State Picks Hasidic Village Of Kiryas Joel To Lead Annexation RequestThe New York state environmental commissioner on Wednesday chose the Orange County Hasidic Jewish village of Kiryas Joel to lead the review of its request to annex roughly 500 acres of adjacent land.
NYPD: Attack On Rabbi In Brooklyn Investigated As A Hate CrimeThe incident took place at the Marcy Avenue J Train subway station Monday at 4 p.m.
New Hempstead Community Protests Planned Kosher Slaughterhouse In New SquareThe planned 5,000 chicken-a-day kosher slaughterhouse in New Square, N.Y. is moving closer to approval nearly five years after its predecessor was closed down by federal inspectors.
Jewish Families In Williamsburg Fearful After 2 Separate Attacks On Young BoysTwo attacks within days of each other have Jewish parents in Williamsburg worried about the safety of their children.
City Drops Suit Against Some Jewish Shop Owners Over Dress CodesThe City of New York has dropped a lawsuit against seven Hasidic storeowners in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, who posted signs in their windows asking customers to dress modestly.
100 Security Cameras Going Up In Brooklyn Communities In Response To Leiby Kletzky MurderThe taxpayer-funded security system will augment an already insular ultra-Orthodox community that has its own volunteer police force, ambulances and schools.
Police: 3 Charged With Hate Crimes In Ramapo Paintball AttackPolice say Shashi Ramsaroop, Lindsey Peaks and Demetrius Latrell Torain were arrested on assault, aggravated harassment, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal tampering charges.
Protesters Want Charges Dropped Against Sexual Abuse WhistleblowerSam Kellner worked with the Brooklyn DAs office to put away Baruch Lebovits, who sexually abused his son, in 2010. But then the tables turned on Kellner when the DAs office charged him with extorting witnesses to come forward.
Expectant Couple Killed En Route To HospitalA young Orthodox Jewish couple expecting their first child was killed in a car crash in Williamsburg as they headed to the hospital.
4 Men Charged With Intimidating Witnesses In Connection With Rabbi's Sex Abuse CaseFour men have been charged with intimidating witnesses in an Ultra-Orthodox sex abuse case involving a spiritual adviser accused of molesting a teenage girl for years.
Trial Postponed For Brooklyn Therapist Accused Of Sexually Abusing Teenage GirlNechemya Weberman has pleaded not guilty to committing a criminal sex act, rape, endangering the welfare of a child and sexual abuse.
Groups Protest Use Of Chickens In Hasidic Jewish Ritual Called KaporosThe ritual called Kaporos is a ceremony practiced by some Hasidic communities prior to Yom Kippur in which a rabbi swings a live chicken over his head to transfer the sins of that community to the chicken.