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Hikind Welcomes Appointment of Dennis M. Walcott as East Ramapo Monitor

Hikind Welcomes Appointment of Dennis M. Walcott as East Ramapo MonitorAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) released the following statement on the news that former New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott has been appointed as Monitor for the East Ramapo Central School District: “I have known Dennis Walcott for many years. He is an extremely fair individual and his appointment is a positive development. After reaching out to the Jewish community and hearing how they are cautiously optimistic with these developments, I believe this is a turning point for everyone going forward. The fact that the ...    Full Story »

NY Schools Chief Intervenes In East Ramapo School District Run By Orthodox Jews (9 opinions)

NY Schools Chief Intervenes In East Ramapo School District Run By Orthodox JewsThe state education commissioner is stepping into the bitter battle over control of an unusual New York school district. Commissioner MaryEllen Elia has scheduled an announcement for Thursday afternoon involving the East Ramapo district in Rockland County. The district has a board dominated by Orthodox Jews who don't use the public schools. Most public school pupils are black or Hispanic. Many parents have complained that the board shortchanges the public schools while supporting Jewish yeshivas. The board blames state funding. A ...    Full Story »

Former Spring Valley Mayor Gets 4-Year Sentence In Bribery Case

Former Spring Valley Mayor Gets 4-Year Sentence In Bribery CaseThe former mayor of a suburban New York village has been sentenced to four years in prison for taking bribes. Noramie Jasmin was mayor of Spring Valley when an FBI operative, posing as a developer, gave her $5,000 and a 50 percent stake in a project. Federal Judge Colleen McMahon told Jasmin on Friday that she had violated the trust of her constituents, especially young women seeking a role model. Jasmin's attorney said he's appealing the conviction. Jasmin ran for re-election in 2013 while she was under indictment and was ...    Full Story »

Rockland County Legislators Considering E-Cigarette Ban

Rockland County Legislators Considering E-Cigarette BanLawmakers in a New York county where smoking indoors is already prohibited are considering adding a ban on e-cigarettes. The Journal News reports Rockland County officials held a public hearing Tuesday night to discuss the expansion of the county's smoking restrictions to treat electronic cigarettes like traditional tobacco products. Legislator Aney Paul, a Nanuet Democrat who authored the proposal, says she's alarmed by the chemicals contained in e-cigarettes and is concerned by the increase in "vaping" by young people. The bill ...    Full Story »

Monsey: Porch With 40 Children On It Collapses (8 opinions)

Monsey: Porch With 40 Children On It Collapses A deck loaded with children collapsed in Monsey, Tuesday afternoon. Sources tell YWN that around 40 children were on the rear deck at a home on Lindeman Lane at around 3:00PM, when it suddenly collapsed. Rockland Hatzolah was on scene in seconds with a large response - expecting to find numerous children injured. Bichasdei Hashem, only two children suffered minor injuries. They were transported to Nyack Hospital by Hatzolah. The cause of the collapse was being investigated. (YWN Monsey Newsoom)

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 »
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