Search Results for "José Martínez" : 61

Gang graffiti in Queens, where a man was attacked by a group of youths. (Photo via El Diario)

Hispanic Leaders Wary of NY Senate Anti-Gang Bill

Crime, Long Island, Youth May 9, 2017 at 6:17 pm

As the New York State Senate passed an initiative to fight violence from MS-13 and other gangs, some leaders opposed it because they worry that it may end up criminalizing innocent Hispanic youths, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

‘Marinera’ Dance Contest in Newark Sends Winners to Peru

Culture, Metro Area, South American May 8, 2017 at 2:29 pm

A Peruvian traditional dance contest held in Newark last weekend chose eight couples who will participate in an international dance competition in Peru, Reporte Hispano reports.

Guatemala-born José Ventura, who works at a farm in New York, is asking Albany to approve a benefits law. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Farmworkers Urge Albany to Pass Fair Labor Act

Labor, Latino, New York March 31, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Farmworkers and elected leaders protested in Albany asking for an initiative that would create labor protections for some 80,000 workers employed on farms, mostly Hispanics, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Left to right: Victims Kayla Cuevas, Nisa Mickens and José Peña (Photo via Noticia)

Gang Members, Accused of Killing Youths, Arrested in Brentwood

Crime, Long Island March 6, 2017 at 1:35 pm

Noticia LI reports on reaction to the arrest of 13 members of MS-13 on Long Island, including from the mother of one of the gang’s victims.

Corona residents complain about the problem of dirt and trash in their neighborhood. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

NYC Fight Against Trash Still Insufficient

Queens December 16, 2016 at 10:25 am

Despite the efforts of City Hall and the City Council, residents of Hispanic neighborhoods complain of increasing amounts of garbage on the streets, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Council Member Ydanis Rodríguez, Senator Adriano Espaillat and elected Assembly Member Carmen de la Rosa met with tenants living at 78 Thayer Street in Upper Manhattan to make their claim. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Uptown Landlords Accused of Warehousing Apartments

Housing, Latino, Manhattan October 20, 2016 at 3:31 pm

Washington Heights elected officials and residents denounced landlords who keep their apartments empty as a dirty tactic to end affordable housing, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Puerto Ricans in Paterson: Exercising Power?

Metro Area, Politics, Puerto Rican August 29, 2016 at 3:40 pm

Puerto Ricans in Paterson, NJ celebrate their 44th national parade boasting more political power than ever but with clouds on the horizon, Reporte Hispano reports.

Neighbors near Sherman Avenue. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Residents’ Pressure Stop Sherman Plaza Rezoning Project

Housing, Manhattan August 17, 2016 at 4:57 pm

The City Council turned down an Upper Manhattan rezoning project after residents complained that the 15-story building would hike up prices and rentals in the area, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, alongside Commissioner Bill Bratton, announces the appointment of Jimmy O’Neill as new NYPD Commissioner and Carlos Gómez as second in charge. (Photo by Edwin Martínez  via El Diario)

NYPD Critics: O’Neill Is ‘More of the Same’

New York, Police August 3, 2016 at 5:48 pm

After Bill Bratton’s retirement, police critics worry that the new head of the NYPD will intensify aggressive measures against minorities, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Demonstrators gathered in the park next to City Hall to demand the dismissal of NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

In Era of Police Abuse Protests, Latinos Seek Their Voice

New York, Police August 2, 2016 at 6:07 pm

As El Diario/La Prensa reports on an Aug. 1 demonstration demanding the dismissal of NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, Diario de México asks community leaders about Latinos’ lack of involvement in the movement against police brutality.

Users of these services, like Rosa de Jesus, will be better protected under the new regulations for laundries. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Workers Rejoice as NYC Regulates Industrial Laundries

Government, Labor, New York July 18, 2016 at 5:35 pm

As the City Council approved a series of new hygiene standards for industrial laundries last week, El Diario/La Prensa and Diario de México reported that workers applauded the measure.

Dominican candidate Pedro Rodríguez wants to be the new mayor of Paterson, in Passaic County, New Jersey. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Early-Bird Bid to Become Paterson’s first Dominican Mayor

Dominican, Metro Area, Politics July 7, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Current Deputy Mayor of Paterson Pedro Rodríguez is positioning himself to become the city’s first Dominican mayor in 2018, Reporte Hispano reports.

José Sánchez, 19, was able to avoid deportation thanks to the services of a pro bono lawyer. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Immigrant Activists Request Funding for Legal Aid

Immigration, New York May 12, 2016 at 5:05 pm

As one in three undocumented immigrants with pending cases could win at immigration court but lose for lack of legal assistance, activists ask the city for funds to provide lawyers, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The former senator for New York convinced 115,401 voters in New York City alone. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Hillary Clinton Sets the Pace among NY Latinos

Elections 2016, Latino, New York, Politics April 21, 2016 at 5:40 pm

Supporters and analysts explain to El Diario/La Prensa why Hillary Clinton obtained 65 percent of the Hispanic vote in the New York primary.

Maria Luisa Jácome speaks at the Ecuador Consulate in New York. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Solidarity and Chaos As Ecuadoreans Support Earthquake Victims

Environment, New York, South American April 19, 2016 at 5:48 pm

Ecuadoreans living in the New York area offered an outpouring of support to the victims of the earthquake back home, to the point of overwhelming the consulate, El Diario/La Prensa and Queens Latino report.