Following a Polish immigrant’s recent suicide attempt on the Kosciuszko Bridge, Nowy Dziennik speaks to Polish-American therapists about the state of mental health in the Polish community.
The Russian American Officers Association was officially accepted as a fraternal organization of the NYPD, Sheepshead Bites reports.
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.
Founder Jacqueline Kapaj-Vieira has started the Albanian American Educators Association to connect local educators and celebrate the members’ common background, reports the Bronx Times.
In Kingsbridge Heights, the Kassian Benevolent Society’s Greek community center serves as a social hub for its 200 members, most of whom come from the small island of Kasos, reports The Riverdale Press.
Writers and other friends gathered to remember Larisa Shenker, editor of Slovo/Word and a force in the Russian-speaking community in the U.S., Russkaya Reklama reports.
Early, a new Polish-owned cafe, has opened in Greenpoint and features Polish items on its menu, including the “zappie,” reports Nowy Dziennik.
The Sag Harbor Express follows Ihor Yantukhovskyy and Sergey Sakhno on an ice fishing trip on the eastern end of Long Island as they partake in a hobby that reminds them of growing up in Ukraine.
Two friends hope to bridge the divide between longtime Polish locals and newer non-Polish residents through a language class, reports Greenpoint Gazette.
Christina’s Restaurant in Greenpoint serves as a mini Polish cultural center where food, discussions and performances thrive, reports Nowy Dziennik.
A program sponsored by the Russian American Jewish Experience appears to be successfully connecting Russian Jews – raised in secular households – with their heritage, reports The Jewish Week.
In his memoir Kenan Trebinčević confronts the war and people of his childhood homeland. And it starts off with a lounge in Astoria named after a Yugoslavian leader, reports Queens Chronicle.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle takes a photographic and mouth-watering tour of the Brighton Beach area, known as “Little Odessa.”
The Józef Pilsudski Institute of America, which houses Polish-American archives, as well as a library and artwork, is moving to Greenpoint, reports Nowy Dziennik.
St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Poughkeepsie, the only cultural gathering spot for Polish Americans in the Hudson Valley, faces an uncertain future, reports Nowy Dziennik.