All posts tagged "New York"

  • Volunteers provide free haircuts to seniors at the Korean American Community Services
    NY hairstylists provide free haircuts to seniors

    Seven hairstylists visited Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York Tuesday to provide free services to about 70 seniors gathered at the center. Hailing from the city’s Korean American Beautician Federal organization, volunteers come out every month...

    • Posted January 2, 2015
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  • Salvation Army Flushing Corps in New York gives out lunch to local seniors Saturday.
    Korean American organizations in NYC spread holiday spirit

    Korean American organizations in New York City are spreading goodwill through the holiday season. The Salvation Army Flushing Corps invited 300 local seniors to its church Saturday to provide a warm meal and gifts, while Sun Han...

    • Posted December 22, 2014
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  • Senator Tony Ann Stavinsky, third from right, speaks at a press conference Thursday about a law that calls for Lunar New Year to be designated a public school holiday.
    NY governor signs law designating Lunar New Year as public school holiday

    Lunar New Year may become a public school holiday in New York under a law signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo Wednesday. The law calls for public school holidays for days on which a considerable proportion of students...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C, front row) pays tribute to the mausoleum of his father Kim Jong-il at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang on Dec. 17, 2014, to mark the third anniversary of the senior Kim's death. The mausoleum enshrines the mummified bodies of Kim Jong-il and Kim Il-sung, the current leader's grandfather and the founder of the North Korean government. (KCNA-Yonhap)
    UN General Assembly formally adopts landmark resolution on NK human rights

    NEW YORK, Dec. 18 (Yonhap) — The U.N. General Assembly on Thursday formally adopted a landmark resolution calling for referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court for human rights violations. The adoption has been widely expected...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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  • (Korea Times file)
    January 13 officially Korean American Day in NYC

    The vote is in: January 13 is officially Korean American Day in the city of New York. The city council passed Resolution No. 417, introduced by Councilman Peter Koo in September, on Wednesday at a meeting. The...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • From the left, KSEANY Chairman Stephen Suh standing with the winners of the Mayor's Award, Alex Kim and Jeon Soo-bin. (Korea Times)
    Two Korean Americans win NYC’s Mayor Award

    By The Korea Times New York staff The Korean American Scientists and Engineers Association of New York (KSEANY) held the 21st annual Mathematics and Science Fair Awards on Dec. 15. Alex Kim and Jeon Soo-bin, both juniors...

    • Posted December 16, 2014
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  • Students at Whispering Pines Seventh-day Adventist School in Long Island. (Courtesy of Korean Education Center in New York)
    Long Island school with no Koreans adopts Korean as its 2nd official elective foreign language

    A small Long Island private school was among a handful of institutions to adopt the South Korean government’s Korean as an Elective Foreign Language Subject Project. Whispering Pines Seventh-day Adventist School is comprised of 124 elementary, middle...

    • Posted December 5, 2014
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