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Gas Tax Going Up 23-Cents In New Jersey

Gas Tax Going Up 23-Cents In New Jersey
Gas taxes in New Jersey would go up 23 cents per gallon under a deal reached between Republican Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic leaders. Christie announced the eight-year deal which would also eliminate the estate tax and cut the sales tax Friday afternoon. He held a statehouse news conference with Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto. The deal to raise $2 billion a year still needs approval in both houses of the Legislature. The estate tax would be phased out over the next year and a half and the ...

New York City Homeless Count Reaches Record High (4 opinions)

New York City Homeless Count Reaches Record HighAn official city count shows that the number of people spending the night in New York City's homeless shelters has reached a record high. The Department of Homeless Services figures, released Thursday, indicate that the city's homeless count has reached nearly 60,000 people under the leadership of Mayor Bill de Blasio. During his campaign, de Blasio asserted that battling New York's homelessness issue would be a top priority of his administration. Since de Blasio assumed office in 2014, the number of people using the city's shelters ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: NYPD Looking For Two Suspects That Punched 16-Year-Old In Face And Robbed Cell Phone On Ave R And East 16 In Flatbush

VIDEO: NYPD Looking For Two Suspects That Punched 16-Year-Old In Face And Robbed Cell Phone On Ave R And East 16 In Flatbush[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The New York City Police Department is asking the public's assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance video in regards to an assault that occurred in Flatbush within the confines of the 61 Precinct. Although this incident occurred exactly one week ago, the NYPD has asked for the public's assistance first today. According to police, on Friday, September, 23, 2016, at 12:35PM, the two victims, a 14-year-old female and a 16-year-old male were in front of 1609 Avenue R when the ...    Full Story »

Suspect in NYC House Explosion That Killed FDNY Chief Waives Extradition

Suspect in NYC House Explosion That Killed FDNY Chief Waives ExtraditionA suspect in a New York City house explosion that killed a fire battalion chief has waived extradition from New Jersey. Julio Salcedo Contrer appeared in court in Hackensack on Thursday. The 34-year-old was arrested in Cliffside Park on a fugitive warrant on Tuesday. He was wanted for questioning in the blast that killed Chief Michael Fahy. Authorities are looking into whether the building in the Bronx was used to grow marijuana. Garivaldi Castillo of Manhattan has been arrested on criminal possession of marijuana charges. His ...    Full Story »

NTSB Recovers Recorder From Wrecked NJ Train

NTSB Recovers Recorder From Wrecked NJ TrainFederal investigators pulled one of the black box recorders from the wrecked commuter train at the Hoboken station and struggled to extract the second one Friday as they tried to figure out what caused the crash that killed one person and injured more than 100 others. The two event recorders could contain information on speed, braking and other conditions that can help investigators determine whether the tragedy resulted from an equipment malfunction or a distracted or incapacitated engineer. Investigators from the National ...    Full Story »

After Fatal NJ Train Crash, Investigators Seek Answers

After Fatal NJ Train Crash, Investigators Seek Answers Federal investigators are trying to determine what happened before a New Jersey commuter train barreled through a station and crashed into a barrier, causing a young mother to be killed by falling debris and injuring more than 100 others. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board will be looking to determine how fast the train was going when it crashed at the busy Hoboken station Thursday morning. They hope to speak to the train's injured engineer on Friday, NTSB Vice Chairman T. Bella Dinh-Zarr said. State officials say ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Agudath Israel of America Hosts Yom Iyun: Emes and the Law

PHOTOS: Agudath Israel of America Hosts Yom Iyun: Emes and the Law[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Agudath Israel of America's Torah Projects and Daf Yomi Commission hosted an inspiring and informative yom iyun to a rapt audience at Agudath Israel Bais Binyomin in Flatbush, with thousands more participating by phone or live-streaming. The event, "Emes and the Law," was introduced by Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, executive vice president of Agudath Israel of America, and featured four speakers: Rav Yaakov Perlow, the Novominsker Rebbe, Rosh Agudath Israel; Rav Moshe Tuvia Lieff, rov Agudath Israel Bais ...    Full Story »

Commuter Train From Spring Valley Slams Into Hoboken New Jersey Station; 1 Dead, 74 Hospitalized [PHOTOS] (15 opinions)

Commuter Train From Spring Valley Slams Into Hoboken New Jersey Station; 1 Dead, 74 Hospitalized [PHOTOS][PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A crowded rush-hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others in a tangle of broken concrete, twisted metal and dangling cables, authorities said. People pulled concrete off bleeding victims and passengers kicked out windows and crawled out amid crying and screaming after the arriving New Jersey Transit train ran off the end of its track. It apparently knocked out pillars as it ...    Full Story »

Greenfield Introducing Legislation to Track Location of Garbage Trucks Throughout NYC (3 opinions)

Greenfield Introducing Legislation to Track Location of Garbage Trucks Throughout NYCCouncilman David G. Greenfield is introducing legislation that will ease traffic congestion on our crowded streets by allowing drivers to see where garbage trucks are conducting pickups in real-time, enabling them to avoid getting stuck behind the trucks on their daily commute. Greenfield’s legislation would require the Department of Sanitation to install GPS tracking devices on its collection trucks and then make available an app that would allow commuters to view the real-time location of trucks in their area. “Increasing public ...    Full Story »

NY Governor Cuomo Cancels Trip To Peres Funeral - Is Now Heading To NJ Train Crash Scene (4 opinions)

NY Governor Cuomo Cancels Trip To Peres Funeral - Is Now Heading To NJ Train Crash SceneNY Governor Cuomo was on the plane heading to attend the funeral of Shimon Peres when the train crash occurred. He has since gotten off the plane, and is now heading to the scene of the train crash in Hoboken, NJ. The following initial statement was just delivered to YWN by Governor Cuomo. “At approximately 8:45 a.m. this morning, a New Jersey Transit train originating in Spring Valley, NY collided with the platform at the Hoboken Train Station in New Jersey. The train was carrying a large number of New Yorkers. While we are still ...    Full Story »

JUST IN: Pres. Obama Orders Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Shimon Peres (7 opinions)

JUST IN: Pres. Obama Orders Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Shimon PeresAs a mark of respect for the memory of Shimon Peres, former President and Prime Minister of Israel, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and on all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, on September ...    Full Story »

Hikind to Appear at CB 1 Meeting Tonight to Support Increase in Swimming Hours for Women (2 opinions)

Hikind to Appear at CB 1 Meeting Tonight to Support Increase in Swimming Hours for WomenAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) penned a letter to Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Mitchell Silver on Tuesday, requesting an increase in hours of separate gender swimming for women at Metropolitan Pool and Recreation Center in Williamsburg. In May, after a complaint was filed with the NYC Commission on Human Rights, the Parks Department announced that it was going to end the separate swimming policy, claiming it was discriminatory. However after careful consideration, the Human Rights Commission agreed to issue an ...    Full Story »

NYPD Question Man in Explosion That Killed Fire Chief

NYPD Question Man in Explosion That Killed Fire ChiefThe New York Police Department says it's questioning a man in connection with a Bronx house explosion that killed a fire battalion chief. Chief Michael Fahy, a 17-year fire department veteran and father of three, was killed by falling debris on Tuesday morning while directing operations from the street. He was supervising an evacuation following a report of a gas leak. Authorities are looking into whether the building was being used to grow marijuana. The two-story house and adjoining homes had already been evacuated and fire ...    Full Story »

FBI Identifies Two Men Who Removed Undetonated Bomb In Manhattan As 'Egyptian Pilots'; They Have Left The United States (1 opinions)

FBI Identifies Two Men Who Removed Undetonated Bomb In Manhattan As 'Egyptian Pilots'; They Have Left The United States Two men seen removing an unexploded bomb from a suitcase left on the street by the Chelsea bomber have been identified by the FBI. Officials say the pair are both Egyptian pilots who have since left the U.S., presumably to return to Egypt. Their names have not yet been made public. The men had been seen on surveillance video removing the bomb from luggage on West 27th Street, Manhattan, at around 8pm on the night of the Chlsea bombing attack on September 17. They dumped the pressure cooker explosive on the street - which was soon ...    Full Story »

Ex-Ally: Gov. Christie Seemed Happy About Bridge Gridlock

Ex-Ally: Gov. Christie Seemed Happy About Bridge GridlockGov. Chris Christie was told about the epic 2013 traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge while it was underway, seemed happy about it and joked sarcastically that there was nothing political going on, a former loyalist testified Tuesday in the scandal that helped destroy Christie's White House ambitions. David Wildstein, a former executive at the agency that oversees New York-area bridges and tunnels, took the stand for the prosecution at the trial of two one-time Christie allies accused of engineering the four days of gridlock to ...    Full Story »

NYPD Fact-Checks Presidential Debate Topic Of Murders In NYC (2 opinions)

NYPD Fact-Checks Presidential Debate Topic Of Murders In NYCThe following statement was released by the NYPD on Tuesday afternoon: During the presidential debate that took place last night, the NYPD was a topic of debate. Not all the information was accurate. Here's the truth: Stop, Question, and Frisk is NOT unconstitutional. A federal judge in New York did order remedies to ensure the NYPD applies the lawful policing tool constitutionally. Additionally, murders in New York City have NOT increased. In fact, as of yesterday, New York City has 16 fewer murders from this time last year, and, more ...    Full Story »

RIP HERO - FDNY Battalion Chief Michael Fahy, Father Of Three, Was Killed When Drug Lab Exploded In Bronx

RIP HERO - FDNY Battalion Chief Michael Fahy, Father Of Three, Was Killed When Drug Lab Exploded In BronxFDNY Battalion Chief Michael Fahy, a 17-year FDNY veteran, was killed earlier this morning by falling debris when a suspected drug den exploded in the Bronx. Battalion Chief Fahy, a "rising star" and highly regarded within the Fire Department, was a father of three. YWN would like to extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends and the entire FDNY. (YWN World Headquarters - NYC)

VIDEO: NYPD Shoot Man Who Refuses to Surrender in Bed-Stuy (3 opinions)

VIDEO: NYPD Shoot Man Who Refuses to Surrender in Bed-StuyA man apparently trying to elude arrest was shot by police in Brooklyn Tuesday morning, authorities said. The 36-year-old man was shot in Bedford-Stuyvesant by members of the NYPD's Brooklyn Warrants Squad. The plainclothes officers were attempting to arrest the man, who was in a BMW, for a previous assault. The following statement made by NYPD Chief Terence Monahan: At approximately 8:45 this morning four members of the Brooklyn North Warrant Squad were on Vernon Avenue, between Tompkins and Marcy Avenues in Brooklyn searching for ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: FDNY Firefighter Killed in Bronx House Explosion - Home Had 'Drug Lab' Inside

PHOTOS: FDNY Firefighter Killed in Bronx House Explosion - Home Had 'Drug Lab' Inside[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Sources say a New York City firefighter has been killed on the scene of a gas explosion that rocked the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx this morning. Fire officials say crews were first called to the scene around 6:22 a.m. at 305 West 234th Street to investigate a report of a gas leak. According to the NY Post, the two-story private residence had a drug lab inside. When firefighters entered the house, they found what appeared to be a homemade drug laboratory and immediately requested police, the Post ...    Full Story »
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