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Fong Oi Kan wishes that she only worked five days a week. But in the midst of the worst economy in decades, she said she has to
With candidates already campaigning for the 2009 municipal elections, some residents who are not citizens want to play a more active role. This week, we report on the latest effort
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Earlier this month, dozens of protesters, many wearing facemasks emblazoned with the word "Voiceless," gathered on the steps of City Hall. Organized by the
Photo (c) redxdressA bakery in Brigton Beach, home to a large Russian community.
New York's immigrant community can now expect city agencies to speak their
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In a city where more than 170 languages are spoken and over a third of
residents are foreign-born, scores of New York public school students
Photo (cc) Genocide Intervention NetworkThe 2006 Save Darfur Rally in Central Park drew over 30,000 people.
Central Park holds a special place in the history of civil liberties and
Photo (cc) anuarsallehBy and large, hospital communication services have improved for patients who speak languages other than English.
A trip to the hospital poses challenges for everyone -- stressful conditions,
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Many parents in New York, particularly lower-income ones, struggle to find safe, affordable childcare. Although New York City offers low-cost or free childcare, there are not
Much has been written about statistics showing that police "stop-and-frisks" in New York City are directed primarily at young African American and Latino males, but until now
Young New Yorkers who are defined by themselves or others as LGBTQ - lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning their identity - are often at risk for