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Teetering Support for an NYPD Inspector General

Teetering Support for an NYPD Inspector General

Considering the widespread criticism of the city’s stop-and-frisk policy, as well as the unchecked surveillance of Muslim residents, some have called for an inspector general to oversee the NYPD. In this article, originally published in the Amsterdam News on April 11, city officials and mayoral candidates explain their reasons to support or oppose the idea.

Immigrant-Run Worker Co-op Program Wins ‘Innovative’ Award

Immigrant-Run Worker Co-op Program Wins ‘Innovative’ Award

Business, Government, In the News, Labor, Latino May 28, 2013 at 3:27 pm

A Brooklyn non-profit that helps develop worker-run cooperatives to help immigrants build their own small businesses is one of two groups recognized with the first NYC Innovative Nonprofit Awards, designed to identify new ideas to reduce poverty.

Fortunata Kasege at home in the Bronx. (Photo by Amy Lieberman via Women's eNews)

Plenty of Hurdles Remain 3 Years After Repeal of HIV Entry Ban

Government, Health, Immigration May 23, 2013 at 6:25 pm

While the ban on HIV-positive entrants to the U.S. has been lifted, it hasn’t eased the lives of immigrants with the virus, including the two profiled by Women’s eNews.

John Chen, an undocumented immigrant, shared his experiences at an immigration reform briefing on immigration reform at the Museum of Chinese in America in Chinatown. (Photo by Ai Xiang Wang via World Journal)

Chinese Weigh In on Reform: Family or Employment-based Visas?

East Asian, Government, Immigration, In the News May 23, 2013 at 2:58 pm

When it comes to immigration reform, World Journal reports that the Chinese community is divided between supporting an increase in visas for high-tech immigrant workers or maintaining the number of visas allotted for overseas family members of Americans.

(Photo by DumboNYC.com, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Food Stamp Users Spending More on Farmers’ Markets

Food, Government, In the News, Latino May 23, 2013 at 10:08 am

The use of food stamps to purchase fresh produce from farmers’ markets has increased by 30 percent, particularly in predominantly Latino neighborhoods, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

In Vito Lopez Saga, Resignation is Not Enough

In Vito Lopez Saga, Resignation is Not Enough

Brooklyn, Government, In the News, Politics, Queens May 22, 2013 at 11:52 am

After Assemblyman Vito Lopez resigned from his seat after being accused of sexual harassment, El Diario-La Prensa, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle and The Home Reporter News weigh in on the once-powerful Brooklyn politician’s fall from grace.

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio introduced a proposal that would issue a city ID for undocumented immigrants. (Photo by Latima Stephens/CUNY Photo Wire)

City, State Officials Push for ID for Undocumented

Government, Immigration, In the News May 20, 2013 at 12:37 pm

El Diario-La Prensa reports in two separate articles on efforts at the state and municipal levels to issue IDs for undocumented immigrants.

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Despite Gov’t Clampdown, Chinese Still Send Baby Formula Back Home

East Asian, Government, Health, In the News May 16, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Safety concerns over baby formula in China has led residents to ask family and friends abroad to ship them cans of powdered baby milk. Chinese officials have responded by tightening import regulations, but relatives in New York are undeterred, reports World Journal.

State Sen. José Peralta said that he is not under investigation and that there was nothing inappropriate in his conversations with Shirley Huntley. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario-La Prensa)

I’m Not Under Investigation, Says Queens Boro Prez Hopeful

Elections 2013, Government, In the News, Politics, Queens May 14, 2013 at 2:32 pm

State Sen. and Queens borough president hopeful José Peralta emphatically told El Diario-La Prensa that he is not under investigation. The clarification comes after his name was included in a list of officials who were secretly recorded as part of a corruption investigation.

Dominicans in the waiting room at the new health window at the Consulate General of the Dominican Republic (Photo by José Acosta via El Diario-La Prensa)

Mixed Response to Health Window at Dominican Consulate

Dominican, Government, Health, Latino May 9, 2013 at 2:54 pm

The Dominican consulate in New York will act as a facilitator between the uninsured and healthcare providers, reports El Diario-La Prensa. It’s good news for some in a community where many don’t have health insurance but for others, it’s just a “political ploy.”

Rep. Michael Grimm during a meeting with Ryszard Schnepf. (Photo from Grimm's Facebook via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Reap Support from Rep. Grimm

Brooklyn, Government, Politics, Staten Island May 2, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Rep. Michael Grimm, whose district represents large Polish enclaves, has become a co-chair of the Congressional Polish Caucus. The congressman has build support in the community by learning the issues important to them, reports Nowy Dziennik.

One of the protest signs from the movement against the U.S. Navy's presence on Vieques. (Photo by wolftone via Flickr)

From Vieques and Beyond, NY Boricuas Fight for Home from Afar

El Diario-La Prensa looks at the fight to push the U.S. Navy out of Vieques – which succeeded a decade ago this week – and involved many New Yorkers, including Melissa Mark-Viverito, Adolfo Carrión and Rosie Pérez.

What will it take for tradition to give way to modernity when it comes to gender equality? (Photo by Mohd Azli Abdul Malek, via Flickr Creative Commons License)

Saudi Women Who Fled Describe ‘Ultra-Conservative’ Restrictions

Culture, Government, Middle Eastern, Religion April 23, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Women’s eNews interviews two women who live or have lived in New York after leaving Saudi Arabia. They discuss the male-dominated society they left behind and what is necessary to spur change.

Seven Hasidic stores on Lee Avenue in Williamsburg have been charged with discrimination for signs requesting customers dress in modest clothing. (Photo by Paul McGeiver, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Hasidic Stores Charged with Discrimination

Brooklyn, Government, Religion April 19, 2013 at 3:43 pm

The New York City Commission on Human Rights filed charges against several Satmar hasidic stores owners in Brooklyn for going too far in their requests for customers to wear modest clothing, reports The Jewish Week.

(Photo via El Diario-La Prensa)

NYCHA Residents Suspicious of Plan to Rent Land to Developers

Government, Housing, In the News, Latino April 17, 2013 at 3:23 pm

The New York City Housing Authority is desperately trying to climb out of debt by renting land on public housing projects, but tenants fear losing communal spaces and their eventual displacement from the neighborhood, El Diario-La Prensa reports.

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