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NYC Census 2020 and Black front-line workers fighting COVID-19 launch campaign to count all New Yorkers

Post Date: July 9, 2020

New York: NYC Census 2020, in partnership with BRIC, has launched “On the Front Lines”, a multimedia video, social media, and print campaign that features six Black New Yorkers who are front-line workers that have kept the city fed, safe, moving, and protected from COVID-19, speaking to New Yorkers in their own words about the critical importance...

NYC public schools won’t fully reopen this fall


New York: New York City public schools, the nation’s largest school system, won’t fully reopen this fall as the city tries to keep the coronavirus epidemic under control, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday. The district, which has 1.1 million students, will use a combination of in-person class and remote learning, he said. The “vast majority” of...

Pence says CDC changing school opening guidelines after Trump criticism


Washington: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is revising its guidance on reopening schools after President Donald Trump tweeted his disagreement with them, Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday. "The president said today we just don’t want the guidance to be too tough," Pence said at a news conference at the U.S. Department of Education. "That's the reason...

NYC students to return to school on staggered schedules

Post Date: July 8, 2020

More than a million New York City students will return to school in September on a staggered schedule of two- and three-day weeks, officials announced Wednesday. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced the “blended model” plan, which involves a mix of in-school and remote learning. “For the vast majority of kids and...

Curran rolls out new food truck program & offerings at six County park & pool facilities

Post Date: July 8, 2020

Nassau County, NY: Diving into the holiday weekend, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran officially opened County pool facilities for the season and announced a new food program, launched at six County parks including Wantagh Park, North Woodmere Park, Cantiague Park in Hicksville, Nickerson Beach, Cow Meadow Park in Freeport and Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn.  The...

Independence Day Message from HAB BANK

Post Date: July 8, 2020

  Saleem Iqbal President & CEO HAB BANK, New York On behalf of HAB BANK, I would like to extend Independence Day greetings to our community in the tri-state area. As we celebrate Independence Day this year in these challenging times, we can take pride in our achievements as a community despite the challenges that lie ahead. We have,...

Macy’s July 4th fireworks illuminates Empire State Building


Macy’s iconic July 4th fireworks ended with a beautiful blitz atop the Empire State Building in Manhattan. The demonstration though kept brief and unannounced to prevent people from gathering in wake of the pandemic capped off Macy’s five nights of fireworks displays held at different locations. The crowds lined up along 34th Street between 5th...

One in 6 knew someone who tested positive: Survey on Covid-19 impact on Indo-American community

Post Date: July 8, 2020

Washington, DC: Foundation of India and Indian Diaspora Studies (FIIDS) released the results of an extensive survey conducted in a three-week period to measure the impact that COVID-19 has had on the Indian-American community.  The survey revealed that 1 in 6 knew someone from the community tested positive by Covid-19, 1 in 4 are feeling...

Indian-Americans hold “Boycott China” protest at Times Square


New York: A large number of Indian-Americans chanting "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" and other patriotic slogans staged a protest against China at the iconic Times Square in New York last Friday, demanding an economic boycott and a diplomatic isolation of the country for its aggression against India. Indians living in New York and New Jersey states...