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Protestors hold their sign at the Don't Stop Possible education rally on Foley Square Oct. 2

Bronx charter students and parents rally in Manhattan against failing public schools

Bronx charter school parents, teachers and students joined Manhattan pro-charter rally Oct. 2 calling for “Great Schools.” Public school parents greeted protesters with accusations that the rally’s funders were hedge fund tycoons.

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Grassroots Groups Rally for Open Discovery

More than 50 people rallied outside the Bronx Supreme Court on Monday morning, demanding changes to New York state law that, they claim, would make the judicial process more just and efficient.

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With Few Watching, Assembly Race Nears Finish Line

Severe political disengagement in this district has allowed an intriguing race for state office to be met largely with shrugs.

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Parks department officials announce water safety measures following drownings in the Bronx

New York Parks Department officials unveiled new safety measures for more than fifty city-wide boat launches on Friday.

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Bronx Voters Flocked to the Polls in Spite of Sandy

Flooded basements and last-minute polling site changes did not seem to deter Bronx voters from going to the polls.

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Three Bronx Polling Locations Changed Due to Sandy

Three polling locations in the Bronx have changed due to Superstorm Sandy, the Board of Elections in the City of New York announced. Residents originally stationed to vote at Locust Point Civic Hall, 4400 Locust Point Drive, will now go to the MTA Throggs Neck Parking Lot, 4260 Throggs Neck Expressway. Voters headed to PS […]

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Nov. 6 Election May Determine the Future for Young Bronx Immigrants

If Obama wins, Mexican immigrants like Resendiz who were brought as children without papers to America, may apply for college scholarships and a green card. If Romney wins, they may face eventual deportation.

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From Albanian Roots to an Albany Job: Mark Gjonaj’s Long Trail to the Assembly

Assembly candidate Mark Gjonaj came from humble beginnings and will most likely be the first Albanian-American in the New York State Assembly.

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