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The Dream Act and the decisive Hispanic vote in the 2012 elections are the biggest Latino stories of the year. (Photo via flickr, Creative Commons License.)

NY Ethnic Newspapers Pick Top Stories of 2012

With the arrival of the New Year, several New York ethnic publications highlighted the most relevant stories for their communities in 2012. Here are some of them, coming from backgrounds as varied as Jewish, Filipino and Hispanic.

Su Zhen Chen and her son Private Danny Chen. (Facebook via DNAinfo)

Voices in Focus: First Military Trial in Death of Pvt. Danny Chen

Crime, Politics July 23, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Today’s stories include army trials in the death of Pvt. Danny Chen, the “purging” of Florida and Colorado’s voter rolls, an update on the sex abuse scandal in Brooklyn’s Orthodox community and the announcement that President Barack Obama has recruited an Indian-American celebrity to help him register voters.

A new exhibit surveys more than two centuries of Caribbean art. (Photo by Justin Mitchell/Fi2W)

Voices in Focus: How Were Translation Services at Yesterday’s Primary?

Crime, Culture, Politics June 27, 2012 at 10:07 am

In today’s roundup, we’re asking how translation services went during yesterday’s primary; we have news of a new concession from the Brooklyn District Attorney in the ongoing Orthodox child sex abuse scandals; and a report on an ambitious exhibit of Caribbean art.

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes refutes critics in sex abuse allegations (Photo by Shulamit Seidler-Feller, via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Figures in Orthodox Sex Abuse Controversy Speak Out

Crime, Politics, Religion May 31, 2012 at 6:02 pm

The child sex abuse scandal that has rocked Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish community has once again grabbed headlines in the Jewish press, which ran interviews with a rabbi whose organization has been accused of blocking criminal investigations, and with Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes, whose response to the sex abuse scandal has come under criticism.

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes has been under fire for his handling of sex abuse allegations in his borough's Orthodox community. (Photo via The Jewish Week)

More Fallout on Sex Abuse Allegations in Brooklyn Orthodox Communities

Crime, Politics May 22, 2012 at 1:42 pm

The latest in Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish sex abuse scandal: a scuffle between supporters of an accused yeshiva teacher and his accusers; more allegations of witness intimidation; a planned panel on witness intimidation; the silence of politicians on the release of abuse suspects’ names; and new hope for a stalled bill in Albany.

Harlem resident and firefighter Khalid Baylor is one of a crop of non-white new recruits to the FDNY. (Photo by DNAinfo/Jeff Mays)

Voices in Focus: FDNY Exam Draws Record Number of Minorities, Women

Crime, Culture May 11, 2012 at 1:15 pm

New details in the ongoing story of sex abuse in Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities; a record number of aspiring women and minority firefighters; a dogged principal takes on a troubled school; an immigrant sports fan muses over racism in the stands; and two public art projects that address immigrant workers’ rights.

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes says the ‘tight-knit’ nature of the Orthodox community makes it impossible to disclose the identities of abuse suspects without also identifying their victims. (KINGS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE)

Newspaper Presses For Names of Orthodox Sex Abuse Suspects

Crime, Opinion May 1, 2012 at 5:44 pm

The Jewish Daily Forward continues its call for the release of the names of Orthodox Jews charged in sex abuse cases. Brooklyn prosecutors have refused to release the names of Hasidic suspects, arguing that the community’s close ties make it easy to identify victims of abuse.

Avrohom Mondrowitz (left) is in Israel, while Attorney Michael Lesher (right) seeks documents related to his case.

Child Abuse Case Tests the Freedom of Information Law

Brooklyn, Crime, Politics, Religion February 16, 2012 at 4:28 pm

A decades-long investigation into allegations of child molesting against an Orthodox rabbi has also ignited a battle over New York’s Freedom of Information laws that may have ripple effects nationwide.

The ReelAbilities festival features films about people with disabilities. In ‘Ocean Heaven, Wen Zhang plays an autistic young adult.

Voices in Focus: Child Sex Abuse Victims Fear Deportation in L.A. Case

Culture, Immigration February 10, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Lawyers for the families of victims in a growing Los Angeles school sex abuse scandal say that they’re afraid to speak to the police for fear of deportation.

DA refuses to name Orthodox Jewish sex offenders

Brooklyn, Communities, In the News, Politics December 17, 2011 at 10:04 pm

In an apparent policy shift, the District Attorney has stepped up prosecution of child sex abuse cases in Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities. About 85 people have been charged with sexual abuse, attempted kidnapping and sodomy over the past three years.

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