Metro Area

The first LOT Polish Airlines plane arriving from Warsaw at Newark International Airport was greeted with a water salute. (Photo by Sebastian Kunkowski via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Carrier LOT Returns to Newark

Eastern European, Metro Area, Transportation May 11, 2017 at 5:21 pm

LOT Polish Airlines has resumed its Warsaw-Newark International Airport service after a hiatus of four years, reports Nowy Dziennik.

(Photo via Diario de México USA)

Mexican Program Reunites Immigrant Families

Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican May 11, 2017 at 3:25 pm

Twenty-five Mexican families in Paterson, New Jersey, were reunited with their visiting mothers thanks to a special visa program approved by President Obama that the current administration has allowed to continue, Diario de México USA reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

‘Marinera’ Dance Contest in Newark Sends Winners to Peru

Culture, Metro Area, South American May 8, 2017 at 2:29 pm

A Peruvian traditional dance contest held in Newark last weekend chose eight couples who will participate in an international dance competition in Peru, Reporte Hispano reports.

Latino businesses, mainly Mexican, have boosted the Newburgh economy. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Newburgh: The Other ‘Puebla York’

Metro Area, Mexican May 5, 2017 at 5:44 pm

The extensive Mexican community in Newburgh has revitalized the Hudson River town’s economy after the recession and turned it into a favorite recreation destination for Mexicans, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Pedro Ibarra likes to serve egg yolk bread with homemade strawberry ice cream. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

New Jersey Baker Keeps Sweet Mexican Tradition Alive

Business, Food, Metro Area, Mexican May 5, 2017 at 5:35 pm

A baker in Passaic, NJ, born and raised on the border of the Puebla and Tlaxcala states, continues the traditions of his ancestors, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

From left to right: Emma Kreyche, Porfidio Vega, Mariel Fiori, Marco Ochoa, congresista John Faso, Sandra Oxford, Rev. Richard Witt and Fr. Frank Alagna (Photo via La Voz)

Talking Immigration with Congressman John Faso

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, New York May 4, 2017 at 5:54 pm

The editor of the Hudson Valley publication La Voz writes about a meeting that she and other concerned citizens had with New York state Rep. John Faso, representing the 19th district, to discuss issues pertaining to immigrants.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano flyer via Wikimedia Commons)

Fake News Creates Confusion Among Latinos

Latino, Media, Metro Area May 1, 2017 at 5:44 pm

Hispanic communities in New Jersey are being targeted by fake news – for example, that Trump would allow Ecuadoreans or Cubans to enter the U.S. without a visa – that have sowed confusion, Reporte Hispano reports.

Preparing for "A Day Without Immigrants" on May 1 (Photo via Cosecha New Jersey/Facebook)

Newark Prepares for Big Day without Immigrants March on May 1

Immigration, Metro Area April 28, 2017 at 4:40 pm

New Jersey’s community activists are preparing a big rally in Newark, New Jersey, for the upcoming Day Without Immigrants on May 1, Reporte Hispano reports.

A “Man-ologue” – dialogue with men, was staged at the April 22, annual fundraising gala of New Jersey-based women’s support organization Manavi, in Edison, N.J. (Photo courtesy of Manavi via Desi Talk)

Manavi: Helping Indian Victims of Domestic Violence

Metro Area, Social Services, South Asian April 26, 2017 at 12:58 pm

The New Jersey-based nonprofit Manavi, which recently held its annual fundraising dinner, has served Indian and other South Asian victims of domestic abuse for more than three decades. Desi Talk writes about the services provided by the organization and the progress they have made.

Ribbon cutting at the Manara Institute (Photo via Al Hawadeth)

Manara Institute in NJ: Adopting Moderate Thought

Metro Area, Muslim April 18, 2017 at 2:25 pm

The directors of the Manara Institute in New Jersey talked about their objectives at the ribbon cutting for the institute’s new permanent location, Al Hawadeth reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Organizations Propose Path to Sanctuary State for NJ

Immigration, Metro Area April 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Pro-immigrant activists are proposing an eight-step path to declare New Jersey a “sanctuary state,” Reporte Hispano reports.

‘I Am Mercedes’: An Immigrant’s Journey

‘I Am Mercedes’: An Immigrant’s Journey

Central American, Immigration, Metro Area, New York April 12, 2017 at 12:40 pm

Writing for La Voz, a teenager narrates how, fleeing violence in her native Honduras, she arrived in the U.S. and laid roots in her new country. Despite President Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric, she wants to be a senator.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

A Quick Response Network for Potential ICE Detainees

Immigration, Metro Area, Social Services April 12, 2017 at 12:26 pm

New Jersey activists are creating a bilingual “quick response network” to help immigrants who receive a visit from ICE, Reporte Hispano reports.

Hoboken Councilman Ravinder Singh Bhalla (third from left) at an April 9 fundraiser held in Bergen County, New Jersey. (Photo from Facebook)

Sikh Councilman Seeks Re-Election in Hoboken

Elections 2017, Metro Area, Politics, South Asian April 11, 2017 at 3:34 pm

Desi Talk speaks to Ravinder Singh Bhalla, “New Jersey’s only Indian-American Sikh councilman,” as he runs for re-election in Hoboken.

Port Chester Councilman Luis Marino, helping to carry boxes of donated clothes. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Tri-State Area Shows Solidarity with Victims of Floods in Peru

Metro Area, South American April 11, 2017 at 1:15 pm

Thousands of dollars in flood aid have been shipped to Peru from the tri-state area after a still ongoing series of fundraising efforts that include artistic and gastronomic events, Westchester Hispano reports.