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My Thoughts On Ferguson? Expressed Quite Well By A Friends Post On FB

I normally would be writing something on what is presently happening in Ferguson, Missiouri at the heals of the Grand Jury’s decision. However, I am still numb from that decision (not that I was expecting anything different, but I’m an optimist) and I am presently overwhelmed with several of the actions taking place here in our own city and state.

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A Musical Experience You Might Never Forget

My friend and neighbor, Dayramir Gonzalez will be performing two concerts just in time for the Xmas holidays. The few of you who have already had the pleasure of hearing this developing genius at the keyboards will undoubtedly be interested in attending one, or both of the following performances. For those of you who have yet to hear this incredible …

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A Feel Good Event That Benefitted The Community

Last Friday, two South Bronx organizations teamed up for a Puerto Rican Heritage Month event to benefit all parties, but most important to bring some love to the community with a feel good film for all ages. Pregones Theater and Latino Sports, two organizations doing incredible work with both, culture and sports organized the Bronx premiere of the animation film, …

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Another Bronx Issue Pits Community Against Each Other

On Monday several hundred people from all ranks, majority Bronx residents packed a Hostos Community College auditorium to express their opinion at the Empire State Development’s Public Hearing on whether to grant Fresh Direct corporation a $9million dollar grant and $1 million dollar loan for their relocation to the South Bronx.

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Details On Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito

Many folks are still wondering, who is Melissa Mark-Viverito? How did she go from a Puerto Rico raised middle class young woman to an El Barrio Councilperson who narrowly won her third term with 35% of the vote in a three way race (her district was redistricted with approximately 50% added to the Bronx), to then become the second most …

Progressive Politics: The New Popular Word in Politics

The word progressive has been heard more in this past mayoral race than any other I can remember. The fact is that after over two decades of republican mayor’s, one with Giuliani who was to the right of the Republican Party did more to divide the city than any other mayor. Then we got Bloomberg (who switched parties) a multi …

Fresh Direct Is Still Not: A Done Deal

Though Fresh Direct recently won a court decision that had all of its supporters doing victory laps, the reality is that this is NOT A DONE DEAL. The following explains additional hurdles that Fresh Direct has to overcome before they can start digging for their now facility in the South Bronx (AKA asthma alley).