Metro Area

Collecting donations in Passaic, NJ. (Photo via La Voz)

Donating – and Ensuring Donations Get Where Needed

Environment, Latino, Metro Area, Mexican, Puerto Rican October 4, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Mariel Fiori, editor of La Voz, writes about the outpouring of donations in the tri-state area – and what to do to make sure that donations are not diverted.

The collection center at Mi Casa Es Puebla is no longer receiving donations. (Photo via El Diario)

Aid for Mexico Abounds in NYC but Shipping Is a Challenge

Environment, Metro Area, Mexican October 3, 2017 at 10:35 pm

Tri-state area donation centers to aid Mexico are at full capacity, but shipments are barely trickling down due to a lack of volunteers to sort the goods according to transportation and customs requirements, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Opinion: Another Latino Politician Embarrasses His Community

Crime, Government, Latino, Metro Area, Opinion October 3, 2017 at 3:32 pm

Reporte Hispano devoted a rare editorial to Paterson, New Jersey, Mayor José “Joey” Torres after he pleaded guilty in a corruption case, arguing that he has shamed all Hispanics.

Aida Pineda (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Thousands of Lives Upended by Westchester’s Immigration Battles

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area October 2, 2017 at 9:01 pm

Although the Westchester Legislature approved a law preventing the police from carrying out immigration activities, the county executive vetoed it, and now over 250,000 Hispanics, a number of them undocumented, fear persecution, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

Our Lady of Victories Parish in Jersey City, NJ (Photo via Filipino Reporter)

Filipino Church in Jersey City Marks 100 Years

Immigration, Metro Area, Religion, Southeast Asian September 29, 2017 at 1:40 pm

The congregation of Our Lady of Victories Parish, now made up primarily of Filipino immigrants, is holding a gala on Sept. 30 as part of a yearlong celebration of its centennial anniversary, writes Filipino Reporter.

Guatemalan band María Bonita (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Guatemalans Expand into Paterson

Central American, Metro Area September 28, 2017 at 10:34 am

As was clear in the latest Central American Independence Day celebrations, the Guatemalan community has grown enormously in Paterson, New Jersey, Reporte Hispano reports.

Lucero Castillo, from Mexico, lost a member of her family in the Mexico City earthquake. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Mexicans, Puerto Ricans Respond to Tragedy Back Home

Environment, Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican, New York, Puerto Rican September 21, 2017 at 6:15 pm

Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in the metro area struggled to get news from their homes, ravaged by a powerful earthquake and a hurricane respectively, and are mobilizing to send help, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

Santos Valentina Granados, the mother of brothers José and Francisco Castillo-Granados said that her sons dreamed of playing soccer professionally. (Photo via El Diario)

Newark Residents: ‘This is A Shooting Zone’

Crime, Metro Area September 20, 2017 at 3:48 pm

The recent murder of two Honduran brothers has put a spotlight on the epidemic of gun violence in Newark, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

The author protesting the repeal of DACA in front of Trump Tower, September 9, 2017 (Photo via The FilAm)

The Need for Research on Filipino Immigration

Immigration, Metro Area, South Asian September 14, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Writing in The FilAm, a Ph.D. candidate in sociology describes her research project concerning Filipino immigrant youths, as well as how “the current literature on Filipino immigrants does not reflect the reality of Filipino-U.S. migration.”

Objections to a proposed memorial to comfort women were heard at a recent council meeting of the borough of Fort Lee. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Koreans, Japanese Tussle Over NJ Comfort Women Memorial

East Asian, History, Metro Area September 12, 2017 at 5:14 pm

A controversy over a proposed memorial to comfort women has developed in Fort Lee, where representatives of two Japanese organizations have raised objections, The Korea Times reports.

(Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Port Chester Celebrates 6th Bolivian Parade and Festival

Culture, Metro Area, South American September 12, 2017 at 3:43 pm

Folkloric groups in the tri-state area showed off their traditional costumes and art at the sixth Bolivian Parade and Festival in Port Chester, Westchester Hispano reports. 

Consul general Ana Lorena Siria de Lara of El Salvador (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

DACA Fallout: Salvadorans Fret for TPS’ Future

Central American, Immigration, Metro Area September 8, 2017 at 5:09 pm

After President Trump’s decision to phase out DACA, Salvadorans in the tri-state area put their plans on hold as they fear that Trump will not extend their temporary protected status, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Photo via Diario de México USA)

Saga of Guadalupe Shrine Removal Gripped Community

Metro Area, Mexican, Religion August 29, 2017 at 4:16 pm

The return of a tree stump with the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe – after a shrine beloved by the Mexican community in Passaic was torn down by the New Jersey city – seems to put an end to a saga that has gripped the local community.

Ron Bautista

Latino Seeks to Be Mayor of Hoboken

Elections 2017, Latino, Metro Area August 25, 2017 at 4:31 pm

Ronald Bautista, a 31-year-old born in Ecuador, seeks to be the first Latino mayor in Hoboken, Reporte Hispano reports.

The Indian Flag is raised at the Capitol Bulding in Hartford, CT (Photo via News India Times)

Tri-state India Day Parades

Culture, Metro Area, South Asian, Traditions August 15, 2017 at 4:32 pm

News India Times reports on numerous smaller Indian independence day celebrations ahead of New York City’s Aug. 20 celebration.