Tuesday, 29 July 2014

A Year After Sandy, Still Poor, Displaced

A Year After Sandy, Still Poor, Displaced

As the first year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, El Diario-La Prensa reports on Latinos in Staten Island and New Jersey who are far from recovered. One family left the ...

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Jewish Community Split Over Federal Aid For Sandy-Hit Synagogues

Jewish Community Split Over Federal Aid For Sandy-Hit Synagogues

As the Senate prepares to vote on a bill providing federal funding for communities affected by superstorm Sandy, the inclusion of houses of worship as eligible for federal aid has ...

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City to Assess Families ‘Living in the Shadows’

City to Assess Families ‘Living in the Shadows’

The City of New York has launched a program that will take inventory of the short and long-term needs of undocumented immigrants impacted by Hurricane Sandy, Commissioner Fatima S ...

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Immigrants Face Bigger Hurdles in Sandy Recovery

Immigrants Face Bigger Hurdles in Sandy Recovery

Language and cultural barriers in immigrant communities are complicating efforts by nonprofit and government relief workers to provide assistance, raising the prospect of serious ...

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Brighton Beach Basement Renters, Mostly Latinos, Devastated by Damages

Brighton Beach Basement Renters, Mostly Latinos, Devastated by Damages

Hurricane Sandy has devastated the Latino community of Brighton Beach, many of whom lived in basement apartments that were flooded and destroyed by the raising waters, The Brookly ...

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Love of Sea Has Meant Much Damage for Russian Businesses

Love of Sea Has Meant Much Damage for Russian Businesses

"It's hard to imagine the level of damage our businesses have suffered," Alec Teytel, of the Bensonhurst Business Club, told Russkaya Reklama. "Many of them are located in the are ...

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Undocumented Immigrants Can Apply for FEMA Help Thru Citizen Children

Undocumented Immigrants Can Apply for FEMA Help Thru Citizen Children

Undocumented immigrants are not eligible for financial assistance from FEMA but Sandy victims without papers can apply if any member of the household has lawful status, including ...

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Volunteer Relief Groups Outpace City, Feds in Brooklyn

Volunteer Relief Groups Outpace City, Feds in Brooklyn

Residents in Brooklyn’s coastal fringes devastated by Hurricane Sandy are complaining of slow response from federal and city agencies, reports The Brooklyn Bureau. But community g ...

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Opinion: Stop Giving Wimpy Names to Killer Storms!

Opinion: Stop Giving Wimpy Names to Killer Storms!

What’s in a name? Plenty. Nobody knows what any given storm will turn into. Therefore, says Dolores Prida in her column in El Diario La Prensa, they should not give teenage nickna ...

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Sandy Could Prove Good for Jobless

Sandy Could Prove Good for Jobless

Hurricane Sandy could end up creating an array of job opportunities for day laborers, contractors and drivers as the city starts to to rebuild and get workers to and from work in ...

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