Saturday, 26 July 2014

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Make the Road NY: Filling a Community Need

Make the Road NY: Filling a Community Need

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

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‘La Migra’ May Split Up LI Immigrant Family

‘La Migra’ May Split Up LI Immigrant Family

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

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Where to View the Cherry Blossoms

Where to View the Cherry Blossoms

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

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Long Island Losing Kosher Delis

Long Island Losing Kosher Delis

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

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Long Island Teen Aims for 2016 Olympics

Long Island Teen Aims for 2016 Olympics

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.

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Martha Maffei: Advocate for Long Island Latinas

Martha Maffei: Advocate for Long Island Latinas

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.

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Long Island Republican Softening Position on Immigration

Long Island Republican Softening Position on Immigration

Once a vocal opponent of a path to citizenship for immigrants, Congressman Peter King has eased his position on immigration reform, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

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Suffolk More Tolerant After Hate Crime

Suffolk More Tolerant After Hate Crime

Five years after Ecuadorean immigrant Marcelo Lucero was killed, Suffolk County has been fostering tolerance by increasing translation services, revamping the process to report racial crimes and hosting events to bring communities together, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

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Downtowners Remember 9/11 at Memorial

Downtowners Remember 9/11 at Memorial

Lower Manhattan residents gathered for a community evening at the 9/11 Memorial on September 8 to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

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L.I. Muslims See Challenges, Hope After Boston Attacks

L.I. Muslims See Challenges, Hope After Boston Attacks

A wave of fear swept through the Long Island Muslim community after the Boston Marathon bombing suspects turned out to be of Islamic faith. Rashed Mian from Long Island Press reaches out to Muslim leaders to gauge the fears and hopes of the community following the attacks.

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Little Change in L.I. Town Since Hate Crime

Little Change in L.I. Town Since Hate Crime

Nearly five years after the death of immigrant Marcelo Lucero, a local screening of "Deputized ¿Cómo pudo pasar?" a documentary about the people and environment surrounding the hate crime, brings the case back to a town where some say little has changed, finds El Diario-La Prensa.

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