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Thomas Maligno.

Local Heroes: Tom Maligno Mobilizes Touro Law to Help Immigrants

by Patrick Young, Esq. on November 4, 2015  

Thomas Maligno has been one of the pillars of legal services for the poor on Long Island. Over the years, Tom has played a leading role in organizing legal defense for refugees from Central America.


Advocates met with members of Riverhead Town to discuss immigration.

Advocates meet with Riverhead Town Board in response to their call for anti-immigrant policy changes

by María del Mar Piedrabuena on September 8, 2015  

Some Riverhead Town board members did not budge from their opinion despite efforts made by a group of panelists at a public educational presentation, to address controversial comments regarding undocumented immigrants.


Do you know the Bagelman?

Lox of Opportunity: The Story of Bagelman Owner Ray Parada

by Maryann Sinclair Slutsky on April 27, 2015  

Ray Parada's road to becoming the “bagel man” was paved with many unexpected turns, lots of disappointment and hardship, but also many opportunities.


Photo courtesy Vonderau Visuals/Flickr.

Hispanic Job Gains Not Felt on Long Island

by Michael Lewis on March 19, 2015  

Long Island is not keeping pace with the rest of the nation in construction and related job growth.


David and Carolina Bustamante, the brother and sister co-owners of Gallo Restaurant in Patchogue, were among the first businesses to embrace the changing demographics of the village. All photos courtesy Pablo Lituma Photography 2015.

Immigrant Flavor, Entrepreneurial Spirit: How Gallo is Leading the Way in Patchogue

by Hendel Leiva on February 3, 2015  

Gallo Restaurant in Patchogue is a symbol of the modern day immigrant entrepreneurial spirit that is partly responsible for the booming economic resurgence the village has experienced in recent years.


Join us on Feb. 26!

Join us for a Summit on Immigration, “Long Island at a Turning Point - It’s Everyone’s Opportunity”

by Maryann Sinclair Slutsky on January 26, 2015  

The event will aim to define the future direction of immigrant inclusion and integration for our region.


Raj Kumar of Bengali Sweet Shop has seen Hicksville transform from the beginning into the Little India it is known as today.

Report: Immigrants Play Outsized Role in ‘Main Street’ Businesses

by Christian Bonawandt on January 16, 2015  

New data from the Fiscal Policy Institute confirms the vital economic role immigrants play in our communities.


Since 2002, the Freeport Trailer has been a community within the community.

The Community at the End of the Block

by Christian Bonawandt on July 25, 2014  

The Freeport Trailer is more than a hiring site -- it's a community of workers dedicated to educating and boosting dignity for day laborers.


Dr. Faroque Khan has been a key figure in the Long Island Muslim community for decades.

Shaping the Future

by Kevin Fung on November 13, 2013  

Dr. Faroque Khan has helped to shape the future of medicine on Long Island.


Silvana Diaz is the publisher of Noticia, Long Island's Spanish language newspaper.

Keeping the Community Informed

by Andrea Macancela on October 14, 2013  

Silvana Diaz is carrying the legacy of the family newspaper business.

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