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Families fight banks for loan modifications

African American, Economy, Housing, Latino, Metro Area, Video January 22, 2012 at 1:29 pm
Immigrants on Ellis Island circa 1900

Waiver to keep undocumented spouses in US

Immigration, Metro Area, Politics January 17, 2012 at 6:58 pm

The Immigration Department (USCIS) is proposing a change to rules governing how spouses and adult children of American citizens get their immigration status adjusted.

Sen. Menendez named Grand Marshal of Greek parade

Sen. Menendez named Grand Marshal of Greek parade

Culture, In the News, Metro Area, New York, Politics, Western European January 13, 2012 at 1:20 pm

New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez has been selected as Grand Marshal of the 2012 Greek Parade in New York City. Greek News reports that Menendez was chosen because of his support for Cyprus and Greek national causes.

José Navarro Deras, who just turned 102 years old, turned his dream into a reality: having his story appear in El Diario la Prensa.

Papi, 102, gets birthday wish to tell his story

Latino, Metro Area January 11, 2012 at 12:16 pm

José Navarro Deras, born on January 3, 1910, has a memory that many young people would envy. He celebrated his 102nd birthday with his greatest wish coming true.

Queens children appeal for release of detained dad

Kids press for detained dad’s release

Immigration, Metro Area, Queens December 15, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Two Queens children are asking the federal government to release their dad from an immigration detention center in New Jersey. Bangladesh national Taimur Hussain has been detained at the Elizabeth Detention Center for eight months.

Press release from the Office of the District Attorney on the indictment of Dr. Kulik and his wife, Oksana Shulim.

Medicaid fraud charges for Russian-American doctor, wife

Brooklyn, Health, In the News, Metro Area December 14, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Dr. Pavel Kulik, a specialist in internal organs, wouldn’t want anyone to investigate his internal affairs. Kulik’s name translates in English to mean sandpiper. And while Russians refer to the old proverb “Every sandpiper swaggers about his swamp,” this is probably not a swamp he’d like to swagger about.

Congressman Andre Carson

Congressman calls Muslim women to politics

Communities, Culture, Metro Area, Politics December 14, 2011 at 1:00 pm

At a dinner held in New York, Congressman André Carson of Indiana called for Muslims, women in particular, to get involved in American politics.

Turkish cooking classes in New Jersey provide more than lessons in preparing dishes.

Turkish dishes for the holidays

Eastern European, In the News, Metro Area December 13, 2011 at 4:26 pm

The women’s branch of Turkish Cultural Center in New Jersey (TCCNJ) held Turkish cooking classes, just in time for students to include Turkish dishes in their holiday menus.

Riders against privatization of Nassau County bus service.

Hundreds protest MTA bus privatization plan

Economy, Latino, Metro Area December 9, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Saying privatizing public transportation in Nassau County will hurt workers and residents who rely on the county’s buses, several hundred people—many of them immigrants from Latin America–turned out for a hearing on the issue on Dec. 5.

A Polish American radio station comes to the New York region.

Polish American radio coming to NY

Culture, Eastern European, In the News, Metro Area December 6, 2011 at 2:25 pm

A new Polish language radio station launches in December. Polskie Radio USA will air from Teaneck, NJ at frequencies 1160 AM and 1520 AM. The idea for the new station came from Ewa Strzałkowska, formerly a program director for Polskie Radio Nowy Jork 910 AM, which was dissolved half aRead More

Daniel Altschuler, president of the Long Island Civic Engagement Table (far left), next to Elizabeth Bonilla, of New York Communities for Change, and Magdalena Flores, Alexandra San Juan and Carlos Ramos of Make the Road New York.

Children of immigrants hope for change in Suffolk

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, Politics December 5, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Suffolk County’s growing Latino population made itself heard in the rise in youth voter turnout for the election of a new county executive.

L.I. Jewish center unites religions

L.I. Jewish center unites religions

Culture, In the News, Metro Area November 30, 2011 at 2:21 pm

It’s called the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center in Commack, L.I., but twice a week a Roman Catholic nun serves food to seniors there; a Muslim imam works with high school and college students from a variety of backgrounds; and once a week, the pool is closed so that observant Jewish and Muslim women can swim together while preserving their modesty.

Peconic Landing retirement home in Greenport, Long Island

When government audits, immigrants lose

Economy, Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, Opinion November 30, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Immigrant workers lose jobs at retirement home in Long Island.

Rallying against the Congressional hearing on the "extent of radicalization" in the American Muslim community back in March 2011.

New news outlet serves Muslims

African, In the News, Metro Area November 29, 2011 at 11:43 am

Muslim Community Report will cover the diverse Muslim and African communities in the New York metropolitan area.

Indian discuss diaspora issues

Immigration, In the News, Metro Area, South Asian November 28, 2011 at 3:53 pm

The Indian ambassador joined over 200 people of Indian descent from the Americas to discuss issues important to the diaspora.