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Linen workers complain of inhumane conditions

Immigration, Jobs May 19, 2014 at 6:24 pm 3 comments

Employees at a Port Morris cleaning service that delivers sheets and towels to some of the city’s fanciest hotels say they are routinely underpaid and threatened while subjected to dangerous working conditions.

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Mott Haven parents support mayor’s pre-k push

Education, Immigration May 4, 2014 at 7:46 pm 1 comment

Immigrant families living in Mott Haven are eager to see the mayor’s pre-k push succeed.

Activist journeys from Mexico to Bronx

Activist journeys from Mexico to Bronx

Education, Immigration January 16, 2014 at 3:05 pm 1 comment

Angelo Cabrera’s hard-fought journey from poverty to heading the Mexican American Student Association (MASA) is a story he hopes will teach and inspire others.

Hundreds mark Mexican Independence Day

Hundreds mark Mexican Independence Day

Culture, Immigration September 25, 2013 at 4:51 pm 2 comments

A celebration of Mexican Independence Day attracted 500 people, and marked the first public display of ethnic pride for the neighborhood’s growing Mexican population.

Elected officials back strikers vs. car wash

Elected officials back strikers vs. car wash

Immigration, Jobs November 16, 2012 at 3:50 pm 0 comments

Two state senators and an Assemblyman announced their support for laid off workers at a Mott Haven car wash on Nov. 16, as the employees continued to strike to get their jobs back.

Church celebrates 125th anniversary

Church celebrates 125th anniversary

Immigration, Religion November 14, 2012 at 3:49 pm 0 comments

Melrose landmark has welcomed immigrants for over a century Chants of “Hallelujah, Hallelujah,” echoed through the ornate gothic chapel at the heart of Immaculate Conception Church on East 150th St. in Melrose. Unofficially ordained “The Cathedral of the Bronx” by congregation members, the Roman Catholic church celebrated 125 years ofRead More

For young and undocumented, a reprieve

For young and undocumented, a reprieve

Education, Immigration July 22, 2012 at 5:03 pm 2 comments

Although some people in the US without legal status will benefit from a recent change in immigration policy, reform advocates argue it’s not nearly enough.

Schools struggle with language barriers

Schools struggle with language barriers

Environment, Government, Immigration February 17, 2012 at 8:37 am 0 comments

The “No Child Left Behind” Act, established by the Bush administration in 2002, stated that all students should have equal access to a high quality education. But in the Bronx, where the number of residents who speak English “not well” or “not at all” has risen by about 15 percent to over 312,000 since 1990, language is a significant barrier to achieving that goal.