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Roberta, who has lived in Washington Heights for 30 years, is concerned about the possible opening of supervised drug injection sites. (Photo via El Diario)

Washington Heights Residents Concerned about Drug Injection Sites

Government, Health, New York May 23, 2018 at 5:18 pm

Washington Heights residents are worried about the planned opening of an overdose prevention center, arguing that such sites would make the Hispanic neighborhood less safe and increase drug dealing in the area, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Palestinian-Born Pastor Runs for Office
Bethlehem-born Rev. Khader El-Yateem ran for the City Council seat in his home district in Brooklyn.

Before Leaving Brooklyn, El-Yateem Starts Political Club

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern, Politics May 23, 2018 at 4:18 pm

Brooklyn Reporter writes that Rev. Khader El-Yateem, who will move to Florida at the end of the month, announced the start of Yalla Brooklyn, a new political club.

The first issue of France-Amérique, published on May 23, 1943

France-Amérique Marks 75 Years

History, Media, New York, Western European May 23, 2018 at 3:48 pm

France-Amérique writes about its first issue, published on May 23, 1943.

One-Minute Primer on the NYS Assembly, from Cruz

One-Minute Primer on the NYS Assembly, from Cruz

Elections 2018, New York, Queens, Video May 23, 2018 at 2:55 pm

New York State Assembly candidate Catalina Cruz provides a short civics lesson, in two languages.

Gursoch Kaur (center), the first Indian-American woman with a Sikh turban, to become part of the NYPD as an auxiliary police officer, with fellow Sikh officers of the NYPD. (Photo from the Sikh Officers Association of NYPD/Twitter via Desi Talk)

First Turbaned Sikh Woman Joins the NYPD

New York, Police, South Asian May 22, 2018 at 4:45 pm

Desi Talk speaks to Gursoch Kaur, an auxiliary police officer who recently joined the NYPD as the first turbaned Sikh woman on the force.

‘Whose War on Drugs’ #BHeard Town Hall Planned

‘Whose War on Drugs’ #BHeard Town Hall Planned

Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, Health, History, New York, Politics May 22, 2018 at 2:50 pm

“Whose War on Drugs?” – a #BHeard Town Hall – will be held May 23 in Brooklyn.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Colombians Abroad Ask for More Representatives Back Home

Metro Area, Politics, South American May 22, 2018 at 12:58 pm

As Colombians in the tri-state area prepare to vote to send a representative back home, they seek to reverse the decision to cut their representation in half, from two to one seats for expats, Reporte Hispano reports.

Assembly member Rodneyse Bichotte (Photo from Assembly member Rodneyse Bichotte’s office via Bklyner)

Awaiting ‘Little Haiti’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture May 21, 2018 at 10:14 pm

On Haitian Flag Day, members of the Haitian community joined public officials in announcing that the Little Haiti Business and Cultural district will be arriving soon to Flatbush, reports Bklyner.

Edinson Calderón moved to NYC only three weeks ago. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Venezuelans in NYC Reject Election and Warn of Displacement

New York, Politics, South American May 21, 2018 at 8:34 pm

Venezuelans in New York City denounced a humanitarian crisis of displacement back home and say the latest elections are a sham, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Founder and executive director of Emma’s Torch Kerry Brodie (left), poses with culinary director Alexander Harris (right). (Photo by Giada Randaccio Skouras Sweeny via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Empowering Refugees at Emma’s Torch

Brooklyn, Business, Food May 21, 2018 at 4:48 pm

Pop-up turned restaurant Emma’s Torch, located in Carroll Gardens, educates refugees, asylees, and human trafficking survivors in the culinary arts and the English language, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Public advocate Letitia James raises hands in solidarity with City Council member Laurie Cumbo to her right at yesterday announcement that James was running for state attorney general. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

What a James AG Win Could Mean for Brooklyn Politics

If Letitia James wins the attorney general seat, how would it change the political hierarchy in her home borough of Brooklyn? Kings County Politics takes a look.

Lee Zeldin (Photo via The Suffolk Times)

An Immigration Court on LI?

Immigration, Long Island, Manhattan, New York May 18, 2018 at 4:15 pm

Two Republican legislators on Long Island are urging that an immigration court be established there, The Suffolk Times reports.

Haitian Diaspora Panel in Brooklyn

Haitian Diaspora Panel in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Caribbean May 18, 2018 at 3:19 pm

Haitian Times founder Garry Pierre-Pierre and Professor Carolle Charles will discuss Haitian history, immigration and identity at an upcoming panel at the Brooklyn Historical Society, reports Caribbean Life.

Eddie Huang’s Fight for Asian Rights

Eddie Huang’s Fight for Asian Rights

East Asian, Media May 17, 2018 at 5:48 pm

The writer, restaurateur and lawyer shares his views in World Journal.

The Prince Joshua Avitto Community Center (Photo by Lem Peterkin via Amsterdam News)

New Community Center Honors Prince Joshua Avitto

Brooklyn, Social Services, Youth May 17, 2018 at 5:11 pm

Nearly four years after Prince Joshua Avitto, 6, was stabbed to death in an elevator, East New York residents gathered for the opening of a community center named in his memory, reports Amsterdam News.