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Eric Adams, Curtis Sliwa Spar In 1st NYC Mayoral Debate

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NEW YORK (AP) — The two men running to become New York City's next mayor offered starkly different visions Wednesday about how to lead the nation's largest city out of the pandemic...

Israeli Court Exonerates Monsey Child Safety Activist for Describing Convicted Pedophile as an Armed Terrorist

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MONSEY (VINnews/Sandy Eller) - Five years after being sued for libel for warning Har Nof parents on social media to consider a convicted sex offender in their neighborhood as dange...

NYC Requiring Vaccine For Cops, Firefighters, City Workers

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will require police officers, firefighters and other municipal workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be placed on unpaid leave, Mayor Bill de B...

Chair Of New York Democrats Faces Criticism Over KKK Remark

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NEW YORK (AP) — The chairman of the New York Democrats is facing condemnation and calls to resign from members of his own party after he invoked the Ku Klux Klan and its former lea...

Long Time Dean of Satmar Bais Rochel School Rabbi Hertz Frankel Dies at 90

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BROOKLYN (VINnews/Sandy Eller) - Rabbi Hertz Frankel, the principal of Brooklyn’s Satmar community in Williamsburg for more than 60 years, passed away today at the age of 90. Ra...

New York’s Likely New Mayor Plans To Preserve Gifted Program

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Democrat who will likely become New York City's next mayor says he does not intend to get rid of the city's program for gifted and talented students, nipping pl...

Mayor: Just 15 Businesses Fined Over NYC Vaccine Mandate

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's COVID-19 vaccination mandate for restaurants, gyms and entertainment venues is going so well that only 15 businesses have been fined for not enforci...

Passenger Detained At LaGuardia After Flight Evacuated

NEW YORK (AP) — A passenger aboard a Republic Airways flight from Indianapolis was taken into custody on the tarmac of LaGuardia Airport, shortly after the plane touched down Satur...

New York Public Schools To End Gifted And Talented Program

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will phase out its program for gifted and talented students that critics say favors whites and Asian American students, while enrolling disproportiona...

FBI Raids Offices Of New York City Police Sergeants Union

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NEW YORK (AP) — Federal agents on Tuesday raided the offices of a New York City police union, the Sergeants Benevolent Association, and the Long Island home of its bombastic leader...

NYC Libraries Will End Late Fees In Push For Equity

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's public libraries will no longer charge late fees and will waive existing fines for overdue books and other materials, city officials announced Tuesd...

COVID Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect For NYC Teachers, Staff

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City teachers and other school staff members are supposed to be vaccinated against COVID-19 when the bell rings Monday morning, in one of the first school ...

Israeli Intelligence Minister Elazar Stern At Park East Synagogue: ‘Iran Will Not Obtain Nuclear Weapon’

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — Intelligence Minister Elazar Stern visited New York's Park East synagogue in Manhattan on Shabbos and spoke after prayers to the attendees as well as to member...

WATCH: Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt Addresses The Questions And “Messaging” About The COVID Vaccine

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — Last year, while most Shuls had limited and restricted Minyanim from Rosh Hashana through Simchas Torah, this year, most shuls were open for business, albeit w...

Hochul Could Face Rising Democrats In New York Governor Race

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NEW YORK (AP) — After being vaulted into office two months ago, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is preparing to run for the job in her own right next year. But as she works to sculpt...

David Eliach, Beloved Educator Who Led Yeshivah Of Flatbush For Decades, Dies At 99

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NEW YORK (JTA) - The longtime and pioneering leader of Brooklyn’s Yeshivah of Flatbush, Rabbi David Eliach, died Thursday. Eliach, who was 99, supervised the education of thousa...

Lawsuit: NYPD Still Hiding Discipline Files After Law Change

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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sued New York City’s police department on Thursday, saying it is illegally keeping the vast majority of o...

Lawyer: New York Governor Uses God Unfairly In Vaccine Fight

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has encouraged religious-minded people to get a COVID-19 vaccine by saying it is God's will that they get inoculated. A lawyer argued ...

NY Attorney General Blasts Cuomo’s Criticism Of Her Report

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York Attorney General Letitia James on Wednesday dismissed former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's repeated complaints that the sexual harassment investigation that led to h...

Vaccination Deadline Arrives For NY Healthcare Workers

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The deadline for hospital and nursing home workers in New York state to be vaccinated against COVID-19 arrived Monday with the prospect of severe staff shortage...