Metro Area

Santos Valentina Granados, the mother of brothers José and Francisco Castillo-Granados said that her sons dreamed of playing soccer professionally. (Photo via El Diario)

Newark Residents: ‘This is A Shooting Zone’

Crime, Metro Area September 20, 2017 at 3:48 pm

The recent murder of two Honduran brothers has put a spotlight on the epidemic of gun violence in Newark, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

The author protesting the repeal of DACA in front of Trump Tower, September 9, 2017 (Photo via The FilAm)

The Need for Research on Filipino Immigration

Immigration, Metro Area, South Asian September 14, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Writing in The FilAm, a Ph.D. candidate in sociology describes her research project concerning Filipino immigrant youths, as well as how “the current literature on Filipino immigrants does not reflect the reality of Filipino-U.S. migration.”

Objections to a proposed memorial to comfort women were heard at a recent council meeting of the borough of Fort Lee. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Koreans, Japanese Tussle Over NJ Comfort Women Memorial

East Asian, History, Metro Area September 12, 2017 at 5:14 pm

A controversy over a proposed memorial to comfort women has developed in Fort Lee, where representatives of two Japanese organizations have raised objections, The Korea Times reports.

(Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Port Chester Celebrates 6th Bolivian Parade and Festival

Culture, Metro Area, South American September 12, 2017 at 3:43 pm

Folkloric groups in the tri-state area showed off their traditional costumes and art at the sixth Bolivian Parade and Festival in Port Chester, Westchester Hispano reports. 

Consul general Ana Lorena Siria de Lara of El Salvador (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

DACA Fallout: Salvadorans Fret for TPS’ Future

Central American, Immigration, Metro Area September 8, 2017 at 5:09 pm

After President Trump’s decision to phase out DACA, Salvadorans in the tri-state area put their plans on hold as they fear that Trump will not extend their temporary protected status, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Photo via Diario de México USA)

Saga of Guadalupe Shrine Removal Gripped Community

Metro Area, Mexican, Religion August 29, 2017 at 4:16 pm

The return of a tree stump with the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe – after a shrine beloved by the Mexican community in Passaic was torn down by the New Jersey city – seems to put an end to a saga that has gripped the local community.

Ron Bautista

Latino Seeks to Be Mayor of Hoboken

Elections 2017, Latino, Metro Area August 25, 2017 at 4:31 pm

Ronald Bautista, a 31-year-old born in Ecuador, seeks to be the first Latino mayor in Hoboken, Reporte Hispano reports.

The Indian Flag is raised at the Capitol Bulding in Hartford, CT (Photo via News India Times)

Tri-state India Day Parades

Culture, Metro Area, South Asian, Traditions August 15, 2017 at 4:32 pm

News India Times reports on numerous smaller Indian independence day celebrations ahead of New York City’s Aug. 20 celebration.

(Photo via Westchestser Hispano)

Westchester Legislators Approve Immigrant Protection Act

Immigration, Metro Area August 8, 2017 at 5:37 pm

After a strong community mobilization Westchester County legislators approved a law preventing collaboration between the local police and ICE, although the county executive vowed to veto it, Westchester Hispano reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Morristown Approves Municipal ID

Immigration, Metro Area July 26, 2017 at 4:59 pm

After two years of mobilization in favor of the undocumented community, the town council of Morristown, NJ, approved a municipal ID for its residents, Reporte Hispano reports.

Hanumantha Rao Narra (left). His wife, Sasikala Narra, and son, Anish Narra. (Photo via News India Times)

Opinion: ‘Why This Secrecy’ in Homicide of Indian Mom and Son?

Crime, Metro Area, Opinion, South Asian July 26, 2017 at 4:55 pm

A News India Times commentary criticizes the “secrecy” on the part of law enforcement in the gruesome murders of Sasikala Narra and her son Anish Narra in Maple Shade, New Jersey.

From left: Jorge W. Lopez (Ecuador), Ana Lorena Siria de Lara (El Salvador), Jaime Alberto Acosta (Colombia), Diego Gómez Pickering (México) and Alberto Hart Potestá (Perú)
(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Latin American Consuls Join Forces in the Tri-State Area

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area July 19, 2017 at 12:26 pm

Consuls of different Latin American nations joined efforts in New Jersey to work on issues concerning their immigrant compatriots, including conditions at detention centers, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Guelaguetza Folk Fair Expands to Staten Island

Culture, Metro Area, Mexican, Staten Island July 18, 2017 at 4:07 pm

The Mexican community will celebrate this summer’s traditional Guelaguetza Oaxacan folk fair in five different places in the tri-state area, including Staten Island for the first time, Diario de México USA and Impacto Latino report.

(Photo by Deepak Pariyar)

A Nepali Flag-Raising Ceremony in NJ

Culture, Metro Area, South Asian July 11, 2017 at 12:57 pm

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop joined some 100 members of the community in raising the Nepali flag, reports Vishwa News.

Representatives from My Way Development Center, with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (Photo courtesy of the Russian American Federation)

Russian Heritage Month Observed

Culture, Eastern European, Immigration, Metro Area, New York July 10, 2017 at 2:09 pm

Russian Heritage Month, a series of events and exhibits sponsored by the Russian American Federation, is concluding in a few days. Forum Daily and Russkaya Reklama covered some events.