Long Island

On the first anniversary of Oscar Veliz death, his mother Yolanda Veliz lights a candle near where he was killed in Hempstead. (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

A Year After Son’s Hit-and-Run Death, Hempstead Mom Awaits Justice

Crime, Latino, Long Island November 14, 2012 at 3:47 pm

A year after the death of 16-year-old Oscar Veliz, his mother continues to cope with her grief while still waiting for an arrest in the case, La Tribuna Hispana reported. She has also found solace by starting a foundation in his honor to promote organ donations in the Latino community.

Rick Montano via La Tribuna Hispana

Lack of Party Support for Montano Cost Democrats in Suffolk

Latino, Long Island, Politics November 12, 2012 at 11:23 pm

The balance of power in the State Senate could have tipped in favor of Democrats had their leadership in Suffolk County generously funded the campaign of Rick Montano for the State Senate, La Tribuna Hispana reported. Montano lost by a small margin.

Latinos Support Embattled Long Island Official Mark Bonilla

Latinos Support Embattled Long Island Official Mark Bonilla

Latino, Long Island, Politics October 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Carrying posters with slogans like “Don’t resign” and “No justice, no peace,” more than 50 Latinos gathered to show their support for Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla, who was arrested last month on charges of official misconduct, harassment and attempted robbery, Noticia reported.

Alex Martínez, 43, the owner of the Tres Sabores restaurant in Hempstead, recalled that when he arrived on Long Island 26 years ago, the town was stagnant and lifeless. (Photo by Zaira Cortes / EDLP)

On Long Island, Salvadoran Cultural Roots Run Deep

Central American, Long Island, Politics August 20, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Later this week, we’ll have some coverage of Salvadoran Vice President Salvador Sanchez Cerén’s visit to Long Island, where he was met with protestors calling him anti-American. The possible presidential contender was reaching out to a community of almost 100,000 Long Island Salvadorans, whose culture has deeply penetrated the community, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Jeffrey Conroy (Left) and Marcelo Lucero (Right) (Photos via Long Island Wins)

Documentary: After the Murder Trial, a Hate Crime Still Vexes Long Island

Crime, Long Island, Video June 14, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Marcelo Lucero’s attackers have been convicted, but thanks to a new documentary, his murder case is again in the limelight, three and a half years after a teenager stabbed the immigrant from Ecuador in Suffolk County for being Latino, Long Island Wins reported.

A group shot of Workplace Project members in happier days (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

More Turmoil at Workplace Project: Day Laborer Group Dismisses Board

Labor, Long Island May 8, 2012 at 4:59 pm

The dramatics at the Workplace Project continued last week when the organization, which advocates for day laborers on Long Island, unexpectedly deposed its elected board of directors and replaced them with an interim board, La Tribuna Hispana reports.

Voices in Focus: Seen as a Foe of Immigrants, Pol Becomes Their Benefactor

Culture, Education, Long Island, Metro Area, Politics February 17, 2012 at 12:18 pm

In a new video from City Limits’ Brooklyn Bureau, city teenagers drop some wisdom about the importance of education. Also: an unintentional gift to an immigrants’ rights group; a drop in AIDS deaths among the city’s blacks; and an Australian investigation into child sex abuse in the Chabad community extends to the United States.

Morrell Caterer’s former general manager Thomas Cataldo, left, and former executive chef Michael Savitsky have alleged that the caterer did not follow kosher protocols.

Allegations of Non-Kosher Catering at Kosher L.I. Weddings

Culture, Food, Long Island, Religion February 14, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Here’s a decidedly unromantic wedding story for Valentines day: A kosher caterer stands accused of passing off non-kosher food at around 200 upscale Jewish weddings on Long Island.

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