Post Tagged with: "Bergen County"

Korean leaders at a Nov. 29 press conference condemning the discriminatory statements by a teacher at Bergen Academy. (Photo via Korea Times)

NJ Korean Community Demands Teacher’s Dismissal

East Asian, Education, Metro Area December 14, 2017 at 5:38 pm

A Spanish language teacher who made anti-Korean statements at Bergen Academy is being transferred to another school, but Korean parents and organizations are pressing for the teacher’s dismissal, The Korea Times reports.

Jannie Chung (photo via Korea Daily)

Will Two Female Korean-Americans Serve in NJ Assembly?

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics, Women April 5, 2017 at 3:18 pm

Two Korean-American women, one Democratic and one Republican, are running for state assembly seats in districts that have long been strongholds of the party they are opposing, Korea Daily reports.

From right, David Cohen, director at the Bergen County’s Alternatives to Domestic Violence (ADV) division, Alan Lerner, clinical program director, Boram Song, counselor for Korean victims of domestic violence. (Photo via Korea Daily)

In NJ, a New Counseling Program for Koreans

Metro Area, Social Services March 6, 2017 at 4:56 pm

A new bilingual group counseling program for Korean victims of domestic violence will begin shortly in Bergen County, New Jersey, reports Korea Daily.

Bergen County executive James Tedesco at left with Young-ae Ma, displaying the award she received from Bergen County. (Photo via News Roh)

North Korean Defector in US Receives NJ Human Rights Award

East Asian, Metro Area January 20, 2017 at 3:30 pm

A North Korean defector and human rights activist was honored by Bergen County officials, News Roh reports.

June Rhee (Photo via The Korea Times)

Bringing Korean Performing Artists to NJ

Culture, East Asian, Metro Area June 14, 2016 at 3:47 pm

June Rhee has been busy bringing Korean performers to the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey, reports The Korea Times.

(Photo via The Korea Times)

Will Korean Seniors in NJ Get Their Garden Back?

East Asian, Environment, Metro Area, Seniors June 17, 2015 at 3:18 pm

Bergen County officials have barred entry to a community garden cultivated by Korean seniors for 17 years, on the grounds that it was run without permission, reports The Korea Times. The seniors, however, say the move doesn’t make any sense.

(Photo via El Diario)

Racist Groups Harass Day Laborers in Ne­w Jersey

Immigration, Metro Area April 6, 2015 at 7:05 pm

From the Minuteman-inspired United Patriots of America to the Ku Klux Klan, hate groups abound in the Garden State, El Diario reports.

Immigrants, primarily day laborers, have been attacked by groups of young men in Englewood, N.J. (Photo via El Diario-La Prensa)

Twice The Trouble For Indigenous Day Laborers

In the News, Labor, Latino, Metro Area March 5, 2014 at 10:35 pm

Some 180 Guatemalan day laborers in Palisades Park, N.J., half of whom speak only an indigenous language, are exposed to exploitation and abuse by contractors, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via News India Times)

Speedy Trial and Lower Bail Urged for Indian Youth

Crime, Jewish, Metro Area, South Asian March 3, 2014 at 5:28 pm

The Indian community based in Edison, N.J., is calling for a speedy trial and reduction of bail amount for Aakash Dalal, who is facing charges of arson attacks on Jewish temples in Bergen County, reports News India Times.

Giving the Comfort Women Memorial in Palisades Park a blanket of evergreens (Photo via The Korea Times)

Remembering Korea’s ‘Comfort Women’

East Asian, History, Metro Area February 6, 2014 at 4:28 pm

The Korea Times and Korea Daily reported on two recent events commemorating Korea’s “comfort women.”

Click on the screenshot of the Bergen County's Sheriff Office website to view their list of foreclosures.

Koreans Account for 1 in 8 Foreclosures in Bergen County

East Asian, Economy, Housing, In the News December 5, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Nearly 13 percent of foreclosed houses in Bergen County came from owners with Korean names, reported The Korea Times. With the Korean population in the county at only 6.3 percent, the community has a rate of foreclosure higher than other communities.

Empty polling station in Palisades Park (Photo by Seunghoon Jung / Korea Daily)

In N.J.’s Korean Enclaves, Spotty Services for Korean Voters

Demographics, East Asian, Politics June 11, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Despite efforts to make last week’s primary election process accessible for the massive Korean population of Bergen County, N.J., Korean-Americans complained that translation services were spotty in some places and nonexistent in others, the Korea Daily reported.