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Manny Tavárez llegó a pitcher semiprofesional, pero una lesión en un hombro, acabó con sus sueños. (Photo via El Diario/La Prensa)

Dominican-American Pitcher Aiming for State Senate

Dominican, Elections 2012, Politics, Sports August 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm

El Diario La Prensa’s José Acosta profiles the Dominican-American Manny Tavárez, a semi-professional baseball pitcher turned candidate for the New York State Senate. With his athletic background, Tavárez is pushing for sports and education to get young people off the streets.

Jimmy Meng stands with his daughter Assemblymember Grace Meng in a 2006 photo.

Chinese Community Shocked by Arrest of ‘Big Brother Meng’

Crime, Elections 2012, Politics July 30, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Last week’s arrest of the popular former Queens Assemblyman Jimmy Meng in a bribery scandal has saddened and angered Chinese-Americans who are still struggling to digest the allegations against another Chinese-American politician, John Liu, The World Journal reported. Some worry that the scandal will hurt Meng’s daughter, the Assemblywoman and Congressional candidate Grace Meng.

State Senator Jose Peralta announces that offices of city officials will help immigrant victims of fraud.

Queens Pols to Immigrants: Report Fraud to us if You Fear Police

Crime, Queens March 2, 2012 at 10:53 am

City officials gathered in front of Elmhurst Hospital last Wednesday to remind their immigrant constituents that they can report cases of fraud or scamming to their representatives’ offices if they fear contact with the police.