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A Garden of Happiness Grows in East Tremont

Karen Washington has been a driving force in community gardens in the East Tremont Area for over 20 years. Starting with the plot visible from her kitchen window on Prospect Avenue, she created a coalition of gardens throughout the Bronx in an effort to provide affordable healthy food to the community. Through involvement with the community, her ability to communicate effectively with officials and a desire for change in her neighborhood, Karen Washington has been able go beyond food and directly affect the world around her.

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On Webster Avenue, Aftermath of an Attack

On Webster Avenue, Aftermath of an Attack

A Muslim-American baker was beaten on his way to pray last June.

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An Old Warrior Battles Yankee Fever

by Jose Leyva Ramon Jimenez has built his career on building community movements and fighting legal battles on behalf of regular people in the Bronx, from injured construction workers to low-income tenants. But in his 20 years as a lawyer and activist, Jimenez has never faced such a formidable opponent as the New York Yankees. […]

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Who Won the Mayoral Debate?

In the first of two televised debates between the mayoral contenders, Democratic candidate William Thompson hammered away at Republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg´s violation of term limits.

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An Unwitting Pet Sanctuary

by Mamta Badkar You know times are tough when people don´t have enough money to feed their hamsters. Last winter, 11 of the cute, furry rodents were left in a box outside the Petland Discount store on Broadway, the main thoroughfare in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx. Some froze to death before the employees […]

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Visions of Poverty

I have stood inside tin shanties in South Africa, but when I picture poverty, I see Justina Turull’s apartment in the Bronx.

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