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Nassau County police cruiser (file/credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Agreement Could Make It Easier For Nassau County Authorities To Communicate With Residents With Limited English Speaking Ability

Under the agreement, the department will provide all necessary interpretation and translation for crime victims, witnesses and investigation subjects. It also will try to recruit bilingual officers and make available translated materials and public notices.

01/12/2013

Hector Canonge holds an English class at the Magic Touch Laundromat in Inwood - New York, NY - Aug 2, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Inwood Laundromat Becomes English Classroom

Local artist Hector Canonge decided to teach free English classes at the Magic Touch Laundromat twice a week for a month.

08/03/2011

Taxis and cars drive past Canal Street in Chinatown in Manhattan April 23, 2007 in New York.  New York is mulling a congestion-pricing scheme for Manhattan, Mayor Bloomberg announced recently.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

NY Pols Seek To Make Business Signs Mostly English

Two New York City Councilmen want to rewrite foreign-language store signs in English.

07/03/2011

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Two City Council Members Back Bill Requiring English Store Signs

Peter Koo and Dan Halloran are concerned about the proliferation of shops and stores that have store names written in other languages.

05/31/2011