Post Tagged with: "Polish"

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Unconscious Polish Immigrant Patient Sent to Hospital Back Home

An uninsured Polish man suffered a stroke and without his consent or knowledge, was sent from a N.J. hospital to one in southwestern Poland, reports Nowy Dziennik. Diplomats question the legality of the move and fear it could set a dangerous precedent.

(Photo from John Liu's Facebook page via Nowy Dziennik)

Greenpoint Poles Rally Behind John Liu

Eastern European, Elections 2013, In the News, Politics June 18, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Polish business and organization leaders gathered in Greenpoint to endorse mayoral candidate John Liu, citing his immigrant background and relationship with the community, report Nowy Dziennik.

Queens Polish Parish Marks 100 Years

Queens Polish Parish Marks 100 Years

Eastern European, History, Queens, Religion June 4, 2013 at 10:39 pm

Holy Cross Parish in Maspeth, Queens, celebrates a century of service in the Polish community. Nowy Dziennik looks at milestones in the church’s history and how Poles have been celebrating the anniversary.

Polish leaders want to make sure there's Kosciuszko Bridge for years to come. (Photo via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Group Presses to Ensure Kosciuszko Bridge Retains Name

Eastern European, Transportation May 16, 2013 at 6:21 pm

As the Kosciuszko Bridge prepares to mark 75 years and undergo a major overhaul, Polish leaders want to make sure that the upgrade won’t mean that the bridge loses the name of the Polish general who fought in George Washington’s army, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Rep. Michael Grimm during a meeting with Ryszard Schnepf. (Photo from Grimm's Facebook via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Reap Support from Rep. Grimm

Brooklyn, Government, Politics, Staten Island May 2, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Rep. Michael Grimm, whose district represents large Polish enclaves, has become a co-chair of the Congressional Polish Caucus. The congressman has build support in the community by learning the issues important to them, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Sahadi's started out as a Middle Eastern food store but has expanded into an international gourmet business. (Photo by JolieNY, Flickr Creative Commons License)

An Earful of Immigrants at Work

Business, Immigration, In the News, Labor, Mexican May 1, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds features “audio postcards” in which people from an immigrant background talk about their job, from a Polish-American worker at Greenpoint bakery Peter Pan to the Lebanese-American owner of family-run food store Sahadi’s.

Ambassador doesn't want the movie "Our Fathers, Our Mothers" to air in the U.S. (Photo via

Poles Take Issue with WWII Portrayals

Culture, Eastern European, In the News April 16, 2013 at 11:45 am

Two articles in Nowy Dziennik challenge the way Poles are portrayed in accounts of World War II when the country was occupied by the Nazis. The first takes issue with a movie, the second with a phrase in a newspaper article.

Marzanna, a Slavic symbol of winter and death. (Photo by Janusz Skowron via Nowy Dziennik)

Bidding a Polish Farewell to Winter

Culture, Eastern European, Traditions March 28, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Following Polish folk tradition, Polish-American seniors burned and tossed Marzanna figures into the waters of the East River to welcome spring, reports Nowy Dziennik.

The Polish Center in a postcard from around 1930 to 1945. (Photo from Boston Public Library/Flickr Creative Commons License)

Iconic Polish Center Looking for Savior

Culture, Demographics, History March 19, 2013 at 5:03 pm

The beautiful Polish Center of Yonkers has played an important role for the Polish community for over 90 years. But the building had to be put up for sale and the board is now hoping for a buyer that will honor its Polish roots, reports Nowy Dziennik.

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Poles Hopeful with Obama’s Immigration Reform Draft

Eastern European, Immigration, In the News February 21, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Local undocumented Polish immigrants share their stories of living without papers with Nowy Dziennik, as well as their reaction to the leaked draft of the White House’s immigration plan, which would offer an opportunity for legal residency after eight years.

Greenpoint residents could view and comment on the first submitted ecological projects (Photo by Wojtek Maślanka/Nowy Dziennik)

Putting the ‘Green’ Back in Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Environment February 19, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Greenpoint residents are encouraged to submit proposals on how to spend the $19.5 million from ExxonMobil for environmental projects. Residents gathered to review and discuss ideas submitted to date, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Syrena, the largest Polish bakery in Greenpoint, prepared 25,000 paczeks, or Polish doughnuts, for Fat Thursday. (Photo via The Brooklyn Ink)

Polish Doughnuts for Fat Thursday

Culture, Eastern European, Food February 8, 2013 at 5:05 pm

In accordance with tradition, Poles in Greenpoint celebrated Fat Thursday by eating paczeks, or large Polish doughnuts, complete with frosting, fillings and 350 calories, reports The Brooklyn Ink.

Mayor Koch at the Puerto Rican Day Parade. (File photo from El Diario-La Prensa)

Koch Through a Gay, Latino and Polish Perspective

Featured Posts, Latino, LGBTQ, Politics February 5, 2013 at 4:42 pm

A day after a Who’s Who of New York’s politicians from the last 40 years gathered at Temple Emanu-El on Fifth Avenue to bid farewell to Mayor Ed Koch, Gay City News, El Diario-La Prensa and Nowy Dziennik add to the coverage of his passing with insight into the other sides of Koch.

Three Months On, Still Struggling After Sandy

Three Months On, Still Struggling After Sandy

Business, Environment, Featured Posts, Housing, Social Services February 4, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Residents and businesses in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island continue to rebuild their livelihoods three months after Hurricane Sandy destroyed much of it. The community and ethnic press looks at neighborhoods and groups still struggling to recover.

Members of the Polish American Police Association of New Jersey attend the 2012 Pulaski Parade. (Photo via Nowy Dziennik, courtesy of PAPA-NJ)

NJ Polish Cops Launch ‘Long Overdue’ Association

Crime, Eastern European, Labor February 4, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Polish officers in New Jersey now have their own organization. Six months after its founding, the Polish American Police Association of New Jersey has 90 members, who engage in activities that benefit Poles locally and back home, reports Nowy Dziennik.

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