Wednesday, 3 September 2014

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Jackson Heights Onstage

Jackson Heights Onstage

A diverse group of characters populates a new play about Jackson Heights to be staged in the West Village in September, Queens Tribune reports.

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Mexican Chocolate Co-op Stems Migration North

Mexican Chocolate Co-op Stems Migration North

Building a successful artisanal chocolate co-op in one Mexican town was the response of some local women to mass emigration to the U.S., reports Diario de Mexico.

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Students Talk about Segregated Schools

Students Talk about Segregated Schools

The Riverdale Press went into some of New York's segregated schools to hear what students say about the consequences of racial isolation and division.

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Leader of 82nd Street Partnership Resigns

Leader of 82nd Street Partnership Resigns

Seth Taylor, executive director of the 82nd Street partnership, resigned and Queens Latino editor Javier Castaño called it "a triumph for the Latino community of Queens."

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Eastward-moving Bushwick Debates its Future

Eastward-moving Bushwick Debates its Future

The Brooklyn Ink captures some of the debate generated by the gentrification-driven changing demographics of Bushwick.

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How Female Street Vendors Cope

How Female Street Vendors Cope

Female street vendors, who account for about half of the city's 25,000 vendors, say the work can be very difficult, Feet in 2 Worlds reports.

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Rikers Island: ‘Den of Horror’ for Latino Youths

Rikers Island: ‘Den of Horror’ for Latino Youths

As Comptroller Scott Stringer denounces the "culture of violence" prevailing at New York City prisons, a former inmate narrates to El Diario the hell he went through while serving time at Rikers Island.

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In Washington Heights, a 23-Year-Old Rivalry Rages On

In Washington Heights, a 23-Year-Old Rivalry Rages On

As Guillermo Linares and Adriano Espaillat prepare for another election in September, El Diario looks back at the rivalry of Dominican powerhouses, which started in 1991.

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NY Activists Visiting Ferguson Find a Familiar Situation

NY Activists Visiting Ferguson Find a Familiar Situation

A group of New York Latino activists traveled by car to Ferguson, Missouri, to witness firsthand the fragile situation during the protests against police brutality, El Diario reports.

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Orchard Beach: Where Sun & Sand Meet Salsa

Orchard Beach: Where Sun & Sand Meet Salsa

At Orchard Beach, the ocean dances salsa, according to the Puerto Rican seniors who meet up at the popular Bronx location also named Nuyorican Riviera, El Diario reports.

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Getting out the Latino Vote on Long Island

Getting out the Latino Vote on Long Island

A Make the Road New York campaign urges Latinos – primarily in towns with significant numbers – to register to vote for November, reports La Tribuna Hispana.

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