Yossi Fried, an advocate of a the freedom of education, took the NYC Board of Education to task on their new guidelines for private schools. Nothing more needs to be said after his eloquent speech brings the rights of free education, and the wrongs of the published guidelines.
A car plowed into a crowd of people on Canal Street in Manhattan Monday evening, leaving 1 Dead and six others injured. It appears that the incident was not terror related, and was unintentional. UPDATED.
One winning ticket sold in South Carolina will claim the largest Mega Millions jackpot ever. The numbers were drawn last night at 11pm.
It happened Saturday night at the 121 Precinct station house as a patrol officer prepared to head out for the midnight shift. He noticed smoke coming out of the bottom of the device and took it off his shirt before the unit exploded.
A new law passed by the City Council, named the “Right to Know” law, requires all NYPD officers to give more information when they stop someone. They would need to tell their full name and rank, as well as other bits of usefull information.
Cabby that beat Lipa Schwartz, 62, in Boro Park which caused officials to demand better policing of hate crimes, has been given a $15,000 bail option. Coincidentally, the judge who presided over his hearing was Ruchie Frier, a frum Judge and leader of Ezras Nashim, the all woman first response organization.
The famous mapping app Waze, which was originally created in Israel, has released its car pool app called Waze Carpool in New York City.
With close to 90 percent of election districts reporting, unofficial election results show the race in the New York Primary Gov. Andrew Cuomo staving off a challenge from political upstart Cynthia Nixon. In the race for Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul defeated Jumaane Williams. In Crown Heights political newcomer Zellnor Myrie defeated the incumbent Jesse Hamilton.
The New York State Chaplain Task Force has opened recruitment and is now concentrating on the Crown Heights community in Brooklyn.
New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) announced this morning that he will not be seeking another term of office. The announcement was part of a short video that looks back on Hikind’s unparalleled four decades of community service and ceaseless activism, including his 36 years in the New York State Assembly.
For the third time in as many weeks, New York City and the surrounding areas are bracing once again for another potentially dangerous storm – that can bring up to 12 inches of snow and high winds in the city. Emergency alerts and travel advisories have been issued.
At a Friday rally in front of 26 Federal Plaza Congresswoman Yvette Clarke compared government agencies to the Gestapo, and likened Trumps’ policies to those of the Nazis, drawing swift and bitter condemnation.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Public Health Agency of Canada are investigating an outbreak of E. Coli on both sides of the border that has sickened dozens.
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.
With most of the United States now in freezing temperature territory, it is about to get even worse in New York City as forecasters are expecting a winter hurricane, which is also known as a “bomb cyclone.”
As the year 2017 came to a close, the New York City Health Department released vital statistics for births over the previous year. Rounding out the list of most popular names, they included five Jewish girls’ names and four boys’ names. The city also saw an overall decline in the birthrate.
Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced that 2017 will end as the safest year in Brooklyn’s recorded history, with the fewest number of homicides, shootings and shooting victims since record-keeping began. Crown Heights saw a particularly noteworthy 40% reduction in homicides.
Cheap, electric bicycles have made life a lot easier for New York City’s legions of restaurant delivery workers, but the party may be over in the New Year. City officials are promising a crackdown.
The New York City Emergency Management Department today urged New Yorkers to prepare for bitterly cold temperatures and wind chills through the rest of the week. According to the National Weather Service forecast, temperatures will stay below freezing this week with an average forecast temperature of 19 degrees for the next seven days.
A suspected terrorist blew himself up inside an underground walkway between Times Square and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan during the morning rush. Four people have been injured.
A winter weather advisory has been issued for parts of the Tri-State area as snow is expected to move in early Saturday morning.
The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that there has been an earthquake along the East Coast, which was felt by some people in the New York City area.