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Islip Residents Organize Against Pool Closures

Long Island, Social Services February 19, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Town of Islip officials are considering additional service cuts on top of the already announced closings of the public pools at Roberto Clemente and Casamento Parks, charged Renee Ortiz, a community leader who has been fighting the closings, reports La Tribuna Hispana.

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Day Laborers Fear Being Left Out of Immigration Reform

In the News, Labor, Latino, Long Island February 7, 2013 at 6:34 pm

Based on the initial proposals for an immigration reform bill, undocumented day laborers and domestic workers could run into difficulties proving they’re employed due to the transitory nature of their work, reports La Tribuna Hispana.

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Suffolk Group Scrambles to Shelter the Homeless

Housing, Latino, Long Island February 6, 2013 at 9:33 pm

The Almost Home program in Long Island stops at train stations three days a week to find homeless people and bring them to a shelter, reports La Tribuna Hispana. They give a bit of sanctuary from the cold winter days, hoping to someday make it every day of the week.

There's almost 3 million Salvadoran living outside of their homeland, about half of them in the U.S. (Photo by Jorge Quinteros via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Salvadorans Push for Right to Vote in Elections Back Home

Central American, Latino, Long Island, Politics January 18, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Salvadoran organizations in Long Island gathered to demand that El Salvador’s National Assembly allow Salvadorans living abroad to vote no matter the expense, La Tribuna Hispana reported.

Fermin Trejo with his wife Anabella and their son, Devin. (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Obama Eases Legalization Process for Undocumented Spouses of Citizens

Immigration, Latino, Long Island January 17, 2013 at 4:47 pm

The Obama administration has issued new regulations which will allow the undocumented spouses of United States citizens who entered the country illegally to adjust their status without facing the three or 10 year bar from re-entering, La Tribuna Hispana reported.

The Fall of Long Island’s Workplace Project

The Fall of Long Island’s Workplace Project

Immigration, Labor, Latino, Long Island, Social Services January 2, 2013 at 7:05 pm

The year 2012 will be remembered by the Hispanic community of Long Island for the fall of one of its best-known organizations, The Workplace Project/Centro de Derechos Laborales, La Tribuna Hispana reports.

María Eugenia Interiano (Photo from family via La Tribuna Hispana)

Salvadoran Fleeing Violence Succumbs to Cancer While Awaiting Deportation

Immigration, Latino, Long Island December 6, 2012 at 6:14 pm

A Salvadoran woman fleeing gang violence found out she had terminal cancer while in a U.S. immigration detention center. This is the story of how she reunited with her son and how the Salvadoran community of Long Island helped them, as reported in La Tribuna Hispana.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone (Photo via Long Island al Dia)

Suffolk to Offer Translation and Interpretation Services

Demographics, Latino, Long Island November 20, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has signed an order ensuring that interpretation services are available at all county agencies and that essential public documents are translated into six language, Long Island al Dia reported.

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Plenty of Work For Day Laborers

Environment, In the News, Labor, Latino, Long Island, Queens November 16, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Clean-up and rebuilding in the wake of Hurricane Sandy have provided day laborers in the metro area with plenty of work opportunities but with these new jobs come increased risks in fraud and health, reports El Diario La Prensa.

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.