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Puerto Rico rocked by major earthquakes | Bronx Free Press

A series of strong earthquakes – and aftershocks – shook Puerto Rico this week, killing one person and leaving much of the island without power or water. The largest of these is a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck about…

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Fair Fares enrollment to begin in January | Bronx Free Press

Get on the roll to ride. The city will launch an open enrollment period for its long-awaited Fair Fares program on January 27. All eligible New Yorkers at or below the federal poverty line who don’t have discounted transportation…

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Shop Right | Bronx Free Press

By Gregg McQueen La Borinqueña, the young female Puerto Rican heroine, has been the star of a series of graphic novels since 2016. Now her fans can purchase an array of new merchandise inspired by the character, with proceeds…

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Increase in emergency food needs | Bronx Free Press

This chill is not cool. Fear over the “public charge” rule is creating a “chilling effect” and threats to federal programs are sending more people to the emergency food network, according to a new report released by the Food…

Do More Than Legalize | Bronx Free Press

By Raybblin Vargas   New Yorkers are expecting marijuana to get legalized this upcoming legislative session, a possibility that finally felt within reach after a bill sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger and Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes last year…

Brides on Broadway | Bronx Free Press

By Gregg McQueen Visions in veils – and clear-eyed. Marching and chanting, the women in white strode down Grand Concourse on Thurs., Sept. 26, their veils and long trains trailing behind them. They donned the formal wedding dresses in…

NYS expands marijuana decriminalization | Bronx Free Press

Though time ran out on the state legislature to pass marijuana legalization, lawmakers reached an agreement to further decriminalize the drug before the legislative session expired. The State Senate and Assembly passed a bill on June 20 that would…

Justice for Mya | Bronx Free Press

By Gregg McQueen Bullied to the end. Parents of a Bronx high schooler who committed suicide after enduring bullying and sexual abuse have sued the city’s Department of Education (DOE), alleging that school officials knew about the abuse but…

A closer look at hunger on campus | Bronx Free Press

By Gregg McQueen   Kassandra Montes has to mind her meals. The Lehman College senior typically doesn’t eat breakfast and often skips dinner. The majority of the money she earns from two part-time jobs goes to pay for tuition…