Siempre -New Community NewspaperBy Jose B. Rivera
East Harlem - January 1, 2001- East Harlem has a brand new newspaper. Siempre (meaning “Always” in Spanish), was launched in late October 2000. Israel Torres Penchi is the founder and publisher of the new bimonthly community newspaper.
Mr. Penchi has now published three issues since late October, the first issue dealing with Real Estate in East Harlem, the second on La Marqueta, and the most recent on the Digital Divide. Each issue contains articles from local residents as well as a wealth of info on culture, poetry and immigration.
Advertising rates are affordable even for East Harlem Online (see the 3rd issue on the Digital Divide). Which is a good thing in that many more East Harlem residents and businesses will be able to afford to advertise, something which they could not afford under previous local publications. In fact one quick look at the number of advertisers in each issue will bear out Siempre’s affordable advertising rates.