Politics

(Photos via Kings County Poltiics)

Barron’s Challenger Hormeku to Receive More Matching Funds

Brooklyn, Politics July 19, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Kings County Politics is reporting that the challenger to City Council member Inez Barron is set to receive more matching funds from the city than Barron.

Attorney Hemalee J. Patel,with her son, Saam, is running for judge In the 6th Municipal District Civil Court primary race. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Patel Running for Civil Court Judgeship

Brooklyn, Elections 2017, Politics, South Asian July 18, 2017 at 5:15 pm

Indian-born Hemalee J. Patel is running for the position of civil court judge in the 6th municipal district in Brooklyn, Kings County Politics reports.

Venezuelans show the ink on their fingers, proof that they voted. (Photo via El Diario)

Large Venezuelan Turnout in NY for Plebiscite

New York, Politics, South American July 17, 2017 at 5:24 pm

Venezuelans in the tri-state area expressed hope and worry as they participated in large numbers in this Sunday’s unofficial referendum held in restaurants, small businesses and churches, El Diario/La Prensa 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.

Along with Korean nail salon owners and dry cleaners in Flushing, Queens, on Jan. 19, Assemblymember Ron Kim requested that $50 million be added to the 2017 state budget to fund struggling small businesses. (Photo via Korea Daily)

State Aid: Too Little, Too Late for Korean Businesses?

Business, East Asian, New York, Politics June 23, 2017 at 11:14 pm

Korean nail salon and dry cleaning business owners are considering leaving the business because of costly new regulations, and they doubt that new legislation awaiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature will help, reports Korea Daily.

Alison Tan is challenging two-term Councilman Peter Koo. (Photo by Jon Cronin via Queens Tribune)

Alison Tan, Peter Koo’s Challenger, on Developers and More

East Asian, Elections 2017, Politics, Queens, Real Estate June 23, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Alison Tan, a Flushing community board member, is challenging City Council member Peter Koo. Her husband Ron Kim of the NYS Assembly initially endorsed Koo, Queens Tribune reports.

Leaders of the American-Pakistani  Public Affairs Committee at the advisory board meeting June 5. (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer for Voices of NY)

American-Pakistani Group Urges Unity

Politics, South Asian June 7, 2017 at 5:05 pm

A new organization, the American-Pakistani Public Affairs Committee (APPAC), aims to unite diverse community organizations in promoting the community and raising its political profile.

Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras in her Corona, Queens office. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Julissa Ferreras Departure Upends City Council, Latino Politics

Elections 2017, Latino, New York, Politics June 3, 2017 at 12:13 am

Council member Julissa Ferreras-Copeland’s announcement that she won’t seek re-election has shaken the City Council and Latino politics, not only because her seat is now up for grabs but also because she was expected to succeed Melissa Mark-Viverito as speaker, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Ángela Ramos will run to represent the 9th District. (Photo via Via Noticia Long Island)

Ángela Ramos Announces Candidacy for the Suffolk Legislature

Dominican, Immigration, Long Island, Politics June 1, 2017 at 11:18 am

Dominican-born Angela Ramos, wife of Assemblyman Phil Ramos, will run for the Suffolk County Legislature, Noticia Long Island reports.

Omar Freilla of Greenworker Cooperatives, Danny R. Peralta of The Point CDC and Wanda Salaman of Mothers on the Move stand in front of the vandalized mural. (Photo via The Hunts Point Express)

Vandalized Chavez Mural Stirs Political Controversy

Bronx, Politics, Social Services June 1, 2017 at 11:00 am

The repeated vandalism of a Hugo Chavez mural in the South Bronx is suspected by some to be the work of outsiders who support the right wing in Venezuela, reports The Hunts Point Express.

Hispanic New Jersey Mayors Blast Trump Budget

Hispanic New Jersey Mayors Blast Trump Budget

Government, Latino, Metro Area, Politics May 26, 2017 at 6:10 pm

Several Hispanic mayors of New Jersey towns fret that President Donald Trump’s budget will have devastating effects on the local economy and education, Reporte Hispano reports.

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis visited the Community News Group newsroom on May 18 to discuss her campaign for mayor. (Photo by Jordan Rathkopf via Times Ledger)

Malliotakis on de Blasio’s Policies

New York, Politics May 25, 2017 at 5:23 pm

Time Ledger published a wide-ranging interview with Republican mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis.

Carlos Menchaca on May 13 at the event where he announced his re-election campaign. (Photo by Kadia Goba via Kings County Politics)

Menchaca Announces Re-election Bid

Elections 2017, Government, Politics May 16, 2017 at 3:34 pm

Supporters of Carlos Menchaca gathered in a Sunset Park restaurant on May 13 as the City Council member kicked off his re-election bid, reports Kings County Politics.

(Screen shot from Theatre of the Oppressed NYC video)

Fifth ‘Legislative Festival’ of Theatre of the Oppressed NYC

BRIC TV talks to members of Theatre of the Oppressed NYC about their current “Legislative Fest.”

On May 9 at a restaurant in Palisades Park, New Jersey, Koreans watch TV news, waiting for the result of the South Korea’s presidential election. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Reactions to Korea Election Results Mixed in Metro Area

East Asian, New York, Politics May 9, 2017 at 10:54 pm

Koreans in the NYC metro area offered mixed reactions to the election of former human rights lawyer Moon Jae-in to be their country’s next president, Korea Daily reports.