Metro Area

Due to the lack of driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants, some cities, among them Plainfield, issued ID cards like this one shown by Manuel Perech. (Photo via El Diario)

NJ Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants?

Metro Area, Transportation November 10, 2015 at 2:24 pm

Hispanic and pro-immigrant groups are putting pressure on the New Jersey Legislature to approve a state law establishing driver’s licenses for residents without lawful status, El Diario reports.

Dongchan Kim (right) and officers from KACE holding their new guide books (Photo courtesy of KACE via Korea Daily)

Numerous Korean Candidates Are in NJ Races

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics October 16, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Korea American Civic Empowerment (KACE) has issued a new guide to Korean-American candidates running for office, Korea Daily and The Korea Times report.

Passaic Will Also Issue Municipal IDs

Passaic Will Also Issue Municipal IDs

Government, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, Mexican September 30, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Passaic is the latest in the growing list of New Jersey municipalities announcing that they will create a municipal identification card for its immigrant residents, Reporte Hispano reports.

Celebrating the Moon Festival at the Kings Bay Y in Sheepshead Bay on Sept. 25. (Photo by Alex Ellefson via Sheepshead Bites)

Blood Moon and Blood Red Dresses Mark Moon Festival

Culture, East Asian, Metro Area September 29, 2015 at 4:09 pm

Chinese and Korean celebrations of the Moon Festival this weekend – which happened to fall on the day of the “blood moon” – featured lions, drums, mooncake, kimchi and a hip-hop duo from South Korea.

Vigil for domestic workers in Lakewood, New Jersey (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Vigil in Lakewood for Domestic Workers

Jewish, Labor, Latino, Metro Area September 28, 2015 at 3:02 pm

A group of domestic workers and community activists in Lakewood, New Jersey, held a vigil on the eve of Yom Kippur to call for respect for housekeepers, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Another NJ Town Moves to Issue Municipal ID 

Government, Metro Area September 23, 2015 at 4:35 pm

The mayor of Roselle, New Jersey, proposed a bill to issue municipal ID cards to residents, giving them easier access to services in the borough, Reporte Hispano reports.

Gregg Bruen in front of his Morristown, New Jersey home (Photo by Victor Matos via El Diario)

Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Message Resonates for One NJ Homeowner

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, Politics September 18, 2015 at 4:51 pm

The signs hung by a Republican supporter have upset the Latino population in Morristown, New Jersey, El Diario reports.

"Maleta" ("Suitcase") by Monica “Mona” Lunot-Kuker. (Image via Feet in 2 Worlds)

A Nightmare in Dream City

Labor, Metro Area, Southeast Asian September 11, 2015 at 6:28 pm

In the first episode of Feet in 2 World’s “Dream City” podcast, domestic worker Mona Lunot-Kuker recounts years fighting for labor rights in the Philippines before moving to New Jersey and finding herself mistreated at the hands of her new employer.

Broad Ave. in Palisades Park (Photo by Jiha Ham for Voices of NY

‘Koreanizing’ of Palisades Park Opposed

Culture, East Asian, Metro Area, Politics September 8, 2015 at 12:12 pm

A proposal to give Broad Avenue in Palisades Park the second name of “Korea Way” is drawing opposition following an article in The Record about the plan, The Korea Times reports.

Jong Chul Lee at his swearing in as deputy mayor of Palisades Park (Photo via Korea Times)

Pleasing the Koreans – and Others – in Palisades Park

Culture, East Asian, Metro Area, Politics, Uncategorized August 27, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Jong Chul Lee, the deputy mayor of Palisades Park, wants to make the Lunar New York a holiday for public schools in the New Jersey town in which Koreans account for 50 percent of the population. But some suggest he should hold off, reports The Korea Times.

José Arango, president of the Republican Party in New Jersey (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Latino Republicans in NJ Repudiate Trump’s Immigration Views

Latino, Metro Area, Politics August 25, 2015 at 5:33 pm

Latino GOP leaders in New Jersey characterize Donald Trump’s plan to deport 11 million immigrants as “a fantasy” and “akin to what Hitler did against the Jews,” says Reporte Hispano.

David Dolores, owner of Salsa Picante Restaurant. (Photo by Guadalupe Ramos via Diario de México)

Mexican Restaurants Thrive in Port Chester

Food, Metro Area, Mexican August 24, 2015 at 3:11 pm

Thanks to its affordability and love of cuisine, the Westchester village boasts 14 Mexican restaurants, Diario de México reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Newark Municipal IDs Allow Latinos to Open Businesses

Business, Latino, Metro Area August 21, 2015 at 4:24 pm

Immigrants who live in Newark, New Jersey, have been able to open 25 businesses in the city thanks, in part, to their municipal ID, finds Reporte Hispano.

A seminar on Medicaid services held for Koreans in New Jersey. (Photo courtesy of FGS Korean Community Center via The Korea Times)

Home Aides for Korean Seniors: Two Views

East Asian, Health, Metro Area, Seniors August 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm

In New Jersey, some home aides for Korean seniors may not work all the hours they claim, but the work they’re asked to do may go beyond the job description, The Korea Times reports in two articles.

Lindy Li (seated, in beige dress) at the recent Flushing event. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Congressional Hopeful Gets Support of New York Chinese

East Asian, Metro Area, New York, Politics August 19, 2015 at 6:19 pm

Lindy Li, running for a congressional seat in Pennsylvania, got the support of New York member of Congress Grace Meng and others at a gathering in Flushing, Sing Tao Daily reports.