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“Park Committee addresses City Council”



Maria Lugo, Gerry Noriega, and residents from the St. James and Normoyle Park area address the city council to thank District 5 Councilman David Medina, for his efforts in securing funds from the 2012-2017 bond, for improvements to Normoyle Park. ...

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“Park Construction Begins!”



After 10 years of working to bring a park to their neighborhood, construction of the Santa Ana park that Latino Health Access and local moms fought for finally began. ...

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“Park Poor”



Although, Los Angeles is one of the most heavily populated cities in the country, it continues to have a limited amount of parks, especially in underserved communities. Residents of Maywood, a predominantly low-income, Latino neighborhood, suffer disproportionately from obesity and have only 0.6 acres of park per 1,000 residents. ...

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“Mueller neighborhood continues to grow “



In the east central area of Austin, what once use to be the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport, has now become a popular neighborhood designed to promote walking and active living. The community which lays on 700 acres of land features more than 140 acres of park space and an easy to reach farmers market. At completion the Mueller community will contain more than 5,700 homes and of these, 25% will belong to the affordable housing program. ...

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“Meeting with City Hall officials in Amarillo”



At a meeting with city hall officials, BikeTexas representative Fernando Martinez expressed the need for bike lanes and routes surrounding all Amarillo schools. At the time the Amarillo Bike Routes Plan included plans for routes surrounding five elementary schools and one middle ...

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“Minority Groups and Bottlers Team Up in Battles Over Soda”



Another look at how partnerships between big soda companies and non-profits that work with minority groups have influenced some soda regulation ...

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“More Than 100 Parents Join Together to Make New Strides that Improve Student Wellness”



Parental involvement with Parents United for Healthy Schools/Padres Unidos para Escuelas Saludables continues to grow as more parents learn of the healthy changes that are occurring at schools across Chicago. One recent meeting which took place at the National Museum of Mexican Art brought together 100 parents who were interested in campaigning for healthier meals in schools, better physical activity programs, and healthy school fundraisers. ...

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“National Student Ambassador-Fuel Up To Play 60”



Aleyda Sanchez, a student from James Bowie elementary, a Healthy Zone school that participates in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, was recognized at the White House as one of four National Student Ambassadors, during 2012. ...

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“New bridge in Houston’s Fifth Ward will help pedestrians cross railroad tracks”



Students and residents living near the Bringhurst and Hailey Street Roadway crossings can now look forward to a new bridge which will help pedestrians and cyclists cross railroad tracks. Construction for the Bringhurst bridge is scheduled to begin by mid ...

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