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Hispanic youths participating in Alcoholics Anonymous reunions in East Harlem. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

For Mexican Immigrants, Alcoholism is Yet Another Hazard

Health, Immigration, Mexican, New York, Social Services February 4, 2019 at 6:06 pm

Experts say the harshness of the immigrant experience contributes to high alcoholism rates in the Mexican community, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Melissa Mark-Viverito at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New York on Jan. 31 (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Mark-Viverito Gets Mixed Reception in Chinatown

East Asian, New York, Politics February 4, 2019 at 5:55 pm

NYC Public Advocate candidate and former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito visited the Chinese community on Jan. 31 to discuss her positions on various issues, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Mayada Anjari (Photo by Liz Clayman via West Side Rag)

How a Syrian Refugee’s NYC Dinners Led to a Cookbook

Food, Manhattan, Middle Eastern, Religion February 4, 2019 at 5:33 pm

West Side Rag reports on how the cookbook “The Bread and Salt Between Us” by Mayada Anjari came together with the help of members of an Upper West Side church.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio makes an education announcement regarding specialized high school at J.H.S. 292 in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday, June 03, 2018. (Photo by Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office, via Chalkbeat)

Assessing the Impact of Dropping the SHSAT

Asian, Black, Education, Latino, New York February 1, 2019 at 4:52 pm

A new study from the NYC Independent Budget Office simulates the impact of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan for changing the process for admitting students to the city’s specialized high schools. Chalkbeat reports on the city’s response.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Kerry Washington (far left) met with Bronx schoolchildren. (Photo by Joseph Martin/Keyz 2 Life Media via The Bronx Free Press)

Justice Sotomayor Inspires Bronx Children

Bronx, Puerto Rican, Women February 1, 2019 at 4:44 pm

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor met with elementary school students at Hostos Community College where she presented her children’s book, reports The Bronx Free Press.

Osman Canales, founder and director Long Island Immigrant Students Advocates (LIISA). (Photo via Noticia LI)

NY DREAM Act Will ‘Change Lives’ on Long Island

Education, Immigration, Long Island February 1, 2019 at 4:41 pm

Long Island community leaders assess the positive impact the approval of the New York State DREAM Act will have on thousands of immigrant students and also the local economy, Noticia Long Island reports.

Junior’s friend, Tango outside of the bodega during a memorial. (Photo by Alex Mitchell via Bronx Times)

Site of Killing Becomes First ‘Safe Bodega’

Bronx, Business, Crime February 1, 2019 at 4:29 pm

The bodega, in front of which Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz was brutally killed, has become the first “safe bodega” in the city, reports Bronx Times.

Protesting the elimination of the "tip credit." (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Workers Oppose Eliminating Tip Credit

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan, New York January 31, 2019 at 5:39 pm

In Chinatown workers and owners of restaurants and nail salons criticize Gov. Cuomo’s plan to eliminate the tip credit, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Doris  Hernández (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

‘Betrayal!’ – Community Opposition to Amazon Deal Grows

Business, Government, Latino, Queens January 31, 2019 at 4:37 pm

As the City Council’s concern about Amazon’s planned corporate offices in Queens grows, community activists outraged at the subsidies the city will provide the company are mounting an opposition, El Diario La Prensa reports.

The Manhattan Criminal Courthouse. (Photo by Max Siegelbaum via Documented)

Limiting ICE Access in NYS Courts

Criminal Justice, Immigration, New York January 30, 2019 at 5:13 pm

ICE agents have made numerous arrests with civil warrants in NYS criminal court, and in some cases court officers assisted, reports Documented. A NYS bill would restrict the ability of ICE to make arrests with administrative rather than judicial warrants, Documented further reports.

Sami Uddin Razi (left), volunteer Younis Elsallaj (middle), & Noor Rabah (right). (Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Muslim Community Patrol Forms in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Muslim, Social Services January 30, 2019 at 5:10 pm

Bklyner profiles Muslim Community Patrol & Services, a patrol group modeled after the Shomrim and formed amid the current political climate and increasing number of hate crimes.

Consul General of Ecuador in New York Linda Machuca, at the editorial meeting she held with El Diario. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hispanic Consulates Getting More Involved with the Community

Latino, New York January 30, 2019 at 3:59 pm

Consul of Ecuador and head of the Coalition of Latin American Consuls in New York Linda Machuca talked with El Diario La Prensa about the larger role diplomats are having in immigrant communities in the Trump era.

Public advocate candidate Melissa Mark-Viverito at an editorial meeting at El Diario in Brooklyn.(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Mark-Viverito Seeks to Balance Power of ‘White Men’ in New York

Immigration, New York, Politics January 29, 2019 at 5:57 pm

At an editorial meeting with El Diario La Prensa, Melissa Mark-Viverito assessed the impact of her work on New York Hispanic neighborhoods as Council speaker, and vowed to use her public advocate bid to contest the power of “white men” in the city.

Nassau County Executive Laura Curan (Photo from Nassau County via Long Island Wins)

ICE Move to Nassau Hospital Dropped

Immigration, Long Island January 29, 2019 at 5:48 pm

Long Island Wins reports that while ICE will no longer relocate to the Nassau University Medical Center, the decision came with a downside.

Jessica Ramos swears in before senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and her mother Melfy Londoño. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Emotional Swearing-Ins for New Queens Latina Representatives

Government, Queens January 29, 2019 at 4:43 pm

Tears, empanadas, sangria and salsa dancing: Queens Latino covers the emotional, festive swearing-in ceremonies of new Queens Latina NYS representatives Catalina Cruz and Jessica Ramos.