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MAYOR DE BLASIO SIGNS LANDMARK LEGISLATION TO REFORM COMMERCIAL WASTE COLLECTION INDUSTRY at El Puente

El Puente hosted the signing of  Landmark Legislation to reform the Commercial Waste Collection Industry. The historic and groundbreaking commercial waste zones bill was championed by Councilmember Antonio Reynoso and received unwavering support from Mayor Bill de Blasio. El Puente was chosen as the host site because of its nationally recognized environmental justice legacy and…

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YMCA Youth & Government Mock Legislature

In November, 10- 8th grade students were able to participate in the YMCA Youth & Government Mock Legislature in Albany, where they got to present bills and learn how bills get passed. We presented two bills, universal healthcare for all under 18 and a further expansion on single-use plastics in stores. We are happy to…

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El Puente Honored at RAICES Gala

We are proud to announce that our dearest founder, Luis Garden Acosta, was honored this May by RAICES at their gala. The award was accepted by our own Dr. Frances Lucerna, Co-founder & Executive Director. The presentation included these lovely words by Lisette Sosa-Dickson, the Executive Director of the Spanish Speaking Elderly Council – RAICES: Luis…

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