Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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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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Mexicans in NY Come Together on Facebook

Mexicans in NY Come Together on Facebook

Spelling and soccer are just some of the topics discussed on a Facebook page created to bring together Mexicans in the city, reports Diario de Mexico.

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Celebrating Colombia’s Independence in Queens

Celebrating Colombia’s Independence in Queens

Traditional music and dance marked the festivities in Queens.

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Trust, Lies and Public Housing in Chinatown

Trust, Lies and Public Housing in Chinatown

A Chinatown man suffering from kidney disease says he got pulled into a fraudulent scheme to take "fees" from individuals seeking apartments in public housing, according to Sing Tao Daily.

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Fighting for Immigrants in NJ

Fighting for Immigrants in NJ

After advocating for his father, social organizer Christian Zamudio began working to help families facing deportation, Diario de Mexico reports.

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Baby do Brasil Debuts in New York

Baby do Brasil Debuts in New York

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

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Strength through Samosas

Strength through Samosas

A Bangladeshi women's workers cooperative based in East Harlem is selling samosas to local businesses to economically empower its members, reports Open City.

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Giglio Feast Celebrated in Williamsburg

Giglio Feast Celebrated in Williamsburg

Home Reporter writes about celebrants honoring the memory of St. Paulinus with the Italian Giglio Feast in Brooklyn.

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Male Garlic, Other Talismans, Carried for Luck

Male Garlic, Other Talismans, Carried for Luck

In New Jersey, traditional Mexican talismans and religious objects appeal to Latinos seeking good luck, Diario de Mexico reports.

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