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In NJ, Renewing the Fight for Immigrant Driver’s Licenses

Metro Area, Transportation October 25, 2016 at 12:54 pm

Community leaders resumed calls for New Jersey legislators to approve the bill that would issue driver’s licenses to the state’s undocumented immigrants, which was first introduced in 2014, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Images via El Diario de Mexico)

Program Brings 100 Emotional Mexican Family Reunions

Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican October 24, 2016 at 4:55 pm

A binational program called Raíces de Puebla facilitated the reunion of 100 families in the tri-state area with their relatives back in Mexico, Diario de México USA and Report Hispano report.

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New Jersey Latinos Break Voter Registration Record

Elections 2016, Latino, Metro Area October 24, 2016 at 4:02 pm

By the end of the legal deadline, 20 percent more Latinos had registered to vote in New Jersey this year than in the 2012 election, according to the Democratic Party, Reporte Hispano reports.

Trump lighting the lamp in Humanity United Against Terror event in Edison, New Jersey. (Photo by Mohammed Jaffer/SnapsIndia)

Some Came for the Bollywood Show, Others for Trump

Elections 2016, Metro Area, South Asian October 18, 2016 at 6:54 pm

While not everyone who attended the Bollywood-themed “Humanity United Against Terror” event in Edison, New Jersey, turned out to see Trump, those who did tell Desi Talk why they support the Republican candidate for president.

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NJ Youths Preserve Traditional Afro-Peruvian Dance

Culture, Metro Area, South American, Youth October 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Young Peruvian Americans in Paterson, New Jersey, are learning festejo, a traditional Afro-Peruvian dance, Reporte Hispano reports.

José Arango, president of the Republican Party in New Jersey (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Latino Republicans Divided Over Trump

Elections 2016, Latino, Metro Area October 17, 2016 at 4:46 pm

Only a few Republican Latino representatives in New Jersey stand behind Trump, while others reject him or remain undecided, Reporte Hispano reports.

A Korean nail salon in Manhattan (Photo by Jiwon Choi for Voices of NY)

Korean Nail Salon Owner Challenges NYS Regs

Business, East Asian, Metro Area, New York October 7, 2016 at 3:48 pm

A nail salon owner in Westchester County is suing the state of New York over its new ventilation requirements, reports Korea Daily. More than two dozen other owners had originally planned to join the lawsuit.

(Collage de Micah Blumenthal via La Voz)

O Positive: A Festival of Art, Health and Community

Culture, Health, Latino, Metro Area October 6, 2016 at 5:02 pm

O+, a festival for arts and health professionals that will run in the Hudson Valley until Sunday, features a mural by Latina graffiti legend Lady Pink, La Voz reports.

(Twitter image from @Aisling_Irish)

Aisling Irish Center Marks 20 Years in Yonkers

Immigration, Metro Area, Social Services, Western European October 6, 2016 at 2:35 pm

The executive director of the Aisling Irish Center in Yonkers reflects on 20 years of serving the Irish – and non-Irish – in the Irish Echo.

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.