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The Brennen Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law is hosting “The Latino Vote in 2014,” an event aimed at informing Latino voters as to what they can expect at the polls in November. The event is taking place Wednesday, October 15 from 6-8 pm at the Brennan Center for Justice (161 Avenue […]

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For Immediate Release       June 26, 2012 Contact: Angelica Pascacio / 518-455-5511 / pascacioa@assembly.state.ny.us NYS Assemblyman Nelson L. Castro Applauds New York City Budget Agreement on Child Care Funding (Bronx, NY. June 26, 2012) Assemblyman Nelson L. Castro congratulates the New York City Council, Speaker Christine Quinn, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg for an important agreement on […]

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For Immediate Release Contact: Angelica Pascacio / 518-455-5511 / pascacioa@assembly.state.ny.us April 27, 2012  ***PRESS RELEASE***  New York State Assemblyman Nelson L. Castro Hosts Town Hall Meeting on Childcare Services “Childcare services are one of the major sources of income in my district and other communities across New York City. These issues represent a critical challenge […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 31, 2012             Downsizing Sugary Beverages = Downsizing Diabetes and Obesity Assemblyman Ortiz applauds New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal to ban the sale of large sized sugary beverages. (Albany, NY) Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz (51st A.D, Brooklyn), was pleased to learn that New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, will soon […]

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Foreclosure Crisis in New York State The New York State Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican and Hispanic Task Force met with representatives from Legal Services NYC, Neighborhood Works Alliance and Better Neighborhoods to discuss the foreclosure crisis in our state and how the budget cut may lead to more homeowners losing their home. Watch the video below […]

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The New York State Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican & Hispanic Task Force met with Dr. Ricardo Fernandez, President of Lehman College and Dr. Carole M. Berotte Joseph, President of Bronx Community College to listen to the investment that the two colleges are making on improving the quality of education as well as updating equipment, technology and […]

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In New York City, the Hispanic population increased by 8% since 2000 to 2.3 million. Since the 2000 census, the Hispanic population in Long Island has increased 43% to over 400,000. The biggest growth among Hispanics has happened in the outlying area of the city of Putnam County with an increase of 99% accounting for […]

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