Saturday, 19 April 2014

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Pop Star Rocks for Ukraine at Women’s Summit

Pop Star Rocks for Ukraine at Women’s Summit

Ukrainian pop star Ruslana, appearing recently in New York, asked her audience to support freedom by lighting up their cell phones, Ukrainian Weekly reports.

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Bill de Blasio Marks Greek Independence Day

Bill de Blasio Marks Greek Independence Day

Mayor Bill de Blasio praised the Greek contributions in the United States at a Gracie Mansion reception on April 3 marking Greek Independence Day, according to reports in the National Herald and Greek News.

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Marking Norway’s Constitution in Brooklyn

Marking Norway’s Constitution in Brooklyn

Celebrants will come from far away to march in and observe the Norwegian-American 17th of May Parade, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

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Opinion: Bidding Farewell to Irish Dominance in the FDNY

Opinion: Bidding Farewell to Irish Dominance in the FDNY

An opinion piece in Irish Central says it is "rightfully so" that doors will open for firefighters of color, while at the same time, recalls the historic relationship between the department and the Irish community.

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Does St. Patrick’s Day Parade Discriminate?

Does St. Patrick’s Day Parade Discriminate?

In dueling essays on Irish Central, two commentators argue over whether the Fifth Avenue St. Patrick's Day Parade discriminates against gays.

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Italian Character Remains in Changing Belmont Area

Italian Character Remains in Changing Belmont Area

The Belmont BID promotes the Italian traditions of a Bronx neighborhood that is now largely Mexican and Albanian, Norwood News reports.

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Remembering the Harlem Hellfighters of WWI

Remembering the Harlem Hellfighters of WWI

A retired major general fights to preserve the story of the American army’s first African-American unit in World War I, reports French Morning.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade Goes It Alone

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Goes It Alone

An assessment by Irish Voice of the city's biggest parades finds that in barring visible expressions of gay pride, the St. Patrick's Day parade remains the sole outlier.

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After 45 Years, Norwood’s Irish Pub Still Standing

After 45 Years, Norwood’s Irish Pub Still Standing

Michael Prendergast Jr. tells the Bronx Times about the Jolly Tinker's heyday, when it was a meeting place for new Irish immigrants.

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Opinion: Irish Americans Shouldn’t Ignore Undocumented Latinos’ Plight

Opinion: Irish Americans Shouldn’t Ignore Undocumented Latinos’ Plight

Irish Americans who have known discrimination should be attuned to the prejudice and problems that undocumented Latinos face, Cahir O'Doherty writes in an opinion column in Irish Central.

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French Expats Kick Off Sports Bar Search Engine

French Expats Kick Off Sports Bar Search Engine

The new website lists local sports bars broadcasting hard-to-find games.

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