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Dominicans in the waiting room at the new health window at the Consulate General of the Dominican Republic (Photo by José Acosta via El Diario-La Prensa)

Mixed Response to Health Window at Dominican Consulate

Dominican, Government, Health, Latino May 9, 2013 at 2:54 pm

The Dominican consulate in New York will act as a facilitator between the uninsured and healthcare providers, reports El Diario-La Prensa. It’s good news for some in a community where many don’t have health insurance but for others, it’s just a “political ploy.”

Music shops on Moore Street in East Williamsburg have been hit with fines after complaints from recent wave of white residents of noise levels from the music the stores play. (Photo by José Acosta via El Diario-La Prensa)

New Neighbors Hit a Sour Note for East Williamsburg Latinos

Brooklyn, Culture, Demographics, In the News, Latino May 8, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Complaints stemming from recently-arrived white residents to Moore Street in East Williamsburg has meant tension in the community and fines for longtime Latino shopkeepers who play salsa and merengue music at their stores, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Noel Polanco was shot dead by an NYPD detective during an early morning traffic stop in Queens last October. (Photo via El Diario-La Prensa)

El Diario Calls for Firing of Detective in Polanco Case

Crime, Latino, Opinion, Queens March 14, 2013 at 10:27 pm

El Diario-La Prensa is calling for the dismissal of a police detective who fatally shot an unarmed national guardsman after pulling him over last October in Queens, in a scathing editorial entitled “Fire Dt. Hamdy from the NYPD.”

Our Lady of Esperanza was the first church founded to serve Hispanics in New York. (Photo via Wikipedia)

A Century of Catholic Worship in Spanish

Culture, In the News, Latino, Religion, Traditions February 26, 2013 at 12:29 pm

The first church to serve the city’s Spanish-speaking Catholics, Our Lady of Esperanza, has not only been a house of worship in Washington Heights for a century, but a second home to its members, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

MC RodStarz a.k.a. Rodrigo Venegas of the Rebel Diaz collective which is behind the Richie Perez Radical Library.  (Photo by Shira Golding, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Bronx Artist Collective to Open a Hip-Hop Library

Bronx, Culture, Education, Latino February 14, 2013 at 4:24 pm

The Rebel Díaz Arts Collective plans to open the Richie Pérez Radical Library next winter, where people can learn about hip-hop culture, reports El Diario-La Prensa. The group wants to promote reading and collective learning among young people.

Dolores Prida

El Barrio Buries Dolores Prida, a Distinctive Latino Voice

Culture, In the News, Latino, Media February 1, 2013 at 5:39 pm

The New York Latino community bid an emotional goodbye to Cuban journalist, poet and playwright Dolores Prida, who died on January 20, just hours after attending a 20th anniversary celebration of a Latina women’s group.

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Economy Brings Families Together For Thanksgiving

Economy, Food, Latino November 21, 2012 at 11:21 am

For Thanksgiving this year, reports El Diario-La Prensa, many Latino families will gather not just to share the meal but also to share the expenses of the dinner, a means to combat the weak economy.

Ramon Valentin worked at the Esmeralda bodega until 8:30 p.m. Monday. (Photo Jose Acosta via El Diario)

Bodega Owners, Livery Drivers Kept Working Despite Sandy

Business, Economy, Environment, Latino October 30, 2012 at 11:39 pm

Many businesses closed their doors before and during Hurricane Sandy, but a few served their communities until the very end, El Diario La Prensa reported.

Parents attend inauguration of Bronx Parent Center at Mercy College. (Photo by Jose Acosta via El Diario)

First Education Center Geared For Parents Opens in The Bronx

Bronx, Education October 10, 2012 at 11:39 am

Language barriers and a lack of education have long hindered immigrant parents’ participation in their children’s education. This could start to change with the opening of the Bronx Parent Center, El Diario La Prensa reported.

Mark Gjonaj, precandidato a la Asamblea Estatal por el Distrito 80. (Photo via El Diario/La Prensa)

Albanian Assembly Candidate Makes Inroads in Latino Stronghold

Bronx, Elections 2012, Politics, Puerto Rican August 14, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Even in a Bronx district that’s 45 percent Latino, an Albanian upstart may give the incumbent Puerto Rican Assemblywoman a run for her money in next month’s primary, reports El Diario La Prensa. Residents of District 80 say they’re impressed with challenger Mark Gjonaj’s door-to-door campaign, while Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera is hardly seen.

Máximo Padilla (izq.) presidente del Comité del Dominicano en el Exterior, afirma que "Aduanas no puede prohíbir a una persona que le mande ropa usada a un familiar". A la der., Andrés Castillo dice que la medida afectará a su familia. (Photo by José Acosta/EDLP)

Dominican Families Hampered by Ban on Shipping Used Clothes

Latino, Transportation, Video August 8, 2012 at 3:42 pm

The Dominican Republic has re-instituted a law from 1973 that prohibits the importing of used clothes. With Dominicans in New York often sending clothes to family on the island, the ban has triggered concern in the local community, according to a report translated from El Diario/La Prensa.

Los bodegueros Altagracia Aristy y Pablo Ureña muestran la orden de desalojo que los obligará a cerrar su negocio en Tremont, tras 18 años de trabajo. (Photo by Jose Acosta / EDLP)

Faced With Rent Increase, Yet Another Bodega to Close

Business, Latino July 25, 2012 at 3:03 pm

With two to three bodegas closing every day in New York, the Spanish America Grocery in Tremont is yet another bodega that has fallen victim to high rent, El Diario reported. The store owners relied on a Dominican credit system to keep their business going in the low-income neighborhood.

Scarlett Ortiz (Photo by José Acosta/EDLP)

At Just 19, a Survivor of Alcoholism

Health, Latino June 22, 2012 at 6:37 pm

El Diario La Prensa profiled Scarlett Ortiz, a 19-year-old who overcame four years of alcoholism with help of a Latino chapter of Alcoholic Anonymous. The article is translated from the Spanish below.

Giancarlos Henríquez (Photo via El Diario La Prensa)

What About the Students Who Don’t Make it to Prom?

Education, Latino June 21, 2012 at 1:15 pm

As students around the city celebrate their high school graduations or party at their proms, El Diario La Prensa reported on the thousands of students who didn’t make it though the city’s school system.

Tenants called for immediate action to their Cantonese landlords who had limited english language (Photo by José Acosta)

A Building ‘Lost in Translation’

Housing June 7, 2012 at 2:53 pm

A language barrier may be partly to blame for dangerous conditions at an Inwood apartment building, El Diario La Prensa reported. Tenants complain about leaking water, cracks in ceilings and windows, and a cut off gas supply, but city officials say the landlord’s very limited English may account for her confusion about city regulations.