Organizers behind the “Driver’s License Campaign Project” on Long Island, which advocates for driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants in New York state, say the issue is a matter of safety, Long Island Wins reports.
Advocates noted some improvement in access to programs and services in other languages on Long Island, but said there is still work to be done, reports Long Island WINS.
Organizations and relatives clamor for a full investigation of an Ecuadorean woman’s death, the second such case in the past year, El Diario reports.
The death of an Ecuadorean woman in the Hamptons, ruled a suicide by the police, has exposed the chasm between local authorities and the growing Hispanic community, El Diario reports.
Chinese massage parlors selling sex services are spreading from Queens into Long Island, law enforcement officials and others tell World Journal in the wake of the recent Nassau County arrest of some Flushing owners and managers.
The Islamic Center of Long Island is opening an Interfaith Institute to promote understanding of various faiths in the community, especially among students, reports Long Island Press.
A serendipitous encounter with a couple from Southold, Long Island, brought Marco Pellegrini from his executive chef position at Castello di Reschio near Perugia, Italy, to Caci North Fork, writes Long Island Wine Press.
Latino employees working in the wine industry on Long Island’s East End will get the opportunity to organize and receive educational support through the Long Island Latino Vintners Association, reports Long Island Wins.
Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project, will visit sites on Long Island where slaves once lived and discuss the need to preserve them, reports The Sag Harbor Express.
Hellenic Relief Foundation is sponsoring concerts, including a recent one on Long Island, to raise money to buy food for Greeks suffering during the country’s economic crisis, The National Herald reports.
Moses Tuki, a Nigerian artist, made a giant sculpture from bike shop scrap and other cast-offs, using a “breakthrough” to avoid welding, Tribeca Trib reports.
Female factory employees who repack hair products for Quality King on Long Island say that men earn more while performing the same job, reports El Diario.
Members of the Shinnecock Nation on Long Island guided students in learning about Native American culture, The Sag Harbor Express reports.
With many Indian Americans finding success in the franchise business, they are likely to have a noticeable presence at the International Franchise Expo at the Javits Center, reports Desi Talk, which profiles two brothers running a sub shop on Long Island.
Twenty-one Latino immigrants filed a class-action lawsuit against the Suffolk County Police Department claiming racial profiling and theft, El Diario reports.