Legislative proposals to reform the Specialized High School Admissions Test have generated contention between incumbent Ron Kim (D) and challenger Phil Gim (R), who are vying for the State Assembly seat in Flushing, according to articles from Sing Tao Daily.
As voter registration deadlines approach, efforts are being redoubled to get more Latinos to participate in the next election, El Diario reports.
Many Latinos have a career in public office thanks to their families’ political dynasties, El Diario reports.
But Brazilians voting in NY and NJ are discouraged about their choices.
Indian Prime Minister Modi’s promise to change visa policy and his vision for the country’s future have energized the community in the U.S. But the enthusiasm has not dampened the spirits of his critics, reports Gotham Gazette and News India Times.
Opposition and government supporters staged noisy rallies as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressed the U.N.
The Wave reports that NYC officials are grappling with the news that FEMA will award more money to rebuild the Rockaway Boardwalk than the city budgeted.
Nicolás Maduro urged the release of long-time political prisoner Oscar López Rivera.
Two Asian-American politicians who were defeated in the September 9 Democratic primary are rejoining academia, reports World Journal.
Mexicans are the fastest growing Latino group in New York, and their political clout is likely to increase as they overcome some challenges, Gotham Gazette reports.
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.
Kristen Meriwether of Gotham Gazette decided to try out an NYPD body camera, one of two types being used in a pilot program.
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.
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.
Haitian-American candidates are poised to make gains in the NYS capitol, Haitian Times reports.