journalism.