Metro Area

Jong Chul Lee at his swearing in as deputy mayor of Palisades Park (Photo via Korea Times)

Pleasing the Koreans – and Others – in Palisades Park

Culture, East Asian, Metro Area, Politics August 27, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Jong Chul Lee, the deputy mayor of Palisades Park, wants to make the Lunar New York a holiday for public schools in the New Jersey town in which Koreans account for 50 percent of the population. But some suggest he should hold off, reports The Korea Times.

José Arango, president of the Republican Party in New Jersey (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Latino Republicans in NJ Repudiate Trump’s Immigration Views

Latino, Metro Area, Politics August 25, 2015 at 5:33 pm

Latino GOP leaders in New Jersey characterize Donald Trump’s plan to deport 11 million immigrants as “a fantasy” and “akin to what Hitler did against the Jews,” says Reporte Hispano.

David Dolores, owner of Salsa Picante Restaurant. (Photo by Guadalupe Ramos via Diario de México)

Mexican Restaurants Thrive in Port Chester

Food, Metro Area, Mexican August 24, 2015 at 3:11 pm

Thanks to its affordability and love of cuisine, the Westchester village boasts 14 Mexican restaurants, Diario de México reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Newark Municipal IDs Allow Latinos to Open Businesses

Business, Latino, Metro Area August 21, 2015 at 4:24 pm

Immigrants who live in Newark, New Jersey, have been able to open 25 businesses in the city thanks, in part, to their municipal ID, finds Reporte Hispano.

A seminar on Medicaid services held for Koreans in New Jersey. (Photo courtesy of FGS Korean Community Center via The Korea Times)

Home Aides for Korean Seniors: Two Views

East Asian, Health, Metro Area, Seniors August 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm

In New Jersey, some home aides for Korean seniors may not work all the hours they claim, but the work they’re asked to do may go beyond the job description, The Korea Times reports in two articles.

Lindy Li (seated, in beige dress) at the recent Flushing event. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Congressional Hopeful Gets Support of New York Chinese

East Asian, Metro Area, New York, Politics August 19, 2015 at 6:19 pm

Lindy Li, running for a congressional seat in Pennsylvania, got the support of New York member of Congress Grace Meng and others at a gathering in Flushing, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Students learn how to deal with harassment in school. (Photo by Víctor Matos via El Diario)

Tackling Violence in NJ Schools

Latino, Metro Area, Youth August 18, 2015 at 10:27 am

A leadership camp teaches youths, particularly immigrants, to deal with problematic situations at school, El Diario reports.

Harrison is linked to New York City through the PATH train. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Peruvian Influx and Fútbol Passion Revives Harrison, NJ

Latino, Metro Area August 17, 2015 at 5:42 pm

The “beehive of industry,” as Harrison is known, has benefited from the Red Bull Arena, and the arrival of immigrants, mostly from Peru, El Diario reports.

Celebrating African Culture in Westchester County

Celebrating African Culture in Westchester County

African, Black, Culture, Metro Area August 11, 2015 at 11:32 am

The 2nd Annual Festival of African Cultures, a collaboration between the organization Thirst for Water and the city of Mount Vernon, was held in the Westchester County city on August 8.

Preparing the chair that Pope Francis will use when he holds Mass at Madison Square Garden on Sept. 25. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hispanic Workers Prepare for Pope’s NYC Visit

Health, Latino, Metro Area, Religion August 10, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Ahead of the Sept. 24-25 visit, day laborers are building the chair Pope Francis will use as he holds Mass, while wives of day laborers are embroidering altar cloths for the liturgies he will officiate, reports El Diario.

Police shattered the window of a car in which a 2-year-old boy was left unattended, in Hackensack, New Jersey, on July 30.

Koreans Raise Concerns After Toddler Left in Car by Mom

East Asian, Metro Area, Youth August 3, 2015 at 6:16 pm

Cases of Korean parents leaving their children in the car in the sweltering heat – with the most recent incident taking place in New Jersey – often result from cultural differences and a lack of understanding in terms of child safety, experts tell The Korea Times.

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

They Came to Morristown from Montenegro – That’s Montenegro, Colombia

Metro Area, South American July 30, 2015 at 11:32 am

For more than 40 years, immigrants from Montenegro, Colombia, have settled in Morristown, New Jersey, finds El Diario.

"Nations market" at Park Peter Francisco in the Ironbound (Photo by Alexandre Soares)

How Samba and Saudade Found a Place in Newark

Immigrants keep coming to the Ironbound, home to the largest Portuguese and Brazilian communities in the tri-state area.

Representatives of the Korean community in Palisades Park at a briefing on July 15 following the revocation of the parking fee increase. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Opinion: In Palisades Park, Korean Clout at Work

Business, East Asian, Metro Area, Opinion July 22, 2015 at 5:53 pm

The Korean community in Palisades Park, New Jersey, has succeeded in getting the mayor to reverse a plan to increase parking fees in the business area, which is dominated by Korean-owned businesses, Korea Daily reports.

Seniors gathered at the Wendy's in Ft. Lee, NJ. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Fort Lee Wendy’s Welcomes Korean Seniors

East Asian, Metro Area, Seniors July 15, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Korean seniors have been frequenting the Wendy’s in Fort Lee, New Jersey, for a decade, and find a warm welcome, in contrast to how seniors at a McDonald’s in Flushing were treated a year ago, The Korea Times reports.