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Student cyber-scammers get light sentences

Student cyber-scammers get light sentences

Featured Posts, Immigration, New York, Opinion November 9, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Light sentences for scammers blamed for $3m bank fraud raise questions about law enforcement and the J-1 visa program.

Kingsbridge resident Fikadu Lemma and friend, Alem Ashebir, pose outside Central Park.

Finding Ethiopian marathoners in the Bronx

African, Bronx, Featured Posts, Immigration November 8, 2011 at 4:07 pm

The Bronx is home to 14 athletes from Ethiopia. While New York offers opportunities for them, they face many challenges.

Veterans look for work at the “Be a Hero, Hire a Hero” job fair at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum at Pier 86 on Monday.

Veterans struggling to find employment

Economy, Featured Posts, New York November 8, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Employers wary of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Many Latin American immigrants send the remains of loved ones home after death, part of their strong traditional belief in the afterlife as illustrated by these decorative skulls used to celebrate Mexico's Day of the Dead.

The dead won’t sleep in the Bronx

Bronx, Culture, Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino November 4, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Mexicans in the South Bronx follow the ritual of sending the bodies of the deceased back to their native land.

The battle over living wages began with a skirmish in 2009 over plans to redevelop the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx. Community groups wanted a guarantee of living wages; the Bloomberg administration refused.

$1m City report used questionable data

Economy, Featured Posts, New York November 3, 2011 at 11:43 am

A study that says a proposed city living wage law would kill 13,000 jobs based its analysis on questionable data.

Cabbage, green peppers, apples and kale are just some of the seasonal fruits and vegetables Lenox Finest Food Market will sell as part of the Fresh Bodegas initiative.

Rounding-up food in NY

Culture, Education, Featured Posts, Health, Immigration, New York November 2, 2011 at 3:45 pm

A sample of articles from the ethnic and local press that cover various angles on food.

Heroes for the 99 percent: Superheroes and supervillains converged outside of the New York Stock Exchange on Halloween morning for a piece of street theatre organized by performance artist and Occupy Wall Street activist Gan Golan (in orange).

“Occupy Wall Street” media wrap-up #4

Economy, Featured Posts, New York November 2, 2011 at 3:39 pm

More coverage from the ethnic and community press on “Occupy Wall Street.”

NYC’s changing ethnic outlook

NYC’s changing ethnic outlook

Featured Posts, Immigration, New York November 1, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Census data reveals greater movement and complexity among ethnic groups in NYC.

Demonstrators gather in Chinatown to call for a new zoning plan.

Chinatown gathering protests development

East Asian, Featured Posts, Housing October 31, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Protesters want a new zoning plan to meet the interests of Chinatown residents and business owners.

Celebrating the Dashain Festival

Nepalese community preserves culture

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian October 26, 2011 at 4:59 pm

The small, but growing, Nepalese community in Queens celebrates festivals like Dashain to bring a sense of home to their lives.

“Occupy Wall Street” media wrap-up #3

“Occupy Wall Street” media wrap-up #3

Economy, Featured Posts, New York October 26, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Continuing coverage from the ethnic and community press, this time digging underneath the surface of the protests.

Students clean up Aqueduct Walk Park in the Bronx.

Bronx parks wait for their own clean-up

Bronx, Environment, Featured Posts October 26, 2011 at 3:07 pm

In the Bronx, parks are as dirty as ever. No one seems to care, except the people who live there.

¿Sí se puede?

¿Sí se puede?

Featured Posts, Latino, Politics October 25, 2011 at 3:23 pm

New York’s 860,000 registered Latino voters have yet to produce a credible citywide candidate for 2013.

Danny Chen

Chinatown leaders seek answers in soldier’s death

East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan October 25, 2011 at 3:01 pm

A community questions the mysterious death of Private Danny Chen in Afghanistan.

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.