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A celebration of Mexican Independence Day attracted 500 people, and marked the first public display of ethnic pride for the neighborhood’s growing Mexican population.
Two state senators and an Assemblyman announced their support for laid off workers at a Mott Haven car wash on Nov. 16, as the employees continued to strike to get their jobs back.
Melrose landmark has welcomed immigrants for over a century Chants of “Hallelujah, Hallelujah,” echoed through the ornate gothic chapel at the heart of Immaculate Conception Church on East 150th St. in Melrose. Unofficially ordained “The Cathedral of the Bronx” by congregation members, the Roman Catholic church celebrated 125 years of community service on Nov. 11. […]
Although some people in the US without legal status will benefit from a recent change in immigration policy, reform advocates argue it’s not nearly enough.
The “No Child Left Behind” Act, established by the Bush administration in 2002, stated that all students should have equal access to a high quality education. But in the Bronx, where the number of residents who speak English “not well” or “not at all” has risen by about 15 percent to over 312,000 since 1990, language is a significant barrier to achieving that goal.