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.
El Diario investigates the lucrative yet dangerous business of selling untaxed cigarettes on the streets with a report from Yonkers.
Cubans living in Union City, New Jersey, are hopeful about new regulations allowing travel to Cuba, but also express questions about the changes, El Diario reports.
A vodou ceremony in New Jersey connects participants with their African roots and honors both the living and the dead, Feet in 2 Worlds reports.
Two extremist Japanese groups filed a petition with officials of Palisades Park, N.J., asking that no class be taught about Korea’s comfort women.
Mitsuwa, the largest Japanese supermarket in the tristate area, has seen a decline in Japanese customers since the 1990s but many turn out in December as the community gears up for New Year’s.
The New York Immigrant Assistance Consortium, a public-private partnership of nonprofits, politicians, and foreign consulates has been formed to help immigrants navigate the new administrative relief programs recently announced by President Obama.
Domestic violence in Korean families is attributed to the reluctance to share private family matters and a consequent delay in reporting abuse, Korea Daily reports.
A Spaniard who once lived in Brazil sells unusual handicrafts through her Brazilian Home Collection business in Passaic, New Jersey, and in Bryant Park in Manhattan.
In the absence of holy water, Nepalese made do when celebrating the festival of Chhath, reports Khasokhas.
Human trafficking is happening right in the Hudson Valley and the majority of investigations against traffickers starts with someone speaking up, says an opinion piece in La Voz.
With over 6 million views on YouTube and around a hundred shows a year, the comedy troupe is becoming a phenomenon of ethnic humor.
Eighteen-year-old Jeremy Whaley was introduced to Korean culture and Korean language via taekwondo and says it changed his life, Korea Daily reports.
Two Dominican candidates hope to gain more visibility for their community in New Jersey, El Diario reports.
Gloria Oh says flyers have singled her out for criticism in connection with the proposed LG construction because she is Korean American, reports Korea Daily.