New York

Community enthused about the only India Day Parade in New York


By SATimes Team  Garden  City, NY: The 10th India Day Parade of Long Island to be held in Hicksville, NY on Sunday, August 8, 2021 to celebrate India’s 75th Independence Day has generated great enthusiasm among the Indian community, as it is the only parade this time in the entire New York State. This was revealed by...

Oyster Bay Town plants thousands of oysters


Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino, Councilwoman Michele Johnson, Councilman Lou Imbroto, Town Clerk Rich LaMarca and Receiver of Taxes Jeff Pravato took to the waters on the Town’s north shore to continue efforts of replenishing the oyster supply in Oyster Bay Harbor. The Town received these mollusks as part of a national effort facilitated...

NYC’s $100 incentive to residents to get vaccinated


New York City is offering residents $100 to get vaccinated against Covid-19 as the highly contagious delta variant spreads throughout the U.S., fueling a surge in new cases.  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) on Wednesday announced the city will pay New Yorkers who get vaccinated at any city-run vaccination site starting Friday.   “The...

AG James proposes $26 Billion agreement with opioid distributors


New York Attorney General Letitia James has announced an historic proposed $26 billion agreement that will help deliver desperately needed relief to communities across New York and the rest of the nation struggling with opioid addiction. The proposed agreement will resolve claims against three of the nation’s largest drug distributors — McKesson Corporation, Cardinal...

New vaccine mandates for Govt. employees, healthcare workers


Across the country, officials are rolling out new requirements for mandatory vaccines for public employees — and the possibility of penalties if they fail to comply — as cases of the delta variant off the coronavirus rise sharply and vaccination rates stall. The mayor of Los Angeles said Tuesday that city employees would be required to...

Mukesh Modi’s ‘The Elevator’ gets 3 nominations at Standalone Film Festival


New York: ‘The Elevator’- a film based on true events and produced by Indian American Mukesh Modi has received three nominations at the Standalone Film Festival. The movie will be screened at the fest on August 8th at 11 am at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA.  ‘The Elevator’ is being honored with the following film...

St. Jude pediatric cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux youngest American to fly to space


Memphis: This September Inspiration4 crew member Hayley Arceneaux will be the first pediatric cancer survivor and youngest American to go to space, all to raise awareness and support for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. Arceneaux will serve as the crew’s medical officer. The 29-year-old is a physician assistant at St. Jude, where she was treated for osteosarcoma, a type of...

NY street named after Guyanese Pandit Ramlall


New York: Officials in Queens, New York, recently honored an influential community member by naming the 133rd Street and Liberty Avenue junction Pandit Ramlall Way. The Richmond Hill Queens community recently paid tribute to Ramlall, the late founder of the Annual Phagwah (Holi) parade, community advocate and scholar. Guyanese-born, Dharmacharya Pandit Ramlall, who also founded the Diwali Motorcade and the Arya Spiritual Center of...

AAPI’s blood and bone marrow drive in 75 US cities for India’s I-Day


Chicago, IL: “As we celebrate the 75thIndependence Day of India, the nation which has made us to be what we are today, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI,) the largest ethnic organization in the United States, representing nearly 100,000 physicians and Fellows of Indian origin in the United States, is excited to launch a unique...