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Survey: NYC Homelessness Rose In 2014

Survey: NYC Homelessness Rose In 2014
A new survey shows the number of homeless people in New York City has grown this year in almost every category: individuals, families and the chronically homeless. The New York Times says the report was conducted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. It's based on a nationwide "point-in-time" survey conducted on a single night in January. It found that while the number of homeless people living on the streets and in shelters fell across the country, it grew in New York City. The survey found that nearly half of the ...

Union Appeal Denied in NY Stop and Frisk Case

Union Appeal Denied in NY Stop and Frisk CaseA federal appeals court panel has denied a request by police unions to continue challenging New York City's stop and frisk ruling. A judge ruled last year that the city sometimes discriminated against minorities with the New York Police Department's stop, question and frisk policy and ordered changes to departmental training and procedures. Then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ...    Full Story »

AUDIO: YWN Exclusive: Greenfield Explains Bold Plan To Build 2,000 New Housing Units in Boro Park (3 opinions)

AUDIO: YWN Exclusive: Greenfield Explains Bold Plan To Build 2,000 New Housing Units in Boro Park[AUDIO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] On his weekly radio program last night, Councilman David Greenfield laid out his support of a bold new housing plan proposed by R' Nachman Caller to build as many as 2,000 units of affordable housing in Borough Park. Councilman Greenfield addresses critical questions such as: Why weren't we able to build housing before? Why do we even need more housing in ...    Full Story »

Jewish Day Schools and Yeshivas Reps Voice Concerns About UPK Program At OU Advocacy-Teach NYS Meeting (2 opinions)

Jewish Day Schools and Yeshivas Reps Voice Concerns About UPK Program At OU Advocacy-Teach NYS MeetingRepresentatives of more than 30 New York City Jewish day schools and yeshivas convened this week at a community forum sponsored by OU Advocacy-Teach NYS to voice their frustrations over New York City’s universal pre-K (UPK) program and suggest ways the program could be improved. OU Advocacy-Teach NYS is working with state and city legislators to enhance the program for non-public ...    Full Story »

Gas Almost Under $3 Nationwide: What To Know

Gas Almost Under $3 Nationwide: What To KnowThe sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price under $3 a gallon. "It's stunning what's happening here," says Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information Service. "I'm a little bit shocked." The national average price of gasoline ...    Full Story »

Bill Clinton Stumps For New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Bill Clinton Stumps For New York Gov. Andrew CuomoBill Clinton threw his political weight behind New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's re-election bid on Thursday, lauding the governor's focus on causes like a higher minimum wage and preschool programs. "He has made this a more progressive, more fair, more forward-looking state — and it's turned out to be good for the economy," Clinton said at the Manhattan headquarters of 1199 SEIU, the ...    Full Story »

Author of Bin Laden Book Is Under Criminal Probe

Author of Bin Laden Book Is Under Criminal ProbeU.S. military officials say a former Navy SEAL who wrote a firsthand account of the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under investigation for possibly disclosing classified information. He could face criminal charges. Publication of Matt Bissonnette's book, "No Easy Day," in 2012 prompted a Pentagon inquiry that evolved several months ago into a criminal probe by the Justice ...    Full Story »

Nepotism at the Port of Ashdod - You Decide

Nepotism at the Port of Ashdod - You DecideWhile labor leaders and officials at the Port of Ashdod insist the port is run in accordance to law regarding hiring. Nevertheless, a recent state comptroller’s report documents that 36% of the employees at the port are related. The report released on Wednesday 5 Marcheshvan documents the nepotism that exists at the port despite claims of denial from all level of labor and ...    Full Story »

Switzerland: IS Suspects Arrested Over Attack Plan

Switzerland: IS Suspects Arrested Over Attack PlanThree people suspected of supporting the Islamic State group and thought to have been planning an attack in Europe were arrested in Switzerland earlier this year, prosecutors said Friday. The Iraqi citizens were arrested in late March and have been held in pre-trial detention since then, Swiss federal prosecutors said in a statement. They didn't give the names or any other details of ...    Full Story »

Moetzes Gedolei Yisrael of Agudas Yisroel In Eretz Yisroel Say Not To Cooperate With IDF Draft In Any Way (8 opinions)

Moetzes Gedolei Yisrael of Agudas Yisroel In Eretz Yisroel Say Not To Cooperate With IDF Draft In Any WayFollowing the meeting this week of the admorim shlita of the Moetzas Gedolei Hatorah of Agudas Yisrael, a kol korei was published in the chareidi media on erev Shabbos that the tzibur is not to cooperate with IDF authorities in any way. This includes reporting for a first draft notice and joining any of the specially tailored programs for chareidim, including Shachar and civilian ...    Full Story »

R' Nachman Caller to Assemblyman Dov Hikind: Promise To Serve As A Committee Member If Elected (8 opinions)

R' Nachman Caller to Assemblyman Dov Hikind: Promise To Serve As A Committee Member If ElectedOn Thursday, the campaign of R' Nachman Caller for the State Assembly demanded that Assemblyman Dov Hikind publicly commits himself to serve as a committee member in the State Assembly, if reelected on Tuesday. In a statement on Thursday, Assemblyman Dov Hikind shamelessly claimed that a representative elected by voters in the district would be ineffective in Albany. He, however, did ...    Full Story »

Op-Ed by Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz: Anti-Israel Sentiment Has Crossed a Dangerous Line

Op-Ed by Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz: Anti-Israel Sentiment Has Crossed a Dangerous LineThis week an anonymous U.S. official used a vulgar and disrespectful term to describe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Even though the White House distanced itself from this utterance (which I won’t repeat here) and re-emphasized the close relationship between the U.S. and Israel, the damage was already done. In a world where anti-Semitic attacks are on the rise and ...    Full Story »

European Rabbis Propose 'Ground-Breaking' Law To Hlp Agunos (4 opinions)

European Rabbis Propose 'Ground-Breaking' Law To Hlp AgunosThe Knesset is considering ground-breaking new legislation proposed by the Conference of European Rabbis (CER) at their meeting in Berlin in 2013. The legislation will help innumerable women across Europe who are currently Agunos. Although all Batei Din already have powers against men who withhold a get, previously the laws of Agunos have left many women around the world stranded ...    Full Story »

Home of Jerusalem Terrorist to be Destroyed (4 opinions)

Home of Jerusalem Terrorist to be DestroyedOfficials have informed the family of the terrorist who attempted to assassinate Rabbi Yehuda Glick, Mutaz Hijazi, 32 YM"S that their home is going to be razed. A search of the home following the attack led to uncovering two Kalashnikov AK-47 ...    Full Story »

Felder Endorses Hikind; Says Whoever Votes For Caller Should Move To Another Neighborhood (8 opinions)

Felder Endorses Hikind; Says Whoever Votes For Caller Should Move To Another Neighborhood Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) received a glowing endorsement this evening from long-time ally NYS Senator Simcha Felder. On Hikind’s radio show, the popular Senator dismissed the validity of Hikind’s challenger. “An endorsement means there are choices,” said Felder. “Sometimes there’s no question. I don’t even know why there are signs all over the place ‘Vote ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Temple Mount Activist Yehudah Glick Who Was Shot In Terror Attack Seen Praying With Muslims

Yehudah Glick who was recently shot by a terrorist in Jerusalem, favored co-existence between Jews and Arabs on the Temple Mount.

NYPD Chief Of Department Phil Banks Abruptly Resignes (1 opinions)

NYPD Chief Of Department Phil Banks Abruptly ResignesThe NYPD's Chief of Department, Philip Banks, has just resigned. Chief Banks is a 28-year veteran of the department, and was expected to become first deputy commissioner, the number two spot in the department. Sources tell YWN that Banks allegedly had a disagreement with Commissioner Bratton which led to Banks resigning. The news has sent shock waves through the department. Chief ...    Full Story »

Compromise Giyur Bill to be Presented at the Weekly Cabinet Meeting (4 opinions)

Compromise Giyur Bill to be Presented at the Weekly Cabinet MeetingA compromise version of the controversial Giyur Bill introduced by Rabbi Chaim Druckman Shlita is scheduled to be presented to the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday 9 Marcheshvan. Those in the know are signaling the revised version is likely to be approved by the cabinet on Sunday. If this is the case, the ball will be back in the Bayit Yehudi court as party leader Naftali Bennett will ...    Full Story »

REMINDER: Change Your Clocks On Motzei Shabbos (USA) - And Check Your Smoke Alarms (1 opinions)

REMINDER: Change Your Clocks On Motzei Shabbos (USA) - And Check Your Smoke AlarmsDon’t forget to “fall back” and check smoke detectors this weekend. On Sunday, Nov. 2 at 2 a.m., time will revert back to standard, giving everyone an extra hour to sleep in. Since 2007, the time change has reverted to standard time on the first Sunday of November and changed to daylight savings time on the second Sunday of March. Hence the phrase, “Fall back, spring ...    Full Story »

Body Guard Assigned to MK Moshe Feiglin (1 opinions)

Body Guard Assigned to MK Moshe FeiglinKnesset security officials have assigned bodyguard to Deputy Speaker MK Moshe Feiglin following the attempted assassination of Har Habayis activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick. Due to Feiglin’s often-heard remarks and activism promoting freedom for Jews on Har Habayis, Knesset security officials have decided there is a need for additional protection for Feiglin. Knesset Speaker Yuli ...    Full Story »

Israel: Gas Prices Going Down on November 2nd (2 opinions)

Israel: Gas Prices Going Down on November 2ndThe price of gasoline at the pumps is going down on November 2nd, officials announce. At present, a liter of 95 octane gasoline in Israel sells for 7.37 NIS, which is the equivalent of $7.86 per a US gallon based on the Bank of Israel exchange rate of 3.75 at the close of banking hours on Wednesday 5 Marcheshvan. On November 2nd the price per liter will be 27 agorot less, 7.05 NIS, ...    Full Story »

3,000 Police Assigned to the Capital to Prevent Islamic Violence

3,000 Police Assigned to the Capital to Prevent Islamic Violence Police have reopened Har Habayis to permit Muslims to visit the site and conduct Friday prayers. The area was closed down to Muslims and non-Muslims alike on Thursday following the attempted assassination of Har Habayis activist ...    Full Story »

Hospital Reports Improvement in the Condition of Yehuda Glick (4 opinions)

Hospital Reports Improvement in the Condition of Yehuda Glick Officials in Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Yerushalayim report a slight improvement overnight in the condition of terror victim Rabbi Yehuda Glick. Rabbi Glick remains intubated and sedated, listed in serious condition after being shot several times at point blank range. The tzibur is requested to be mispallel for Yehuda Yehoshua ben Rivka Ita Brenda bsoch kol cholei am ...    Full Story »

Rishon L'Tzion Meets with Rabbi Chaim Druckman

Rishon L'Tzion Meets with Rabbi Chaim DruckmanWith the Giyur Bill set on the Knesset agenda for next week, Rishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita met with Rabbi Chaim Druckman Shlita. The meeting took place on Thursday 6 Marcheshvan. It should be remembered that Rabbi Druckman was the head of the state giyur program. Rabbi Yosef met with him in the hope of preventing the bill from being voted into law next week. The meeting ...    Full Story »

FM Lieberman to Sweden: The Mideast is More Complicated than IKEA Furniture

FM Lieberman to Sweden: The Mideast is More Complicated than IKEA FurnitureForeign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that the decision by the government of Sweden to recognize a Palestinian state is an unfortunate decision which strengthens radical elements and Palestinian recalcitrance. Such measures only serve to bolster the Palestinians' unrealistic demands and delay an agreement. The only way to reach an arrangement between Israel and the Palestinians is for ...    Full Story »
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4 Har Habayis Activists Arrested Trying to Ascend to the Site (4 opinions)

4 Har Habayis Activists Arrested Trying to Ascend to the SiteSeveral dozen Jews arrived at the Kosel Plaza on Thursday afternoon 6 Marcheshvan. The activists tried to force their way onto the bridge leading to the Mughrabi Gate, seeking to ascend to Har Habayis. Police made four arrests. There are no reports of injuries. In a related matter, Arab MK Dr. Ahmed Tibi commented to the media on the Israel Police decision to close Har Habayis to ...    Full Story »

First Presidential Debate in Works for Republicans

First Presidential Debate in Works for RepublicansThe 2014 midterm elections are days away, but preparation are already underway for the first debate of the 2016 presidential primary contest. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation announced on Thursday that it will invite GOP presidential candidates to attend a televised debate at California's Reagan Library in September 2015. Former first lady Nancy Reagan noted that the ...    Full Story »

Inspectors Nab Shipment of Protected Items at Ben-Gurion Airport

Inspectors Nab Shipment of Protected Items at Ben-Gurion AirportInspectors from a number of government agencies on the night between Wednesday and Thursday (the eve of 6 Marcheshvan) apprehended a sizable shipment of sea creatures and plant life categorized as ‘protected species’ and thereby prohibited to be brought into the country. The shipment included 58 cases containing a total of 1,180 fish and protected creatures totaling 870kg (1,918 ...    Full Story »

Bratton: No Credible Threats Against NYC Marathon

Bratton: No Credible Threats Against NYC MarathonNYPD Commissioner William Bratton says there are no credible threats against Sunday's New York City Marathon. This is the second time the race has been run since the bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon. Security was stepped up last year, and organizers plan similar measures Sunday. Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference Thursday that he and Bratton attended a meeting the ...    Full Story »

Annual Rabin Memorial Rally this Motzei Shabbos in Tel Aviv

Annual Rabin Memorial Rally this Motzei Shabbos in Tel AvivThe annual memorial rally held for the late Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin will take place in Tel Aviv on motzei Shabbos Parshas Lech Lecha. The rally seems to attract fewer participants with each passing year. This year will mark 19 years since the prime minister was assassinated. Organizers this years decided to call the rally “Remembering the murder – fighting for democracy”. ...    Full Story »

Obama Official Cursing Out Netanyahu - A Halachic Analysis (5 opinions)

Obama Official Cursing Out Netanyahu - A Halachic Analysis[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman] It is a news story that most religious Jews wish to ignore. An anonymous senior Obama administration official described the Prime Minister of Israel with a word that is called by the Talmud as “Nibul Peh” – curse words that should never be used. The Israeli government response to this outrage, however, is probably correct. The Obama administration was ...    Full Story »

Dempsey: US Considering Empowering Sunni Tribes

Dempsey: US Considering Empowering Sunni TribesThe top U.S. military officer says the Pentagon is beginning to consider ways to bring the Sunni Arab tribes of Iraq's Anbar province more fully into the battle against the Islamic State group. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, told reporters Thursday that empowering the tribes is one of three key elements of a strategy for rolling back IS fighters in ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: The Government has Abandoned Jews on Har Habayis

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: The Government has Abandoned Jews on Har HabayisTzfas Chief Sephardi Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu Shlita joins the growing public sentiment regarding Israel Police’s failure to protect Jews on Har Habayis. Rav Eliyahu was interviewed by the Kippa website, explaining police cannot wash their hands of their responsibility in the attempted assassination of Har Habayis activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick. “Police announced they did not have any ...    Full Story »

Suspected Cop-Killer Eric Frein Captured After 48 Day Manhunt (3 opinions)

Suspected Cop-Killer Eric Frein Captured After 48 Day ManhuntAuthorities say they have captured a man accused of killing one Pennsylvania State trooper and seriously injuring another during an ambush outside police barracks. Police say they have 31-year-old Eric Frein (freen) in custody. The ambush was Sept. 12. The seven-week hunt for him ended Thursday. Police haven't released details of the capture. Authorities have called Frein a ...    Full Story »

Thursday Afternoon Terror Log

Thursday Afternoon Terror Log11:42: A tourist sustained non-serious injuries by a flare fired by an Arab male in the eastern portion of Yerushalayim. Ichud Hatzalah reports a female tourist was injured in her head. 11:48: Serious clashes between police and Arabs in the Abu-Tur area of Yerushalayim. 12:30: Arabs near an entrance to Har Habayis shouting “Slaughter the Jews”. Police on the ...    Full Story »

GOP Senators Urge Obama to Hold off on Immigration

GOP Senators Urge Obama to Hold off on ImmigrationThe three Republican senators responsible for comprehensive immigration legislation that remains stalled in Congress are calling on President Barack Obama not to use executive action to shield millions of people from deportation. Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Marco Rubio of Florida wrote to Obama on Thursday urging him not to act and warning that ...    Full Story »

Israel: A Rainy Weekend Predicted Accompanied by Cooler Temperatures (3 opinions)

Israel: A Rainy Weekend Predicted Accompanied by Cooler TemperaturesThe weather service is predicting a wet and cooler weekend in Yerushalayim and elsewhere B”H. rainfall is expected to begin on Thursday afternoon/evening from the north and then spreading to the center of the county. Local thundershowers are expected as well. The rainfall will hit the N. Negev area earlier, Thursday afternoon, as temperatures drop somewhat. Temperatures are ...    Full Story »

Greenfield Hosts Governor Cuomo Tonight at 7PM on Weekly Radio Show on 620AM (1 opinions)

Greenfield Hosts Governor Cuomo Tonight at 7PM on Weekly Radio Show on 620AMTonight Councilman David Greenfield will host Governor Andrew Cuomo on Greenfield's weekly radio show on 620 AM radio starting at 7 pm. Greenfield will also discuss his support of the bold Boro Park rail yard housing proposal that may lead to as many as 2,000 new units of housing in Boro Park along 61st Street. Each week Councilman Greenfield hosts a live radio show from 7 to 8 pm on ...    Full Story »


AUDIO: YWN Exclusive: Greenfield Explains Bold Plan To Build 2,000 New Housing Units in Boro Park (3 opinions)

gfn[AUDIO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] On his weekly radio program last night, Councilman David Greenfield laid out his support of a bold new housing plan proposed by R' Nachman Caller to build as many as 2,000 units of affordable housing in Borough Park. Councilman Greenfield addresses critical questions such as: Why weren't we able to build housing before? Why do we even need more housing in Boro Park? Where will all these new people park their cars? Greenfield also took live calls from listeners. Greenfield explained clearly that he was not supporting either candidate for Assembly, but praised both Assemblyman Dov Hikind and R' Nachman Caller for their qualifications. Greenfield specifically pointed to the TAP bill that Assemblyman Hikind passed into law in 2011 and to R' Nachman's advocacy against casinos in the Catskills and his many years as prominent attorney and askan in our community. YWN obtained an exclusive clip of the show, and it's worth a listen below. Greenfield hosts a popular radio show every Thursday night at 7pm on 620AM on the radio dial. (YWN Desk - NYC)

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WATCH: Temple Mount Activist Yehudah Glick Who Was Shot In Terror Attack Seen Praying With Muslims

Yehudah Glick who was recently shot by a terrorist in Jerusalem, favored co-existence between Jews and Arabs on the Temple Mount.

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