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6K New Books To Be Made Available To Vulnerable Youth

Today, NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) Commissioner David A. Hansell announced that, thanks to Scholastic Book Clubs, a division of Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, and Pajama Program, a national non-profit based in New York City, six thousand new books are being made available to youth in grades K–8 who are involved in a range of ACS programs.

 

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Bronx Museum's 2019 Art For Justice Visionaries Gala & Art Auction

Bid on works from the Bronx Museum’s benefit, Art For Justice Visionaries Gala & Art Auction including works by Ellen Berkenblit, Tara Donovan, Marcus Jahmal, José Parlá, Fred Tomaselli, Robin F. Williams, and more....
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1-Year Anniversary Of Emergency Food Pantry For At-Risk Families In Bronx

Today, as part City Hall in Your Borough, NYC Administration for Children Services (ACS) Commissioner David A. Hansell announced the one-year anniversary of the agency’s first-ever emergency food pantry, in partnership with the Food Bank for New York City....
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Local Auto Dealers Deliver 50,000+ Coats To New Yorkers In Need In The Past 7 Years

In the thick of January’s bitter cold, franchised new car dealers in the New York metro area have hit an impressive milestone: 50,000 winter coats delivered to those in need....
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More Than 1,000 New Winter Coats Given Out Today In Bronx

Clothes4Souls, a Nashville-based not-for-profit, and Macy’s are teaming up for the retailer’s “The Big Give Back: Buy a Coat and We’ll Donate One” campaign, together with Council Member Andy King, will distribute more than 1,000 brand new coats from Macy’s to Bronx residents....
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10th Annual "Three Kings Day" Celebration

The Bronx Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce's 10th annual "Three Kings Day" celebration took place at the Bronx McDonald's located at 85 Bruckner Boulevard on Friday, January 11th....
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Borough President Diaz & Fat Joe Award Sneakers To Bronx Students

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and hip-hop legend Fat Joe today distributed new pairs of sneakers at four Bronx public schools as part of their new initiative to increase student performance in Bronx public schools....
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The Three Kings Will Visit Bronx

You should know that Melchior, Gaspar and Baltazar the Three Kings, will travel to the County of Bronx loaded with free toys for children ages 1-9....
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Free Toys For Christmas

City Councilman Rev. Rubén Díaz, Sr., along with Mr. Edward Cox, President of the New York State Republican Party and The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will celebrate Christmas in the Bronx by distributing free toys to children....
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Bronx Documentary Center's Volunteer Open Call

Help the Bronx Documentary Center continue to be a vibrant, community-oriented gallery and educational space for documentary film and photography....
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2018 Compassionate Communities Award

The Coalition for the Homeless announced Welcoming Neighbors Northwest Bronx as winners of the 2018 Compassionate Communities award on November 29. This annual award is given to a neighborhood group in New York City that is an inspiring example of compassion and humanity to those in need....
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"Giving Tuesday" Is Special When You Give To The Arts

Become a patron of the arts by supporting the Bronx Council on the Arts’ mission to advance cultural equity and inclusion in Bronx....
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BP Diaz Delivers Thousands Of Thanksgiving Meals To Bronxites In Need

In advance of this year's Thanksgiving holiday, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has once again partnered with numerous public and private institutions to give back to neighborhoods and families throughout the borough by providing thousands of holiday meals to Bronx residents in need....
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Turkey Giveaway In Harlem

The event, courtesy of hip hop icons The Diplomats, will take place as follows:...
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BP Diaz Participates In Somos “Day Of Service” Event

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. helps to repaint a fence at the Escuela República del Perú in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on November 8, 2018....
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BP Diaz Honors Hero Police Officers

On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. honored seven New York Police Department officers that took steps to assist a fatally wounded father and helped prevent the death of a five year old boy during a recent incident in Bronx....
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Bronx Westchester Area Health Education Center

Bronx Westchester Area Health Education Center (BW AHEC) is a partner of the New York State Area Health Education Center (AHEC) System....
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A New Scholarship Will Honor Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz

The New York City Police Foundation today established a new scholarship that will honor Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz, the 15-year-old resident of The Bronx who was tragically murdered on June 20th in New York City....
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Cardi B Donates $8K To Family Of Slain Bronx Teen

The brutal stabbing of 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, who was killed on June 20th, has touch home for Bronx native, Cardi B....
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Donate Blood

Donate and you can get:...
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The PepsiCo Foundation Commits $4M To The Robin Hood Foundation To Support Education & Job Training For 20K Young Bronx Women & Girls

The PepsiCo Foundation today announced a $4 million grant to the Robin Hood Foundation – New York City's largest poverty-fighting organization – to support high-quality education and workforce training programs for young women and girls in Bronx....
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Kerry Washington Parades Her Slender Stems In Metal Embellished Minidress At Bronx Children's Museum

Kerry Washington, the Scandal starlet, 41, went for short and sweet style during a benefit for the Bronx Children's Museum at NYC's Edison Ballroom Tuesday evening....
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New York Cares Coat Drive Surpasses 100K Coats Collected

New York Cares collected 104,164 coats as part of its 29th Annual Coat Drive, thanks in large part to the New York City business community and more than 1,200 New Yorkers who ran their own personal collection drives....
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BP Diaz Hosts Toy Giveaway For Veterans & Active Military Members

On Saturday, December 16, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. took part in the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo Toy Giveaway for the children of veterans and active military members....
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ASPCA Honors NYPD Officers & Assistant District Attorney At 3rd Annual Appreciation Luncheon

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today honored 16 members of the New York City Police Department (NYPD)and one Assistant District Attorney for their tireless efforts to help animals through the NYPD/ASPCA Partnership. Two of the awarded officers are from Bronx and they are Sergeant Brendan McGuigan, 47th Precinct and Police Officer Catherine H. Klyde, School Safety Division....
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Baychester Senior Center Receives Holiday Cheer From Youth Program

A Baychester senior care center received some local visitors to help ring in the holiday season....
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Norwood Man Uses Social Media Fame To Help Others

A Bronx man has used his humor to gain thousands of followers on Instagram, and he is now seeking to help others....
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Bronx Firefighters Return From Relief Work In Puerto Rico

Bronx firefighters have returned home after assisting with recovery efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria....
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Bronx Volunteers Help In Aiding Harvey Victims

As Harvey's death toll rises, Bronx residents are answering the bell to help and organizing a local relief effort....
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Long Time Music Promotor Takes On Childhood Cancer As His Cause

As much as we acknowledge the tragedy of childhood cancer, daily life and dissonance almost forces us to dismiss the instances....
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New York Common Pantry Announces The Opening Of A New Satellite Location To Fight Hunger In Bronx

New York Common Pantry (NYCP), the largest community-based food pantry in the state, announces the opening of a new Choice Pantry in the Bronx, located at 1290 Hoe Avenue....
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Funeral For Slain EMT Yadira Arroyo Scheduled For Saturday

Funeral details have been announced for the FDNY medic and mother of five who was fatally hit by a man high on drugs who stole her ambulance in Bronx last week....
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Yvette Brissett-Andre Wins Best Of The Bronx Award

Unique People Services (UPS) Executive Director Yvette Brissett-Andre is the recipient of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce’s Best of the Bronx Award of the Year....
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City Braces For Fight To Place 90 Homeless Shelters Across 5 Boroughs

Mayor Bill de Blasio says he wants to keep homeless people closer to the communities where they come from. ...
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THINK SPRING! It Is Time To Register & Get Ready For The 9th Annual WCS Run For The Wild

The 2017 WCS Run for the Wild is scheduled for Saturday, April 29. Runners, walkers, and wildlife supporters are invited to participate in the 9th annual 5K race and family fun run/walk at the Bronx Zoo....
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"100 Suits For 100 Men" Helps Ex-Cons Put Their Best Foot Forward

Inmates released from Rikers Island are getting a boost in their post-prison job hunt with “100 Suits for 100 Men,” a program that collects and donates professional garb to help them going forward....
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ASPCA Warms Up South Bronx With Winter Coat Drive

The 27-degree temperatures on Saturday, February 4, 2017 did not keep families and pet lovers away from the ASPCA’s first-ever coat giveaway for dogs and people alike at St. Mary’s Recreation Center and Park during the 5th Annual Bronx Recreation Winterfest....
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Students Help Bronx Residents Navigate Tax Season

With the arrival of tax season, Manhattan College students in the School of Business have partnered with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at the Northwest Bronx Resource Center’s University Neighborhood Housing Program (UNHP) to provide tax preparation services to Bronx residents free of charge....
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Annual HOPE Count Event Tallies City's Homeless Population

Thousands of volunteers took to the streets in Bronx Monday night to see how many homeless people are living without shelter....
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Michael Moore Is Mad There Is No Bookstore In Bronx

Bronx residents hoping to bring a bookstore back to their borough have a new ally in their fight: filmmaker Michael Moore....
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Bronx River Coat Drive Helps Needy Residents

The Bronx River Community Center, along with the Acacia Network and New York Cares, is hosting a coat drive on East 174th Street to help needy Bronx residents....
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Bronx Woman Launches Crowdfund Campaign To Bring Bookstore To The Borough

The Barnes & Noble at the Mall at Bay Plaza shuttered last month, leaving Bronx without a single general interest bookstore. But Bronx native Noelle Santos is looking to change that—she is been aiming to open an independent bookstore-slash-wine-bar in South Bronx for some time now, and she has just launched an Indiegogo campaign to help get her dream off the ground....
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Free Winter Coats Drive At SUNY North Bronx

This year's Free Winter Coats drive will take place at SUNY North, Bronx, NY from January 24 to January 25, 2017....
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Donation Lets Veterans Charity Recoup Equipment Stolen From Vandalized SUV

Thieves targeted a van used to do charity work for veterans, and the very expensive items inside were stolen....
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BP Diaz & Bank Leumi USA Present $50K Check To Mosholu Montefiore Community Center

On Tuesday, January 17, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. presented a $50,000 grant from Bank Leumi USA to the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center for its Workforce Development Program. ...
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Hunts Point Soup Kitchen Will Be A First For Hunts Point

As part of the MLK Day of Service, volunteers rolled up their sleeves to turn a space above a church into a soup kitchen in South Bronx....
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Fundraiser Held for 3-Year-Old Battling Cancer

A Bronx community came together Friday for a fundraiser to help the family of a young boy from Puerto Rico battling cancer....
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Oil Heat Cares Foundation Donates New Boiler And Installation To Bronx Family

The Oil Heat Cares Foundation, an initiative of the National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals (OESP), brought the installation of a much-needed boiler to a family in Bronx, New York, this new year....
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Bronx Residents Needs Help Fighting A Disease

Shameth Diaz, from Bronx, recently launched a Go Fund Me page to help raise money to cover medical expenses on an Arachnoid Cyst that was found in the back of his brain....
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Get Down & AIM High - Spring Gala & Auction

The Bronx Museum of the Arts invites you to its Get Down & AIM High - Spring Gala & Auction event....
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BP Diaz, Bronx Fathers Taking Action, Bronx River Tenant’s, Inc. & FAIM, Inc. Hosted Toy Giveaway

On Saturday, December 17, at the Bronx River Community Center, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., in collaboration with Bronx Fathers Taking Action and FAIM Inc., gave away toys to over 125 kids involved in both programs....
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Invitation To "Toys Giveaway 2016"

The Hon. Rubén Díaz, the Hon. Edward F. Cox and the Hon. Rafael Salamanca have the pleasure to invite the public to the 2016 toys giveaway event in Bronx....
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Bronx Borough President Diaz Hosts 14th Annual Bronx DiVA Spa

On December 6, 2016, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., along with Charito Cisneros of The New York Hispanic Cosmetology & Beauty Chamber of Commerce, ...
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Family Life Academy Charter Schools Awarded An Equipment Donation

Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS) has awarded the Family Life Academy Charter Schools (FLACS) network an equipment donation valued at $15,000 as part of its partnership with Good Sports....
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New York Composers Circle's Appeal

Dear Music Lover,...
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Borough President Diaz Distributes Thanksgiving Meals To Bronxites

In advance of this year's Thanksgiving holiday, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has partnered with numerous public and private institutions to give back to neighborhoods and families throughout the borough, and to help Bronxites who need help....
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A Celebration Of Unique People: UPS Turns 25

More than 300 friends, family, supporters, staff, donors and City officials gathered at Marina del Rey Caterers in the Bronx for the Unique People Services (UPS) 25th Anniversary Gala, which was held on Thursday, October 20th....
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TD Bank Housing For Everyone Competition

As part of the TD Foundation's 10th annual "Housing for Everyone" grant competition, Bronx-based non-profit, Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association, Inc., received a $100,000 grant as one of five contest winners in NYC....
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"Helping Heals" Day Of Service For Homeless Veterans In Bronx

In the spirit of giving this holiday season, dozens of volunteers including 9/11 families and first responders and other concerned New Yorkers joined forces today with Tuesday's Children in a day of service to make blankets and assemble hundreds of lunch bags for homeless military veterans in Bronx....
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Vet Tix Reaches 1.5 Million Tickets Milestone

Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix), a national nonprofit that provides free event tickets to the U.S. military community, announces that as of today it has delivered 1.5 million tickets....
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Second Chance Toys Delivers Happiness To Bronx Kids At Mount Hope

It was smiles all around for the 50 children gathered at the Mount Hope Housing Complex on Friday, May 15th when volunteers from Viacom rolled up in a truck and began distributing bags filled with toys....
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Survivors Of Domestic Violence In Bronx Become Financially Wise

Last Tuesday, Working in Support of Education (w!se) welcomed 11 residents of Bronx to the Family Justice Center on East 161st Street for the conclusion of the fall 2014 MoneyW!SE Program for Survivors of Domestic Violence....
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Soup Kitchen Spreads Holiday Cheer

On Saturday December 20, 2014 Sandra Reyes and the Caldwell Temple Soup Kitchen in Bronx will host a Christmas party for area children and families....
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Bronx Group Donates Food To Seniors For Hanukkah

The Bronx Jewish Community Council organized a Chanukah giveaway which saw hundreds of packages given out to elderly homebound people in advance of the Jewish holiday which starts next week....
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Yankees Hand Out Thanksgiving Food Vouchers

Several thousand people lined up outside Yankee Stadium to get a voucher they could use at a local supermarket for a Thanksgiving meal....
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Salvation Army Calls For Turkey Donations

With Thanksgiving just over a week away, the Salvation Army is calling on Bronx residents to donate turkeys to families in need....
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Salvation Army Thrift Store Celebrates Grand Opening

Bronx bargain hunters can now shop for deals while also giving back at the borough's brand new Salvation Army thrift store....
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Visionary Of Dynamic Bronx Nonprofit To Receive Top AARP Award

Beatrice (Bea) Castiglia-Catullo of the Bronx will be formally presented with AARP's most prestigious and visible volunteer award for community service at a ceremony on October 30, 2015 in Bronx, NY....
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Fordham Football Participates In Community Service Events

Last Saturday was a busy days for the Fordham University football Rams but it had nothing to do with any on field activity. No, the Rams dedicated the day to community service with one group heading to the Rockaways to assist with a Sandy Saturday project and another group spending time with members of the Eagle Academy in Bronx....
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CITGO's Charitable Foundation Accepting Applications

The Simon Bolivar Foundation, the charitable organization of CITGO Petroleum Corporation, is accepting letters of interest for grants from qualifying organizations that offer services to South Bronx residents in the areas of education, environment, healthy living and arts and culture....
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Bronx Donation Drive - Collecting Coats

It may be warmer in the city this weekend, but the bulk of winter is still ahead of us and many New Yorkers still need coats....
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Red Cross Assists Family Affected By A Fire In Bronxwood

Late last night, fire tore through a 2-story private dwelling on Mace Avenue in Bronxwood, Bronx....
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Bronx Baker Gives Away Special Cookies For Free

Pope Francis, who told devout Catholics to give to the poor, has inspired at least one New Yorker. ...
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Bronx Marine Helps New York Community

When Hurricane Sandy struck areas of New Jersey and New York 87 Marines from 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group quickly mobilized and arrived in New York to help the community....
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Donate Money To Hurricane Sandy Relief

Thousands of UFT members rose to the occasion in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, serving admirably in evacuation centers across the city and providing comfort and solace to our fellow New Yorkers....
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Riverdale Temple Holiday Gift & Craft Sale

Due to delays in mail delivery throughout NYC as a result of Hurricane Sandy, the Riverdale Temple would like to make the following announcement as it relates to sending in payment to reserve a table(s) for the Riverdale Temple Holiday Gift and Craft Sale....
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CITGO Supports Bronx Community Development

From where will our next generation of community leaders come? Learn about the impact of CITGO's support for The Point in Bronx....
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Matching Donations Program For POTS

California Briefs men’s underwear announces a matching donations program for the POTS Bronx Community Center....
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The Red Cross Helping Bronx

Red Cross assists 52 Bronx residents displaced by fires over four days....
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New Homeless Center Opens Doors In South Bronx

A new center for homeless families officially opened in the South section of Bronx this Wednesday. The Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH) center is located on 151 East 151st Street in Bronx....
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Home Heating Assistance Funds

Governor David A. Paterson today called on President Barack Obama to release $590 million in home heating assistance funds to help families cope with cold winter temperatures blanketing the country. ...
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I Have A Dream

Delivered on August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Mario Relamuto, 81, Missing

The NYPD is seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing person within the confines of the 49 Precinct in Bronx.
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Remembering The Legacy Of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.”
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Over 11K Babies Will Be Born In The US On New Year’s Day

Almost 11,283 babies will be born in the United States on New Year’s Day, UNICEF said today.
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Happy New Year 2019

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Secretary Perdue Details USDA Functions In The Event Of A Lapse In Federal Funding

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today detailed which functions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will remain available in the event of a lapse in government funding.
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Damage American Technology Program

The 90 day “truce” agreed to in the G20 dinner between Presidents Trump and Xi is certainly a plus. The world has been spared, at least for the moment, an acceleration of a destructive trade war between the world’s two largest economies.
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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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Arthur Burton

Arthur L Burton III was educated at Monroe University, Bronx, majoring in Computer Programming. He graduated from the Chubb Institute with concentration Network Engineering, NY. Arthur is a Certified NYSEMT and has volunteered as an EMT for the Throggs Neck Ambulance Corp in Bronx, NY. Arthur works as a Freelance writer and Ghostwriter. He is currently an Active Board Member for the Greater Zion Hill Community Action Network, New York City, NY.