Thursday, 24 July 2014

Getting Help at a Citizenship Workshop

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

Celebrating Colombia’s Independence in Queens

Traditional music and dance marked the festivities.

Baby do Brasil Debuts in New York

The singer, who revolutionized Brazilian music in the 1970s, found religion and freed her style.

Getting the Data on a Damaging Virus

City Council members want the health department to provide annual reporting on hepatitis B and C viruses.

An Interfaith Iftar in New York

Jews, Christians, Buddhists, and Muslims shared the dinner that breaks the daytime fast Muslims observe during Ramadan.

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Bridging the Digital Divide in NYC

Bridging the Digital Divide in NYC

Internet access is highly variable across the city, City Limits reports.

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‘Little Colombia’ Needs Representation

‘Little Colombia’ Needs Representation

Colombians, 1.5 million strong in the tri-state area, have little representation and are fractured as a community. Some leaders are trying to change that, El Diario reports.

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Summer Brings Fresh Produce to Northern Neighborhoods

Summer Brings Fresh Produce to Northern Neighborhoods

Vendors populate the streets of Upper Manhattan and the Bronx, bringing fruits and vegetables to neighborhoods often without access to fresh produce.

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Denouncing Mosque Attacks in Brooklyn

Denouncing Mosque Attacks in Brooklyn

A coalition of Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders gathered to condemn attacks that occurred in Brooklyn over the weekend, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

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Honduran Girl’s Struggle to Get to NYC

Honduran Girl’s Struggle to Get to NYC

A little girl arrived in NYC recently, as have thousands of minors from Central America, El Diario reports. She hopes to not be deported.

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First Chinese Endorsed for Leadership in Brooklyn

First Chinese Endorsed for Leadership in Brooklyn

If Nancy Tong, a community liaison in Bensonhurst, wins the post of female Democratic district leader in the 47th State Assembly District, she will be the first Chinese Democratic leader in the borough, Sing Tao Daily reports.

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Tish James Talks Astoria Waterfront Development

Tish James Talks Astoria Waterfront Development

Public Advocate Letitia James met with Council member Costa Constantinides to discuss development along the Astoria waterfront.

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For Literacy Classes, City Sends Some to Libraries

For Literacy Classes, City Sends Some to Libraries

Teachers say that the city is turning away some adult students with low literacy levels, Chalkbeat reports.

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Hepatitis B Awareness Week Kicks Off in NYC

Hepatitis B Awareness Week Kicks Off in NYC

City Council members Margaret Chin and Peter Koo announced NYC Hepatitis B Awareness Week in front of City Hall, The Lo-Down reports.

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French Ham Cracks US Market

French Ham Cracks US Market

The ban on the import of Bayonne ham from France into the U.S. has been lifted, but the foie gras remains banned in California, France-Amérique reports, and lawyers hope to overturn that ban as unconstitutional.

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Memorial for African Burial Ground Set for East Harlem

Memorial for African Burial Ground Set for East Harlem

The memorial will replace a city bus depot that was slated for renovation, according to an article in Amsterdam News which traces the history of the site to the mid-1600s.

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