NYC Strikes Uber Deal: No Cap on Company During Study
A deal has been struck between New York City and Uber on the eve of a City Council vote that could have placed a cap on the number of cars the ride-hailing company can have on the streets of the nation's largest city.
Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration announced Wednesday that Uber agreed to a four-month study on the impact of the cars on traffic and the environment. Under the deal, the city will not cap Uber's growth during those four months.
The agreement contrasts with the ...
TONIGHT – Hespeidim For Reb Shlomie Gross Z”L In Flatbush
There will be Hespeidim Lizecher Nishmas Reb Shloime Gross Z”L, tonight (Thursday), at 8:45PM, at Khal Tiferes Yaakov, 1212 East 15th Street near Avenue L. Hespeidim will be delivered by HaRav Elya Brudny Shlita, Rosh Yeshiva in Mirrer Yeshiva, HaRav Lipa Geldwirth Shlita, Rav of Khal Kol Torah, & HaRav Avrohom Schorr, Morah Dasra of Khal Tiferes Yaakov. The Ezras Noshim will be open.
Jeb Bush Endorses Romney
Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor who many eyed as a possible contender himself for the Republican presidential ticket, has thrown his support to Mitt Romney after Romney's convincing win in the Illinois GOP primary Tuesday night.
Bush, who now joins his parents, former President George H.W. Bush and first lady Barbara Bush, in expressing support for the front-runner, said it's time for the GOP to focus on the November election.
"Congratulations to Governor Mitt Romney on his win last ...
Marking the End of Shiva in Vishnitz Bnei Brak
Tonight, the eve of 27 Adar 5772, the Vishnitz Chassidus community is convening in the main beis medrash in Bnei Brak to hear words of inspiration and chizuk to marking the end of the shiva for the Rebbe ZT”L.
Prominent rabbonim of the community will address the tzibur to mark the end of this stage of aveilus for the rebbe. HaRav Menachem Ernster, a son-in-law will address the event as will prominent rov HaGaon HaRav Eliezer Friedman.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
Poll: Romney Holds A Slight Lead In Illinois
Mitt Romney leads the GOP field in Illinois, according to a Fox Chicago News-We Ask America poll released Friday.
Romney is at 37 percent, followed by Rick Santorum at 31 percent, Newt Gingrich at 14 percent and Ron Paul at 8 percent.
The Illinois primary will be held next Tuesday, and with 69 delegates at stake is the biggest primary until New York in late April.
Romney has massively outspent his opponents in Illinois. The Romney campaign and associated super-PAC have purchased $3.4 ...
Baruch Dayan Emmes – Rav Zushe Rivkin Z"L
Reb Zushe Rivkin z”l was viewed as one of the elders of Kfar Chabad, and for good reason. He was among the original builders. He was niftar on Sunday, 17 Adar 5772 at age of 86. His petira appears to have been the result of a fall which resulted in a head injury.
Rav Zushe was credited with building the community’s Beis Menachem Shul in 1978, the main shul in Kfar Chabad. The Lubavitcher Rebbe ZT”L gave Rav Zushe 1,800 dollar bills to distribute during the dedication ceremony after the ...
Sanitation Workers Caught On Video Issuing Bogus Tickets To Brooklyn Homeowners
Local lawmakers are accusing some New York City sanitation agents of fraud and perjury. Assemblyman Dov Hikind and Sen. Jeff Klein said three agents were caught on surveillance video in Brooklyn issuing homeowners tickets for violations they did not commit. “If we know about these three false tickets, I can only imagine how many more cases of fraud there must be,” Hikind said. Homeowner Monty Katz said he was issued a bogus summons and won the case after catching the sanitation agent on ...