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Attorney Dan R. Smulian, from Catholic Charities’ Division of Immigrant and Refugee Services. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hotline for Immigrants Worried About ‘Public Charge’ Rule

Immigration, New York October 1, 2018 at 8:28 pm

With the help of El Diario and other media and community organizations, the city will set up a hotline to inform immigrants about the new “public charge” policies, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Carmen Arriaga. South Bronx residents spoke about the transfer of minors form the Rikers Island prison to the Horizon Juvenile Center. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Minors to Be Transferred from Rikers to the Bronx

Bronx, Criminal Justice, Youth October 1, 2018 at 5:45 pm

As the Raise the Age policy takes effect Bronx residents welcome the arrival of almost 100 minors from Rikers Island to a detention center, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Another Land Trust in the Bronx?

Another Land Trust in the Bronx?

Bronx, Housing October 1, 2018 at 5:02 pm

A local nonprofit in the Bronx wants to set up a land trust to avoid displacement along Southern Boulevard, reports Hunts Point Express.

Audience engagement at the Feb. 23 Beyond the Barrel event in Harlem (Photo by Dominic McKenzie)

Building Community Around ‘Barrel Children’

Caribbean, Featured Posts, Health, New York, Women, Youth September 28, 2018 at 5:22 pm

When a journalist reports a powerful story, building engagement within the community can offer a way toward solutions.

Vendors protesting outside City Hall before a vote to restrict their activities in Flushing. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Vendors Oppose Flushing Restrictions

Business, East Asian, Queens September 28, 2018 at 2:09 pm

A bill introduced by Council member Peter Koo and passed by the Council provoked protests among Flushing vendors, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Farm in North Fork, Long Island (Photo by Long Island Business News, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: Advocating for Farmers on LI

Immigration, Long Island, Opinion September 28, 2018 at 11:13 am

An editorial in Riverhead News-Review writes that immigration reform “must keep our farmers in mind” as the industry relies more on immigrant labor than any other in the area.

Dr. Mitchell Katz, CEO of NYC Health and Hospitals, addressing community and ethnic media at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism (Photo by Max Resnik)

NYC Health + Hospitals: ‘Humane, Competent and Welcoming Care’

Featured Posts, Health, New York September 27, 2018 at 5:40 pm

NYC Health and Hospitals’ CEO addressed the community and ethnic media at a Newsmakers briefing on Sept. 27.

Robert Jackson (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Robert Jackson, ‘Never Out’ of Politics

African American, Elections 2018, Manhattan September 27, 2018 at 5:28 pm

Robert Jackson speaks to Amsterdam News following his primary defeat of former Independent Democratic Conference member state Sen. Marisol Alcantara.

The "We Are Brooklyn" exhibition is on view at the Brooklyn College Library through November. (Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

‘We Are Brooklyn’ Tells Immigrant Stories

Brooklyn, Immigration September 27, 2018 at 5:22 pm

Bklyner takes a look at “We Are Brooklyn,” a multimedia exhibition at Brooklyn College featuring immigrant stories that grew from an oral history project.

At the Sept. 22 unveiling of the Bushwick Community Plan. (photo by Chase Bruch via Bklyner)

Rezoning, Bushwick-style?

Brooklyn, Housing September 26, 2018 at 5:11 pm

The Bushwick Community Plan is the result of four years of planning by community members.

(Photo via Pexels, Creative Commons license)

Health of NYC Latinos Is Worse than They Think

Health, Latino, New York September 26, 2018 at 4:18 pm

According to a report, language barriers, lack of insurance and education have created a health crisis among New York’s Hispanic population, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Edna Hernández, wife of Edgar Latacela and the mother of their 6-year-old child, is asking ICE to free him. He was taken to a detention center in NJ two months ago. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Immigrant Claims Port Authority Called ICE on Him

Immigration, New York, South American September 25, 2018 at 4:36 pm

The wife of an Ecuadorean immigrant who was detained by ICE claims that the Port Authority Police denounced him, a practice supposedly banned by the city and the state, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The 109th police precinct blocked the nearby streets for the investigation. (Photo by Jerry Cao via World Journal)

Inside the Blood-Drenched Maternity Center

Crime, East Asian, Queens September 25, 2018 at 4:18 pm

Following the stabbing attack at a Flushing maternity center, World Journal speaks to past clients of the center, and the husband of suspect Yu Fen Wang.

Marching in support of immigrants and refugees in NYC on World Refugee Day. (Photo by Sean Parrish for Voices of NY)

Immigrants on Benefits Could Be Denied Green Cards

Government, Immigration, New York September 24, 2018 at 3:37 pm

In response to a proposed government regulation that would restrict green cards for immigrants who use public benefits, advocates stressed the potential consequences of the move and said they would consider taking legal action.

(Photo from LUPE PAC via Reporte Hispano)

Getting Out the Latina Vote in NJ

Elections 2018, Latino, Metro Area, Women September 24, 2018 at 3:14 pm

A Latina political group met in Newark, New Jersey, to motivate the community to vote in November and to push for increased representation at the state and national level, reports Reporte Hispano.