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Yeshivos in Town of Ramapo Show 'Impressive Resolve' to Ensure School Building Safety (3 opinions)

Yeshivos in Town of Ramapo Show 'Impressive Resolve' to Ensure School Building Safety
Following an Order issued by the New York State Department of State on April 18, 2016, requiring the Town of Ramapo to take certain steps to enforce the State's Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, including a series of inspections of nonpublic school buildings, a group of some 40 yeshiva leaders have pledged their "full cooperation" with Town officials in carrying out the terms of the Order. The yeshiva leaders, representing Jewish schools from across the Town of Ramapo, met on April 20 in the offices of the Yeshiva Association of ...

UPDATE: Here Are The Charges Against Ramapo Town Supervisor St. Lawrence And Former Executive Director Of RLDC

UPDATE: Here Are The Charges Against Ramapo Town Supervisor St. Lawrence And Former Executive Director Of RLDCThe following release was given to YWN by the  United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York: Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Diego Rodriguez, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), Andrew J. Ceresney, Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement (“SEC”), and Thomas Zugibe, the Rockland County District Attorney, announced the unsealing of an indictment charging ...    Full Story »

HEROES! Two Chasidic Men From New Square Help Rescue Non-Jewish Family From Home That Exploded [VIDEO AND PHOTOS] (4 opinions)

HEROES! Two Chasidic Men From New Square Help Rescue Non-Jewish Family From Home That Exploded [VIDEO AND PHOTOS][VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE]  Two Jewish construction workers who worked in New Square are being hailed as heroes, after helping rescue occupants from a home that exploded in Hillcrest, and making a tremendous Kiddush Hashem. Sources tell YWN that the two men - Binyomin Zev Unger, and Yitzchok Greenberg, were working in New Square when they heard an explosion and saw a plume of smoke. The pair ran through the woods to a home that had turned into a fireball. When they arrived at the home, there was one family member ...    Full Story »

THE DETAILS: Dozens Of FBI Agents Making Raids At Multiple Locations In Monsey And Kiryas Joel [UPDATED] (53 opinions)

THE DETAILS: Dozens Of FBI Agents Making Raids At Multiple Locations In Monsey And Kiryas Joel [UPDATED]Dozens of FBI Agents have been seen at multiple homes and businesses in the Monsey and Kiryas Joel communities on Wednesday afternoon. According to a report by LoHud.com, the raids are part of an investigation into whether Rockland yeshivas properly spent money obtained through the federal government's E-Rate program, which came into existence in 1998 and today allocates more than $4 billion annually for computer and Internet access across the nation. There have been no arrests yet, but sources tell News 12 they expect numerous arrests ...    Full Story »

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Kiddush Hashem In Spring Valley As Rockland Chaveirim Search For Missing Spring valley Girl (1 opinions)

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Kiddush Hashem In Spring Valley As Rockland Chaveirim Search For Missing Spring valley Girl[VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] It was a Kiddush Hashem on Monday night, as dozens and dozens of volunteers of Rockland Chaveirim searched the area for a missing 10-year-old girl. Sources tell YWN that the volunteer organization was contacted by local authorities to assist in the search, duet o their expertise in searches and due to their large volume of manpower. After hours of searching, police decided to stop the search for the night. In the attached video, see Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence as well as the ...    Full Story »

BREAKING PHOTO: Structure Fire On Walter Drive In Monsey; 1 Person With Burns

BREAKING PHOTO: Structure Fire On Walter Drive In Monsey; 1 Person With BurnsOne person was burned in a structure fire on Walter Drive in the heart of the Monsey Jewish community, Monday morning. The Monsey Fire Department was on the scene at 5 Walter Drive near Monsey Boulevard at around 9:15AM, and reported heavy fire in a home. Monsey Hatzolah was on the scene and was treating one person with burns. Additional information will be published when it becomes available. (Charles Gross - YWN)

PHOTOS: Coast Guard Auxiliary Pilot Rosenberg Awarded For Heroic Actions By Avoided Children In Plane Crash

PHOTOS: Coast Guard Auxiliary Pilot Rosenberg Awarded For Heroic Actions By Avoided Children In Plane Crash[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Ramapo Police Chief Brad R. Weidel gave an award to pilot Yaakov (Jack) Yosef Rosenberg on Wednesday, for his bravery by averting a disaster last year, when he purposely landed his stalled plane in an empty soccer field in order to avoid hitting children on the ground. As YWN had reported at the time, the Cessna 172 ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: Murder-Suicide In Wesley Hills On Deerwood Road In Ramapo [VIDEO AND PHOTOS]

BREAKING: Murder-Suicide In Wesley Hills On Deerwood Road In Ramapo [VIDEO AND PHOTOS][VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Ramapo Police are confirming that two people are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in a home located in the heart of the Wesley Hills Jewish Community, Thursday morning. Ramapo Police had a crime scene secured and detectives were seen going in and out of the house at around 8:00AM. Spring Hill Volunteer Ambulance was on the scene earlier and say that a man shot another person inside the home located at 2 Deerwood Road. He then turned the gun on himself on the back porch. The Rockland ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Skverer Dayan Joins Divers O Hudson To Be Mispallel For Recovery Of Body

VIDEO: Skverer Dayan Joins Divers O Hudson To Be Mispallel For Recovery Of Body[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The search for a missing New Square resident continued on Monday morning in and along the Hudson River. Today, the Skvrer Dayan, Hagaon HaRav Sholom Pollack Shlita joined the search teams on a boat to be Mispallel in the last known location of the missing person. 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 ...    Full Story »
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