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  • Queens, NY - Mega Millions Ticket Worth $1,000,000.00 Sold in Flushing February 17, 2018 08:00 PM | 0 Comments Queens, NY - The New York Lottery today announced one second-prize ticket for the Feb 13 Mega Millions drawing was sold in FLUSHING . The ticket is worth a guaranteed $1,000,000. The ticket was purchased at MITUL QUICKSTOP INC is located at 60-08 MAIN STREET. 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 - Woman Found Dead On Midwood Street January 25, 2018 10:25 AM | 16 Comments Brooklyn, NY - NYC Police say they're investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in Brooklyn Thursday morning. Officers were responded to a 911 call of an assault in Midwood at about 6:30 a.m. on Olean Street near East 24th Street. Police found the woman lying on the sidewalk unconscious and unresponsive. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name has not been released... Read more »
  • Ashdod, Israel - Thousands Of Secular Jews Protest Shabbos Supermarket Law January 20, 2018 09:14 PM | 27 Comments Ashdod, Israel - An estimated 3,000 people demonstrated in Ashdod for the second consecutive Saturday evening against the southern city’s plan to prohibit businesses from opening on Shabbat. Protesters who gathered outside city hall carried signs proclaiming “The city is putting my home up for sale,” “No to religious coercion” and “Each to his own faith.” They also called on... Read more »
  • New York - Officials Declare Winter Weather Emergency In NYC January 4, 2018 01:49 PM | 2 Comments New York - New York City officials are urging people to stay off the roads as a massive snowstorm bears down on the area. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for the city, where a winter storm warning is in effect. The governor said expected snowfall totals have increased with six to 10 inches of snow possible Thursday. “Snow is one thing. We can handle snow. It’s snow... Read more »
  • New York - ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Begins Pounding NYC January 4, 2018 09:27 AM | 2 Comments New York - The first major winter storm of 2018 bore down on the U.S. Northeast on Thursday, closing schools and government offices and disrupting travel as work crews scrambled to clear roads of snow before plummeting temperatures turn it to treacherous ice. After bringing rare snowfall to the southeast a day earlier, the storm carried rapid accumulation and high winds to New York, where... Read more »
  • New York - NY Tri-state Area Get 6 Inches Of Snow As Season's First Flakes Fall December 9, 2017 05:51 PM | 0 Comments New York - A dreamy snow drifted down on Saturday with fluffy flakes that made New York City look like a snow globe, but officials warned cold, icy weather could make for difficult driving conditions overnight. An inch or more of snow was recorded across much of the tri-state by evening, including 1.8 inches in Central Park, 2 inches in Long Island City, 2.8 inches in Hoboken and 3.2 inches in... Read more »
  • Washington - Congress Commemorates At Luncheonette 40th Anniversary Of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat’s Visit To Israel November 21, 2017 12:08 PM | 0 Comments Washington - Monday, November 20 marked the 40th anniversary of late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's shocking yet inspiring visit to Israel. Hosted by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, he addressed the Knesset in Jerusalem, declaring "I decided to come to you with an open mind and an open heart and with a conscious determination so that we might establish permanent peace based on... Read more »
  • Jerusalem - VIDEO: 162 Bnei Menashe, Members Of A Lost Tribe, Land In Israel November 16, 2017 12:17 PM | 14 Comments Jerusalem - “Operation Menashe 2017” reached an emotional climax this morning when 162 members of the “lost” tribe of Bnei Menashe finally arrived in Israel. A special welcoming ceremony featuring Minister of the Interior Aryeh Deri, Shavei Israel Founder and Chairman Michael Freund, and Deputy Minister of Finance Yitzhak Cohen, received the new olim. “I promise that we will make... Read more »
  • Brooklyn, NY - Worker Charged In Brooklyn Hebrew Israelite Congregation Fire November 14, 2017 01:45 PM | 3 Comments Brooklyn, NY - A 71-year-old maintenance worker is being charged with reckless endangerment Monday after a fire burned through the roof of a Brooklyn synagogue. More than 100 firefighters responded to the blaze at the B’nai Adath Kol Beth Yisrael synagogue on Patchen and Greene avenues in Bed-Stuy at about 9:10 a.m. No injuries were reported. The fire is not being labeled an arson and the... Read more »
  • Jerusalem - 45 Holocaust Survivors Finally Get To Celebrate Their Bnei Mitzvah For First Time, At The Western Wall November 13, 2017 09:00 PM | 1 Comments Jerusalem - More than 70 years after World War II ended, 45 Holocaust survivors in Israel finally got a chance to celebrate their bar and bat mitzvah ceremonies for the first time Monday morning, at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site. The survivors reached bar or bat mitzvah age during the war or immediately afterwards, but because of their circumstances never got to participate in... Read more »
  • West Bank - IN PHOTOS: Tens Of Thousands Spend Celebratory Shabbat Chayei Sarah In Hebron November 12, 2017 10:41 AM | 3 Comments West Bank - Tens of Thousands of Jews spent Shabbat (Sabbath) in Hevron, commemorating the Torah reading this Sabbath which relates how the Patriarch Avraham bought Me'arat Hamachpela (the Cave of the Patriarchs) from Ephron the Hittite for 400 coins. The streets of Kiryat Arba and Hevron filled with tents and portable caravans, and over 3,000 Jews enjoyed Shabbat meals at a tent erected for... Read more »
  • Washington - Schumer, Alongside Chabad Rabbis, Celebrate Return Of Schneerson Collection November 9, 2017 04:30 PM | 5 Comments Washington - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today met with rabbis of the Chabad-Lubavitch community to mark the recovery of a sacred text from the Schneerson collection. Since 1992, just eight volumes of the collection have been returned to Chabad. The sacred library and archive consists of 12,000 books and 30,000 pages. Earlier this year, Schumer and members of the entire U.S. Senate sent... Read more »
  • Jerusalem - Video Shows EMT Saving Choking Drummers Life At Wedding Hall November 8, 2017 10:45 AM | 2 Comments Jerusalem - A resident of Ma’alot and volunteer EMT with United Hatzalah Mordechai Mammon attended a friend’s party last week on Monday in a wedding hall in Acre. During the event, the drummer of the hall, Avraham Shitrit, choked on a piece of steak that he was eating. Mammon rushed over and performed the Heimlich maneuver on Shitrit a number of times and finally succeeded in expunging... Read more »
  • Ashdod, Israel - VIDEO: Major Car Bombing Wounds Two Criminals In Residential Neighborhood, Gangland Suspected November 7, 2017 10:33 AM | 2 Comments Ashdod, Israel - A massive explosion rocked a residential neighborhood in the coastal city of Ashdod on Tuesday, leaving two people seriously injured. The incident took place at approximately 8:30 a.m. in a parking lot underneath a residential building on Kinneret Street in the coastal city of Ashdod, south of Tel Aviv. Police have opened an investigation into the bombing, which may have... Read more »
  • New York - NBC News: Suspect Claimed He Committed NYC Truck Attack For ISIS, Worked As Uber Driver October 31, 2017 09:08 PM | 0 Comments New York - Two law enforcement officials say a note was recovered inside the truck that barreled down a bike path near the World Trade Center, killing eight people. One official says the note was hand-written in a foreign language, possibly Arabic. The contents are being investigated, but the officials say the document supported the belief the act was terrorism. NBC News is reporting that the... Read more »
  • New York, NY - New York City Becomes First In Nation To Enforce Salary History Ban October 31, 2017 02:30 PM | 1 Comments New York, NY - New York City today became the first municipality in the nation to enforce a law prohibiting all employers in New York City from inquiring about job seekers’ salary history during the hiring process, including on job applications and in interviews. By removing questions about an applicant’s previous earnings, the law allows applicants who have been systemically underpaid... Read more »
  • Brooklyn, NY - DA: Two NYPD Detectives Indicted For Allegedly Raping Teenager In Coney Island After Placing Her Under Arrest October 30, 2017 12:00 PM | 9 Comments Brooklyn, NY - Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced that two New York City Police detectives have been charged in a 50-count indictment for allegedly raping a teenager in a police van in Coney Island last month after handcuffing her and placing her under arrest. Acting District Attorney Gonzalez said, “It is incomprehensible that two veteran NYPD detectives would... Read more »
  • New York - Mayor De Blasio Announces Initiatives To Help Ease Congestion October 22, 2017 06:30 PM | 13 Comments New York - Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced action on a series of initiatives designed to ease congestion in busy thoroughfares across the five boroughs. The new effort will include both new and proven approaches to traffic congestion, including the creation of new moving lanes in Midtown, clearing curbs during rush hours, expanding NYPD enforcement of block-the-box violations, limiting... Read more »
  • New York - NYC To Crack Down On Improper Use Of Electric Bikes October 19, 2017 06:30 PM | 6 Comments New York - Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Police Department today announced that the City will take heightened enforcement action against electric bicycles, otherwise known as “e-bikes,” with a particular focus on the hazardous operation of e-bikes and businesses who use them or permit employees to ride them. “E-bikes are illegal to operate in New York City and the NYPD is... Read more »
  • Brooklyn, NY - Hit-And-Run Driver Who Mowed Down Williamsburg Cyclist Gets 15 Years October 18, 2017 05:00 PM | 0 Comments Brooklyn, NY - Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced that a 57-year-old Brooklyn man was sentenced to five to 15 years in prison for recklessly killing 35-year-old Queens cyclist and advocate Matthew von Ohlen, then leaving the scene of the fatal crash. Acting District Attorney Gonzalez said, “The reckless and dastardly actions of this defendant took the life of a... Read more »
  • New York - Acclaimed Autistic British Artist Sketch New York City Skyline From Memory October 17, 2017 03:00 PM | 7 Comments New York - Internationally acclaimed artist Stephen Wiltshire has created a one-of-a-kind artwork of the New York City Skyline. Following a 45-minute helicopter ride around Manhattan, Wiltshire draw a cityscape in a residence on the 80th floor of the Empire State Building. He began working on the drawing on October 11, and worked almost non-stop for five days until Sunday. Wiltshire... Read more »
  • Far Rockaway, NY - NYC Rabbi Gets Prison For Misappropriating Funds October 17, 2017 01:43 PM | 29 Comments Far Rockaway, NY - A New York City rabbi has been sentenced to prison for misappropriating funds that were marked for disabled preschoolers. Hiller was assistant director of the now-defunct Island Child Development Center located in Far Rockaway on Cornaga Avenue. It provided services to Jewish communities in Far Rockaway, Queens, and Brooklyn’s Williamsburg and Borough Park... Read more »
  • Mexico City - Textile Owner And Member Of Orthodox Jewish Community Killed In Earthquake September 24, 2017 09:16 AM | 2 Comments Mexico City - Volunteers from Israel’s ZAKA search and rescue organization pulled the body of a local rabbi from an office building that collapsed in a massive earthquake that hit Mexico. 76 year old, Mr. Haim Ashkenazi had been working in the office building when the 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck central Mexico on Tuesday afternoon, rocking Mexico City and causing hundreds of buildings... Read more »
  • Miami, FL - IN PHOTOS: The Damage Left By Hurricane Irma In Florida September 11, 2017 05:34 PM | 2 Comments Miami - As Hurricane Irma, now a tropical storm, moves out of Florida, images of the destruction left behind are beginning to appear. While the enormous storm caused widespread damage and flooding, and left more than 10 million without power, most reports indicate that most of Florida appears to have dodged a worst-case-scenario. Residents are now beginning to return to assess the damage... Read more »
  • New York - Governor Cuomo Announces "Keep It Clean" Initiative To Stop Subway Littering September 7, 2017 06:45 PM | 6 Comments New York - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled the "Keep It Clean" initiative to discourage subway littering, a significant underlying cause of flooding, fires and extensive delays in the subway system. The MTA will run a public awareness campaign to inform riders of the impact on public safety due to littering. Governor Cuomo also directed the Department of Environmental Conservation to... Read more »
  • New York - Amazon Building First NY Fulfillment Center On Staten Island September 6, 2017 12:42 PM | 3 Comments New York - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that a new $100 million Amazon fulfillment center will open in the Global Logistics Park on the West Shore of Staten Island, creating 2,250 new, full-time jobs. The 855,000 square-foot facility is Amazon's first fulfillment center in New York and will offer opportunities for employees to engage with advanced robotics in a highly... Read more »
  • Jerusalem - Induction Ceremony: Chareidi Soldiers Make A Siyum At The Kotel August 31, 2017 10:55 AM | 14 Comments Jerusalem - While thousands assembled in Meah Shearim last Thursday to celebrate the homecoming of a man who just completed an 8 month prison sentence for participating in an illegal demonstration against the draft while filling a conditional sentence; a celebration of a different kind took place at the Kotel: The induction ceremony of new Chareidi IDF soldiers who will be joining the Netzach... Read more »
  • Jerusalem - Woman Crushed To Death By Electric Gate In Northern Israel August 25, 2017 09:45 AM | 1 Comments Jerusalem - A 55-year woman was killed Friday morning after she was crushed to death by an electric gate in a supermarket where she worked in Migdal HaEmek, Magen David Adom reported. MDA's 101st division reported a call at 6:25 AM about the accident. According to the owner of the shop, Yoram Ben Haim, the woman, identified as Reya Wiener, alighted her vehicle after failing to open the... Read more »
  • New York - Former Officials Of Satmar Central United Talmudic Academy Indicted In $3 Million Fraud Scheme August 17, 2017 11:16 AM | 48 Comments New York - A five-count indictment was unsealed today in United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York charging Elozer Porges and Joel Lowy, the former Executive Director and former Assistant Director, respectively, of the school system known as Central United Talmudic Academy (CUTA) in Brooklyn, New York, with one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and four... Read more »
  • Brooklyn, NY - Citing Frustrations With Albany State Senator Daniel Squadron Abruptly Resigns August 9, 2017 08:35 AM | 10 Comments Brooklyn, NY - State Senator Daniel Squadron has announced this morning he will retire this Friday so that he can help democratic candidates outside of New York “stand up for core values that are under threat,” the Brooklyn and Manhattan representative announced Wednesday. Squadron has represented the 26th District — which covers Gowanus, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg... Read more »

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