Politics

Jeb Bush Jr. at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Chinatown on August 21. (Photo via World Journal)

Jeb Bush Jr. Visits Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics August 31, 2015 at 9:30 pm

Jeb Bush Jr. visited Chinatown on Aug. 21 – before his father’s controversial remarks concerning “anchor babies” – to campaign among Chinese Republicans in the community, reports World Journal in a couple of articles.

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.

Ali Najmi (Photo via Times Ledger)

Ali Najmi Feels Like a Winner in Queens Race

Politics, Queens, South Asian August 20, 2015 at 3:41 pm

Lawyer Ali Najmi is confident he’s running a winning campaign for the 23rd district council seat in Queens, writes Times Ledger.

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.

Adela Esiquio, with her children Ester del Carmen and Jesus Granados, at El Centro del Inmigrante on Staten Island. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Indigenous Immigrants in NYC Face Language Barriers

Education, Immigration, New York, Politics August 12, 2015 at 9:33 am

Indigenous communities from Latin America, who do not speak English or Spanish, call for more representation in state and city agencies, El Diario reports.

Grace Meng (Creative Commons license photo via Wikipedia)

A ‘Misunderstanding’ Over Book on ‘Comfort Women’

East Asian, History, Politics April 14, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Rep. Grace Meng did not intend a snub when she refused the offer of a book on Korean “comfort women,” her office explained to The Korea Times.

The President of the New York City Council’s Committee on Immigration sees the New York ID cards as a huge victory. (Photo by Enrique Soria via Diario de Mexico)

Carlos Menchaca: ‘I am Responsible for Creating Bridges’

Brooklyn, Immigration, Latino, Mexican, Politics April 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Carlos Menchaca is becoming a non-traditional leader for the Mexican community in the Big Apple and for immigrants in general, reports Diario de México.

Fatima Ashraf and her husband Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, with their sons Ismael (at left) and Yousef (Photo courtesy of Fatima Ashraf)

Countering the Effects of Surveillance and Distrust

Black, Featured Posts, Muslim, Police, Politics, Voices' Picks March 17, 2015 at 12:55 pm

In this audio report, the mother of two young boys discusses how to deal with the effects of mistrust that police surveillance engenders, while a community activist urges the political empowerment of Muslims in New York.

A waste facility in the south bronx (Photo by Sarah Crean via New York Environment Report)

Fighting for ‘Waste Equity’ in Trash-Burdened Areas

Bronx, Brooklyn, Environment, Health, Politics, Queens February 25, 2015 at 5:18 pm

A bill before the City Council would help to promote greater “waste equity” and relieve three neighborhoods – the South Bronx, North Brooklyn and Southeast Queens – of the heavy waste processing burden they carry for the city’s trash, reports New York Environment Report.

Melissa Mark-Viverito giving her first State of the City address.

Mark-Viverito, the State of the City, and Immigrant Rights

Immigration, New York, Politics February 11, 2015 at 4:42 pm

A progressive agenda, including a focus on immigrant rights, has characterized Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s first year, Gotham Gazette reports.

Carlos Menchaca at a Red Hook event last year. (Photo via The Red Hook Star Revue)

Opinion: Menchaca ‘Has Held Fast to Principles’

Brooklyn, Business, Opinion, Politics February 6, 2015 at 5:40 pm

The Red Hook Star-Revue offers a spirited defense of Carlos Menchaca, who was ousted as co-leader of the Brooklyn City Council delegation on Feb. 5.

(Photo by Thomas Hawk, Creative commons license)

Opinion: The Rockaways Need More Than a Ferry

Opinion, Politics, Queens February 6, 2015 at 5:16 pm

An editorial in The Wave expresses disappointment at what Mayor Bill de Blasio had to say about the Rockaways.

Assemblyman Carl Heastie (c) flanked by the Bronx Delegation, thanks supporters for backing him for Assembly Speaker.
(Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

Heastie: Good News for the Bronx

Bronx, Politics February 4, 2015 at 4:50 pm

The election of Carl Heastie as NYS Assembly speaker “effectively changes the trajectory of the Bronx,” writes Norwood News.

Leila Eliot, 16, a new C.B. 3 member, second from left, and other young people interested in community boards and participants in a mock budget exercise. (Photo by Dusica Sue Malesevic via The Villager)

Getting Teens on Community Boards

New York, Politics, Youth January 29, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer recently hosted an informational meeting to encourage teens to serve on community boards, The Villager reports.