Marisol Alcantara has the support of Adriano Espaillat, the state senator – and likely soon-to-be member of Congress – whose seat she is looking to take over. However, her affiliation with the Senate Independent Democratic Conference has some concerned, including two of her opponents, reports Gotham Gazette.
The festive cultural manifestation of the Taíno Indians known as areíto has inspired the creation of a cultural, nonpartisan organization formed by New York Dominicans, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
As the Dominican Day Parade honored Dominican women, El Diario/La Prensa takes a look at their role as founders of leading social and political organizations in the diaspora.
Dominicans in New York celebrated the 35th Dominican Day Parade with music, traditional costumes and dancing, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
This Impacto New York op-ed lists the accomplishments and challenges of the Dominican community in New York, from political and educational successes to a coming demographic downturn.
Artist Tony Peralta depicts his people and his own experiences growing up as a Dominican in New York through a “Latino pop art” lens, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
At the Democratic convention, Reporte Hispano talked with superdelegate Lizette Delgado Polanco, a Dominican from NJ, as well as delegates from both the Clinton and Sanders camps.
Marisol Alcántara looks to take over the seat vacated by Adriano Espaillat in the Senate while Carmen De La Rosa seeks a seat in the Assembly, reports El Diario.
As Zika cases rise, the NYC Department of Health is launching a new campaign to urge pregnant women or women who are trying to become pregnant, and their partners, to defer travel to Zika-affected areas.
Students in Washington Heights gave the name “Laluzbrillante” (Bright Light) to a newly discovered species of wasp from the Dominican Republic, reports El Diario/La Prensa.
Current Deputy Mayor of Paterson Pedro Rodríguez is positioning himself to become the city’s first Dominican mayor in 2018, Reporte Hispano reports.
After narrowly winning the Democratic primary for the 13th Congressional District, Adriano Espaillat is poised to be the first Dominican in U.S. Congress, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
More than 160,000 Dominicans in the tri-state area will be able to vote in this Sunday’s presidential election without the need to register, El Diario and Reporte Hispano report.
Two Dominican candidates, Wendy Guzmán and Luis Vélez, vie for a hotly contested seat on the Paterson City Council, Reporte Hispano reports.
Greenpoint Star attends a Dominican Independence Day celebration in Williamsburg, and speaks to longtime residents who lament, and praise, the changes in a neighborhood once home to a large Dominican community.