Metro Area

Cubans dancing in Union City (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

A Documentary about NJ’s Most Populated Latino City

Culture, Latino, Metro Area April 16, 2018 at 4:18 pm

The documentary “Union City, U.S.A.” chronicles the biggest predominantly Latino city in New Jersey, sometimes called “Havana on the Hudson,” Reporte Hispano writes.  

An attendee expressing his joy at the Turban Day celebration of Vaisakhi in Times Square April 7. (Photo by Peter Ferreira via News India Times)

World Record Set at Turban Day

Manhattan, Metro Area, Queens April 11, 2018 at 4:34 pm

Turban Day is one of several events held in the New York metro area in April to celebrate the Vaisakhi festival, which marks the founding of the Sikh faith, writes News India Times.

For the "midnight snackers," a wide array of bites, from Gourmet Binatog (boiled corn kernals) to Purple Soup or Guinataan. (Photo via The FilAm)

NJ Food Truck Offers Filipino Comfort Food

Business, Food, Metro Area, South Asian April 4, 2018 at 4:51 pm

Marisse “Popsie” Panlilio of Popsie’s Food Truck sells Filipino comfort food in Jersey City. She shares her story with The FilAm.

Cholo Organization (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Group Gives Scholarships to Peruvian Youths

Metro Area, Social Services, South American, Youth April 3, 2018 at 5:01 pm

At New Jersey-based nonprofit Cholo Organization, students raise funds to provide grants to low-income students of Peruvian descent, Reporte Hispano reports.

Chasoo Park (left) and SukJoon Min, meeting the April 2 deadline for filing for the Democratic primary in Palisades Park, NJ (Photo via The Korea Times)

Will Korean Voters Divide over Candidates in NJ?

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics April 2, 2018 at 9:30 pm

The race for mayor of Palisades Park has gotten competitive, with two Korean candidates seeking to unseat Mayor James Rotundo in the forthcoming Democratic primary, reports The Korea Times.

Streit’s is the only matzo company that uses a convection oven to bake their matzo, allowing it to be browned on both sides. (Photo by Jenny Powers via The Forward)

Streit’s Matzo Now Made in Rockland County

Business, Food, Jewish, Metro Area March 20, 2018 at 4:03 pm

The Forward visits Streit’s, the historic Lower East Side matzo bakery now located in Rockland County, as it makes its “Kosher for Passover” matzo.

Immigrant families celebrate in front of the Westchester County office. (Photo via El Diario)

Westchester Approves Law to Protect Immigrants

Immigration, Metro Area March 13, 2018 at 4:42 pm

The Westchester legislature approved the Immigration Protection Act, which prohibits county employees from using its resources to carry out the job of federal immigration authorities, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A visual from Storychatter. (Facebook image via News India Times)

Indian Mythology, via Animated Videos

Education, Metro Area, South Asian, Traditions, Youth February 27, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Two New Jersey siblings started Storychatter to convey Indian mythology to Indian-American children, reports News India Times.

Community advocate Melissa Enriquez-Rada is running for a Bayonne City Council seat. (Photo provided to the Philippine Daily Mirror)

FilAm Runs for NJ Council Seat

Elections 2018, Metro Area, Politics, Southeast Asian February 13, 2018 at 3:18 pm

The Philippine Daily Mirror speaks to Melissa Enriquez-Rada, the first Filipino American to run for a city council seat in Bayonne, New Jersey.

Antonio Flores-Lobos and Mariel Fiori (Photo by Manuel Blas via La Voz)

La Voz Launches Daily Radio Show in Kingston

Media, Metro Area February 5, 2018 at 4:55 pm

Editors of the Hudson Valley magazine La Voz started a daily radio show at WKNY Radio Kingston, which switched its programming from commercial music to community-oriented, La Voz reports.

New York City Immigration Court is located at 26 Federal Plaza (Screen shot via video by Kate Ryan)

Delays in NY Immigration Courts on the Rise

Immigration, Metro Area, New York January 30, 2018 at 5:34 pm

New York’s immigration courts between the metropolitan area and Long Island are among the most overworked in the country, leaving as many as 80,000 immigrants waiting in limbo for years, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Rosa Santana (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

An ‘Urgent’ Need for Pro Bono Lawyers in NJ’s Immigration Courts

Immigration, Metro Area, Social Services January 29, 2018 at 3:26 pm

A member of a New Jersey organization that visits immigration detainees talks to Reporte Hispano about two recent deaths under custody, and asks the new governor for more pro bono immigration lawyers.

New Jersey State Sen. Vin Gopal being sworn in by Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney, Jan. 16, as his parents Indu and Kris Gopal, look on. (Photo courtesy of Vin Gopal via News India Times)

‘It’s Important to Assimilate’

Metro Area, Politics, South Asian January 29, 2018 at 3:13 pm

In a News India Times story, Vin Gopal, the first Indian-American elected to the New Jersey Senate, gives some advice to the community about becoming politically active.

The Rutherford Irish American Association (Photo via Irish Central)

New Irish Organization in NJ

Culture, Metro Area, Western European January 16, 2018 at 5:07 pm

In six months, the Rutherford Irish American Association has gained hundreds of members and organized the New Jersey town’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade, reports Irish Central.

Long Island cook Hugo Rodríguez. Salvadorans fear that their families will be separated when TPS comes to an end.
(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Salvadorans Fear Family Separation after TPS Suspension

Central American, Long Island, Metro Area, New York January 9, 2018 at 5:03 pm

As the Trump administration decided not to renew the temporary protected status (TPS) for more than 250,000 Salvadorans, activists warn of the “catastrophic impact” on New York City’s socioeconomic and immigration-related matters, El Diario/La Prensa reports.