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
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Hospitals in Bergen County expand Korean translation services and increase Korean-American medical staff
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
The one-woman team behind the Caribbean American Center of New York reflects on three decades of running the social services organization in a Caribbean Life story.
El Diario reports on the immigrants who took part in the “Day Without Immigrants” protest, and the employers who supported them. Queens Latino, meanwhile, takes a look at how the demonstration shuttered parts of Roosevelt Avenue.
Bill Perkins, who served on the City Council from 1998-2005, handily won a special election for the 9th district seat. But he’ll have to run again in the primary, reports Amsterdam News.
B&H Photo Video warehouse workers and their supporters rallied on Feb. 12 to protest the company’s plans to relocate the warehouse to New Jersey.
Immigrants expressed great hopes as a legislative package, including the Dream Act once again, was proposed in Albany to extend protection for immigrants, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Protesters came out in force to oppose President Trump’s ban on entry into the U.S. of individuals from seven countries.
The Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation will open an Indian Cultural Unit to serve the growing community in parts of Queens and Long Island, reports Times Ledger.
Kings County Politics reports on the new Sanctuary Restaurants Movement and the Brooklyn eateries that have joined the cause.
The planned closure of three Bronx schools, among a total of six schools the DOE will close due to poor academic performance, causes worry among the mostly Hispanic parents, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Local 78, a Queens-based union with 1,700 Ecuadorean members, is leading the New York efforts to help victims of the earthquake in Ecuador, Impacto New York reports.
Residents, political leaders and the agency itself fear that the new government will cut part of the $2 billion the New York public housing program receives, to devastating effect, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
While providing meals and paying visits to elderly members of the community, Korean organizations hope to raise awareness of the isolation felt by seniors who live alone, particularly after a few passed away over the holidays, reports The Korea Times.
A review of letters sent by New York kids to Santa Claus via the U.S. Postal Service’s “Operation Santa” show that many Hispanics have included petitions related to immigration, El Diario/La Prensa reports.