Long Island

Farrah Mozawalla, acting executive director of the Asian American Advisory Board and the Office of Asian American Affairs. (Photo from the Nassau County Asian American Advisory Board/Facebook via Valley Stream Herald)

Asian American Office Formed in Nassau County

Asian, Government, Long Island May 8, 2019 at 5:29 pm

To meet the needs of a growing Asian-American population in Nassau County, the Legislature recently voted to create the Office of Asian American Affairs, reports Valley Stream Herald.

More than 60 demonstrators, primarily Chinese, protested in front of Huntington High School on April 6. (Photo by Lan Mu via World Journal)

Chinese Parents Angered Over Student Musical on LI

Culture, East Asian, Long Island April 10, 2019 at 7:36 pm

Chinese families on Long Island protested the staging of the musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” at two high schools on Long Island, reports World Journal.

Artists from Teatro Yerbabruja performed at the opening of the company’s new space in Bay Shore. (Photo via Noticia)

LI’s Teatro Yerbabruja Gets New Home

Culture, Latino, Long Island April 9, 2019 at 5:35 pm

After years of promoting Hispanic theater on Long Island, Teatro Experimental Yerbabruja has found a permanent home in a former firehouse, Noticia Long Island reports.

José Chapa, coordinator for the Justice for Farmworkers campaign, and Salvadoran Juan Zúñiga, a field worker in East Hampton, Long Island. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Long Island Hispanic Farmworkers Demand Labor Rights

Labor, Latino, Long Island March 22, 2019 at 5:28 pm

Feeling neglected by New York lawmakers, Long Island Hispanic farmworkers demand fair working conditions and labor rights, Noticia Long Island reports.

Sammy González, of Puerto Rican heritage, is running for the legislator seat left vacant in Brentwood, Central Islip and North Bay Shore. (Photo via Noticia)

Sammy González Seeks to Keep Martinez’s Seat in Hispanic Hands

Long Island, Politics, Puerto Rican February 20, 2019 at 3:55 pm

Noticia Long Island interviews Sammy González, a salsa musician of Puerto Rican heritage who seeks to replace Mónica Martinez as Suffolk legislator for the 9th District and continue her work fighting gang violence.

The Zweigbaum family joined the Long Island protest. (Photo via Noticia LI)

At Pro-Immigrant Rally Some Ask: Where Are the Immigrants?

Immigration, Long Island February 14, 2019 at 11:08 am

As a new protest against family separation took place in Huntington Station, some note that those attending are mostly U.S.-born citizens and not immigrants, who are afraid to be seen in such places, Noticia Long Island reports.

During the #HereToStay rally, recently elected State Senator Jessica Ramos spoke about the bill she introduced to protect the undocumented population.(Photo courtesy of Make the Road)

Immigrants Protest in the State’s Capital for Respect and Dignity

Long Island, Metro Area February 6, 2019 at 6:12 pm

Hundreds of immigrants and activists from all over the state gathered in Albany to ask Gov. Cuomo and the legislature to advance the pro-immigrant platform #HereToStay, Noticia Long Island reports.

New York State Senate Majority Leader Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, swearing in Sen. Kevin Thomas with his wife Rincy beside him. (Photo via Sen. Thomas' office)

Kevin Thomas, First Indian-American State Senator, Takes Office

Elections 2018, Government, Long Island, South Asian February 5, 2019 at 4:48 pm

Desi Talk interviews Kevin Thomas, the first Indian American member of the New York State Senate and one of the newly-elected Democratic senators who reflect the changing demographics of Long Island.

Osman Canales, founder and director Long Island Immigrant Students Advocates (LIISA). (Photo via Noticia LI)

NY DREAM Act Will ‘Change Lives’ on Long Island

Education, Immigration, Long Island February 1, 2019 at 4:41 pm

Long Island community leaders assess the positive impact the approval of the New York State DREAM Act will have on thousands of immigrant students and also the local economy, Noticia Long Island reports.

Nassau County Executive Laura Curan (Photo from Nassau County via Long Island Wins)

ICE Move to Nassau Hospital Dropped

Immigration, Long Island January 29, 2019 at 5:48 pm

Long Island Wins reports that while ICE will no longer relocate to the Nassau University Medical Center, the decision came with a downside.

Immigrant advocates protest against the plan to take ICE to Nassau University Medical Center. (Photo by Benjamin Britton via Noticia LI)

Furor Grows Over ICE Move to Nassau Hospital

Immigration, Latino, Long Island January 28, 2019 at 3:44 pm

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran’s announcement that she will let ICE relocate to a building at the Nassau University Medical Center continued to draw backlash from Long Island community and pro-immigrant groups, El Diario La Prensa and Noticia Long Island report.

Nassau University Medical Center (Photo by Sullynyflhi from Wikimedia Commons via Long Island Wins)

ICE to Move to Nassau Hospital

Health, Immigration, Long Island January 23, 2019 at 5:24 pm

In what is described by Long Island Wins as an “outrageous move,” Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is allowing ICE relocate to a building at the Nassau University Medical Center.

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.