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