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Culture

Latino New Year’s Eve Traditions you Need to do this Year

New Year’s Eve is a day when most Latino households become a little superstitious, and we love it. Whether we are trying to eat 12 grapes in 12 seconds during the final countdown, or burning imaginary people made of straw, our rituals never cease to amuse and delight us. The …

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Editorial

2015 a Year of Progress for our City

As the year comes to an end we wanted to take a moment to reflect on all the advances that we have made as a city, ranging from housing, to education, workforce development, and more. At IBA, we strive to provide affordable housing for our community, we consider it the …

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CulturePeople

Warming up the Holidays with IBA’s Tree Lighting

Every year our community gathers around Plaza Betances for our Tree Lighting and comes together to enjoy traditional Puerto Rican parrandas, a staple of the holidays, light a beautiful big tree, and of course Santa is always invited and comes with presents for the little ones. This time the celebration …

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Affordable Housing

Helping Boston Get 53,000 New Housing Units

Last year, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh set an ambitious goal for housing in the City of Boston. His initiative, Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030 set a goal of adding 53,000 new units in 16 years. The plan laid out specific benchmarks for a variety of housing types, including …

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Editorial

This Giving Tuesday Light up the Orgullo at the Villa

Orgullo (pride) is a powerful thing. Orgullo can empower individuals to do great things in life. To feel orgullo, we need to believe first in ourselves and that is where the magic starts to happen. In the 60’s, this sense of pride led a group of Puerto Ricans to fight …

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