September 2, 2016
Q: My husband's best friend is getting married and has planned a bachelor party in the Dominican Republic. I asked if I could come too and he said it was for men only. I don't want to be a b---- but I'm upset that he would go without me. We can't really afford it and we have a baby coming later this year. What should I do? Tell him he can't go? Steve: Find out precisely what he's got planned for the party. Then discuss it with your husband. It could be hoary nightmare, if you get my drift, and if he goes for it, you've got a big problem with a baby on the way. Mia: You're right to be concerned.
August 22, 2016 |
On Friday, Hector Neris appeared in his 62nd game. It was his easiest yet. He threw five pitches, four of them splitters, and retired the Cardinals in order. The 27-year-old Dominican, who could not carve out a regular role in a big-league bullpen before 2016 and was one of the last additions to the roster when spring training concluded, leads the league in appearances. When informed of that Saturday, his eyes widened. "I did not know that," Neris said. "That is surprising. " Neris, known as one of the happiest men in the room, laughed.
August 10, 2016
President Obama has been very critical of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's threat to arrest and send home millions of undocumented immigrants, but his administration has said little about a deplorable deportation program affecting Dominican-born Haitians, the largest stateless population in the Western Hemisphere. In 2010, the Dominican Republic amended its constitution to deny citizenship to anyone born in the country who didn't have at least one parent who was born there too. Overnight, 200,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent were stripped of citizenship.
July 15, 2016 |
Not surprisingly, Jairo Munoz was scared to death. It was late April, and he felt that telltale twinge of pain in his right elbow after throwing a pitch. Then his arm went dead, and his fastball did, too, and the dismal possibilities scrolled through his mind: that he might have torn a ligament or a tendon, that he might need Tommy John surgery, that his pro baseball career might be finished, that he might have to return to the Dominican Republic and to a life with little hope. And all of this happened just four weeks after a lightning bolt struck the house in which he used to live - the bedroom in which he used to sleep - and burned it to the ground.
May 23, 2016 |
I was born in the Bronx to a Dominican single mother and an absentee Puerto Rican father. My mother, grandmother, and grand-aunt raised me to work hard and to value education. I was granted admission to Arcadia University on a scholarship, and in my sophomore year, I had the privilege of studying abroad in Tanzania for six months. I worked more than 60 hours a week all summer in order to save enough money for my $2,000 plane ticket, and I was off. Twenty-four hours later, I was on the other side of the world.
April 9, 2016 |
CINCINNATI - Emmanuel Burriss pulled a chair up to Cesar Hernandez' locker on Thursday morning before the series finale at Great American Ball Park. The Phillies teammates chatted for a few minutes in Spanish, the native tongue of Hernandez and the language that Burriss works to master. Burriss, who grew up in Washington, did not start learning Spanish until he was 14. His first words came via family members from the Dominican Republic. He took some courses in high school and college, but most of his study came outside the classroom.
March 23, 2016 |
Carnival Corp. said it won Cuban government approval to begin sailing to the Caribbean island nation, allowing its Fathom division to become the first U.S. cruise line to dock there in more than 50 years. Carnival and officials from various Cuban agencies signed the agreements authorizing the trips, according to a statement Monday. The world's largest cruise operator is now cleared to take the 704-passenger MV Adonia to Cuba through its newest brand, Fathom. The action opens a new territory for Carnival in the Caribbean, the world's biggest geographic market for cruises.
March 2, 2016 |
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez continued to fight federal corruption charges Monday, as a three-judge appeals panel sharply questioned his attorney's defense that the senator was protected by a clause in the Constitution intended to shield members of Congress from executive overreach. Menendez (D., N.J.) is charged with using the power of his office to advance the personal and financial interests of a prominent donor, in exchange for campaign contributions and gifts such as flights on a private jet and vacations at a luxury resort in the Dominican Republic.
February 25, 2016 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The Phillies gathered Tuesday morning inside a back building of the Carpenter Complex before the first full-squad workout of spring training. General manager Matt Klentak and manager Pete Mackanin addressed the team. The manager introduced his coaching staff and one key player. "Last but not least, Maikel Franco, our third baseman," Mackanin said. The room erupted into laughter as the manager made light of Franco's being the last player to arrive in camp. "Oh, man, I knew he was going to do it," Franco said.
December 12, 2015 |
Federal authorities arrested four Dominican nationals and one U.S. citizen Thursday and charged them with running a large-scale drug-distribution network that controlled several Kensington corners. Three others were being sought. Prosecutors say Jorge "Hansel" Balbuena, 29, oversaw the operation, obtaining large quantities of heroin, crack, and powder cocaine from South America via contacts in the Dominican Republic and selling them wholesale to street-level dealers. Others charged - including Ysidro "Pisa Pie" Garcia, 67, and his 35-year-old twin sons, Luis and Jose - are accused of controlling distribution at the corners, some near Elkin School on the 3100 block of D Street, and McKinley Playground at C and Westmoreland Streets.