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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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Permit System for Intercity Buses Backfires

Asian, Government, In the News, Transportation April 15, 2013 at 11:18 pm

The implementation of a new permit system for intercity buses is causing more and more troubles in Chinatown, pitting the community board, shop owners and bus companies, Sing Tao Daily reported in its print edition April 10.

Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto (center), and councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito (left) talk with a resident of District 8.

San Juan Mayor Learns of New Budget Process During East Harlem Visit

Economy, Government, In the News, New York April 11, 2013 at 4:13 pm

A new method for allocating funds for community projects in New York, the Participatory Budget Process, recently drew the attention of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto. During a visit she observed the process in action in District 8.