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, 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.
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.
Lawyer Ali Najmi is confident he’s running a winning campaign for the 23rd district council seat in Queens, writes Times Ledger.
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.
Indigenous communities from Latin America, who do not speak English or Spanish, call for more representation in state and city agencies, El Diario reports.
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.
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.
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 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.
A progressive agenda, including a focus on immigrant rights, has characterized Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s first year, Gotham Gazette reports.
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.
An editorial in The Wave expresses disappointment at what Mayor Bill de Blasio had to say about the Rockaways.
The election of Carl Heastie as NYS Assembly speaker “effectively changes the trajectory of the Bronx,” writes Norwood News.
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer recently hosted an informational meeting to encourage teens to serve on community boards, The Villager reports.