Tag Archives: New Jersey
At LEAP Academy in Camden, NJ, a press conference to announce the three students from Camden who will be participating in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's Ready to Lead NextGen program.   Here, US Senator Robert Menendez shakes the hand of Michelle Panchana, who will be participating in the R2L program. ( APRIL SAUL / Staff )

Camden Students to Participate in Latino Youth Leadership Program

By Efrain Nieves Three Camden, NJ students will be attending the 2013 Ready To Lead Next Generation, or R2L NextGen. “During the the week-long program, the students will learn the importance of their role as engaged citizens and how they can affect positive change in their communities and their nation, according to a news release from […]

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Chef Eddie Cotto Jr. owner of the only Puerto Rican cuisine restaurant in Jersey City, New Jersey Me Casa.

Entrepreneurial Latinos: Chef Eddie Cotto, Jr.’s ME CASA

By Victoria Cepeda As per AHAA.org, between 2002 and 2007 the number of Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States increased by 43.6 percent to 2.3 million, more than twice the national rate of 18.0 percent. More than half of Hispanic business owners (55 percent) were born in the U.S.  Of the sampled group,  the number […]

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At La Pola

The Best Cuban Sandwich At La Pola

By Victoria Cepeda After a long day running about we decided to indulge and treat ourselves to a Sandwich cubano, croquetas de jamon (ham croquettes), empanadas de carne (ground beef patties) and a steamy cafe con leche. The choice of location was simple. We headed straight to La Pola located at 5400 Palisade Avenue in West New York, NJ. It’s the […]

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