Board of Ed Cancels Regents Exams for Spring

Governor Andrew Cuomo extended the "pause order" for New York State until April 29 and the New York State Education Department announced that Regents Exams are canceled for the 2019-2020...

Proposed NY Hate Crimes Law Named for Victim of Monsey Attack

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has renamed a proposed domestic terrorism law after the late rabbi who was stabbed during an attack on a Hanukkah celebration in Monsey. Rabbi Josef...

NY Attorney’s Lawsuit Says Gathering Ban Infringes on Jewish Practices

(JTA) — A Brooklyn attorney has filed a lawsuit accusing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of violating his right to free speech and ability to observe his Jewish faith...

COVID-19 Essential Information for New York

  By State Senator Todd Kaminsky We are living in a truly unprecedented time where everyday comforts are suddenly restricted and we must adapt to this new way of life due...

NYPD Chief of Patrol Fausto Pichardo on Staten Island Tour

  On Wednesday, March 11, the Patrol Borough Staten Island, under the command of Chief Kenneth Corey, hosted NYPD Chief of Patrol Fausto Pichardo for a Staten Island Neighborhood Listening...

New Rochelle Man at Center of Outbreak Wakes From Coma

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The attorney at the center of the coronavirus outbreak in New Rochelle, New York, has emerged from his coma. Lawrence Garbuz “is awake and alert and seems...

Nassau County Man Diagnosed With Coronavirus

NEW YORK — An unidentified 42-year-old man from Nassau County is being treated for coronavirus at NYU Winthrop Medical Center in Mineola and is not in intensive care, Gov....

Second Jewish Family in New Rochelle Tests Positive for COVID-19

NEW YORK — Members of a second Jewish family from Westchester have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of New York cases to 11. Ten of...

Jewish Man from New Rochelle Identified as 2nd NY Coronavirus Case

An attorney who lives in New Rochelle in Westchester County and works in midtown Manhattan is New York state's second confirmed coronavirus case -- and the first apparent instance...

Three NYC Area Day Schools Close for Coronavirus Concerns

  BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Three Jewish day schools in New York were closed Tuesday due to coronavirus concerns, including one in New York City, SAR Academy, that said it was...
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