Metro Area

Community advocate Melissa Enriquez-Rada is running for a Bayonne City Council seat. (Photo provided to the Philippine Daily Mirror)

FilAm Runs for NJ Council Seat

Elections 2018, Metro Area, Politics, Southeast Asian February 13, 2018 at 3:18 pm

The Philippine Daily Mirror speaks to Melissa Enriquez-Rada, the first Filipino American to run for a city council seat in Bayonne, New Jersey.

Antonio Flores-Lobos and Mariel Fiori (Photo by Manuel Blas via La Voz)

La Voz Launches Daily Radio Show in Kingston

Media, Metro Area February 5, 2018 at 4:55 pm

Editors of the Hudson Valley magazine La Voz started a daily radio show at WKNY Radio Kingston, which switched its programming from commercial music to community-oriented, La Voz reports.

New York City Immigration Court is located at 26 Federal Plaza (Screen shot via video by Kate Ryan)

Delays in NY Immigration Courts on the Rise

Immigration, Metro Area, New York January 30, 2018 at 5:34 pm

New York’s immigration courts between the metropolitan area and Long Island are among the most overworked in the country, leaving as many as 80,000 immigrants waiting in limbo for years, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Rosa Santana (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

An ‘Urgent’ Need for Pro Bono Lawyers in NJ’s Immigration Courts

Immigration, Metro Area, Social Services January 29, 2018 at 3:26 pm

A member of a New Jersey organization that visits immigration detainees talks to Reporte Hispano about two recent deaths under custody, and asks the new governor for more pro bono immigration lawyers.

New Jersey State Sen. Vin Gopal being sworn in by Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney, Jan. 16, as his parents Indu and Kris Gopal, look on. (Photo courtesy of Vin Gopal via News India Times)

‘It’s Important to Assimilate’

Metro Area, Politics, South Asian January 29, 2018 at 3:13 pm

In a News India Times story, Vin Gopal, the first Indian-American elected to the New Jersey Senate, gives some advice to the community about becoming politically active.

The Rutherford Irish American Association (Photo via Irish Central)

New Irish Organization in NJ

Culture, Metro Area, Western European January 16, 2018 at 5:07 pm

In six months, the Rutherford Irish American Association has gained hundreds of members and organized the New Jersey town’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade, reports Irish Central.

Long Island cook Hugo Rodríguez. Salvadorans fear that their families will be separated when TPS comes to an end.
(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Salvadorans Fear Family Separation after TPS Suspension

Central American, Long Island, Metro Area, New York January 9, 2018 at 5:03 pm

As the Trump administration decided not to renew the temporary protected status (TPS) for more than 250,000 Salvadorans, activists warn of the “catastrophic impact” on New York City’s socioeconomic and immigration-related matters, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Hoboken Mayor Ravinder Bhalla being sworn in by Sen. Cory Booker. (Photo via Twitter)

History Made as Elected Officials Sworn In

News India Times, the Filipino Reporter and Brooklyn Daily Eagle cover the swearing-in ceremonies of Hoboken Mayor Ravinder Bhalla, Jersey City Councilman-at-large Rolando R. Lavarro Jr., and Brooklyn Civil Court Judge Elena Baron.

Luis Díaz. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Sleepy Hollow Tales Now Told In Spanish

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area December 19, 2017 at 4:05 pm

El Diario/La Prensa takes a look at Sleepy Hollow, of Washington Irving fame, which has experienced an economic boom over the past decade thanks to Hispanic immigrants who now comprise half the population.

Korean leaders at a Nov. 29 press conference condemning the discriminatory statements by a teacher at Bergen Academy. (Photo via Korea Times)

NJ Korean Community Demands Teacher’s Dismissal

East Asian, Education, Metro Area December 14, 2017 at 5:38 pm

A Spanish language teacher who made anti-Korean statements at Bergen Academy is being transferred to another school, but Korean parents and organizations are pressing for the teacher’s dismissal, The Korea Times reports.

Bergen County Prosecutor and state attorney general nominee Gurbir Grewal with Gov.-elect Phil Murphy (Photo via Phil Murphy/Twitter)

First Sikh-American State Attorney General?

Government, Metro Area, South Asian December 12, 2017 at 4:56 pm

Gurbir Grewal, New Jersey Gov.-elect Phil Murphy’s pick for state attorney general, could become the first Sikh in the country to serve in the position, writes News India Times.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Bolivian Organization Turns 14 Amid Deportation Fears

Metro Area, South American December 11, 2017 at 4:13 pm

The Bolivian Center of Residents in the State of New Jersey celebrated its 14th anniversary as it focuses its efforts on preventing deportations of members of the community, Reporte Hispano reports.  

Cranberry chutney (Photo by Subbu Arumugam, Creative Commons license)

Turkey Biryani on Thanksgiving

Culture, Metro Area, South Asian, Traditions November 22, 2017 at 1:54 pm

Indian-American millennials speak to News India Times about how they celebrate Thanksgiving and what the holiday means to them.

Lt. Col. Kamal Singh Kalsi (Photo courtesy of Sikh Coalition via News India Times)

Sikh Army Doctor Joins Murphy’s Transition Team

Metro Area, South Asian November 15, 2017 at 5:12 pm

Lt. Col. Kamal Singh Kalsi is one of several Indian Americans named to Gov.-Elect Phil Murphy’s transition team, reports News India Times.

Governor-elect Phil Murphy with members of Make the Road New Jersey during his campaign. (Photo via Facebook)

Murphy’s Victory Lifts Hopes of NJ Hispanic Community

Government, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area November 13, 2017 at 5:01 pm

As advocates are hopeful that the victory of Gov. Phil Murphy in New Jersey will bring positive changes for Hispanics, the elected governor has named a Latino to run the transition team, Reporte Hispano reports.