Saturday, January 28, 2023

NY

Head of Organization for Abuse Victims Apologizes to R’ Lankry, Deletes Multiple Tweets, Admits NYP Story Fake

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — Asher Lovy, Director of the Za'akah organization, has apologized for attacking Rabbi Aharon Lankry on social media, after R' Lankry defended an innocent man ac...

Yeshiva University Fans Prepare To Welcome Back Ryan Turell For His First G League Game In New York — Right After Shabbat

NEW YORK (JTA) - Ryan Turell may be from Los Angeles, but when he returns to New York as a member of an NBA G League team on Feb. 4, the game will represent a homecoming of sorts. ...

WATCH: Rav Aaron Lankry on the False Accusation of an Innocent Man – ‘He’s a Tzaddik’

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NEW YORK (VINnews Podcast) — In this exclusive VIN Podcast interview, Rav Aaron Lankry goes through the timeline of events on Thursday, when an alarmed mother called the police...

Chasidic Woman Critically Injured in Williamsburg Fire Passes Away

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BROOKLYN (VINnews/Sandy Eller) - A Chasidic woman from Williamsburg is being laid to rest after succumbing to injuries sustained in a January 23rd two alarm fire. Rebbetzin Rech...

WATCH: Rockland Congressman Praises Yeshiva Education on Floor of Congress

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WASHINGTON (Yaakov M / VINnews) — GOP Congressman Mike Lawler, who represents Monsey and surrounding Jewish communities in Rockland County, reaffirmed his support for yeshiva educa...

Exclusive: Lawyer Slams Report of Attempted Abduction as Complete Fiction, Says Client Will be Vindicated

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BROOKLYN (VINnews/Sandy Eller) - The lawyer for a man who was involved in what was originally reported as an attempted abduction is categorizing those reports as being completely u...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Columbia Professor Blasts YAFFED and NYSED for Using Fake Data to Attack Yeshivas – ‘Grossly Deceptive’

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NEW YORK (VINnews Podcast) — Dr. Avi Federgruen is a Professor at the Columbia University School of Business who has had an illustrious academic career for nearly 5 decades. ...

Antisemite Fuentes Suspended by Twitter, Hours After Account Was Restored

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(VINnews) — Twitter has again suspended the account of Neo-Nazi and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes, less than 24 hours after its reinstatement. The 24-year-old white supremacist ...

FDNY: 18 Kids Hurt, 1 Critically, In Fire At Orthodox Jewish Queens Day Care

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QUEENS (VINnews) - A fire at an Orthodox Jewish Queens day care has left 18 kids hurt, including one said to be hospitalized in critical condition, the FDNY said. There was a re...

Monsey School Bus Driver Arrested, Multiple Felony Charges Filed

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MONSEY (VINnews) — A bus driver for a Chassidic school involved in a major accident in Monsey last month was arraigned in criminal court Tuesday. The driver allegedly drove reck...

Nurses Ratify Contracts After Strike At Two NYC Hospitals

NEW YORK (AP) — Nurses who went on strike at two major New York City hospitals this month have ratified the contracts that were hammered out to end the walkout, their union said Tu...

Concern Over NYC Police Filming Of People Leaving Drake Show

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NEW YORK (AP) — Some audience members leaving a concert by Drake at a Manhattan theater came outside to see a New York Police Department officer filming those filing out, raising c...

Education Commissioner Rosa Orders NYC to Complete Yeshiva Probe Within 6 Months

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — New York State’s Education Department (NYSED) has imposed a deadline for New York City to complete its investigations into yeshivas. The NYSED set a six mon...

US: Ex-FBI NY Counterintelligence Agent Aided Russian Oligarch

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NEW YORK (AP) — A former high-ranking FBI counterintelligence official has been indicted on charges he helped a Russian oligarch, in violation of U.S. sanctions. He was also charge...

KOSHER POLITICS: George Santos is a Complete Fraud

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NEW YORK (VINnews Podcast) — New York Republican Congressman George Santos fabricated almost everything about his life. He lied about being a Jew, lied about his grandparents b...

A Jewish Reporter Goes Inside Rikers For A New Book On A Notorious Jail

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NEW YORK (JTA) - Reuven Blau, son of a Holocaust survivor, suggests his father may have inspired him to strive for change within New York City’s notorious Rikers Island jail. “T...

Lakewood’s BMG to Build 600 Apartments on Nearby College Campus

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LAKEWOOD (VINnews) — Beth Medrash Govoha is planning to develop 600 apartment units on 36 acres which are being purchased from the Georgian Court University campus. According to...

NYC To Use Cruise Ship Terminal As Asylum-Seeker Shelter

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is temporarily turning a cruise ship terminal into a shelter and services hub for asylum-seekers, Mayor Eric Adams said Saturday, announcing the lates...

To Neighbors’ Dismay, Smoke and Marijuana Shop Set to Open on Main St. in Queens

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QUEENS (VINnews) — In a few days, a new smoke shop is set to open in the heart of Kew Gardens Hills, and the large Orthodox community is not happy. According to local residents,...
FILE - Brooklyn assemblyman Dov Hikind in 2012. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

WATCH: Dov Hikind Holds Press Conference Against Antisemitism, Blasts Radical DA Alvin Bragg

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NASSAU (VINnews) — Activist Dov Hikind held a press conference Thursday in Nassau County along with County Executive Bruce Blakeman, and other Jewish and non-Jewish community leade...