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Voices of NY Staff

Voices of NY Staff

February 12, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Karen Pennar has a long career as a journalist and has also worked in health care and written plays. Karen’s first reporting job was at the Journal of Commerce, where she wrote about foreign currencies. She subsequently worked for nearly two decades at BusinessWeek Magazine, where as Economics Editor andRead More

Hospitals in Bergen County expand Korean translation services and increase Korean-American medical staff

Uncategorized July 5, 2002 at 12:00 am

As the number of Korean patients rapidly increases, hospitals in Bergen County, New Jersey, are setting up hubs to provide services in Korean and secure Korean medical staff. Because most Koreans do not have medical insurance and have trouble using hospital facilities due to the language barrier, the hospitals willRead More

Angélica Vélez, 34, from Ecuador, and her family were discriminated against for being Hispanic. (Photo via El Diario)

Public Advocate Criticizes Courts for Discrimination  

Immigration, Latino, Queens August 15, 2017 at 4:46 pm

Letitia James’ office confirmed the complaints of Hispanic women who said they were mistreated and denied translation services at Queens Surrogate’s Court, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Council members at a hearing. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Council Races a Test to Latino and Women’s Power 

Elections 2017, Government, Latino, Politics, Women August 14, 2017 at 4:58 pm

As women’s representation in the New York City Council may be diminished after the upcoming municipal election, some worry that Melissa Mark-Viverito’s exit will also portend a weakened Latino influence, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Councilman Mathieu Eugene, who won his seat in a 2007 special election, is seeking a third full term. (William Alatriste for the NYC Council, via City Limits)

Challenging Incumbent Mathieu Eugene

Brooklyn, Elections 2017 August 14, 2017 at 4:21 pm

City Limits reports on incumbent City Council member Mathieu Eugene and his challengers.

(Photo via El Diario)

As Moya’s Prospects Improve, So Does Ecuadoreans’ Clout in the City

Culture, Queens, South American August 7, 2017 at 8:03 pm

Ecuadoreans in Queens celebrated their 35th Independence Day Parade by reflecting on their community’s growing influence in the city, exemplified in the rising prospects of Francisco Moya in the upcoming Democratic City Council primaries, El Diario/La Prensa and Queens Latino report.

With quite a few live poultry shops, like this one in Flushing, already established in Chinese neighborhoods, some in the food industry wonder if chicken from China can find a customer base in the U.S. (Photo by Peter Chu via World Journal)

Chinese May Shun Chicken Imported from China

Business, East Asian, Food, New York July 27, 2017 at 2:42 pm

The first shipment of cooked chicken from China, following a new trade deal with the U.S., arrived in early July. World Journal finds that Chinese in New York hesitate to buy the meat.

Dr. Xiaoliang Zhang's office on Street. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Doctor, Pharmacies and Billing Fraud in Flushing

Crime, East Asian, Health, Queens July 20, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Two stories in Sing Tao Daily examine Medicaid and Medicare fraud in Flushing – involving a popular Chinese doctor and some neighborhood pharmacies.

‘A Cultural Plan for All New Yorkers’

‘A Cultural Plan for All New Yorkers’

Culture, New York July 19, 2017 at 5:15 pm

The city released CreateNYC, its cultural plan for the city, which includes special attention to underserved and low-income populations.

Members of the Polska Running Team raised $900 for Jas Karwowski, a 4 year old fighting an eye cancer (Photo via Polska Running Team)

For ‘Polska’ Athletes Running is the Only Legal Drug

Eastern European, Sports July 17, 2017 at 3:08 pm

The Polska Running Team, which celebrated its 10th anniversary, recently participated in a race to commemorate Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis who died shielding a Polish soldier from a suicide bomber in Afghanistan, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Rabbi David Bauer, director of social justice programming at CBST, speaks about his experience with HIV, in a “Voices of Community” video from the synagogue. (Screen shot via video)

First HIV Prevention Training for Jewish Clergy

Health, Jewish, Manhattan July 10, 2017 at 4:20 pm

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah organized the first training for rabbis, synagogue staff and Jewish leaders that focused on HIV treatment, prevention and stigma, reports Tablet.

Protesting the death of Rolando Meza Espinoza. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Death of Immigrant Detainee Reveals Poor Conditions at ICE Jails

Immigration, Metro Area July 7, 2017 at 5:01 pm

According to a pro-immigrant group, the death of Honduras-born Rolando Meza-Espinoza at a correctional facility in Kearny, New Jersey, was the result of the poor medical attention provided to ICE detainees, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Photo by Lan Mu via World Journal)

A ‘Garden of Hope’ for Chinese Human Trafficking Victims

East Asian, New York, Social Services, Women June 23, 2017 at 5:50 pm

On the occasion of the 13th year of Garden of Hope NY, World Journal looks at how the nonprofit has supported Chinese victims of sex trafficking and how those victims ended up in the U.S.

At the Adhikaar June 8 event. (Photo via Everest Times)

Adhikaar: Stories of Help at a Fundraiser

New York, Queens, Social Services, South Asian June 21, 2017 at 12:31 pm

The organization Adhikaar, which helps members of the Nepalese community, held an event June 8 to review its accomplishments and raise money, Everest Times reports.

Practicing tai chi at Queens Community House in Rego Park (Photo from Queens Community House via World Journal)

Chinese Seniors Staying Away From Social Services?

East Asian, Government, Seniors, Social Services June 16, 2017 at 4:01 pm

According to a staff member at a Queens senior center, an increasing number of Chinese seniors who are eligible for social services shy away from the benefits because of immigration concerns, reports World Journal.