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The Bell Ringers

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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Ever wonder who those guys are on street corners ringing bells for the good of charity? Steve Myers, 24, is one of those guys. Myers and the trio of Salvation Army bell ringers raise money at the corner of 42nd street and Park Avenue right outside Grand Central Terminal. The Bell Ringers from Vishal Persaud […]

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Top five worst things about the holidays

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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1. Decadent Decorations:: Why can’t everything look this good year round? Why do we have to decorate everything just so it looks nice this time of year? Think about all the extra time, money and effort put into making things look extra nice this time of year. The sheer decadence of all the department stores […]

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Veterans face tough ultimatum

Posted on 02. Dec, 2009 by .

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On paper, it sounded like great program for veterans in the South Bronx: affordable apartments, utilities included, in a brand new housing complex on Jackson Avenue in the Bronx. Richard Levine, 61, jumped at the opportunity to rent one room in a three-bedroom apartment at the complex. He and two other vets split the apartment’s […]

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The Community Activist

Posted on 02. Dec, 2009 by .

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Anna Vincenty didn’t begin her career in community organizing. For years, she worked as a private investigator for foreign banks, the bank she worked for laid her off. When she began to take computer classes on 149th street, a long time friend suggested she come back to the old neighborhood and work for Nos Quedamos, […]

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Pacquiao vs. Mayweather: This Generation's Ali vs. Frazier?

Posted on 28. Nov, 2009 by .

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Could it be another “Thrilla in Manila”? This time though, one of the contenders would actually be from the Philippines. After Manny Pacquiao won the WBO welterweight championship from Miguel Cotto two weeks ago, fans and commentators predicted a Pacquiao-Mayweather showdown in the coming months. And those predictions might actually become a reality, as some […]

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In the South Bronx, Kale is Vegetable of the Evening

Posted on 19. Nov, 2009 by .

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Rising obesity, health disease and diabetes rates in the South Bronx have led to programs that encourage healthier lifestyle choices. The cooking class in this video is just one of the new options the South Bronx Food Co-op offers to combat these health concerns. The co-op also offers yoga classes and will offer nutrition classes […]

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Concrete Plant Park opens after long community struggle

Posted on 09. Nov, 2009 by .

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Nearly 10 years since their fight to restore a plot of land along the Bronx River, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice along with The Point and the Southern Bronx River Watershed Alliance, finally rejoiced as their efforts developed into what is now known as Concrete Plant Park. A ribbon cutting ceremony on October 30th […]

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Yankees Win 2009 World Series

Posted on 05. Nov, 2009 by .

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The New York Yankees captured their 27th World Championship last night in the Bronx, defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3. Hideki Matsui came up big for his team with six RBI as the Yankees coasted to another postseason victory. The duo of Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira won their first World Series, helping the Yankees win […]

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Healthy eating in the South Bronx

Posted on 25. Oct, 2009 by .

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Two large eggplants bought from the South Bronx Food Cooperative laid on small wooden cutting boards for an intimate cooking lesson in a community room just across the street. The class began with its instructor and five members all talking about when they last had eggplant in a dish, be it healthy or not. “I’ve […]

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A-Rod, the new Mr. October?

Posted on 19. Oct, 2009 by .

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One word: clutch. After years of dismal performances in the postseason, Yankees third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, came up big for his team on Saturday night with a home run in the bottom of the 11th inning in game 2 of the American league championship series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Rodriguez is certainly […]

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