Category: National News

Elton John Presents ‘The Promise’ at His Academy Awards Party

Elton John Presents ‘The Promise’ at His Academy Awards Party

HOLLYWOOD — At the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF)’s 25th annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, February 26, at West Hollywood Park, Sir Elton John and his husband, David Furnish, introduced Open Road and Survival Pictures’ new film, “The Promise,” which tells the story of the Armenian Genocide in Turkey at the outset of […]

Return to Asbury Organizers Deliver Armenian Musical Instruments to Hovnanian School Children

Return to Asbury Organizers Deliver Armenian Musical Instruments to Hovnanian School Children

NEW MILFORD, N.J. — Members of the Return to Asbury Kef Weekend organizing committee were invited to participate in a ceremony at the Hovnanian School where they delivered Armenian musical instruments to the students. Funds to dedicate these hand-made-in-Armenia instruments were raised at the 2016 Return to Asbury Kef Weekend, an independent, non-profit event that […]

Armenian Genocide Commemoration to Be Held in Times Square on April 23

Armenian Genocide Commemoration to Be Held in Times Square on April 23

NEW YORK — On Sunday, April 23, from 2 to 4 p.m., thousands will gather in Times Square (43rd St. and Broadway) to commemorate the 102nd anniversary commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. In recognition of Genocide Awareness Month in April, Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) will also be commemorated, along with other genocides committed in […]

Reception Dedicated to 25th Anniversary of Armenian Army in Washington

Reception Dedicated to 25th Anniversary of Armenian Army in Washington

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday February 7, the Armenian Embassy organized a reception in honor the 25th anniversary of the formation of the Armenian Army. Present were military attaches of foreign embassies accredited in Washington, representatives of Armenian organizations, including Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) President Berge Setrakian, Armenian Assembly Director Bryan Ardouny, ADL District Committee […]

Carnegie President Vartan Gregorian Receives Legion of Honor Medal from French Government

Carnegie President Vartan Gregorian Receives Legion of Honor Medal from French Government

NEW YORK — Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York, was awarded the medal of Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor at a ceremony at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy here on February 9. The French ambassador to the United States, Gérard Araud, presented the insignia to Gregorian in recognition […]

Former Registered Lobbyist Ken Nahigian to Head Trump Transition Team

Former Registered Lobbyist Ken Nahigian to Head Trump Transition Team

By Rebecca Ballhaus WASHINGTON (Wall Street Journal) — Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Wednesday, January 18, named Ken Nahigian, who until November was registered as a lobbyist, to head the Trump transition team, raising questions about whether the appointment runs counter to President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to eschew lobbyists and “drain the swamp.” Nahigian has been “deeply […]

Armenia Fund USA Launches Judge Gladys Barsamian Scholarship for Armenian Female Lawyers

Armenia Fund USA Launches Judge Gladys Barsamian Scholarship for Armenian Female Lawyers

PARAMUS, N.J. — The late Y. Gladys Barsamian (Yerchanig Barsamian) was born in southwest Detroit, as the first generation Armenian-American in her family. She achieved many accomplishments throughout her life before dying in 2016 at age 84. Her legacy will continue through the establishment of The Honorable Y. Gladys Barsamian Scholarship Fund. Barsamian’s achievements started […]

At Middlesex Jail, a Sheriff’s Program Worth Praising

At Middlesex Jail, a Sheriff’s Program Worth Praising

By Kevin Cullen BOSTON (Boston Globe) — A couple of weeks ago, the sheriff of Bristol County got a lot of attention when he offered to send some of the inmates in his care to help build a wall along the Mexican border. The idea was preposterous, impractical and highly politicized, so of course it got […]