Long Island

Mónica Martínez (wearing blue) with her family after becoming the first senator of Salvadoran descent in the New York State. (Photo from Sen. Martínez's office via El Diario)

Mónica Martínez: A Salvadoran-American in Albany

After her historic swearing-in ceremony as the first Salvadoran-American in the Albany legislature, state Sen. Mónica Martínez talked with El Diario La Prensa about her agenda, which included education, the environment and immigration issues.

(Photo by Denise Civiletti via RiverheadLOCAL)

Shutdown Effects Felt on LI Farms

Labor, Long Island January 10, 2019 at 1:35 pm

The government shutdown comes at a time when farmers apply for farmhands through the H-2A temporary agricultural worker visa program, reports RiverheadLOCAL.

The Pase del Niño Viajero de San Joaquin celebration in East Hampton on Sunday, Dec. 16. (Photo by Durell Godfrey via The East Hampton Star)

An Ecuadorean Christmas Tradition on LI

Culture, Long Island, South American, Traditions December 20, 2018 at 4:06 pm

For the 15th year in a row, the Ecuadorean community brought a Christmas tradition from home to East Hampton, reports The East Hampton Star.

Laura Auerbach, one of 25 volunteers who answered an emergency plea to house the displaced children of a local woman facing deportation, showed some of the paintings her Latino trauma patients have produced in art therapy. (Photo by Johnette Howard via The East Hampton Star)

Finding a Home for the Children of Detained Immigrants

Immigration, Long Island, Youth December 10, 2018 at 11:00 am

A plea to take in the children of a Long Island woman facing deportation, and the surprising response it yielded, brings to light how immigration policies end up leaving vulnerable children behind, reports The East Hampton Star.

Anna Kaplan (Photo via annafornysenate.com)

‘From Tabriz to Albany’ – LI’s New State Senator

Government, Long Island, Women December 5, 2018 at 4:56 pm

Born Anna Monahemi in Iran, Democrat Anna Kaplan will represent Long Island’s 7th district in the NYS Senate, Tablet reports.

“I am grateful for my family,” said José Alberto. (Photo via Noticia)

Latinos Celebrating Thanksgiving Hoping It Will Not Be Their Last in the U.S.

Central American, Immigration, Long Island November 21, 2018 at 5:40 pm

For anxious Long Island immigrants affected by Trump’s policies but encouraged by a court-ordered TPS extension, this Thanksgiving comes with the hope that it will not be their last in the U.S., Noticia Long Island reports.

Monica Martinez shows off the Noticia Long Island cover on her stunning win as New York state senator. (Photo via Noticia)

Monica Martinez Win Brings Hope for Long Island TPS Families

Central American, Elections 2018, Government, Long Island November 15, 2018 at 4:41 pm

Newly elected Salvadoran-American state senator Monica Martinez talks with Noticia Long Island about the hopes her win has brought to the TPS community, and her desire to keep working for the 9th District in Suffolk County where she was a legislator.

(Photo via The Suffolk Times)

A Tribute to Native Culture on LI

Culture, History, Long Island, Native American November 8, 2018 at 5:18 pm

The Southold Indian Museum on the North Fork will host Sewanhacky Tribute Weekend Nov. 10-11 to educate the public and showcase artifacts from 10,000 years worth of Native history on Long Island, reports The Suffolk Times.

Nassau Police Department Commissioner Patrick Ryder (right) unveils the LanguageLine app and a plan to establish a stronger collaboration between the department and the Hispanic community. (Photo via Noticia)

Nassau Police Add Translation iPhone App Service

Latino, Long Island, Police November 1, 2018 at 5:39 pm

The Nassau County Police Department launched a new smartphone app to their LanguageLine translation service, to better help local police officers interact with residents who do not speak English, Noticia Long Island reports.

Andrew Strong (Photo by Johnette Howard via The East Hampton Star)

Human Rights Lawyer Joins LI Latino Nonprofit

Immigration, Latino, Long Island, Social Services October 29, 2018 at 9:07 pm

The East Hampton Star speaks to Andrew Strong, a lawyer formerly involved in UN cases who now works as OLA of Eastern Long Island’s first full-time human rights attorney.

In a fundraising event, Dominican community leaders supported Ramfis Domínguez Trujillo, presidential candidate for the 2020 Dominican election. (Photo by Antonio Kelley via Noticia Long Island)

Trujillo’s Grandson: I Promised to Build a Border Wall Before Trump Did

Dominican, Long Island, Politics October 25, 2018 at 5:49 pm

At a meeting with Dominican community leaders, Ramfis Trujillo, a Dominican Republic presidential candidate and the grandson of dictator Rafael Trujillo, vowed to build a wall on the country’s border with Haiti, reports Noticia Long Island.

Chano García (center) founder of “El Barrio: Comedia en Español” seeks to promote Hispanic comedy in NYC. (Photo courtesy of Chano García via Noticia)

‘El Barrio’: Doing Comedy in Spanish

Culture, Latino, Long Island October 16, 2018 at 3:23 pm

A group of Hispanic comedians has created the troupe “El Barrio: Comedia en Español” to promote comedy shows and stand-up workshops in Spanish in New York, Noticia Long Island reports.

A red dress, a symbol of the plight of missing and murdered indigenous women and organized efforts to fight Native American women’s heightened risk of violence, hangs near the Peace Fire site on the Shinnecock Reservation in Southampton. (By Paula Bess Collins via The Easthampton Star)

Trafficking ‘Under our Noses’ on the East End of LI

Human rights, Immigration, Latino, Long Island, Native American October 15, 2018 at 12:56 pm

The East Hampton Star reports on human and sex trafficking on the eastern end of Long Island.

Youths who took part in the National TPS Alliance traveled to the Vatican to attend the canonization of Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero. (Photo by Erik Villalobos via El Diario)

Masses and a Pilgrimage: Immigrants Celebrate Romero Canonization

Immigration, Long Island, Manhattan, Religion October 12, 2018 at 4:24 pm

As 19 tri-state area residents made a pilgrimage to Rome for the canonization of Monsignor Romero and to ask the pope to intercede for TPS beneficiaries, local churches are also celebrating, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Campaign “Our Vote, Our Voice” in Long Island as part of National Voter Registration Day (NVRD). (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Campaign Registers 2,000 New Minority Voters on LI

Elections 2018, Long Island October 11, 2018 at 4:11 pm

The grassroots campaign “Our Vote, Our Voice,” led by seven community organizations, has registered more than 2,000 new voters among communities of color on Long Island, Noticia Long Island reports.