Long Island

Alma Tovar, OLA’s transportation advocate, with the minivan purchased by the organization to provide rides to medical appointments for people with no other viable options. (Photo provided to RiverheadLOCAL)

On LI, Latino Group Runs Transport Service

Latino, Long Island, Social Services, Transportation September 5, 2018 at 3:38 pm

A minivan service started by OLA of Eastern Long Island has turned into a larger effort to address the scarcity of public transportation options in Suffolk County, reports RiverheadLOCAL.

Celebrating the 12th Salvadorian-American Day Festival (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Long Island Celebrates Its 12th Salvadoran-American Day

Central American, Culture, Long Island August 13, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Long Island celebrated its 12th Salvadoran-American Day Festival in a massive event in Hempstead that included messages of support for immigrants and TPS beneficiaries, Noticia Long Island reports.

(Photo courtesy of OLA of Eastern Long Island)

Riverhead Police Complete Diversity Training

Latino, Long Island, Police August 8, 2018 at 2:50 pm

The Riverhead police chief speaks to RiverheadLOCAL about the diversity training program his department participated in with the help of OLA of Eastern Long Island, reports RiverheadLOCAL.

The 8th SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival will be held August 25 and 26 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Charles Lindbergh Boulevard in Garden City, NY. (Photo from Cindy via Noticia Long Island)

Peruvian Food Festival Chef Promises More Than Ceviche

Food, Long Island, South American July 26, 2018 at 1:53 pm

Diego Sánchez, chef of the year at the 8th SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival, to be celebrated in August in Garden City, vows to venture beyond traditional Peruvian fare, Noticia Long Island reports.

Victoria Hernández, community coordinator with SEPA Mujer on Long Island urges political pressure on Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

New Policy Changes Add Misery to the Plight of Immigrants

Immigration, Long Island July 11, 2018 at 6:58 pm

As recent policy changes in Washington are making immigrants uneasy about applying for benefits for fear of deportation, pro-immigration activists brace for the prospect that a law that protects victims of domestic violence will not be renewed by Congress, Noticia Long Island reports.

Sylvia Cabana talks about her priorities as the first Latina town clerk in Hempstead. (Photo via Noticia LI)

First Latina Hempstead Town Clerk: ‘I Am a Symbol’

Latino, Long Island, Politics, Women July 5, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Sylvia Cabana, the first Latina to be elected town clerk in Hempstead, explains how the Trump administration prompted her to seek higher office to help immigrants navigate government services and teach their children to be proud of their culture, Noticia Long Island reports.

Marchers in Queens. At left, Jessica Ramos and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Center, Tania Mattos from Barrios Unidos.(Photo via Queens Latino)

Tri-State Area Marches Demand the End of Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’

Immigration, Long Island, Manhattan, New York, Queens July 2, 2018 at 5:21 pm

As thousands of people marched on Saturday at Families Belong Together rallies to demand the end of the separation of migrant children from their parents on the southern border, several Hispanic newspapers reported on marches across the tri-state area.

Make the Road New York and New York Communities for Change are plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against the Town of Islip for violating the Voting Rights Act. (Photo courtesy of Make the Road New York)

Hispanics Sue Islip for Discrimination in the Voting System

Environment, Latino, Long Island, Politics June 26, 2018 at 3:18 pm

Long Island Hispanic residents filed a lawsuit against the Town of Islip claiming that the voting system has prevented them from electing their preferred candidates to the Town Board, Noticia Long Island reports.

Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

New Hempstead Town Supervisor Brings Down Language Barriers

Long Island June 25, 2018 at 12:31 pm

Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen is launching a new free translation services program and promises that minority businesses will have an equal footing when seeking contracts with the local administration, Noticia Long Island reports.

Pilar Moya Mancera (left), director of Housing Help Inc., and Rosa, a Central American immigrant worried about losing her job as a school bus driver in Huntington once her TPS protection expires in a few months. (Photo by Sandra Torres via Noticia Long Island)

As TPS End Approaches, a Final Push To Save Families and Communities

Immigration, Latino, Long Island June 15, 2018 at 5:56 pm

As organizations make a last call to Congress to prevent TPS from expiring starting next January, a Nicaraguan immigrant on Long Island contemplates the prospect of losing her job, house and American-born children, Noticia Long Island reports.

One of the photos in the "Soy OLA" series. (Photo by Philippe Cheng via Sag Harbor Express)

The Many Faces of Latinos on Eastern LI

Culture, Latino, Long Island June 11, 2018 at 9:15 pm

A portrait series of the people who make up OLA (Organización Latino-Americana) of Eastern Long Island aims to show the different faces of the community – beyond what is often seen in the media, reports Sag Harbor Express.

"United for Guatemala": La Fiesta 98.5 on Long Island is organizing relief efforts on June 10

LI Community Mobilizes to Help Victims of Guatemala Volcano

Long Island June 8, 2018 at 5:46 pm

The Guatemalan community on Long Island’s East End is organizing donation drives to help victims of the Fuego volcano eruption, RiverheadLOCAL en Español reports.

Huntington synagogue becomes a new sanctuary for Hispanics at risk of deportation. Renée Bradley (left) is the director of the Huntington Rapid Response Network, which offers services and assistance to people risking deportation. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Huntington Synagogue Declares Itself Sanctuary for Hispanics

Immigration, Jewish, Latino, Long Island May 31, 2018 at 1:12 pm

Recalling that Jews have historically been persecuted, a synagogue in Huntington, Long Island, has become a sanctuary for Latino immigrants at risk of deportation, Noticia Long Island reports.

Irma Solís, director of the Suffolk County chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU). (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Police Sued and Parents Alarmed as War on MS-13 Rages

Immigration, Long Island, Youth May 25, 2018 at 4:48 pm

Noticia speaks to Irma Solís, the director of the NYCLU Suffolk County chapter which sued the county police to compel the department to respond to an information request concerning its role in the arrest of students accused of gang activity.

Rahsmia Zatar, director of S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

LI Anti-Trump Protesters: ‘No More Hate, No More Fear’

Immigration, Latino, Long Island May 24, 2018 at 10:50 pm

As President Trump visited Long Island, immigrants and activists staged protests demanding respect for the Latino community and against discrimination, El Diario/La Prensa and Noticia Long Island report.