Post Tagged with: "Yonkers"

Consul General Huang Ping (second from left), Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and CCA President Ning Yuan (Photo by Lan My via World Journal)

China Developer Sees No Trade War-Related Tension in US

Housing, Metro Area May 17, 2019 at 5:55 pm

Amid the trade war between China and the U.S., a luxury residential building in Yonkers developed by a Chinese company with the support of the local government, opened to great fanfare, reports World Journal.

State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins (Photo by Cyril Josh Barker via Amsterdam News)

NYS Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins Makes History

African American, Government, New York, Women November 29, 2018 at 5:19 pm

State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins will become the first woman to lead a New York state legislative chamber. She speaks to Amsterdam News.

Steve Velasquez, Assistant Director of the Hudson Valley Justice Center (left,) and Executive Director Hamra Ahmad. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Offering Free Legal Services to Immigrants in Yonkers

Immigration, Metro Area April 12, 2016 at 5:07 pm

The Hudson Valley Justice Center’s Yonkers location has offered free legal services to more than 300 immigrants since its opening less than one year ago, Westchester Hispano reports.

(Twitter image from @Aisling_Irish)

Aisling Irish Center Marks 20 Years in Yonkers

Immigration, Metro Area, Social Services, Western European October 6, 2016 at 2:35 pm

The executive director of the Aisling Irish Center in Yonkers reflects on 20 years of serving the Irish – and non-Irish – in the Irish Echo.

Salvadoran Ana Enriquez, 23, with her daughters Emily and Valeria Romero. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Salvadorans In NY: Between Economic Progress and Immigration Struggles

El Diario/La Prensa reports on the Salvadoran communities on Long Island and in Yonkers as they celebrate their national day.

Phedy Pierre

Haitian Musician Gives Back to the Community

As part of the free piano lessons he offers to low-income students in Brooklyn and Yonkers, Phedy Pierre also provides mentoring.

Preparing the chair that Pope Francis will use when he holds Mass at Madison Square Garden on Sept. 25. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hispanic Workers Prepare for Pope’s NYC Visit

Health, Latino, Metro Area, Religion August 10, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Ahead of the Sept. 24-25 visit, day laborers are building the chair Pope Francis will use as he holds Mass, while wives of day laborers are embroidering altar cloths for the liturgies he will officiate, reports El Diario.

These cigarette packs carry tax stamps of the state of Virginia. (Photo via El Diario)

Cigarette Peddlers Worry Yonkers Residents

Business, Crime, Metro Area January 22, 2015 at 4:45 pm

El Diario investigates the lucrative yet dangerous business of selling untaxed cigarettes on the streets with a report from Yonkers.

The Portuguese Kids, from left to right: Jason Casimiro, Alberto Sardinha, Brian Martins, Derrick Melo.(Photo courtesy of The Portuguese Kids)

The Portuguese Kids Love a Chouriço Joke

Culture, Featured Posts, Metro Area, Western European November 6, 2014 at 3:55 pm

With over 6 million views on YouTube and around a hundred shows a year, the comedy troupe is becoming a phenomenon of ethnic humor.

The Polish Center in a postcard from around 1930 to 1945. (Photo from Boston Public Library/Flickr Creative Commons License)

Iconic Polish Center Looking for Savior

Culture, Demographics, History March 19, 2013 at 5:03 pm

The beautiful Polish Center of Yonkers has played an important role for the Polish community for over 90 years. But the building had to be put up for sale and the board is now hoping for a buyer that will honor its Polish roots, reports Nowy Dziennik.

High school students went to Albany yesterday to urge support for the DREAM Act.

Voices in Focus: Tragedy in Yonkers, DREAM Act Rallies, and the Torah on Homosexuality

Culture, Education, Immigration, LGBTQ February 15, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Here’s what’s on our radar this morning from the community and ethnic media.

Israelis, Palestinians meet in Yonkers

In the News, Politics September 21, 2011 at 5:00 pm

As Israeli and Palestinian officials made preparations for this week’s showdown at the United Nations, a small group of Jews and Muslims gathered in Yonkers last week to sort through their own feelings and see if they could better understand the views of the other side. Meeting under the auspicesRead More

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