Mirela Iverac appears in the following:
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
A household of three lost $29 on average in monthly food stamps when a temporary benefit from the federal stimulus expired in November. The Food Bank for New York City says this led to an increase in visitors at 85 percent of the city's food pantries and soup kitchens compared to the previous November.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The New York City medical examiner's office says that human remains found along the East River are those of 14 year-old Avonte Oquendo, an autistic student missing for three months.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Hoboken residents on Sunday were reflecting on the surprising revelations from their Mayor, Dawn Zimmer, who accused members of the Christie Administration of pressuring her to sign off on a redevelopment deal in exchange for Sandy aid.
Friday, January 17, 2014
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday ordered the Administration for Children’s Services to take steps to improve its practices. His move comes amidst an investigation into the death of a four-year-old boy, Myls Dobson, who used to be under the agency's supervision.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
The city is trying to motivate kids by paying them to go to school, get good grades and pass standardized tests. The theory is that rewarding good choices in health, education and work leads to permanent changes in habits and behavior, breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
A class-action lawsuit challenging New York State’s failure to provide effective counsel to indigent New Yorkers is going to trial.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
The New York City Housing Authority say they'll eliminate mold more quickly, following a lawsuit settlement being filed Tuesday in federal court.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
New York State’s top court on Tuesday blocked the Bloomberg administration's plan to impose new requirements on single adults trying to enter homeless shelters.
Monday, November 25, 2013
The federal government grants a prized 2 inch by 3 inch document – a green card – to a million people a year. Two thirds are family members of U.S. citizens and permanent residents. But the legal path to this coveted document is often arduous and long. On a recent day, one family reached the end of that journey after almost 20 years.
Monday, November 11, 2013
When the Supreme Court struck down the key provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act in June, it was a moment of jubilation for same-sex binational couples. Many immediately applied to sponsor their spouses for green cards. WNYC’s Mirela Iverac was there as one couple took the final step in that process.
Thursday, November 07, 2013
In New York City, 1.8 million people use food stamp, including 24-year-old Yale graduate Hugo Martinez Bernardino. Bernardino, along with one in five New Yorkers, saw food stamp benefits go down last week. Now a debate in Washington is underway about whether to implement larger cuts.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Tens of thousands of Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic could lose their citizenship, following a court ruling last month.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
In New York, the majority of those who die working construction are Latinos and immigrants, according to a new report from the Center for Popular Democracy.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Immigration courts are re-opening Friday, but it’s unclear how hearings that were canceled during the shutdown will be rescheduled.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Over 700,000 Latinos are registered to vote in New York City — is it any wonder that mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota are both courting them? But Lhota is doing worse on this score than Republicans traditionally do. For the first time in 25 years, a Republican might win fewer than three in 10 Hispanic votes.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Suyapa is used to worrying. She’s at the New York Presbyterian Hospital with her 10-year-old daughter Fatima who’s getting a blood transfusion.
Friday, October 04, 2013
Nassira Hamdi was supposed to walk out of an immigration court in Federal Plaza this week with an approval for a green card. But that court, like 14 others across the U.S., is closed due to the shutdown.
Monday, September 23, 2013
Police barricades, gridlock alerts, more crowded sidewalks – those are the conditions in Midtown East that will be making some New Yorkers grumpier this week.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
President Obama was widely expected to make the case for a military strike against President Assad's regime in his speech this evening.
Friday, September 06, 2013
A day after changing his mind about the US striking Syria, Congressman Michael Grimm’s campaign office sent out an email seeking donations based on his stance.