Hurricane Irene Blamed For At Least 45 Deaths In 13 States

Hurricane Irene has led to the deaths of at least 45 people in 13 states, according to an Associated Press tally. Additionally, Irene is...

Billions In Federal 9/11 Relief Funds Went Unspent, Report Finds

Most of the federal money given to city agencies and Liberty Bonds after the September 11th attacks was put to good use, but billions...

All NYC Boroughs Except Brooklyn To Get Federal Aid Following Irene

Brooklyn, where you at? Not on a list of counties getting post-Irene disaster aid. And Borough President Marty Markowitz is pretty unhappy about that. Gov. Andrew Cuomo...

Sheikh Rayed Salach Meets With Neturei Karta In UK

Sheikh Rayed Salach, a senior official in the Israel Islamic Association, one who is no stranger to the inside of an Israeli prison due...

Deputy Health Minister Litzman: No More Autopsies

A ceremony was held in Assaf HaRofeh Hospital on Tuesday (August 30th) to dedicate the new MRI, not just a regular unit, but one...

Obama To Visit Flood-Ravaged New Jersey

President Barack Obama will visit flood-ravaged Paterson, New Jersey on Sunday to view the damage from Hurrican Irene. The White House announced the visit as...

Lakewood Hatzolah Gets New Communications System With Hi-Tech Tracking System

Saving lives is their number one priority, and in an effort to continue doing so in the most efficient way, Hatzolah of Lakewood will...

Cuomo: NY State Irene Storm Damage Totals $1 Billion

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the damage caused to the state from Tropical Storm Irene will total $1 billion. “The damage we have sustained in significant,”...

Arrests At Rides Park Over Headwear ‘Misunderstanding’

Fifteen visitors at Playland Park in Rye, N.Y., were arrested Tuesday afternoon following what park officials called a "misunderstanding" over a headwear policy. The Muslim-American...

U.S. Moves To Block AT&T Merger With T-Mobile

The Justice Department on Wednesday sued to block AT&T’s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile, a deal that would create the largest carrier in...

Poll In Israel: Who Should Be Prime Minister?

One thousand Israeli teens were polled to express their political opinion. They were asked who they would like to see as prime minister. Foreign...

NYC Residents On Medicaid Hits Record High

New York - The number of city residents qualifying for Medicaid has hit a record that’s likely to go even higher next year when...

Who Removed IDF Prayer From Siddur?

The following is an article from Ynet: A yeshiva student is suspected of destroying siddurim (Jewish prayer books) which included a prayer for the State...

PHOTO ROUND-UP: Hurricane Irene: Your Photos Of The Storm

This photo album of close to 400 photos of Hurricane Irene have all been submitted by the readers of YWN. Much thanks to all...

Shelly Silver: Casino In NYC Would Be The Wrong Bet

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says no dice on a full-scale casino in the city - putting him on a collision course with the influential...

Lelov Rebbe Opposes New Mobile Phones – Chassidim Smash Phones At Public Event

Lelov Chassidim in Beit Shemesh were called upon to attend an event in Moshav S’dot Haaretz near Beit Shemesh where they merited meeting with...

Michele Bachmann Visits Agudath Israel

Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann may not be Jewish—despite a misperception among some political donors—but that didn’t stop her from making a campaign stop...

Storm Katia May Become Atlantic Hurricane

Tropical Storm Katia strengthened in the Atlantic and may be declared a hurricane later today, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Katia, about 985 miles...

Hurricane, Heroism & Tears. The Reichenberg Fund

For most of us, Hurricane Irene was no more than a nuisance that interrupted our lives and left our communities flooded with water. For...

New Yorkers’ Upstate Vacation Spots Troubled By Flooding, Power Loss

The following is a NY1 report: In the summer months, camps and bungalow communities in upstate communities like Monticello in Sullivan County are home to...

Israel Now Offering Jnet Internet Filtering Service

After signing up tens of thousands of subscribers in North America, Jnet has joined the companies offering internet service with tamper-free filtering, operating here...

Cuomo Asks Obama to Declare Disaster In New York State

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today formally requested an expedited major disaster declaration from the federal government. The public assistance would reimburse communities for the costs...

Rick Perry Panic Fires Up The Left

In his two weeks as a presidential candidate, Rick Perry has done something that neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney could do: wake up...

Is A Red Sea Standoff Unavoidable?

Israel insists the deployment of battleships in the Red Sea is “standard operating procedure”, rejecting any attempt to connect the announced move with rising...

Port Authority Head Says Toll Hikes Should Have Been Higher

The recent Port Authority toll hikes — which will send the cost of crossing one of their bridges and tunnels to a whopping $15...

Security Officials: New Iranian Anti-Tank Rocket May Reach Gaza

In addition to concerns surrounding Iran’s continuing nuclear enrichment program, security establishment officials in Israel are also monitoring the new Iranian anti-tank rocket, which...

PHOTOS: SeniorCare Ambulance Still Working With Facilities Who Were Evacuated

Bronx, NY - SeniorCare Emergency Medical Services is still actively involved in the repatriation of hospital and nursing home patients from Hurricane Irene. SeniorCare EMS...

UPDATE: 18 Frum Families Stranded On Vermont Mountaintop Brought To Safety [PHOTOS]

Boruch Hashem, the 18 families who were stranded on top of the Killington Ski Resort in Vermont, have been safely evacuated. Just a few moments...

Libyan Revolution Good For Gazan Terrorists

The report however does not indicate the ongoing civil war has resulted in chemical weapons from Libya finding their way to Gaza Baruch Hashem....

Hesder Yeshivot In The News Again

Once again, IDF soldiers affiliated with Hesder yeshivot are in the media, as usual, depicted in a negative light. The new story involves female...

Will Google Street View Compromise Israel’s Image?

According to Ayelet Shaked, who heads the Yisrael Sheli (My Israel) organization, it is quite possible that as the Google Street View project gets...

Politician Weprin ‘Clueless’ On Federal Debt

Businessman congressional candidate Bob Turner (R), surrounded by New York City school-age children and standing beneath the National Debt Clock on West 44th Street...

Young Israel Synagogues Across The U.S. Are Awarded Homeland Security Grants

The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) announced today that eleven Young Israel branches from across the United States have been awarded 2011 Non-Profit...

Assemblyman Calls On Govs. Cuomo & Christie To End E-ZPass Rip-Offs

The following is from the NY Post: New York and New Jersey should immediately stop their tolling agencies from gouging out-of-state drivers on E-ZPass --...

Southern Israel On Alert Amid Terror Warnings

On Sunday, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz announced an increase in troop deployments along Israel’s borders to Egypt and Sinai. It was...

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