Eastern European

Smaller banks and credit unions attract customers with no fees for checking accounts and debit cards.

Polish credit unions crowded on Bank Transfer Day

Eastern European, Economy, In the News November 10, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Polish American credit unions and smaller banks saw an increase in customer interest on Bank Transfer Day. They charge no fees for checking accounts and debit cards.

Walesa coming to support Wall Street protest

Walesa coming to support Wall Street protest

Eastern European, In the News, New York October 19, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Protesters from Occupy Wall Street have invited former Polish president and Nobel Prize Winner Lech Walesa to join and support them. In an interview with the Polish media, Mr. Walesa said he would visit with the protesters. “Improving the life of ordinary people, ending corruption and concern for social justiceRead More

“Polish concentration camps” in CNN and NPR

Eastern European, In the News, New York October 11, 2011 at 4:37 pm

This time it was National Public Radio and CNN who used the defamatory statement “Polish concentration camps.” The unfortunate phrase was used in reports on the reopening in Germany of hundreds of investigations into suspected Nazi camp guards. The decision to reopen the investigations is connected with the trial ofRead More

David T. Donahue

Warning: visa lottery has pitfalls

Eastern European, Immigration, In the News October 5, 2011 at 1:13 pm

According to David T. Donahue, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Visas, participation in the Diversity Visa Program may influence the American consul’s decision to grant or deny someone a tourist visa. The State Department keeps records of the applicants, he told Nowy Dziennik during a teleconference with ethnic journalistsRead More

Russian immigrant detained in Puerto Rico

Russian immigrant detained in Puerto Rico

Eastern European, Health, In the News October 4, 2011 at 12:07 pm

A Russian-speaking immigrant, Arthur Bogoraz, has been detained, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced. As one of the most wanted criminals in New York State, Bogoraz is charged in a $4.5 million health insurance fraud scheme. Charges against Bogoraz were first filed in 2010. According to court documents, he forged relationshipsRead More

Visa lottery is misunderstood

Eastern European, Immigration, In the News, Opinion September 26, 2011 at 12:17 pm

For Poles and other Eastern Europeans eager to immigrate to the U.S., their inclusion in the visa lottery offers hopes–but they may be false hopes.

The remains of the World Trade Center on Sept. 25, 2001

September 11 still claiming clean-up workers

Eastern European, Featured Posts, Manhattan September 19, 2011 at 1:57 pm

“Many of them are suffering from illnesses now. The list of the sick is getting longer.”

The homeless desecrate monument in Greenpoint

The homeless desecrate monument in Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Culture, Eastern European, Featured Posts September 14, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Greenpoint residents complain that homeless people are using a revered park monument as their bathroom.

Polish films at Lincoln Center

Culture, Eastern European, In the News, New York September 14, 2011 at 4:14 pm

“Venice,” by Jan Jakub Kolski, Antoni Krauze’s epic “Black Thursday”, and “All That I Love by Jacek Borcuch” and “Suicide Room” by Jan Komasa are some of the films that are being screened at the Walter Reade Theater in Lincoln Center until Friday, September 15th. The festival of recent PolishRead More