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Homeland Security has blocked Irish woman’s return home to U.S. family for last seven months

Uncategorized July 9, 2003 at 12:00 am

Bridget Reuter’s bags had already been cleared through customs and she was about to rush through immigration. She had flown into Ireland from the United States last November to serve as matron of honor at her niece’s wedding, and was eager to return to her husband, an air force veteranRead More

American Muslim television station needs your support

Uncategorized July 7, 2003 at 12:00 am

Muzzammil Hassan, MBA, is a graduate of the University of Rochester and a former bank vice president who is now CEO of a trailblazing American Muslim television station, Bridges Network. Along with Omar Amanat and Omar Ghoseh, Mr. Hassan hopes to have the network broadcasting its original programming as earlyRead More

Leaked EPA report says post-9/11 dust is toxic

Uncategorized July 7, 2003 at 12:00 am

The Chinese Staff and Workers’ Association (CSWA) recently got hold of a copy of a confidential report from the federal government’s Environment Protection Agency (EPA) stating that the dust and smoke from the fall of the twin towers were toxic. CSWA, which has advocated for the government to respond toRead More

Murderer of an Indian and a Pakistani sentenced to death in Texas

Uncategorized July 4, 2003 at 12:00 am

Mark Stroman, 33, killed a Pakistani, an Indian, and grievously wounded a Bangladeshi in three separate incidents after September 2001. When a Dallas District Judge announced the verdict Stroman gave the judge a thumbs up, said he was proud of being a patriot and thanked the judge. Bangla Patrika spokeRead More

One more Bangladeshi has been attacked in Jamaica, Queens, while returning from mosque

Uncategorized July 4, 2003 at 12:00 am

Yamin Mian, 75, walking by a high school on his way home from evening prayer at a mosque in Jamaica, Queens, was accosted by a masked African-American teenager. After demanding money, and Mian not having any, the boy hit Mian in the head with the butt of a gun. LocalsRead More

United States rewards Pakistan with $3 billion over the next five years. Half is for defence spending.

Uncategorized July 3, 2003 at 12:00 am

President Bush announced the package after the president of Pakistan, General Musharrif, met him in Washington, D.C. President Musharrif said, at a joint press conference with President Bush at Camp David, that like every other country Pakistan is concerned about its security. He also said that he is not interestedRead More

Waxing and Esthetics License Exam can be taken in Korean and Chinese

Uncategorized July 3, 2003 at 12:00 am

New York State Division of Licensing Services has decided that the Waxing and Esthetics license exams can taken in Korean and Chinese, as well as English, starting this month. This removes the barriers Koreans and Chinese beauty-industry professionals encountered when trying to earn licenses despite their lack of English. LicensingRead More

A great demonstration

Uncategorized July 3, 2003 at 12:00 am

A march in defense of immigrant rights will take place in Queens on October 4. It is expected that hundreds of thousands of people from different parts of the country will come to New York for the march. It will be a clear message to the authorities about their immigrationRead More

There is no problem with recognizing Israel: President Musharrif

Uncategorized July 2, 2003 at 12:00 am

Before leaving Pakistan for his current tour of the United States, President Musharrif indicated that Pakistan may recognize the state of Israel. Foreign Secretary Riaz Khokhar said the same in an interview with National Public Radio. There are several things that immediately come to mind, in no particular order. OneRead More

School strengthens Bangladeshi language and culture

Uncategorized July 2, 2003 at 12:00 am

This year, the Bangladeshi English as a Second Language (ESL) program at PS/MS 20 celebrated its fifth year of success in helping local kids like Susanna, who are fluent in English, preserve their heritage, and communicate with their immigrant parents. At the same time, it has been instrumental in helpingRead More

Complex SBA loan process turns away Chinese business owners

Uncategorized July 2, 2003 at 12:00 am

It is a little known that the complicated application process of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) discourages many Chinese business owners from seeking assistance. From July 1 to July 15 the SBA will conduct outreach to small business owners in Chinatown and Flushing. It will send out bilingual staffsRead More

New Hispanic news channel

Uncategorized July 2, 2003 at 12:00 am

A news channel aimed at New York’s Spanish speaking people went on the air via Time Warner Cable. This constitutes a new industry bet on the U.S. Hispanic market. The 24-hour news channel belongs to NY1, the local English language news channel, and will present original news in Spanish, thoughRead More

This is Chinatown, baby!

Uncategorized July 2, 2003 at 12:00 am

When Zhang Qua, a 33-year-old Fuzhouese, came to New York from Atlanta to attend a wedding, the police happened to be investigating a murder case in Chinatown. The police picked him up from the street because he seemed “suspicious.” Later, the police found him to be unrelated to the caseRead More

The young are out of control during summer vacation

Uncategorized July 2, 2003 at 12:00 am

New York City public schools have started summer vacation, and already parents are worried about their children. At 1 a.m. on June 28, the first weekend of vacation, on Northern Boulevard in Flushing, the streets of Koreatown were full of young Korean students with faces flushed from drinking alcohol. MaleRead More

Councilman Stewart must go

Uncategorized July 1, 2003 at 12:00 am

There are certain things that no one should say in any context and Monday’s comments by Brooklyn Councilman Kendall Stewart are one of them. Stewart, who opposes toughening lead laws, was revealed to be a slumlord. As a way of explaining the more than 140 violations he has received, heRead More