Post Tagged with: "Connecticut"

Jadwiga Swietkowski and her husband. (Photo via change.org petition)

Poles Petition Homeland Security to Save Immigrant From Deportation

Eastern European, Immigration, Metro Area March 1, 2016 at 1:32 pm

The women behind a Polish-American Facebook group are hoping to reverse a deportation order for Jadwiga Swietkowski, who came to the U.S. on a crewman’s visa, reports Nowy Dziennik.

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A Celebration of Kosovo Independence at the CT Capitol

Culture, Eastern European, Metro Area February 24, 2016 at 4:43 pm

Albanians were joined by other ethnic communities in a celebration of Kosovo independence on Feb. 16 at the Connecticut State Capitol, reports Illyria.

Celebrating Albanian heritage in Waterbury. (Photo via Illyria)

Albanian Center Gets a Boost from ‘Wunderkind’

Eastern European, Education, Metro Area April 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Philanthropist Richard Lukaj has given the Albanian Community Center in Waterbury, Connecticut, a new computer lab, reports Illyria. The donation will allow the center to offer language and skills classes to improve the lives of community members.

James Lovell of the Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble, at Trinity College. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via Caribbean Life)

Garifuna Jazz at Trinity College

Black, Culture, Metro Area February 10, 2015 at 3:12 pm

The New York-based Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble added some international flavor to the kickoff of Black History Month at Trinity College, reports Caribbean Life.

CT Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Resonates Among NY Chinese

CT Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Resonates Among NY Chinese

East Asian, In the News, Metro Area, Transportation June 4, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Sing Tao Daily reports that some Chinese community leaders hope New York will follow the example of Connecticut, which now lets undocumented immigrants obtain a driver’s license. And in the meantime, some in the community may even relocate to the neighboring state to get a license.

Typical betting scene in East Fordham Road at weekends. (Photo by Zaira Cortes/EDLP)

Street Scammers Target Latino Workers

Crime, Latino August 3, 2012 at 6:19 pm

The quick-handed and quick-witted scam artists who ply their trade on East Fordham Road in the Bronx often target Latino immigrants hoping to make a few extra bucks on their way home from work, reported El Diario La Prensa.

A packed bus heading to the casino. (Photo via Korea Times)

‘Casino Bus’ Entices Korean-American Seniors to Gamble

Culture, East Asian July 24, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Some Korean-Americans worry that the cheap “casino buses” that take hundreds daily to regional casinos from Flushing and other Asian-American neighborhoods are causing gambling problems, especially among Korean and Chinese seniors, reported the Korea Times.

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