Metro Area

Former immigrants tell why they returned to Mexico and what advice they have for others.

Former Mexican immigrants tell their story

Immigration, In the News, Latino, Metro Area, Mexican November 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Five former immigrants in Neza, Mexico tell why they returned and what advice they have for those still living in the US.

Republicans count votes at election headquarters at the Wallington Exchange restaurant in Wallington, NJ..

Poles elected to city council in N.J.

Eastern European, Metro Area, Politics, Uncategorized November 17, 2011 at 11:49 am

Polish Americans see victory in the Nov. 8 elections.

Images like St. Patrick's Day 1867 anger the Hibernians.

Irish see red over honor for Nast

Metro Area, Western European November 17, 2011 at 11:35 am

Thomas Nast created the image of Santa Claus and Uncle Sam’s beard, but an Irish Catholic organization in NJ says he doesn’t belong in the state’s Hall of Fame.

Celebrating in Englewood Cliffs, with Gloria Oh.

Communities see victories in NJ elections

Metro Area, Politics November 16, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Several communities saw their members get elected to local and state positions in New Jersey last Tuesday, Nov. 8. Some made history by becoming the first in their community to be elected to public office.

Medicare fraud debate in Korean community

East Asian, Health, In the News, Metro Area, Opinion November 14, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Medicare fraud occurs in the Korean American community often because the elderly do not realize the gravity of committing the fraud, and because of hospitals taking advantage of elderly men and women with limited English-language skills.

Filipino wins Jersey election

Metro Area, Opinion, Politics, Southeast Asian, Uncategorized November 14, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Rolando Lavarro’s win for city councilmember of Jersey City, NJ was a historic moment for the city’s Filipino American community.

Filipino wins Jersey election

Metro Area, Opinion, Politics, Southeast Asian, Uncategorized November 14, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Rolando Lavarro’s win for city councilmember of Jersey City, NJ was a historic moment for the city’s Filipino American community.

Hispanics win elections in NJ

Latino, Metro Area, Politics, Uncategorized November 14, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Several Hispanic nominees triumphed in state and local elections in the Garden State on Nov. 8.

Celebrating in Englewood Cliffs, with Gloria Oh.

Korean-Americans win elections in NJ

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics, Uncategorized November 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Korean Americans win councilmember seats in Englewood Clilffs and Harrington Park, both in New Jersey, increasing the number of Korean American councilmembers in the state to six.

Suffolk rallies against hate

Suffolk rallies against hate

Immigration, In the News, Metro Area, Politics November 11, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Focusing on the new administration elected on Tuesday to lead Suffolk County, the Long Island Immigrant Alliance held a rally Wedmesdau outside the Suffolk Legislature to call for making Suffolk a “Hate Free Zone.”

Bilingual debate focuses on immigrants’ issues

Bilingual debate focuses on immigrants’ issues

Immigration, In the News, Metro Area, Politics November 8, 2011 at 11:07 am

Nearly five hundred people attended the first-ever bilingual debate between candidates for Suffolk County executive.

Can Kosher butcher shops survive?

Can Kosher butcher shops survive?

Culture, Economy, In the News, Metro Area October 31, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Jewish shoppers who once detoured from the supermarket to the Kosher butcher shop aren’t making that second stop now. Instead they troll the Kosher meat aisles of supermarkets and big box stores. As a result, according to Jewish Week, the mom-and-pop butcher shop is an endangered species.

Protesting in Newark against an immigration detention center.

Activists protest immigrant detention center

Immigration, Metro Area October 25, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Brazilians were among those who took part in the 14th annual protest rally and march by IRATE and First Friends against the treatment of detained immigrants in Newark, NJ.

Joselo Lucero

Brother of hate crime victim fights back

Immigration, In the News, Latino, Metro Area October 21, 2011 at 4:31 pm

When Joselo Lucero came to the United States as a teenager, he could immediately feel the difference from his native Ecuador. “I knew the rules in Ecuador, I knew how things worked,” he recalls. “No one told me that I didn’t belong or to go back to Mexico.” He remembersRead More

A journey of art, from Caracas to Millerton

A journey of art, from Caracas to Millerton

Culture, Metro Area, South American, Uncategorized October 12, 2011 at 4:53 pm

“The price that is put on a piece of art should be in accordance to what the artist has achieved.” This was what Camilo Rojas, distinguished artist and professor, told me before wishing me goodbye alongside his wife, artist Virginia Lavado. Camilo and Virginia are two of the most inspiringRead More