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TONIGHT IN MONSEY: R' Gavriel Sassoon - Father Of 7 Sassoon Children - Will Be Speaking About 'Overcoming Tragedy' (1 opinions)

TONIGHT IN MONSEY: R' Gavriel Sassoon - Father Of 7 Sassoon Children - Will Be Speaking About 'Overcoming Tragedy'
Tonight in Monsey: The Monsey community is invited to hear Divrei Hisorirus from Reb Gavriel Sassoon, father of the 7 Kedoshim, who is a tremendously inspiring person, and who has given much Chizuk to Klal Yisroel. He will be speaking on the topic of "overcoming tragedy" - tonight - Monday evening July 6th, [17 Tamuz] at 9:00PM in Bais Medrash Bais Yosef Meir, 19 Olympia Lane, Monsey NY (in the lower bais medrash). Men and women are invited to attend - there is no charge. (YWN Monsey Newsroom)

Former Deputy Mayor Of Spring Valley Sentenced To Three Years For Bribery

Former Deputy Mayor Of Spring Valley Sentenced To Three Years For BriberyThe former deputy mayor of a New York suburb has been sentenced to three years in prison for accepting a $10,000 bribe to back a real estate project. Joseph Desmaret, who was deputy mayor of Spring Valley when he was arrested in 2013, also has to forfeit the money. Desmaret was among six politicians named in an indictment that also alleged a scheme to buy a spot on the New York City mayoral ballot for state Sen. Malcolm Smith. Smith was convicted in February of bribery and extortion and will be sentenced next month. In all, four ...    Full Story »

SHOCK: NY Lawmaker Questions Legitimacy of Orthodox Jewish Voters (8 opinions)

A majority of the 9 Board members of the East Ramapo Central School District in Rockland County, NY, are Orthodox Jewish. They recently won re-election in a landslide, but sitting NY Assembly Member Ellen C. Jaffee used her time on the floor of the New York State Assembly to unfoundedly question the legitimacy of the voters who elected the board. The shocking claim was made during a debate of Ms. Jaffee’s bill to ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: After Heated Debate, NY Assembly Passes East Ramapo Bill To Appoint State Monitor For School District (1 opinions)

BREAKING: After Heated Debate, NY Assembly Passes East Ramapo Bill To Appoint State Monitor For School DistrictThe NY State Assembly passed Bill 5355, which would take the unprecedented step of imposing a state monitor to oversee the East Ramapo School Board, with power to veto decisions made by the board. Critics of the bill said it was undemocratic to undermine the authority of elected officials on the board. Supporters said the board didn’t truly represent the community and treated public-school students unfairly through drastic budget cuts. Some 9,000 children are in East Ramapo public schools, and most are poor and black or Latino. ...    Full Story »

Agudath Israel Opposes Bill Imposing Monitor on East Ramapo School District (9 opinions)

Agudath Israel Opposes Bill Imposing Monitor on East Ramapo School DistrictBelow is the text of a letter sent by Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, Executive Vice President of Agudath Israel of America, to Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie opposing the proposed bill which would impose a monitor on the East Ramapo School District. Dear Governor Cuomo, Majority Leader Flanagan and Speaker Heastie: Agudath Israel of America, a national Orthodox Jewish organization, respectfully urges you to oppose Senate Bill 3821 / Assembly Bill 5355, which would take the ...    Full Story »

Jewish Dems Slam Rockland GOP for Offensive Ad

Jewish Dems Slam Rockland GOP for Offensive AdThe National Jewish Democratic Council today criticized Richard Vasquez and the Rockland County Republican Party for continuing to condone a political ad seen as “deeply troubling, highly offensive, and inappropriate” to the Jewish community. The ad, which focuses on Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco and the issue of illegal housing, depicts ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS - Monsey: Family Escapes Early Morning Fire That Destroyed Home (1 opinions)

PHOTOS - Monsey: Family Escapes Early Morning Fire That Destroyed Home[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A family of five are thankful to have escaped a fast moving fire early Monday morning that left their home destroyed. Ramapo Police tell YWN that they received calls at 4:07AM reporting a structure fire on Dorchester Drive. Upon the arrival of the Fire Department, the residence was found to be fully engulfed in flames. The family of five living at the residence was thankfully out of the house and uninjured. The husband and wife, and three young children, ages six, three, and one years old were all ...    Full Story »

ADL Expresses Concern Over Inappropriate An Offensive Rockland County Sheriff Campaign Video (7 opinions)

ADL Expresses Concern Over Inappropriate An Offensive Rockland County Sheriff Campaign Video[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Friday expressed concern over an online campaign video in support of the candidacy of Mr. Richard Vasquez for Rockland County sheriff, which included an image of visibly identifiable Orthodox Jews suggesting that the Jewish community is responsible for housing issues in the county. The video entitled “Where Does Louis Falco Stand on Illegal Housing?” was purportedly uploaded by the local Rockland Republican Party on April 30, and includes a photograph of current Sheriff ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Tractor-Trailer Crash Closes Northbound NY State Thruway Near Monsey (1 opinions)

PHOTOS: Tractor-Trailer Crash Closes Northbound NY State Thruway Near Monsey[PHOTOS BY NY BUFF MEDIA] State police say an accident involving a tractor-trailer has shut down all northbound lanes of the Thruway in Rockland County. Troopers say the truck caught fire after the crash occurred on Interstate 87 around 5:45 a.m. Wednesday between Exit 10 and Exit 11. Police say the accident scene is located near the Franklin Street overpass just north of Exit 10. Northbound traffic is being diverted off the Thruway at Exit 10. Troopers say a second vehicle may have been involved in the crash, but more details ...    Full Story »
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