Post Tagged with: "New Jersey"

The complex of buildings that comprise Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Wallington, N.J. (Photo via Nowy Dziennik)

Emblematic Polish Parish Marks 70 yrs.

Eastern European, Religion October 16, 2012 at 2:58 pm

A N.J. parish that began celebrating Mass at the local municipal building has grown in 70 years to serve 2,300 families, many of them Polish, Nowy Dziennik reported.

(Photo via Nowy Dziennik)

An Environmental Cleanup In a New Jersey Polish Enclave

Environment August 17, 2012 at 6:51 pm

A Polish enclave in Garfield City, N.J. where an electroplating company spilled more than 3,600 gallons of carcinogenic chromium in 1983 has become a “Superfund” high-priority environmental contamination site. The Environmental Protection Agency has promised to clean it up, Nowy Dziennik reports.

Loretta Weinberg (Photo via Jewish Daily Forward)

Legislators, Rabbis Object to High Price of Jewish Sunday Burials in N.J.

Business, Religion July 30, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Jewish religious traditions ban Saturday funerals and mandate a speedy burial for the deceased — which makes Sunday a busy day at Jewish cemeteries. But for New Jersey residents whose loved ones die late in the week, a Sunday burial can bring hefty additional surcharges, found The Jewish Daily Forward.

(Photo from Thomas Hawk/Flickr, via Women's eNews)

Korean Businesses Brace for Prostitution Crackdown

Crime, East Asian July 25, 2012 at 4:29 pm

The New York Post reported recently on advertisements for prostitution services in the Korean American Times, a Korean-language publication owned by a Queens State Assembly candidate. After the article and other recent coverage of Korean sex trafficking, adult entertainment and massage businesses are bracing for a crackdown, The Korea Times reported.

Alex Yoo: ‘I’m Afraid My Younger Sister Will Forget My Face’

Alex Yoo: ‘I’m Afraid My Younger Sister Will Forget My Face’

Parachute Children July 11, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Alex Yoo, a 14-year-old studying in New Jersey, appreciates the opportunities he has in America to play sports, rather than spend all his time studying. But he misses his family in Korea, and sometimes wishes he could go home.

Last year, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement informed the Quiej family that they would have one year to leave the country, but with the help of lawyer Stephen Traylor, they were able to secure a one-year extension.

Guatemalan Family Fights to Stay Together

Immigration, Split Families July 10, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Brazilian Voice reported on the Quiej family of Princeton, N.J. — Guatemalans who face deportation after almost two decades here. Last year, the government gave them one year to stay in the country, after Ebelyn, a 20-year-old who suffered from cerebral palsy, developed epilepsy. But their time is running out.

Photo courtesy of Cemil Özyurt

Car That May Have Been Hitler’s Turns up in New Jersey

Culture, History June 15, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Cemil Özyurt, the editor of Turk of America magazine, sent us this translation of an article he wrote for his blog, Turk Avenue — about a New Jersey classic car repair specialist who says he randomly came across a 1942 model Mercedes that may once have been the property of Adolf Hitler.

Empty polling station in Palisades Park (Photo by Seunghoon Jung / Korea Daily)

In N.J.’s Korean Enclaves, Spotty Services for Korean Voters

Demographics, East Asian, Politics June 11, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Despite efforts to make last week’s primary election process accessible for the massive Korean population of Bergen County, N.J., Korean-Americans complained that translation services were spotty in some places and nonexistent in others, the Korea Daily reported.

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union is spearheading a campaign to unionize at a Bed Bath and Beyond distribution center.(Photo via Labor Notes)

Union Election at Bed Bath and Beyond Seen as Milestone

Labor June 1, 2012 at 11:28 am

A union vote at a distribution center for Bed Bath and Beyond in New Jersey could be a “shot in the arm” for warehouse workers nationwide, reported Labor Notes, a publication that advocates for union organizing. Of the center’s 800 employees, 90 percent are Latino.

Japanese officials tried to remove the Comfort Women monument in Palisades Park, N.J. (photo by Steve Chong)

Japanese Efforts to Remove N.J. ‘Comfort Women’ Monument Backfire

History, In the News May 14, 2012 at 7:45 pm

A Japanese effort to get a New Jersey town to remove its monument to Korean “Comfort Women” who were sexually enslaved by the Japanese army during World War II has galvanized Korean-American organizations, who have now stepped forward and vowed to build many more memorials.

(Photo form  6MIX at Hunter College)

In New Jersey, a Salvadorian Repays His Debt to Nature

Environment, History April 5, 2012 at 3:47 pm

In 1986, the trees of the El Salvador rainforest kept Javier Rodriguez safe from El Salvador’s civil war. Now, as a tree surgeon in New Jersey, Rodriguez tries to return the favor by using eco-friendly practices and donating tree trunks to be reused as wood rather than junked.

In Union City, N.J., where menus reflect the influence of its Cuban residents. (Photo by Gerardo Romo/EDLP)

Immigration is Not Political for New Wave of Cuban Professionals in NJ

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area April 4, 2012 at 6:42 pm

An El Diario La Prensa article puts the spotlight on a recent immigration trend in New Jersey: the arrival of young, college-educated Cubans who are looking for economic opportunity, not fleeing the political system.

Puerto Rican Flag in Police Photos of Drug Raid Haul Called Offensive

Crime, In the News, Metro Area, Puerto Rican March 26, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Photos of troopers from the New Jersey State Police posing by a cache of drugs, with one officer waving the Puerto Rican flag, have upset the Puerto Rican community and prompted an investigation, El Diario La Prensa reported last week.

Young Soeb Bah, 91, and Young Joo Kwon, 88, will celebrate their 71st year of marriage this year.

‘Faith and Love’ in Face of Hardship is the Secret of 71-Year Marriage

Culture, East Asian, Immigration February 10, 2012 at 5:23 pm

The Korean couple Young Soeb Bah, 91, and Young Joo Kwon, 88, wed in Harbin, China on March 3, 1941 and moved to Palisades Park, New Jersey, in 1980, where they live surrounded by their grandchildren and other family. In between, however, the couple suffered many hardships, The Korea Daily reports.

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer angered organizers of the city's Saint Patrick Day Parade by trying to move the event to a Wednesday.

Quarrel over Hoboken Saint Patrick’s Day parade escalates

Culture, Metro Area, Western European February 2, 2012 at 3:47 pm

The war of words over Hoboken’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade continues. In the latest development, the city’s St. Patrick’s Committee canceled this year’s celebration because of a dispute with Mayor Dawn Zimmer.