A recent development connected to Oholei Torah, the flagship boys’ school in Crown Heights, prompted the school to issue a statement to parents. “There is no indication at all that any current student has been negatively impacted,” the statement reads.
Founded ten years ago, Bnos Chomesh has yet to have a place to call its own, wandering year after year to new locations. But on Monday this all changed with the school’s purchase of a new property in Crown Heights, to serve as its permanent home.
A cleaning lady was arrested Friday afternoon after her employer recently discovered that she had been stealing from her. Among the items taken was jewelry, cash, makeup and even clothing. Collaboration between Shomrim and local Neighborhood Coordination Officers from the 71st Precinct led to the arrest.
In a Sicha that is as relevant today as ever, the Rebbe talks about the housing situation in Crown Heights during the Yud Shvat Farbrengen of 5745 (1985).
Hundreds of men and women turned out this Motzai Shabbos for Crown Heights Hatzalah’s annual Melava Malka, health symposium and raffle for $18,000.
A car driven deliberately into a crowded pedestrian shopping plaza by a crazed man killed three people and critically injured scores more. Over the weekend two more succumbed to their wounds, while the Jewish community mourned the death of Thalia Hakin, a 10-year-old student in Beth Rivkah Ladies College.
In a major twist today, Tuesday, Florida Prosecutors have dropped the charges against a man accused of killing Rabbi Yosef Raksin HYD, who was visiting daughter in North Miami Beach, Florida.
Some 650 Crown Heights residents attended Operation Survival’s drug awareness and prevention event on Sunday evening Jan 8th. The event served as an opportunity to highlight the need for prevention strategies and an increased awareness and understanding of the drug problem in the community.
A 14-year-old teenager was arrested late Thursday night in connection with two robberies of Jewish woman at knifepoint in Crown Heights.
Tuesday was a bad day for children on the streets of Crown Heights. The day began with a 13-year-old Schneur Boaron being struck by a car on Kingston Avenue, then yet another young boy getting hit by a car on Brooklyn Avenue later on that same day.
A small, unassuming building that has played a significant role in the early history of Lubavitch in Crown Heights was recently purchased by a member of the community, who intends to build affordable housing for large families on the property.
The NYPD has released surveillance video of a suspect wanted in connection with the incident where a swastika was spray-painted on a sidewalk in Crown Heights.
A CrownHeights.info reader submitted photos of a Swastika that was spray-painted on a sidewalk on a block predominantly populated by Jewish residents, located just around the corner from the 71st Police Precinct. Police are now investigating the incident as a hate crime.
Longtime residents – a barber, fishmonger, educator & activist – share their love for this diverse and resilient Brooklyn neighborhood in a well presented documentary produced by Neighborhood Slice, which airs on local television stations.
Police have arrested two individuals in connection with the repeated vandalism of a controversial Eruv which encompasses Crown Heights.
Brooklyn Community Board 9, which represents the Jewish half of Crown Heights along with Lefferts-Gardens, scheduled a vote on a controversial zoning issue which directly affects the Jewish community on the holiday of Simchas Torah, effectively preventing the Jewish community’s participation in the deliberation and vote. One non-Jewish member of the board bravely spoke out against this outrage, and thankfully she was able to prevent the vote from taking place.
Ever hear a single mother say “Nobody ever judges me or my family,” or “I’ve got it all under control”? Juggling everything all on their own, most single moms carry a double load. You can give them a much needed hand by participating in the 30-hour Bais Chana Women International fundraiser for Single Jewish Moms taking place over the next 24-hours.
With the year 5776 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 statistics.
The Food and Drug Administration has issues and alert and immediately suspending the registration and authorization of SM Fish Corp. – which produces many seafood based ready to eat products under the brands of Ossie’s and Ossie’s Gourmet. An inspection by the FDA revealed the facility to be widely contaminated with Listeria, a germ that can cause a rare but serious, sometimes fatal illness.
A group of friends have banded together and launched a campaign to raise funds for the wife and two children of R’ Motty Lipsh OBM, with donations quadrupled in the next 24 hours.
A 73-year-old woman who was reported missing by her family has been located thanks to a coordinated search effort between multiple agencies.
Two pedestrian safety islands installed less than a year ago on Eastern Parkway are slated to be removed by the city in order to accommodate ‘floats’ for the upcoming West Indian Day Parade in Crown Heights.