Post Tagged with: "death"

Vigil for Hugo Chávez in the Venezuelan Consulate of New York (Photo by Mariela Lombard, via El Diario/La Prensa).

Chávez’s Death Met With Grief, Relief

In the News, Latino, Politics, South American March 7, 2013 at 4:20 pm

The passing of Hugo Chávez last Tuesday has been felt in New York City, where dozens of people mourned the Venezuelan President in a memorial vigil at the Venezuelan Consulate, while others welcomed his passing, El Diario/La Prensa and Hunts Point Express report.

Mayor Koch at the Puerto Rican Day Parade. (File photo from El Diario-La Prensa)

Koch Through a Gay, Latino and Polish Perspective

Featured Posts, Latino, LGBTQ, Politics February 5, 2013 at 4:42 pm

A day after a Who’s Who of New York’s politicians from the last 40 years gathered at Temple Emanu-El on Fifth Avenue to bid farewell to Mayor Ed Koch, Gay City News, El Diario-La Prensa and Nowy Dziennik add to the coverage of his passing with insight into the other sides of Koch.

Mayor Ed Koch

Remembering the Good, Bad and Jewishness of Koch

In the News, Politics February 1, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Ed Koch served not just as mayor but as the most prominent American Jewish icon at the time. The Jewish Week, the Jewish Daily Forward and Irish Central recap the highs and lows of a mayor whose appeal, while bi-partisan, did not reach everyone.

Dolores Prida

El Barrio Buries Dolores Prida, a Distinctive Latino Voice

Culture, In the News, Latino, Media February 1, 2013 at 5:39 pm

The New York Latino community bid an emotional goodbye to Cuban journalist, poet and playwright Dolores Prida, who died on January 20, just hours after attending a 20th anniversary celebration of a Latina women’s group.

Relatives of Pvt. Danny Chen, including his parents, father Yan Tao Chen. mother Su Zhen Chen, led the march through Chinatown on Thursday night. (Photo by Serena Solomon/DNAinfo)

Anger at Latest Verdict in Danny Chen Bullying Trials

Crime August 20, 2012 at 5:06 pm

The “light sentence” in the third conviction of a soldier implicated in the hazing suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen has upset community advocates, reports DNAinfo. Staff Sgt. Blaine Dugas’ sentencing to a reduction in rank and time served has angered some advocates, who say he was in a position to stop the bullying.

Sgt. Adam Holcolmb and Pvt. Danny Chen (Photo from OurChinatown)

30-Day Sentence in First Danny Chen Bullying Trial

Crime August 1, 2012 at 11:58 am

In the first of eight military trials in the death of Pvt. Danny Chen, Sgt. Adam Holcomb was sentenced yesterday to 30 days in military jail and allowed to stay in the military after he was found not guilty of the most serious charges against him on Monday, DNAinfo reported.

Deceased Ground Zero volunteer Rafael Hernandez

9/11 hero dies without honor

Health, Immigration, Latino, Mexican January 24, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Rapheal Hernandez died in his Queens apartment. He was one of many undocumented immigrants to work at Ground Zero, who have not been compensated, medically cared for, or recognized for their heroism.

Many Latin American immigrants send the remains of loved ones home after death, part of their strong traditional belief in the afterlife as illustrated by these decorative skulls used to celebrate Mexico's Day of the Dead.

The dead won’t sleep in the Bronx

Bronx, Culture, Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino November 4, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Mexicans in the South Bronx follow the ritual of sending the bodies of the deceased back to their native land.

Jacob Ma, founder of the World Journal

Founder of Chinese newspaper dies

East Asian, Manhattan October 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Jacob Ma, who founded the World Journal in New York’s Chinatown in 1976 and nurtured it to become one of the most-read Chinese-language newspapers in America, with a nationwide audience, passed away at the age of 88.

Danny Chen

Chinatown leaders seek answers in soldier’s death

East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan October 25, 2011 at 3:01 pm

A community questions the mysterious death of Private Danny Chen in Afghanistan.