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Yasuaki Yamashita speaks to teenagers at the Jane Addams High School in the Bronx.

Atomic bomb survivor promotes peace

East Asian, Education, New York December 9, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Japanese artist Yasuaki Yamashita was a child on his mother’s knee when the “Fatman” atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. Last week Yamashita recounted his experience with New York City teenagers, in an effort to promote peace.

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.

Questions over privately run immigration detention centers

Immigration, In the News, Queens December 9, 2011 at 3:50 pm

A Queens Councilman has joined other New York lawmakers in calling for a federal investigation of a private company that runs detention centers where immigrants are held for deportation, including one in Jamaica, Queens.

“Occupy Wall Street” media wrap-up #9

“Occupy Wall Street” media wrap-up #9

Economy, Featured Posts, New York December 7, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Weekly wrap-up of articles from the ethnic and community press.

Indrani Sen named Voices of NY editor

Indrani Sen named Voices of NY editor

New York December 6, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Indrani Sen, a journalist and CUNY J-School faculty member, will take over as editor of Voices of NY. Sen has extensive experience as a reporter, editor, and journalism teacher.

Food pantries struggle

Food pantries struggle

Bronx, Economy, Featured Posts, New York, Queens December 6, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Food pantries and soup kitchens in the Bronx and Queens are struggling to meet growing demand with diminishing funds.

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

New York vs. Galway Connacht 2010 championship game at Gaelic Park.

NY to host Irish football kickoff

Bronx, Culture, Western European December 6, 2011 at 9:13 am

The honor of hosting the first game in the All-Ireland senior football championship will fall to New York next year. Gaelic Park in Riverdale will host a local team against an Irish team in May.


Hunt for the perfect knish

Culture, In the News, New York December 5, 2011 at 1:43 pm

The Tablet, a magazine of Jewish culture, offers a guide that includes a Brooklyn eatery owned by a Muslim where the knishes are made by a Latino baker.

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.

A cabbie who parked illegally outside the Islamic Cultural Center at 1 Riverside Drive on Tuesday night said he didn't mind getting a parking ticket, because praying is more important to him than money.

Praying cabbies create traffic jam

Manhattan December 5, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Cab drivers rushing to services at the Islamic Cultural Center at Riverside Drive and West 72nd Street are double- and triple-parking outside the house of prayer, forcing northbound traffic on the recently-reopened stretch of Riverside Boulevard to veer into the oncoming traffic lane.

Yocheved Lerner-Miller and other women seek to join the Hatzalah ambulance service.

Orthodox women seek role as EMTs

Brooklyn, Culture December 2, 2011 at 4:56 pm

A group of Orthodox Jewish women is agitating to join the ranks of the Brooklyn branch of the Hatzalah, the volunteer ambulance corps born in the Hasidic neighborhoods of the borough that has grown to a worldwide organization.

Republicans seek ‘Jewish superdistrict’

Brooklyn, In the News, Politics December 2, 2011 at 3:30 pm

With the deadline to present maps of new district lines approaching, various ethnic groups are pressing for more representation in Congress and the State Legislature. Now, they’ve been joined by Republicans who see a “Jewish superdistrict” in Brooklyn as a key to maintaining their majority in the Senate.

Queens officials and clergy sign tolerance pledge in Flushing.

Queens hears pleas for tolerance

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens November 30, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Queens community leaders signed a pledge to foster ethnic and religious tolerance.

Maria Rodriguez of Hunts Point in the South Bronx

“Occupy Wall Street” media wrap-up #8

Economy, Featured Posts, New York November 30, 2011 at 4:09 pm

The “Occupy Wall Street” movement continues, branching out into other neighborhoods and other protests.