Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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Liberian Women Miss Income from Summer Market

Liberian Women Miss Income from Summer Market

The Staten Island African food market is suspended in the frigid winter.

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Jewish Poverty Doubles in 12 Years

Jewish Poverty Doubles in 12 Years

A survey has found that 20 percent of the New York area Jewish community lives in poor households, reports the Jewish Daily Forward, with senior citizens, children, and those from the former Soviet Union or Hasidic being the most vulnerable.

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Polish Reap Support from Rep. Grimm

Polish Reap Support from Rep. Grimm

Rep. Michael Grimm, whose district represents large Polish enclaves, has become a co-chair of the Congressional Polish Caucus. The congressman has build support in the community by learning the issues important to them, reports Nowy Dziennik.

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A Staten Island Family Struggles for Normalcy

A Staten Island Family Struggles for Normalcy

Most New Yorkers survived hurricane Sandy mostly unscathed and have since returned to their routine. But three months later, many coastline residents are still struggling with its consequences. Frank and Mary Barcia lost everything in the superstorm and they are still piecing their life together in one of the most damaged neighborhoods in Staten Island.

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Undocumented Immigrants Have Nowhere to Turn for Sandy Help

Undocumented Immigrants Have Nowhere to Turn for Sandy Help

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the challenges faced by undocumented immigrants have accumulated with lost jobs, lost housing, denial of help, and for some, an increased fear of being exposed, reports City Limitsfrom Staten Island.

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When the Congregation Leader is in Need

When the Congregation Leader is in Need

The congregation of the House of Prayer, a Russian Protestant church in Brooklyn, rallies to support its leader after Hurricane Sandy left the pastor's home in Staten Island in ruins.

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Day Laborers Aid in Sandy Rebuilding

Day Laborers Aid in Sandy Rebuilding

Day laborers looking for work are a common sight on street-corner shape-up sites around the city. Some immigrant workers, though, aren’t waiting to be hired. They’re volunteering on weekends to help Staten Islanders rebound from Sandy, reported NYCity News Service.

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Post Sandy, Muslims Seen ‘Through a Different Lens’

Post Sandy, Muslims Seen ‘Through a Different Lens’

Muslim relief workers are providing medical care, helping clean up homes and delivering warm meals, a duty that is part of their Islamic faith, they say. “We were seen as people coming to provide help," said a volunteer from the Arab American Association of NY. "We were seen as New Yorkers.”

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Nassau Woman Becomes First Haitian in NYS Assembly

Nassau Woman Becomes First Haitian in NYS Assembly

Michaelle Solages became the first person of Haitian descent elected to New York State Assembly on November 6. However, instead of celebrating, the former photojournalist is helping her Sandy-stricken frustrated neighbors in Nassau's District 22, reports The Haitian Times.

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Staten Island celebrates Chinese culture

Staten Island celebrates Chinese culture

The Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration drew over 600 visitors to Snug Harbor’s Chinese Scholar’s Garden.

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