Post Tagged with: "Eric Schneiderman"

Urging New Yorkers to Be Counted in 2020 Census

Urging New Yorkers to Be Counted in 2020 Census

Featured Posts, Government, Immigration April 3, 2018 at 5:57 pm

City officials urged that all New Yorkers be counted in the 2020 Census, and vowed to continue fighting against the inclusion of a citizenship question.

(Photo via RiverheadLOCAL)

Guilty Pleas in Latina Group Diner Labor Abuse Case

Food, Labor, Latino, Long Island, Women March 16, 2018 at 11:42 am

In a case raised by Latina justice advocacy group SEPA Mujer, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the guilty pleas of the managers of a Southampton diner who stole wages from workers, RiverheadLOCAL en Español reports.

The Acosta family eagerly waiting for the approaching reopening of the popular park. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Popular LI Park to Reopen After ‘Environmental Racism’ Case

Environment, Long Island May 15, 2017 at 1:10 pm

After being closed for contamination in 2014 because it was being used as a landfill, Brentwood’s Roberto Clemente Park, a favorite recreation place for Long Island’s Hispanic community, will reopen this summer, Noticia Long Island reports.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, alongside City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Public Advocate Letitia James and U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat at La Marqueta. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

A Tenants’ Rights Guide for the Undocumented

Housing, Immigration, New York April 13, 2017 at 5:07 pm

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released a tenants’ rights guidance for immigrants facing landlord harassment and introduced a bill to make it easier to press charges against those landlords, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Eduardo Juárez (Photo via El Diario)

Bitter Ending for Victims of Immigration Fraud

Immigration April 10, 2015 at 12:29 pm

Some 1,500 immigrants affected by fraudulent organizations received compensation amounting to much less than what they lost, El Diario reports.

The Attorney general's office has named a new board of directors for the Dominican Parade. (Photo via El Diario)

Fired President of Dominican Day Parade: ‘I’ll be Back in 2017’

Dominican, New York, Traditions March 25, 2015 at 3:11 pm

The former president of the NYC Dominican Day Parade told El Diario that “the attorney general has handed the parade over to politicians.”

Brooklyn residents and officials marched down Atlantic Avenue on Sunday to rally for Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill. (Photo by Mary Frost via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

State Officials Urged to Nix LICH Plan

Brooklyn, Health October 27, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Brooklyn residents and leaders marched Oct. 26 against the Fortis Property Group’s plan to develop LICH, urging state officials not to sign off on it, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

Car washers celebrating the State Attorney General's deal with their employer (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario).

Abused Car Washers Rejoice as They Get Compensation

Business, Labor, Latino, New York March 10, 2014 at 1:10 pm

The announcement that two car wash chains in New York City will have to pay workers $3.9 million in restitution for underpayments and labor abuse ended a six-year battle, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Puerto Rican Day Parade is one of the largest parades in the country. (Photo via El Diario-La Prensa)

Money Once Again Center of Struggle for PR Day Parade

Culture, Puerto Rican February 6, 2014 at 4:28 pm

City Council members expressed concern about Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s probe of irregularities by members of the Puerto Rican Day Parade’s board of directors, El Diario-La Prensa reports.

The alleged victims of Esthela Multiservices include Carlos García (left) and Kenia Nájera, photographed here with son Ryan Romero. Both families paid the agency to find them an apartment but all they got was a dent in their wallets. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

Queens Real Estate Agency Accused of Swindling Immigrants

Housing, Immigration, In the News, Queens April 25, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Esthela Multiservices, Inc. in Jackson Heights advertised that they would find apartments for their clients but some of the primarily immigrant clients now allege that the company took their money and have yet to find housing, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Guatemalan Héctor Gómez, 22, is one of the car washers who will benefit from the agreement reached by the attorney general's office. (Photo by Mariela Lombard/El Diario-La Prensa)

Deal Helps Car Washers Avoid the Ax

Labor, Latino February 25, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Employees at a SoHo car wash slated for closure were facing termination, which they sensed came after reporting the business for labor violations. But Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reached an agreement that will see the workers relocated to other branches, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Moisés Pérez (l.), ex-CEO of Alianza Dominicana, in a City Hall event with Rep. Charles Rangel (r.) (Photo by Azi Paybarah via Flickr, Creative Commons License).

Alianza Dominicana: The Fall of an Iconic Institution

Immigration, In the News, Latino, Manhattan, Social Services December 20, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Founded in 1985, Alianza Dominicana was a leading Dominican organization, but now its six-story glass building, one of the fanciest in Washington Heights, is empty. An extensive report by The Uptowner’s Alvaro Guzmán Bastida sheds light into the organization’s demise.

More Investigation of Indian Nonprofit’s Land Deal

In the News, Politics, Queens, South Asian July 17, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Questions persist about a politically connected Indian nonprofit’s controversial land deal involving purchase of 4.5 acres of state land for a community center and senior housing in Queens, reports the Queens Tribune. Some have raised concerns that the housing will only be open to Indians.

Aida Mendez, the sister of Sergeant Angel Mendez, shows a photo of her brother, who was honored 45 years after he was killed in Vietnam. (Photo by Humberto Arellano / EDLP)

Voices in Focus: Unemployment in the Bronx Stays Stubbornly High

Crime, Economy April 23, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Grim economic news from the Bronx; the indictment of two plastic surgeons who allegedly practiced without licenses and without general anesthesia; a delayed honor for a Marine who sacrificed his life in Vietnam; and a child-literacy safety net in Harlem.

Scam targeted Chinese and Latinos

Scam targeted Chinese and Latinos

East Asian, In the News, New York October 3, 2011 at 4:04 pm

The Chinatown community applauded yesterday for State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman filing a lawsuit to shut down a security guard employment scam. The Attorney General announced on September 22nd that his office had filed a lawsuit against a New York City-based company behind an employment scam. The company knownRead More