Post Tagged with: "funding"

Livio “Tony” Rosario, member of the Hempstead Board of Trustees (Via La Tribuna Hispana)

Opinion: Financial Improprieties at Summer Cultural Festivals?

Culture, Opinion July 26, 2012 at 2:32 pm

On Long Island, a local official and La Tribuna Hispana suggest that the finances and organization of the 6th Salvadoran American Day Festival are suspect. Beyond this festival, the editorial raises questions about the oversight and benefits of cultural festivals, which often cost taxpayers tens of thousands in public safety and overtime costs.

Dr. Elnora Calimlim and Dr. Jefferson Calimlim in a November 2006 photo at the U.S. District Court in Milwaukee.  (Via

Voices in Focus: A Pair of Former Doctors Deported for Slavery

Crime, Education July 3, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Today we have news of a debate over equity in New York City schools; a call for adoption within the African-American community; plans for Salvadorean expatriates to vote in their country’s 2014 presidential elections; more from a controversial study about Asian-Americans; deported slave-holders; and sad news about two independent bookstores.

Jacek Bikowski speaking at a rally for tenants' rights at City Hall. (Photo by Ewa Kern-Jędrychowska/Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Housing Advocate’s Work Curtailed by Funding Cuts

Eastern European, Housing April 4, 2012 at 2:12 pm

When organizations or individuals that serve immigrants lose funding, it affects what is often immigrants’ only lifeline for help: people familiar with their language and background. For Poles, a reduction in funding has cut back the activities of Jacek Bikowski — one of the city’s few Polish-speaking advocates for tenants’ rights.

Ted McGuire, Natasha Dillon, Jake Goodman, and Melissa Kleckner block the exit from the Midtown building that houses Governor Andrew Cuomo's Manhattan office.

Homeless youth get no love from Gov. Cuomo

Economy, Housing, In the News, New York January 22, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Advocates for the homeless say every night 3,800 people under age 24 sleep on the streets of New York City. 40% of them identify as runaway lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Activists had lobbied for the slashed youth shelter budget to be restored this year. But they were disappointed when Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined his budget proposals last week.

Jobs and services at the Brooklyn Public Library struggle to survive amidst millions of dollars in budget cuts.

Brooklyn Public Library facing $17.5M budget cut

Brooklyn, Economy, Education January 10, 2012 at 12:45 am

The Brooklyn Bureau reports that the public library system is barely keeping its head above water after just over $1M in cuts last fiscal year. Now officials are wondering what will happen when that reduction is multiplied by 17.