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City councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito and other elected officials presented the Youth Violence Task Force outside the James Weldon Johnson Community Center

Halting violence in El Barrio

Economy, Latino, Manhattan November 25, 2011 at 4:08 pm

In response to shootings and gang activity in East Harlem, city council member Melissa Mark-Viverito, together with other elected officials, presented the Youth Violence Task Force.

Former immigrants tell why they returned to Mexico and what advice they have for others.

Former Mexican immigrants tell their story

Immigration, In the News, Latino, Metro Area, Mexican November 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Five former immigrants in Neza, Mexico tell why they returned and what advice they have for those still living in the US.

NY’s gay Irish keep mass attendance alive

Manhattan, Western European November 22, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Despite the Roman Catholic Church’s condemnation of homosexuality, gay Irish Catholics have found a welcoming place of worship in a Greenwich Village church. Each Sunday evening, roughly 100 members of Dignity, a Catholic non-profit organization for homosexual and trans-gender persons, transform the Episcopal Church St John into an unusual CatholicRead More

Tim Gay, Jerry Skurnik, Keesha Gaskins, and Senator Michael Gianaris at an October 26 Stonewall Democrats’ forum on redistricting.

LGBT groups quiet on redistricting

In the News, New York, Politics November 22, 2011 at 3:49 pm

The future of legislation sought by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community could hinge on whether New York State Senate districts are redrawn by the members of that body or by an independent commission, but the organizations that advocate for the community aren’t playing a role in theRead More

Activist Daniel Sieradski addresses the Occupy Wall Street crowd. He says that Jews know very well that exile does not mean the end of a movement or idea.

“Occupy Wall Street” media wrap-up #7

Economy, Featured Posts, New York November 22, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Seventh week of coverage on OWS from the ethnic and community press.

Protesters call a Bellerose, Queens butcher shop unsanitary. But the owner says it is a "racial issue."

Protests target Halal butcher

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian November 22, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Protesters call a Queens butcher shop unsanitary but the owner says the dispute pits white residents against South Asians.

PRICED OUT: Subsidized housing in New York City can be found in new multifamily buildings, and in older buildings.

The subsidized housing maze

Featured Posts, Housing, New York November 22, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Finding housing is a nightmare for any New Yorker, but it can be particularly vexing for those seeking subsidized apartments.

Friday morning at the Give Them to Eat Ministries food pantry.

Church worries about pantry’s future

Bronx, Economy, Latino November 22, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Church-run food pantry faces an uncertain future due to rising rent and food prices.

Asian American group unveils new Unity Map that would reflect the growing Asian American population in Queens.

New map would empower Asians

East Asian, Featured Posts, Politics, Queens November 22, 2011 at 11:28 am

As Asian American organization unveiled its newly-drawn “Unity Map” on Nov. 16, in an effort to increase community representation.

A group of young people participated on Nov. 15 at a press conference with education officials to push for legislation that would provide college aid to undocumented students in New York State.

Regents Board support college aid for undocumented

Education, Latino, Manhattan November 21, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Education officials met on Nov. 15 with undocumented students and activists on the steps of the New York Public Library on 42nd Street in Manhattan to support enactment of a law that would provide financial assistance to undocumented students in the state.

Job fair is snapshot of economy

Economy, In the News, Manhattan November 18, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Thousands of job-seekers turned up at City College for Rep. Charles Rangel’s career fair. They told stories of their long efforts to find work as they waited in long lines for the chance to talk to recruiters from some of the city’s biggest companies.

Muslim leaders have begun educating constituents about their rights, in light of revelations of NYPD surveillance.

Muslims react to NYPD surveillance

Education, New York November 18, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Following the Associated Press’s revelation that the New York City Police Department has targeted Muslims for undercover surveillance,  Muslim leaders have begun conducting teach-ins to let their constituents know their rights and to warn them to watch for informants and provocateurs.

Muslim leaders have begun educating constituents about their rights, in light of revelations of NYPD surveillance.

Muslims react to NYPD surveillance

Education, New York November 18, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Following the Associated Press’s revelation that the New York City Police Department has targeted Muslims for undercover surveillance,  Muslim leaders have begun conducting teach-ins to let their constituents know their rights and to warn them to watch for informants and provocateurs.

Back on the beat for Bob Kappstatter

Bronx, In the News, New York, Politics November 18, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Former Daily News columnist Bob Kappstatter reappears, this time at a conference in Puerto Rico where he found that the Bronx/Brooklyn rivalry had flared up.

Republicans count votes at election headquarters at the Wallington Exchange restaurant in Wallington, NJ..

Poles Elected to City Council in NJ

Eastern European, Metro Area, Politics November 17, 2011 at 11:49 am

Polish Americans see victory in the Nov. 8 elections.