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Job Alert: Coney Island History Project Seeks Chinese, Turkish & Spanish Speaking Interviewers

Courtesy of the Coney Island History ProjectThe Coney Island History Project [http://www.coneyislandhistory.org/] is looking to hire several part-time interviewers for an oral history project focusing on Coney Island, Bensonhurst, and Gravesend. According to the job listing [http://www.idealist.org/view/job/SdChSwkKt8jd/], the new hires will

Asian American Orgs Condemn Support Of Officer Liang, Call For Justice For Gurley

Asian American Orgs Condemn Support Of Officer Liang, Call For Justice For Gurley

Courtesy of CAAAVIn the wake of calls for justice for indicted NYPD Office Peter Liang [/asian-american-activists-call-for-multi-city-rallies-in-support-of-indicted-nypd-officer-liang/] , more than fifty Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) groups from across the country have released an open letter [http://caaav.org/justiceforakaigurley-national-sign-on-letter] calling for justice for the man he killed. Officer Liang, who


Support For Mayoral Candidate John Liu Could Translate To Stronger Support From Asian Community For Local Pols

Mayoral candidate John Liu (Source: Michael Appleton for NY Times).Queens-based Comptroller John Liu has gained the support of prominent Southern Brooklyn Democrats in his bid to for mayor. Politicker is reporting [http://politicker.com/2013/09/some-southern-brooklyn-pols-flock-to-john-liu/] that demographics and Liu’s popularity among Asian communities in Southern Brooklyn

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Local Pols Urging MTA To Avoid Purchasing Chinese Steel For Verrazano Deck Project

Source: jasonneppinke via flickr.comFearing that the MTA is putting cost-saving measures over safety, a pair of local politicians are urging the Transit Authority not buy Chinese steel for work on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. In a press release, Democratic State Senator Diane Savino and Republican Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis joined forces