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VIDEO: Days After Yeshiva Raid, NYPD Disperse Crowd At Williamsburgn Synagogue

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BROOKLYN, NY (JTA) - In the latest dustup between New York authorities and Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn, police broke up a gathering of at least several dozen men at a Hasidic synagog...

Monsey: 2 Girls Found Safe After Going Missing For Hours

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ROCKLAND COUNTY (VINnews) — 2 girls were found safe on Tuesday evening, after having gone missing for several hours. According to reports, the girls had reached out to Chaveirim...

As Pandemic Set In, Orthodox Union Furloughed 125 Staffers — A Quarter Of Its Workforce

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NEW YORK (JTA) - Orthodox communities were hit early and hard by the coronavirus pandemic. It turns out that the layoffs that have emerged as a side effect also came early to the O...

Bronx ‘City Within A City’ Shaken By Sickness, Fear

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NEW YORK (AP) — Tarhia Morton and her family were planning to party this year. She is retired after 40 years with the U.S. Postal Service. Her sister is turning 70. A birthday b...

Cuomo: Some Hospital Visits are OK

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NEW YORK (AP) - Sixteen hospitals in New York state will allow visitors as part of a pilot program addressing the heartbreak of COVID-19 patients suffering while isolated from thei...

These Kosher NYC Restaurants Have Closed Permanently Since March

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NEW YORK (JTA) — Many New York City restaurants are closing for good as their owners are unable to pay rent during the state’s shutdown, which has now gone on for more than eight w...

Delta To Resume Flights Between Israel And New York With Masks Mandatory

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Delta Airlines will resume flights between New York and Israel next month, with face masks mandatory for staff and travelers. The flights will be “less than da...

Pandemic Threatens To Deepen Crisis In Mental Health Care

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NEW YORK (AP) — More than three weeks after Brandon Bell stopped showing up at a New York office that serves people with schizophrenia, employees finally located him at a nearby ho...

Stark Disparities In New York City’s Virus Toll

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NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus has cut an unequal path of grief through New York City, hitting hardest in a ring of predominantly poorer, nonwhite neighborhoods a long subway and ...

Police Shut Down A Brooklyn Yeshiva With Approximately 60 Students

BROOKLYN (JTA) – Police shut down an Orthodox yeshiva in Brooklyn on Monday for violations of social distancing. Approximately 60 students were present at the Nitra Yeshiva in t...

Western NY, Including Buffalo, To Start Phased Reopening

NEW YORK (AP) — Western New York, including the city of Buffalo, met the state's coronavirus containment goals and can begin to reopen its economy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. ...

NYC Building Virus Testing Capacity With More Than 150 Sites

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is ramping up its ability to test for the coronavirus, with testing available at more than 150 sites citywide and test kits made in the city now in us...

Cuomo Gets Tested For Coronavirus On Live TV

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NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo got tested for coronavirus on live TV Sunday as he announced all people in the state experiencing flu-like symptoms are now eligible for tests...

NY Widens Testing Eligibility As Social Distancing Hits Snag

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City residents who flouted social distancing restrictions for a night on the town got the mayor's wrath Sunday. The city's embattled health commissioner is...

In Detroit, NYC, Kindness Comes One Slice Of Pizza At A Time

NEW YORK (AP) — Before the pandemic, Shalinder Singh spent Sundays at his gurdwara, helping serve a community meal for 300 people or more at the Sikh place of worship in suburban D...

Mayor: New Yorkers Crowded Outside Bars Put Lives In Danger

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NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers who flouted coronavirus restrictions for a weekend night on the town got the mayor's wrath on Sunday. Mayor Bill de Blasio admonished people seen cro...

Mayor: NYPD Won’t Break Up Small Groups, Police Masks

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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department, criticized over instances of harsh social distancing enforcement, will no longer be involved in breaking up small clusters of people...

Cuomo: New Virus Cases In NY Coming From People Leaving Home

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NEW YORK (AP) - New York’s new confirmed COVID-19 cases are predominantly coming from people who left their homes to shop, exercise or socialize, rather than from essential workers...

A Cautious New York Begins Creaking Back To Economic Life

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Shuttered sectors of New York’s economy will begin inching back to life Friday with more construction, manufacturing and curbside retail pickups allowed in part...

‘it’s Impossible’: NY Nursing Homes Fret About Testing Order

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NEW YORK (AP) — As calls grow nationwide for mandatory coronavirus testing in nursing homes, New York facilities are sounding alarms about the state's ambitious new demand to test ...