Post Tagged with: "Julissa Ferreras"

Mónica Castro (left), María Campos (middle), and Nefry Guerrero (right) aspire for citizenship. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario-La Prensa)

Language and Costs Hinder Path to Citizenship

Immigration, In the News, Latino June 13, 2013 at 5:45 pm

El Diario-La Prensa speaks to Latino New Yorkers who have not actively pursued citizenship due to weak English skills or not having the money to pay for the citizenship test. But they can seek help in overcoming these obstacles at an upcoming free forum in Queens.

Residents of Jackson Heights, the neighborhood with one of the largest numbers of Latinos, complained about gangs of criminals who rob their personal belongings, as well as the increase of prostitution along Roosevelt Avenue. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

Cell Phone Theft a Top Concern for Queens Latinos

Crime, In the News, Latino, Politics, Queens, Transportation April 30, 2013 at 3:46 pm

In anticipation of this year’s race for Queens Borough President, El Diario-La Prensa conducted a random survey of 22 residents asking about the issues that concern them the most.

Players play a game in a makeshift soccer field at Flushing Meadows Park. (Photo by larryrrr, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Opinion: Plans for Flushing Meadows Park Kick Off without Latino Players

Latino, Opinion, Queens, Sports April 29, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Latino soccer fans and players are being excluded from the ongoing debate on the proposed construction of a soccer stadium and tennis courts in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens. A Queens Latino editorial says the debate should include those who use the park the most.

Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras unveils her plan to improve Roosevelt Ave. (Photo by Percy D. Luján, via Queens Latino).

Roosevelt Avenue Deal Met With Hope and Concern

Business, Crime, Economy, In the News, Queens March 26, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Last week’s announcement of a renovation plan for the beleaguered Roosevelt Avenue in Queens has received wide acclaim by the local media, although El Diario-La Prensa also found dissenting voices.

Catalina Antonio de NICE (Photo by Marco Aurelio via Queens Latino)

Latinas in Queens Face Challenges

Education, Latino, Queens March 21, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Queens leaders discuss the difficulties faced by Latinas in the borough who are younger, less educated and make less than other immigrant women. The challenges are compounded by petty rivalries: “When are we going to grow up?” asks one, reports Queens Latino.

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.”

From left, State Senator Jose Peralta, Assemblyman Francisco Moya and Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras during Queens Dominican Parade a rainy afternoon of September this year. (Photo by Javier Castano via Queens Latino)

Is There a Latino Leadership Void in Queens?

Latino, Politics, Queens November 12, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Despite having three Latino elected officials, Hispanics in Queens don’t have politicians or community leaders to turn to in difficult times or who can rally support for key Latino issues, reports Queens Latino.

Local families hold protest signs against proposals. (Photo by Megan Montalvo via Queens Tribune)

Residents Against Stadiums, Mall at Flushing Meadows Park

Economy, Queens September 25, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Hundreds of Queens residents, upset that the city is considering various development proposals that could bring a shopping mall, two stadiums and two parking garages to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, gathered at a local church last week to voice their opposition.

Jacqueline Rios cries as she recalls how the nonprofit suicide prevention program for Hispanic teens saved her life. Council member Julissa Ferreras is standing to Rios's left, and Beatriz Coronel, the suicide prevention program coordinator, stands on her right on the New York City Hall steps on June 20. (Photo by Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Report Sets Off Alarms on Latina Teen Suicide

Health, Latino July 12, 2012 at 3:43 pm

A recent survey on teenage risk behaviors brought renewed attention to the worrying rates of attempted suicide among Latina teens, reported El Correo de Queens and The Epoch Times. The federal survey found that that Hispanic girls considered or attempted suicide at dramatically higher rates than non-Hispanic teens.

Julissa Ferreras and boxer Sergio 'Maravilla' Martínez, in center, with community members who attended the round table on domestic violence.

Champion boxer joins fight against domestic violence

Bronx, Featured Posts, Latino, New York, Queens January 24, 2012 at 2:05 pm

A champion boxer is throwing his middleweight behind the fight against domestic violence in New York. World boxing champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martínez, attended a round table on the sensitive topic, organized by New York City Council Member Julissa Ferreras from Queens.