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Translator busted for scamming patients
News Alexa Altman 6/14/2012 at 3:29PM

A Korean-speaking translator’s scheme was snuffed out when he was caught conning Elmhurst Hospital Center’s non-English speaking patients. The man, whose identity has not yet been released, charged $240 for translation and interpretation assistance – services generally provided for free by the hospital. “Accurate language translation and interpretation services reduce medical errors and increase the [...]

Assembly race divided along ethnic lines
Assembly race divided along ethnic lines
News Melissa Chan 6/14/2012 at 10:22AM

A Democratic Assembly hopeful in a primary race already dividing ethnic lines fears a split Korean community could give the Chinese candidate a golden ticket to the general election. Myungsuk Lee, who is vying for the potentially open and brewing 40th Assembly District race, expects to face an uphill battle with fellow Korean candidate — [...]

Communication Breakdown: Residents want English signs, legislation slow in coming
Communication Breakdown: Residents want English signs, legislation slow in coming
News Melissa Chan 5/10/2012 at 1:03PM

Some Flushing residents — still enraged about the lack of bilingual signage on businesses in the downtown area — had one universal message: “English comes first.” “When store owners put up signs in only their language, they’re saying they don’t want us in the store. And if they don’t want me in their stores in [...]