Tag Archives: Politics/Government

Reminder to Register
Recordatorio de inscripción

Se les recuerda a los neoyorquinos inscribirse para votar e indicar su afiliación a un partido antes de la fecha límite, este viernes 14 de octubre...
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UC Recap – October 3rd – October 8th

Please do the right thing and watch Ava Duvernay’s 13th documentary on Netflix. The film explores how slavery didn’t really...

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“The right thing to do”
“Era lo correcto por hacer”

Tim Reilly y Mark Massa fueron conmovidos por las noticias. Mientras trabajaban en el Garaje de Autobuses en Kingsbridge el martes, escucharon...
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A clamor for counsel
Clamando auxilio para el inquilino

They want to level the playing field. A large contingent of tenant advocates joined elected officials outside of City Hall on Mon., Sept. 26th to show...
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Synthetic Sensation
Sensación sintética

A skate on the fake might be on the horizon for Highbridge. If Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez had his way, uptown residents would...
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Gun violence condemned after park shooting
Condenada la violencia armada después del tiroteo

One man was killed and another wounded during a midday shooting in Highbridge Park this past Mon., Oct. 3rd. The shooting occurred just...
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Fariña looks to the future
Fariña mira hacia el futuro

By 2026, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña wants 80 percent of the city’s high-schoolers to graduate on time and two-thirds of public school...
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Fairer, for All
Un sistema más justo para todos

Last year, an average of 174 individuals entered our city’s jails every day. That amounts to over 63,000 detainees over the course of a year...
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Waging War for Peace
Guerrilleras por la Paz

Emily Quinn is in charge of caring for the dresses. Throughout the year, she collects and cleans them, and carefully stores one away. In September...
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Probing the policy
Cuestionando la política

In 1988, Barry Gibbs was framed for a murder he did not commit. Threatened into a giving false confession by police officer Louis Eppolito, Gibbs spent...
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Toppling the Tenements
Alto a Airbnb

Un grupo de legisladores estatales está presentando una legislación para acabar con lo que ellos llaman "lugares peligrosos" listados en Airbnb...
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NYS Parks Seeks Police Officer Candidates
Depto. de Parques Estatal busca candidatos para oficiales policiacos

New York State Park Police are seeking candidates interested in a rewarding law enforcement career in the park system. A competitive written...
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Doing it Together
Haciéndolo juntos

With the new school year in full swing, my thoughts turn to those students who have the will to succeed, but not always the resources...
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The Musings of Miranda
Las reflexiones de Miranda

After Lin-Manuel Miranda took his last onstage bow in Hamilton, he came back a few nights later as an audience member...
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Screen Time
Hora de hacerse las pruebas

Cada año, en el estado de Nueva York, más de 15,000 mujeres son diagnosticadas con cáncer de mama. Más de 2,600 mujeres mueren por...
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Project Prominent
Estudiantes Estelares

Sobina Siddique está estudiando para ser ingeniero civil. Ella asiste al City College de Nueva York (CCNY por sus siglas en inglés). El campus...
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Run for the Reprieve
Ayuda, desde ahora

Avance con la amnistía. El Departamento de Finanzas de Nueva York (DOF, por sus siglas en inglés) ha anunciado que está perdonando...
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UC Recap – September 12th – September 17th

This past week we made history again. The results of last Tuesday’s elections proved that Latinos are a force to be reckoned with...

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The Fight at the Fort
La batalla para salvar ARC

Partidarios de ARC dicen que el propietario del edificio está fuera de marca. Una gran manifestación de ciudadanos mayores...
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“Always a gentleman”
“Siempre un caballero”

La oficial Norma Hardy sirvió con Bruce Reynolds en la Terminal de Autobuses de la Autoridad Portuaria cuando era nueva en...
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Lottery deadline looms
Sorteo hacia la ciudadanía

Alejandro Paulino immigrated to the United States a decade ago. The Washington Heights resident became a U.S. citizen on August 26...
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Community News – 09.14.16
Noticias Comunitarias – 09.14.16

Come to Inwood Hill Park on Sun., Sept. 18th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for an adult bike riding class. Organized by...
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Community Award Programs
Programa de Adjudicaciones Comunitarias

The Manhattan Community Award Program (MCAP), through which the office of Borough President Gale Brewer provides funding for...
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At the ready
Inauguración para la fuerza laboral inmigrante

Busque, y lo encontrará. El Departamento de Servicios para Pequeños Negocios de la ciudad (SBS por sus siglas en inglés) ha abierto...
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UC Recap – September 5th – September 10th

I know our motto is “Spread Love It’s The Uptown Way,” but I absolutely abhor Donald Trump. The fact that a xenophobic...

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“Why not us?”
“¿Por qué nosotros no?”

Marisol Alcántara’s New York is under siege. As an organizer for various labor unions, Marisol Alcántara has made a career out of advocating for low-wage, immigrant...
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Pause while Pregnant
Pausa durante el embarazo

No se mueva. Se pide a las mujeres embarazadas de toda la ciudad posponer cualquier plan de viaje durante un año, ya que están emergiendo...
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“It’s time for progressive ideas”
“Es momento de ideas progresistas”

They’re tired. As he has campaigned throughout New York’s 31st State Senate District this summer, Micah Lasher says it’s the refrain...
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“It’s in my DNA to serve”
“Servir está en mi ADN”

For Carmen De La Rosa, working to improve life for Northern Manhattan residents is a very personal mission. “There’s a difference between...
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Care for the Caregivers
Cuidar de los cuidadores

La semana pasada, el alcalde de Blasio convirtió en ley dos iniciativas que llevan avances importantes al apoyo tanto a cuidadores...
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Collect your cash
Recoja su dinero

A million dollars a day- and it's still not enough. Staff from New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s office will attend community events to...
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UC Recap – August 29th – September 3rd

On Monday, August 29th we convened a powerhouse panel to have an honest discussion about race, class and gentrification...

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“I’m fighting to help”
“Lucho por ayudar”

Luis Tejada is a political outsider, which is exactly the way he likes it. A candidate to become State Senator for the 31st District, community activist...
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“We need a new voice”
“Necesitamos una nueva voz”

“It’s time for the community to stand up and vote for change,” said George Fernández. “We need a new voice.” Fernández, as candidate...
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New license launched
Lanzamiento de nueva licencia

It's universal now. A law passed by the City Council in April to create a universal Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC)...
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Grants for the Green
Avanzando lo Verde

A new program funded by Columbia University will provide community groups and nonprofit organizations with grants to bring...
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Community News – 08.31.16
Noticias Comunitarias – 08.31.16

On Fri., Sept. 16th, join The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit for a production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Olivier Award...
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The Right Resources
Recursos para la justicia

Ayudar, de forma gratuita, está a un momento de distancia. El Centro de Justicia para la Protección de las Personas con Necesidades...
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Slack on Salt
Bajando los niveles de sal

Llego la hora de detenerse un poco en la sal. El Departamento de Salud de la ciudad ha anunciado que los niveles de sodio han...
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“We’ve been here for generations”
“Hemos estado aquí por generaciones”

‎Los defensores están pidiendo asequibilidad real. Decenas de defensores de la vivienda se manifestaron el miércoles...
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“Anchors ” Reweigh
Aclamando las “Anclas”

Han estado en el centro de sus comunidades, y ahora están siendo transfundidas con nuevos fondos...
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Call for greater NYPD oversight
Exhortando mayor supervisión del NYPD

Seguir a la fuerza. Un grupo de vigilancia del gobierno ha emitido una propuesta para crear una mayor transparencia...
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“I want to be the one to serve the community”
“Quiero ser quien sirva a la comunidad”

Guillermo Linares cree en el sueño americano. Un inmigrante de la República Dominicana, Linares vino a los Estados...
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Trash Talkers
En la zona

Priorizar lo privado. Un nuevo estudio indica que establecer zonas de recogida de residuos comerciales...
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Imperiled still: Immigration detainees
Todavía en peligro: Inmigrantes detenidos

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will be ending its contracts with private prisons, but watchdog groups point out that the Department of...
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SNAP Scam
Fraude en SNAP

A former employee of the city’s Human Resources Administration (HRA) has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for...
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UC Recap – August 15th – August 20th

There is no denying that things are rapidly changing in our neighborhood. Some may argue that it is...

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Sherman Shot Down
Sherman abatido

Sherman Plaza ha sido derribado. Después de meses de especulación, acaloradas protestas vecinales, una votación retrasada del...
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Oasis in El Barrio
Oasis en El Barrio

Mientras crecía, Matthew Washington visitaba a menudo el Parque White. "Veníamos aquí todo el tiempo", recordó el presidente...
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“You need to build coalitions”
“Necesitan construir coaliciones”

As Robert Jackson stood on a Washington Heights street corner on a recent Friday afternoon, campaigning for State Senate...
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