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VIP subway rider snores his way home

Posted on 11. Dec, 2009 by .

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The Bronx-bound number one train one was filled to the brim, with many passengers standing. But that did not stop this rider from setting up a bedroom on the train, taking an entire long roll of seats meant for five passengers to himself.

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From CAB to BronxWorks

Posted on 09. Dec, 2009 by .

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The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), one of the nonprofit organizations in New York City and the recipient of a 2009 New York Times Nonprofit Excellence Award, has changed its name. A statement by its development director, Ken Small, said the 37-year-old non-profit will now be known as BronxWorks to reflect its geographical location and the […]

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Protesters demand boycott of Chinese government-owned restaurants

Posted on 03. Dec, 2009 by .

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Former employees of a restaurant chain owned by the Chinese government on Wednesday staged a protest to pressurize the restaurant’s management to comply with the October judgment of the U. S. District Court asking it to stop violating U.S. labor laws. Some employees, who worked at Wu Liang Ye’s two locations at 39th and 86 […]

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A cultural extravaganza

Posted on 02. Dec, 2009 by .

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The event was organized by the management of International House, a residential facility which houses 700 graduate students in New York, to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the West African sub-region. And for the about two hours that the show lasted on Friday, Nov. 22, there was no dull moment. Residents, who had engaged […]

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Groaning Under Unemployment in the Bronx

Posted on 28. Nov, 2009 by .

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“What government should know is that a lot of people are starving. If they do nothing drastic, they are only encouraging people like us to return to crime.”

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Helping kids from poor neighborhood

Posted on 11. Nov, 2009 by .

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A tutorial program to help kids from poor neighborhood is the focus of an annual program fair recently organized by the International House, New York. International House is a residential facility for international graduate students studying in various universities in New York. Volunteering is one of the core traditions of the House and every year […]

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Defying the recession

Posted on 02. Nov, 2009 by .

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Fred Silverman, a merchant who sells cement, iron rods and other building materials, rarely has a moment to sit down much less grant an interview. One recent sunny Wednesday afternoon was hardly any different and that’s because Silverman’s shop, neighbors say, is one of the most patronized in the community district 5 area of the […]

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Where West Africans lick fingers in the Bronx

Posted on 18. Oct, 2009 by .

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The atmosphere in the eatery, which advertises itself as a place where “food sticks to your soul,” was lively that sunny Sunday afternoon. And the ambience/, made deliberately African, was inviting. The sweet aroma of jollof rice, wachei, pounded yam, fufu and other varieties of West African delicacies was thick in the air, assaulting your […]

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Nigeria's day in New York

Posted on 09. Oct, 2009 by .

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In commemoration of their country’s 49th independence anniversary, Nigerians in the United States recently converged on New York for a three-day celebration. The celebration climaxed on Saturday, October 3, with a carnival, which saw thousands of excited Nigerians and their friends showcasing the country’s rich costumes and marching through the streets of New York, waving […]

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