By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly If you go to Occidental Park in Pioneer Square on a Saturday morning, you will be greeted by long lines and dedicated volunteers. The long lines are for the food. And the volunteers are part of Sevadars, a nonprofit group that serves free meals to the community. Apparently, the meals […]
Why do we not address the homeless Asian community more? Yes, it is actually a problem. And it is also especially ignored when it comes to the female Asian population. The male Asian population might be more noticeable due to less fear of panhandling and perhaps a tendency to be more aggressive when absolving their […]
Recently there was a neighborhood posting on Nextdoor.com about the homeless population downtown, in both the International District and in Pioneer Square. There was a discussion of people of “questionable origin.” The original post was titled “Homeless and Vagrant population” and in part read: “In the actual Occidental Park, there was yet another well-meaning church […]
A post on social media website nextdoor.com instigated a lot of virtual hugs for the Saveway Mart. The Saveway has been a local icon in downtown Pioneer Square for over 50 years. There is no question that it has an interesting reputation. Located in what is probably considered a “Seattle-sketchy,” area, it has numerous monikers: […]
The Stand Up in Seattle for Immigration Reform rally was hosted by the Washington Immigration Reform Coalition (WIRC) for America on April 10. Attendees with smart phones texted JUSTICE to 69866 so they could receive action alerts on immigration reform via text messages. In turn, the community will help generate thousands of calls to President Obama and members of Congress in support of immigration reform.
“The U.S. immigration system is broken,” said President Barack Obama in a video message. Families are being torn apart and employers are using the system to exploit workers. The president promised a comprehensive bill to fix the system, in addition tomaking immigration reform a top priority.
Seattle Parks and Recreation will hold four meetings to discuss the Center City Security Project. The Center City Security Project involves installing cameras in Hing Hay Park, Occidental Park and Victor Steinbrueck Park.