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McDonald's takes its "dollar menu" to the bathroom

Uncategorized May 7, 2002 at 12:00 am

McDonald’s usual “we love to see you smile” slogan may be turned into a “we love to see you frown” campaign in Manhattan’s Chinatown. The fast food chain is taking it’s the “choice is yours” dollar menu out of the kitchen and into its restrooms. At the McDonald’s in theRead More

Ma, I like girls

Uncategorized March 30, 2002 at 12:00 am

Coming out to my parents was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to go through. I found myself constantly struggling to ignore my feelings, hoping that my attraction to women would somehow disappear or fade away. By the time I reached the age of 14, I realized thatRead More

Bangladeshi New Yorkers meet to limit communal tensions in Bangladesh, New York

Uncategorized March 8, 2002 at 12:00 am

At an Astoria meeting on Feb. 28, Bangladeshi citizens formed a new group to protest spreading “communal” conflict between religious groups. The effort comes after the U.S. branch of the Bangladeshi Hindu-Buddhist-Christian Unity Council announced it would sue the government of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Khaleda Zia unless it arrests thoseRead More

Redistricting to divide Jewish constituencies

Uncategorized March 7, 2002 at 12:00 am

A New York State Senate redistricting map intended to preserve a Republican majority will divide Jewish communities and put the seats of six incumbent Jewish Democrats at risk, opponents say. From the Russian Jewish enclave of South Brooklyn to the modern Orthodox world on Manhattan’s Upper West Side to theRead More

Charge of the ‘Right’ Brigade

Uncategorized March 5, 2002 at 12:00 am

Last weekend’s Queens St. Patrick’s Parade has become the latest backdrop in the evolving argument over what it means to be Irish in New York. In one green corner is Patrick Hurley, veteran campaigner on behalf of the Irish presence in the city. In the other is Brendan Fay, alsoRead More

Charge of the 'Right' Brigade

Uncategorized March 5, 2002 at 12:00 am

Last weekend’s Queens St. Patrick’s Parade has become the latest backdrop in the evolving argument over what it means to be Irish in New York. In one green corner is Patrick Hurley, veteran campaigner on behalf of the Irish presence in the city. In the other is Brendan Fay, alsoRead More

Are immigrant communities collateral damage in the war against terrorism?

Uncategorized March 4, 2002 at 12:00 am

The year 2001 began with high hopes for many immigrants. The enactment of the Legal Immigration and Family Equity (LIFE) Act in December 2000 allowed some foreign nationals to get a green card or gain lawful status in the United States under the family unification provisions of the Act. Consequently,Read More

Chinatown disaster relief hard to get

Uncategorized February 22, 2002 at 12:00 am

“In the initial stages of the September 11th Fund, we approved tragedy assistance based on more lenient evidence, such as a photograph taken from the lobby of the World Trade Center,” said Bea Hanson, a vice president at Safe Horizon, one of the three major charity groups which took partRead More

Lack of interpreters harms immigrant patients, charges community organization

Uncategorized February 22, 2002 at 12:00 am

Dozens of Latino immigrants protested discrimination against Spanish-speaking people by Brooklyn hospitals on Thursday, Feb. 21. The community organization Make the Road by Walking organized the protest in front of Wyckoff Heights Medical Center after releasing a report detailing immigrants’ inability to communicate with their doctors because hospitals lack interpreters.Read More

El Al moves to avoid tiff with big labor, Sharon steps in as unions warn airline not to break’ hotel strike

Uncategorized February 21, 2002 at 12:00 am

El Al Israel Airlines is reportedly moving to extricate itself from a contract with a New York hotel involved in a labor dispute, after several American unions warned that the airline’s patronage of the hotel “might jeopardize some of the U.S. trade union movement’s historic support for Israel” and “impactRead More

Louisgene is buried

Uncategorized February 21, 2002 at 12:00 am

BROOKLYN- About 600 mourners filled St. Jerome Roman Catholic Church on Feb. 2 to bid a final farewell to Georgy Louisgene, the 23-year-old man killed by two policemen on Jan. 16. In an encounter at a housing development that remains as mysterious as it is tragic, the two policemen firedRead More

Welfare Reform and Immigrants

Uncategorized February 21, 2002 at 12:00 am

The law that Democratic President Bill Clinton signed under pressure from the Republican Congress on August 22, 1996, was elegantly named “Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act.” Before Clinton signed it, the Democrats focused on incentives to hire welfare clients and thorough assistance for families moving to paid employment.Read More

El Al moves to avoid tiff with big labor, Sharon steps in as unions warn airline not to break' hotel strike

Uncategorized February 21, 2002 at 12:00 am

El Al Israel Airlines is reportedly moving to extricate itself from a contract with a New York hotel involved in a labor dispute, after several American unions warned that the airline’s patronage of the hotel “might jeopardize some of the U.S. trade union movement’s historic support for Israel” and “impactRead More

Caribbean immigrants and the budget process: Why interest should be more

Uncategorized February 11, 2002 at 12:00 am

Before taking his seat at a New York Carib News Editorial Board meeting almost two years ago, Carl McCall, at the time New York State’s Comptroller, spotted a New York City legislator from Brooklyn in the room. McCall’s rebuke was swift and penetrating. “You made a terrible mistake when youRead More

“Pi&241;ero” is another Hollywood sucker punch to Latinos

Uncategorized February 9, 2002 at 12:00 am

Hollywood has hit Latinos with another sucker punch in this disjointed and undeveloped portrait of a psychopath. Worse than West Side Story, Badge 353 and Fort Apache, Pi?ero takes us on a walk on the wild side of hell without so much as a whisper of the rampant rumors ofRead More