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Albanian flag-raising at The Bronx County Building (Photo via Illyria)

First Albanian Flag-Raising in the Bronx

Bronx, Culture, Eastern European November 29, 2018 at 4:48 pm

Illyria covered the first-ever raising of the Albanian flag at The Bronx County Building, in honor of the 106th anniversary of Albanian independence.

Rubén Díaz Jr., borough president of the Bronx (Photo via El Diario)

Rubén Díaz Jr. Will Seek to Be First Latino Mayor in 2021

Bronx, Latino, New York, Politics March 20, 2018 at 5:22 pm

In an interview with El Diario/La Prensa, Rubén Díaz Jr., only weeks into his third term as borough president of the Bronx, confirms he will run for mayor in 2021.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. (far back) presides at hearing on the Jerome Avenue rezoning plan.
(Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

In the Bronx, Complaints About Jerome Ave. Rezoning

Bronx, Business, Housing November 7, 2017 at 2:45 pm

City plans to rezone the Jerome Avenue corridor were challenged at a hearing held by Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., reports Norwood News.

Linda Machuca (middle), consul general of Ecuador in New York, receives goods donated by her compatriots. (Photo by David Ramírez via El Diario)

Supporting Victims of Ecuador Earthquake

Environment, Metro Area, South American April 27, 2016 at 1:23 pm

Groups have formed spontaneously in many parts of the tri-state area to support the Ecuadorean quake victims, El Diario/La Prensa and Reporte Hispano report.

A new billboard in Port Morris dubs the neighborhood the Piano District. (Photo by Muri Assunção via Mott Haven Herald)

#WhatPianoDistrict, Say South Bronx Residents

Bronx, Real Estate November 4, 2015 at 2:40 pm

South Bronx residents are angry about developers’ attempts to rebrand their neighborhood and mock its past troubles, Mott Haven Herald reports.

DR. Demetre Daskalakis, Assistant Commissioner for the New York City Health Department (l), joins Dr. Barry S. Zingman, medical director for Montefiore Medical Center’s AIDS Center, and Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. in announcing an awareness campaign on available treatments for HIV/AIDS.
(Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

‘Share the Night, Not HIV’

Bronx, Health January 14, 2015 at 2:18 pm

At a briefing in the Bronx, the NYC Health Department recently promoted greater awareness of pre- and post-HIV exposure treatment among primary care doctors and patients, Norwood News reports.

According to Census figures, 54.6% of the population of the Bronx is of Latino origin. (Photo by Franklin Ramos via El Diario)

A New Bronx?

Bronx, Business, Housing, Latino November 18, 2014 at 10:27 pm

In the new Bronx, there are new businesses and new developments but there’s still poverty and housing displacement, El Diario reports.

State Sen. Ruben Díaz Sr. with his son Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. (Photo via El Diario)

For Latinos, Political Power in NYC Is a Family Matter

Latino, New York, Politics October 1, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Many Latinos have a career in public office thanks to their families’ political dynasties, El Diario reports.

Abel and Isaac Diaz (Photo by Jennifer Lehman for Voices of NY)

Getting Help at a Citizenship Workshop

Featured Posts, Immigration, Voices' Picks July 21, 2014 at 7:32 pm

Volunteers and legal experts in the Bronx help permanent residents navigate the application process.

The June 24 primary to elect the Democrat candidate for the 13th Congressional District is heating up. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario).

Can Espaillat Beat Rangel the Second Time Around?

Bronx, Dominican, Manhattan, Politics, Revson Covering NYC June 17, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Two years ago, longtime Congressman Charles Rangel survived Adriano Espaillat’s primary challenge. This time, things could be different, reports El Diario/La Prensa in a political analysis.

Margarita Rosario called the appointment of NYC Police Commissioner William J. Bratton “poor judgment.” (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario-La Prensa)

Some Latinos Question Choice for NYPD Commissioner

Government, Latino December 9, 2013 at 5:49 pm

While a number of Latino legislators supported Bill de Blasio’s choice of William J. Bratton as the new police commissioner, community leaders expressed disappointment that first deputy commissioner Rafael Piñeiro was not selected, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Quinn Zooms in on Coveted Latino Vote

Quinn Zooms in on Coveted Latino Vote

Elections 2013, Latino September 9, 2013 at 8:41 pm

With her poll numbers sinking, the mayoral hopeful has been aggressively campaigning in Latino neighborhoods.

Attendees watch performers at the Bronx LGBTQ Pride & Health Fair on July 20 at Crotona Park, one of the events organized by the new Bronx LGBTQ center to promote awareness. (Photo from the Bronx LGBT center via Norwood News)

New Bronx LGBT Center Takes Shape

Bronx, LGBTQ, Social Services August 12, 2013 at 3:08 pm

A new Bronx LGBT center is hoping to fill the lack of a communal space in the borough after the last center shut down over a scandal involving a former executive director, reports Norwood News. The center also comes in response to a rise in reports of violent acts against LGBT people in the Bronx.

Residents at a June 27 meeting at Hostos Community College demanded FreshDirect officials return to answer more questions from the Community Board. (Photo by Joe Hirsch via Mott Haven Herald)

Pollution, Congestion Fears Over FreshDirect’s Move to South Bronx

Bronx, Economy, Environment, Food July 2, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Online grocer FreshDirect’s plans to relocate to Port Morris in the South Bronx has generated opposition from local community members. Passions ran high during the first contact between FreshDirect, South Bronx residents and Community Board 1 at a June 27 meeting, reports the Mott Haven Herald.

State Sen. Jose Serrano, speaking above, was one of the public officials in attendance at the Bronx LGBTQ Center's press conference to address the recent spike of hate crimes against the community. (Photo via YouTube video of Serrano speaking)

Bronx LGBT Community Fights Against Hate, for Embattled Pride Center

Bronx, Government, In the News, LGBTQ, Media June 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm

After a tough year, the newly reopened Bronx Community Pride Center held its first press conference where local officials and advocates discussed the recent spike in violence against the community, reports Hunts Point Express.