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Councilman Chaim Deutsch Continues To Expand Parking Options In Southern Brooklyn

Councilman Chaim Deutsch Continues To Expand Parking Options In Southern Brooklyn
Looking for parking in New York City can be an aggravating experience, frequently contributing to congestion on our roads. Drivers are often forced to choose between circling endlessly in search of an available spot and parking blocks away from their destination. Last year, Councilman Chaim Deutsch (D – BROOKLYN) launched an initiative to alleviate this issue within his district. To date, Councilman Deutsch has successfully advocated for more than one hundred new parking spots within the 48th council district. At a recent NYC Council ...

Police: Man Accused Of Murder Came To NYC To Target Blacks (3 opinions)

Police: Man Accused Of Murder Came To NYC To Target BlacksA 28-year-old white man from Baltimore accused of stabbing a 66-year-old black man to death traveled by bus to New York City to the "media capital of the world" to make the biggest splash he could, police officials said. James Harris Jackson turned himself in at a Times Square police station Wednesday morning and was arrested on a charge of murder, two days after his victim, Timothy Caughman, staggered into a police precinct bleeding to death, said Assistant Chief William Aubrey. Caughman had been picking through trash in Midtown on Monday ...    Full Story »

Greenfield and City Hall Team Up to Clean Backed Up Boro Park Garbage (2 opinions)

Greenfield and City Hall Team Up to Clean Backed Up Boro Park GarbageCouncilman David G. Greenfield is working with City Hall to get more resources so that all the backed up garbage in Boro Park is picked up by Thursday night. After last week's snow storm and unseasonably cold weather, the NYC Department of Sanitation postponed garbage pick up to clear the roads of snow and ice. When another storm was predicted last Saturday, the Department again took its collection trucks off the road. As a result, many Borough Park residents missed both their Wednesday and Saturday garbage pickups while Sanitation workers ...    Full Story »

NYPD, Others Increase Security Following London Terror Attack

NYPD, Others Increase Security Following London Terror AttackPolice forces in the U.S. are stepping up security measures after a vehicle drove through a crowd on London's Westminster Bridge and a suspect was shot outside the Parliament building in what is being described by police as a "terrorist incident." Fox News has learned that security officials at the U.S. Capitol have an "increased situational awareness" after the incidents in London but security measures remain the same. The New York Police Department is monitoring the situation in London and has increased security at high-profile ...    Full Story »

Boro Park: Community Update on Garbage Collection Operations (3 opinions)

Boro Park: Community Update on Garbage Collection OperationsThe following information was given to YWN by Community Board 12 regarding the garbage disaster, which has left mountains of garbage on some streets in Boro Park. The Sanitation Department halted collection on Monday March 13th for storm preparation. Although they were collecting garbage on Sunday the 12th in other parts of the district because of the impending storm, in the Boro Park section of the district collection was stopped due to the Purim Holiday. They have been working in split shifts (around the clock from 7:00am to 7:00pm and ...    Full Story »

TeachNJS Urges Gov. Christie And Legislature To Go Further On Security Funding For Nonpublic School

TeachNJS Urges Gov. Christie And Legislature To Go Further On Security Funding For Nonpublic SchoolTeachNJS appreciated Gov. Chris Christie calling attention to the increased threat to religious non-profits today, but urged the governor and the state legislature to do significantly more to protect nonpublic schools. TeachNJS called for increasing nonpublic school security funding to public school levels – from $50 to $144 per student. TeachNJS has played a leading role in advocating for increased security funds for nonpublic schools in New Jersey. Last year, TeachNJS helped pass the Secure Schools for All Children Act which increased ...    Full Story »

Rich New Yorkers Ask State To Raise Their Taxes (3 opinions)

Rich New Yorkers Ask State To Raise Their TaxesSome of the wealthiest New Yorkers are asking the state to raise their taxes. Eighty people including George Soros, Steven Rockefeller and Abigail Disney wrote to lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo saying they and other top earners should pay more to support schools, roads, bridges and programs to help poor and homeless residents of the state. "Now is the time to invest in the long-term economic viability of New York," the letter reads. "We need to invest in pathways out of poverty and up the economic ladder for all of our fellow ...    Full Story »

NYS Senate Passes Bill Protecting National Anthem And Pledge Of Allegiance

NYS Senate Passes Bill Protecting National Anthem And Pledge Of AllegianceToday the New York State Senate unanimously passed a measure (S.3241) sponsored by Senator Simcha Felder that would prohibit the requiring of a permit to sing the National Anthem or recite the pledge of Allegiance anywhere in New York. “How in the world have some New Yorkers become so politically perverse that simple acts of patriotism must be protected?” said Senator Felder. “It’s a sad statement that we need a law to protect people who want to sing our country’s National Anthem or recite our Pledge of Allegiance.” "You ...    Full Story »

Ex-US Attorney Preet Bharara Is Joining NYU School Of Law

Ex-US Attorney Preet Bharara Is Joining NYU School Of LawFormer U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is joining the New York University School of Law. The school announced the addition Tuesday, 10 days after Bharara was fired by President Donald Trump after refusing to resign along with 45 other prosecutors appointed by the previous administration. In a tweet, Bharara calls the new job one way he plans to keep working hard on important issues he cares about. He starts April 1 as a distinguished scholar in residence. Bharara was appointed as U.S. attorney in Manhattan in 2009 by President Barack ...    Full Story »

Sept. 11 Families Sue Saudi Arabia Over 9/11 Attacks (1 opinions)

Sept. 11 Families Sue Saudi Arabia Over 9/11 AttacksHundreds of relatives of those killed on Sept. 11 have sued Saudi Arabia, joining many others who have tried to hold the kingdom responsible for the attacks. Like other recent actions, the lawsuit filed Monday capitalizes on last year's decision by Congress to let victims sue Saudi Arabia. It seeks unspecified damages. Earlier attempts to hold Saudi Arabia responsible over the past 15 years have failed. Fifteen of the 19 attackers who hijacked planes to carry out the attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania were Saudis. The ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Diamond Pins Stolen From 'Chasuna Plaza' In WIlliamsburg (5 opinions)

VIDEO: Diamond Pins Stolen From 'Chasuna Plaza' In WIlliamsburg[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Four diamond pins were stolen from the "Chasunah Plaza" in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, and police have released video of the theft. The NYPD tells YWN that an unidentified female and an unidentified male are being sought in connection with the grand larceny that took place on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 12:26PM hours inside of Chasuna Plaza, located at 322 Rutledge Street, an unidentified female removed four diamond pins valued at $1,100 apiece as an unidentified male acted as a lookout. The ...    Full Story »

Substantial Rise In Bias Crimes On Subway, NYPD Says (1 opinions)

Substantial Rise In Bias Crimes On Subway, NYPD SaysThe NYPD says there's a "substantial" rise in bias crimes on the subway. Officials say there have been 22 reported incidents so far this year, compared to five over the same time last year. Most of the crimes are connected to anti-Semitic graffiti, and the city's top transit officer says he thinks it's linked to the country's social climate. "Whether the swastika's eight feet or eight inches, they strike to the core of what we object to and who we are not as Americans," said NYPD Transit Bureau Chief Joseph Fox. "And it's also ...    Full Story »

Former NYPD Detective To Announce Run For Mayor

Former NYPD Detective To Announce Run For MayorFormer New York City Police Department detective Bo Dietl is set to formally announce his run for mayor today. Dietl is running as an independent. In addition to his police career, Dietl has acted in a number of movies and has been a recurring guest on Fox News. Dietle says his campaign will be focused on addressing crime and homelessness. He's been a frequent critic of Mayor Bill de Blasio, and promises to set up an independent counsel to investigate the mayor's campaign finance activities. (Source: NY1 News)

Hikind Urges NYS DOT To Rethink Safety' Changes On Ocean Parkway Following Numerous Accidents (5 opinions)

Hikind Urges NYS DOT To Rethink Safety' Changes On Ocean Parkway Following Numerous AccidentsAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D, Brooklyn) is taking the NYS Department of Transportation to task for failing to heed warnings regarding recent changes and restrictions on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn. The Ocean Parkway Safety Improvement Project that the DOT implemented has resulted in far less safe conditions for drivers and pedestrians, says Hikind. “Despite my repeated warnings and request for a delay in the implementation of these changes, the New York State DOT’s plan, which it hastened to implement, eliminated right and left turns along ...    Full Story »

Man Claims NYC Bar Denied Him Service Over Pro-Trump Hat (1 opinions)

Man Claims NYC Bar Denied Him Service Over Pro-Trump HatA Philadelphia man has sued a New York City bar after he says he was denied service because he was wearing a hat supporting President Donald Trump. The New York Post reports Greg Piatek says in the lawsuit that he and his friends were initially served drinks at The Happiest Hour on Jan. 28. But he says once a bartender noticed his "Make America Great Again" hat, he asked Piatek if it was "a joke." He says a second round of drinks was "slammed" down on the bar. The suit claims a manager later asked Piatek to leave, saying he was told by ...    Full Story »

FBI Warns Of Con Artists Using Scam Known As 'Virtual Kidnappings'

FBI Warns Of Con Artists Using Scam Known As 'Virtual Kidnappings'The FBI is warning about a frightening new scam, an elaborate plot that makes you think your child has been abducted. Authorities say the 'virtual kidnapping' con is becoming more and more common. In one example, a woman received a phone call from a con artist claiming to be a paramedic who is treating a young man. She gave him all the information he said he needed to identify the victim as her brother, including his name, the kind of car he drove, and the name and number of her father. Then he used that information to turn around ...    Full Story »

NYC: MTA Fare And Toll Hikes Go Into Effect (1 opinions)

NYC: MTA Fare And Toll Hikes Go Into EffectA commuter alert for riders and drivers: a new round of MTA fare and toll hikes took effect at midnight. The cost of a single ride will stay $2.75, but monthly MetroCards went up to $121 from $116.50. Weekly cards increase by $1 to $32, while the 7-Day Express Bus Plus card increases to $59.50. As for the tolls, E-ZPass rates go up by less than 25 cents. If you pay cash, you are looking at more than a 6% hike and up to 9%, depending on the crossing. (YWN World Headquarters - NYC)

Former NC Police Chief Detained At JFK For 90 Minutes (1 opinions)

Former NC Police Chief Detained At JFK For 90 MinutesA former North Carolina police chief who now works as a law enforcement consultant says he's disappointed with his country of 42 years after he was detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Former Greenville police Chief Hassan Aden of Alexandria, Virginia, says he was detained March 13 on his return trip from Paris. He says he supports the officers of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, but he believes his 90-minute detention was unreasonable. In a Facebook post, he says a customs officer told him that his name "was used as an ...    Full Story »

Hikind Condemns Public Funding For Hezbollah Defender / Holocaust Revisionist

Hikind Condemns Public Funding For Hezbollah Defender / Holocaust RevisionistDov Hikind (D, Brooklyn) was enraged to learn that the Brooklyn Public Library is hosting a lecture series by Norman Finkelstein, an anti-Semitic self-promoter who makes his living as a propagandist. Finkelstein’s “No Free Speech for Fascists” series at the library uses tax-supported resources to allow the radical publicist an opportunity to peddle hateful, harmful ideas, explains Assemblyman Hikind. “It’s no secret that Norman Finkelstein is a despicable, self-hating Jew who has made sickening, dangerous statements like ‘We are ...    Full Story »
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