Metro Area

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.  

(Photo via El Diario)

Hope, and Battles Ahead, for Hispanics after Tuesday’s Election

Elections 2017, Latino, Metro Area, New York November 8, 2017 at 5:02 pm

While Tuesday’s election was greeted in the Hispanic media as a good night for immigrants in the tri-state area and a repudiation of Trump, the battle to keep a Latino speaker in the City Council has only started, El Diario/La Prensa and Queens Latino report.  

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Indian-American Victories on Election Day

Elections 2017, Metro Area, South Asian November 8, 2017 at 4:02 pm

New Jersey will have its first Sikh mayor and first Indian-American state senator, reports News India Times in its coverage of state wins.

Rufino Ortiz (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Paterson Guitarist Starts Peruvian Cultural Project

Culture, Latino, Metro Area November 7, 2017 at 3:23 pm

A Peruvian guitarist who has lived in Paterson, New Jersey, for 40 years founded an organization to preserve his country’s cultural heritage in the U.S., Reporte Hispano reports.  

Chef Stephan Durand, one of the honorees at the Creole Image Honors (Image via Haitian Times video)

‘Creole Image Honors’ Haitian Success

Caribbean, Metro Area October 31, 2017 at 4:47 pm

The first Creole Image Honors awarded 10 Haitian-Americans for their accomplishments. Honorees spoke to The Haitian Times in a video from the ceremony.

An eruv on the Lower East Side, Manhattan (Photo by Ella, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: ‘Why the Eruv Matters’

Jewish, Metro Area, Opinion, Queens October 31, 2017 at 2:38 pm

Commentary in The Bukharian Times describes how the Bukharian Jewish community in Queens can relate to the eruv controversy in Mahwah, New Jersey.

In Elizabeth, NJ (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Hispanics in Elizabeth Apathetic about Elections

Elections 2017, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area October 30, 2017 at 3:14 pm

In a political potluck, as part of the collaborative journalism project Voting Block, Hispanic residents in Elizabeth, New Jersey, discussed the next gubernatorial race, Reporte Hispano reports.  

Destruction left behind by Hurricane Sandy. (Photo courtesy of Rockaway Youth Task Force via Amsterdam News)

Sandy, Five Years On

Brooklyn, Environment, Metro Area, Queens October 27, 2017 at 8:48 pm

For the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, numerous community publications marked the occasion.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop speaks with Team Fulop behind him. From left to right: Jermaine Robinson, Mo Kinberg, John Hanussak, Mira Prinz Arey and Rolando Lavarro. (Photo by Amira Allahh via Philippine Daily Mirror)

Jersey City Fil-Ams Rally Behind Incumbents at ‘Pulongbayan’

Elections 2017, Metro Area, Southeast Asian October 26, 2017 at 3:40 pm

Filipinos in Jersey City rallied behind the mayor and the first Filipino member of the city council in their re-election bids at a Pulongbayan, or town meeting, report Philippine Daily Mirror and Filipino Reporter.

Kangwon Lee, president of the Korean Cuisine Globalization Committee, donating a rice cooker to Pomptonian Food Service at Valley Regional Old Tappan High School on Oct. 18. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Food Added to Northern NJ School Menus

Education, Food, Metro Area October 23, 2017 at 3:13 pm

An increasing number of public high schools in northern New Jersey now have Korean food on the menu following efforts by the Korean Cuisine Globalization Committee, reports Korea Daily.

South Street Seaport (Photo via The Indian Panorama)

Diwali Celebrated Across the NYC Area

Culture, Metro Area, South Asian October 20, 2017 at 4:09 pm

See how Hindus across the tri-state region marked Diwali during the month of October, in a roundup of stories from the Indian press.

Ticket stub for NJ concert given by Nassif Zeytoun earlier this year. (Photo via Feet in 2 Worlds)

From Damascus to Jersey City: One Immigrant’s Story

Immigration, Metro Area, Middle Eastern October 19, 2017 at 4:17 pm

A young Syrian refugee speaks to Feet in 2 Worlds about struggling to adjust to a new life in New Jersey.

Hispanic Candidates Vie For Paterson Board Of Education

Hispanic Candidates Vie For Paterson Board Of Education

Education, Elections 2017, Metro Area October 18, 2017 at 4:40 pm

As the Paterson school district’s oversight will return to the city after being managed by the state of New Jersey for 26 years, Reporte Hispano interviews two Hispanic candidates to the Paterson Board of Education: Fannia Santana and Joel Ramírez.