Thursday, 18 September 2014

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Latinos in Queens: Much Diversity, Little Political Clout

Latinos in Queens: Much Diversity, Little Political Clout

Although Latinos in Queens make up 28 percent of the borough's population, their local and state government representation appears to have stalled, El Diario reports.

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Trying Out an NYPD Body Camera

Trying Out an NYPD Body Camera

Kristen Meriwether of Gotham Gazette decided to try out an NYPD body camera, one of two types being used in a pilot program.

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Bronx Council Member Defeated After Anti-Gay Video

Bronx Council Member Defeated After Anti-Gay Video

Losing in the primaries to incumbent Gustavo Rivera for a Bronx State Senate seat, Fernando Cabrera had released a video generously praising the Ugandan government, reports Gay City News.

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Tim Wu Shares Views with World Journal

Tim Wu Shares Views with World Journal

Lieutenant governor hopeful Tim Wu expressed his views on a number of topics of interest to the Chinese community at World Journal's editorial offices.

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Will Haitian Americans Gain in Albany?

Will Haitian Americans Gain in Albany?

Haitian-American candidates are poised to make gains in the NYS capitol, Haitian Times reports.

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Polling Site Changes Raise Hackles

Polling Site Changes Raise Hackles

After the Board of Elections changed several voting sites before the September 9 primary elections, Adriano Espaillat and other local politicians raise the specter of voter suppression, El Diario reports.

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Teachout Supports Immigrant Rights

Teachout Supports Immigrant Rights

The gubernatorial candidate and her running mate believe immigrants should be able to vote in state elections.

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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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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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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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Lieutenant Governor Candidates Bid for Chinese Voters

Lieutenant Governor Candidates Bid for Chinese Voters

The two Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor are trying hard to win Chinese votes in advance of the primary, Sing Tao Daily reports.

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