Metro Area

From left: Democratic Party operatives Arvind Swamy and Cheryl Quinio-Blodgett, Bergenfield Council member Salvador Deauna, and Consul General Tess Dizon-De Vega. (Photo by Lambert Parong/Kababayan Media via The FilAm)

Why Some FilAms Don’t Donate to Political Campaigns

Metro Area, Politics, Southeast Asian March 21, 2017 at 3:16 pm

At the “Filipino Americans in Politics” forum in New Jersey, a 70-year-old first-time public official in Bergen County shares his experiences, and panelists look at why FilAms do not tend to financially support candidates, reports The FilAm.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

The Largest Peruvian Parade in the U.S. in Jeopardy

Culture, Metro Area, South American March 21, 2017 at 2:21 pm

Rising municipal costs are putting at risk this year’s Peruvian Parade in Paterson, New Jersey, the biggest of its kind in the nation, Reporte Hispano reports.

Sapana Shah (Photo via News India Times)

A More ‘Safe and Welcoming’ Edison Township?

Immigration, Metro Area March 16, 2017 at 1:41 pm

An Edison Township council member is advocating a measure that ensures residents that it is a “safe and welcoming” community, News India Times reports.

Dr. Sudhir Parikh speaks on the role of the media in helping reduce hate crimes, as Rampal looks on, along with other panel members. From left: moderator Dr. Kavita Gupta, Hirsh Vardhan Singh, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Rampal, Dr. Parikh, Dia Mathews and Woodbridge Councilman Viru Patel.

Indian-American Panel on Fighting Hate Crimes

Crime, Metro Area, South Asian March 14, 2017 at 4:00 pm

At a discussion in Edison, New Jersey, panelists called on the community to speak out against hate crimes and emphasized educating the public to prevent such attacks, reports News India Times.

The Village of Irvington welcomes immigrants. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

More Westchester Villages Support Undocumented Immigrants

Immigration, Metro Area March 14, 2017 at 11:39 am

A municipal resolution forbidding local police from collaborating with ICE passed unanimously in Irvington, the latest Westchester town to formally express support for immigrants, Westchester Hispano reports.

On March 10, Koreans in Palisades Park, New Jersey, read local newspaper articles about South Korea’s court ruling to officially remove President Park Geun-hye from office. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Mixed Reactions to Park’s Ouster

East Asian, Metro Area, New York March 10, 2017 at 11:03 pm

Korea Daily reports on the range of reactions among Koreans in New York and New Jersey in response to news that the Constitutional Court had unanimously ruled to formally remove impeached President Park Geun-hye from office.

Coaching Soccer, Dutch Style

Coaching Soccer, Dutch Style

Featured Posts, Metro Area, Sports, Western European March 8, 2017 at 5:32 pm

Kids in Brooklyn are learning to play soccer with a Dutch trainer.

The new head of Mi Casa es Puebla (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Mexican State Offers Free Legal Help for Nationals

Government, Immigration, Metro Area March 8, 2017 at 4:59 pm

The state of Puebla, Mexico, is offering free legal assistance to nationals in New York and New Jersey, Reporte Hispano reports.

From right, David Cohen, director at the Bergen County’s Alternatives to Domestic Violence (ADV) division, Alan Lerner, clinical program director, Boram Song, counselor for Korean victims of domestic violence. (Photo via Korea Daily)

In NJ, a New Counseling Program for Koreans

Metro Area, Social Services March 6, 2017 at 4:56 pm

A new bilingual group counseling program for Korean victims of domestic violence will begin shortly in Bergen County, New Jersey, reports Korea Daily.

Tibetan New Year Marked

Tibetan New Year Marked

Featured Posts, Metro Area, South Asian, Traditions March 6, 2017 at 4:40 pm

The Tibetan New Year was observed by members of the Tibetan tri-state community on March 4.

The Empanada Fork, Hipatia López’s invention, helps cooks close the dough when making the traditional Latino turnover. (Photo provided to El Diario)

100 Empanadas and an Invention Made Her an Entrepreneur

Business, Food, Metro Area, South American March 1, 2017 at 2:12 pm

El Diario/La Prensa profiles Hipatia López, a young Latina entrepreneur who won a contest to promote her invention on HSN: an “Empanada Fork.”

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Consulate Expands Legal Support for Salvadorans

Central American, Immigration, Metro Area February 27, 2017 at 4:12 pm

The Salvadoran consulate in New Jersey announced that it will offer more legal assistance to nationals in the area, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Plainfield Approves Sanctuary Resolution

Immigration, Metro Area February 21, 2017 at 2:59 pm

In response to President Trump’s “xenophobic campaign rhetoric,” the City Council of Plainfield, New Jersey, approved a resolution to protect its large immigrant community from ICE, Reporte Hispano reports.

Union City (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Union City Will Also Issue a Municipal ID

Government, Immigration, Metro Area February 14, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Union City is the latest New Jersey city that will offer a municipal ID for immigrants, free of charge, starting next month, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Push For Sanctuary Cities at Statewide, Local Levels

Immigration, Metro Area February 13, 2017 at 12:25 pm

As New Jersey legislators introduced an innovative alternative to the possible loss of federal funding for sanctuary cities, street protest asked New Brunswick to join the list, Reporte Hispano reports.