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Children will get to celebrate the Lunar New Year without having to miss school. (Photo by Fenix_21, Creative Commons license)

Finally, Lunar New Year Is on the School Calendar

Asian, Education, New York, Traditions June 23, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Asian communities in the city chalked up a victory June 23 when Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced that the Lunar New Year would go on the school calendar as a holiday. Sing Tao Daily reports on the community’s reaction.

Celebrating Lunar New Year in Chinatown. (Photo  by Patrick Kwan, Creative Commons license)

NYS Bill Paves Way for Lunar School Holiday

Asian, Education May 16, 2014 at 10:28 pm

Legislators and community representatives cheered the news that state legislation likely to be signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo will give children a day off for the Lunar New Year.

Letitia James (Photo by Voices of NY)

Beyond the Results in Letitia James’ Historic Win

African American, Elections 2013, Politics October 4, 2013 at 3:11 pm

The Amsterdam News and The Jewish Week look at other angles in Letitia James’ win over Daniel Squadron for the public advocate seat – opportunities for reform and her relationship with the Jewish community in Brooklyn.

The Chinese community is divided over Public Advocate candidates Daniel Squadron and Letitia James, as often happens when there is no Chinese candidate in a race. Sing Tao Daily asks if this split weakens the community's political prowess. (Photo by Jehangir Khattak/Voices of NY)

Split on Candidates, Split on Political Power?

East Asian, Elections 2013, Politics September 30, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Sing Tao Daily reports on the downsize of Chinese community leaders being split on public advocate race.

(Photo by Jehangir Khattak/Voices of NY)

Public Advocate Candidates Square Off in Lively Forum

Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Politics, Voices' Picks August 12, 2013 at 6:39 pm

The candidates had many disagreements during the exchange sponsored by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media.

Video: Public Advocate Hopefuls Face Off in Forum

Video: Public Advocate Hopefuls Face Off in Forum

Elections 2013, Politics, Video August 7, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Watch video of candidates’ lively discussion on how they would manage the office if elected.

(Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Permit System for Intercity Buses Backfires

Asian, Government, In the News, Transportation April 15, 2013 at 11:18 pm

The implementation of a new permit system for intercity buses is causing more and more troubles in Chinatown, pitting the community board, shop owners and bus companies, Sing Tao Daily reported in its print edition April 10.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and New York State Senator Daniel Squadron expressed their support for more regulations on intercity buses. (Photo via Downtown Express)

New Bus Regulation Unfairly Targets Chinatown, Candidate Claims

Manhattan, Transportation May 7, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Following a bus crash that left 15 dead and 18 injured last year, the city and the state agreed on a legislation that will regulate intercity buses. But one congressional candidate, Dan O’Connor, said the plan unfairly targets Chinatown bus companies, Downtown Express reported.

Yan Liang, a vendor in Chinatown, said she was fined twice for selling a fake toy gun that she thought was authentic.  (Photo by Aline Reynolds/Downtown Express)

Chinatown Vendors Angry about ‘Angry Birds’ Arrests

East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan March 5, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Several Chinatown businesses have complained that they were arrested without warning for selling counterfeit goods that they believed were genuine, Downtown Express reported.