Metro Area

Mayor Ras Baraka lent his image for the Newark municipal ID model. (Photo via El Diario)

Newark to Launch Municipal ID in July

Government, Metro Area May 28, 2015 at 5:06 pm

New Jersey’s largest city will issue municipal IDs to its residents, regardless of their immigration status, El Diario reports.

Elderly parishioners at the St. Joseph of the Palisades in West New York were offered fake tickets to see Pope Francis when he visits in the fall. (Photo by Jimmy Emerson, DVM, Creative Commons license)

Papal Tickets Scam Targets Hispanics

Metro Area, Religion, Seniors May 19, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Senior Hispanic parishioners have been offered fraudulent tickets to see Pope Francis on his next visit to New York, El Diario reports.

Sampling beef lengua, laing at bacalao and the crisp fish skin chips, and other foods from restaurants participating in Filipino Restaurant Week. (Photo by Vivian Talambiras Cruz via The FilAm)

Two Weeks of Filipino Cuisine

Food, Metro Area, Southeast Asian May 12, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Filipino Restaurant Week runs for the first time in the metro area from May 11 to 23. The FilAm attended the launch event.

"Adam Centaur" (1976-82), found at Shelter Island Sculpture Park (Photo via Ernst Neizvestny Studio)

A Legendary Russian-American Artist Turns 90

Culture, Eastern European, Metro Area May 5, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Russian-American sculptor, painter, writer, and philosopher Ernst Neizvestny recently celebrated his 90th birthday with his wife, sister and a rotating array of friends and luminaries, Russkaya Reklama reports.

Korean food being offered at Palisades Park Jr/Sr High School in New Jersey in 2012. A new program will offer Korean lunch choices once a week to elementary students in Palisades Park. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Korean School Lunches Coming to One NJ Town

East Asian, Education, Food, Metro Area April 22, 2015 at 3:56 pm

An organization that promotes Korean healthy food choices has reached an agreement to offer Korean lunch selections once a week at a New Jersey elementary school, The Korea Times reports.

Varli Food Festival in Woodbridge, New Jersey (Photo via News India Times)

Indian Food Festival for Kids Promotes Healthy Eating

Food, Metro Area, Youth April 21, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Hundreds came out for the Varli Food Festival for Kids in Woodbridge, New Jersey, an event to teach children about healthy eating and regional cuisines from India, reports News India Times.

The proposal for a municipal ID states that every agency must accept the card as valid identification. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Plan for Newark Municipal ID Moves Forward

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area April 20, 2015 at 5:02 pm

The mayor of Newark has proposed a bill that could make the city the first in New Jersey to issue a municipal ID, El Diario reports.

(Photo by Jackie Snow via Juvenile Justice Information Exchange)

NJ Teen Reviews Juvenile Offender Cases

Criminal Justice, Metro Area, Youth April 9, 2015 at 12:37 pm

A New Jersey teen is serving on a Juvenile Conference Committee that reviews cases against first- and second-time offenders charged with minor crimes. Juvenile Justice Information Exchange reports on his experiences.

(Photo via El Diario)

Racist Groups Harass Day Laborers in Ne­w Jersey

Immigration, Metro Area April 6, 2015 at 7:05 pm

From the Minuteman-inspired United Patriots of America to the Ku Klux Klan, hate groups abound in the Garden State, El Diario reports.

Celebrating Albanian heritage in Waterbury. (Photo via Illyria)

Albanian Center Gets a Boost from ‘Wunderkind’

Eastern European, Education, Metro Area April 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm

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.

On March 27, the local fire department and the police arrived because a gas leak report that was made at Broadway Avenue in Palisades Park, New Jersey, where Korean businesses are concentrated. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Korean Merchants Worry About Other Gas Leaks

East Asian, Metro Area April 1, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Korean merchants worry about the possibility of further gas leaks like the one that occurred in the East Village at the site of a Korean-owned restaurant, The Korea Times reports.

Hwa-cha Kwon. (Photo courtesy of SAY)

Seniors Teach Korean via Computer from Seoul

East Asian, Education, Metro Area, Seniors March 30, 2015 at 5:50 pm

Yongmin Cho has developed the Seniors and Youth program, which connects Princeton students eager to learn Korean, with Korean seniors in Seoul, reports Korea Daily.

Staffers at Englewood  Hospital and Medical Center in New Jersey at their first Korean language class. (Photo via Korea Daily)

In NJ, Learning Korean to Better Serve Patients

East Asian, Health, Metro Area March 27, 2015 at 3:58 pm

Staff members at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center eagerly signed up for Korean classes in a bid to better serve and communicate with the Korean patients who use the hospital, Korea Daily reports.

More cleanup of the Bronx River is planned. (Photo by Skyler Reid via The Hunts Point Express)

Cleaning Up the Bronx River

Bronx, Environment, Metro Area March 6, 2015 at 5:23 pm

A plan to cut sewage waste in the Bronx River by 10 percent was deemed insufficient by some community activists, and overflow from Westchester County is blamed in part for the problem, the Hunts Point Express reports.

Antonio with Mexican activist Elvira Arellano during a presentation at Bard College. (Photo via La Voz)

‘We are Essential to This Nation’

Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican March 4, 2015 at 1:24 pm

A farmworker, and father, chronicles his arduous day on the job in the Hudson Valley, as part of a project from the Rural & Migrant Ministry nonprofit to collect stories from farmworkers in New York state. La Voz publishes his story.