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Rosemarie Reyes (right, pictured with her family), was one of the children naturalized in a ceremony at the Bronx Zoo.(Photo by Candida Portuguese / EDLP)

Voices in Focus: Man Arrested While Waiting for Ambulance Faces Deportation

Dominican, Immigration, Politics April 30, 2012 at 1:37 pm

A Long Island man whose diabetes seizure may have triggered his deportation; Comptroller John Liu’s campaign treasurer indicted; a survey shows that Latinos think well of Jews; Dominican business owners raise campaign money for one of their own; and a naturalization ceremony at the zoo.

Some of the women working with the non-profit Women for Afghan Women posed near their shelters in Fresh Meadows, Queens. (Photo courtesy of Women for Afghan Women)

Afghan Group Braces for Surge of Refugees

Featured Posts, Immigration, Middle Eastern April 26, 2012 at 7:22 pm

The Queens non-profit Women for Afghan Women offers accommodation, classes and companionship to Afghan women who find themselves adrift in New York City. The organization is bracing for an influx of new immigrants as the U.S. withdraws troops from Afghanistan over the next few months.

From the left, Jaime Lucero, the priest, and Carmelo Maceda observing the dances in Casa Puebla. (Photo by Javier Castaño/Queens Latino)

Not Just for Mexicans: Cinco de Mayo Festival Seeks to Unite Latinos

Culture, Latino April 23, 2012 at 1:34 pm

With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, a Latino organization hopes that an annual celebration at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens will bring together not just Mexicans, but all Latinos.

Chinese Community Urged to Learn About Child Abuse

Culture, East Asian, In the News April 23, 2012 at 11:19 am

In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, World Journal ran an article that urged the Chinese community to educate themselves about child abuse and stay involved in their children’s lives.

Danny Chen's family (Photo from Sing Tao)

Ippies Highlight: Breaking the Story of Pvt. Danny Chen’s Alleged Bullying

Crime, East Asian April 20, 2012 at 4:06 pm

To showcase the best New York City journalism in languages other than English published last year, Voices of NY is running translations of articles that won Ippies at last week’s gala. This report from Oct. 10, 2011, by Jacky Tik Wong at the Chinese-language publication Sing Tao Daily, won second place for best investigative/in-depth story.

A banner from the Workplace Project. (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

A Crisis at a Center for Day Laborer Rights

Labor, Metro Area April 20, 2012 at 4:00 pm

La Tribuna Hispana uncovered some turmoil brewing within The Workplace Project, an organization that has fought for the rights of day laborers on Long Island for two decades.

Filipino nurses protesting to save their jobs at the Peninsula Hospital Center in Far Rockaway, Queens. (Photo via Filipino Reporter)

Voices in Focus: Filipino Nurses Hit Hard by Peninsula Hospital Closure

Dominican, Immigration, Politics April 20, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Services on hand for immigrants seeking naturalization advice and prescription information; the 100 Filipino nurses from the shuttered Peninsula Hospital worry about their futures; a hyperlocal success story from Connecticut; a Dominican politician causes a small firestorm; and an Indian man convicted of supporting Hezbollah.

Uria Garcia said there are "many heads" to style at the barber shops of Bushwick. (Photo by Carolina Ledezma / EDLP)

Dominican Barbers Make Bushwick a Destination

Brooklyn, Crime, Dominican April 19, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Renowned Dominican barbers specializing in the exotic designs and shaved patterns that many rappers favor have carved out a niche in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood, attracting customers from as far away as the Bronx, Long Island and New Jersey.

Principal Miriam Pedraja in her office at The Amistad Dual Language School (Photo by Carla Zanoni / DNAinfo)

Profile: A Bilingual Success Story

Education, New York April 19, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Seats at the Amistad Dual Language School in Inwood have become a hot commodity, with parents clamoring to get their children into the elementary and middle school where classes are held in Spanish and English. DNA Info sat down with Principal Miriam Pedraja to discuss the secrets to the program’s success.

Rabin Kumar Biswokarma said he was underpaid as a kitchen assistant at Long Island's Masala Wok & Grill. (Photo via The South Asian Times)

Nepali Describes Harsh Conditions, Wage Theft at Long Island Indian Restaurant

Immigration, South Asian April 19, 2012 at 12:08 pm

A Nepali immigrant prep cook says that he was forced to work long hours for little or no pay, and was essentially imprisoned in group housing on Long Island while working at Masala Wok & Grill, an Indian fusion restaurant in Selden, Long Island.

Fake iPhones (Photo by Zaira Cortes/EDLP)

Cheap iPhones: Getting and Regretting

Bronx, Crime, Featured Posts April 18, 2012 at 5:23 pm

El Diario La Prensa alerts readers to the dangers of buying a fake or stolen iPhone from a street peddler.

A illustration of a prescription pill on the wall along West 238th Street on Irwin Avenue in Kingsbridge, Bronx. (Photo by Marisol Díaz/The Riverdale Press)

Prescription Drug Addiction on the Rise Among Elderly in the Bronx

Bronx, Health April 17, 2012 at 5:20 pm

The Kingsbridge-Riverdale neighborhood in the Bronx has some of the city’s highest rates of prescription pain medication use — and misuse — found a study by the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Senior citizens, in particular, are using addictive drugs at unprecedented rates, the Riverdale Press reports.

Photo by Art & Lemons

Food Adventure: Momos, Ceviche and Alfajor in Jackson Heights

Food, Queens April 16, 2012 at 3:45 pm

As New Yorkers, we may sometimes take for granted the mad profusion of international delicacies available on our city streets. So a recent culinary adventure through Jackson Heights by the food blogger Nikki Gardner, from Western Massachusetts, was a good reminder of how lucky we are.

Photo by Emily Piccone

Photo Finish: Middle Schooler and Chess Master

Bronx, Featured Posts, Sports April 13, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Middle schooler Justus Williams is the youngest African American chess player in the United States to receive the title of Chess Master at the age of 12 in 2010.

Organizers of Occupy Sunset Park have distributed pamphlets in various languages to reach out to their diverse community. (Photo by Zach Campbell/Brooklyn Bureau)

Taking Pages From OWS Playbook, Occupy Sunset Park Thinks Local

Brooklyn, Mexican, Politics April 12, 2012 at 2:43 pm

While the Occupy Wall Street movement has been relatively quiet recently, a group of Sunset Park residents hope to create some noise with a protest that serves the interests of their immigrant-rich neighborhood, The Brooklyn Bureau reported.