Greenfield and City Hall Team Up to Clean Backed Up Boro Park Garbage
Councilman 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 ...
NYPD, Others Increase Security Following London Terror Attack
Police 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 ...
Boro Park: Community Update on Garbage Collection Operations
The 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 ...
TeachNJS Urges Gov. Christie And Legislature To Go Further On Security Funding For Nonpublic School
TeachNJS 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 ...
Rich New Yorkers Ask State To Raise Their Taxes
Some 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 ...
NYS Senate Passes Bill Protecting National Anthem And Pledge Of Allegiance
Today 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 ...
Ex-US Attorney Preet Bharara Is Joining NYU School Of Law
Former 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. ...
Sept. 11 Families Sue Saudi Arabia Over 9/11 Attacks
Hundreds 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, ...
VIDEO: Diamond Pins Stolen From 'Chasuna Plaza' In WIlliamsburg
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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 ...
Substantial Rise In Bias Crimes On Subway, NYPD Says
The 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 ...
Former NYPD Detective To Announce Run For Mayor
Former 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 ...