Post Tagged with: "New Jersey"

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy shakes the hand of student Maria del Cielo Mendez. (Photo from the Office of the Governor via El Diario)

As NJ Passes DREAM Bill, NY Dreamers Wonder: What About Us?

Education, Government, Immigration May 10, 2018 at 5:32 pm

Immigrant groups cheer legislation in New Jersey signed into law that allows undocumented college students to qualify for financial aid, while noting that New York lags behind, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Kirssy Arroyo. New Yorkers talk about the potential effects of the legalization of marijuana in New Jersey. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Activists Fear Legal Weed in NJ Might Increase Criminalization in NY

Government, Metro Area May 9, 2018 at 4:50 pm

As New Jersey takes steps to legalize marijuana, Hispanic residents and leaders in New York City worry that this would lead to increased traffic and the prosecution of people of color across the Hudson, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Pedro Mejia being sworn in. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Mejía is First Dominican in NJ Legislature

Dominican, Government, Metro Area April 23, 2018 at 5:12 pm

Pedro Mejía, a Secaucus businessman who immigrated to the U.S. when he was 15, was sworn in as the first Dominican state representative in the New Jersey General Assembly, Reporte Hispano reports.

Rosa Santana (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

An ‘Urgent’ Need for Pro Bono Lawyers in NJ’s Immigration Courts

Immigration, Metro Area, Social Services January 29, 2018 at 3:26 pm

A member of a New Jersey organization that visits immigration detainees talks to Reporte Hispano about two recent deaths under custody, and asks the new governor for more pro bono immigration lawyers.

New Jersey State Sen. Vin Gopal being sworn in by Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney, Jan. 16, as his parents Indu and Kris Gopal, look on. (Photo courtesy of Vin Gopal via News India Times)

‘It’s Important to Assimilate’

Metro Area, Politics, South Asian January 29, 2018 at 3:13 pm

In a News India Times story, Vin Gopal, the first Indian-American elected to the New Jersey Senate, gives some advice to the community about becoming politically active.

The Rutherford Irish American Association (Photo via Irish Central)

New Irish Organization in NJ

Culture, Metro Area, Western European January 16, 2018 at 5:07 pm

In six months, the Rutherford Irish American Association has gained hundreds of members and organized the New Jersey town’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade, reports Irish Central.

Bergen County Prosecutor and state attorney general nominee Gurbir Grewal with Gov.-elect Phil Murphy (Photo via Phil Murphy/Twitter)

First Sikh-American State Attorney General?

Government, Metro Area, South Asian December 12, 2017 at 4:56 pm

Gurbir Grewal, New Jersey Gov.-elect Phil Murphy’s pick for state attorney general, could become the first Sikh in the country to serve in the position, writes News India Times.

Lt. Col. Kamal Singh Kalsi (Photo courtesy of Sikh Coalition via News India Times)

Sikh Army Doctor Joins Murphy’s Transition Team

Metro Area, South Asian November 15, 2017 at 5:12 pm

Lt. Col. Kamal Singh Kalsi is one of several Indian Americans named to Gov.-Elect Phil Murphy’s transition team, reports News India Times.

Governor-elect Phil Murphy with members of Make the Road New Jersey during his campaign. (Photo via Facebook)

Murphy’s Victory Lifts Hopes of NJ Hispanic Community

Government, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area November 13, 2017 at 5:01 pm

As advocates are hopeful that the victory of Gov. Phil Murphy in New Jersey will bring positive changes for Hispanics, the elected governor has named a Latino to run the transition team, Reporte Hispano reports.  

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Indian-American Victories on Election Day

Elections 2017, Metro Area, South Asian November 8, 2017 at 4:02 pm

New Jersey will have its first Sikh mayor and first Indian-American state senator, reports News India Times in its coverage of state wins.

Kangwon Lee, president of the Korean Cuisine Globalization Committee, donating a rice cooker to Pomptonian Food Service at Valley Regional Old Tappan High School on Oct. 18. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Food Added to Northern NJ School Menus

Education, Food, Metro Area October 23, 2017 at 3:13 pm

An increasing number of public high schools in northern New Jersey now have Korean food on the menu following efforts by the Korean Cuisine Globalization Committee, reports Korea Daily.

Eloísa Aquino (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hispanics in NJ Hope For a Change in State Government

Elections 2017, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area October 11, 2017 at 5:12 pm

As the New Jersey gubernatorial election approaches, immigrants plead for more protection, driver’s licenses for undocumented people, tax cuts and assistance for students, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

Objections to a proposed memorial to comfort women were heard at a recent council meeting of the borough of Fort Lee. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Koreans, Japanese Tussle Over NJ Comfort Women Memorial

East Asian, History, Metro Area September 12, 2017 at 5:14 pm

A controversy over a proposed memorial to comfort women has developed in Fort Lee, where representatives of two Japanese organizations have raised objections, The Korea Times reports.

Consul general Ana Lorena Siria de Lara of El Salvador (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

DACA Fallout: Salvadorans Fret for TPS’ Future

Central American, Immigration, Metro Area September 8, 2017 at 5:09 pm

After President Trump’s decision to phase out DACA, Salvadorans in the tri-state area put their plans on hold as they fear that Trump will not extend their temporary protected status, 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.