Immigrants keep coming to the Ironbound, home to the largest Portuguese and Brazilian communities in the tri-state area.
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.
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.
The America Burma Buddhist Association held a Burmese food bazaar in New Jersey to raise money for the expansion of facilities at its meditation center in Manalapan.
A survey conducted by Nowy Dziennik of Polish Americans in the metro area found that a majority want Poland to be included in the Visa Waiver Program. A revised congressional bill could give the community their biggest chance yet for that to happen.
Some Korean bookstores are deciding to open a shop-within-a-shop, adding coffee shops or other vendors, to reduce costs and boost sales, reports Korea Daily.
As cases of MERS continue to be reported in Korea, groups from New York that had been planning home visits during the next couple of weeks are cancelling, while those with trips scheduled for August are still on schedule for now, The Korea Times reports.
Tataksaludnyc 2015, Filipino designer Renee Salud’s upcoming show in New Jersey, will present collections that feature indigenous fabrics from the Philippines, and “culturally hip” Filipiniana terno gowns, reports The FilAm.
Bergen County officials have barred entry to a community garden cultivated by Korean seniors for 17 years, on the grounds that it was run without permission, reports The Korea Times. The seniors, however, say the move doesn’t make any sense.
Local Koreans who recently visited Korea report fearful reactions from co-workers and others, reports The Korea Times.
International Park in Perth Amboy recognizes the diverse ethnic groups of the New Jersey town, including the Polish community, which had the largest turnout at the recent dedication ceremony, reports Nowy Dziennik.
New Jersey’s largest city will issue municipal IDs to its residents, regardless of their immigration status, El Diario reports.
Senior Hispanic parishioners have been offered fraudulent tickets to see Pope Francis on his next visit to New York, El Diario reports.
Filipino Restaurant Week runs for the first time in the metro area from May 11 to 23. The FilAm attended the launch event.
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.