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Stacks of the first print edition of Bklyner. (Photo via Bklyner)

Bklyner – the Print Edition

Brooklyn, Media November 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm

The online site Bklyner comes out with its first print edition.

New York State Assemblymember Aravella Simotas, Democratic candidate for State Senate in District 11 John Liu, and Senator Michael Gianaris at the offices of The National Herald. (Photo by Eleni Sakellis via The National Herald)

John Liu and the Greek-American Community

Elections 2018, Queens November 1, 2018 at 5:50 pm

John Liu visited The National Herald with two Greek-American NYS legislators who support his candidacy for the State Senate.

Sayu Bhojwani (Photo by Sean Zanni via Gotham Gazette)

Bhojwani: Prepping Immigrant Candidates for Office

Immigration, New York, Politics November 1, 2018 at 5:42 pm

The city’s first MOIA commissioner has a new book out about her work helping immigrant leaders raise money and get elected, reports Gotham Gazette.

Nassau Police Department Commissioner Patrick Ryder (right) unveils the LanguageLine app and a plan to establish a stronger collaboration between the department and the Hispanic community. (Photo via Noticia)

Nassau Police Add Translation iPhone App Service

Latino, Long Island, Police November 1, 2018 at 5:39 pm

The Nassau County Police Department launched a new smartphone app to their LanguageLine translation service, to better help local police officers interact with residents who do not speak English, Noticia Long Island reports.

Jair Bolsonaro (Photo by Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom/ Agencia Brasil, Creative Commons license)

Bolsonaro Wins 76 Percent of the NY Vote

Elections 2018, New York, Politics, South American October 31, 2018 at 2:52 pm

Documented takes a look at why Brazilian immigrants and expatriates in New York voted overwhelmingly for far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro in the country’s presidential election.

(Photo by Liena Zagare via Bklyner)

More Interpretation Services at Poll Sites But Still From Afar

Elections 2018, Government, New York October 31, 2018 at 2:14 pm

The city expanded interpretation services to include more languages at polling sites. However, interpreters must stay more than 100 feet away from the entrance, a requirement some call “unreasonable,” reports Bklyner.

Alice Mckay wearing a shirt with a photo of her 21-year-old son Kameron who was fatally shot in Brownsville almost five years ago. (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Brooklyn Parents of Shooting Victims Cope Together

Brooklyn, Social Services October 31, 2018 at 2:12 pm

Two group therapy programs in Crown Heights provide mental health support to parents who lost their children to gun violence, reports Amsterdam News.

Tree of Life Synagogue (Photo from L'Simcha Congregation website)

‘What It Means to be a Jew in the Age of Trump’

Jewish October 30, 2018 at 3:54 pm

The editorial writer for The Forward offers some reflections on what it means to be a Jew in the age of Trump.

CAMBA's multimedia campaign, started last year, to promote family support for LGBTQ youth. (Photo via El Diario)

Machismo and Religion, Main Problems for NY LGBTQ Latinos

Latino, LGBTQ, New York, Traditions October 30, 2018 at 3:09 pm

According to a study by CAMBA, religion and “machismo” within the family are the two major obstacles for LGBT Latinos in New York to thrive, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Carlotta Mohamed via QNS)

Remembering a Flushing Burial Ground

African American, History, Native American, Queens October 29, 2018 at 9:09 pm

The city is commemorating a burial ground in Flushing where the remains of Native Americans and African Americans were interred, reports QNS.

Andrew Strong (Photo by Johnette Howard via The East Hampton Star)

Human Rights Lawyer Joins LI Latino Nonprofit

Immigration, Latino, Long Island, Social Services October 29, 2018 at 9:07 pm

The East Hampton Star speaks to Andrew Strong, a lawyer formerly involved in UN cases who now works as OLA of Eastern Long Island’s first full-time human rights attorney.

Iris Baez, the mother of Anthony Baez. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via The Bronx Free Press)

‘A Historic Moment’ for Victims of Police Brutality

Government, New York, Police October 26, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Nearly 14 years after her son died at the hands of a police officer, Iris Baez joined fellow advocates and public officials at City Hall the day before the Right to Know Act went into effect, reports The Bronx Free Press.

Announcing the launch of the "Good Chinatown" platform and launched the "Huawei Culture Week" series. (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

‘How to Chinatown’ in the Internet Age

East Asian, Manhattan October 26, 2018 at 3:48 pm

How to Chinatown, a new website that introduces visitors to lesser-known small businesses and cultural sites, brings the neighborhood into the digital era, reports World Journal.

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Cretans Association Omonoia NY on Oct. 20 at the Kritiko Spiti in Astoria. (Photo by Kosta Bej via The National Herald)

Cretan Association Marks 100 Years

Culture, Queens, Western European October 26, 2018 at 3:03 pm

Members of the Cretan-Greek community joined the Cretans Association Omonoia of New York’s centennial celebration in Astoria, reports The National Herald.

In a fundraising event, Dominican community leaders supported Ramfis Domínguez Trujillo, presidential candidate for the 2020 Dominican election. (Photo by Antonio Kelley via Noticia Long Island)

Trujillo’s Grandson: I Promised to Build a Border Wall Before Trump Did

Dominican, Long Island, Politics October 25, 2018 at 5:49 pm

At a meeting with Dominican community leaders, Ramfis Trujillo, a Dominican Republic presidential candidate and the grandson of dictator Rafael Trujillo, vowed to build a wall on the country’s border with Haiti, reports Noticia Long Island.