Long Island

A group of students taking a class at Aprendiendo Inglés Ahora E.S.L. (Photo by Jackie Pape via The Easthampton Star)

ESL on the South Fork

Education, Immigration, Long Island October 5, 2017 at 4:05 pm

Classes for adult students of English have been successful on the South Fork of Long Island, reports The East Hampton Star.

Local residents bring donations to the Flanders Northampton Volunteer Ambulance, one of several locations on Long Island which has served as a collection site. (Photo by Alicia Saldierna via RiverheadLOCAL)

Helping Puerto Rico and Mexico from Long Island

Environment, Long Island, Mexican, Puerto Rican September 25, 2017 at 5:22 pm

Stories in RiverheadLOCAL cover groups formed by Long Island residents to help with relief efforts in Puerto Rico and southern Mexico.

The 41st Annual Greek Festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Hicksville, Long Island (Screen shot via National Herald video)

A Weekend of Greek Festivals

Culture, Long Island, Religion, Staten Island, Western European September 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox churches on Staten Island and Long Island held Greek festivals over the weekend, reports The National Herald.

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.

Denis Guerra Guerra and his fiancée Angie Sosa (Photo courtesy of Elise Damas via Long Island Wins)

A Traffic Stop Leads to Deportation on LI

Immigration, Long Island August 30, 2017 at 1:49 pm

After being stopped by police for allegedly failing to use a turn signal, Denis Guerra Guerra was eventually sent back to his native El Salvador. Long Island Wins reports on the events that led up to the deportation.

El Salvador's Cardinal Gregorio Rosa-Chávez, with a Salvadoran family in Uniondale, New York. (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Cardinal’s Visit Buoys Salvadorans on LI

Central American, Immigration, Long Island, Religion August 24, 2017 at 1:39 pm

La Tribuna Hispana chronicles the historic visit to Long Island of El Salvador’s cardinal, during which he spoke in churches, community centers and a prison.

"From One Mistake"

Brentwood Youth Films Documentary about Immigration

Immigration, Long Island, Video August 9, 2017 at 5:13 pm

Brentwood youth Hendel Leiva made a documentary drawing on his own conflicted experience with immigration, as he used to discriminate against day laborers even though he himself is the son of undocumented immigrants, Noticia Long Island reports.

Roasted lamb from Kankachos Tinajani. (Photo from the SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival via El Diario)

SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival to Celebrate 7th Edition

Food, Long Island, South American August 8, 2017 at 5:04 pm

The SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival will celebrate its seventh edition on Aug. 26 and 27 on Long Island attracting renowned chefs from Peru and the tri-state area, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Shane O Keeffe and Peter Lynch race to block a kick during a recent Gaelic football match. (Photo by Rosemarie Byrne via The Sag Harbor Express)

Gaelic Football on the East End

Long Island, Sports, Western European July 19, 2017 at 2:29 pm

The Sag Harbor Express reports on the emergence of Gaelic football on the East End of Long Island this year.

(Photo by ThoseGuys119, Creative Commons license)

Fear Grows Over Alleged ICE Targeting of LI Students

Education, Immigration, Long Island July 11, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Activists fear that the detention of two students from a Suffolk school who were accused of being gang members may give ICE free rein to arrest youths with no criminal background, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Two Latinas Run for Suffolk Legislature Seat

Two Latinas Run for Suffolk Legislature Seat

Government, Latino, Long Island June 7, 2017 at 5:11 pm

For the first time two Latina candidates will vie for a seat in the Suffolk County Legislature, a sign of not just the growing Hispanic power on Long Island, but also of deepening rifts within the community, La Tribuna Hispana USA reports.

Ángela Ramos will run to represent the 9th District. (Photo via Via Noticia Long Island)

Ángela Ramos Announces Candidacy for the Suffolk Legislature

Dominican, Immigration, Long Island, Politics June 1, 2017 at 11:18 am

Dominican-born Angela Ramos, wife of Assemblyman Phil Ramos, will run for the Suffolk County Legislature, Noticia Long Island reports.

Julia Burgos, member of the Brentwood School District Board of Education (Photo via La Tribune Hispana)

New Latino Majority on LI Board of Ed. Tackles Challenges

Education, Latino, Long Island June 1, 2017 at 7:26 am

As the recent Brentwood school board elections resulted in an unprecedented Hispanic majority, trustee Julia Burgos reflects on the challenges ahead, including the presence of MS-13 gang members on Long Island, La Tribuna Hispana USA reports.

Shimon Waronker will become the superintendent of Hempstead Union Free School District in the fall (Photo by Jessica Huseman via The Forward)

Hasidic Educator to Run Hempstead Schools

Education, Jewish, Long Island May 26, 2017 at 3:22 pm

The Forward interviews Shimon Waronker, a Hasidic Jew originally from Chile, who will become the superintendent of the Hempstead Union Free School District in the fall.

Rodman Serrano fears that his Salvadoran parents, who have lived in New York for 24 years, may lose their TPS and are once again put at risk of deportation. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Salvadorans Live through a Nightmare with Possible End of TPS

Central American, Long Island May 25, 2017 at 5:27 pm

While Salvadorans in the NY area fear that the Trump administration will not extend their TPS protection or that it will do so only for six months as it did with Haitians, Long Island braces for a potential exodus that could undermine its economy, El Diario/La Prensa reports.