Post Tagged with: "Hempstead"

Calamitous state of an apartment in Columbia Street, Hempstead. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

On LI, Hispanic Tenants Afraid to Denounce Bad Landlords

African American, Housing, Latino, Long Island February 16, 2018 at 11:56 am

A new coalition in Hempstead seeks to defend the rights of tenants affected by bad housing conditions, but local Hispanics are afraid to speak up, Noticia Long Island reports.

Attorney Gabriela Castillo, born in El Salvador, wants to re-launch county agency C.A.S.A. and move it out of the basement where it is based to offer a better service to Hispanics in Nassau.
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New C.A.S.A. Director Vows to Treat Nassau Latinos with Dignity

Latino, Long Island, Social Services February 2, 2018 at 3:32 pm

Attorney Gabriela Castillo, born in El Salvador, wants to re-launch county agency C.A.S.A. and move it out of the basement where it is based to offer a better service to Hispanics in Nassau, reports Noticia.

Shimon Waronker will become the superintendent of Hempstead Union Free School District in the fall (Photo by Jessica Huseman via The Forward)

Hasidic Educator to Run Hempstead Schools

Education, Jewish, Long Island May 26, 2017 at 3:22 pm

The Forward interviews Shimon Waronker, a Hasidic Jew originally from Chile, who will become the superintendent of the Hempstead Union Free School District in the fall.

Winners in the Brentwood School boards elections. Left to right: Julia Burgos, Maria Gonzales_Prescod and Simone Holder-Daniel. (Photo via NoiticiaLI)

Parents Hopeful Over LI School Board Elections

Education, Latino, Long Island May 17, 2017 at 5:42 pm

Hempstead and Brentwood chose a new school board amid deep tensions because of gang fears and the arrival of unaccompanied minors to Long Island, Noticia Long Island reports.

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Long Island Group Helps Immigrants Apply For Citizenship

Immigration, Long Island, Social Services April 10, 2017 at 3:23 pm

The Central American Refugee Center in Hempstead, Long Island, is developing a program to encourage qualifying immigrants to become citizens, Noticia reports.

From top left to right: Henry Salgado, Carmen Piñeyro, Juana Prado, Angel Vargas. (Photo via Noticia)

More Hispanics Seeking Office on Long Island

Latino, Long Island, Politics March 7, 2017 at 11:00 am

As the Latino population surpasses 40 percent in some Long Island villages, more Hispanic leaders are seeking office in the upcoming elections of Freeport and Hempstead, Noticia LI reports.

A deli, empty at 1:00 p.m. because immigrants are afraid to go out to shop. (Photo via Noticia LI)

LI Hispanic Enclaves Emptied, Thanks to Trump

Immigration, Latino, Long Island March 3, 2017 at 1:58 pm

Fear of raids has paralyzed the economic activity in Hispanic-owned restaurants, beauty shops and money order businesses on Long Island, Noticia LI reports.

Hempstead High School students rally on school grounds (Photo by Rashed Mian via Long Island Press)

A Year Later, LI High School Rallies to ‘Bring Back our Girls’

African, Education, Long Island April 21, 2015 at 5:23 pm

Students and staff at Hempstead High School remembered the Nigerian school girls abducted by Boko Haram at a rally held on the one-year anniversary of the kidnapping.

The Fall of Long Island’s Workplace Project

The Fall of Long Island’s Workplace Project

Immigration, Labor, Latino, Long Island, Social Services January 2, 2013 at 7:05 pm

The year 2012 will be remembered by the Hispanic community of Long Island for the fall of one of its best-known organizations, The Workplace Project/Centro de Derechos Laborales, La Tribuna Hispana reports.

On the first anniversary of Oscar Veliz death, his mother Yolanda Veliz lights a candle near where he was killed in Hempstead. (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

A Year After Son’s Hit-and-Run Death, Hempstead Mom Awaits Justice

Crime, Latino, Long Island November 14, 2012 at 3:47 pm

A year after the death of 16-year-old Oscar Veliz, his mother continues to cope with her grief while still waiting for an arrest in the case, La Tribuna Hispana reported. She has also found solace by starting a foundation in his honor to promote organ donations in the Latino community.

Latinos Support Embattled Long Island Official Mark Bonilla

Latinos Support Embattled Long Island Official Mark Bonilla

Latino, Long Island, Politics October 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Carrying posters with slogans like “Don’t resign” and “No justice, no peace,” more than 50 Latinos gathered to show their support for Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla, who was arrested last month on charges of official misconduct, harassment and attempted robbery, Noticia reported.

Alex Martínez, 43, the owner of the Tres Sabores restaurant in Hempstead, recalled that when he arrived on Long Island 26 years ago, the town was stagnant and lifeless. (Photo by Zaira Cortes / EDLP)

On Long Island, Salvadoran Cultural Roots Run Deep

Central American, Long Island, Politics August 20, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Later this week, we’ll have some coverage of Salvadoran Vice President Salvador Sanchez Cerén’s visit to Long Island, where he was met with protestors calling him anti-American. The possible presidential contender was reaching out to a community of almost 100,000 Long Island Salvadorans, whose culture has deeply penetrated the community, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Livio “Tony” Rosario, member of the Hempstead Board of Trustees (Via La Tribuna Hispana)

Opinion: Financial Improprieties at Summer Cultural Festivals?

Culture, Opinion July 26, 2012 at 2:32 pm

On Long Island, a local official and La Tribuna Hispana suggest that the finances and organization of the 6th Salvadoran American Day Festival are suspect. Beyond this festival, the editorial raises questions about the oversight and benefits of cultural festivals, which often cost taxpayers tens of thousands in public safety and overtime costs.

A banner from the Workplace Project. (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Update: Reaction to ‘Crisis’ at Workplace Project

In the News, Labor, Opinion April 25, 2012 at 4:52 pm

La Tribuna Hispana responds to sharp feedback it received to its earlier article on a “crisis” within an organization that advocates for day laborers and immigrants in Hempstead, NY.

A banner from the Workplace Project. (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

A Crisis at a Center for Day Laborer Rights

Labor, Metro Area April 20, 2012 at 4:00 pm

La Tribuna Hispana uncovered some turmoil brewing within The Workplace Project, an organization that has fought for the rights of day laborers on Long Island for two decades.