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Kiryas Joel Releases Urgent COVID Bulletin After County Slaps Main Synagogue with Violation Notice

PALM TREE, NY (VINnews/Sandy Eller) - Hours after the Orange County Health commissioner slapped a violations notice on Kiryas Joel’s main synagogue, the village’s Office of Emergen...

NYC Again Delays In-person Learning For Most Students

NEW YORK (AP) — Short of staff and supplies for opening New York City's public school system for both remote and in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Bill de B...

Doubts Persist At Start Of NYC’s Hybrid School Year

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's already- delayed school year started remotely Wednesday in a soft opening that will serve as a prologue to the return of students to actual classroo...

New York Yeshiva Closes After 13 Students Test Positive For COVID-19

NEW YORK (JTA) – At least 13 students at a yeshiva in Queens, New York, tested positive for COVID-19 just weeks into the new school year and days before Rosh Hashanah. Yeshiva D...

Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Steve Cohen Agrees To Buy Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen has agreed to buy the New York Mets from the Wilpon and Katz families. The team announced the agreement on Monday. The...

NY Sports Club Latest Chain To Seek Bankruptcy Protection

NEW YORK (AP) - The company that runs New York Sports Club and Lucille Roberts gyms filed for bankruptcy protection with COVID-19, still prevalent in man parts of the U.S., gutting...

London Mayoral Hopeful Suspended For Telling Voters In 1997 ‘Don’t Vote For A Jew’

LONDON (JTA) - The United Kingdom’s fourth largest party suspended a candidate for mayor of London who was filmed in 1997 telling voters not to support a Jew. The Liberal Democr...

NYC Teachers Union Will Block School Reopening

NEW YORK — The New York City teachers union warns it won’t let the nation’s largest school district reopen for in-person classes this month if the city doesn’t issue protective equ...

Cuomo Clears Way For Indoor Dining To Resume In NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City restaurants can resume indoor dining on Sept. 30 at 25% capacity with other restrictions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. Cuomo said all customer...

Earthquake Strikes New Jersey, Shaking Reported Across State

NEW YORK (AP) — A magnitude 3.1 earthquake struck in East Freehold, New Jersey, early Wednesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. Residents took to social media to e...

Trump Rips De Blasio And Cuomo For ‘Destroying’ New York City

NEW YORK (VINnews) — President Trump took New YorkCity's leadership to task on Tuesday for the poor handling of the reopening of businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Covid Positivity Rates Spike In Orthodox Neighborhoods In New York City, With Large Weddings Eyed As A Culprit

NEW YORK (JTA) - Rising fears about a second wave of coronavirus cases in New York City’s Orthodox communities appear to be coming to pass, with the proportion of tests turning up ...

New York City Warns of Coronavirus Spike In Orthodox Communities

NEW YORK (VINnews) - In recent days, we have observed heightened rates of COVID-19 in many neighborhoods with large Orthodox Jewish populations. The neighborhoods that have present...

From the Psych Ward to the Slammer: NYPD Arrests Suspect in Williamsburg Brutal Beating

BROOKLYN (VINnews/Sandy Eller) - A Williamsburg resident who has a long history with the NYPD is under arrest for a malicious attack that took place more than a week ago and left a...

Passenger: Car Sped Through Times Square Protest To Escape

NEW YORK (AP) — A passenger in a car that drove through a group of Black Lives Matter protesters in New York's Times Square on Thursday says police have interviewed all six people ...

NY Attorney General To Form Grand Jury After Prude Death

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s attorney general on Saturday moved to form a grand jury to investigate the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died earlier this year after Roc...

Watch: Car Caught On Video Plowing Through Times Square Protesters

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says it is trying to find a car that drove through a group of Black Lives Matter protesters blocking a street in Times Square. Vid...

Mayor Suspends Officers Involved In Man’s Suffocation Death

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The mayor of New York's third largest city on Thursday suspended a group of police officers involved in the suffocation death of a Black man last March. D...

Gov. Cuomo Won’t Let NYC Reopen Restaurants

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he won’t let New York City reopen its restaurants for indoor dining until the city has a plan to monitor and ensure they’re following regulations ...

Media Taken to Task After Rabbi Kanievsky Disparaged For Out of Context Coronavirus Ruling

NEW YORK (VINnews/Sandy Eller) - One day after Israel’s coronavirus czar, news outlets and social media were quick to denigrate Rav Chaim Kanievsky for reportedly offering a blanke...