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Los trabajadores se mudan de la Davie con Jones Ferry

Los trabajadores se mudan de la Davie con Jones Ferry

Editor’s note: Carrboro Commons asks Latino daily laborers what their opinion is regarding future workers’ center in El Centro Hispano’s new permanent location in Carrboro.   Cualquiera que haya pasado por allí se habrá dado cuenta. En el cruce de Davie Road con Jones FerryRoad, decenas de trabajadores latinos aguardan a que un patroón solicite sus servicios. Esta escena tiene… Read more →

Jones Ferry Road land remains untouched, for now

Jones Ferry Road land remains untouched, for now

By Elyse Archer By Carrboro Commons Writer Residents of Carrboro’s Barnes Street are breathing a sigh of relief. Their fight to stop the building of The Shoppes at Jones Ferry has paid off, at least for now. B.J. Johnston, a Barnes Street resident, says he is glad that there is no immediate threat to his neighborhood. Elyse Archer photo Northwest… Read more →

Local Carrboro businesses join bike-friendly program

Local Carrboro businesses join bike-friendly program

As March rolls in, so do the applications for the Bike-Friendly Business Program in Carrboro. The program is relatively new, created by a bicycle advocacy group named the Carrboro Bicycle Coalition. The program’s purpose is to recognize businesses that encourage cycling in the community. There are many ways and varying degrees by which the businesses can get involved. Several businesses… Read more →

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League of American Bicyclists honors Carrboro as bicycle friendly for 10th straight year

2014 marks the 10th year in a row that The League of American Bicyclists has recognized Carrboro as a Bicycle Friendly Community. Carrboro is one of only 10 towns or cities in North Carolina that currently holds this distinction. The League of American Bicyclists awards different levels of recognition within the communities it names as bicycle friendly. Out of the… Read more →

Carrboro Office Coordinator Natalia Lenis (left) and President Pilar Rocha-Goldberg (right) stand on the porch of the El Centro Hispano offices at the new Weaver St location. (Staff photo by Sarah Woronoff)

El Centro Hispano relocates to Weaver Street

The Carrboro location of El Centro Hispano has recently moved from Carrboro Plaza to 201 W. Weaver St., which allows for the organization to be closer to downtown.  El Centro Hispano, according to the statement on their website, is an organization dedicated to strengthening the Latino community in Durham, Carrboro, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas, with branch locations in Durham… Read more →

Natalia Lenis es la supervisora de la oficina de El Centro Hispano en Carrboro. Aunque lleva poco más de un mes en el cargo, propuestas como la de crear un Centro de Trabajadores siguen adelante gracias, en parte, a su trabajo.(Fotografía de Ignacio Iturrarte)

El Centro Hispano busca mejorar las condiciones laborales de los jornaleros

Editor’s Note: Carrboro’s Hispanic Center wants to create a workers’ center, so that Latino laborers have more dignified work conditions. A diario, especialmente de lunes a viernes, decenas de hombres se agolpan en la esquina de Jones Ferry con Davie en Carrboro, junto a la gasolinera. Esperan. Esperan a que un coche se detenga y a que su conductor les… Read more →

Carrboro gets a taste of Southeast Asia

Carrboro gets a taste of Southeast Asia

Carrboro locals got a chance to buy locally grown Southeast Asian and American produce at the Transplanting Traditions Farmers’ Market on Friday, October 11. Located at Johnny’s, 901 W. Main St., the weekly market, which will continue until November 1, has been a welcomed addition to Carrboro’s local food scene. Transplanting Traditions is a nonprofit educational farm that equips Karen… Read more →

Tamara Daley said the expansion will be really positive and will attract more donors.  Donations from the PTA thrift shop help schools buy supplies for the classroom, support various programs and fund family outreach and support. (Staff photo by Kane Hollngsworth)

The updated PTA thrift shop will grow Carrboro’s community

  As the updated PTA thrift shop continues construction on its new store, local schools are excited for its future impact on their community. The new store, which is located on Jones Ferry Road, will celebrate its update with a ribbon-cutting ceremony October 17th. “I think it’s really exciting,” said Tamara Daley, a resident of Carrboro and the president of… Read more →