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 prompted a political and religious controversy, The Jewish Daily Forward reports.
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 Brooklyn Bureau reported.
"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 areas worst hit by the hurricane – all because we, Russians, love to live and work close to the Ocean."
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 a child, reports the Sing Tao Daily.
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 groups are filling the void.
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 nicknames to something that may destroy a city and kill you.