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Voices of NY Staff

February 12, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Karen Pennar has a long career as a journalist and has also worked in health care and written plays. Karen’s first reporting job was at the Journal of Commerce, where she wrote about foreign currencies. She subsequently worked for nearly two decades at BusinessWeek Magazine, where as Economics Editor andRead More

Hospitals in Bergen County expand Korean translation services and increase Korean-American medical staff

Uncategorized July 5, 2002 at 12:00 am

As the number of Korean patients rapidly increases, hospitals in Bergen County, New Jersey, are setting up hubs to provide services in Korean and secure Korean medical staff. Because most Koreans do not have medical insurance and have trouble using hospital facilities due to the language barrier, the hospitals willRead More

Hundreds of Puerto Ricans whose families were affected by Hurricane María demonstrate in Foley Square. (Photo via el Diario)

City Introduces Plan to Assist Incoming Puerto Ricans  

Latino, New York, Puerto Rican October 13, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Public Advocate Letitia James unveiled a new plan to assist people who have been displaced from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands seeking shelter in New York City, El Diario/La Prensa reports.   

(Photo by Garry Pierre-Pierre via The Haitian Times)

Opinion: The Message of the Debate Over ‘Little Haiti’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Demographics, Opinion October 10, 2017 at 2:10 pm

Can Brooklyn’s “Little Caribbean” also encompass “Little Haiti”? The debate, including some vitriolic comments, tells The Haitian Times’ founder that there is more the community needs to do to achieve economic empowerment.

Organizer George Gonzalez and volunteer Felicia Gil stand outside of A&G Child Care, where they collected donations all weekend to send to Puerto Rico. (Photo by Willa Rubin for Voices of NY)

A Grass-Roots Effort to Help Puerto Rico

Bronx, Featured Posts, Puerto Rican September 25, 2017 at 5:23 pm

In the Bronx, a local business owner moved quickly to organize a relief drive for Puerto Rico, and was surprised by the outpouring of donations.

Lucero Castillo, from Mexico, lost a member of her family in the Mexico City earthquake. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Mexicans, Puerto Ricans Respond to Tragedy Back Home

Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican, New York, Puerto Rican September 21, 2017 at 6:15 pm

Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in the metro area struggled to get news from their homes, ravaged by a powerful earthquake and a hurricane respectively, and are mobilizing to send help, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

Harlem Council of Elders members volunteer to read to students. (Photo by Council of Elders/Joe Rogers, Jr. via Chalkbeat)

Elders Speak Up for Harlem Schools

Education, Manhattan, Seniors September 20, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Members of the Harlem Council of Elders speak to Chalkbeat about their primary cause in their mission to improve schools and educational opportunities in the neighborhood.

Students from Mott Haven Academy. (Photo by Kalah Siegel via Mott Haven Academy)

Mott Haven Academy Expands

Bronx, Education September 19, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Mott Haven Academy, which offers a trauma-sensitive curriculum specially designed to meet the needs of children in the child welfare system, just added 5th and 6th grades and plans to offer classes K-8, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Eric Gonzalez (center) celebrated his campaign victory at the Williamsburg Hotel surrounded by his wife Dagmar (second from left), his three sons and Lu-Shawn Thompson (right), the widow of the late Ken Thompson. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Few Surprises on Primary Day

Elections 2017, New York September 13, 2017 at 2:56 pm

Community publications across the city covered notable and close results in the Sept. 12 primaries.

Ajani Thorpe enjoys a cone of cafe au lait ice cream. (Photo by Zoe Freilich via Brooklyn Paper)

Ice Creamery Features Caribbean Flavors

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Food September 13, 2017 at 2:29 pm

Brooklyn Paper reports on a new ice creamery featuring Caribbean flavors.

Sharifa Hodges, founder of Seneca Village Montessori (Photo by Megan McGibney via BKLYNER)

Taking Pride in African Heritage at a Brooklyn School

African, Brooklyn, Culture, Education September 12, 2017 at 3:53 pm

Seneca Village Montessori, a school slated for a January 2018 opening, will encourage young children to embrace their African heritage and teach them that their story “does not begin with slavery,” reports BKLYNER.

Carlos Menchaca, chair of the Committee on Immigration of the New York City Council, addresses a New York Immigration Coalition briefing, with Suzanne Robinson Davis of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Family Health Center standing behind him. (Photo by Alex Ayala for Voices of NY)

Highlights of the 2017 NYC Primaries

Elections 2017, New York September 11, 2017 at 4:21 pm

New York Jewish Life looks at seven races to keep an eye on the day of the primaries, all involving City Council seats.

Established with funding from the city, the new workers’ center inaugurated by the Worker’s Justice Project is an “oasis” in the midst of the current anti-immigrant climate and policies. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

City-Funded Day Laborer Center Opens in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Immigration, Labor, Women September 11, 2017 at 4:20 pm

The community organization Worker’s Justice Project opened its new headquarters in Brooklyn thanks to funding from the city, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

This is the second summer in a row Luka Koprivica has come from Montenegro on the J-1 visa program to work at Hellenic Snack Bar in East Marion. (Photo by Rachel Siford via Times Review)

Worries on LI Over the Future of the J-1 Visa

Business, Labor, Long Island September 8, 2017 at 5:51 pm

Business owners in North and South Fork voice concerns over the possibility that the J-1 visa program will be eliminated, report East Hampton Star and Riverhead-News Review.

Jessica Moreno Caycho (center) joined other protesters near Trump Tower on Sept. 5 (Image via video)

Communities React to Plan to End DACA

Government, Immigration, New York September 6, 2017 at 5:01 pm

New Yorkers respond to President Trump’s plan to end the DACA program in this roundup of stories from NYC’s community and ethnic media.