Safety

Safety

Five girls taken to hospitals after Monsey Trails bus crash

Two girls suffered serious injuries.

Williamsburg

Politicians ask NYPD for more crossing guards in Hasidic Williamsburg after 10-year-old girl’s death

“Every child in our city needs a safe route home from school,” wrote Councilmember Lincoln Restler and other Brooklyn politicians.

Monsey

How a campaign of unfounded rumors overturned Ramapo’s Hispanic-run taxi industry

By spreading allegations about non-Jewish taxi drivers assaulting female passengers, a group of Haredi activists in Rockland created a lucrative vacuum for Haredi-owned companies to fill

Borough Park

Fire at Borough Park synagogue leaves five people hospitalized, with three in serious condition

The fire broke out in the Stavnitz rabbi’s home, above the synagogue he leads, and was caused by a cooking accident

Antisemitism

Antisemitism toward Haredim discussed at ADL’s ‘NeverIsNow’ summit, but few Haredi leaders in attendance

At the annual conference, held at New York’s Javits Center, panelists spoke of the unique challenges with antisemitism faced by Haredim, whose Jewishness is highly visible

Chaverim

Chaverim of Rockland asks public for security camera access and money for license plate readers

The initiative has raised some privacy concerns, but the organization is otherwise highly praised within Rockland’s Haredi community

Monsey

Five-year-old Hasidic girl in Monsey struck and killed by a Satmar school bus

Local activist Steve White said Ramapo school bus drivers often speed and use their phones while driving