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Juan Carlos Polanco (Photo via Impacto Latino)

Juan Carlos Polanco, the Hispanic Voice of New York Republicans

Bronx, Latino, New York, Politics May 22, 2019 at 2:32 pm

Bronx-raised former candidate for public advocate Juan Carlos Polanco, a prominent Hispanic voice of Republicans in New York, urged Latinos to ‘valorize’ their vote in this interview with Impacto Latino.

Council member Ritchie Torres at City Hall (Photo by Matt Tracy via Gay City News)

Ritchie Torres Sets Sights on an ‘Historic Race’

Bronx, LGBTQ, Politics May 9, 2019 at 6:07 pm

In a wide-ranging interview with Gay City News, City Council member Ritchie Torres speaks about looking ahead to the Congressional race for Rep. José Serrano’s seat in the Bronx.

ESL students pretesting at the Bronx County Courthouse. (Photo by Karina Hernandez via Mott Haven Herald)

Urging NYC Not to Cut Funds for ESL Classes

Bronx, Education, Immigration, New York April 22, 2019 at 3:52 pm

Immigrant students want the city to restore funding for ESL classes, Mott Haven Herald reports.

Serrano (l) with Diaz (r) during a protest of the Mott Haven jail. (Photo by Alex Mitchell/Schneps Media via Bronx Times)

Jose Serrano to Retire

Bronx, Government, Latino March 28, 2019 at 5:14 pm

Rep. Jose Serrano announced he will not seek re-election in 2020 after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, reports Bronx Times.

A view from the Grand Concourse of Jerome Avenue with its elevated 4 train, the Cross Bronx Expressway ramps and 174th Street. (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Assessing Changes Along Jerome Avenue

Bronx, Business, Real Estate March 26, 2019 at 5:50 pm

Concerns persist a year after the City Council approved the rezoning plan, reports City Limits.

The new building will feature church space and affordable housing. (Photo via The Bronx Free Press)

Historic Black Church in the Bronx Survives

Black, Bronx, History, Religion March 22, 2019 at 4:59 pm

After years of financial problems, the First Union Baptist Church will keep its current building and undergo construction work “thanks to a unique settlement deal,” writes The Bronx Free Press.

Councilman Ritchie Torres with Washington Avenue tenants in the Bronx. (Photo via El Diario)

Torres vs. Serrano? Potential Primary Challenge Rattles Hispanic Politics

Bronx, Latino, Politics March 19, 2019 at 5:49 pm

Inspired by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortéz’s shocking win last year, Bronx Council member Ritchie Torres is considering challenging veteran congressman José Serrano in the next Democratic primaries, potentially upending three decades of Hispanic politics, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Ruben Diaz Sr., with mic, at a rally in his defense in Unionport. (Image via Mott Haven Herald)

Bronx Activists on Councilman’s Homophobic Comments

Bronx, LGBTQ February 26, 2019 at 4:28 pm

Mott Haven Herald speaks to the leaders of a local LGBTQ organization who, rather than calling on Ruben Diaz Sr. to resign, are taking another approach.

Erin Sonada, ELL teacher (at left) and Kyle Brillante, principal, of Highbridge Green School in the South Bronx. (phot by Gregg McQueen via The Bronx Free Press)

What ‘The Bronx Plan’ Will Mean for Schools

Bronx, Brooklyn, Education February 20, 2019 at 4:58 pm

The first schools to participate in “the Bronx Plan” to get more resources to underserved schools and their teachers were announced earlier this month, reports The Bronx Free Press.

Kadiatou Diallo (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Remembering Amadou Diallo 20 Years Later

Bronx, Police February 7, 2019 at 6:01 pm

In an Amsterdam News story, Kadiatou Diallo reflects on the death of her son Amadou at the hands of police and how “the community is still going through the same things 20 years later.”

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Kerry Washington (far left) met with Bronx schoolchildren. (Photo by Joseph Martin/Keyz 2 Life Media via The Bronx Free Press)

Justice Sotomayor Inspires Bronx Children

Bronx, Puerto Rican, Women February 1, 2019 at 4:44 pm

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor met with elementary school students at Hostos Community College where she presented her children’s book, reports The Bronx Free Press.

Junior’s friend, Tango outside of the bodega during a memorial. (Photo by Alex Mitchell via Bronx Times)

Site of Killing Becomes First ‘Safe Bodega’

Bronx, Business, Crime February 1, 2019 at 4:29 pm

The bodega, in front of which Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz was brutally killed, has become the first “safe bodega” in the city, reports Bronx Times.

Parents and students participate in a traditional dance at an anti-bullying form at the Mexican American Students Alliance on Jan. 13. (Photo by Jaya Sandaresh via Mott Haven Herald)

A Call to Fight Bullying Through Education

Bronx, Youth January 22, 2019 at 4:45 pm

At a forum organized by the Mexican American Students’ Alliance, parents in the South Bronx want a culturally-sensitive curriculum to counter widespread bullying in schools, reports Mott Haven Herald.

NYC Health Profiles, Community by Community

NYC Health Profiles, Community by Community

Bronx, Brooklyn, Communities, Health, Manhattan, New York, Queens, Staten Island January 11, 2019 at 5:50 pm

NYC’s Health Department released the 2018 Community Health Profiles, which showed improvements in some measures – but room for further improvement in others.

Rachel Batista, Elaine Castillo and Swannie Batista. (Photo courtesy of Paralegals for the Community)

Bilingual Paralegal Services in Mott Haven

Bronx, Business January 9, 2019 at 3:53 pm

A new paralegal firm in the Bronx is helping clients to file simple legal documents, reports Mott Haven Herald.