Run2Live, Jackson family donates gifts to Astor children at P.S. 352 - Bronx Times

12/31/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

Children at Astor Services and Families’ program at P.S. 352 got gifts in time for the holiday season on Tuesday, December 20. The giveaway, now in its seventh year, came courtesy of Run2Live Foundation and Stephen Jackson and his family. About 40 children received gifts in an effort to show the children that the world cares about them and to...

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Christmas House Tour Raised More than $23K - Hudson Valley Press Online

12/28/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

GOSHEN – Close to 400 guests were warmly welcomed into eight private Goshen houses and two bonus locations for a sneak peak at their holiday finery for Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan’s 2nd annual Goshen Christmas House Tour. More than $23,000 was raised in support of the non-profit’s mission to provide help and...

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A Dream That Survived Life in a War Zone and Life on the Streets - New York Times

12/25/2016  |  New York Times Neediest Cases  |  Share

Idi Diallo started playing soccer when he was 5, living in a small Ivory Coast village, kicking a ball on his family farm through two rocks that served as the goal. Even as he played, he could see troops fighting in the distance and hear gunfire ringing out in the civil wars that raged through his childhood.

He practiced every day,...

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Brothers Holding Up Each Other, in the Wake of a Crushing Loss - New York Times

12/24/2016  |  New York Times Neediest Cases  |  Share

The brothers enjoy their endless little debates. They could be over something of importance, but then again, maybe not. Just the other week, they got at it over how many Batman movies there had been. Why, obviously there had been four, according to Andre Steinberg. What is wrong with you, there were seven, Jamal Perry insisted.

They...

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Fewer Newburgh shops licensed to sell tobacco - Record Online

12/19/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

CITY OF NEWBURGH - Fewer stores have been licensed by Newburgh to sell cigarettes and other tobacco products this year under a law the City Council passed in January 2015 at the urging of anti-smoking advocates.

Newburgh approved 27 licenses out of 43 applications in 2015, according to the city.

This year, out of 23 applications,...

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Three Honored for Making a Difference at Cardinal’s Christmas Luncheon - Catholic New York

12/09/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

The 71st annual Cardinal’s Christmas Luncheon celebrated the Christmas season and the work being done to assist and create hope for New Yorkers in need.

Whitney and Clarke Murphy and Cathy Martine-Dolecki were honored for making a difference at the Dec. 5 event organized by the archdiocese’s Catholic Charities and the Ladies of Charity...

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NY AG issues fraud alert for immigrant scams since election - Times Ledger

12/06/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

In light of increased fear and anxiety in immigrant communities as a result of the current political climate, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a fraud alert last week warning immigrants to be aware of potential scammers offering immigration services.

Immigration fraud affects large segments of communities with foreign-born...

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Happy to Do Homework After a Long Journey From Guatemala

12/04/2016  |  News Articles  |  Share

A tumbledown home with a tin roof high in the mountains of Guatemala had no electricity or beds, only tattered clothing and rationed food. At breakfast, Alex Chan and his three siblings shared a single egg, split into quarters. At night, they went to bed hungry as they waited in fear of their father.

Beatings began without warning. Once...

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Raising 2 Young Children by Herself, in a Space That Feels Not Big Enough

12/01/2016  |  New York Times Neediest Cases  |  Share

In her cramped apartment in Upper Manhattan, Paola Infante cooked chicken and rice on a gas stove, stirring the meal as she kept an eye on her daughter, Geraliz, racing around the room. Each time the girl came near the flames and kitchen knives, Ms. Infante used her body to gently push her away.

Geraliz, who is 4 and has autism,...

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