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BREAKING: Orthodox Jewish NYPD Clergy Liaison Stabbed In Brooklyn

BREAKING: Orthodox Jewish NYPD Clergy Liaison Stabbed In Brooklyn
A person has just been stabbed in Brooklyn, sources confirm to YWN. The incident happened around 1:30PM at 172 Montague Street, near Clinton Street - which is in the confines of the NYPD's 84th Precinct. Additionally, YWN has learned that the victim is an Orthodox Jewish NYPD Clergy Liaison. He has been rushed to Lutheran Trauma Center in unknown condition, and is now undergoing surgery for his injuries. Highly credible sources tell YWN that the victim was stabbed by a former employee. The NYPD is on the scene investigating. The perp was ...

Schumer Urges Help For NYC To Address Virus

Schumer Urges Help For NYC To Address VirusU.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for better tracking and information about an unusual respiratory illness in children that has been found in New York City and Long Island. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports at least 160 lab-confirmed cases of enterovirus D68 from 22 states. Schumer says New York City has many asthmatic children who are especially vulnerable. He's urging the CDC to provide help and information to communities, schools and parents to ensure the virus is quickly recognized, diagnosed and ...    Full Story »

NYPD: 1 Officer Killed, 8 Hurt In Police Van Crash (1 opinions)

NYPD: 1 Officer Killed, 8 Hurt In Police Van CrashThe New York Police Department says one officer has been killed and eight others hurt in an early morning crash on a Bronx roadway. Authorities say the 9 officers were in a police van around 5 a.m. Sunday heading to their work assignment. The single-vehicle crash took place on the Bruckner Expressway near Bryant Avenue in the Bronx. One officer was pronounced dead at Lincoln Hospital. Police said the other eight officers were hospitalized in stable condition. The circumstances of the crash were unclear. No identification for the ...    Full Story »

Anti-Islamic Ads Coming To NYC Transit System (1 opinions)

Anti-Islamic Ads Coming To NYC Transit SystemAnti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on 100 New York City buses and two subway entrances next week. The six ads include an image of beheaded American journalist James Foley and another of Hitler. The ads are paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative run by anti-Islam blogger Pamela Geller. She says the campaign tells truths about Islam and Jihad that the U.S. government and mainstream media ignore. All the ads feature a disclaimer that says the viewpoints are not endorsed by the MTA. The agency is required under a ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: NYPD Chief of Transit Joseph Fox Visits High-Profile Stations To Ensure Subway System Is Well Protected Against Terror

PHOTOS: NYPD Chief of Transit Joseph Fox Visits High-Profile Stations To Ensure Subway System Is Well Protected Against TerrorMillions of New Yorkers ride the subways each day, and the NYPD works diligently to ensure that it remains the safest transit system in the world. At the helm of the NYPD Transit Division is Chief Joseph Fox, who has been running the Transit Division since 2011. Taking his job very seriously, Fox was seen this week visiting high profile subway stations around the city, making sure that all available resources were being properly utilized to keep the subways as safe as possible.     Full Story »

VIDEO And PHOTOS: 25 Elected Officials Call for More Action to Combat Shocking Rise in Anti-Semitic Crimes

VIDEO And PHOTOS: 25 Elected Officials Call for More Action to Combat Shocking Rise in Anti-Semitic Crimes[VIDEO & PHOTOS BY HILLEL ENGEL IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The NYC Comptroller, Council Members, and members of the state legislature joined Council Members David G. Greenfield, Mark Levine, Mark Treyger and Steve Levin who hosted a rally denouncing the 39% rise in anti-Semitic crimes this year on the steps of City Hall. They were joined by Comptroller Scott Stringer, Council Members Corey Johnson, Jumaane Williams, Vanessa Gibson, Ydanis Rodriquez, Brad Lander, Helen Rosenthal, Mathieu Eugene, Andy Cohen, Costa Constantinides, Brad Lander, ...    Full Story »

New York: New Policy, New Hope For Parents Of Nonpublic School Students With Special Needs (3 opinions)

New York: New Policy, New Hope For Parents Of Nonpublic School Students With Special NeedsOn Wednesday, September 17, the mood was both jubilant and hopeful at New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's offices in Manhattan, where approximately 120 New York City parents of children with special needs, legislators and community activists gathered. The event, a workshop run by Agudath Israel of America's Project LEARN, detailed sweeping changes in NYCDOE policy that will make these parents' lives much easier. Parents listened intently as Agudath Israel activists, the elected officials instrumental in shaping the policy ...    Full Story »

NYPD: Police Chopper Has Near Miss With Drone Over Brooklyn (2 opinions)

NYPD: Police Chopper Has Near Miss With Drone Over BrooklynPolice say a man has been arrested after an NYPD helicopter had a near miss with a drone in Brooklyn. CBS New York reports it happened early Wednesday morning over Greene Avenue in Bushwick. The chopper was helping to search for a missing person when police said the drone came within 50 feet of the aircraft. That's when the helicopter had to suddenly change course, police said. Isaac Rosa, 34, was arrested for illegally operating the drone, which was equipped with a GoPro camera, police said. He's charged with reckless endangerment ...    Full Story »

Hikind Thanks NYS Dept Of Health For Accommodating Jewish Community Due To Rosh Hashanah (1 opinions)

Hikind Thanks NYS Dept Of Health For Accommodating Jewish Community Due To Rosh HashanahAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) and NYC Public Advocate Letitia James had the highest praise for NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Department of Health (DOH) after being promised that the DOH system upgrade date/time will be changed to accommodate the Jewish community. Yesterday, Assemblyman Hikind brought attention to how disruptive it would be for community residents to have EBT (electronic benefit transfer), including food stamps and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits unavailable this Sunday, September 21, ...    Full Story »

Virus Afflicting Children Shows Up In NYC Area

Virus Afflicting Children Shows Up In NYC AreaThe New York City area is seeing its first cases of the uncommon respiratory illness that has shown up in children in a dozen states. Health officials said Wednesday that a New York City child and a Long Island elementary school student have been diagnosed with enterovirus 68. Officials say the Long Island patient is recovering at home in North Hempstead. They didn't provide information on the other child's condition. At least 130 cases have been confirmed nationwide, the worst needing life support for breathing ...    Full Story »

Brooklyn: BP Adams Hosts Emergency Preparedness Forum To Prepare Brooklynites For Future Disaster Scenarios

Brooklyn: BP Adams Hosts Emergency Preparedness Forum To Prepare Brooklynites For Future Disaster ScenariosBrooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams hosted a forum on emergency preparedness and hurricane readiness with the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Commissioner Joseph Esposito in the courtroom of Brooklyn Borough Hall. Along with representatives from the NYPD and FDNY, the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), the American Red Cross, Con Edison, and National Grid, the group discussed the plans in place with city agencies as well as the procedures for citizens to follow during a natural disaster, such as Superstorm Sandy, or ...    Full Story »

NYC Report: Murders Down, Homelessness Up (1 opinions)

NYC Report: Murders Down, Homelessness UpNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is releasing the first partial report card of his administration. The Mayor's Management Report is an annual snapshot of city operations. It covers the fiscal year, which runs from July 2013 to June 2014. De Blasio took office January 1. Prior to that, the city was led by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The city, which has benefited from improved local economy, has avoided layoffs that would impact services. The number of homicides has gone down even as the overall crime rate increased ...    Full Story »

NYPD Officer Suspended After Kick Video Surfaces

NYPD Officer Suspended After Kick Video SurfacesA New York City police officer has been suspended after a video surfaced of a street fair altercation in Brooklyn. Police Commissioner William Bratton said Wednesday the officer has been stripped of his gun, badge and police duties while the department investigates. The video surfaced following the street fair last weekend. Bratton said the fair was supposed to end at 6 p.m. but it was still going a half hour later. Officers tried to clear the street for traffic. The amateur video shows officers arresting a man in a black and white ...    Full Story »

This Sunday: Hachnosas Sefer Torah Lizecher Nishmas R' Shlomo Zakheim Z"L (2 opinions)

This Sunday: Hachnosas Sefer Torah Lizecher Nishmas R' Shlomo Zakheim ZIt has been one year since the Petira of R' Shlomo Zakheim Z”L, one of the greatest Baalei Chesed in this generation, and this coming Sunday, the Zakheim family will be completing Sefer Torah which was written in his memory. The Kesivas Osios will be at the Zakheim home, 1048 East 28th Street, starting at 3:00PM. The procession will leave the home at 5:00PM to Kollel Bnei Torah, 1323 East 32nd Street. R' Shlomo was just 59 years old when he was Niftar last Rosh Hashanah, but accomplished more than dozens of people could accomplish in ...    Full Story »

NYC Police Increase Security in Times Square

NYC Police Increase Security in Times SquarePolice stepped up security in Times Square on Wednesday amid concerns that the mounting hostilities between the United States and the Islamic State group could have repercussions on U.S. soil. New York Police Department officials asserted that there's no credible information pointing to any terror plot against New York City. Nevertheless, they said residents and visitors will see more patrols and other signs of heightened security in Times Square, the subways and elsewhere during the upcoming Jewish holidays and for the arrival of ...    Full Story »

NYC Council Members Condemn Rising Anti-Semitic Crime in NYC Before Jewish High Holidays

NYC Council Members Condemn Rising Anti-Semitic Crime in NYC Before Jewish High HolidaysTomorrow, one week in advance of the beginning of the Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah, Council Members, other elected officials and community leaders will join together on the steps of City Hall to denounce the sharp increase in anti-Semitic attacks across New York City and demand increased enforcement of this disturbing trend of hate. New York City Council Members scheduled to attend will be David ...    Full Story »

NYPD: Hate Crimes Up Against Muslim, Jewish People (1 opinions)

NYPD: Hate Crimes Up Against Muslim, Jewish PeopleNew York City police say suspected hate crimes against Jewish and Muslim people are up following unrest overseas. Deputy Chief Michael Osgood says there’s especially been an increase since July 1, when reports about unrest in Gaza and the Islamic State group became front-page news. Osgood says the attacks are random and spontaneous. There have been 89 suspected anti-Semitic attacks so far this year, up from 64. There have been 17 reported attacks against Muslims, up from 7 last year. (AP)

NYPD Holds Annual High Holy Days Briefing (1 opinions)

NYPD Holds Annual High Holy Days BriefingPolice Commissioner William Bratton Kelly presided over the NYPD’s annual High Holiday security briefing at One Police Plaza, Wednesday morning. Community leaders from all sects of the Jewish community were in attendance. As in previous years, the NYPD is increasing protection in Jewish neighborhoods as Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur approach. Increased foot patrols and counterterror teams will be patrolling those areas. Police said although there is not any specific threat, synagogues are considered potential terror targets. Some ...    Full Story »

Judge OKs NYC Taxi-Access Deal For Disabled People

Judge OKs NYC Taxi-Access Deal For Disabled PeopleCiting a historic baseball moment, a federal judge has formally approved a deal making at least half of New York City’s taxi fleet wheelchair-accessible by 2020. Judge George Daniels approved the deal Tuesday. He said the plan to make taxis accessible to people with disabilities was one of the most significant acts of inclusion in the city since baseball great Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers. The judge said the deal makes New York a better city. The agreement reached last year settles a lawsuit brought in 2011 by advocacy ...    Full Story »
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