Chef Mathias Brogie of The Living Room Restaurant on Long Island tells the The Sag Harbor Express how he has adapted the traditional Swedish Christmas smorgasbord to the American dinner table.
In stories from the World Journal, City Council member Margaret Chin and local Asian groups are calling for the indictment of Officer Peter Liang over the shooting death of Akai Gurley.
In front of the Colombian Consulate in New York, Colombians protested plans to eliminate the seat representing them in their country’s Congress, El Diario reports.
The New York Chinese Opera Society wants to broaden the reach of the Beijing opera to mainstream audiences in NY and other international cities, reports SinoVision, which attended a staging of the famous opera, “The Orphan of Zhao.”
Cuban exiles in New Jersey do not welcome the U.S. government’s announcement that it will reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba, El Diario reports.
Four schools in the Bronx have been selected for the city’s School Renewal Program, and another has been named a Community School. All will receive assistance to help in turning performance around, reports The Hunts Point Express.
Brooklyn start-ups got a boost from the Brooklyn Public Library’s 11th annual PowerUP! competition, Brooklyn brief reports.
In New York, there was widespread horror at the Taliban attack Dec. 16 that left more than 140 dead at the Army Public School in Peshawar.
In a video on Afrikanspot, the African owner of Assana’s Hair Braiding Center in Harlem says “it’s not fair” and it “really, really hurts” that customers are staying away over fears of getting Ebola.
El Diario interviewed Dominicans about proposed changes in the abortion law in the Dominican Republic, which is being debated by the country’s Congress.
Changing demographics in Bensonhurst require that paramedics communicate with residents in many different languages, and volunteers are beginning to help.
Following the “nut rage” incident on Korean Air, Korean-American groups are calling for a boycott of the airline over the company’s actions, reports Korea Daily.
Students at Bard High School Early College have been organizing others to protest police brutality, The Lo-Down reports.
For the Puerto Rican community in the Bronx, the annual coquito competition gives an opportunity to celebrate culture and Christmas, reports Hunts Point Express.
Tenants of 590 Bushwick Ave. are fighting eviction by a new owner, following years of paying rent month-to-month, Brooklyn Brief reports.