Friday, 18 April 2014

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Fighting to Stay off the Streets

Fighting to Stay off the Streets

Former gang member Fernando “Ponce” Laspina heads El Maestro Cultural and Educational Center the South Bronx, which strives to keep young people out of trouble, reports Hunts Point Express.

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New Head to Redirect Embattled El Museo del Barrio

New Head to Redirect Embattled El Museo del Barrio

The new executive director of El Museo del Barrio, Jorge Daniel Veneciano, talks about his plans to invigorate the embattled institution as it approaches its 45th anniversary, in this Q&A with El Diario/La Prensa.

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Shutdown of NYPD Surveillance Unit Welcomed

Shutdown of NYPD Surveillance Unit Welcomed

Muslim and civil rights groups were pleased, but some have lingering worries about the NYPD.

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Korean Assaulted by McDonald’s Manager Sues for $10M

Korean Assaulted by McDonald’s Manager Sues for $10M

Community leaders say the attack by a McDonald's manager demonstrates how poorly Koreans are treated and that the lawsuit should raise awareness of such mistreatment, The Korea Times and Korea Daily noted in their coverage.

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Marching to Raise Nonunion Wages in Chelsea

Marching to Raise Nonunion Wages in Chelsea

SEIU Local 32BJ, representing doormen and other building employees, marched in support of underpaid nonunion workers in luxury buildings along the High Line, Chelsea Now reports.

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Celebrating Craft Beer in Queens

Celebrating Craft Beer in Queens

For the first time, Queens breweries will promote their craft beer through events at restaurants and bars throughout the borough, Queens Courier reports.

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Buddhist Temple Hopes to Draw Young Cambodians

Buddhist Temple Hopes to Draw Young Cambodians

Cambodians come to Wat Jotanaram for prayer, meditation, language instruction and meals.

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Community Board Reforms Endorsed

Community Board Reforms Endorsed

Changes to how community board members are recruited, screened and retained are receiving support in the City Council, whose members nominate half of the community board members, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

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Korean Community Rallies to Find Missing Dental Student

Korean Community Rallies to Find Missing Dental Student

The Korean press in NY has run numerous stories about Jiwon Lee, the Columbia student who went missing last week. Getting the word out and helping with donations, Koreans and Americans alike continue the search for her.

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Celebrating 12 Years of Job Center for Day Laborers

Celebrating 12 Years of Job Center for Day Laborers

The Bay Parkway Community Job Center was lauded for 12 years of helping day laborers obtain jobs at higher wages and receive training and other assistance, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

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Activists Protest Ecuador’s President in Queens

Activists Protest Ecuador’s President in Queens

Demonstrators against Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa during his visit to New York protested against political repression in Ecuador and oil exploitation in the Amazon, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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