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PHOTOS: Thousands Of Chabad Shluchim Pose For Annual 'Class Picture' This Morning Outside 770 (4 opinions)

PHOTOS: Thousands Of Chabad Shluchim Pose For Annual 'Class Picture' This Morning Outside 770
[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Thousands of Shluchim pose for a group photo in front of Chabad-Lubavitch world headquarters in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. They are among 4,200 rabbis from around the world who are in New York for the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries, an annual event aimed at reviving Jewish awareness and practice around the world. This year’s conference carries an added significance as millions around the world mark twenty years since the passing of the Rebbe, Rabbi ...

Crown Heights: Shmira Patrol Recovers Stolen Sefer Torah, Tefillin, And 100 Mezuzos (3 opinions)

Crown Heights: Shmira Patrol Recovers Stolen Sefer Torah, Tefillin, And 100 Mezuzos[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A family who just arrived from a day long trip from Montreal, were unloading their luggage on union street and Albany avenue. A male black passing by noticed the luggage sitting near the rear of the car. Realizing that one family member was sitting in the car, he approached her and asked her some questions in an attempt to distract her. Afterwards, he casually walked behind the car and picked up a small package. The thief went off to stash his goods, returned, and stole a duffle bag containing a Sefer Torah ...    Full Story »

NYC Health Dept. Launches New Texting Campaign To Help New Yorkers Sign Up For Health Insurance

NYC Health Dept. Launches New Texting Campaign To Help New Yorkers Sign Up For Health InsuranceThe Health Department today announced the launch of a new texting campaign to make it easier for New Yorkers to sign up for health insurance during the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period. New Yorkers can text “CoveredNYC” to 877877 to get connected with someone who can help them enroll for health insurance in person. To receive help in Spanish, New Yorkers can text “SeguroNYC” to 877877. The Health Department launched a texting campaign to reach uninsured New York City residents, particularly those in our most underserved ...    Full Story »

Brooklyn: NYPD KIll Man Inside NYC Housing Complex

Brooklyn: NYPD KIll Man Inside NYC Housing ComplexAn NYPD officer patrolling a public housing complex shot and killed a man he encountered in a stairwell. The NYPD is investigating the circumstances that led to the shooting around 11:15 p.m. Thursday inside of 2724 Linden Boulevard (Pink Houses), within the confines of the 75 Precinct. The man's friend tells the Daily News the shooting was unprompted and he was unarmed. Police say two officers were conducting "a vertical patrol" in the Pink Houses complex in the East New York neighborhood when they encountered the man between the ...    Full Story »

NYC: Staten Island Officials Are Boycotting Verrazano Bridge's 50th Anniversary Over Proposed Toll Hike (2 opinions)

NYC: Staten Island Officials Are Boycotting Verrazano Bridge's 50th Anniversary Over Proposed Toll HikeThe Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City is 50 years old but not everyone is celebrating. Staten Island's politicians are boycotting the anniversary ceremony Friday because of a proposed toll hike announced earlier this week. The double-decked suspension bridge links the borough with Brooklyn. The Staten Island Advance reports that the borough's 11 elected officials say they won't attend. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has proposed raising the one-way cash toll for cars by $1 to $16. Toll increases also would be ...    Full Story »

NY Tax Amnesty Program Nets $530 Million

NY Tax Amnesty Program Nets $530 MillionA tax amnesty program in New York state has exceeded the half-billion dollar mark. The state’s Department of Taxation and Finance said Wednesday that the program has collected $530 million so far from nearly 9,000 taxpayers. Individuals participating in the program can avoid penalties, fines and the threat of prosecution if they agree to pay their back taxes and promise to pay them going forward. State tax Commissioner Thomas Mattox says the program has collected more than $100 million each year since it was started in ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: Person Who Arrived From Mali Is Quarantined At Bellevue Hospital With #Ebola Symptoms (1 opinions)

BREAKING: Person Who Arrived From Mali Is Quarantined At Bellevue Hospital With #Ebola SymptomsAn individual who came to the United States from Mali, a country with limited Ebola transmission, was taken to HHC Bellevue Hospital Center today. Due to the individual’s travel history and symptoms, the patient has been isolated, and an Ebola test will be performed. Results are expected later today. (YWN Desk - NYC)

Hikind Hosts Yeshiva Bus Managers Meeting; Works To Eliminate Early A.M. Sanitation Runs (2 opinions)

Hikind Hosts Yeshiva Bus Managers Meeting; Works To Eliminate Early A.M. Sanitation RunsAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) hosted a meeting today with representatives of Boro Park’s yeshiva bus managers to help resolve issues impacting their bus drivers, the yeshivas and ultimately the entire community. Following up on concerns recently raised in a meeting with the bus managers, Assemblyman Hikind made it clear that his top priority is finding a solution to the traffic nightmare caused by sanitation pick-ups which occur concurrently with school bus runs in the morning. The Assemblyman has approached the Sanitation ...    Full Story »

Feds Investigating Drone Sightings at NYC's JFK Airport

Feds Investigating Drone Sightings at NYC's JFK AirportFederal officials are investigating after three commercial pilots reported drones flying near their planes as they approached New York City's Kennedy Airport this week. The FAA says the latest incident occurred Wednesday as a JetBlue flight from Savannah, Georgia, reported spotting a drone when it was about two miles from the runway. Authorities say on Sunday a Virgin Atlantic flight from London reported a drone sighting at about 3,000 feet near the jet. At about the same time, a Delta flight from San Diego reported a drone near one of ...    Full Story »

NYC Mayor: Democrats Must Keep Progressive Vision (8 opinions)

NYC Mayor: Democrats Must Keep Progressive VisionNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday urged his fellow Democrats to articulate a clear progressive message and reject the "safe" campaign themes that he said doomed them in this month's midterm elections. "The results speak for themselves," de Blasio told Politico's chief White House correspondent Mike Allen. "Folks who didn't try this message lost, sadly, overwhelmingly. The safe messages didn't work." De Blasio also reiterated that he hopes to host the Democrats' 2016 national convention and said he has secured $10 million ...    Full Story »

Ferocious Snowstorm Blankets Parts Of New York; Arctic Blast Delivers Freezing Temps Around US

Ferocious Snowstorm Blankets Parts Of New York; Arctic Blast Delivers Freezing Temps Around USA ferocious storm dumped massive piles of snow on parts of upstate New York, trapping residents in their homes and stranding motorists on roadways, as temperatures in all 50 states fell to freezing or below. Even hardened Buffalo residents were caught off-guard Tuesday as more than 4 feet fell in parts of the city. Authorities said snow totals by Wednesday afternoon could top 6 feet in the hardest-hit areas south of Buffalo, with another storm expected Thursday. Cold weather enveloped the entire country Tuesday, leading to record-low ...    Full Story »

Policemen From NYPD 66 Pct Receive Citation From Hikind

Policemen From NYPD 66 Pct Receive Citation From HikindAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) presented citations today to Officers Igor Smolyakov and Joseph Droge of Brooklyn’s 66th Police Precinct for distinguished service. The officers had been seen stopping traffic and exiting their vehicle to personally and carefully escort an elderly woman across the street. “One of my staff members called me to say that he’d watched two policemen stop their car in the middle of the street, get out, and help an elderly woman cross the street,” said Assemblyman Hikind. “I immediately thought of my ...    Full Story »

Boro Park JCC - Warm your Winter with HEAP (1 opinions)

Boro Park JCC - Warm your Winter with HEAPAs part of its continuing effort to serve the community, particularly those still struggling with economic hardships, the Boro Park Jewish Community Council (BPJCC) is once again partnering this winter with the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) to offer the Home Energy Assistance program (HEAP). The HEAP program helps with heating and energy bills and can even fix or replace damaged boilers or other heating units if you own a home. HEAP can help pay for electricity, oil, gas or any other heating fuel. It can even help when ...    Full Story »

Assemblyman Cymbrowitz Urges Brooklyn College President to Cancel Lecture Co-Sponsored by School and Anti-Israel Group (3 opinions)

Assemblyman Cymbrowitz Urges Brooklyn College President to Cancel Lecture Co-Sponsored by School and Anti-Israel GroupBrooklyn College is at it again – and Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn) isn’t mincing words in urging BC president Karen Gould to cancel tomorrow’s lecture co-sponsored by several academic departments at the college and inflammatory anti-Israel group Students for Justice in Palestine. Billed as a “conversation” between Professors Steven Salaita and Katherine Franke, the lecture will focus on the topic of “the constant push by Zionists to silence academic discourse on the Palestinian struggle and criticisms of Israel,” ...    Full Story »

Brooklyn: Orthodox Jewish Community Board 12 Member Ruben Werczberger Attacked In Hate Crime (3 opinions)

Brooklyn: Orthodox Jewish Community Board 12 Member Ruben Werczberger Attacked In Hate CrimeCommunity Board 12 on Friday commended Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson for filing hate crime charges against three perpetrators who assaulted Community Board 12 board member Ruben Werczberger while he was waiting to file a police report in Sunset Park, on Tuesday. The three perpetrators yelled, ‘dirty Jew, move your car’ and ‘snatch the phone from the dirty Jew,’ after shattering Werczberger’s car windshield and beating him up with a wooden stick. On Thursday, the DA’s office announced that it had filed multiple ...    Full Story »

Hikind To Brooklyn College: Stop Condoning Hate Speech! (4 opinions)

Hikind To Brooklyn College: Stop Condoning Hate Speech!Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is asking Brooklyn College to withdraw its invitation to Israel hater Steven Salaita, who is scheduled to address students tomorrow night (Thursday, November 20). Salaita's job offer from the University of Illinois was retracted after he posted numerous hate-filled Tweets about the Jews who live in the State of Israel. One of Salaita’s most offensive and dangerous posts was written in June, soon after three Israeli teens were kidnapped and later found murdered. He wrote: “You may be too refined to say ...    Full Story »

Greenfield: Jerusalem Attacks Worse Than ISIS (1 opinions)

Greenfield: Jerusalem Attacks Worse Than ISISCouncilman David G. Greenfield releases the following statement on the terrorist attack against a Jerusalem synagogue: "When I saw the news that four people were killed in a Jerusalem synagogue by Palestinians, I was in shock. Shocked that anyone could be so brutal to murder these worshipers during their prayers, shocked at the gruesome way they were executed, shocked at the celebrations in Gaza over the death of these innocents, shocked that this Palestinian terrorism violence continues to fester in Israel - a land of peace," said ...    Full Story »

Nassau County Police Dept Says No Known Terror Threats To Institutions

Nassau County Police Dept Says No Known Terror Threats To InstitutionsNassau County Police gave the following statement to YWN moments ago: Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano along with Acting Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpter would like to assure the residents of Nassau County that the Police Department is aware of the recent Synagogue attack in Israel and are continuously monitoring world events. We have been in constant contact with our partners at the Federal, State and local law enforcement level in regards to any potential threats that may affect our county. We are taking the necessary steps to ...    Full Story »

Senator Simcha Felder Assures NYC That NYPD Is Heightening Security Following Massacre In Har Nof Shul (1 opinions)

Senator Simcha Felder Assures NYC That NYPD Is Heightening Security Following Massacre In Har Nof ShulThe following statement was given to YWN by Senator Felder: I am speechless with shock at this morning's despicable attack in a Jerusalem synagogue, in which four were killed, three Americans and one Briton. Six were wounded. The worshippers were wrapped in prayer shawls, armed with prayer books; versus the attackers armed with meat cleavers and a gun. This act of bloody barbarism, in a house of worship during prayers, has reached a new low, even for the terrorists. People feel threatened, their unspoken thought: If Arab hatred is so out of ...    Full Story »
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