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Meah Pace, lead singer and actress in "It Can Happen Here." (Photo via QNS)

In Queens, a New Play Reflects Diverse Hopes and Fears

Culture, Immigration, Queens September 19, 2018 at 4:47 pm

A novel from the 1930s, and recent interviews conducted in Queens, serve as the inspiration for a new play, “It Can Happen Here,” showing on Sept. 30, Queens Daily Eagle and QNS report.

A protester outside the building on the eastern campus of Suffolk County Community College where Rep. Lee Zeldin held a roundtable discussion on immigration issues. (Photo by Maria Piedrabuena via Riverhead Local)

On LI, a Roundtable on Immigrants and Gangs, and a Protest

Crime, Immigration, Long Island September 18, 2018 at 5:32 pm

RiverheadLOCAL reports in two stories on a closed-door meeting about immigration and gang-related violence on Long Island, and why protesters rallied against the meeting.

Jennifer Prezioso with her grandfather Moe Albanese outside the family butcher shop at 238 Elizabeth St. (Photo by Madelyn Segarra via The Villager)

Can a Granddaughter Save a Little Italy Butcher Shop?

Business, Manhattan, Western European September 18, 2018 at 3:39 pm

Jennifer Prezioso hopes to keep Albanese Meats and Poultry going in the face of rising rents and a dwindling customer base, reports The Villager.

Bitta Mostosi at the Sept. 17 briefing at City Hall. (Screen shot from video on  First Lady Chirlaine McCray Facebook page)

NYC Earmarks $4.1 million for Immigrant Children

Central American, Immigration, Women, Youth September 17, 2018 at 3:03 pm

As a group of volunteer lawyers returned to NYC from helping immigrant families prepare to plead their case for asylum, city officials announced that $4.1 million would go toward legal services for immigrant minors.

Many who attended the town hall held signs of opposition to the proposed jail, which would straddle the Civic Center and Chinatown. (Photo by Carl Glassman via Tribeca Trib)

Anger Boils Over at Town Hall on Chinatown Jail Plan

East Asian, Government, Manhattan September 17, 2018 at 2:20 pm

A town hall meeting for city officials to explain plans to build a new jail by Chinatown “quickly descended into a shoutfest,” reports Tribeca Trib.

Curator Carmen Ramos explains a portion of the exhibit, which features 10 Latino artists. (Photo by Jesús García via El Diario)

El Museo del Barrio Reopens with a Message on Latinx Power

Culture, Latino, Manhattan September 17, 2018 at 2:08 pm

Approaching its 50th anniversary and after a year closed for renovations, El Museo del Barrio reopens with a Liliana Porter retrospective and a photo exhibit, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

John Liu at his primary victory party Sept. 13. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

John Liu Wins, Making History Again

East Asian, Elections 2018, Queens September 14, 2018 at 8:16 pm

John Liu is on track to become the first Asian-American state senator after his primary win, which came despite not receiving the full support of the Chinese community, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Julia Salazar (Photo from Julia Salazar for State Senate website)

What Salazar’s Win Has Revealed

Elections 2018, Jewish, New York September 14, 2018 at 4:49 pm

The democratic socialist candidate’s win says a lot about a generational divide in the Jewish community, says an opinion piece in The Forward.

Jessica Ramos, with her family at Barriles Restaurant on the night of her victory. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Four Female Candidates of Colombian Descent Win in NY

Elections 2018, Latino, Queens, South American, Women September 14, 2018 at 3:39 pm

The streets of Jackson Heights celebrated well into the night as four women of Colombian origin won their Democratic primaries on Thursday night, Queens Latino reports.

Hiram Monserrate (Photo via Twitter)

The Return of Hiram Monserrate

Elections 2018 September 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Hiram Monserrate is back in politics after winning the vote for Democratic leader in the 35th Assembly District in Queens, reports Jackson Heights Post.

Jaden Timoun students (Photo by daphneyboutinphotography via The Haitian Times)

A Haitian Creole Immersion Program for Children

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Education, Youth September 14, 2018 at 2:11 pm

The Haitian Times speaks to the organizers of a children’s immersion program at the Haitian Creole Language Institute of New York about how the program strives to undo “post-colonial ideologies.”

From left, Josh Schneps and Vicki Schneps-Yunis of Schneps Communications and Community News Group owners Les and Jennifer Goodstein announced on Sept. 7 that Schneps Communications bought CNG and its publications. (Photo by Jeff Yapalater via Schneps Communications/Brooklyn Paper)

Schneps Buys Community News Group

Media, New York September 14, 2018 at 12:26 pm

With the acquisition of Community News Group and NYC Community Media by Schneps Communications, the newly formed Schneps Community News Group will own dozens of local community and ethnic media outlets and be among the largest local media companies in New York.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Hosts Exhibit on Traditional Pueblan Fiesta

Culture, Metro Area, Mexican September 13, 2018 at 5:10 pm

A photo exhibit about the colorful traditional celebration Festival of San Miguel Tzinacapan in Puebla, Mexico, is showing in Passaic, Reporte Hispano reports.

Puerto Rican-born George Siberón was nominated by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to lead the Latino representation at Nassau Community College. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Siberón: First Latino on Nassau Community College Board

Education, Long Island, Puerto Rican September 13, 2018 at 4:45 pm

George Siberón vows to improve services for immigrant students and promote more African-American and Hispanic teachers, Noticia Long Island reports.

Dec. 13, 2014 - A woman writes "I CAN'T BREATHE!" on a sign in preparation for Millions March NYC, held Dec. 13, 2014, shortly after a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo over the death of Eric Garner. (Photo by Julius Motal for Voices of NY)

A Primary Race in SI District Where Eric Garner Died

Elections 2018, Staten Island September 12, 2018 at 5:23 pm

A Staten Island state Senate primary race between incumbent Diane Savino and long-shot opponent Jasmine Robinson “deprived” voters of a conversation on issues stemming from the death of Eric Garner, writes City Limits.