Metro Area

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Puerto Ricans in Paterson: Exercising Power?

Metro Area, Politics, Puerto Rican August 29, 2016 at 3:40 pm

Puerto Ricans in Paterson, NJ celebrate their 44th national parade boasting more political power than ever but with clouds on the horizon, Reporte Hispano reports.

Hyuk Man Kwon, at left, addressing an earlier meeting of the Borough Council of Palisades Park on July 26. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Urging Korean Interpretation in Palisades Park

East Asian, Metro Area August 25, 2016 at 2:54 pm

The Borough of Palisades Park, half of whose population is Korean, may soon have Korean interpretation at council meetings, Korea Daily reports.

The Newark Ecuadorean community will celebrate its national independence day in style with a festival. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Newark Ecuadoreans Seek Political Representation

Metro Area, Politics, South American August 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm

As the growing Ecuadorean community in Newark prepares to celebrate its national independence day, residents are hoping to increase their political representation, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Photo by Pablo Quiñónez via Diario de México)

Mexicans Celebrate Guelaguetza in Poughkeepsie

Culture, Metro Area, Mexican, Video August 9, 2016 at 2:07 pm

Diario de México offers a video of the traditional Mexican celebration of Guelaguetza in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Salvadoran Ana Enriquez, 23, with her daughters Emily and Valeria Romero. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Salvadorans In NY: Between Economic Progress and Immigration Struggles

El Diario/La Prensa reports on the Salvadoran communities on Long Island and in Yonkers as they celebrate their national day.

Philip Murphy (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Candidate for NJ Governor Vows to Lower Parade Expenses

Culture, Metro Area, Politics August 8, 2016 at 4:16 pm

Democratic candidate for governor of New Jersey Philip D. Murphy proposed reducing the rising cost of parades in the state, Reporte Hispano reports.

At the monthly meeting of the Borough Council of Palisades Park on July 26, Hyuk Man Kwon, at left, is explaining his opposition to a rezoning ordinance. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Residents in Palisades Park Speak Up

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics August 2, 2016 at 5:50 pm

At a recent municipal meeting in Palisades Park, Korean residents opposed a rezoning ordinance and succeeded in getting it tabled, Korea Daily reports.

Luis Miguel Castilla, ambassador to Peru in Washington (fifth from the left), attended the official launching of the Congressional Caucus on Peru. (Photo courtesy of Roberto Curitomai via El Diario)

U.S. Peruvians Create Caucus Seeking Political Power

Government, Metro Area, South American August 2, 2016 at 3:36 pm

A large New York delegation helped create earlier this month the Peruvian American Political Organization, the first Peruvian caucus in the U.S., to improve political representation, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The El Diario float was featured in the New Jersey Peruvian parade. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Three NJ Cities Celebrate 30th Peruvian Parade

Culture, Metro Area, South American August 1, 2016 at 3:40 pm

In spite of the rain, three cities in New Jersey celebrated 195 years of Peruvian independence, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Lakewood Estonian House in Jackson, NJ (Photo via Vaba Eesti Sõna)

Lakewood Estonian House in NJ Marks 70 Years

Culture, Metro Area, Northern Europe August 1, 2016 at 12:20 pm

The Lakewood Estonian House will celebrate seven decades of preserving the customs of the Nordic country, reports Vaba Eesti Sõna.

Amparo Arango, from Medellín, showing a tray with some of the sweets served in Noches de Colombia, where she works. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Colombian Bakeries Delight the Palate of Union City

Business, Food, Metro Area, South American August 1, 2016 at 11:46 am

The aroma and taste of the land of coffee has an enclave in Union City, New Jersey, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Lizette Delgado-Polanco, one of New Jersey’s 17 superdelegates to the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, with candidate Hillary Clinton. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Latina Superdelegate at the Democratic Convention

Dominican, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, Politics, Women July 29, 2016 at 3:59 pm

At the Democratic convention, Reporte Hispano talked with superdelegate Lizette Delgado Polanco, a Dominican from NJ, as well as delegates from both the Clinton and Sanders camps.

Eunrim Park (Photo via The Korea Times)

First Woman President of Korean Association Reflects on Inaugural Year

East Asian, Metro Area, Social Services, Women July 27, 2016 at 5:14 pm

The Korea Times profiles Eunrim Park, the first woman to run the Korean-American Association of New Jersey in the organization’s 40-year history.

Jack Martins (Photo by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

For Republican Jack Martins, an Immigrant Story Worth Telling

Portuguese-American Jack Martins, running on the Republican ticket for the 3rd congressional district seat on Long Island, talks about the immigrants’ journey.

Korean food being offered at Palisades Park Jr./Sr. High School in New Jersey in 2012. Students may soon have Korean food among their lunch choices.  (Photo via The Korea Times)

Korean Food for Lunch at NJ Schools?

East Asian, Food, Metro Area July 21, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Korean food may soon be among the lunch choices for some students in New Jersey schools, the Korea Times reports.