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The Principal of P.S.71 Indiana Soto (first from left) informed the interested parents about the requirements involved in launching the Dual Polish Language Program. From left: Andrzej Cierkosz, president of the Dobra Polska Szkola Foundation and teachers: Barbara Falkowska and Michelle Rafalko. (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

First Steps to a Polish Language Program in Ridgewood

Eastern European, Education, Queens February 22, 2018 at 5:15 pm

Parents in Ridgewood are hopeful that P.S. 71 will soon have the city’s second Polish Dual Language Program, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Tibetan New Year Observed

Tibetan New Year Observed

Featured Posts, Immigration, Queens, South Asian February 20, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Members of the Tibetan community observe the Tibetan New Year at a temple in Jackson Heights.

A poster at a bus shelter at Northern and Parsons boulevards in Flushing, put up there by Bayside resident Ted Han, urges people not to be deceived by propaganda from North Korea. (Photo by Ted Han via Queens Chronicle)

Queens Koreans Divided Over Olympics

East Asian, Politics, Queens February 8, 2018 at 4:59 pm

Some Korean immigrants in Queens vehemently oppose North and South Korea coming together for the Olympics, reflecting a generational gap on the issue, finds Queens Chronicle.

Andrea Marra of Jackson Heights is running for Jose Peralta's state senate seat. (Photo courtesy of Andrea Marra via QNS)

Andrea Marra Challenges Jose Peralta

East Asian, Politics, Queens February 8, 2018 at 4:56 pm

Jackson Heights resident Andrea Marra would become the first Asian American in the state Senate and the first transgender member of the state legislature if she wins the race for the District 13 seat, reports QNS.

Members of the judiciary singing at Kings County Supreme Court. (Photo by Rob Aburzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Marking Black History Month

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, History, Queens February 7, 2018 at 1:08 pm

A wide range of exhibits, performances and events are planned to mark Black History Month.

Herbie Morscher behind the counter of his family-owned pork store, which has called Ridgewood home since 1955. (Photo by Ryan Kelley via QNS)

A German Butcher Shop Survives in Ridgewood

Business, Food, Queens, Western European February 6, 2018 at 5:33 pm

QNS takes a look at how Morscher’s Pork Store has managed to operate in the same location since 1955 amid changing demographics.

Catalina Cruz (Photo via El Diario)

Dreamer Catalina Cruz Seeks NY Assembly Seat

Elections 2018, Immigration, Latino, Politics, Queens January 31, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Queens Latina Dreamer and pro-immigrant activist Catalina Cruz seeks to represent Assembly District 39, comprising the neighborhoods of Elmhurst, Corona and Jackson Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng helped swear in the all-star executive board of the South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Bar Association of Queens. (Photo via Queens Tribune)

South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Bar Association Swearing-In

Caribbean, Queens, South Asian January 29, 2018 at 2:47 pm

The executive board of the South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Bar Association of Queens, sworn in last week, will work to support the growing number of community members in the field of law, reports Queens Tribune.

The Hon. John C.V. Katsanos, Civil Court judge, gave the closing remarks at his induction ceremony. (Photo by Costas Bej via The National Herald)

First Elected Greek-American Judge Sworn In

Queens, Western European January 26, 2018 at 2:06 pm

John C.V. Katsanos was sworn in as Civil Court judge in Queens, becoming the first elected judge of Greek descent, reports The National Herald.

The band Black String. (Photo via QNS)

Traditional Korean Music, Plus Jazz

Culture, East Asian, Queens January 24, 2018 at 2:47 pm

Flushing Town Hall kicks off the Lunar New Year with a Korean traditional music/jazz fusion band in performance Jan. 26, reports QNS.

Queens Boro Prez for Mayor in 2021?

Queens Boro Prez for Mayor in 2021?

Politics, Queens January 22, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Queens County Politics reports that Borough President Melinda Katz is exploring a mayoral run.

Storytelling in Queens

Storytelling in Queens

Culture, Immigration, Queens January 19, 2018 at 4:29 pm

A Queens storytelling event touching on gentrification, immigration and other topics will be held Jan. 27, reports Jackson Heights Post.

Jessica Ramos (Photo by Oscar Frasser via Times Ledger)

Will Ramos Challenge Peralta?

Elections 2018, Government, Latino, Queens January 2, 2018 at 4:18 pm

Jessica Ramos, the former head of Latino media in the de Blasio administration, is considering a run against state Sen. Jose Peralta. She speaks to Times Ledger.

P.S. 032 State Street is the only public school in NYC to offer a Korean Dual Language program. (Screen shot via Google Maps)

Assemblymen Seek to Broaden Korean Language Program

East Asian, Education, Queens December 11, 2017 at 6:04 pm

With the Korean Dual Language program offered in only one school in the city, Queens Assemblymen Ron Kim and Edward Braunstein met with DOE officials to urge for an expansion, reports QNS.

Yang Song (right), Shi Yumei (middle) and Song Hai in the restaurant run by Song in Saipan. (Photo provided by the family to World Journal)

Family Tells Story of Masseuse Who Died in Flushing

East Asian, Labor, Queens December 8, 2017 at 5:23 pm

The family of Yang Song, the massage parlor worker in Flushing who jumped to her death over the Thanksgiving weekend, speaks to World Journal about her life in China and Saipan, and the harassment she endured earlier this year.