Metro Area

Korean food being offered at Palisades Park Jr./Sr. High School in New Jersey in 2012. Students may soon have Korean food among their lunch choices.  (Photo via The Korea Times)

Korean Food for Lunch at NJ Schools?

East Asian, Food, Metro Area July 21, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Korean food may soon be among the lunch choices for some students in New Jersey schools, the Korea Times reports.

At the heart of the park, there is a lake with large fountain. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

North Bergen: Welcome to ‘New Jersey’s Miami’

Latino, Metro Area July 21, 2016 at 3:15 pm

With a Hispanic population of almost 70 percent, North Bergen may very well be dubbed “New Jersey’s Miami,” El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Frank Thomson (at left) shakes hands with Captain North District Commander Edgar Martinez.  Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop is at right. (Photo via Korea Daily)

In NJ, the Potential for More Asian Police Officers

East Asian, Metro Area, Police July 18, 2016 at 1:40 pm

The first Asian sergeant in Jersey City speaks to Korea Daily about his recent promotion and reconnecting with his Korean roots.

Phedy Pierre

Haitian Musician Gives Back to the Community

As part of the free piano lessons he offers to low-income students in Brooklyn and Yonkers, Phedy Pierre also provides mentoring.

NJ Housekeepers Refuse to Work on Their Knees

NJ Housekeepers Refuse to Work on Their Knees

Labor, Metro Area, Women July 8, 2016 at 3:16 pm

A labor organization in Lakewood, New Jersey, keeps pushing for the application of a domestic workers’ bill of rights establishing, for example, that they shouldn’t work on their knees, Diario de México reports.

Dominican candidate Pedro Rodríguez wants to be the new mayor of Paterson, in Passaic County, New Jersey. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Early-Bird Bid to Become Paterson’s first Dominican Mayor

Dominican, Metro Area, Politics July 7, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Current Deputy Mayor of Paterson Pedro Rodríguez is positioning himself to become the city’s first Dominican mayor in 2018, Reporte Hispano reports.

Nancy Vega, a Latina immigrant, is hoping that Elizabeth will issue a Municipal ID. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Elizabeth, NJ Closer to Issuing Municipal ID

Government, Immigration, Metro Area July 1, 2016 at 5:25 pm

Elizabeth, New Jersey, could be the next city in the state to offer an identification card issued by the municipality to residents, Reporte Hispano reports.

The new ambassador of El Salvador in the U.S., Claudia Ivette Canjura de Centeno (center), attended the inauguration of the renovated consulate in Elizabeth on Saturday. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

New Jersey Salvadorans Renovate Consulate with Their Own Money

Central American, Immigration, Metro Area June 30, 2016 at 3:20 pm

In an unprecedented effort, Salvadoran and other Latino immigrants put money and effort to renovate and improve the Salvadoran consulate in Elizabeth, NJ, Reporte Hispano reports.

Berkis Contreras, a poet and teacher graduated from Caldwell University, will organize New Jersey's first International Book Fair. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Union City Hosts New Jersey’s First ‘International Book Fair’

Culture, Latino, Metro Area June 23, 2016 at 10:49 am

Around 30 Latin American authors will participate at New Jersey’s first International Book Fair next Thursday at Union City, Reporte Hispano reports.

Anish Patel, founder of Uplift Humanity India (Photo via News India Times)

Nonprofit Helps Rehabilitate Juvenile Inmates in India

Metro Area, Social Services, South Asian, Youth June 15, 2016 at 11:09 am

News India Times profiles Uplift Humanity India, a nonprofit in New York helping to rehabilitate juvenile inmates in India, and its founder, Anish Patel, who came up with the idea for the initiative as a teenager on a family trip.

June Rhee (Photo via The Korea Times)

Bringing Korean Performing Artists to NJ

Culture, East Asian, Metro Area June 14, 2016 at 3:47 pm

June Rhee has been busy bringing Korean performers to the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey, reports The Korea Times.

Four leading media personalities in the community spoke about their own experiences at the opening of the museum: (from left) Raju Sethi, president and CEO of AVS TV, Rashmee Sharma, a journalist turned poet and writer, Dr. Sudhir Parikh, publisher of Desi Talk, Vipp Jaswal, of the Vipp Jaswal Report on Fox News Radio (Photo via News India Times)

Indian Immigrant Journeys on Display at Temple Museum

History, Immigration, Metro Area, South Asian June 7, 2016 at 4:12 pm

The recently opened Museum of Indian Journey to the United States at the Hindu Samaj Temple of Mahwah in New Jersey displays the stories and photos of Indian immigrants living across the U.S., reports News India Times.

Bay of Pigs survivors told their story in a documentary. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Bay of Pigs Veterans Unveil Documentary in Union City, NJ

Caribbean, History, Latino, Metro Area May 31, 2016 at 1:41 pm

Six survivors of the failed attempt to invade Cuba in 1961 united in Union City, for the screening of a documentary about their story, Reporte Hispano reports.

Mezzo-soprano and Mexamorphosis artistic director Guadalupe Peraza is working on a multimedia show to premiere in Union City, New Jersey, free of charge to the public. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Seeking a ‘Mexamorphosis’ Through Classical Music

Culture, Metro Area, Mexican May 25, 2016 at 12:26 pm

An array of Mexican musicians led by singer Guadalupe Peraza will stage “Mexamorphosis,” a series of free multimedia concerts in New York and New Jersey, Reporte Hispano reports.

Olga Armas is a DAPA beneficiary. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Latina at the Center of DAPA Debate

Immigration, Metro Area, South American May 18, 2016 at 5:57 pm

Olga Armas – a resident of Elizabeth, New Jersey, and an undocumented immigrant – is at the center of the media spotlight after she wrote an opinion column for The New York Times, Reporte Hispano reports.