Post Tagged with: "New Jersey"

NJ GOP Senate Candidates Meet with Poles, Attack Obamacare

NJ GOP Senate Candidates Meet with Poles, Attack Obamacare

Eastern European, Metro Area, Politics August 2, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Two Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey, Steve Lonegan and Dr. Alieta Eck, met with Polish voters in Wallington, N.J., a sign of the community’s strength, reports Nowy Dziennik.

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Unconscious Polish Immigrant Patient Sent to Hospital Back Home

An uninsured Polish man suffered a stroke and without his consent or knowledge, was sent from a N.J. hospital to one in southwestern Poland, reports Nowy Dziennik. Diplomats question the legality of the move and fear it could set a dangerous precedent.

Recently-elected Jersey City Councilman Rolando Lavarro, Jr. (left) with Filipino Reporter columnist Manuel L. Caballero. (Photo via Filipino Reporter)

History Made for Fil-Ams in Jersey City Elections

Rolando Lavarro has become the first Filipino American to not only serve on City Council in New Jersey’s second-largest city, but also to hold an elected position in the municipality. A Filipino Reporter editorial applauds the election results and presents a list of “demands” on the part of the community.

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A Herculean Break Out of the Shadows

Immigration, Latino May 9, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Edwin Hercules spent his teen years as an undocumented immigrant in a new country, shrouded in fear from school bullies and ICE, he tells ImmigraNation. But Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has meant new opportunities for a young man who serves as his family’s lifeline.

Immigrants, primarily day laborers, have been attacked by groups of young men in Englewood, N.J. (Photo via El Diario-La Prensa)

Warm Weather Sparks Immigrant Attacks in NJ

Crime, Latino, Metro Area May 6, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Some towns in New Jersey are starting to see waves of attacks against day laborers, which police and community leaders believe may be attributed to gang initiation rituals or the arrival of warmer weather, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Bea Sabino in Jersey City, N.J. (Photo by Noel Pangilinan via ImmigraNation)

Legal, but Not Enough to Work

Education, Immigration, Opinion April 10, 2013 at 10:09 pm

In a piece for ImmigraNation, Bea Sabino shares her situation as a legal resident but without the ability to work, putting her in a tight space with only a step outside undocumented status.

Gov. Chris Christie of N.J. picked up an early endorsement from Hispanic group. (Photo by Bob Jagendorf, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Latino Alliance Throws Early Support to Gov. Christie

In the News, Latino, Politics March 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Even though there are still eight months before the election, the Latino Leadership Alliance has announced its support for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Attorney Carlia Magpantay Brady (photo via The Philippine Daily Mirror).

N.J. to Get First Filipino Superior Court Judge

In the News, Metro Area, Politics, Southeast Asian February 28, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Attorney Carlia Magpantay Brady is on track to become the first Philippine-born Superior Court judge in the State of New Jersey, two local Filipino-American outlets reported.

Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church addresses the crowd during the fourth annual vigil against immigration detention on Feb. 13 at the Liberty State Park in New Jersey. Photo by NOEL PANGILINAN

As Hundreds Freed from Immigration Detention, Criticism Mounts

Immigration February 27, 2013 at 4:52 pm

News this week that ICE will release hundreds of immigrants from detention centers should be welcomed news for the 200 supporters who turned out recently for an annual vigil against immigration detention at Liberty State Park, reports ImmigraNation.

Councilman Rolando Lavarro Jr. (Photo via Asian Journal)

Political Drama for Filipinos in Jersey City

In the News, Politics, Southeast Asian February 19, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Was it community betrayal or pure politics that caused Jersey City’s first Filipino council member to reject the nomination of the city’s first Filipino chief judge, thereby turning “nay” into the majority vote? Local Filipino publications point towards politics, but for some in the community, the missed opportunity remains disappointing.

Paradise Biryani Pointe (Photo via News India Times)

Spreading ‘Paradise’ Through Biryani

Food, South Asian January 30, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Raj Gowlikar went from IT to food. His restaurant Paradise Biryani Pointe has grown from its New Jersey roots into 30 locations nationwide. News India Times’ Ashok Ojha sat down with the owner to get a taste.

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World Punjabi Organization Launches U.S. Chapter

Culture, Immigration, Religion, South Asian, Traditions January 11, 2013 at 1:45 pm

The North America chapter of the World Punjabi Organization was inaugurated Jan. 6 in New Brunswick, N.J., at the Guru Palace restaurant, Desi Talk reports.

Click on the screenshot of the Bergen County's Sheriff Office website to view their list of foreclosures.

Koreans Account for 1 in 8 Foreclosures in Bergen County

East Asian, Economy, Housing, In the News December 5, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Nearly 13 percent of foreclosed houses in Bergen County came from owners with Korean names, reported The Korea Times. With the Korean population in the county at only 6.3 percent, the community has a rate of foreclosure higher than other communities.

Activistas realizan una protesta contra la cárcel para inmigrantes de Nueva Jersey. (Photo via El Diario/La Prensa)

Hundreds of Groups Call on Obama to Close Immigrant Detention Centers

Crime, Immigration November 29, 2012 at 2:35 pm

In addition to signing the letter, the Detention Watch Network released a report that detailed the human rights violations that take place against immigrants in detention facilities across the country, reported El Diario/La Prensa.

A large fallen tree blocks the sidewalk in Astoria the morning after Hurricane Sandy. (Photo by Skyler Reid)

Poles Share their Sandy Survival Stories

Communities, Eastern European, Environment, Housing, New York November 1, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Polish-Americans from New Jersey to Staten Island to Manhattan shared their stories on how Hurricane Sandy impacted them, their families and friends, with the Nowy Dziennik.