Metro Area

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Harold & Elaine Shames JCC on the Hudson in Tarrytown. (Photo courtesy of the Shames JCC, via Jewish Week)

A New JCC in Westchester

Jewish, Metro Area, Social Services June 14, 2017 at 5:05 pm

The first JCC to open in Westchester in 40 years had its ribbon-cutting June 7, reports The Jewish Week.

Community activists and Port Chester Councilman Luis Marino arrived at Manhattan’s immigration court to support the release of Marcos Peñaloza. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Community Response Saves Westchester Immigrant from Deportation

Immigration, Metro Area June 6, 2017 at 5:37 pm

A strong mobilization from the Westchester community has saved an Ecuadorean resident of Sleepy Hollow from being deported, Westchester Hispano reports.

(Photo via The FilAm)

Filipino Activists: ‘Never Again to Martial Law’

Metro Area, Southeast Asian June 2, 2017 at 7:44 am

Filipino activists held a vigil in Jersey City during which they condemned the implementation of martial law on Mindanao island after violence erupted in the city of Marawi, reports The FilAm.

El Cocotero in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York (Photo by Niurka Vidal for Voices of NY)

El Cocotero: One Venezuelan’s Dream

Venezuelan immigrant Luis Quintero dreams of opening El Cocotero restaurants all around the world, but for now, he has two: The first one that opened in Chelsea in 2004, and the second which he and his business partner opened a few months ago in Jersey City.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Peru’s Colonial Past and Street Culture at Newark Photo Exhibit

Culture, History, Metro Area, South American, Women May 30, 2017 at 12:35 pm

Ana de Orbegoso’s photo exhibit “Urban Virgins,” showing Peru’s conflicted colonial and indigenous heritage, will open on June 3 at the Newark Public Library, Reporte Hispano reports.

Hispanic New Jersey Mayors Blast Trump Budget

Hispanic New Jersey Mayors Blast Trump Budget

Government, Latino, Metro Area, Politics May 26, 2017 at 6:10 pm

Several Hispanic mayors of New Jersey towns fret that President Donald Trump’s budget will have devastating effects on the local economy and education, Reporte Hispano reports.

Leaders from the five organizations that form the Westchester Labor Alliance, during the press conference. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Alliance Defending Westchester Immigrant Workers Turns Five

Immigration, Labor, Metro Area May 22, 2017 at 4:47 pm

The Westchester Labor Alliance, which includes five activist groups, celebrated its fifth anniversary vowing to defend immigrant workers and fight wage theft, Westchester Hispano reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Break-in at Mexican-Owned Firm in NJ Investigated as Hate Crime

Crime, Latino, Metro Area May 19, 2017 at 5:10 pm

A Mexican-owned warehouse was ravaged in what appears to be a white supremacist attack in Clifton, New Jersey, Reporte Hispano reports.

First Tango Festival Arrives in Hudson Valley

First Tango Festival Arrives in Hudson Valley

Culture, Metro Area May 18, 2017 at 1:16 pm

The first Hudson Valley Tango Festival will take place Memorial Day weekend in Kingston, La Voz reports.

The opening of the library was accompanied by an exhibition on the history of the Foundation and the library, as well as a book sale. (Photo by Janusz Szlechta via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Americans in NJ Get a New Library

Culture, Eastern European, Metro Area May 15, 2017 at 3:25 pm

The Joseph and Catherine Marjanczyk Library, located at the Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark, New Jersey, is one of the largest Polish libraries in the U.S. with 18,000 books in Polish and English, reports Nowy Dziennik.

The first LOT Polish Airlines plane arriving from Warsaw at Newark International Airport was greeted with a water salute. (Photo by Sebastian Kunkowski via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Carrier LOT Returns to Newark

Eastern European, Metro Area, Transportation May 11, 2017 at 5:21 pm

LOT Polish Airlines has resumed its Warsaw-Newark International Airport service after a hiatus of four years, reports Nowy Dziennik.

(Photo via Diario de México USA)

Mexican Program Reunites Immigrant Families

Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican May 11, 2017 at 3:25 pm

Twenty-five Mexican families in Paterson, New Jersey, were reunited with their visiting mothers thanks to a special visa program approved by President Obama that the current administration has allowed to continue, Diario de México USA reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

‘Marinera’ Dance Contest in Newark Sends Winners to Peru

Culture, Metro Area, South American May 8, 2017 at 2:29 pm

A Peruvian traditional dance contest held in Newark last weekend chose eight couples who will participate in an international dance competition in Peru, Reporte Hispano reports.

Latino businesses, mainly Mexican, have boosted the Newburgh economy. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Newburgh: The Other ‘Puebla York’

Metro Area, Mexican May 5, 2017 at 5:44 pm

The extensive Mexican community in Newburgh has revitalized the Hudson River town’s economy after the recession and turned it into a favorite recreation destination for Mexicans, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Pedro Ibarra likes to serve egg yolk bread with homemade strawberry ice cream. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

New Jersey Baker Keeps Sweet Mexican Tradition Alive

Business, Food, Metro Area, Mexican May 5, 2017 at 5:35 pm

A baker in Passaic, NJ, born and raised on the border of the Puebla and Tlaxcala states, continues the traditions of his ancestors, El Diario/La Prensa reports.