Long Island

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.

(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.