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Immigrants earn 25% less than U.S. citizens on Long Island

Saturday, December 20, 2014

A version of this article appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of Hofstra University’s Pulse Magazine. Graphics by Joe Ibraham. Sources:  Read More

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Margarita Espada: the art of social change

Saturday, December 20, 2014

A version of this article appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of Hofstra University’s Pulse Magazine. Though it may look like a common weed, the yerba bruja, a leafy green plant that grows in the Puerto Rican countryside, is said to contain magical powers—powers to heal, to flourish, to thrive even in the harshest and most unwelcoming of conditions. When Margarita Espada, then a young undergrad studying theater, education, and union organization at Puerto Rico University, was searching for a name for her fledgling... 

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Challenges and opportunities in LI’s changing population of millenials

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A new study estimates that Long Island’s millennial population will continue to decrease based on various trends and changing demographics within the next 10 years causing both opportunities and challenges for the region’s economic growth. The study, done by the Nassau County Comptroller’s office, predicts Nassau County will have 60,000 fewer children in 2024, a 30 percent decrease from 2000. Based on United States Census data, Nassau County’s 10-19 age group will continue to see an 11 percent decrease due to... 

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Sachem North’s annual Festival of Trees and Lights

Thursday, December 18, 2014

This Long Island school district hosted their annual Festival of Trees and Lights and toy drive on the weekend of Dec. 6th and 7th. Friends and families of all ages were encouraged to attend the event and take part in festivities such as arts and crafts, raffles, taking pictures with Santa, and more.    Read More

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Margarita Espada: the art of social change

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A version of this article appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of Hofstra University’s Pulse Magazine. Though it may look like a common weed, the yerba bruja, a leafy green plant that grows in the Puerto Rican countryside, is said to contain magical powers—powers to heal, to flourish, to thrive even in the harshest and […]

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Immigrants earn 25% less than U.S. citizens on Long Island

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A version of this article appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of Hofstra University’s Pulse Magazine. Graphics by Joe Ibraham. Sources:

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Sports

Zombies invade Long Island to benefit Special Olympics New York

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You’ve probably never had to avoid zombies while running a 5K before, but at the rUNDEAD, that’s precisely the goal—and for a great cause. The 5K trail run, which will take place on November 8 at Brady Park in Massapequa Park, benefits Special Olympics New York (SONY). Special Olympics provides sports training and athletic competition […]

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La guía de Long Island Report para recursos de inmigración

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Reforma inmigración se hablará el Congreso de los Estados Unidos en los próximos meses. El Senate Judiciary Committee está considerando un 844-página ley, que incluirá un camino a la ciudadanía para immigrantes indocumentados y tambíen creará un nuevo sistema inmigración de mérito.   Ricamente diversa, Long Island es un crisol para inmigrantes de diferentes países y […]