In the News

Youth league dispute leaves kids stranded

In the News, New York November 9, 2011 at 11:40 am

An escalating disagreement between the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and the laymen who run its athletic programs has led to the cancellation of all soccer and basketball games of the Greek Orthodox parishes’ athletic leagues.

Dream Team members at Brooklyn College.

Undocumented immigrant students form ‘DREAM Team’

Education, Immigration, In the News, New York November 9, 2011 at 10:56 am

Undocumented students at City Universities have formed The DREAM Team, in alliance with the nationwide effort to pass the DREAM Act.

Morgan Powell during his walking historical tour of the African-American experience near the Bronx River.

‘The Bronx River’s Afro-American heritage’

African American, Bronx, Culture, History November 9, 2011 at 10:36 am

The Bronx River Alliance joins a passionate historian to reveal a hidden history along the shore of the Bronx River, unearthing the sites where slaves toiled, where blacks fought alongside the British in exchange for their freedom and where an angry mob resisted the Civil War draft.

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.

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah’s current Westbeth home.

LGBT synagogue: Exodus to Garment District by 2013

Manhattan November 8, 2011 at 2:39 pm

The city’s only synagogue for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Jews has been hidden away for years in a windowless, out-of-the-way loft on Bethune Street. Now it’s coming out of the closet—to a new home in the heart of the Garment District.

Students from Emma Lazarus High School.

A high school for ESL students

Education, In the News, Manhattan November 8, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Emma Lazarus High School caters to students, 16 and older, who are not native English speakers and looking to pursue higher education.

Bilingual debate focuses on immigrants’ issues

Bilingual debate focuses on immigrants’ issues

Immigration, In the News, Metro Area, Politics November 8, 2011 at 11:07 am

Nearly five hundred people attended the first-ever bilingual debate between candidates for Suffolk County executive.

In an effort to encourage greater civic participation among Hispanic residents, such as these women shopping at the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and National Street, CB3 will become the first community board in Queens to provide Spanish translation during its meetings.

CB3 will simulcast in Spanish

In the News, Latino, Queens November 8, 2011 at 10:26 am

In an effort to inform more residents of plans for development and municipal expenditures, a Queens community board plans to simulcast its proceedings in Spanish.

Accusations against Chinatown market found false

Accusations against Chinatown market found false

East Asian, Manhattan November 7, 2011 at 12:39 pm

After a worker at the Dak Cheong Meat Market misheard “dog” for “duck,” a report out of a Minneapolis TV station accused the store of animal cruelty and of participating in the dog meat trade. The accusations were found to be false.

Parents critical of new school officer

Education, In the News, Latino November 7, 2011 at 11:59 am

The NYC school system has a new person in charge of helping the parents of the 1.1 million children who attend public schools. The problem is that many of them have not heard anything from him since he was appointed in July.

Bronx resident Gloria Solis takes the tap water challenge on Southern Blvd. with Erin Diaz (Corporate Accountability International), Alfonso Flores (New York World Amateur Sports League), and Pablo Gomez (Hondurans Against AIDS).

Tasters find tap water tastes fine

Bronx, Economy, Latino November 7, 2011 at 11:22 am

Latinos are the target of a deceptive campaign to get them to buy bottled water instead of drinking the free water from New York City’s taps, say several advocacy organizations. To prove it, they offered shoppers a taste test outside one of just three stores in the US devoted exclusively to selling water.

Caribbeans are silent on deportations

Caribbean, Immigration, In the News, Latino, Opinion, Politics November 7, 2011 at 11:15 am

While Latino singers, celebrities and groups are using every opportunity to speak up about the Obama administration’s stepped-up deportation program, Caribbean celebrities, government officials and the many who call themselves leaders are silent.

"We just want women to feel safe when they are walking home."

Group escorts women home from subway

Brooklyn, Housing November 7, 2011 at 11:11 am

In the wake of recent sexual assaults, many women in Brooklyn can now rely on an escort service. Although they are not directly involved with the NYPD, the 12 civilian volunteers offered their services for free starting in September.

Comptroller visits BCC, highlights unemployment

Comptroller visits BCC, highlights unemployment

Bronx, Economy, Politics, Uncategorized November 6, 2011 at 3:11 pm

On a brief tour of the Bronx–where unemployment approaches 13 percent–City Comptroller John Liu stopped at Bronx Community College, where Student Body President Tricia Warren explained why many students are spending time at Zuccotti Park, the home of Occupy Wall Street.