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NY Attorney General sues bus companies for polluting communities of color


New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced a lawsuit against three New York City bus companies for causing significant air pollution in communities of color by violating city and state bus idling laws. Buses owned and operated by Jofaz Transportation, Inc., 3rd Avenue Transit, Inc., and Y&M Transit Corp., Inc. repeatedly and unlawfully idled at...

NYC Council Speaker Adrienne Adams and Flushing Town Hall to present Celebrate Our Community! Arts Festival


On Saturday, May 21 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM, audiences and community members can enjoy the best of Queens’ cultural diversity and talent at the Celebrate Our Community! arts festival, to be held in Jamaica’s Charles Drew Park.   The festival, produced by the nonprofit cultural institution Flushing Town Hall, is funded by NYC Council Speaker...

CONSUMER ALERT: Retailers warned against price gouging of baby formula


With increased shortages of baby formula due to recalls and supply chain disruptions, New York Attorney General Letitia James today warned retailers that price gouging is illegal. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is aware of reports of baby formula being sold online for prices far exceeding its retail value. Attorney General James urges...

[email protected]: India contributes over Rs.6 crores


India has contributed over Rs 6 crores to the United Nations aimed at promoting and enhancing the public outreach of Hindi in the world body.  India’s Deputy Permanent Representative R. Ravindra handed over a cheque for the UN project launched by India in 2018 to spread information about the Hindi-speaking population across the world.  In a...

Indian teen Athena Singh wins Junior event in Kentucky


New York: In the latest streak of success in golf for Indian Americans, 13-year-old Athena Singh won the Lexington Junior City Championship, Kentucky by a whopping margin of 14 strokes with 140 participants. Singh has been a regular on the Kentucky junior circuit, where she has several wins to her name.  In 2020, she was named Kentucky...

FIA’s ‘Dance Pe Chance’ dazzles after 2 years of hiatus


Over 300 children participated from the various community dance schools in the tri-state area, showcasing their talent, discipline, techniques and costumes at the 38th edition of ‘Dance Pe Chance’ competition organized by the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) at the Patriots War Memorial Theatre, Trenton, NJ on May 7th. A total of 16 different...

Hicksville restaurant Peri-Peri GUYS receives Empire Award


A Hicksville restaurant has won the New York State Empire Business Award in recognition of its contributions and dedication to the community and New York State.  State Senator Kevin Thomas presented the founder of Peri-Peri GUYS restaurant in Delco Plaza with the New York State Empire Award, which honors innovative local businesses that have...

Attorney General James takes action to expand abortion access


New York Attorney General Letitia James, State Senator Cordell Cleare, and Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas announced new legislation to establish a state program that would provide financial resources to abortion providers in New York. The Reproductive Freedom and Equity Program would provide funding for abortion providers and non-profit organizations to help increase access to care, funding...

Indian American Kris Kolluri to head NY-NJ Gateway Tunnel Project


Indian American Kris Kolluri, a former New Jersey Commissioner of Transportation, has been tapped to head the Gateway Program Development Corporation that is building a new tunnel under the Hudson River between New Jersey and New York, the New Jersey Globe reported.  Kolluri served as transportation commissioner during the first three years of Gov. Jon Corzine’s...