Post Tagged with: "budget cuts"

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Budget Cuts Strain Library Branch Popular with Immigrants

East Asian, Education, In the News, Social Services June 20, 2013 at 7:15 pm

The McKinley Park branch of the Brooklyn Public Library in caters to a heavily Chinese immigrant population. But, as Brooklyn Bureau reports, years of funding cuts have hindered a library that has the particular task of serving immigrant patrons.

(Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario-La Prensa)

Cuts to Food Benefits Could ‘SNAP’ New Yorkers

Food, Government, In the News, Latino, Social Services June 19, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Budget cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, would devastate the city’s poorest families, 19 percent of whom are Latino. Some of them speak to El Diario-La Prensa about their already draining situation

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Sequestration to Test Immigrants’ Patience

Economy, Immigration, In the News, Politics March 6, 2013 at 4:59 pm

For immigration advocates, sequestration had one silver lining: the release of hundreds of immigrants in detention centers. But budget cuts also mean longer waiting lists for visas, longer lines at the border and longer backlogs for immigration court cases, reports ImmigraNation.

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Islip Residents Organize Against Pool Closures

Long Island, Social Services February 19, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Town of Islip officials are considering additional service cuts on top of the already announced closings of the public pools at Roberto Clemente and Casamento Parks, charged Renee Ortiz, a community leader who has been fighting the closings, reports La Tribuna Hispana.

At the Baruch Elders Services Team program in the Lower East Side, seniors help serve meals. (Still from a video by Channon Hodge)

Graying in Color: Seniors Helping Seniors

Demographics, Social Services, Video September 14, 2012 at 12:38 pm

In New York City, there’s no rest for the retired. As senior centers struggle to serve a growing and increasingly diverse elderly population, they often find themselves turning to the seniors themselves for help, as volunteers and part-time workers.

Council member Charles Barron joins parents in a protest against Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed cuts to day care centers. (Photo by Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

New Day Care Funding System Hurts Poor Children, Ethnic Press Reports

Education, Politics May 31, 2012 at 12:14 pm

From Washington Heights to Chinatown to Queens, the community and ethnic media reported last week that parents and day care workers are speaking out against the closure of city-subsidized day care centers. They say the city’s new funding system will leave poor and immigrant children out in the cold and working parents in a bind.

LGBT Advocates Say State Budget for Homeless Youth Falls Short

LGBT Advocates Say State Budget for Homeless Youth Falls Short

Housing, LGBTQ April 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Since state funding to programs for runaway and homeless youth was drastically cut in last year’s budget, advocates have fought to restore the funding. This year’s allocation saw a slight uptick, but the increase fell far short of the restoration they had hoped for.

Ted McGuire, Natasha Dillon, Jake Goodman, and Melissa Kleckner block the exit from the Midtown building that houses Governor Andrew Cuomo's Manhattan office.

Homeless youth get no love from Gov. Cuomo

Economy, Housing, In the News, New York January 22, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Advocates for the homeless say every night 3,800 people under age 24 sleep on the streets of New York City. 40% of them identify as runaway lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Activists had lobbied for the slashed youth shelter budget to be restored this year. But they were disappointed when Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined his budget proposals last week.

Jobs and services at the Brooklyn Public Library struggle to survive amidst millions of dollars in budget cuts.

Brooklyn Public Library facing $17.5M budget cut

Brooklyn, Economy, Education January 10, 2012 at 12:45 am

The Brooklyn Bureau reports that the public library system is barely keeping its head above water after just over $1M in cuts last fiscal year. Now officials are wondering what will happen when that reduction is multiplied by 17.

Riders against privatization of Nassau County bus service.

Hundreds protest MTA bus privatization plan

Economy, Latino, Metro Area December 9, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Saying privatizing public transportation in Nassau County will hurt workers and residents who rely on the county’s buses, several hundred people—many of them immigrants from Latin America–turned out for a hearing on the issue on Dec. 5.