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Salsa on the platform: Julio and Lupita in the New York subway

Uncategorized July 31, 2002 at 12:00 am

Surely, you have seen them, at least once. He leads her, and she yields, following his experienced hands. Their bodies flow to the salsa rhythms from a portable stereo. Julio Diaz has been dancing with his plastic doll partner in the subway and public parks for more than 10 years.Read More

Co-op City buses pass Harlem by

Uncategorized July 31, 2002 at 12:00 am

Residents of Co-op City in the Bronx are charging New York Bus Service with racism because the company’s management refuses to make a stop on Harlem’s 125th Street en route from Co-op City to downtown Manhattan. John Hill, a resident of Co-op City, said that the community has, for years,Read More

The victims of the “War on Terrorism” are Pakistanis living here, as the crackdown against illegal immigrants continues

Uncategorized July 29, 2002 at 12:00 am

American officials are continuing their campaign against U.S.-based Pakistanis, citizens of an important American ally in the “War On Terrorism.” More than 1,700 Pakistanis have been detained in this country on immigration charges; many have been deported. The FBI and INS are focusing on Brooklyn, where Pakistanis live and theirRead More

The victims of the "War on Terrorism" are Pakistanis living here, as the crackdown against illegal immigrants continues

Uncategorized July 29, 2002 at 12:00 am

American officials are continuing their campaign against U.S.-based Pakistanis, citizens of an important American ally in the “War On Terrorism.” More than 1,700 Pakistanis have been detained in this country on immigration charges; many have been deported. The FBI and INS are focusing on Brooklyn, where Pakistanis live and theirRead More

Your Israeli moving guy’s view of the business

Uncategorized July 26, 2002 at 12:00 am

These days, the moving business in the United States is dominated by Israelis. Not long ago, an Israeli fresh out of the army who wanted to make a few bucks would arrive in New York, search through help wanted ads in the local paper and by the next day, findRead More

“No more layoffs, Bloomberg:” Public employees protest in on the steps of City Hall because the mayor’s threat that thousands co

Uncategorized July 25, 2002 at 12:00 am

The possibility of thousands of public employees losing their jobs provoked a protest yesterday in front of New York’s City Hall. The protesters expressed their feelings toward the mayor through posters. “I pay my part. Mike Bloomberg, keep the budget just,” said one. Another demanded, “Impose taxes on the richRead More

For whom is the law is written?

Uncategorized July 25, 2002 at 12:00 am

America is the wealthiest country in the world and, at the same time, a country full of socio-economic contrasts and contradictions. For example, the following is a breakdown of children living below poverty level in economically developed nations: USA, 22 percent; Australia, 14.8 percent; Canada, 14.6 percent. During the lastRead More

"No more layoffs, Bloomberg:" Public employees protest in on the steps of City Hall because the mayor's threat that thousands co

Uncategorized July 25, 2002 at 12:00 am

The possibility of thousands of public employees losing their jobs provoked a protest yesterday in front of New York’s City Hall. The protesters expressed their feelings toward the mayor through posters. “I pay my part. Mike Bloomberg, keep the budget just,” said one. Another demanded, “Impose taxes on the richRead More

Young Irish-American beats his neighbors, two Pakistan brothers, nearly to death

Uncategorized July 24, 2002 at 12:00 am

Tanveer and Shehzad, two Pakistani brothers, sustained grave injuries after their neighbor, Mr. O’Brien, a young Irish-American man, beat them with a baseball bat. According to family and neighbor sources, police have filed charges against O’Brian, who fled the scene of the crime. Tanveer and Shehzad live next to anRead More

Pataki trip to Haitian community hits a few snags

Uncategorized July 23, 2002 at 12:00 am

New York Governor George Pataki visited Flatbush July 11 to receive an endorsement from the Haitian American Law Enforcement Fraternal Organization. Friends of Pataki, the Governor’s campaign arm, organized a breakfast at Café Omar on Nostrand Avenue. The event is part of the Republican governor’s effort to expand his baseRead More

NYPD must recognize immigrants’ rights

Uncategorized July 23, 2002 at 12:00 am

It’s a right, which is enshrined in the Vienna Convention that governs relations between states, and it’s a right, which the United States asserts in every member state of the United Nations where its citizens live, work or visit. Yet, it’s one that police officers and other law enforcement officialsRead More

Haitians demand justice for Georgy Louisgne

Uncategorized July 23, 2002 at 12:00 am

On July 15, the Georgy Louisgène Justice Committee rallied outside Brooklyn Distract Attorney Charles Hynes’ offices at 350 Jay Street to protest his decision to not file charges against two cops who fatally shot Georgy Louisgène, 23, in Brooklyn on Jan. 16. An autopsy report obtained by the family revealsRead More

New Jersey? It’s as sought-after as the Hawaiian Islands. Both states are the third most popular destination of new immigrants

Uncategorized July 23, 2002 at 12:00 am

Streams of newcomers continue to pour into New Jersey, where immigrants, mainly from Latin America and Asia, are settling down. According to the 2000 Census, New Jersey and Hawaii have, at 17.5 percent, the third-largest percentages of residents from overseas, just after New York and California. Census experts, such asRead More

NYPD must recognize immigrants' rights

Uncategorized July 23, 2002 at 12:00 am

It’s a right, which is enshrined in the Vienna Convention that governs relations between states, and it’s a right, which the United States asserts in every member state of the United Nations where its citizens live, work or visit. Yet, it’s one that police officers and other law enforcement officialsRead More

New Jersey? It's as sought-after as the Hawaiian Islands. Both states are the third most popular destination of new immigrants

Uncategorized July 23, 2002 at 12:00 am

Streams of newcomers continue to pour into New Jersey, where immigrants, mainly from Latin America and Asia, are settling down. According to the 2000 Census, New Jersey and Hawaii have, at 17.5 percent, the third-largest percentages of residents from overseas, just after New York and California. Census experts, such asRead More