The Senate on Tuesday confirmed school choice advocate Betsy DeVos as Education secretary by the narrowest of margins, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie in a historic vote.
Daily Archives: February 7, 2017
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch as heavy snow moves into the tri-state area. The watch goes into effect late Wednesday night until 6:00pm on Thursday, with 6-10 inches of snow expected to fall.
An 11-year-old African-American boy randomly accosted three Jewish teenagers and assaulted two of them this afternoon in Crown Heights. Update: The perpetrator was charged with a hate crime.
Ukrainian businessmen in the US and Europe are appealing to Jewish communities across the world to help put a stop to the looting of mass graves of Holocaust victims in Ukraine.
Brooklyn-based Candor Capital has filed applications for a six-story, 17-unit residential building at 1764 Union Street, located between Utica and Rochester Avenues, on the eastern end of Crown Heights near Lincoln-Terrace Park.
The New York State Senate on Monday passed a bill to stop the implementation of New York City’s bag tax. The moratorium (S4158), an agreement between the Senate and Assembly and sponsored by Senate Cities Committee Chairman Simcha Felder (D, Brooklyn), is the latest step in the Senate’s bipartisan efforts to stop the City’s regressive tax on carry-out merchandise bags and enable consumers to keep more of their hard-earned money.
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Sara Abrahams, OBM, of Miami Beach, FL, wife of the Mashpia in Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Miami Rabbi Yosef Abrahams. She was 71 years old.
Thousands of members of Anash, young and old, gathered in 770 last night, Monday, for a grand Farbrengen marking the auspicious day of Yud Shvat.
Rabbi Don Yoel Levy, Kashrus Administrator of OK Kosher Certification, recites Basi L’Gani after Mincha at the New York OK headquarters.