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  • Albany, NY - Cuomo Proposal To Make Assaulting The Press A Felony Included In 2019 Executive Budget Today 06:30 PM | 0 Comments Albany, NY - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a proposal to increase criminal penalties for assaulting the press is included in the 2019 Executive Budget. In order to provide additional protections for journalists in light of recent acts of violence against members of the media, the Governor is advancing legislation would increase the penalties of assault against a journalist while... Read more »
  • New York - NYC Files $21M Suit Against Brokerage Firm For Illegal Airbnb Listings January 14, 2019 03:39 PM | 1 Comments New York - The Mayor's Office of Special Enforcement is bringing a lawsuit against Manhattan real estate brokerage firm, Metropolitan Property Group (MPG), five current and former MPG employees, and 18 corporate entities affiliated with these employees for turning at least 130 apartments across 35 residential buildings, including one entire building in East Harlem, into illegal short-term rentals... Read more »
  • New York - School Bus Tracking Bill Passes New York City Council January 9, 2019 09:00 PM | 1 Comments New York - The New York City Council today, passed landmark legislation co-sponsored by Councilmembers Ben Kallos, Chaim Deutsch, and Mark Treyger that will require tracking devices to be installed on yellow buses that transport students to and from schools. The bill had been introduced multiple times during the last several Council sessions by former Councilmember Michael Nelson, in conjunction... Read more »
  • New York - Orthodox Jewish Couple Amongst Those Who Welcome The First Babies Of 2019 January 1, 2019 11:25 AM | 7 Comments New York - Hospitals across the tri-state area welcomed the first babies of the year not long after the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve. One baby was born at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, a spokesperson for the hospital said. The baby’s parents live in Queens. The 7 pound, 13-ounce boy born to Eli and Adina Derdik at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New... Read more »
  • New York - Letitia James Sworn In as New York State Attorney General January 1, 2019 09:51 AM | 4 Comments Albany - Just before midnight, Letitia James was officially sworn in as the 67th Attorney General for the State of New York. In a ceremony held at the State Capitol in Albany, Attorney General James took the oath of office and committed to protecting the values and interests of all New Yorkers. “It is the highest honor to officially begin my time as the Attorney General for the great... Read more »
  • New York - 3 More Members Of Lev Tahor Charged With Kidnapping Children December 29, 2018 06:59 PM | 34 Comments New York - Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and George P. Beach II, Superintendent of the New York State Police (“NYSP”), announced Friday the arrests of Nachman Helbrans, Mayer Rosner, Aron Rosner, and Jacob... Read more »
  • Washington - Poll: Michelle Obama The Most Admired Woman In America December 27, 2018 09:04 PM | 12 Comments Washington - Former First Lady Michelle Obama is the most admired woman in America, according to a new Gallup poll. Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton fell to third place after having been named the most admired woman in America every year from 2002-2017. Talk show host Oprah Winfry placed second, while current First Lady Melania Trump placed fourth. Michelle Obama has been on... Read more »
  • Washington - Outgoing McCaskill Says GOP Senators Call Trump “Nuts” Behind His Back December 24, 2018 03:20 PM | 28 Comments Washington - Many outgoing members of Congress are conducting exit interviews right now as they prepare to leave in just over a week. The departing Democratic senator from Missouri had a revealing conversation with CNN: In the interview, Claire McCaskill said that GOP senators call Trump "nuts" behind his back. "They'll tell you," McCaskill told CNN, referring to her exchanges with Republican... Read more »
  • Rockland County, NY - RC Board Of Health: 9 Yeshivas Fined $70G Over Measles Vaccination Records December 19, 2018 05:01 PM | 17 Comments New York - Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announced fines totaling over $70,000 to nine schools that did not comply with the Health Commissioner’s order to keep un- or under-vaccinated students home from school and provide vaccination and attendance records to the Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) during the measles... Read more »
  • Washington - Sens. Cruz, Cotton Introduce Resolution Encouraging The United States To Recognize Israel’s Sovereignty Over Golan Heights December 18, 2018 01:26 PM | 6 Comments Washington - U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) introduced a Senate resolution encouraging the United States to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. The full text of the resolution may be read here. “Israel’s northern border is threatened by Iranian forces and their proxies in Lebanon and Syria, including Hezbollah’s 150,000 rockets, armed drones... Read more »
  • New York - Former Fed Policy Alan Greenspan Warns Wall St. Investors To Run For Cover December 18, 2018 11:18 AM | 7 Comments New York - Alan Greenspan says the party's over on Wall Street. The former Federal Reserve chairman who famously warned more than two decades ago about "irrational exuberance" in the stock market doesn't see equity prices going any higher than they are now. "It would be very surprising to see it sort of stabilize here, and then take off," Greenspan said in an interview with CNN anchor Julia... Read more »
  • Lakewood, NJ - Feds Charge Man In $10 Million Health Care Fraud December 17, 2018 12:44 PM | 56 Comments New Jersey - A Lakewood, New Jersey, insurance producer was charged today with conspiring to defraud several Blue Cross Blue Shield health care insurance affiliates of more than $10 million, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Jonas Knopf, 63, of Lakewood, was charged by complaint with one count of conspiring to defraud three health care Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) affiliates in... Read more »
  • Gaza City - In Massive Rally Hamas Chief Says IDF Soldiers Who Enter Gaza Will Be Caught Or Killed December 16, 2018 12:30 PM | 6 Comments Gaza City - Hundreds of thousands of Hamas supporters clad in green flooded the streets of Gaza City on Sunday, as the Palestinian terrorist organization marked 31 years since its establishment. Speaking at the rally, Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh said that the organization's military wing was on its guard following a botched IDF commando operation in Gaza in November, which triggered... Read more »
  • New York - NYC Health Department Publishes Illustrated Novella About The Colonoscopy Preparation And Procedure Process December 14, 2018 02:00 PM | 3 Comments New York - – The Health Department today published a new illustrated novella about the preparation process and procedure for colonoscopies. The novella, Preparing for a Colonoscopy: Sandra’s Story, follows a woman as she prepares for a colonoscopy – she consumes a liquid diet, avoids opaque liquids, and coordinates with someone to pick her up after the surgery. The novella will be... Read more »
  • New York - Vitaminwater Is Offering $100,000 If You Can Stay Off Smartphones For A Year December 14, 2018 01:30 PM | 5 Comments New York - Do you think you could without your smartphone for a whole day? How about a whole year? Vitamin Water is willing to bet you can’t do it. CNBC is reporting, that the company unveiled a challenge for 2019 with an award of $100,000 to a person who can go without their smartphone for 365 days. You can enter the contest by sharing on Instagram or Twitter why you feel you’re up... Read more »
  • Jerusalem - Father Of Murdered Soldier Speaks About Stepson December 13, 2018 06:04 PM | 2 Comments Jerusalem - Rabbi Eliyahu Merav, the stepfather of Yossi Cohen, one of the soldiers who fell in the shooting attack at the Givat Asaf junction earlier today, spoke to Channel 10 News about his son's final words. "Yossi was a beautiful and pure soul. He was on a mission. We sent him with great love," the bereaved father told the news station. "When we sat at [our last] Shabbat meal and everyone... Read more »
  • New York - Mega Millions Ticket Worth $1,000,000 Sold In Brooklyn December 12, 2018 10:12 AM | 2 Comments New York - The New York Lottery today announced one second-prize ticket for the December 11 Mega Millions drawing was sold in BROOKLYN . The ticket is worth a guaranteed $1,000,000. The ticket was purchased at ROCKY FOOD INC, located at 1117 MCDONALD AVE. The winning numbers were 4-38-39-54-59 Mega Ball 12 The winning numbers for the Mega Millions game are drawn from a field of one to 75... Read more »
  • New York - Brooklyn District Attorney Creates A Dedicated Hate Crimes Bureau December 11, 2018 02:24 PM | 3 Comments New York - Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced the creation of a dedicated Hate Crimes Bureau, staffed with senior and experienced prosecutors who will follow investigations from the beginning and enhance charges when appropriate. The Bureau will also be reaching out to vulnerable communities to educate their members about their rights and how to protect themselves from... Read more »
  • New York - NY State Police Ask Community To Help Locate 2 Missing 'Lev Tahor' Kids December 10, 2018 03:04 PM | 10 Comments New York - The New York State Police is reaching out to the Jewish community in help to locate two kids who left home Saturday and are believed to have gone to New York City. State police said the family last saw the siblings, 14-year-old Yante Teller and her 12-year-old brother, Chaim Teller, on Saturday Dec 8. The siblings are said to be members of the Lev Tahor community. Police... Read more »
  • London - Photos: Final Design Unveiled For UK Holocaust Memorial December 6, 2018 09:05 PM | 0 Comments London - The final designs for the new Holocaust memorial next to the Palace of Westminster were unveiled Tuesday as its backers said it would “stand as a national place of remembrance”. The building, in Victoria Tower Gardens, is the creation of award-winning architect Sir David Adjaye with Israeli designer Ron Arad and landscape architects Gustafson Porter + Bowman. Former cabinet... Read more »
  • Washington - VIDEO Replay: Trump Celebrates Hanukkah With 8 Holocaust Survivors December 6, 2018 05:21 PM | 4 Comments Washington - President Donald Trump is celebrating Hanukkah in the company of eight Holocaust survivors, telling each they had endured "evil beyond description" The president also referenced the fatal October shooting of 11 Jews at a Pittsburgh synagogue. He says in the aftermath of that "sinister" killing, "we reaffirmed our solemn duty to confront anti-Semitism everywhere. Trump added that... Read more »
  • Warsaw, Poland - Israeli Official Light Hanukkah Candles In Polish Parliament December 5, 2018 07:30 PM | 6 Comments Warsaw, Poland - Hanukkah candles were lit in the Polish Sejm (parliament) today, Wednesday, the fourth eve of Hanukkah. In attendance were senior government officials including Deputy Prime Minister Piotr Gliński; Chairman of Law and Justice Party Jarosław Kaczyński; and Parliament Chairman Amar Shalk. Chief Rabbi of Israel Rabbi David Lau lit the menorah beside Chabad Rabbi of Warsaw... Read more »
  • Cape Town - South Africa Synagogue Fire Cause Massive Damage, Lost Torahs December 5, 2018 10:06 AM | 0 Comments Cape Town, South Africa - Torah scrolls worth Tens of Thousands of $USD were destroyed in a fire at a Cape Town synagogue, the congregation's rabbi said on Wednesday. Sam Thurgood, the rabbi at the Arthurs Road synagogue in Cape Town, said five handwritten scrolls were destroyed or damaged in Tuesday night's fire that started just before 11pm. It caused the collapse of the roof at the... Read more »
  • New York - NYC Police Unveil New Unmanned Aircraft System Program December 4, 2018 12:30 PM | 0 Comments New York - Today the NYPD announced its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program, which will be comprised of newly acquired Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), or drones, and the licensed NYPD officers of the Technical Assistance Response Unit (TARU) who will operate them. Whether it's a search and rescue mission, an inaccessible crime scene, a hostage situation, or a hazardous material incident, this... Read more »
  • Jerusalem - Israeli President Lights First Hanukkah Candle With Haredi Soldiers December 2, 2018 11:00 PM | 5 Comments Jerusalem - The President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, lit the first Hanukkah candle at his official residence in Jerusalem accompanied by soldiers from the Israeli Orthodox FDI battalions, whom he congratulated for his dedication to religion and defense of the country. Rivlin said to the soldiers: "I see them, and I see the modern Hasmoneans: soldiers, warriors, righteous people, who occupy... Read more »
  • New York - Governor Cuomo Orders Investigation Over Anti-semitic Vandalism At Columbia University November 29, 2018 11:59 PM | 1 Comments New York - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed the State Police Hate Crimes Unit to assist in the investigation into two swastikas and an anti-Semitic slur that were found Wednesday spray-painted on the walls of the office of a Jewish professor and Holocaust scholar at Columbia Teacher's College. "I am disgusted by the abhorrent act of anti-Semitism and hate that occurred at Columbia... Read more »
  • Sardinia - Palestinian Arrested In Italy For Plan To Poison Public Water November 28, 2018 10:33 AM | 6 Comments Sardinia, Italy - A presumed terrorist attack in Sardinia was foiled by the police in Italy on Wednesday. Italian media reported that a 38-year-old Palestinian man affiliated to ISIS planned to poison the drinking water supply. The man was stopped in Macomer, a town in Sardinia, following a magisterial request. Police blocked all accesses between Corso Umberto and Via Roma, in front of... Read more »
  • New York - 1 Pedestrian Killed, Several Others Injured When Vehicle Hits Them In Chinatown November 26, 2018 07:55 PM | 0 Comments New York - One person was killed and six others were injured Monday night when a driver lost control. The driver was parallel parking at Canal Street and Forsyth Street when the seven people were hit, a New York City police spokesperson said. The van mounted a curb, according to the New York Times. The Times reports that the driver was an elderly man. There is no word on the... Read more »
  • Jerusalem - Report: Israel Seeks To Establish Relations With Bahrain November 25, 2018 10:00 PM | 0 Comments Jerusalem - Israel is trying to establish a diplomatic relationship with Bahrain, according to several Israeli news outlets reports on Sunday night. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted at efforts to establish relations with Bahrain when he unexpectedly announced during his meeting with President Chad Edris Deby that "very soon visits will be made to other Arab countries". This is... Read more »
  • New York - Dershowitz Says Mueller Report Will Be 'Devastating' To Trump November 25, 2018 09:30 PM | 7 Comments New York - Donald Trump is facing his worst nightmare as a Harvard law professor said he expects the impending Russia report to be “devastating” for the US President. On Sunday, Alan Dershowitz told the US ABC that Robert Mueller’s report would “paint a picture that’s going to be politically very devastating”. Mr Trump has submitted his written answers to the investigation into... Read more »
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