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Joselo Lucero

Brother of hate crime victim fights back

Immigration, In the News, Latino, Metro Area October 21, 2011 at 4:31 pm

When Joselo Lucero came to the United States as a teenager, he could immediately feel the difference from his native Ecuador. “I knew the rules in Ecuador, I knew how things worked,” he recalls. “No one told me that I didn’t belong or to go back to Mexico.” He remembersRead More

“Occupy Wall Street” media wrap-up #2

“Occupy Wall Street” media wrap-up #2

Economy, New York October 19, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Continuing with Oct 14’s wrap-up on “Occupy Wall Street,” more coverage from the ethnic and community press.

Walesa coming to support Wall Street protest

Walesa coming to support Wall Street protest

Eastern European, In the News, New York October 19, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Protesters from Occupy Wall Street have invited former Polish president and Nobel Prize Winner Lech Walesa to join and support them. In an interview with the Polish media, Mr. Walesa said he would visit with the protesters. “Improving the life of ordinary people, ending corruption and concern for social justiceRead More

Inspecting the wares at Hunts Point Terminal Market.

Farm market reaches out to bodegas

Bronx, Health October 19, 2011 at 4:15 pm

The Wholesale Greenmarket in Hunts Point finds it’s not easy to create an infrastructure for local produce in a city the size of New York.

Immigration: The Ultimate Teen Guide, by Tatyana Kleyn

Learning about immigration, beyond Ellis Island

Education, Immigration, Latino, New York October 19, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Tatyana Kleyn, a bilingual education professor at City College, wants to change the way immigration is taught in public schools. Her new book, Immigration: The Ultimate Teen Guide, which comes out in May, attempts to show the history that a lot of textbooks leave out.

Police investigating burned Quran

African, Bronx, In the News October 18, 2011 at 6:05 pm

On the morning before the 10th anniversary of 9/11, an unmarked package stuffed with roast meat, a photo of Osama bin Laden, mysterious white powder and the burned remains of a Quran was placed outside the Masjid Hefaz mosque on East 198th Street off the Grand Concourse in the Bronx. Police areRead More

Report charges rampant rent fraud

Report charges rampant rent fraud

Housing, In the News, New York October 18, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Almost half the rent-stabilized apartments in New York City may have illegally high rents, according to a study released in August by the housing activist group Make the Road New York.

Alan Gary criticizes how the Department of Education response to the discovery of toxins at P.S. 51 while son Nathanial, 11, left, an alumnus of the school, holds a sign that reads "Toxic, Keep Out"

‘Toxic classroom’ parents say new school unsafe

Bronx, Education October 18, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Renewing criticism of how the Department of Education handled safety concerns at their former building, parents from P.S. 51 in the Bronx say their new site isn’t up to par, either.

Latinos survive however they can

Latinos survive however they can

Economy, Housing, Immigration, In the News, Latino, New York October 18, 2011 at 1:35 pm

One thing that Latinos who have lived in New York City over the past 10 years miss is high enough salaries to be able to make purchases and save money. Many of them have directly experienced the effects of the economic crisis, which has widened the gap between the rich and the poor.

Hundreds of students and members of Make the Road New York, call for legislation that would put an end to the police practice of stop-and-frisk.

Youth march against stop-and-frisk

African American, In the News, Latino, New York October 18, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Hundreds marched in support of passing legislation that would put an end to stop-and-frisk, a police tactic that disproportionately affects African Americans and Latinos.

Hundreds of students and members of Make the Road New York, call for legislation that would put an end to the police practice of stop-and-frisk.

Youth march against stop-and-frisk

African American, In the News, Latino, New York October 18, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Hundreds marched in support of passing legislation that would put an end to stop-and-frisk, a police tactic that disproportionately affects African Americans and Latinos.

According to a survey, a large portion of Latinos residing in NYC would choose to move.

Latinos No Longer Love NY

Economy, Education, New York October 17, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Even though the majority of New Yorkers are content with life in the Big Apple, 36 percent of Hispanics would leave the city if they had the opportunity to do so, according to a survey released yesterday about living in New York. The survey, conducted by the Marist Institute forRead More

Chinatown residents associations join the procession.

“Occupy Wall Street” media wrap-up #1

Economy, New York, Video October 17, 2011 at 4:02 pm

A selection of coverage on Occupy Wall Street from New York’s ethnic and community media.

Residents wait early morning in the lobby of the Washington Heights and Inwood Coalition for the housing assistance officer to start work.

Cuts cripple housing help

Featured Posts, Housing, Manhattan October 17, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Groups that once offered residents help with housing disputes have trimmed their programs to a bare minimum.

Bollywood music for sale in Jackson Heights, Queens.

What you never knew about Queens

Culture, Featured Posts, Housing, Immigration, Queens October 17, 2011 at 3:49 pm

A tour of the city’s most diverse borough, complete with photos and sound bites.

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