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Dr.Parag Mehta first Indian American President-Elect of MSSNY


Westbury, NY: Internist Parag Mehta, MD has been elected President-Elect of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY). Dr. Mehta is the Senior Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine and the Chief Medical Information Officer at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital (NYPBMH). In addition, he is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. A graduate of NHL Medical College in Ahmedabad, India, Dr....

BAPS Charities mobilizes resources to save lives in covid-ravaged India


Edison: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on communities across the globe, India faces an unparalleled crisis with daily new cases reaching over 300,000. BAPS Charities, through its network of partner hospitals in India and newly created temporary medical facilities, is working to accommodate the surge of patients unable to receive medical care....

“Not same skin”: Black man assaults Sikh with hammer in Brooklyn

Post Date: May 6, 2021

New York: A Sikh man was attacked with a hammer by a Black attacker who shouted at him "I don't like you" and "You're not the same skin" at a hotel in Brooklyn, prompting a prominent New-York based advocacy group to call on investigators to examine if the assault was a hate crime incident. Sumit Ahluwalia,...

AARP’s covid tele-town hall spotlights Asian American and Pacific Islanders


New York: AARP hosted a national coronavirus Tele-Town Hall focused on “Coronavirus, Vaccines, and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders” on April 22. The livestreamed event involved a panel discussion among health experts who also answered live questions from callers all over the country about: how to stay safe and protected from the coronavirus and prevent...

Collection drive to support birthday parties for homeless children

Post Date: May 6, 2021

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Michele Johnson announced a collection drive to support birthday parties for homeless children on Long Island.  Donations collected May 3st through May 31st will support the charitable efforts of Birthday Wishes of Long Island, a not-for-profit organization located in Hicksville.  Through the efforts of volunteers and donations, the organization provides...

Sam Perlman running for Jericho Board of Education seat


Sam Perlman, a resident of Brookville and father of three current Jericho Schools students, is running for a seat on that District’s Board of Education.  Perlman is running independently for one of the two seats being vacated by the incumbents, who are retiring. Citing the School District’s anticipated budget of $128 million for the 2021-2022...

Free walk-up COVID vaccines on May 11 in Hicksville

Post Date: May 6, 2021

Kicker: Moderna vaccinations available 3-8pm on first-come, first-serve basis    Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and the Town Board announced that the Town will offer free walk-up COVID vaccinations to residents on May 11th at the Hicksville Community Center between the hours 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The first walkup drive was held on May 4. Vaccinations...

My heart aches over the situation in India: US Rep. Grace Meng

Post Date: May 6, 2021

US Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations and a member of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, issued the following statement on the surge of coronavirus cases in India. “My heart aches over the situation in India and I am deeply saddened by the...

2020 Census apportionment results delivered to President Biden


Kicker: It’ll help divide 435 House seats among states   The US Census Bureau announced April 26 that the 2020 Census shows the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2020, was 331,449,281.  The US resident population represents the total number of people living in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The resident population increased by...