NYC Mayor ‘Very Confident’ In New School Reopening Timeline

Mayor Bill de Blasio is confident that New York City will meet a revised timeline to bring public school students back to classrooms within...

Rosh Hashanah Greetings From YWN – As It Enters Its 16th Year

On this Erev Rosh Hashanah morning of 5780/81, we would like to thank the Ribono Shel Olam for all the Chessed He has shown...

BORUCH MATIR ASURIM: Mordechai Samet Released Under “First Step Act”

R' Mordechai Samet of Kiryas Joel was released from prison on Erev Rosh Hashanah, after serving 20 of his 27-year sentence. Samet was released under...

Health Dept. Gives “Cease & Desist” To Main Satmar Kiryas Joel Shul; Warns Of...

The Orange County Health Department visited the main Satmar Shul in Kiryas Joel on Wednesday morning and platstered a "cease and desist order" on...

DELAYED AGAIN: NYC Delays In-Person School Start for Grades 8-12 Until October

New York City has again delayed the planned start of in-person learning for most of the more than 1 million students in its public...

HORRIFIC CRASH IN BROOKLYN: Fire Truck & Ambulance Collide Leaving 1 Dead, 7 Injured

A heart attack patient was killed Thursday when a fire truck crashed into the ambulance that was carrying him to a Brooklyn hospital, authorities...

Report: Federal Virus Aid Shortchanged NYC, Other Epicenters

New York City would have received hundreds of millions more in emergency virus aid if Congress had distributed funding based on need instead of...

Levaya of Rebbetzin Shulamis Keller A”H, Wife of Telzer Rosh Yeshiva [LIVE-STREAM OF LEVAYA]

YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Rebbetzin Shulamis Keller A"H, the wife of the late Rosh Yeshiva of Telshe, Hagaon HaRav...

NYS COVID-19 Infection Rate Drops Back Below 1% After Uptick

New York state’s COVID-19 infection rate dropped back below 1 percent on Wednesday, after rising above 1 percent for the first time in more...

EL AL IS BOUGHT BY CHAREIDI! Eli Rozenberg, Son of Kenny Rozenberg From Monsey...

Eli Rozenberg, a 26-year-old American living in Israel is the new owner of El Al. Eli purchased El Al on behalf of his father, New...

WILL YESHIVOS DO THE SAME? No “Snow Days” In NYC This Year

New York City public school students won’t have any snow days this winter amid hybrid learning, according to state Department of Education guidelines. Under the...

Yomim Noraim Reminders: Statement From Agudath Israel

Unfortunately, the uptick in COVID-19 cases in our communities, noted in Agudath Israel of America’s recent statement regarding simchos, continues its upward trajectory. While...

New York Lowers Coronavirus Threshold For Nursing Home Visits

New York will begin allowing visitors to see loved ones at nursing homes that have been coronavirus-free for 14 days, up from 28 days...

NYC: Macy’s Plans Smaller But Camera-Ready Thanksgiving Parade

A Macy’s Thanksgiving parade reimagined for the coronavirus pandemic will feature floats, performers and giant balloons along a one-block stretch of 34th Street in...

UPDATE FROM FAR ROCKAWAY: Yeshiva Darchei Torah Shutdown Due To COVID-19

Dear Parents, It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform you that the Yeshiva will be closed for in-person learning for the...

Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Cohen Agrees To Buy Mets

Billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen has agreed to buy the New York Mets from the Wilpon and Katz families. The team announced the agreement...

NYPD Officers Responding To Domestic Dispute Are Fired On

Officers responding to a domestic violence complaint were fired at from inside a home in Queens, police said Monday. No officers were injured in the...

IMPORTANT: Hatzolah Medical Director Urging People NOT To Avoid Hospitals If They Have COVID-19...

An important email from the Medical Director of Lakewood Hatzolah (who is the Medical Director of NYC Hatzolah as well) was provided to YWN,...

NJ Voters Weigh Putting Marijuana Legalization In Constitution

The presidential election and the coronavirus outbreak have largely overshadowed New Jersey’s highest-profile ballot question this year, but the state could be the latest...

NEW: Six Gedolim Added To Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah Of Agudas Yisroel

For the first time in many years, new members of have been added to the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah of Agudas Yisroel of America. Their...

Gas Prices Dip In New Jersey, Across Nation

Gas prices have dipped in New Jersey and across the nation, and analysts say they expect the decline to continue. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average...

12 Firefighters Injured Battling Brooklyn House Fire [VIDEO]

A dozen firefighters suffered minor injuries early Sunday responding to a five-alarm house fire in Brooklyn, authorities said. The blaze broke out shortly before midnight...

Toll Hikes Take Effect On 3 Of New Jersey’s Major Highways

New Jersey drivers should expect to reach for a little extra pocket change when taking the state’s major highways starting Sunday. Construction and labor groups...

Far Rockaway: Levaya of Mrs Devorah Leah Hecht A”H

YWN rgerets to inform you of the Petira of Mrs. Devora Leah Hecht A"H, wife of Rabbi Pinchus Hecht, the Executive Director of the...

2 Dead, 6 Wounded In Shooting Near Rutgers University Campus

An early morning shooting near the Rutgers University campus in New Jersey killed two people and wounded six others, authorities said Sunday. Middlesex County prosecutors...

NYC MAYOR GIULIANI? Rudy Son, Andrew, Considers NYC 2021 Mayoral Run

Rudy Giuliani’s 34-year-old son Andrew Giuliani said he's considering running for New York City mayor in 2021. The son of the former mayor told the...

Sept. 11 Museum Reopens To Public After 6-Month Shutdown

The 9/11 Memorial Museum opened to the public on Saturday for the first time since cultural institutions across New York City shut down six...

Largest Cargo Ship Ever To Dock In Eastern US Headed To NJ

The largest container ship ever to call on a U.S. east coast port was headed to New Jersey on Saturday, the Port Authority of...

NYC Teachers Union Will Block School Reopening

The New York City teachers union warns it won’t let the nation’s largest school district reopen for in-person classes this month if the city...

US Remembers 9/11, With Virus Altering Familiar Tributes

Americans commemorated 9/11 on Friday as another national crisis, the coronavirus, reconfigured ceremonies and as a presidential campaign carved a path through the memorials. In...

FLASHBACK: Donald Trump Interview At Ground Zero Days After 9/11; Sent His Own Workers...

Then a celebrity NYC real estate tycoon, Donald Trump gave an interview at Ground zero just 2 days after the terror attack on September...

In Memory of Edmund Glazer HYD, 9/11 Terror Victim, Passenger On American Airlines Flight...

Edmund Glazer even laughed quietly. He was a calming, logical man, a problem solver, an unassuming gentleman for whom swearing was anathema. Even though...

WATCH: Haunting 9/11 Video Taken By NYPD Aviation Unit

It’s a heart-breaking bird’s eye view of New York’s darkest day. As we mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a powerful 17-minute video taken...

In Memory of Avremel (Abe) Zelmanowitz HYD, 9/11 Terror Victim

When the terror attack occurred, Avremel was fifty-five; his friend Ed, a quadriplegic, was forty-two. Both worked at Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield as program...

In Memory of Shimmy Biegeleisen HYD, 9/11 Terror Victim

The following are excerpts of a Wall Street Journal article, and re-posted from the YWN archives: FIVE FLOORS ABOVE, Shimmy Biegeleisen phoned his wife from...

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El Al Announces Resumption Of Flights Following Rozenberg’s Purchase Of 42.9%...

El Al announced on Thursday that it is resuming passenger flights from October 1 and cargo flights from September 21, Army Radio reported. Yeshivah student...