Post Tagged with: "Rolando Lavarro"

Community advocate Melissa Enriquez-Rada is running for a Bayonne City Council seat. (Photo provided to the Philippine Daily Mirror)

FilAm Runs for NJ Council Seat

Elections 2018, Metro Area, Politics, Southeast Asian February 13, 2018 at 3:18 pm

The Philippine Daily Mirror speaks to Melissa Enriquez-Rada, the first Filipino American to run for a city council seat in Bayonne, New Jersey.

Hoboken Mayor Ravinder Bhalla being sworn in by Sen. Cory Booker. (Photo via Twitter)

History Made as Elected Officials Sworn In

News India Times, the Filipino Reporter and Brooklyn Daily Eagle cover the swearing-in ceremonies of Hoboken Mayor Ravinder Bhalla, Jersey City Councilman-at-large Rolando R. Lavarro Jr., and Brooklyn Civil Court Judge Elena Baron.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop speaks with Team Fulop behind him. From left to right: Jermaine Robinson, Mo Kinberg, John Hanussak, Mira Prinz Arey and Rolando Lavarro. (Photo by Amira Allahh via Philippine Daily Mirror)

Jersey City Fil-Ams Rally Behind Incumbents at ‘Pulongbayan’

Elections 2017, Metro Area, Southeast Asian October 26, 2017 at 3:40 pm

Filipinos in Jersey City rallied behind the mayor and the first Filipino member of the city council in their re-election bids at a Pulongbayan, or town meeting, report Philippine Daily Mirror and Filipino Reporter.

Recently-elected Jersey City Councilman Rolando Lavarro, Jr. (left) with Filipino Reporter columnist Manuel L. Caballero. (Photo via Filipino Reporter)

History Made for Fil-Ams in Jersey City Elections

Rolando Lavarro has become the first Filipino American to not only serve on City Council in New Jersey’s second-largest city, but also to hold an elected position in the municipality. A Filipino Reporter editorial applauds the election results and presents a list of “demands” on the part of the community.

Councilman Rolando Lavarro Jr. (Photo via Asian Journal)

Political Drama for Filipinos in Jersey City

In the News, Politics, Southeast Asian February 19, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Was it community betrayal or pure politics that caused Jersey City’s first Filipino council member to reject the nomination of the city’s first Filipino chief judge, thereby turning “nay” into the majority vote? Local Filipino publications point towards politics, but for some in the community, the missed opportunity remains disappointing.