Growing Chabad Moves Forward on New Campus

Rabbi Sholom Schmerling and his wife Rivka started the Chabad of Venice & North Port, FL, with a handful of people in their living room in 2005. On Sunday, they will break ground on a new 11,000-square-foot synagogue complex on a 4.2-acre campus.

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NYPD to Host Meeting with Update on Stabbing Incident

Still reeling from the sudden and unprovoked stabbing attack four weeks ago in Crown Heights, many residents are still uneasy and concerned that the perpetrator has yet to have been arrested. Seeking to try and calm the community, the NYPD will be hosting a meeting to update the community on the case progress.

NYC to Ease Up on Policing of Minor Offenses

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration is reconsidering the “broken windows” theory of policing, pioneered by former mayor Rudy Giuliani and former NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly, in which minor criminal offenses such as public drinking and littering are treated very seriously by law enforcement and the criminal justice system.

Saving the Lives of Young Teens in Southern California

Bringing together parents, youth and the greater community, Saving Lives Camarillo is a substance-abuse awareness organization that began seven years ago in California. The Saving Lives Camarillo Coalition has become a place where community members come together to help youth make wise choices. Its primary efforts are geared to reduce alcohol, drug and prescription-medication abuse by minors.

Man Shoots at Mother and Child; Gun Jams

Police are looking for a man who attempted to shoot a woman in a Crown Heights apartment building while she was holding her 7-year-old son. Thankfully, the gun jammed, and the intended victims were able to escape into an apartment.

1 Dead, 5 Hurt in 3 Seperate Terror Attacks

Three Israelis were wounded, at least two of them critically, in separate shooting and stabbing terror attacks that occurred within minutes of each other in Jerusalem and Petah Tikva, respectively. Later in the day, a third terror attack occurred in central Jaffa, with the stabbing of at least three Israelis, one of whom died while being treated at the hospital.