GE Chooses Not to Renew its Hechsher for “Shabbos Mode” on all Ovens Bought after Jan. 1, 2022

By Yehudit Garmaise GE decided not to renew, for 2022, its hechsher with the Star-K for the “Shabbos mode” of all its ovens: whether.... read more

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg Turns a Blind Eye on Crimes

By Toby FriedmanAlvin Bragg, sworn in as Manhattan District Attorney on Jan. 1, expressed to his staff that he does not intend to prosecute certain.... read more

Mayor Adams to Scale Back Violations and Reduce Fines for NYC Small Businesses

By Yehudit GarmaiseMayor Eric Adams signed, today, an executive order, called Small Business Forward, which aims “to ensure that local businesses.... read more

AT&T and Verizon Delay Launch of Faster 5G, After FAA Says Wireless Service Could Interfere with Airline Safety

By Yehudit GarmaiseAfter the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other aviation groups feared that a new, faster 5G wireless service, when it.... read more

Gov. Hochul Provides EMT Training to National Guard Members to Better Assist State’s Exhausted Healthcare Workers

By Yehudit Garmaise Gov. Hochul’s considerable efforts to protect New Yorkers from the Omicron variant have recently included securing, from.... read more

NYC Property Assessors Misreport Property Values to Tax Unfairly

By Yehudit GarmaiseBloomberg just released an investigative report that explains that the city's inexplicably uneven property taxes are the result of.... read more

End of an Era: Blackberry Company to end Service for Handheld Devices Today

We don’t see many of them around anymore, but anyone old enough will remember that these devices were the first on the scene of handheld smart.... read more

BDE: Mrs. Rivka Weinberg, a”h.

We are saddened to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Weinberg, 95, a longtime resident of Boro Park, where she raised a beautiful Torah family after.... read more

Omicron does not Create High Rates of Severe Illness and Death, Gov. Hochul reported

By Yehudit GarmaiseAlthough New Yorkers are testing positive for COVID at shockingly high rates, the severity of their illness is “much less than.... read more

BDE: Mrs. Esther Malka Zailig, a”h.

We are saddened inform you of the passing of Mrs. Zailig, a Holocaust survivor and longtime Boro Park resident. She was 97.She was born in 1925 in.... read more

Gov. Hochul Receives Millions of Test Kits to Ensure NY Public Schools Stay Open

By Yehudit Garmaise“My view is that every child should be in school, unless they are testing positive,” said Gov. Kathy Hochul, who has already.... read more

Apple Becomes First U.S. Company to Reach $3 Trillion in market value; Orthodox Jew Beaten in Unprovoked Attack in Williamsburg and more

Apple Becomes First U.S. Company to Reach $3 Trillion in market valueApple reached a market value of $3 trillion for a brief period on Monday,.... read more

US Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, who Calls out “Hard-Left Socialists,” Favored to Replace House Speaker Pelosi

By Yehudit GarmaiseUS Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), a Brooklynite, is favored to replace House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) who is expected to step.... read more

BDE: Mrs. Rochel Faiga Frankel, a”h.

We are saddened to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Frankel, a scion of the Sanzer dynasty, and a longtime Boro Park resident. She was 93 years of.... read more

Gov. Hochul Aims to Limit New York Governors and Other Statewide Elected Offices to Two Four-Year Terms

By Yehudit GarmaiseGov. Kathy Hochul, in her Wednesday State of the State address, the most important speech of her leadership so far, is expected to.... read more

Fight Rising Costs in 2022 with Practical Tips

By Yehudit GarmaisePrices are rising on most consumer goods: due to inflation and ongoing supply chain issues, however by shopping smarter,.... read more

BDE: Harav Nachum Segal Horowitz, zt”l, Rov of She’ris Yisroel, Transmitter of Tradition

Early this morning, we lost a golden link to the past, with the passing of Harav Hatzadik Rav Nachum Tzvi Segal Horowitz, a scion of great dynasty, a.... read more