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As the relatives of a Brooklyn family killed by a hit-and-run driver earlier this week continue to mourn from Monsey to Williamsburg, members of the Orthodox Jewish community have launched a fundraiser to buy a $40,000 Sefer Torah scroll in the victims' names.
Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21, were on their way to the hospital early Sunday when Raizy -- who was six months pregnant -- began...Read more »
Japanese clothier Uniqlo will open the doors of its first Rockland location next week as part of an expansion into New York City suburbs, bringing with it 100 local jobs. The 24,000-square-foot space, near Macy's on the first floor of the Palisades Center mall in West Nyack, will feature men's, women's and children's clothing and accessories. "We believe that the perfect T-shirt and perfect...Read more »
Stephen Baldwin's lawyer said the tax-evading actor will avoid jail time under a plea agreement in the works with Rockland County prosecutors. Russell Yankwitt, hired by Baldwin to fight felony charges stemming from $350,000 in unpaid income taxes, said details should be hashed out at a meeting Monday morning in Rockland County Court. "I've been told Mr. Baldwin will not be serving any jail...Read more »
1) The Hudson Valley's reward for enduring one more day of lousy weather? A gorgeous weekend and an extra hour of sunlight. After Friday's expected soggy weather caps off a week of rain and snow, temperatures are expected to reach 50 degrees on Saturday and Sunday, just as daylight saving time goes into effect. 2) The much-hyped Wizard of Oz origin story, "Oz The Great and Powerful," opens...Read more »
1) A nor'easter is headed for the region, where it will combine with a cold-air mass moving south from Canada -- the perfect recipe for snow after two weeks of mostly mild weather. Is this winter's last gasp before spring? Although snow, sleet and rain could continue through Friday, forecasts say the storm should pass by Saturday, just in time for daylight saving time and an extra hour of sunshine....Read more »
Spring Valley resident Vladimir Leon, a newcomer to the Rockland County political scene, announced Wednesday his run as the fifth candidate for the county executive seat that will be left vacant at the end of this year. Leon, a 37-year-old Democrat, said his educational background and knowledge of Rockland County -- which is facing a $96 million deficit -- will help bring it out of the red. "The...Read more »
A skinny-legged high school senior, who described himself as an advanced placement student, was visibly shaken Tuesday night after the East Ramapo School Board's attorney screamed profanities at him outside the administration building.
A heated School Board meeting had just ended at about 8:30 p.m. after members of the board unceremoniously took off early -- yet again -- leaving the...Read more »
Expect these stories to grab headlines on Newsday.com Wednesday. Check back for updates.
1) Will Julio Acevedo, the driver suspected of racing down a Brooklyn street at more than 60 mph and crashing into a livery cab, killing an expectant Orthodox Jewish mother and her husband, turn himself in to police? On Tuesday, he was conferring with a lawyer and said he planned to surrender to police,...Read more »
Accuweather: Accuweather's app displays the temperature, wind speed and humidity on one clean home screen with a black background and white text. Everything's intuitive and easy to reach: Users can thumb-scroll through the forecast, and a bar at the bottom of the screen provides one-touch access to an extended forecast, video and real-time weather maps. Like the other major weather apps, Accuweather's...Read more »
In the schoolyard, children argue over whose father is the toughest.
In Westchester County politics, adults argue about whose father is the most corrupt.
On Monday night, Kurt Colucci, a Tea Party enthusiast seeking to unseat Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, issued a news release that mentioned Astorino's father, a former Mount Vernon cop who served a brief stint...Read more »