Metro Area

Destruction left behind by Hurricane Sandy. (Photo courtesy of Rockaway Youth Task Force via Amsterdam News)

Sandy, Five Years On

Brooklyn, Environment, Metro Area, Queens October 27, 2017 at 8:48 pm

For the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, numerous community publications marked the occasion.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop speaks with Team Fulop behind him. From left to right: Jermaine Robinson, Mo Kinberg, John Hanussak, Mira Prinz Arey and Rolando Lavarro. (Photo by Amira Allahh via Philippine Daily Mirror)

Jersey City Fil-Ams Rally Behind Incumbents at ‘Pulongbayan’

Elections 2017, Metro Area, Southeast Asian October 26, 2017 at 3:40 pm

Filipinos in Jersey City rallied behind the mayor and the first Filipino member of the city council in their re-election bids at a Pulongbayan, or town meeting, report Philippine Daily Mirror and Filipino Reporter.

Kangwon Lee, president of the Korean Cuisine Globalization Committee, donating a rice cooker to Pomptonian Food Service at Valley Regional Old Tappan High School on Oct. 18. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Food Added to Northern NJ School Menus

Education, Food, Metro Area October 23, 2017 at 3:13 pm

An increasing number of public high schools in northern New Jersey now have Korean food on the menu following efforts by the Korean Cuisine Globalization Committee, reports Korea Daily.

South Street Seaport (Photo via The Indian Panorama)

Diwali Celebrated Across the NYC Area

Culture, Metro Area, South Asian October 20, 2017 at 4:09 pm

See how Hindus across the tri-state region marked Diwali during the month of October, in a roundup of stories from the Indian press.

Ticket stub for NJ concert given by Nassif Zeytoun earlier this year. (Photo via Feet in 2 Worlds)

From Damascus to Jersey City: One Immigrant’s Story

Immigration, Metro Area, Middle Eastern October 19, 2017 at 4:17 pm

A young Syrian refugee speaks to Feet in 2 Worlds about struggling to adjust to a new life in New Jersey.

Hispanic Candidates Vie For Paterson Board Of Education

Hispanic Candidates Vie For Paterson Board Of Education

Education, Elections 2017, Metro Area October 18, 2017 at 4:40 pm

As the Paterson school district’s oversight will return to the city after being managed by the state of New Jersey for 26 years, Reporte Hispano interviews two Hispanic candidates to the Paterson Board of Education: Fannia Santana and Joel Ramírez. 

Eloísa Aquino (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hispanics in NJ Hope For a Change in State Government

Elections 2017, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area October 11, 2017 at 5:12 pm

As the New Jersey gubernatorial election approaches, immigrants plead for more protection, driver’s licenses for undocumented people, tax cuts and assistance for students, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

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.