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  • Woodcliff Lake, NJ - U.S. Attorney Files Lawsuit Against City Over Denial Of Zoning Approval For Orthodox Shul June 13, 2018 04:30 PM | 3 Comments Woodcliff Lake, NJ -  The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey filed a lawsuit today against the Borough of Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, alleging that the borough and its zoning board violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) when it denied zoning approval to allow an Orthodox Jewish congregation to build a house of worship on its... Read more »
  • New York - America's Most Influential Conservative Jewish Columnist, Charles Krauthammer Reveals He Has Weeks To Live In Heartbreaking Letter June 8, 2018 03:00 PM | 15 Comments New York -Charles Krauthammer, a conservative champion of Israel, announced that he has weeks to live. Krauthammer, perhaps the dean of neoconservative columnists in Washington, wrote about his cancer in a post that appeared Friday on the websites of both of his employers, Fox News Channel and The Washington Post. He said he thought he had beaten the disease. “There was no sign of it... Read more »
  • Brooklyn, NY - Man Sentenced To Up To Four Years In Prison For Stealing Over $17,000 From Monsey Resident May 30, 2018 03:53 PM | 0 Comments New York - Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced that a 56-year-old Brooklyn mas was sentenced to up to four years in prison for stealing over $17,000 during a three-day period from a Citibank account belonging to a businessman who resides in Rockland County, NY. District Attorney Gonzalez said, “The defendant seized on an opportunity to steal from an unsuspecting... Read more »
  • Brooklyn, NY - One Killed, Two Wounded In Williamsburg Shooting May 23, 2018 02:29 PM | 11 Comments Brooklyn, NY - Three people were shot, one fatally, on the street in Brooklyn wednesday in a possible gang-related dispute. The shooting happened at South Third Street and Hewes Street in Williamsburg, at around 12:45 p.m., police said. A teen shot in the head was rushed to Woodhull Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A man,31, shot once in the torso walked to the police station for... Read more »
  • Brooklyn, NY - Man Indicted In Beating Of Jewish Man In Crown Heights May 23, 2018 11:32 AM | 5 Comments Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced that a 40-year-old man has been indicted on charges of strangulation and assault as hate crimes and other offenses for the alleged unprovoked attack against a Jewish man, whom he cursed and choked as the victim was walking home from a synagogue. “This alleged attack against a religious person is disturbing and completely... Read more »
  • Brooklyn, NY - Person Of Interest Questioned In Borough Park Attempted Kidnappings May 17, 2018 11:06 AM | 1 Comments Brooklyn, NY - A person of interest is in custody in connection with the attempted kidnappings of two boys walking home from school in Brooklyn within a span of two days, police say. A man turned himself into police Wednesday night for questioning, NYPD said. No arrests have been made and no charges have been filed. Police say one of the boys was walking home from school on May 7, along... Read more »
  • Brooklyn, NY - Former Bank Manager Arrested In $5 Million Fraud Involving Two Borough Park Banks May 16, 2018 04:23 PM | 19 Comments Brooklyn, NY - Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Philip R. Bartlett, Inspector in Charge of the New York Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (“USPIS”), announced today the unsealing of a criminal Complaint charging MOSHE BENENFELD, a/k/a “Michael Benenfeld,” with bank fraud, in connection with hundreds of unauthorized... Read more »
  • Brooklyn, NY - Attempted Kidnapping Suspect Sought In Borough Park May 16, 2018 11:55 AM | 17 Comments Brooklyn, NY - NYC police are searching for a suspect they say tried to kidnap two children walking home from school in Brooklyn last week. The first incident happened on Monday, May 7th at around 3:05 p.m. at the corner of Fort Hamilton Parkway and 58 Street in Borough Park. The Boy was approached by a man who asked if he wanted ice cream. When the boy refused and attempted to walk away... Read more »
  • Jerusalem - Watch: U.S. Delegation Arrives In Israel For Embassy Opening May 13, 2018 11:27 AM | 0 Comments Jerusalem - The U.S. Presidential Delegation arrived in Israel on Sunday afternoon ahead of the opening of the country's embassy in Jerusalem, scheduled for Monday. Ambassador David Friedman, along with two embassy workers, greeted the delegation, which consisted of President Donald Trump's daughter and son-in-law, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Deputy... Read more »
  • Orange County, NY - Health Department Warns Of Potential Measles Exposure In The Town Of Monroe May 11, 2018 02:02 PM | 4 Comments Monroe, NY - The Orange County Department of Health is advising residents of a potential measles exposure at a Monroe medical facility as a result of an infected traveler visiting Orange County on April 29th, 2018. Residents who were at the medical office of Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, located at 745 Route 17M, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., or in the lobby or communal areas of the first... Read more »
  • New York - Study Names New Square Poorest Town In NY May 9, 2018 10:30 PM | 30 Comments New York - A report published by financial news and opinion website 24/7 Wall Street gives New Square the dubious honor of being both the poorest town in New York State and the town with the highest poverty rate in the nation. According to the report (http://bit.ly/2G1WaPU), the median household income in New Square is $21,773, $38,968 less than the median household income in the... Read more »
  • Albany - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Calls On NY Attorney General To Resign May 7, 2018 08:52 PM | 13 Comments Albany, NY - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling on the Attorney General of NY Eric Schneiderman to resign. Cuomo's request comes after The New Yorker has published an article on the Attorney General where multiple women making serious allegations of assault. No one is above the law, including New York's top legal officer, Cuomo said in a statement released tonight. Cuomo said... Read more »
  • Queens, NY - Suspect Identified in Brutal KGH Assault May 5, 2018 10:16 PM | 3 Comments Queens, NY - Detectives from the 107th Precinct appear to be closing in on the suspect wanted in connection with a violent Monday morning assault in Kew Gardens Hills. Police have identified the suspect as 21 year old Ronald Williams who is said to frequent both Queens and the Bronx. Williams has at least one prior arrest for robbery, said the NYPD. Police Commissioner James O’Neill took... Read more »
  • Middletown, NY - 1 Killed, 1 Hurt When Small Plane Crashes In Orange County May 5, 2018 09:45 PM | 1 Comments Middletown, NY - One man was killed and another was injured when a small plane crashed Saturday morning in upstate New York. The Federal Aviation Administration said two people were on board the Aeronca 7AC aircraft that went down in a wooded area shortly after taking off from Randall Airport in Middletown. State Police said one man was killed and the other was taken to a nearby hospital... Read more »
  • Washington - Report: Trump May Pardon Pollard, Paving Way For Aliyah April 29, 2018 02:45 PM | 18 Comments Washington - A report by Israeli media claims that president Donald Trump is strongly considering requests to issue a presidential pardon to convicted spy Jonathan Pollard. The 63-year-old former civilian analyst for the US Navy was convicted in 1985 and sentenced to life imprisonment, but was paroled in November 2015, after having served 30 years in federal prison. The pardon would enable... Read more »
  • Jerusalem - US Secretary: Israel Occupies A Special Place In My Heart April 29, 2018 10:06 AM | 18 Comments Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met US State Secretary Mike Pompeo Sunday after Pompeo was greeted at the airport by US Ambassador in Israel David Friedman. Pompeo arrives in Israel from a state visit to Saudi Arabia and is meant to continue from Israel to Jordan. Pompeo was sworn in on April 26 and is the 70'th US Secretary of State, having replaced former US State... Read more »
  • Brooklyn, NY - Simcha Eichenstein Launches Candidacy To Succeed Retiring NYS Assemblyman Hikind In 48th District April 26, 2018 08:38 PM | 12 Comments Brooklyn, NY - Simcha Eichenstein announced his candidacy today to succeed retiring NYS Assemblyman Dov Hikind in the 48th Assembly District. A lifelong resident of Boro Park and well-known member of the community, Simcha’s candidacy was long anticipated. For years, Simcha has worked tirelessly on behalf of the community. For the past three and a half years, he has served on Mayor de... Read more »
  • Brooklyn, NY - Yeshiva Parents Speak Out Against Yaffed April 5, 2018 05:57 PM | 59 Comments Brooklyn, NY - Dozens of yeshiva graduates and parents of yeshiva students gathered outside of the Satmar Girls School in Williamsburg today to speak out against the unrelenting attacks against their schools by anti-yeshiva activists and declare their right to choose the best education for their children. “We have made the choice to send our children to yeshivas and value the education they... Read more »
  • New York - Brooklyn Man Charged With Conspiring To Rob FedEx Truck Carrying Gems From NYC Diamond District March 28, 2018 03:36 PM | 0 Comments Brooklyn, NY - The FBI announced today the arrest of Stanley Rogers for conspiring to rob a Federal Express truck transporting diamonds from wholesale jewelry centers in the diamond district. Rogers was arrested Monday in Brooklyn, New York, and was presented before Magistrate Judge Barbara C. Moses in Manhattan federal court. U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said: “As alleged... Read more »
  • Jerusalem - Security Guard Succumbs To Injuries Hours After Old City Attack March 18, 2018 05:57 PM | 4 Comments Jerusalem - A man in his 30s succumbed to his wounds Sunday evening after being stabbed in Jerusalem's Old City multiple times in a terror attack. The victim was evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem where he was said to be in life-threatening danger. Doctors battled for hours to stabilize what was described as an "extremely seriously" condition and despite being operated on... Read more »
  • Jerusalem - 34 New Charedi Women To Serve Their Communities As First Responders March 18, 2018 11:00 AM | 7 Comments Jerusalem - 34 Charedi Women graduated a United Hatzalah EMT course on Thursday, joining the Women’s Unit of the organization. The newly trained EMTs will be tasked with providing emergency medical care as first responders to women in the Charedi communities of Jerusalem and the surrounding area. Director of United Hatzalah’s Women’s Unit Gitty Beer said: “This amazing group of 34... Read more »
  • New York - NYC Announces Stepped-Up Enforcement Of "Don't Block The Box" March 5, 2018 08:02 PM | 1 Comments New York - Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that the NYC DOT and the NYPD had prepared enhancements to 50 key intersections where block- the-box violations will now be aggressively enforced. DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and NYPD Chief Thomas Chan made the “Clear Intersections” announcement at one of the targeted intersections -- at Broadway and Broome Street in the SoHo section... Read more »
  • Brooklyn, NY - 2 Children Struck And Killed By Car In Brooklyn; Woman Injured March 5, 2018 01:26 PM | 8 Comments Brooklyn, NY - Two children were killed on Monday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle in Brooklyn. The incident took place at 9th Street and Fifth Avenue at around 12:30 p.m. According to PIX11 news, a pregnant woman and two children in a stroller got off a bus when they were struck by a driver who appeared to be speeding up to make it through a light. The car dragged the stroller... Read more »
  • Brooklyn, NY - Video Shows Piece Of Burning Brooklyn Building Fall On Firefighters March 5, 2018 08:40 AM | 1 Comments Brooklyn, NY - Dramatic video shows a piece of a burning home tumbling down on top of firefighters while battling a fire in the Bed-Stuy section of Brooklyn Monday. The three-alarm fire on Jefferson Avenue in Bed-Stuy injured at least four firefighters, one critically, after it broke out around 12:30 Monday morning, the FDNY says. The flames were brought under control about 3 a.m... Read more »
  • New York - Mega Millions Ticket Worth $1,000,000.00 Sold In Manhattan March 3, 2018 11:00 PM | 0 Comments New York - The New York Lottery today announced one second-prize ticket for the Mar 2 Mega Millions drawing was sold in MANHATTAN. The ticket is worth a guaranteed $1,000,000. The ticket was purchased at LAST STOP CONVENIENCE CORP is located at 4973 BROADWAY. The winning numbers for the Mega Millions game are drawn from a field of one to 75. The Mega Ball is drawn from a separate field one... Read more »
  • Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Landlord Used Dead Jewish Notary Public’s Signature To Evict Tenants February 27, 2018 10:52 AM | 9 Comments Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced that a Brooklyn building owner was charged with forgery and other charges for allegedly using a deceased’s notary public’s stamp and signature on court filings to try to evict tenants from his apartment building in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Abdus Shahid was charged with forgery charges for trying to illegally evict five... Read more »
  • Jerusalem - Nahal Haredi Rabbi Who Was Attacked By Radicals Attends Rav Auerbach's Funeral February 26, 2018 03:00 PM | 4 Comments Jerusalem - A respectable delegation of Netzach Yehuda (Nahal Haredi) rabbis, who escort charedi soldiers throughout their army service, attended yesterday’s (Sunday) funeral of Hagaon Harav Shmuel Auerbach, zt”l.  One of them is Rabbi Yitzhak Bar-Haim, among the noted founders of Netzach Yehuda Association and the Brigade itself. Approximately one year ago, Bar-Haim was assaulted by... Read more »
  • Brooklyn, NY - Take Five Top-Prize Winner Sold In Borough Park February 26, 2018 08:35 AM | 0 Comments New York - The New York Lottery today announced one top-prize winning ticket was sold for the Feb 25 TAKE-5 drawing. The ticket, worth $58,060.50, was purchased at JJ 99 CENT AND UP at 6402 11TH AVE in BROOKLYN . The five winning numbers for the TAKE 5 game are drawn from a field of one to 39. The TAKE 5 drawing is televised every day at 11:21 p.m. A Lottery draw game prize of any amount may... Read more »
  • Jerusalem - In Photos: Tens Of Thousands Attend Funeral Of Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach February 25, 2018 09:27 AM | 2 Comments Jerusalem - Tens of thousands of people arrived in Jerusalem to attend the funeral of Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, who was head of an extremist ultra-Orthodox community known as the Jerusalem Faction. The funeral commenced in Jerusalem at 11:00 A.M. Sunday morning. The funeral procession began in the Sha'arei Chesed neighborhood and proceeded to Har Hamenuhot, the largest cemetery in Jerusalem... Read more »
  • Washington - VIDEO: Florida Shooting Victim's Jewish Father To Trump: 'I'm Pissed' February 21, 2018 05:48 PM | 6 Comments Washington - The father of a student killed in last week's Florida school shooting on Wednesday told President Trump "I'm pissed" and said the Trump administration has to prevent tragedies like school shootings from happening again. "We as a country failed our children. This shouldn't happen," Andrew Pollack told Trump during a listening session at the White House. "It stops here with this... Read more »
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