Growing Hasidic Jewish Village Could Become A Town, Under Deal In Upstate NY

KIRYAS JOEL, N.Y. – A fast-growing Hasidic Jewish village has finalized an agreement with local opponents that could ease its path to expanding its borders as a more independent town. Read more

Orange County, NY – Newspaper Highlights Chasidic Growth In South Blooming Grove

Orange County, NY – As Kiryas Joel continues to struggle with both growing pains and legal issues, nearby communities have found themselves becoming an attractive option for Chasidim who are looking to put down roots in locations that are close to an existing Jewish community and have adequate housing supplies. Read more

Kiryas Joel, NY – Early Shabbos Morning Four Alarm Fire Causes Massive Damage To KJ Home

Kiryas Joel, NY Approximately 40 firefighters from eight different fire companies responded to a four alarm blaze in Kiryas Joel in the early morning hours of Shabbos, causing heavy damage to a three story multi-family home. Read more

Satmar Rebbe Blasts Anti-Draft Demonstrations

The leader of the world’s largest anti-Zionist hassidic sect surprised followers on Monday when he condemned protests being held by anti-draft activists in Israel. Read more

Kiryas Joel A Poor Community? Ten Kiryas Joel Officials Paid Over $100K

Long defined as “the poorest community in America”, the Village of Kiryas Joel pays ten Kiryas Joel officials salaries of over $100,000 per year, with one earning over $200,000. Read more

Kiryas Joel, NY – AP Report: Insular Hasidic Village Seeks To Expand, Riling Neighbors

KIRYAS JOEL, N.Y. — A quickly crowding Hasidic Jewish village in upstate New York that is working to expand its boundaries faces opposition from neighbors who fear more urban-style development by the insular community could overrun their slice of suburbia. Read more

Monroe, NY – NYSP Releases Sketch Of Armed Robber In KJ Area Heist

Monroe, NY – Hoping for help from the public, police have released a sketch of a man wanted in connection with a Tuesday holdup at a Monroe store selling fresh fruit arrangements. Read more

Since Yeshiva Raids In Ramapo, FBI Probe Lingers

RAMAPO — On an unusually warm day in March, dozens of FBI agents and other law enforcement officers raided two dozen yeshivas and businesses that had tapped into a multi-million dollar federal program for financing computers and related technology at educational institutions. Read more

How The Satmar Mafia works!

Satmar is estimated to be one of the largest Hasidic dynasties in the world. Read more