Tag Archives: Immigrants

New to the Neighborhood

By Joe Proudman Five years ago Gabriela Alvarado was in New York on vacation. She had just left her job in Puebla, Mexico, after the company she was working for changed owners. She felt her life was due for a change after spending the previous 10 years engulfed in her career. She felt she really […]

Deliberations Continue in Hate Crime Murder

Jury deliberations in the trial of Keith Phoenix, accused of killing Jose Sucuzhanay, continue today. Phoenix’s co-defendant, Hakim Scott, was convicted of manslaughter and attempted assault. He was found not guilty on charges of murder in the second degree and murder in the second degree as a hate crime. We will continue to bring you news […]

Searching For What Soviets Took Away

The sons and daughters of Russian Jewish immigrants converse over frothy beers at the Jewish Center in Brighton Beach. They are here, ostensibly, to study the books of Jewish law, something their parents could not do when they lived in the Soviet Union.