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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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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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