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What Does It Take to Go from Fat to Fit?

Obesity statistics are on the rise. How effective have Mayor Bloomberg’s health programs been in fighting the Bronx’s latest crisis?

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The Bronx questions Bloomberg’s plans for jobs

Bloomberg said his policies have placed over 4,000 new jobs in the Bronx since 2009. Tell that to the hundreds who lost their jobs when Stella D’Oro shut its doors.

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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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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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