North Bergen, NJ – Major New York-area Traffic Bottleneck About To Get Worse

North Bergen, NJ — It is the bane of tourists and truckers, theatergoers and weekday 9-to-5ers: the congested, pothole-strewn roadway that bisects the teeming towns overlooking the Hudson River before descending into the Lincoln Tunnel to New York City. In a region known for its soul-crushing gridlock and delay-prone rail system, the 80-year-old Route 495 […]


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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Thrown Out of Virginia Restaurant

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was thrown out of a Virginia restaurant Friday night after the owner took issue with her role as “Trump’s mouthpiece.”

In a morning tweet, Sanders said she “politely left” the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington after the owner asked her to leave “because I work for POTUS.”

“Her actions say far more about her than about me,” Sanders wrote.

The incident prompted a social media uproar when it was first reported by Jaike Foley-Schultz, a Lexington man who said he works at the restaurant and witnessed Sanders being ejected. “My owner threw her out because she didn’t want the mouthpiece of Trump to eat in her restaurant,” Foley-Schultz wrote on Facebook, adding that seven of Sanders’ family members had left with her. The owner of the restaurant has yet to comment on the incident. Read more at Twitter.

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Halacha Headlines: Should We Accept Them Or Is The Syrian Edict The Correct Model?

Halacha Headlines: Should We Accept Them Or Is The Syrian Edict The Correct Model?

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A Follow up to the New Shidduch Initiative at Weddings

A Follow up to the New Shidduch Initiative at Weddings

(BY Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times)

There has been an overwhelming response to the new Shidduch Initiative at a recent wedding in the Rye Town Hilton, where a number of first dates were initiated after the Chasuna, and at least one at the Chasuna itself.

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Eight Young Children Crying and Begging Us to Help!

Eight Young Children Crying and Begging Us to Help!

This issue concerns an avrech who has been suffering ever since he was born, primarily from the emotional point of view. Neither of his parents are mentally healthy, and eventually they got divorced.

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Trump Administration Creates Task Force to Reunite Migrants

The Trump administration has moved to create an “unaccompanied children reunification task force” amid mounting public outrage over the hundreds of migrant children taken from their families at the U.S. border, Politico reports. As of Friday, when the task force was established, a U.S. official said 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated had been reunited. Those children had reportedly never left Customs and Border Protection custody, however, while hundreds of others were turned over to the Department of Health and Human Services.

The task force was reportedly set up by a branch of HHS that deals with public health disasters. “Secretary [Alex] Azar is bringing to bear all the relevant resources of the department in order to assist in the reunification or placement of unaccompanied alien children and teenagers with a parent or appropriate sponsor,” an HHS spokesperson told Politico. The move comes after Democrats on Thursday demanded a government audit of the department’s process for tracking separated migrants. Read more at POLITICO.

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UK: Jeremy Corbyn Says Labour Government Would Quickly Recognize Palestine

UK: Jeremy Corbyn Says Labour Government Would Quickly Recognize Palestine

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said Friday that a government under his leadership would recognize a Palestinian state “very early on” and push hard for a political solution to the Syrian civil war.

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$124 Fine For Chabad Chasid Manning Tefillin Stand In Yerushalayim

A Yerushalayim municipal supervisor on Friday fined a Chabad chasid for standing near Tachana Merkazit and offering passersby the opportunity to put on tefillin.

Arriving at the tefillin stand, the supervisor ordered the chasid to close his stand, which has been operating for the past four years, and slapped him with a 450 NIS ($124) fine.

Councilman Aryeh King arrived at the site and protested the municipality’s unequal enforcement.

“The Yerushalayim municipality continues the policy dictated by radical left-wing organizations: Chasing every hint of Judaism in public areas, especially tefillin stands,” King said. “And all of this while the municipality allows missionary and messianic organizations a free hand.”

“Yerushalayim is not Tel Aviv. I will ensure that this is a one-time incident which will not repeat itself. We will continue to see tefillin stands and other Jewish signs in the public domain in Yerushalayim, the capital of the State of Israel.”

 

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Jerusalem – Israel Fires Missile At Drone Near Syria Frontier

Jerusalem — The Israeli military says it fired a Patriot missile at an unmanned aircraft that approached its airspace near the Syrian frontier in the Golan Heights. The army said Sunday that the missile did not hit the drone, and the aircraft “retreated from the border.” It was not immediately clear who launched the drone, […]


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NYS Legislature Approves Bill Aimed At Protecting Cashless Toll Payers

NYS Legislature Approves Bill Aimed At Protecting Cashless Toll Payers

A bill designed to protect drivers from being improperly billed by New York state’s expanding cashless tolling system has been approved by the state Legislature.

An amended Toll Payer Protect Act received final passage in the Senate this week as lawmakers finished their 2018 session.

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