Metro Area

Queens children appeal for release of detained dad

Kids press for detained dad’s release

Immigration, Metro Area, Queens December 15, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Two Queens children are asking the federal government to release their dad from an immigration detention center in New Jersey. Bangladesh national Taimur Hussain has been detained at the Elizabeth Detention Center for eight months.

Press release from the Office of the District Attorney on the indictment of Dr. Kulik and his wife, Oksana Shulim.

Medicaid fraud charges for Russian-American doctor, wife

Brooklyn, Health, In the News, Metro Area December 14, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Dr. Pavel Kulik, a specialist in internal organs, wouldn’t want anyone to investigate his internal affairs. Kulik’s name translates in English to mean sandpiper. And while Russians refer to the old proverb “Every sandpiper swaggers about his swamp,” this is probably not a swamp he’d like to swagger about.

Congressman Andre Carson

Congressman calls Muslim women to politics

Communities, Culture, Metro Area, Politics December 14, 2011 at 1:00 pm

At a dinner held in New York, Congressman André Carson of Indiana called for Muslims, women in particular, to get involved in American politics.

Turkish cooking classes in New Jersey provide more than lessons in preparing dishes.

Turkish dishes for the holidays

Eastern European, In the News, Metro Area December 13, 2011 at 4:26 pm

The women’s branch of Turkish Cultural Center in New Jersey (TCCNJ) held Turkish cooking classes, just in time for students to include Turkish dishes in their holiday menus.

Riders against privatization of Nassau County bus service.

Hundreds protest MTA bus privatization plan

Economy, Latino, Metro Area December 9, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Saying privatizing public transportation in Nassau County will hurt workers and residents who rely on the county’s buses, several hundred people—many of them immigrants from Latin America–turned out for a hearing on the issue on Dec. 5.

A Polish American radio station comes to the New York region.

Polish American radio coming to NY

Culture, Eastern European, In the News, Metro Area December 6, 2011 at 2:25 pm

A new Polish language radio station launches in December. Polskie Radio USA will air from Teaneck, NJ at frequencies 1160 AM and 1520 AM. The idea for the new station came from Ewa Strzałkowska, formerly a program director for Polskie Radio Nowy Jork 910 AM, which was dissolved half aRead More

Daniel Altschuler, president of the Long Island Civic Engagement Table (far left), next to Elizabeth Bonilla, of New York Communities for Change, and Magdalena Flores, Alexandra San Juan and Carlos Ramos of Make the Road New York.

Children of immigrants hope for change in Suffolk

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, Politics December 5, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Suffolk County’s growing Latino population made itself heard in the rise in youth voter turnout for the election of a new county executive.

L.I. Jewish center unites religions

L.I. Jewish center unites religions

Culture, In the News, Metro Area November 30, 2011 at 2:21 pm

It’s called the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center in Commack, L.I., but twice a week a Roman Catholic nun serves food to seniors there; a Muslim imam works with high school and college students from a variety of backgrounds; and once a week, the pool is closed so that observant Jewish and Muslim women can swim together while preserving their modesty.

Peconic Landing retirement home in Greenport, Long Island

When government audits, immigrants lose

Economy, Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, Opinion November 30, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Immigrant workers lose jobs at retirement home in Long Island.

Rallying against the Congressional hearing on the "extent of radicalization" in the American Muslim community back in March 2011.

New news outlet serves Muslims

African, In the News, Metro Area November 29, 2011 at 11:43 am

Muslim Community Report will cover the diverse Muslim and African communities in the New York metropolitan area.

Indian discuss diaspora issues

Immigration, In the News, Metro Area, South Asian November 28, 2011 at 3:53 pm

The Indian ambassador joined over 200 people of Indian descent from the Americas to discuss issues important to the diaspora.

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.