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Education: Corona Schools Suffer From Overcrowding

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer As the Latino population continues to grow in Corona, it faces a huge educational difficulty: overcrowding. In the area covered by Community Education Council 24, which includes Corona and Elmhurst, overcrowding in elementary and middle schools is rampant. Although many are working to resolve or lessen this problem, the challenge […]

Small Business: Lingering Burdens For Latino Business Owners

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer Throughout the Borough, more and more Latino-owned small businesses are experiencing similar problems, despite the efforts of the City and local community organizations. One major issue is a lack of networking between business owners and the available organizations that provide assistance. Woodside on the Move is a nonprofit organization that […]

Health: Building Healthy Lives And Finding Care

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Health in the Hispanic community meHealth in the Hispanic community means health in New York City. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hispanics make up nearly 30 percent of the City’s population. Meanwhile, Hispanics are disproportionately affected by weight and heart problems, and according to the Center for Disease Control, […]

Immigration: Challenges Ahead, Solutions On The Horizon

“Queens is an immigrant community,” Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) said. As of 2012, approximately 27.9 percent of the residents living in Queens identified as Latino. That number has continued to increase. However, many Latinos still face many challenges because of their immigrant status. According to Moya, “[Queens] is a multicultural place; I represent the […]

Roosevelt Ave.: A Main Street For Queens Latinos

While Queens’ Latin American communities are located throughout the Borough, with a heavy concentration in Corona, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights, the streetscapes of the community can be captured down Roosevelt Avenue. Running from Woodside through to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Latin American communities are well-represented on Roosevelt Avenue, with restaurants, mom and pop shops and […]

Queens Theatre Readies For 17th Latino Festival

The Queens Theatre’s 17th Annual Latino Cultural Festival, “Extraordinary Women, Illuminated,” will take place from July 29 to August 3. The Latino Cultural Festival is a six-day celebration of Latin Culture, which consists of theater, music, dance and children’s programming. This year, the festival focuses on women and puts them at the center of the […]

Queens Resource Guide

COMPILED BY ESTHER SHITTU There are a number of organizations throughout the Borough that have become indispensible in helping Latino residents get through tough times. Here is a listing of some important avenues open to those who need assistance. DOMESTIC Single Stop 163-18 Jamaica Ave., 4th Floor, Jamaica, NY 11432 Ph: (718) 228-0720 X222, Fax: […]