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Restaurants hit

Uncategorized March 28, 2003 at 12:00 am

As the alien registration deadline of April 28 came closer, Mohammad Naim, an illegal immigrant from Bangladesh, said his life became that of a fugitive. He felt like a criminal, would often be startled by anybody who stared at him. He hesitated to talk, but after intermittent bouts of silence,Read More

Dominicans in New York feel safe

Uncategorized March 27, 2003 at 12:00 am

Dominican residents in Washington Heights feel well protected by security measures adopted by city, state, and federal authorities against possible terrorist attacks. At the George Washington Bridge, which connects Upper Manhattan to New Jersey, security guards stand watch at either end. Main thoroughfares such as 207th and 155th Streets, whichRead More

Hope amidst the hate

Uncategorized March 27, 2003 at 12:00 am

Hope amidst the hate, by Natasha Pappu, News India-Times, 27 March 2003. English language. An Indo-Canadian woman is deported because her name, Cruz, is unappealing to immigration officials in Chicago; Hindu temples in St. Louis and Kansas City bombed on the same day; a lawyer arrested in Albany for wearingRead More

Two hate crimes scare community, CAIR offers self-protection kit

Uncategorized March 26, 2003 at 12:00 am

Ibrahim Hooper, director of communications for the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR), said that two recent hate crimes are terrifying Muslim communities. In Chicago, unknown assailants shot at a mosque while people prayed inside. A window was broken and no one was hurt. The assailants disappeared into the night.Read More

FBI initiates contact with Muslim organizations as prevention against hate crimes

Uncategorized March 26, 2003 at 12:00 am

Until now, Muslim organizations said that their appeals for protection against hate crimes have fallen on deaf ears at the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). But now, the FBI has started reaching out to Muslim organizations in various states. In California, FBI representatives said that in the wake of theRead More

Tenants take gripes to landlord’s Westchester doorstep

Uncategorized March 26, 2003 at 12:00 am

There were things Ricardo Santiago would have rather been doing last Saturday afternoon—like spending some scarce free time with his wife shopping for a baby stroller for their two-year-old daughter. Or catching up on his sleep, since his late-night work schedule as a security guard at a Manhattan office buildingRead More

Writing to the troops

Uncategorized March 26, 2003 at 12:00 am

Only family and friends of soldiers assigned to the many regions now affected by Operation Iraqi Freedom, are authorized to send mail, packages, and donations to military personnel. According to Defense Department spokesman Lt. Col. Gary Keck, “we request that people don’t overwhelm our mail system. Because of this, onlyRead More

The best way to put arts money into New Yorkers’ pockets

Uncategorized March 25, 2003 at 12:00 am

For the last four or five years, the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) has conducted a unique job training program where nearly 90 individuals have trained as professional art handlers. Created by BCA President Bill Aguado, the art handlers training program teaches able bodied men and women the professionalRead More

James Nemorin: our fallen hero

Uncategorized March 25, 2003 at 12:00 am

James Nemorin: our fallen hero, by Garry Pierre-Pierre, The Haitian Times, 25 March 2003. English language. Last Saturday, New York Police Department Detective James Nemorin was laid to rest. Thousands of people, including police, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and scores of elected officials turned out for theRead More

FBI able to detain undocumented immigrants

Uncategorized March 25, 2003 at 12:00 am

The new role of FBI agents and their ability to detain any undocumented person is scaring the Latino community. An excerpt from a government measure recently signed by Attorney General John Ashcroft read, “I authorize the FBI and its agents to exercise the duties of immigration officials to investigate, locate,Read More

Cardoso predicts no adverse consequences for Chile and Mexico

Uncategorized March 25, 2003 at 12:00 am

Brazilian ex-president Fernando Henrique Cardoso said yesterday that he does not believe relations between the United States, Mexico and Chile will turn sour because of the conflict in the UN Security Council over Iraq. He believes that shared interests in the FTAA (Free Trade Area of the Americas) will prevail.Read More

Accusations of negligence at New Jersey care facility

Uncategorized March 25, 2003 at 12:00 am

The life of Agustina Herrera, 74, hangs by a thread, the consequence of a vaginal infection. The elderly woman was hospitalized at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, after being transferred from New Brunswick’s Rose Mountain Care Center. Herrera was placed there four years ago. Waiting for death to provide physicalRead More

To publish or not?

Uncategorized March 25, 2003 at 12:00 am

The war, any war, always counts its victims in the places where men decide to resolve their disputes with violence. World history is replete with barbaric actions, justified by those who commit them. On many occasions, witnesses stayed silent at these horrendous crimes. In this way, the excuses used byRead More

No to the war, yes to the troops

Uncategorized March 24, 2003 at 12:00 am

Among dozens of pro-American symbols, Thamar Quinones proudly waved the Puerto Rican flag yesterday in Times Square at a demonstration in support of American soldiers in Iraq, one of few of its kind that has taken place in New York. “I am here to support my troops. I read aboutRead More

Opinions on war in Iraq and North Korea nuclear crisis divided among first and second generation Korean-Americans

Uncategorized March 23, 2003 at 12:00 am

Internal conflict within the Korean-American community, especially between the first and second generation Korean-Americans, is deepening surrounding the issues of the North Korean nuclear crisis and the war in Iraq. Recently, organizations such as Nodutdol for Korean Community Development, a second-generation Korean-American advocacy group, Congress for Korean Unification, and theRead More