Long Island

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone (middle) joins LGBT advocates and business leaders to announce a proposed LGBT-friendly senior housing facility in Bay Shore. (Photo courtesy of Suffolk County Executive's Office via Long Island Press)

LGBT Senior Housing Planned on LI

LGBTQ, Long Island October 8, 2014 at 4:36 pm

An LGBT senior housing complex with 55 rental units will be built in Bay Shore, it was announced Oct. 7, reports Long Island Press.

A First for Islamic Center of LI

A First for Islamic Center of LI

In the News, Long Island, Muslim October 2, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Pakistani-born Isma Chaudhry will become the first-ever female president of the Islamic Center of Long Island as of Jan. 1, 2015, reports Long Island Press.

(Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Ending ‘Secure Communities’ on Long Island?

Crime, Immigration, In the News, Long Island September 26, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Suffolk County on Long Island ended cooperation with the Secure Communites program of ICE, and now some are pressing Nassau County officials to do the same, La Tribuna Hispana reports.

Baldwin is one of several school districts said to be creating unnecessary enrollment requirements for immigrant children.(Photo via Long Island WINS)

On LI, Immigrant Kids Face Enrollment Hurdles

Education, Immigration, Long Island August 26, 2014 at 3:20 pm

On Long Island, immigrant kids sometimes face difficulties enrolling in schools, Long Island WINS reports.

(Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Getting out the Latino Vote on Long Island

Latino, Long Island, Politics August 19, 2014 at 4:17 pm

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.

Phones connected to translation services in six languages have been installed in all public offices, police vehicles and in some police stations throughout Suffolk County. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

LI Cops Mend Fences with Immigrant Community

Immigration, In the News, Latino, Long Island August 18, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Suffolk County police are trying to mend fences with immigrant communities, offering translation and other services to crime victims, El Diario reports.

Mónica R. Martínez became the first Salvadoran to become a legislator in Suffolk County. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Salvadorans: the Largest Minority on Long Island

Demographics, In the News, Latino, Long Island August 15, 2014 at 6:21 pm

Four decades after Salvadorans began arriving on Long Island, they are gaining political empowerment, El Diario reports.

Luis Fuentes takes care of his two children, Luis and Jaine, after his wife Marilú’s disappearance. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

A Salvadoran Mother Disappears Without a Trace

In the News, Latino, Long Island, Women, Youth August 12, 2014 at 5:57 pm

El Diario covers the struggles of Luis Fuentes, a father of two who has spent almost two years searching across three countries for his wife who went missing at the U.S. border.

Central Americans Learn About the Law

Central Americans Learn About the Law

On Long Island, recent migrants cope with ankle bracelets and uncertainty about their future.

(Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Make the Road NY: Filling a Community Need

Immigration, Latino, Long Island, Social Services July 11, 2014 at 5:00 pm

La Tribuna Hispana speaks with Irma Solís, a community organizer with Make the Road New York.

María Elia Castillo, mother of Wilfredis Ayala Castillo, Wendy Urbina and her young child Justin, hope for a miracle that will stop the deportation of his father. (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

‘La Migra’ May Split Up LI Immigrant Family

Immigration, In the News, Latino, Long Island May 14, 2014 at 11:54 am

A young Salvadoran father arrested for crossing train tracks in Nassau County, Long Island faces deportation, La Tribuna Hispana reports.

Enjoying the cherry blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden (Photo by FreeVerse Photography, Creative Commons License)

Where to View the Cherry Blossoms

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Long Island, Manhattan, Metro Area April 25, 2014 at 9:13 pm

Japanese culture will be celebrated this weekend as cherry trees in the NY region unfurl their beautiful and fragile blooms.

(Photo by Stewart Ain via The Jewish Week)

Long Island Losing Kosher Delis

Business, Food, In the News, Jewish, Long Island April 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Changing demographics and eating habits led to the loss of five kosher delis in Nassau and Suffolk counties last year, reports Jewish Week.

Jonathan Ruiz (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Long Island Teen Aims for 2016 Olympics

Long Island, Sports February 14, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Jonathan Ruiz, a 17-year old Salvadoran-American, trains more than 20 hours a week in hopes of joining the U.S. swim team that will go to the next Summer Olympics in Brazil, reports La Tribuna Hispana.

Martha Maffei: Advocate for Long Island Latinas

Martha Maffei: Advocate for Long Island Latinas

Latino, Long Island, Social Services, Women January 2, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Once a social worker in Peru, Martha Maffei has helped immigrant women who are isolated, unemployed or in crisis in Long Island communities, reports Zaira Cortes of El Diario La Prensa.