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Politicians work to fight undercount of Bronx Census

Bronx politicians are actively involved in making sure the population of the borough is not undercounted in the 2010 U.S. Census. An accurate count can ensure much needed federal and state funding for local services, so Bronx politicians are working hard to make sure their community stands up to be counted.

“This is our opportunity to show how much the Bronx has grown and changed over the last decade,” said Congressman José E. Serrano. “The Bronx has historically suffered from a large undercount, and lost out on federal funds as a result.”

During the 2000 Census, 56% of Bronx residents responded, according to the Census Bureau. This was slightly more than the city overall (55%) but well below the national response rate of 67%. Read more..

 

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News 12 The Bronx Celebrates 10 Years Of Local News Coverage

News 12 The Bronx Celebrates 10 Years Of Local News Coverage

The borough’s first and only dedicated news channel marks its 10th year on cable television; The cable-exclusive channel made its debut in 1998 as the first 24-hour local news channel completely dedicated to covering news of the Bronx.

Bronx, NY (PRWEB) June 30, 2008 — News 12 the Bronx is celebrating 10 years as the first 24-hour local news channel completely dedicated to covering news of the Bronx. The cable-exclusive channel began bringing local news to the borough of the Bronx in 1998. Ten years later, News 12 continues to serve the Bronx community with its 24-hour news channel, and has expanded to multiple distribution platforms including an on-demand channel (News 12 Interactive, channel 612 on iO TV), a cell phone service (News 12 to Go), and on the world-wide-web (www.news12.com). All services are provided at no additional cost to Cablevision subscribers.

“It was a very easy decision to start up a News 12 franchise in the Bronx”, said Patrick Dolan, President of News 12 Networks. “It was clear that Bronx residents were interested in news coverage that reflected the borough they were so proud to call their own. Most news coverage in the area up to that point was focused on crime stories. When News 12 the Bronx launched and showed the real people of the Bronx on television - from the teachers to the firemen to the community leaders and more - we were embraced. We’re proud of our involvement in this incredible area.”

“The Bronx is an interesting place to live and work. It’s diverse. It’s dynamic. It has a wonderful sense of community,” said Leesa Dillon, News Director of News 12 the Bronx. “News 12’s commitment is to provide fair and unbiased coverage of the news that the residents of the Bronx need and want to know. It’s been so for the last 10 years and will continue to be so into the future ”

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