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New York Latin Culture Honors Local Leaders

New York Latin Culture Honors Local Leaders

New York Latin Culture, the guide to Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American New York, announced the New York Latin Culture Award honorees in a ceremony at Tous, the Spanish jewelry boutique in SoHo. continue reading »

Carmelo Anthony Leads Knicks to Victory Over Celtics

Carmelo Anthony Leads Knicks to Victory Over Celtics

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony secured one of the most satisfying victories of his career against the Boston Celtics, leading his team to an 89-86 road win at the TD Garden. continue reading »

Selena Gomez Covers Justin Timberlake’s Break-Up Song “Cry Me A River” (VIDEO)

Selena Gomez Covers Justin Timberlake’s Break-Up Song “Cry Me A River” (VIDEO)

It seems Selena Gomez is finally done with Justin Bieber judging by her cover of another pop star's break-up song. Though the relationship of Gomez and Bieber always seems to be continue reading »

Justice Sotomayor Will Make History When Administers Oath of Office for VP Biden

Justice Sotomayor Will Make History When Administers Oath of Office for VP Biden

Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic justice in the history of the U.S. Supreme Court, told Efe Thursday that Vice President Joe Biden's request that she administer the oath of office for his second term is an "improbable" dream and "a tribute to the Latino community." continue reading »

Flu Outbreak Triggers Public Health Emergency in New York

Flu Outbreak Triggers Public Health Emergency in New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a public health emergency due to the outbreak of influenza in his state, where at least two children have died since October, media reports said Sunday. continue reading »

NY Councilman Rodriguez Denounces Teacher Bashing

NY Councilman Rodriguez Denounces Teacher Bashing

City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez said Friday that teachers in New York City public schools do everything possible to prepare their students and that Mayor Michael Bloomberg insists on discrediting them. continue reading »

1 in 4 New NYPD Recruits is Hispanic

1 in 4 New NYPD Recruits is Hispanic

Twenty-seven-and-a-half percent of the recruits sworn in at the New York Police Academy on Thursday are Hispanic. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and police Commissioner Raymond Kelly presided at the swearing in ceremony for the 830 recruits who will complete their training and graduate next summer. continue reading »

Spain’s Chef Dani Garcia Takes on NYC

Spain’s Chef Dani Garcia Takes on NYC

Spanish chef Dani Garcia is putting in hour after hour of work and sacrifice to achieve his dream of conquering the palates of New Yorkers with Manzanilla Spanish Brasserie. continue reading »

Lawmakers Approve $9.7 Billion in Aid for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Lawmakers Approve $9.7 Billion in Aid for Hurricane Sandy Victims

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives approved Friday a first provision of $9.7 billion for homeowners who suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy, three days after it earned angry protests for delaying the vote. continue reading »

WEIRD: Jets Coach Has QB Mark Sanchez’s Number Tattooed on His Arm

WEIRD: Jets Coach Has QB Mark Sanchez’s Number Tattooed on His Arm

Head coach of the NFL's New York Jets has revealed what can only be described as a slightly confusing tattoo. Still, as odd as it may seem, it could mean good news for Mark Sanchez. continue reading »

New Year’s in Time Square: New York Welcomes More than 1M for Ball Drop

New Year’s in Time Square: New York Welcomes More than 1M for Ball Drop

More than 1 million people welcomed the new year in Times Square, where neither the cold nor the strict security measures were obstacles to happiness and merriment. continue reading »

2012 Renews Public Focus on Climate Change

2012 Renews Public Focus on Climate Change

The year 2012 was one of extreme weather: massive floods in Australia stranded entire towns; a day of torrential rains submerged half the Philippines capital; a super-typhoon ravaged the western Pacific; and a record drought seared more than half the continental United States. continue reading »

Latino Blotter:  Nouel Alba Arrested in Fundraising Scheme for Newtown Shooting Victims

Latino Blotter:  Nouel Alba Arrested in Fundraising Scheme for Newtown Shooting Victims

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Kimberly K. Mertz, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that NOUEL ALBA, 37, of the Bronx, New York, was arrested today on a federal criminal complaint charging her with lying to FBI agents in connection with their investigation into a fraudulent fundraising scheme related to the Newtown school shooting tragedy. continue reading »

Stranger’s Kindness Reunites Little Girl with Stolen Dog on Christmas Day

Stranger’s Kindness Reunites Little Girl with Stolen Dog on Christmas Day

When Angie Estrada's daughter's dog was stolen she watched in sadness as the heartbroken little girl continued to wish for the dog's return for Christmas continue reading »

U.S. Winter Storm Death Roll Stands at 6

U.S. Winter Storm Death Roll Stands at 6

The winter storm besetting much of the United States so far has resulted in at least six deaths and has caused the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights, authorities announced Wednesday. continue reading »