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PHOTOS: Search To Bring New Square Man To Kever Yisroel Continues On Hudson River

PHOTOS: Search To Bring New Square Man To Kever Yisroel Continues On Hudson River
[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The search for a missing New Square resident continued on Sunday morning in an along the Hudson River. Northeast Search and Rescue, a volunteer organization, along with New Square Emergency Services and Chaverim of Rockland launched two boats along with search dogs to try to find the missing man. Ramapo Police Chief joined the team prior to the launch in Edgewater, NJ to extend the gratitude of Supervisor St. Lawrence, the Ramapo Town Board and RPD for their efforts in trying to locate him. As YWN has ...

New York: Radioactive Material Found in Groundwater Below Indian Point Nuke Plant

New York: Radioactive Material Found in Groundwater Below Indian Point Nuke PlantA radioactive material has been detected in the groundwater below a nuclear power plant north of New York City. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that water contaminated by tritium leaked into the groundwater at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, 40 miles north of Manhattan. Officials say the contamination has remained contained to the site and there's no risk to the public. Cuomo says the state's environmental conservation and health departments will investigate. A spokeswoman for Indian Point hasn't responded to ...    Full Story »

Hikind Calls on AG Schneiderman to Form Task Force to Investigate Anti-Semitism in Rockland County

Hikind Calls on AG Schneiderman to Form Task Force to Investigate Anti-Semitism in Rockland CountyAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) called on N.Y. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Thursday, requesting that a task force be formed to investigate anti-Semitism throughout Rockland County. The call for an investigation comes on the heels of an anti-Semitic educational video shown in three 9th grade Social Studies classes at Clarkstown South High School late last week. The cartoon video, distributed by study.com and approved by the district, was shown as part of a history lesson on Judaism and Christianity, explaining why Jews were ...    Full Story »

Ex Spring Valley Mayor Convicted Of Taking Bribes Ordered To Go To Prison (1 opinions)

Ex Spring Valley Mayor Convicted Of Taking Bribes Ordered To Go To PrisonA former New York mayor convicted of taking bribes has been ordered to report to prison by Feb. 29 after undergoing surgery. The Journal News reports that federal prosecutors say former Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin underwent successful surgery on Tuesday. Jasmin's scheduled surrender has been delayed twice. She was convicted of mail fraud and extortion last April and later sentenced to four years in prison. Jasmin was mayor in 2012 when an FBI operative gave her $5,000 and a 50 percent stake in a purported development project in ...    Full Story »

Ramapo Police Stop Vehicle With Stolen Plates Taken From Vehicle In Monsey Two Weeks Ago

Ramapo Police Stop Vehicle With Stolen Plates Taken From Vehicle In Monsey Two Weeks AgoYesterday (Monday) morning at about 7:00AM, a Ramapo officer assigned to the midnight shift, received a "hit" for a stolen vehicle on his unit’s License Plate Reader. The indicated vehicle was stolen from a Monsey area address about 2 weeks ago. The officer located and stopped the vehicle on College Road in Ramapo, and was able to quickly determine that the car he had was not stolen, but the license plates displayed were those from the reported stolen vehicle. The owner (passenger) of the car, a 19 year old male from Spring Valley, was ...    Full Story »

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: No One Hurt In Fire At Shoppers Haven Mall In Monsey

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: No One Hurt In Fire At Shoppers Haven Mall In Monsey[VIDEO & PHOTOS BY "ROCKLAND BUFF" IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Thankfully, no on was hurt in a fire which started near Shoppers Haven Mall in Monsey, Monday night. The Ramapo Police Department says that at approximately 10:28PM, emergency personnel responded to 24 Orchard Street (Shopper's Haven) in the Monsey area of the Town for the report of an active structure fire. Upon arrival, officers observed a detached storage building on the north side of Rockland Kosher Supermarket engulfed in flames. The building contained a forklift, ...    Full Story »

MISSING - Search Launched For Missing New Square Man

MISSING - Search Launched For Missing New Square ManA search for a missing person is being mobilized by "Ershte Hilf" - the Village of New Square Emergency Services. David Aharonowitz has been missing since late Friday 1/22/2016 He is 5’9 at 185 lbs. with Brown eyes and Brown hair. He is 46 years old. He was last seen wearing Chasidsh garbs in the area of the George Washington Bridge. Photo is attached. The search is being assisted by Rockland Chaveirim as well as Hztolah Volunteers. If anyone has information that can help or has seen or been in contact with him please contact: ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Rockland County Legislator Aron B. Wieder Honors Man Who Gave Shirt To Homeless Man

VIDEO: Rockland County Legislator Aron B. Wieder Honors Man Who Gave Shirt To Homeless Man[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Rockland County Legislator Aron B. Wieder and his Legislative colleagues have honored a Brooklyn man for his act of kindness, calling him an inspiration for all. Joey Resto was riding the New York City subway on Jan. 8 when he saw a homeless man who was shirtless and shivering. Resto removed his own top shirt and gave it to the man – going so far as to help dress him and even giving the man his winter hat. Resto’s actions were caught on videotape by another passenger and he became an internet sensation ...    Full Story »

Anti-Semitic Faxes Circulated In Ramapo

Anti-Semitic Faxes Circulated In RamapoTown Police in Ramapo are investigating incidents of faxes anti-Semitic faxes being anonymously sent to certain governmental agencies in the town. The letter was sent to Ramapo Town Hall and the town police headquarters. The letter to Town Hall was faxed on November 30 and the letter to the police department was faxed on December 20. The content and nature of the letters was not disclosed, but LoHud.com reports that the letter suggests that Jews suck the life out of Christians and other relfions and should be placed on reservations ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: 18 Vehicles Broken Into Over Shabbos In Monsey - Suspects Captured On Video (2 opinions)

VIDEO: 18 Vehicles Broken Into Over Shabbos In Monsey - Suspects Captured On Video[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Once again, burglars broke into multiple vehicle over Shabbos in the Monsey area of Rockland County. Rockland Chaieirm Coordinator Yossi Margareten told YWN that 18 vehicles were broken into over Shabbos. 16 were in the Monsey (Ramapo) area, and two were in Spring Valley. Just two weeks ago, Police had arrested two suspects who were ...    Full Story »

Ramapo Police To Start Crackdown On People Passing School Buses Following Three Pedestrian Struck Incidents (2 opinions)

Ramapo Police To Start Crackdown On People Passing School Buses Following Three Pedestrian Struck IncidentsThe Monsey area has recently had multiple accidents involving school-buses, and Ramapo Police are planning a serious crackdown. In the past two weeks there have been at least three accidents where drivers passed school buses despite having their red lights flashing. This has resulted in serious injuries for the victims. Sources tell YWN that Ramapo Police held an emergency meeting to map out a plan of action. Due to the seriousness of this matter, Ramapo Police held this meeting on a holiday weekend without waiting until regular work ...    Full Story »
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