Monsy Alvarado, North Jersey News

Monsy Alvarado

North Jersey News

Woodland Park, CO, United States

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Past articles by Monsy:

As number of unaccompanied minors crossing border rises, NJ arrivals try to start new life

After a pandemic lull, young migrants are crossing into the U.S. in record numbers. Many end up in New Jersey, where they try to start anew. → Read More

Loved and Lost: Herminio Garcia was founder of the Mexican Independence Parade of Passaic

He emigrated from Mexico, and did an array of jobs, working up from dishwasher to head waiter at the 21 Club. He later owned 12 apartment buildings. → Read More

Loved and Lost: Lorenzo Perez Martinez built swimming pools, but didn't get to build his own

Lorenzo Perez Martinez emigrated from Mexico, and dreamed of building a pool for his own family, which included seven children. → Read More

Thirteen inmates in quarantine as Bergen County jail COVID outbreak continues

A spokeswoman said none of the inmates reported severe symptoms and that the Bergen County jail COVID outbreak was contained to one unit. → Read More

Bill to bar new immigrant detention contracts with ICE advances in NJ legislature

The legislation would prevent Bergen, Essex and Hudson counties from renewing controversial agreements to house ICE detainees at local jails. → Read More

Stranded in India: These NJ families are not able to come home due to COVID restrictions

Travel restrictions have led several New Jersey residents of Indian ancestry to be stuck in India while COVID-19 continues to batter the country. → Read More

ICE detainees and corrections officers clash at Bergen County Jail over contraband search

The melee started when corrections officers discovered contraband in the detainee's cells. → Read More

NJ to provide $275 million in pandemic relief to small businesses, undocumented immigrants

Much of the small-business relief would go to bars and restaurants, child-care centers and others hard hit by a year of coronavirus lockdowns. → Read More

Undocumented immigrants, passed over for COVID relief, press Murphy for financial help

Advocates note that the undocumented include agricultural workers who play a key role in the state economy. → Read More

Essex County will end contract to house ICE detainees at Newark jail

Immigration detainees will be fully removed from the jail by the end of August, after the county reached a deal to house Union County inmates instead. → Read More

Loved and Lost: Michael Jasper, beloved personal trainer, guided people to healthier lives

Michael Jasper was a model, a bodyguard, personal trainer, father, and grandfather. He was tough on clients who veered off their fitness regimen → Read More

15 Bergen County jail inmates quarantined after positive COVID-19 tests

Fifteen inmates at the Bergen County jail tested positive for COVID-19 and have been placed in quarantine, Sheriff Anthony Cureton said Tuesday. → Read More

Landlord of private ICE detention center in Elizabeth files suit to terminate lease

Portview Properties wants a judge to terminate the lease agreement for breach of contract and order the building be vacated by CoreCivic Inc. → Read More

Are Bergen and Hudson counties phasing out of ICE detentions at their jails?

A day after Essex County announced they were phasing out housing ICE detainees, Bergen and Hudson counties may be following suit. → Read More

New Jersey set to open up driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants, joining more than a dozen states

New Jersey will join 15 other states and the District of Columbia in offering licenses to non-citizens regardless of legal status. → Read More

NJ to expand driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants May 1. Here's how it will work

A new state law will make licenses available to immigrants, the homeless, domestic violence survivors and others who lack the usual documentation. → Read More

Undocumented immigrants get cash assistance from New Jersey pandemic charity

NJ's first lady Tammy Murphy distributed gift cards to undocumented immigrants on Saturday in East Orange for the Pandemic Relief Fund, a charity. → Read More

NJ still hasn't bridged the racial gap in COVID vaccination. Here's what's going wrong

New Jersey has made some progress in recent weeks, but COVID vaccine supplies and online access continue to be a problem. → Read More

Rite Aid adds priority COVID vaccine days for teachers, school staff, childcare workers

The Rite Aid COVID vaccine schedule now includes priority scheduling days for New Jersey teachers, school staff and childcare providers. → Read More

'The best thing you can do': Waldwick lights up blue for 4-year old boy battling cancer

Blue ribbons hung on flag poles around town Saturday, as volunteers handed out 1,000 blue lightbulbs to honor 4-year old Cole McKeon. → Read More