Post Tagged with: "Suffolk County"

Long Island Doesn’t Forget Marcelo Lucero

Long Island Doesn’t Forget Marcelo Lucero

Crime, In the News, Latino December 3, 2012 at 1:14 pm

A vigil in honor of the fourth anniversary of the Ecuadorian immigrant’s death in Patchogue marked the start of a week dedicated to “Understanding, Accepting, and Respecting Cultural Differences” in Suffolk, Noticia reported.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone (Photo via Long Island al Dia)

Suffolk to Offer Translation and Interpretation Services

Demographics, Latino, Long Island November 20, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has signed an order ensuring that interpretation services are available at all county agencies and that essential public documents are translated into six language, Long Island al Dia reported.

Rick Montano via La Tribuna Hispana

Lack of Party Support for Montano Cost Democrats in Suffolk

Latino, Long Island, Politics November 12, 2012 at 11:23 pm

The balance of power in the State Senate could have tipped in favor of Democrats had their leadership in Suffolk County generously funded the campaign of Rick Montano for the State Senate, La Tribuna Hispana reported. Montano lost by a small margin.

Monsignor J. Nelson Perez (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

A Latino Bishop For Long Island

In the News, Latino, Religion June 21, 2012 at 5:56 pm

On Long Island, a place with a growing Latino population that is known for its racial strife, the area’s first Latino auxiliary bishop has been designated, La Tribuna Hispana reported.

Jeffrey Conroy (Left) and Marcelo Lucero (Right) (Photos via Long Island Wins)

Documentary: After the Murder Trial, a Hate Crime Still Vexes Long Island

Crime, Long Island, Video June 14, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Marcelo Lucero’s attackers have been convicted, but thanks to a new documentary, his murder case is again in the limelight, three and a half years after a teenager stabbed the immigrant from Ecuador in Suffolk County for being Latino, Long Island Wins reported.

Flags wave during the Puerto Rican Day Parade (Photo by RLJ Photography on Flickr, via Long Island Wins)

Puerto Rican Parade Hones its Message, While Another Struggles to Survive

Culture, Latino, Puerto Rican May 23, 2012 at 4:58 pm

New York City’s Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 10 will focus on higher education and getting out the vote in the Boricua community. But while organizers of New York City’s Puerto Rican Day celebrations have honed their messages, organizers of Long Island’s parade have been scrambling just to hold the event.

Daniel Altschuler, president of the Long Island Civic Engagement Table (far left), next to Elizabeth Bonilla, of New York Communities for Change, and Magdalena Flores, Alexandra San Juan and Carlos Ramos of Make the Road New York.

Children of immigrants hope for change in Suffolk

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, Politics December 5, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Suffolk County’s growing Latino population made itself heard in the rise in youth voter turnout for the election of a new county executive.

Suffolk rallies against hate

Suffolk rallies against hate

Immigration, In the News, Metro Area, Politics November 11, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Focusing on the new administration elected on Tuesday to lead Suffolk County, the Long Island Immigrant Alliance held a rally Wedmesdau outside the Suffolk Legislature to call for making Suffolk a “Hate Free Zone.”

Bilingual debate focuses on immigrants’ issues

Bilingual debate focuses on immigrants’ issues

Immigration, In the News, Metro Area, Politics November 8, 2011 at 11:07 am

Nearly five hundred people attended the first-ever bilingual debate between candidates for Suffolk County executive.

Central American parade exceeds all expectations

Central American parade exceeds all expectations

Culture, Featured Posts October 5, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Suffolk County’s Hispanic population turns out in record numbers at the Central American Independence Parade.

Suffolk police failing residents

Suffolk police failing residents

Education, Immigration, Opinion October 3, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Despite touting new translation tools and cursory Spanish-language trainings, Suffolk County police consistently deny basic services to residents with limited English proficiency, according to a coalition of community members and advocates that spoke at a press conference in Bay Shore on September 21.

The Empire Justice Center’s Cheryl Keshner speaks at a press conference in Bay Shore last week about the need for all Suffolk residents to be able to communicate with police.

Suffolk cops caught with anti-immigrant sign

Immigration, Opinion September 30, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Newsday’s Joye Brown reported yesterday on what Latino leaders found when they went inside the Third Precinct in Bay Shore last week. The group had just finished a press conference calling for the Suffolk County Police Department to be more accessible to immigrants following the release of a memo fromRead More