Metro Area

Alfredo Rodriguez (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Foundation Will Help Dominicans in the U.S.

Dominican, Government, Metro Area September 27, 2016 at 10:31 am

The Dominican government has created an institution to help nationals in the several areas, including repatriating bodies to be buried in the Dominican Republic, Reporte Hispano reports.

Go to Diario de México to see more photos and videos of the Mexican Independence Day festivities from Gery Vereau.

Passaic Celebrates First Mexican and Bolivian Parades

Culture, Metro Area, Mexican, South American September 26, 2016 at 5:52 pm

Passaic, New Jersey, celebrated its first Mexican Independence Day celebration and Bolivian Parade this past weekend, Diario de México USA and Reporte Hispano report.

(Photo by Gery Vereau via Diario de México)

Newark Opens New Site to Obtain Municipal ID

Government, Immigration, Metro Area September 21, 2016 at 5:23 pm

Looking to be “friendlier and hospitable to its immigrants,” Newark, New Jersey, opened its third center to apply for the city’s municipal ID, Diario de México reports.

At a press briefing on Aug. 26, Sangho Lee, middle, president of the Korean Nail Salon Association, discussed its decision to not proceed with a lawsuit against New York State’s new ventilation requirements. Now, asa group of 60 or so salon owners press forward with a class action suit, the association remains opposed to legal action. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Defying Leadership, Korean Nail Salon Owners Press Suit

Business, East Asian, Metro Area September 21, 2016 at 12:37 pm

About 60 Korean nail salon owners are filing a class-action suit to stop NYS from issuing regulations on ventilation in nail salons. The Korean American Nail Salon Association, however, remains opposed to legal action, Korea Daily reports.

(Photo by Ana Carina Castillo via Diario de México)

Mexicans Paint Manhattan Red, White and Green

Culture, Manhattan, Metro Area September 19, 2016 at 2:27 pm

Hundreds of Mexicans living in the Big Apple celebrated their culture as they gathered to celebrate the 206th anniversary of Mexico’s Declaration of Independence in Manhattan, Diario de México reports.

Consul of Colombia in New Jersey Divia Cepeda Rojas (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Seeking Local Support for Colombian Peace Referendum

Metro Area, Politics, South American September 15, 2016 at 12:45 pm

The new consul of Colombia in Newark is calling on Colombians in New Jersey to vote in the upcoming plebiscite in favor of the peace deal reached between the Colombian government and FARC guerrillas, reports Reporte Hispano.

A memorial garden remembering Korean War hero Leonard LaRue will be built behind a statue of Jesus Christ at St. Paul’s Abbey in Newton, N.J. Left to right: Yeonghyun Baek, president of 1492 Green Club, Fr. Prior Samuel Kim of St. Paul’s Abbey.
(Photo via Korea Daily)

Remembering a Hero to Korean Refugees

East Asian, History, Metro Area September 14, 2016 at 4:25 pm

A captain who helped 14,000 refugees evacuate from a North Korean port in 1950 will be remembered in a special garden of a New Jersey abbey where he spent the remainder of his years as a monk, Korea Daily reports.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop (center, with tie) and members of the Muslim community at an iftar dinner hosted at City Hall on July 2, 2015. (Photo by May S. Young, Creative Commons license)

A NJ Jewish Mayor Backed by Muslims

Jewish, Metro Area, Muslim, Politics September 13, 2016 at 1:34 pm

The Forward speaks to Jersey City mayor Steven Fulop about his relationship with the city’s Muslim community, and his Romanian-Jewish background.

Designer Anthony Rosa in his Times Square studio in New York. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Tri-State Among Top Ten Areas for Minority-Owned Businesses

Asian, Business, Latino, Metro Area September 9, 2016 at 10:55 am

According to a Census report, New York, Newark and Jersey City are among the top 10 cities with the most minority-owned companies in the country, mostly thanks to Asian and Hispanic entrepreneurs, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Protest against Laminated Industries in Linden, NJ (Courtesy photo via Diario de México)

New Jersey Immigrant Workers on Strike Over Labor Dispute

Labor, Metro Area, Mexican September 8, 2016 at 3:47 pm

Some 30 immigrant workers, most of them Mexicans, are participating in a strike at a paper plant in New Jersey due to a labor dispute, Diario de México reports.

Colombin flag (Photo by Mark Koester, Creative Commons license)

Hope, Distrust Among Local Colombians Over Peace Treaty

Metro Area, South American September 6, 2016 at 3:53 pm

As thousands of local Colombians will vote to ratify the peace deal between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas, opinions among the community are mixed, finds Reporte Hispano.

Jie Zhang at the New York Military Academy. (Photo via World Journal)

Military School Woos Chinese Students

East Asian, Education, Metro Area September 6, 2016 at 3:31 pm

New York Military Academy, in bankruptcy a year ago, now has not only a new Chinese owner, but also a Chinese-American superintendent, World Journal reports.

Members of Korean American Voters Alliance in Palisades Park, New Jersey, celebrate its launch on Aug. 30 at the office of the Korean American Association of NJ. (Photo via Korea Daily)

An Alliance for Koreans in Palisades Park, NJ

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics September 2, 2016 at 5:18 pm

More than 300 Korean residents of Palisades Park, NJ signed up to join the Korean American Voters Alliance when it launched on Aug. 30, reports Korea Daily.

Getting the Taste of Baklava Just Right

Getting the Taste of Baklava Just Right

Mehmet Akkurt wanted to bring genuine baklava from the Antep region of Turkey to the U.S., so he imported all the ingredients, and brought a pastry chef here, to make the famous Turkish dessert.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

A Pupusa Festival For A Good Cause

Culture, Food, Latino, Metro Area September 1, 2016 at 12:38 pm

West New York will celebrate this Sunday its 6th Pupusa Festival, whose benefits will be used to help Salvadorian children, Reporte Hispano reports.