Long Island

Phones connected to translation services in six languages have been installed in all public offices, police vehicles and in some police stations throughout Suffolk County. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

LI Cops Mend Fences with Immigrant Community

Immigration, In the News, Latino, Long Island August 18, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Suffolk County police are trying to mend fences with immigrant communities, offering translation and other services to crime victims, El Diario reports.

Mónica R. Martínez became the first Salvadoran to become a legislator in Suffolk County. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Salvadorans: the Largest Minority on Long Island

Demographics, In the News, Latino, Long Island August 15, 2014 at 6:21 pm

Four decades after Salvadorans began arriving on Long Island, they are gaining political empowerment, El Diario reports.

Luis Fuentes takes care of his two children, Luis and Jaine, after his wife Marilú’s disappearance. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

A Salvadoran Mother Disappears Without a Trace

In the News, Latino, Long Island, Women, Youth August 12, 2014 at 5:57 pm

El Diario covers the struggles of Luis Fuentes, a father of two who has spent almost two years searching across three countries for his wife who went missing at the U.S. border.

Central Americans Learn About the Law

Central Americans Learn About the Law

On Long Island, recent migrants cope with ankle bracelets and uncertainty about their future.

(Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Make the Road NY: Filling a Community Need

Immigration, Latino, Long Island, Social Services July 11, 2014 at 5:00 pm

La Tribuna Hispana speaks with Irma Solís, a community organizer with Make the Road New York.

María Elia Castillo, mother of Wilfredis Ayala Castillo, Wendy Urbina and her young child Justin, hope for a miracle that will stop the deportation of his father. (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

‘La Migra’ May Split Up LI Immigrant Family

Immigration, In the News, Latino, Long Island May 14, 2014 at 11:54 am

A young Salvadoran father arrested for crossing train tracks in Nassau County, Long Island faces deportation, La Tribuna Hispana reports.

Enjoying the cherry blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden (Photo by FreeVerse Photography, Creative Commons License)

Where to View the Cherry Blossoms

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Long Island, Manhattan, Metro Area April 25, 2014 at 9:13 pm

Japanese culture will be celebrated this weekend as cherry trees in the NY region unfurl their beautiful and fragile blooms.

(Photo by Stewart Ain via The Jewish Week)

Long Island Losing Kosher Delis

Business, Food, In the News, Jewish, Long Island April 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Changing demographics and eating habits led to the loss of five kosher delis in Nassau and Suffolk counties last year, reports Jewish Week.

Jonathan Ruiz (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Long Island Teen Aims for 2016 Olympics

Long Island, Sports February 14, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Jonathan Ruiz, a 17-year old Salvadoran-American, trains more than 20 hours a week in hopes of joining the U.S. swim team that will go to the next Summer Olympics in Brazil, reports La Tribuna Hispana.

Martha Maffei: Advocate for Long Island Latinas

Martha Maffei: Advocate for Long Island Latinas

Latino, Long Island, Social Services, Women January 2, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Once a social worker in Peru, Martha Maffei has helped immigrant women who are isolated, unemployed or in crisis in Long Island communities, reports Zaira Cortes of El Diario La Prensa.

File photo of Congressman Peter King speaking to reporters after a Congressional hearing about radicalization of American Muslims in Washington DC. (Photo Talk Radio News Service, Creative Commons License)

Long Island Republican Softening Position on Immigration

Once a vocal opponent of a path to citizenship for immigrants, Congressman Peter King has eased his position on immigration reform, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Marcelo Lucero (Photo via El Diario-La Prensa)

Suffolk More Tolerant After Hate Crime

Crime, In the News, Latino, Long Island September 25, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Five years after Ecuadorean immigrant Marcelo Lucero was killed, Suffolk County has been fostering tolerance by increasing translation services, revamping the process to report racial crimes and hosting events to bring communities together, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Downtowners Remember 9/11 at Memorial

Downtowners Remember 9/11 at Memorial

Government, Long Island, Manhattan September 10, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Lower Manhattan residents gathered for a community evening at the 9/11 Memorial on September 8 to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

(Image via Long Island Press)

L.I. Muslims See Challenges, Hope After Boston Attacks

In the News, Long Island, Religion May 3, 2013 at 4:14 pm

A wave of fear swept through the Long Island Muslim community after the Boston Marathon bombing suspects turned out to be of Islamic faith. Rashed Mian from Long Island Press reaches out to Muslim leaders to gauge the fears and hopes of the community following the attacks.

Deputized (¿Cómo Pudo Pasar? in Spanish) (Images taken from trailer)

Little Change in L.I. Town Since Hate Crime

Crime, Immigration, Latino, Long Island April 9, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Nearly five years after the death of immigrant Marcelo Lucero, a local screening of “Deputized ¿Cómo pudo pasar?” a documentary about the people and environment surrounding the hate crime, brings the case back to a town where some say little has changed, finds El Diario-La Prensa.