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Got rep? Latinos Call for More Representation on Community Board 11

According to a recent census report, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, and Dominicans represent 52% of the population in East Harlem. (Considering the large presence of undocumented Spanish-speaking immigrants in the neighborhood, the percentage of Hispanics is probably more.) Despite such high numbers, local stakeholders report that less than one-third of Community Board 11 members are Latino.…

Marie Dickson: The Eastern Star of Community Board 11

East Harlem mourned the loss of veteran community advocate Eulalia “Marie” Dickson, who died January 5 at the age of 83. Hundreds of local residents, friends, and colleagues of Ms Dickson attended a viewing held January 11 at the Johnstone Funeral Chapel in East Harlem. The service was presided over by Father Mario Guarino and…

Julia de Burgos Remembered

On Friday, October 27, 2006, Iris Consuelo Burgos unveiled an historic mosaic by artist Manny Vega honoring her sister, Julia de Burgos, the revered Boricua poet. The ceremony took place in the heart of East Harlem’s “Cultural Corridor” on the northeast corner of Lexington Avenue and East 106th Street. The mosaic initiative was organized by…