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Samaná’s Destiny

Hostos features photos of Samaná, a lush beach in the Dominican Republic.

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In Marble Hill, an Oasis Amid a Food Desert

Sarah Shaikh, community outreach organizer for Schervier Nursing Care Facility, isn’t pleased with the healthy options for the residents of the West Bronx neighborhood of Marble Hill.

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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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Vanishing Post Offices

The US Postal Service slated seven post offices in the Bronx for closure; Crotona Park Station Post Office along with Botanical, Clason Point, Hillside, Melcourt, Oak Point, and Van Nest post offices.

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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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Hunts Point Celebrates the Folked and the BAAD

It´s hard to imagine that too many South Bronx neighborhoods are staging cultural events that look and sound like BlakTino, a series of performances that interweave the cultures of African-Americans, Latinos and gay New Yorkers.

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