• new haven December 29, 2021 11:28 am

    Safe Stolen From Festival of Lights in New Haven

    Police are investigating after a safe was stolen from the Festival of Lights in New Haven on Monday. Officers were called to Lighthouse Park around 10 a.m. after getting a report of a burglary at the Festival of Lights. When police arrived, they said they learned that the office trailer for the festival had been broken into and the safe…

  • Diwali November 4, 2021 5:30 pm

    5 Things to Know About Diwali

    Happy Diwali! Also known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is the most important Indian holiday of the year. Here’s what you need to know about this five-day celebration.

  • Hanukkah December 14, 2020 2:18 pm

    Why Do We Light Menorahs for Hanukkah? The Meaning Behind the Festival of Lights

    During Hanukkah, Jewish people around the world light a menorah to honor a miracle that occurred during the Maccabean Revolt to preserve Judaism. What is this miracle and why is it commemorated? Rachel Fastow welcomed us into her home to explain the Jewish tradition.

  • Associated Press November 5, 2019 12:54 pm

    ‘This City Is Not Livable': Indian Capital Faces Extreme Air Pollution

    Sakshi Chauhan has not left her house in a quiet inner-city slum in the Indian capital for the past six days on her doctor’s orders. The 22-year-old call center operator is recovering from a severe throat infection and the thick smog now blanketing New Delhi has made even breathing dangerous. “The moment I step outside, I can’t breathe properly,” she...

  • Associated Press November 4, 2019 11:45 am

    India's Capital Restricts Cars as People Choke in Dirty Air

    New Delhi restricted many private vehicles from the roads Monday to try to lessen pollution as people gasped and their eyes burned in toxic smog that exacerbated a public health crisis. The “odd-even” scheme will restrict private vehicles with odd-number license plates to driving on odd dates while even-numbered plates are allowed on even-numbered dates. It was begun days after...

  • Germany December 14, 2017 9:58 pm

    Holocaust Survivors Worldwide Celebrate Hanukkah

    Hundreds of Holocaust survivors participated in the third candle lighting of Hanukkah in Berlin, Jerusalem and New York on Thursday — part of a tribute to survivors worldwide that was organized by the Jewish Claims Conference. In Berlin, three survivors lit candles after sundown at the city’s Jewish community center, while in Israel some 300 Holocaust survivors attended the candle-lighting...

  • food May 13, 2016 1:49 pm

    Hanukkah Doughnuts: All About Sufganiyot

    The eight days of Hanukkah are marked by song, prayer and of course, food — especially of the fried variety. The Jewish holiday, which this year begins at sunset on Dec. 6 and ends at nightfall Dec. 14, commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in ancient Jerusalem following a revolt against the Greeks. The holiday, also known as the...

  • New Jersey December 16, 2014 8:02 am

    Texas Crew Arrested in String of Home Invasions Targeting Asian-Indian Families in New Jersey

    Four Texas residents were arrested in connection with a string of nearly half a dozen armed home invasions targeting families of Asian-Indian descent in one New Jersey county, officials said.

  • driver December 8, 2014 9:20 am

    Car Runs Into Chanting Protesters in Riverside

    At least one protester was injured Saturday night when a driver ran into a group of demonstrators chanting in a Riverside roadway and then took off, police said.

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