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Legislators Push Health Care Initiative for Undocumented Immigrants   

Legislators Push Health Care Initiative for Undocumented Immigrants  

Health, Immigration April 25, 2019 at 4:45 pm

Latina legislators Catalina Cruz and Julia Salazar are introducing a bill in Albany that would give undocumented immigrants access to the New York State Health Benefit Exchange coverage, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Tanabel Table’s first cook Fayza Maamo (center), with her daughter Fadila (left), and Tanabel founder chef Hannah Goldberg. (Photo by Rachel Elkind via QNS)

Refugee Chefs Prepare Middle Eastern Specialties

Brooklyn, Food, Immigration, Queens April 25, 2019 at 4:39 pm

QNS profiles Middle East food vendor Tanabel Table.

Jin Han Kim (Photo via The Korea Times)

Young Korean American Runs for Mayor of Edgewater, NJ

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics April 25, 2019 at 3:00 pm

A young 25-year old Korean American is challenging the incumbent mayor of Edgewater, NJ in the June 4 Democratic primary, reports The Korea Times.

Steve Choi, from the NYIC, wants more funding allocated to promoting the 2020 Census. (Photo via El Diario)

Demanding Funds for NY’s 2020 Census Count

Demographics, Immigration, New York April 24, 2019 at 3:48 pm

Pro-immigration advocates urged the city and the state to double the funds allocated to the 2020 Census, arguing that a thorough counting of all immigrant communities is vital for New York’s political and financial strength, El Diario La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Sadef Ali Kully)

City’s Bushwick Rezoning Plan Unveiled

Brooklyn, Housing April 24, 2019 at 3:37 pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle and City Limits write about the mixed reception for the city’s rezoning proposal for Bushwick.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Elizabeth, NJ Joins Global Celebration of Uruguayan Candombe

Culture, Latino, Metro Area April 24, 2019 at 3:15 pm

The New Jersey Uruguayan community will join a global homage to their national dance, Candombe, in Elizabeth next Sunday, Reporte Hispano reports.

Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez speaking out in support of One Fair Wage Act. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

Debating a ‘Fair Wage’ vs. Tipped Wage

Brooklyn, Labor, New York April 24, 2019 at 2:09 pm

Legislators made a pitch for replacing the tipped wage with a higher minimum wage, but not all servers favor the change, Kings County Politics reports.

Senator José Serrano, Jr. (Photo via El Diario)

Will NYS Pass Sanctuary State Legislation?

Immigration, New York April 24, 2019 at 2:04 pm

State Senator from the Bronx Jose Serrano Jr. has introduced a bill in Albany that would make New York the third sanctuary state in the U.S., El Diario La Prensa reports.

Advocates rallied ahead of a public forum earlier this month at Queens Borough Hall to discuss segregation at the city's elite specialized high schools. (photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

New Group Wants to Keep SHSAT

Asian, Black, Education, Latino April 23, 2019 at 5:24 pm

Chalkbeat reports on the new Education Equity Campaign.

The Essex County Correctional Correctional Facility (Google maps image, via Documented)

Immigrant Detainees Complain of Poor Mental Health Care in NJ Facility

Criminal Justice, Immigration, Metro Area April 22, 2019 at 5:15 pm

Mental health needs are going unaddressed in the facility, and 60 immigrant detainees have been placed on suicide watch since 2015, reports Documented.

The Peruvian Condor Flies over NYC This Week

The Peruvian Condor Flies over NYC This Week

Culture, Latino April 22, 2019 at 5:02 pm

Bringing together traditional Peruvian music and a symphonic orchestra, “El Cóndor Pasa: Andean Hope” will premier in Manhattan this Thursday, Queens Latino reports.

ESL students pretesting at the Bronx County Courthouse. (Photo by Karina Hernandez via Mott Haven Herald)

Urging NYC Not to Cut Funds for ESL Classes

Bronx, Education, Immigration, New York April 22, 2019 at 3:52 pm

Immigrant students want the city to restore funding for ESL classes, Mott Haven Herald reports.

Tenants from Brooklyn to Buffalo are facing rent increases, abusive landlords and an extreme shortage of affordable housing. (Photo via El Diario)

Report: Tenant Laws Fail to Protect New York Immigrants

Housing, New York April 19, 2019 at 3:40 pm

According to a Make the Road New York report, New York’s current tenant laws leave immigrants vulnerable to abusive landlords, a pattern that appears also in the suburbs and the rest of the state, El Diario La Prensa reports.

(Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Opinion: A Tale of Two Cities, One in Chinatown

Culture, Manhattan, Opinion April 19, 2019 at 1:34 pm

A Sing Tao commentary contrasts the cultural allure of Hudson Yards and other prosperous entities to Chinatown, just miles away, still awaiting a performance center.

Tomashi Jackson (Photo by Tsubasa Berg via KCP)

Property Seizure Series Inspires Artwork

Black, Brooklyn, Housing April 19, 2019 at 12:44 pm

A Kings County Politics investigation into the city seizing property from predominantly Black owners has inspired artist Tomashi Jackson to draw parallels between present-day central Brooklyn and Seneca Village in the mid-1800s.