Long Island

(Photo fro La Tribuna Hispana)

At Risk of Losing TPS, Salvadorans Organize 

Latino, Long Island, New York May 18, 2017 at 1:29 pm

As their TPS protection appears to be endangered under the Trump administration, Salvadorans on Long Island and nationally are planning to campaign in Washington D.C., La Tribuna Hispana USA reports.

Winners in the Brentwood School boards elections. Left to right: Julia Burgos, Maria Gonzales_Prescod and Simone Holder-Daniel. (Photo via NoiticiaLI)

Parents Hopeful Over LI School Board Elections

Education, Latino, Long Island May 17, 2017 at 5:42 pm

Hempstead and Brentwood chose a new school board amid deep tensions because of gang fears and the arrival of unaccompanied minors to Long Island, Noticia Long Island reports.

The Acosta family eagerly waiting for the approaching reopening of the popular park. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Popular LI Park to Reopen After ‘Environmental Racism’ Case

Environment, Long Island May 15, 2017 at 1:10 pm

After being closed for contamination in 2014 because it was being used as a landfill, Brentwood’s Roberto Clemente Park, a favorite recreation place for Long Island’s Hispanic community, will reopen this summer, Noticia Long Island reports.

Gang graffiti in Queens, where a man was attacked by a group of youths. (Photo via El Diario)

Hispanic Leaders Wary of NY Senate Anti-Gang Bill

Crime, Long Island, Youth May 9, 2017 at 6:17 pm

As the New York State Senate passed an initiative to fight violence from MS-13 and other gangs, some leaders opposed it because they worry that it may end up criminalizing innocent Hispanic youths, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Jeff Shi (right) (Photo via Jeff Shi campaign)

Chinese in Great Neck Rally for Board of Education Candidate

East Asian, Education, Long Island May 5, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Jeff Shi, who recently announced his run for the school board in Great Neck, would be the first Chinese member of the board in a school district where students with a Chinese background make up more than a third of the population, reports World Journal.

Gabriela Cabrera (Photo via Southold Local)

LI Latino Nonprofit Focuses on Getting Out the Vote

Latino, Long Island, Politics May 4, 2017 at 12:51 pm

The Latino advocacy organization OLA of Eastern Long Island has hired a civic engagement coordinator whose priority will be to encourage Latinos on the East End to vote, reports SoutholdLOCAL.

Members of the new Hispanic American Advisory Board with borough executive Ed Mangano (sitting). (Photo via Noticia)

Nassau County Inaugurates Its First Hispanic Advisory Board

Latino, Long Island April 26, 2017 at 4:40 pm

For the first time in history, Long Island’s Nassau County has instituted a Hispanic American Advisory Board, Noticia Long Island reports.

Paola Zuniga-Tellez (Photo via Riverhead News-Review)

First Latina Named to LI Community Board

Latino, Long Island, Women April 24, 2017 at 4:42 pm

On the East End of Long Island, Paola Zuniga-Tellez has become the first Latina named to a local community board, Riverhead News-Review reports.

(Photo by Zaira Cortes via Diario de México)

Workers Laid Off for Joining ‘Day without Immigrants’ Announce Lawsuit

Immigration, Labor, Latino, Long Island April 19, 2017 at 10:07 pm

While 10 Long Island workers fired for participating in the Day Without Immigrants protest are suing their former employers, labor activists help workers avoid being fired if they participate in the next strike, El Diario/La Prensa and Diario de México report.

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini announced a $25,000 reward for information related to the death of four youths in Central Islip. (Photo via Twitter video)

On LI, Asking for Measures to Stop Gang Violence

Crime, Latino, Long Island April 17, 2017 at 9:46 pm

The Latino community on Long Island, horrified at the death of four youths allegedly because of gang violence, is asking the authorities for help, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via Noticia)

Long Island Group Helps Immigrants Apply For Citizenship

Immigration, Long Island, Social Services April 10, 2017 at 3:23 pm

The Central American Refugee Center in Hempstead, Long Island, is developing a program to encourage qualifying immigrants to become citizens, Noticia reports.

Long Island Farm Bureau president Karl Novak, right, and Congressman Lee Zeldin at Saturday’s annual breakfast meeting in Calverton. (Photo by Jen Nuzzo via Riverhead News-Review)

LI Farmers Urge Immigration Reform

Immigration, Labor, Long Island April 6, 2017 at 3:59 pm

Farmers on Eastern Long Island recently met with Rep. Lee Zeldin to talk about immigration reform as a way to ensure a stable agricultural workforce, reports Riverhead News-Review.

Homeland Security and ICE were reportedly involved in the arrest of two Chinese women who worked as masseuses. (Photo by Peter Chu via World Journal)

Prostitution May Lead to Deportation 

East Asian, Immigration, Long Island March 16, 2017 at 3:21 pm

With the involvement of Homeland Security and ICE in the recent arrests of massage parlor employees, an attorney notes in World Journal the increasing presence of the agencies in such cases.

From top left to right: Henry Salgado, Carmen Piñeyro, Juana Prado, Angel Vargas. (Photo via Noticia)

More Hispanics Seeking Office on Long Island

Latino, Long Island, Politics March 7, 2017 at 11:00 am

As the Latino population surpasses 40 percent in some Long Island villages, more Hispanic leaders are seeking office in the upcoming elections of Freeport and Hempstead, Noticia LI reports.

Left to right: Victims Kayla Cuevas, Nisa Mickens and José Peña (Photo via Noticia)

Gang Members, Accused of Killing Youths, Arrested in Brentwood

Crime, Long Island March 6, 2017 at 1:35 pm

Noticia LI reports on reaction to the arrest of 13 members of MS-13 on Long Island, including from the mother of one of the gang’s victims.