Ahead of the release of guidelines from the State Education Department regarding instruction at religious and other private schools, Avi Schick – a member of the Dentons’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice and attorney for PEARLS – wrote an op-ed recently published in the Wall Street Journal. In the piece, Avi argues that New York’s plan is not only inconsistent with the law, but may also have the unintended effect of requiring the State to provide billions of dollars in school aid annually to non-public schools.
A person with special needs went missing on Friday Night, prompting a panicked call from his family, and a child managed to lock himself inside a bathroom on Shabbos afternoon and the mother was unsure who to call.
In a small quiet area of Northeastern Pennsylvania in the Wyoming Valley of the Pocono Mountains lies the once thriving Jewish community of Kingston. Dozens of Orthodox shuls, schools, and community centers are all a distant memory in the hearts and minds of the Observant Jews who have remained. Recently this all began to change with the arrival of young Lubavitch families who brought with them a new vitality and chayus. This quiet town was quickly transformed to a center of Torah and Yiras Shomayim.
Female advocates and police officers were honored at an awards ceremony in Crown Heights. Their work in assisting victims of … Continued
A new project in Crown Heights aims to restore thousands of years of tradition, where communities would get together and assist mothers who have just given birth – Kimpator moms.
D’Arrigo Bros. of California, the growers and distributors of romaine lettuce brand “Andy Boy,” says that they are not involved in any recalls and that there is no disruption in their shipping their product.
With frigid temperatures gripping New York City, the NYPD’s 71st Precinct has been targeting law abiding residents for ‘remote-starting’ their cars, slapping them with criminal summonses that carry fines as high as $250 and require appearance in criminal court.
Imagine walking into a convenience store with your headphones on, picking out a conditioner bottle — then turning around to see two police officers pointing their guns at you. That’s what happened to Ben Faulding, a black Jewish New Yorker while walking back from his gym in Long Island, New York, and stopped to buy some toiletries.
City public schools will be closed tomorrow ahead of what is expected to be a severe winter storm that is expected to include strong winds and lots of snow. Neighborhood schools have announced closures and local organizations are urging residents to take extra care and use caution.
Brooklyn’s Community Board 9 has announced an opening for the job of district manager – which carries up to a $90,000 a year salary – following a judges voiding of the controversial hiring of another candidate in 2016, which she deemed illegal and has been vacant since.
Members of the Rubashkin family reacted with joy following the news of the commutation of the sentence of Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, while dancing and celebrations broke out across Jewish communities around the world.
Today, President Donald J. Trump commuted the prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, an action encouraged by bipartisan leaders from across the political spectrum, from Nancy Pelosi to Orrin Hatch.
Crown Heights’s two largest Jewish boys’ schools have been working in conjunction and together have modified their school calendars, making changes to when the summer break begins and ends.
Reports of gunshots inside a Crown Heights building prompted police to raid the basement unit of the Union Street building and discover a suspected illegal gambling den.
President Street residents are up in arms over a 4:00am ‘wake-up call’ they received courtesy of an NYPD patrol cruiser announcing that residents must come out and move their cars. One reader, Amir P., was so upset that he called it “brutality” and authored a letter about this shocking experience.
The family of a 31-year-old man, who has been missing since Motzai Shabbos, is requesting the public’s help in locating him. UPDATE: He has been found!
With the year 5777 coming to close, we take a look back at some of the most popular and engaging stories of the past year – from the stories that inspired us to those that unfortunately saddened us. We also take a look at some interesting Mazal Tov and social media statistics.
With the Democratic Primary Elections set to take place Tuesday, September 12th, Laurie Cumbo — who represents Crown Heights’ 35th District and began her career by blaming “Jewish landlords” for the unprovoked attacks of the “knockout game” — snagged an endorsement from a self-proclaimed “Crown Heights Jewish Coalition,” which touts her supposed qualifications and alleged assistance to the Jewish community.
Last night, Tuesday, the students of the central Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim sat down in 770 for a Farbrengen with their revered Mashpia Reb Yoel Kahan, the Rebbe’s Chozer, in honor of the 120th anniversary of the Yeshiva’s founding. Unlike the vast majority of students, a select few hoodlums saw this as an opportunity for troublemaking.
Many have the good fortune of being invited to weddings all the time, with some being more memorable than others. Nina Glick writes about an especially memorable one between two very special individuals which recently took place.
Congregation Anshei Lubawitz, built in 1906, is the oldest synagogue in Borough Park. Its architectural beauty and uniqueness among the square apartment buildings surrounding it make it a local landmark. However, under suspicious circumstances, the Shul’s current trustees are attempting to have it demolished, to be replaced by a luxury apartment building.
A Lubavitcher has initiated a federal lawsuit against Eshel Hachnosas Orchim and its owner R’ Menachem Mendel Hendel over what he claims is a for-profit hotel being illegally operated out of building in Crown Heights. DNAinfo has profiled the lawsuit in an article describing bother parties as “Mishechistim”, and that the social services organization was meant to provide shelter for the needy, but instead charges Manhattan prices for its rooms.