Post Tagged with: "Long Island"

Jack Martins (Photo by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

For Republican Jack Martins, an Immigrant Story Worth Telling

Portuguese-American Jack Martins, running on the Republican ticket for the 3rd congressional district seat on Long Island, talks about the immigrants’ journey.

Female workers of Quality King on Long Island are planning a protest to call for fair wages. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Hispanic Workers on Long Island Demand Equal Pay

Labor, Long Island, Women July 14, 2015 at 7:16 pm

Female factory employees who repack hair products for Quality King on Long Island say that men earn more while performing the same job, reports El Diario.

Blimpie's franchisees Rahul Arora, left, and brother Rohit Arora, right, with Pat Conlin, a Long Island area developer. (Photo via Desi Talk)

Indian Americans and Franchises

Business, East Asian, Long Island June 19, 2015 at 4:53 pm

With many Indian Americans finding success in the franchise business, they are likely to have a noticeable presence at the International Franchise Expo at the Javits Center, reports Desi Talk, which profiles two brothers running a sub shop on Long Island.

(Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Getting out the Latino Vote on Long Island

Latino, Long Island, Politics August 19, 2014 at 4:17 pm

A Make the Road New York campaign urges Latinos – primarily in towns with significant numbers – to register to vote for November, reports La Tribuna Hispana.

Mónica R. Martínez became the first Salvadoran to become a legislator in Suffolk County. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Salvadorans: the Largest Minority on Long Island

Demographics, In the News, Latino, Long Island August 15, 2014 at 6:21 pm

Four decades after Salvadorans began arriving on Long Island, they are gaining political empowerment, El Diario reports.

(Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Make the Road NY: Filling a Community Need

Immigration, Latino, Long Island, Social Services July 11, 2014 at 5:00 pm

La Tribuna Hispana speaks with Irma Solís, a community organizer with Make the Road New York.

María Elia Castillo, mother of Wilfredis Ayala Castillo, Wendy Urbina and her young child Justin, hope for a miracle that will stop the deportation of his father. (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

‘La Migra’ May Split Up LI Immigrant Family

Immigration, In the News, Latino, Long Island May 14, 2014 at 11:54 am

A young Salvadoran father arrested for crossing train tracks in Nassau County, Long Island faces deportation, La Tribuna Hispana reports.

(Photo by Stewart Ain via The Jewish Week)

Long Island Losing Kosher Delis

Business, Food, In the News, Jewish, Long Island April 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Changing demographics and eating habits led to the loss of five kosher delis in Nassau and Suffolk counties last year, reports Jewish Week.

Marcelo Lucero (Photo via El Diario-La Prensa)

Suffolk More Tolerant After Hate Crime

Crime, In the News, Latino, Long Island September 25, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Five years after Ecuadorean immigrant Marcelo Lucero was killed, Suffolk County has been fostering tolerance by increasing translation services, revamping the process to report racial crimes and hosting events to bring communities together, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Princesses (Photo via promo video from Bravo)

Opinion: Bracing for Stereotypes of Jewish ‘Princesses’

Culture, In the News, Media, Video May 14, 2013 at 10:50 pm

An opinion column on The Jewish Daily Forward does not take well to what it sees as a parade of stereotypes about Jewish women on the upcoming Bravo reality show, “Princesses Long Island.”

Deputized (¿Cómo Pudo Pasar? in Spanish) (Images taken from trailer)

Little Change in L.I. Town Since Hate Crime

Crime, Immigration, Latino, Long Island April 9, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Nearly five years after the death of immigrant Marcelo Lucero, a local screening of “Deputized ¿Cómo pudo pasar?” a documentary about the people and environment surrounding the hate crime, brings the case back to a town where some say little has changed, finds El Diario-La Prensa.

Adriana León Aguilar, her son Carson, 10, her mom Rosa Elena León and brother Andrés León, are all smiles in their East Hampton, L.I., after the legal victory.
Foto: EDLP/ Mariela Lombard

Historic Legal Victory to End Terrorizing ICE Raids in Homes

Crime, Immigration, In the News, Latino April 5, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Twenty-two Latinos will receive a $1 million settlement from ICE stemming from illegal raids the agency carried out in Long Island. The agreement also requires ICE to adopt new regulations nationally that will prevent their agents from entering private homes without a search warrant, El Diario-La Prensa reports.

Members of the Support Committee for Jesús Nazareno de Conchagua nursing homes in El Salvador.

L.I. Group to Help Salvadoran Elderly

Health, Housing, Long Island March 26, 2013 at 5:20 pm

A group has been founded in Brentwood to assist in the construction of a nursing home in El Salvador, which will house homeless seniors and let them “enjoy their remaining life in dignity,” reports La Tribuna Hispana.

(Photo from Flickr, Creative Commons License)

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.

There's almost 3 million Salvadoran living outside of their homeland, about half of them in the U.S. (Photo by Jorge Quinteros via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Salvadorans Push for Right to Vote in Elections Back Home

Central American, Latino, Long Island, Politics January 18, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Salvadoran organizations in Long Island gathered to demand that El Salvador’s National Assembly allow Salvadorans living abroad to vote no matter the expense, La Tribuna Hispana reported.