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Another Betances Reveal: Sunday’s Main Act

The last day of Festival Betances, Sunday July 17th, we will be presenting a salsa band from New York, made up of 8 musicians, that live up to their name 8 y Más (8 and More), with their music they fill the stage and sound as if a full orchestra …

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Another Big Reveal! Interview with Festival Betances Main Saturday Act

Jesus Pagán is a Puerto Rican singer who has always felt close the salsa genre. Throughout his career which started in 1998, he has been part of the chorus or percussionist for some of the greatest of salsa, the likes of Rubén Blades. He decided to branch off on his …

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Leaders in Diversity: Vanessa Calderón-Rosado Makes Community Impact

The Boston Business Journal has published an article about our CEO, Dr. Vanessa Calderón-Rosado. Education: Bachelor’s degree in education, University of Puerto Rico, 1986; master’s degree in speech language pathology, 1989; master’s degree in public policy, University of Massachusetts Boston, 1996; doctorate in public policy, Mass Boston, 2000. Residence: Milton …

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Community Success: Senior Resource Fair

Last week, our community seniors had the chance to learn about all the assistance and benefits available to them during IBA’s resource fair held in partnership with Caregiver Homes. Caregiver Homes is a MassHealth program which provides support to family caregivers. A multitude of city organizations and private initiatives attended …

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Celebrating 10 Years of One Hood Unity

Friendly faces smile widely at the camera, as each teen holds up one finger — a symbol of One Hood unity. They pose for their family members and friends who are taking pictures to immortalize the moment and feeling. Young people from the Villa Park neighborhood joke with others from …

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Playing Tango, as Far as Life Allows it: Pablo Ziegler

It is with great pleasure that IBA hosted this memorable concert, featuring two of the greatest maestros of tango: Pablo Ziegler accompanied by special guest Claudio Ragazzi. Ziegler comes from a classical background with an affinity for jazz which he learned from the father of Nuevo Tango himself, Astor Piazzolla. …

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Giving Needed Assistance and Benefits to our Residents

During the course of our 50 years, IBA- Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, has been at the forefront of the fight towards equality. We believe that every individual is deserving of a high quality of life and it is our mission to advocate for those rights. This is why our Resident …

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Portraits of a Young Artist’s Journey

Capturing the human experience on canvas has always been a driving force in the art world. There is something about depicting human emotion that mesmerizes observers and artists alike. Each of Isabella Mellado’s strokes on the canvas are painted with this sole purpose, capturing emotion. Every face painted portrays an …

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Inspiring to Create, A Latino Photographer from Villa Victoria

Artist Pedro Cruz let’s the familiar city environment guide his pieces. He creates poems, prose, paintings, and what he is most well known for: photography. Cruz describes himself as a “city kid,” born and raised in our own Villa Victoria. “Spanish is my parents’ first language, I’m a first generation …

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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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