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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

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.

Tino Fuentes demonstrates how to test heroin for fentanyl, in the Bronx. (Photo by Michael O’Brien for Voices of NY)

Testing for Fentanyl to Avoid Overdoses

Bronx, Featured Posts, Health, New York June 8, 2017 at 5:01 pm

Some experts in harm reduction are recommending that drug users test for the presence of the synthetic opioid fentanyl, which is believed to play a role in the surge in drug overdoses recently.

Alireza Eatemadpour, 34, an American-Iranian business lawyer, dropping his vote in a ballot box in Manhattan polling site. (Photo by Sharif Hassan for Voices of NY)

Iranians in NYC Vote to Stop Hardline Candidate Back Home

Featured Posts, Middle Eastern May 22, 2017 at 6:50 pm

Iranians in the NYC area turned out in force to re-elect president Hassan Rouhani and stop cleric Ebrahim Raisi from taking over.

‘Under the Bodhi Tree’ Comes to NYC

‘Under the Bodhi Tree’ Comes to NYC

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Religion April 10, 2017 at 2:11 pm

A new musical about the life of Buddha by a Korean husband and wife team opens on May 2. Newsroh spoke with composer Jingoo Lee about the production, 12 years in the making.

Nilda Hofmann at One Police Plaza (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latinas: A Growing Force at the NYPD

Latino, New York, Police, Women March 6, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Latinas are the largest group of women joining the NYPD, and they keep climbing to high ranks, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Venezuelan restaurant El Cocotero closed and posed a sign that read: “We love America but Government doesn’t not love us.” (Photo: Mariela Lombard via El Diario NY)

Immigrant Strike is Felt Throughout NYC

Business, Immigration, Latino, New York February 17, 2017 at 5:07 pm

El Diario reports on the immigrants who took part in the “Day Without Immigrants” protest, and the employers who supported them. Queens Latino, meanwhile, takes a look at how the demonstration shuttered parts of Roosevelt Avenue.

Assemblyman Francisco Moya (center) presents the legislative package in Albany, with Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie alsto at the podium. (Photo by Ana b. Nieto via el Diario)

Immigrants Cheer Bill to Make NY a Sanctuary State

Government, Immigration, New York February 7, 2017 at 8:24 pm

Immigrants expressed great hopes as a legislative package, including the Dream Act once again, was proposed in Albany to extend protection for immigrants, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Andrea de León and Luz Sánchez. Federal cuts to public housing residents imposed by new President Trump. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYCHA Residents Worried About Trump-Era Cuts

Government, Housing, New York January 9, 2017 at 5:42 pm

Residents, political leaders and the agency itself fear that the new government will cut part of the $2 billion the New York public housing program receives, to devastating effect, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

USPS Coordinator Gail Branham, with letters and gifts. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYC Children Ask Santa for Trump Not to Deport Their Parents

Immigration, Latino, Traditions December 22, 2016 at 1:35 pm

A review of letters sent by New York kids to Santa Claus via the U.S. Postal Service’s “Operation Santa” show that many Hispanics have included petitions related to immigration, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Advocates rally at Department of Education headquarters (Photo by Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

Protecting NYC Students from Bias

Black, Education, Immigration, Latino, Muslim, Youth December 15, 2016 at 3:48 pm

Protesters at the NYC Department of Education headquarters said the department should do a better job of ensuring that schools are a sanctuary from “the Trump effect” for immigrant students, students of color and LGBT students, Amsterdam News reports.

Breaking Language Barriers at NYC’s Public Hospitals
New York City’s public hospitals are doing a much better job of providing translation and interpretation services than they did some years ago, and the costs to NYC Health + Hospitals are mounting.

Breaking Language Barriers at NYC’s Public Hospitals

New York City’s public hospitals are doing a much better job of providing translation and interpretation services than they did some years ago, and the costs to NYC Health + Hospitals are mounting.

Fair Chance Law Comes to NYC

Fair Chance Law Comes to NYC

Criminal Justice, Labor, New York October 28, 2015 at 2:49 pm

New York City’s Fair Chance Act went into effect on Oct. 27, and experts say it is one of the strongest such laws in the country and should help protect ex-offenders from job discrimination, reports Colorlines.

L to R: DOB Commissioner Rick Chandler and Errol Louis, CUNY faculty member and host of NY1’s “Inside City Hall.” (Photo by Zach Williams via Chelsea Now)

Monitoring NYC’s Building Boom

New York, Real Estate September 24, 2015 at 5:40 pm

In a wide-ranging discussion with community and ethnic media at the CUNY J-School, Department of Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler outlined plans for improving inspection of buildings.

Rosa Quiñones is one of the people trying to help her mother in Ponce, Puerto Rico, by sending her money. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Puerto Ricans in NYC Await a Cry for Help to Send Money to PR

Government, New York, Puerto Rican July 8, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Despite the crisis, Puerto Ricans in New York are not yet sending more money to their relatives on the island, reports El Diario.