Metro Area

(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.

Chef Dale Talde (Photo via Asian Journal)

Talde Brings Filipino-Inspired Food to Jersey City

Food, Metro Area, Southeast Asian February 27, 2015 at 12:36 pm

Chef Dale Talde talks to Asian Journal about running his namesake restaurant, his close relationship with his family, and how his upbringing as a Filipino American influences the food he makes.

Angélica Salgado (left) and her son Pablo with a group of immigrants. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Vowing to Keep Up the Fight on Immigration

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area February 19, 2015 at 2:39 pm

After a federal judge blocked President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, New York immigration advocacy groups joined in protest, El Diario reports.

James Lovell of the Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble, at Trinity College. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via Caribbean Life)

Garifuna Jazz at Trinity College

Black, Culture, Metro Area February 10, 2015 at 3:12 pm

The New York-based Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble added some international flavor to the kickoff of Black History Month at Trinity College, reports Caribbean Life.

A cocaine bag, ready for distribution. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Mexican Cartels Secure Distribution Networks

Metro Area, Mexican February 2, 2015 at 6:10 pm

Whether they are producing methamphetamine in rural NJ or smuggling cocaine and heroin, Mexican drug dealers have secured distribution networks, reports an El Diario investigation.

Keith Kelly with his books, on Jan. 17. (Photo via Korea Daily)

A History Lesson Through Taekwondo

African American, Culture, East Asian, Metro Area January 27, 2015 at 3:02 pm

A New Jersey high school teacher is publishing a series of children’s books told through the eyes of an African-American boy and his Korean taekwondo instructor, reports Korea Daily.

A massive fire devastated the Avalon apartment complex in Edgewater, New Jersey, on Jan. 21. (Photo by Anthony Quintano, Creative Commons license)

Korean Efforts to Help Victims of Edgewater Fire

East Asian, Metro Area, Social Services January 23, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Korean community organizations and the Korean Consulate General are providing aid in the wake of the fire in Edgewater, New Jersey, that destroyed most of the Avalon apartment complex, reports The Korea Times. Twenty percent of the residents are of Korean descent.

These cigarette packs carry tax stamps of the state of Virginia. (Photo via El Diario)

Cigarette Peddlers Worry Yonkers Residents

Business, Crime, Metro Area January 22, 2015 at 4:45 pm

El Diario investigates the lucrative yet dangerous business of selling untaxed cigarettes on the streets with a report from Yonkers.