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RiverheadLOCAL Goes Bilingual

RiverheadLOCAL Goes Bilingual

Long Island, Media December 5, 2017 at 12:13 pm

RiverheadLOCAL said it will begin publishing in Spanish.

(Photo via Long Island Wins)

FOILing ICE for Info on Gang Membership Criteria

Immigration, Latino, Long Island November 30, 2017 at 4:12 pm

The New York Immigration Coalition is seeking information that will answer questions about the “Operation Matador” program, Long Island Wins reports.

Members of the council, local workers and their families gathered Saturday for a tour of the facilities and a discussion of the programs and activities planned at the new center, followed by a Thanksgiving meal. Photo: Denise Civiletti via RiverheadLOCAL

A ‘CASA’ for LI Farm Workers

Labor, Long Island, Social Services November 27, 2017 at 3:59 pm

The new Center of Alliance, Solidarity and Accompaniment in Riverhead aims to empower members of the large farm worker population on the East End of Long Island, reports RiverheadLOCAL.

(Photo by Peter Chu via World Journal)

Chinese Supermarket Opens in Nassau County

Business, East Asian, Long Island November 13, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Super FL Mart, a 50,000-square-foot supermarket, opened over the weekend in Mineola, reports World Journal.

Laura Curran and Laura Gillen (From https://twitter.com/johnasbury/status/928124638831562752)

Two Women Will Be Decisive in LI Fight Against MS-13

Elections 2017, Latino, Long Island November 9, 2017 at 5:25 pm

Hispanic activists believe the victory of legislators Laura Curran and Laura Gillen on Long Island will be key to fighting gang violence without criminalizing the Latino population, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

(Photo via Long Island Wins)

Remembering Marcelo Lucero

Immigration, Latino, Long Island November 8, 2017 at 3:55 pm

Long Island Wins notes the 9th anniversary of the killing of Ecuadorean Marcelo Lucero.

South High School in Valley Stream, Long Island (Photo via school website)

A Trial Period for Halal Food at LI School

Education, Food, Long Island, Muslim November 1, 2017 at 4:19 pm

Valley Stream Herald reports on why South High School on Long Island started to test halal food options.

Ghost of the White Deer by Jeremy Dennis (Image via the Easthampton Star)

A Shinnecock Artist’s Exhibit on LI

Culture, History, Long Island, Native American October 31, 2017 at 3:57 pm

A young artist of the Shinnecock Nation is “illuminating indigenous mythology” on Long Island, writes The East Hampton Star.

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.