Metro Area

The Essex County Correctional Correctional Facility (Google maps image, via Documented)

Immigrant Detainees Complain of Poor Mental Health Care in NJ Facility

Criminal Justice, Immigration, Metro Area April 22, 2019 at 5:15 pm

Mental health needs are going unaddressed in the facility, and 60 immigrant detainees have been placed on suicide watch since 2015, reports Documented.

Photos above and below: NRIs4BJP supporters held Chowkidar March, car rallies, Chai pe Charchas across the country. In Maryland, Sikhs4Modi organized a car rally where Sikhs of America President Kanwaljit Singh thanked Modi for helping the Sikh community. A car rally was also held in Virginia. A Chowkidar March was held in Woodbridge, NJ, in which supporters walked from Iselin to Edison chanting “Hum Bhi Chowkidar”. (Photo courtesy of Krishna Anugula, OFBJP, via News India Times)

Rallying Voters Ahead of Elections in India

Metro Area, Politics, South Asian April 5, 2019 at 3:04 pm

Indians in the New York area and across the U.S. have participated in phone banking and car rallies before the elections in India start April 11, reports News India Times.

Manhattan Chinatown Urges Newark to Commemorate Its Own

Manhattan Chinatown Urges Newark to Commemorate Its Own

East Asian, History, Metro Area March 29, 2019 at 5:40 pm

World Journal reports on efforts to recognize and celebrate Newark’s Chinatown, now long gone.

Suechung Koh, a curator of Gallery Yonhee and Sungho Choi, one of the artists who is participating in this exhibition. (Photo via The Korea Daily)

Showcasing Korean Artists in New Jersey

Culture, East Asian, Metro Area March 19, 2019 at 5:13 pm

The curator of an exhibition of Korean artists in New Jersey, and one of the artists, answer questions from Korea Daily.

Yu Hye-kyung, a grand-niece of patriot Yu Gwan-sun, is holding a photo of Yu In-Seok(on the right side), who is her grandfather and younger brother of Yu Gwan-sun, and her uncle Yu Je-chong(on the left side), at the opening ceremony for a memorial to Yu Gwan-sun. (Photo via The Korea Times)

‘The Spirit of Yu Gwan-sun is in the Spotlight Again’

East Asian, History, Metro Area, New York February 28, 2019 at 4:14 pm

The grand-niece of Yu Gwan-sun, a heroine of the March 1st Korean independence movement, speaks with The Korea Times about her great-aunt and other relatives active in the movement.

During the #HereToStay rally, recently elected State Senator Jessica Ramos spoke about the bill she introduced to protect the undocumented population.(Photo courtesy of Make the Road)

Immigrants Protest in the State’s Capital for Respect and Dignity

Long Island, Metro Area February 6, 2019 at 6:12 pm

Hundreds of immigrants and activists from all over the state gathered in Albany to ask Gov. Cuomo and the legislature to advance the pro-immigrant platform #HereToStay, Noticia Long Island reports.

(Left: Eunju Hong, the president of KAAFL Right: Jongho Hwang, the vice president of KAAFL. (Photos via The Korea Daily)

‘KAAFL will be a Model Korean-American Association’

East Asian, Metro Area January 29, 2019 at 4:41 pm

In an interview with The Korea Daily, the leaders of the Korean American Association of Fort Lee encourage community members to participate in town affairs and become involved in civic engagement.

The Memorial defenders with banners and the Polish flag (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

Relief in Jersey City for Polish Americans Over Katyn Memorial

Culture, Eastern European, History, Metro Area January 15, 2019 at 3:59 pm

The Polish community celebrated the final decision by Jersey City to keep in its place the Katyn Memorial, a monument erected by Polish immigrants, reports Nowy Dziennik.

The group of children of Peruvian parents and their marinera instructor at a recent rehearsal held at St. Peter’s Church in Port Chester. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Children of Peruvians Keep ‘Marinera’ Alive in Westchester

Culture, Metro Area, South American, Youth January 14, 2019 at 5:22 pm

A group of Peruvian-American children in Port Chester will participate in an international “marinera” dance contest in Peru, Westchester Hispano reports.

Sadaf Jaffer sworn in as the mayor of Montgomery, NJ, on Jan. 3 by Attorney General Gurbir Grewal. (Photo via Twitter)

NJ’s First South Asian-American Woman Mayor on Representation

Elections 2018, Metro Area, South Asian, Women January 11, 2019 at 5:43 pm

Sadaf Jaffer, the first South Asian-American woman mayor in New Jersey, speaks to The American Bazaar about representation, immigration and her Pakistani roots.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Activists Vow to Continue Fight for NJ Driver’s Licenses

Immigration, Metro Area, Transportation December 21, 2018 at 3:46 pm

Activists blast the legislature for “broken promises,” and vow to keep pushing for the issue in 2019, Reporte Hispano reports.

Andy Kim(fourth from the left), congressman-elect for the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey's 3rd congressional district, is raising a toast with attendees. From the left, Jun Choi, the former mayor of Edison, New Jersey, Charles Yoon, the Chairman of KAAGNY (The Korean American Association of Greater New York), Minsun Kim, the president of KAAGNY, Hyo-Sung Park, the Consul General of the Republic of Korea in New York, and Kichol Kim, the 28th president of KAAGNY. (Photo via The Korea Times)

‘I Will be a Mentor to Young Korean-Americans’

East Asian, Metro Area, New York, Politics December 21, 2018 at 2:53 pm

Congressman-elect Andy Kim met recently with members of the Korean-American community at a reception in NYC, report The Korea Times and New York Ilbo.

On Nov 26, the directors of 미동부예능인협회, which translates to the “Korean Entertainment Association of Eastern America,” had a meeting with Charles Yoon who is the chairman of the board, Min-Sun Kim who is the 35th president of The Korean American Association of Greater New York, and Youn-Jung Kim, who is a Korean consul in New York, to explain the conflict and ask for help. (Photo by The Korean American Association of Greater New York via The Korea Times)

Korean Karaoke Bars Face Lawsuit in Royalties Dispute

Business, East Asian, Metro Area December 4, 2018 at 5:52 pm

A royalties dispute between the Korean owners of karaoke bars in the New York area and a Korean music publishing company could end up in court, reports The Korea Times.

(Photo by Gery Vereau via Reporte Hispano)

Afro-Peruvian Procession Demonstrates Peruvian Staying Power in Paterson

Culture, Metro Area, Religion, South American October 24, 2018 at 2:55 pm

The Peruvian community in Paterson, New Jersey, celebrated its 36th procession of the Lord of the Miracles, an Afro-Peruvian tradition, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Photo by Gery Vereau via Reporte Hispano)

Pro-Immigrant Anthem Turned Into Costa Rican Dance Piece

Culture, Immigration, Metro Area, South American October 23, 2018 at 4:12 pm

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, a Costa Rican dance troupe showcased a piece inspired by the Ricardo Arjona song “El Mojado” in Newark, New Jersey, Reporte Hispano reports.