Month: January 2019

The city’s new health plan: What do I need to know?
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The city’s new health plan: What do I need to know?

In early January, Mayor Bill DeBlasio came to Lincoln Medical Center to announce the rollout of a NYC Care, a new healthcare initiative he said will help 600,000 currently uninsured New Yorkers get medical care when it is rolled out in the Bronx later this year.

Latino parents want robust anti-bullying measures in schools
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Latino parents want robust anti-bullying measures in schools

A group of parents of Mott Haven school children is calling for the creation of a Culturally Responsive Curriculum to highlight the achievements of indigenous cultures across Latin America, and also highlights the contributions of African-American, Asian, and Native American cultures.

NYPD’s arrest of activist shrouded in mystery
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NYPD’s arrest of activist shrouded in mystery

The co-owner of La Morada Mexican restaurant on Willis Avenue and her lawyer say she was unlawfully detained by undercover NYPD detectives last Friday evening after they saw her videotaping an alleged sting operation next door. 

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Latina entrepreneurs open paralegal firm

“Showing clients that we are here to listen is essential,” said Swannie Batista. Sixty-eight percent of Mott Haven residents are Hispanic, leading her to conclude there was a need for Spanish speaking paralegals.

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