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The Mental Health Network initiated by the Visiting Nurse was launched at Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association on August 17. (Photo by Yue Li via World Journal)

New Network in Chinatown Addresses Mental Health Issues

East Asian, Health, New York August 28, 2015 at 5:16 pm

Two articles in World Journal explore, respectively, a new network to address mental health issues in the Chinese community and one psychologist’s account of stresses experienced by some members of the community.

Jong Chul Lee at his swearing in as deputy mayor of Palisades Park (Photo via Korea Times)

Pleasing the Koreans – and Others – in Palisades Park

Culture, East Asian, Metro Area, Politics August 27, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Jong Chul Lee, the deputy mayor of Palisades Park, wants to make the Lunar New York a holiday for public schools in the New Jersey town in which Koreans account for 50 percent of the population. But some suggest he should hold off, reports The Korea Times.

A sign from nailglobal.com posted at Queen Jane Day Spa (Photo via Korea Daily)

Some Nail Salons Close for the Day to Oppose NYS Actions

Business, East Asian, New York August 26, 2015 at 5:35 pm

Some nail salons closed on Aug. 25 to demonstrate their opposition to New York State’s inspections, inspired by a campaign by nailglobal.com, Korea Daily reports.

People are watching Korean television news at Kumgangsan restaurant in Flushing, Queens. (Photo by Jeehoon Chun via The Korea Times)

Koreans Here Worry Over North’s Actions

East Asian, New York August 24, 2015 at 5:56 pm

As tensions between South and North Korea escalated in recent days, Koreans in NYC shared their views on what the South Korean government should do, reports The Korea Times.

According to the Consulate General of South Korea, the troubled Korean American Association of Greater New York will no longer be supported by the Korean government. (Photo from Newsis via The Korea Times)

Korean Government Shuns Community Group

East Asian, New York August 21, 2015 at 12:28 pm

The beleaguered Korean American Association of Greater New York, one of the largest Korean organizations in the diaspora, will no longer have the support of the Korean government, reports The Korea Times.

A seminar on Medicaid services held for Koreans in New Jersey. (Photo courtesy of FGS Korean Community Center via The Korea Times)

Home Aides for Korean Seniors: Two Views

East Asian, Health, Metro Area, Seniors August 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm

In New Jersey, some home aides for Korean seniors may not work all the hours they claim, but the work they’re asked to do may go beyond the job description, The Korea Times reports in two articles.

(From Google Maps via Bensonhurst Bean)

First Fine Issued Over Shark Fins

Brooklyn, Crime, East Asian, Food August 20, 2015 at 4:32 pm

Long Quan Seafood Corporation in Brooklyn has been fined in what Bensonhurst Bean calls the first successful prosecution of shark fin trafficking since a statewide ban went into effect last summer.

Lindy Li (seated, in beige dress) at the recent Flushing event. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Congressional Hopeful Gets Support of New York Chinese

East Asian, Metro Area, New York, Politics August 19, 2015 at 6:19 pm

Lindy Li, running for a congressional seat in Pennsylvania, got the support of New York member of Congress Grace Meng and others at a gathering in Flushing, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Nail salon owners at a June 5 seminar on meeting labor  department rules and regulations. (Photo by Heeeun Choi via The Korea Times)

Korean Nail Salons: The Need for Better Records

Business, East Asian August 17, 2015 at 5:06 pm

Owners of nail salons, an attorney notes, should keep addresses and other records on employees even if they are paying them cash, reports The Korea Times.

Recent immigrant high schoolers often find it hard to be admitted by a college they like due a lack of English proficiency. (Photo by Peter Chu via World Journal)

Chinese High Schoolers Try to Delay Graduation

East Asian, Education, Immigration, Queens August 17, 2015 at 2:26 pm

Some Chinese students at John Bowne High School in Flushing want to repeat a grade or even go into a lower grade in order to improve their English and increase their chances of attending a good college, finds World Journal.

(Photo via Ron Kim's Facebook page)

Worries over Wage Bonds for Nail Salons

Business, East Asian, Latino, New York August 14, 2015 at 3:22 pm

Assembly member Ron Kim worries that nail salons may face bankruptcy if they have to move too soon to purchase wage bonds as mandated by the state, reports Queens Tribune.

(Photo by Kinue Imai Weinstein for Voices of NY)

Burmese Baptist Church Holds Fundraiser

East Asian, Queens, Religion August 14, 2015 at 1:13 pm

The 500-member Myanmar Baptist Church of Glendale, New York, held a fundraiser in Sunnyside, Queens on Aug. 8.

Work by Seong Yoon Sunim (Photo by Yehyun Kim for Voices of NY)

Korean Zen Buddhist Art on Display

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks August 10, 2015 at 5:46 pm

The Zen Buddhist Temple on the Upper East Side is exhibiting works from its 500-piece collection of Korean Buddhist art, both contemporary and traditional, to the public through Aug. 15.

(Photo by Kinue Imai Weinstein for Voices of NY)

Marking 70 Years Since Hiroshima and Nagasaki

East Asian, Featured Posts, History, Manhattan, Voices' Picks August 10, 2015 at 2:19 pm

The 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima was marked at a “Peace Gathering” at the New York Society for Ethical Culture on Aug. 5.

St. Joseph’s Church (Photo by Joe Chen via The Lo-Down)

Fujianese Parishoners Lose Church in Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Religion August 6, 2015 at 10:45 am

The Chinese congregation of the now-shuttered St. Joseph’s Church, the majority of whom come from Fujian province in China, have been encouraged to attend the Church of the Transfiguration. But “ninety-nine percent won’t go,” a parishioner tells The Lo-Down.