Metro Area

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Westchester Legislators Approve Immigrant Protection Act

Immigration, Metro Area August 8, 2017 at 5:37 pm

After a strong community mobilization Westchester County legislators approved a law preventing collaboration between the local police and ICE, although the county executive vowed to veto it, Westchester Hispano reports.

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Morristown Approves Municipal ID

Immigration, Metro Area July 26, 2017 at 4:59 pm

After two years of mobilization in favor of the undocumented community, the town council of Morristown, NJ, approved a municipal ID for its residents, Reporte Hispano reports.

Hanumantha Rao Narra (left). His wife, Sasikala Narra, and son, Anish Narra. (Photo via News India Times)

Opinion: ‘Why This Secrecy’ in Homicide of Indian Mom and Son?

Crime, Metro Area, Opinion, South Asian July 26, 2017 at 4:55 pm

A News India Times commentary criticizes the “secrecy” on the part of law enforcement in the gruesome murders of Sasikala Narra and her son Anish Narra in Maple Shade, New Jersey.

From left: Jorge W. Lopez (Ecuador), Ana Lorena Siria de Lara (El Salvador), Jaime Alberto Acosta (Colombia), Diego Gómez Pickering (México) and Alberto Hart Potestá (Perú)
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Latin American Consuls Join Forces in the Tri-State Area

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area July 19, 2017 at 12:26 pm

Consuls of different Latin American nations joined efforts in New Jersey to work on issues concerning their immigrant compatriots, including conditions at detention centers, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Guelaguetza Folk Fair Expands to Staten Island

Culture, Metro Area, Mexican, Staten Island July 18, 2017 at 4:07 pm

The Mexican community will celebrate this summer’s traditional Guelaguetza Oaxacan folk fair in five different places in the tri-state area, including Staten Island for the first time, Diario de México USA and Impacto Latino report.

(Photo by Deepak Pariyar)

A Nepali Flag-Raising Ceremony in NJ

Culture, Metro Area, South Asian July 11, 2017 at 12:57 pm

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop joined some 100 members of the community in raising the Nepali flag, reports Vishwa News.

Representatives from My Way Development Center, with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (Photo courtesy of the Russian American Federation)

Russian Heritage Month Observed

Culture, Eastern European, Immigration, Metro Area, New York July 10, 2017 at 2:09 pm

Russian Heritage Month, a series of events and exhibits sponsored by the Russian American Federation, is concluding in a few days. Forum Daily and Russkaya Reklama covered some events.

Protesting the death of Rolando Meza Espinoza. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Death of Immigrant Detainee Reveals Poor Conditions at ICE Jails

Immigration, Metro Area July 7, 2017 at 5:01 pm

According to a pro-immigrant group, the death of Honduras-born Rolando Meza-Espinoza at a correctional facility in Kearny, New Jersey, was the result of the poor medical attention provided to ICE detainees, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Screen shot from Carlos Davila youtube channel)

NYC DCA Charges Purveyor of Fraudulent ‘National ID’ for Immigrants

Bronx, Immigration, Metro Area, New York July 6, 2017 at 5:07 pm

The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs has charged Carlos Davila and A New Beginning for Immigrants Rights with numerous violations and seeks more than $1.3 million in fines.

(Photo by Valery Rudnev via Forum Daily)

Belarusians Celebrate Kupalje

Culture, Eastern European, Metro Area July 6, 2017 at 4:44 pm

Belarusians and others gathered in a New York suburb to mark Kupalje, the celebration of long summer days, Forum Daily reports.

Pedro Rodríguez (l.) and Alex Méndez (r.) are waging a daily battle to become the Dominican candidate for mayor of Paterson. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Paterson Dominicans Worry Two Candidates for Mayor May Be Too Many

Dominican, Metro Area, Politics July 6, 2017 at 2:46 pm

The growing Dominican community in Paterson, the biggest in New Jersey, is worried that the two Dominican candidates vying for mayor in the 2018 election will divide its vote and hinder its political power, Reporte Hispano reports.

Chef Ahmet Dursun (Photo via Illyria)

An ‘Ancient Mediterranean’ Dinner in NJ

Eastern European, Food, Metro Area July 5, 2017 at 4:21 pm

A five-course dinner of “ancient Mediterranean cuisine” organized by Albanian community leaders is “the only event of this nature,” writes Illyria in a story on Chef Ahmet Dursun, one of the event’s co-organizers.

(Photo via Diario de México)

First Wedding at Newly Restored Paterson Cathedral Is Hispanic 

Latino, Metro Area, Religion June 30, 2017 at 10:47 pm

On the same day Paterson’s Saint John the Baptist Cathedral reopened after being closed for renovation for 6 years, it also held its first wedding, of a Mexican-Peruvian couple that had met in that same church in 2009, Diario de México USA reports.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Harold & Elaine Shames JCC on the Hudson in Tarrytown. (Photo courtesy of the Shames JCC, via Jewish Week)

A New JCC in Westchester

Jewish, Metro Area, Social Services June 14, 2017 at 5:05 pm

The first JCC to open in Westchester in 40 years had its ribbon-cutting June 7, reports The Jewish Week.

Community activists and Port Chester Councilman Luis Marino arrived at Manhattan’s immigration court to support the release of Marcos Peñaloza. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Community Response Saves Westchester Immigrant from Deportation

Immigration, Metro Area June 6, 2017 at 5:37 pm

A strong mobilization from the Westchester community has saved an Ecuadorean resident of Sleepy Hollow from being deported, Westchester Hispano reports.