Post Tagged with: "Westchester"

Ñandutí (Paraguayan embroidered lace exhibition) at White Plains Library. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Westchester Paraguayan Community Celebrates 208th Independence Day

Culture, New York, South American May 20, 2019 at 4:47 pm

The Paraguayan community in Westchester is celebrating their country’s independence day with a festival in White Plains that will include the international premiere of a Guarani movie, Westchester Hispano reports.

Joan Grangenois-Thomas (center) celebrates her victory at a Port Chester restaurant. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Election Brings Diversity to Port Chester’s Council

Government, Latino, New York March 25, 2019 at 5:54 pm

In its latest municipal election, Port Chester elected a more diverse government including two new council members, an African-American woman and Westchester’s first Colombian elected official, Westchester Hispano reports.

The advocates’ coalition that promoted the anti-wage theft bill. (Photo via El Diario)

In Westchester, County Exec Signs Anti-Wage Theft Bill

Labor, New York December 4, 2018 at 5:52 pm

Pro-immigrant organizations cheered as the Westchester government signed into law an anti-wage theft bill at a community center that promoted it for two years, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Sgt. José Gomérez, at his swearing-in ceremony, which was led by Mayor Tom Murphy. The officer’s father, Luis Gomérez, came from the Dominican Republic to attend the event. His mother Mercedes Gomérez and his 11 siblings were there as well. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Mamaroneck Latino Police Officer Promoted After ‘Long Struggle’

Dominican, New York, Police November 20, 2018 at 2:54 pm

A Dominican-born police officer in Mamaroneck in Westchester County was named sergeant after repeatedly being denied a promotion, Westchester Hispano reports.

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano

Westchester Hispanic Community Empowered By New Festivals, Awards

Culture, Latino, Metro Area October 10, 2018 at 5:19 pm

The growth of the Hispanic community in Westchester County is highlighted by an event honoring Latino personalities in Yonkers and two first-time Hispanic festivals, in Ossining and Peekskill, Westchester Hispano reports.

Westchester County legislators Nancy Barr and Christopher A. Johnson, surrounded by workers during the bill's presentation. (Photo via El Diario)

Westchester Looks to Protect Workers from Wage Theft

Immigration, Labor, Latino, Metro Area September 19, 2018 at 5:26 pm

A bill seeks to protect Westchester construction workers – who are mostly immigrants – from such abusive labor practices as wage theft, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Marcia Pinos, the wife of Carlos Quichimbo, who was arrested, with the couple’s child. The two-year-old is asking at what time his dad will be back. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Westchester Residents Demand a Halt to ‘Arbitrary’ ICE Arrests

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area August 28, 2018 at 5:22 pm

The detention of an Ecuadorean immigrant in Ossining, the latest in a series of raids in Westchester, prompts an anti-ICE demonstration and expressions of support from local authorities, Westchester Hispano reports.

First Latino Burger Chain in the U.S. Sizzles in Westchester

First Latino Burger Chain in the U.S. Sizzles in Westchester

Food, New York, South American July 31, 2018 at 4:40 pm

Colombian immigrant and fan of Argentine cuisine Moisés Mera started in White Plains the first Latino-owned burger chain in the U.S., Gaucho Burger Company, Westchester Hispano reports.

Sabrina Morales and Andrés Castillo, two of the scholars who got into Ivy League schools. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Nonprofit Helps Latinos Get into Top Universities

Education, New York, Social Services June 6, 2018 at 3:07 pm

White Plains-based nonprofit Latino U College Access helps first-generation Hispanic students to enroll and graduate from college, Westchester Hispano reports.  

Immigrant families celebrate in front of the Westchester County office. (Photo via El Diario)

Westchester Approves Law to Protect Immigrants

Immigration, Metro Area March 13, 2018 at 4:42 pm

The Westchester legislature approved the Immigration Protection Act, which prohibits county employees from using its resources to carry out the job of federal immigration authorities, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Luis Díaz. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Sleepy Hollow Tales Now Told In Spanish

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area December 19, 2017 at 4:05 pm

El Diario/La Prensa takes a look at Sleepy Hollow, of Washington Irving fame, which has experienced an economic boom over the past decade thanks to Hispanic immigrants who now comprise half the population.

(Photo via Westchestser Hispano)

Westchester Legislators Approve Immigrant Protection Act

Immigration, Metro Area August 8, 2017 at 5:37 pm

After a strong community mobilization Westchester County legislators approved a law preventing collaboration between the local police and ICE, although the county executive vowed to veto it, Westchester Hispano reports.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Harold & Elaine Shames JCC on the Hudson in Tarrytown. (Photo courtesy of the Shames JCC, via Jewish Week)

A New JCC in Westchester

Jewish, Metro Area, Social Services June 14, 2017 at 5:05 pm

The first JCC to open in Westchester in 40 years had its ribbon-cutting June 7, reports The Jewish Week.

Leaders from the five organizations that form the Westchester Labor Alliance, during the press conference. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Alliance Defending Westchester Immigrant Workers Turns Five

Immigration, Labor, Metro Area May 22, 2017 at 4:47 pm

The Westchester Labor Alliance, which includes five activist groups, celebrated its fifth anniversary vowing to defend immigrant workers and fight wage theft, Westchester Hispano reports.

The Village of Irvington welcomes immigrants. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

More Westchester Villages Support Undocumented Immigrants

Immigration, Metro Area March 14, 2017 at 11:39 am

A municipal resolution forbidding local police from collaborating with ICE passed unanimously in Irvington, the latest Westchester town to formally express support for immigrants, Westchester Hispano reports.