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  • New York - Powerball Jackpot Rises To $620M, Third-Largest In Game's History Today 10:16 AM | 0 Comments New York - The day after nobody won a $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot, the numbers were drawn for a relatively paltry Powerball prize of $470 million. But, like Mega Millions, no one took home the Powerball, and the pot continues to rise. The winning numbers for Saturday's drawing were 16, 54, 57, 62, 69 with a Powerball of 23. With no one claiming the big prize, the Powerball drawing on... Read more »
  • New York - Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs To $970 Million October 18, 2018 12:45 PM | 0 Comments New York - The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to $970 million, inching ever-closer to the $1 billion mark. Officials raised the estimated jackpot Thursday for the second time due to strong sales ahead of Friday night's drawing. The prize is the second-largest jackpot in U.S. history, behind only a $1.6 billion Powerball prize won in 2016. No one has matched all six numbers and won the... Read more »
  • New York - Jewish Caucus, Community, And Faith Leaders Unite Against Bias Attacks In Boro Park, Crown Heights October 17, 2018 05:05 PM | 5 Comments New York - At a press conference this morning in front of One Police Plaza, the New York City Council’s Jewish Caucus, chaired by Councilman Chaim Deutsch, denounced two recent anti-Semitic assaults in Brooklyn – one in Crown Heights and one in Boro Park, and outlined plans to prevent future bias incidents. Deutsch was joined by Councilmembers Barry Grodenchik and Jumaane Williams, as... Read more »
  • Rockland County, NY - Rockland County Man Charged With Planing To Blow Himself Up On Election Day October 10, 2018 05:25 PM | 2 Comments Rockland County, NY - Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced that PAUL M. ROSENFELD has been charged in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in connection with manufacturing an explosive... Read more »
  • New York - Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs To $548 Million October 10, 2018 11:30 AM | 0 Comments New York - No tickets matched all the numbers on Tuesday to win the Mega Millions' jackpot, so the grand prize is increasing to the third largest jackpot in the lottery’s history. The jackpot, now at $548 million, has been growing since it was last won on July 24. The Tuesday drawing marked the 22nd consecutive drawing where no one matched all six numbers drawn, according to the lottery... Read more »
  • New York - Tonight’s Mega Millions Jackpot Jumps To $420 Million October 5, 2018 05:00 PM | 0 Comments New York - The estimated jackpot for tonight’s Mega Millions drawing is now $420,000,000. The $15,000,000 boost is based on stronger than predicted sales across all 46 participating Lottery jurisdictions. A single jackpot winner in tonight’s drawing would have the option of receiving the life-changing prize as an annuity with one immediate payment and 29 additional, graduated payments that... Read more »
  • New York - Governor Cuomo Announces $13 Billion Plan To Transform JFK Into A World-Class 21st Century Airport October 4, 2018 02:30 PM | 1 Comments New York - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced an historic $13 billion plan to transform John F. Kennedy International Airport into a modern 21st century airport anchored by two new world-class international terminal complexes on the airport's north and south sides. This record investment — including $12 billion in private funding — advances the Governor's vision for a unified and... Read more »
  • New York - Staten Island Man Claims Winning $245.6 Million Powerball Lottery Ticket September 27, 2018 04:00 PM | 1 Comments Staten Island, NY - Forty-two-year-old Nandlall Mangal, from Staten Island, has come forward to claim the $245.6 million sole jackpot-winning ticket from the August 11, 2018 Powerball drawing. Mangal, said he purchases his Lottery tickets when the jackpots reach $100 million. “I was grocery shopping and knew the Powerball jackpot was big,” he explained. “I decided that was a good time... Read more »
  • Jerusalem - Charedi Pianist Killed By Hit-and-run Driver Sukkot Night While Returning From Western Wall September 25, 2018 08:05 PM | 1 Comments Jerusalem - The 31-year-old victim of a deadly hit-and-run accident late Sunday night has been identified as Chaim Tukachinsky, a haredi pianist. Tukachinsky was killed at around midnight Sunday when a vehicle driven by 50-year-old Spanish journalist Julio De La Guardia struck Tukachinsky. De La Guardia was later found to have been driving under the influence of alcohol, and was taken into... Read more »
  • Jerusalem - Thousands Of Ultra-Orthodox Protest Over Shabbat Work On Light Rail September 22, 2018 08:49 PM | 4 Comments Jerusalem - Tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews protested in the Tel Aviv suburb of Bnei Brak Friday night after a court allowed work on the light-rail on the Sabbath. The Tel Aviv District Court ruled earlier Friday that essential work could take place on Shabbat if not carrying it out might endanger human life. Above-ground work must be concealed from sight, it added. Police said... Read more »
  • Brooklyn, NY - 4-year-old Badly Injured After Being Hit By Car In Borough Park September 19, 2018 09:37 PM | 12 Comments Brooklyn, NY - A 4-year-old boy is in critical condition after being struck by a car in Brooklyn Wednesday. It happened around 2:30 p.m. on 13th Avenue in Borough Park. Authorities say it appears that Ari Fisher ran into the street and was hit by a Dodge Caravan. Ari was conscious and alert but suffered serious head trauma. It does not appear the injuries are life threatening, and the... Read more »
  • Brooklyn, NY - Mega Millions Ticket Worth $1,000,040 Sold In Williamsburg August 25, 2018 11:22 PM | 2 Comments Brooklyn, NY - The New York Lottery today announced one second-prize ticket for the August 24 Mega Millions drawing was sold in BROOKLYN . The ticket is worth a guaranteed $1,000,040. The ticket was purchased at RODRIGUEZ GROCERY, located at 127 GRAND 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 »
  • Jerusalem - Chief Rabbi Of Morocco Aharon Monsonego Passes Away August 7, 2018 03:05 PM | 1 Comments Jerusalem - Chief Rabbi of Morocco Aharon Monsonego passed away, Tuesday 7th of August, in the Shaarei Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem, reports Israeli online newspaper Jerusalem Post. The 90-year-old man’s health condition deteriorated on Monday and was taken to the hospital, where his death was pronounced the following day. Monsonego was a significant figure in the history of Jewish... Read more »
  • Givat Shaul, Israel - Stabbing Victim Yotam Ovadia Laid To Rest July 27, 2018 08:50 AM | 5 Comments Givat Shaul, Israel - The funeral of Yotam Ovadia, 31, began on Friday afternoon in Givat Shaul, Jerusalem. Ovadia was brutally murdered on Thursday evening when a 17-year-old terrorist jumped the security fence in the Jerusalem-area town of Adam and stabbed him to death. The terrorist, identified as Tarak Da'ar Yousef, also stabbed two other Jews. One is in moderate condition and the other... Read more »
  • New York - New York's Mega Millions Jackpot Jumps To $512,000,000 July 23, 2018 02:07 PM | 2 Comments New York - The estimated jackpot for the Tuesday, July 24 Mega Millions drawing has increased from $493 million to $512 million, making it the fifth richest jackpot in game history. The cash value of tomorrow’s $512 million jackpot is $303.4 million. On March 30, 2012, the record Mega Millions jackpot of $656 million was shared by winners in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland. Just behind that is... Read more »
  • New York - Tonight’s Mega Millions Jackpot is Now $433 Million July 20, 2018 04:00 PM | 0 Comments New York - The jackpot for tonight’s Mega Millions drawing is now $433,000,000. The $11,000,000 boost is attributed to brisk sales across all 46 participating lottery jurisdictions. This jackpot in the 6th largest in the game’s history. The last jackpot hit was $142 million in Ohio on May 4 of this year. Tickets for tonight’s drawing can be purchased until 10:45 p.m. The winning... Read more »
  • Jerusalem - Israel's United Hatzalah Introduces New Midwives Division July 1, 2018 10:00 AM | 2 Comments Jerusalem - United Hatzalah of Israel introduced a new division of services that will now dispatch trained midwives and OB-GYN nurses to incidents of unexpected home births. Midwives and nurses who have joined the program will now be dispatched by United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command Center to assist birthing mothers in their deliveries should they not be able to travel to the hospital... Read more »
  • New York - Governor Cuomo Urges NYers To Prepare For Dangerous Heat Starting This Weekend And Lasting Through Monday June 27, 2018 08:00 PM | 2 Comments New York - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today cautioned all New Yorkers to prepare for an extended period of dangerous heat and humidity, which is expected to begin this weekend and last through Monday, July 2. To avoid heat-related illnesses, the Governor is encouraging individuals to limit strenuous outdoor physical activity during this time period, especially for people who are more susceptible... Read more »
  • New York - Two Brooklyn Men Charged With Assault As A Hate Crime For Alleged Unprovoked Attack On Rabbinical Student June 20, 2018 03:04 PM | 4 Comments New York - Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced that two Brooklyn men have been indicted for assault as a hate crime and other charges in connection with an alleged attack against a Jewish rabbinical student who was walking home at night in Crown Heights. The defendants did not take any property or cash, including a charity box the victim was holding, and allegedly stated... Read more »
  • 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 »
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