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LOCKED UP: No Masks, Sanitizer As Virus Spreads Behind Bars

Something was wrong. The chow hall line at New York’s Rikers Island jail had halted. For three hours, the men stood and waited, without food, until a correctional officer quietly delivered the news: A civilian chef was among those who tested positive for the coronavirus. “We was like, ‘What? The cook?’” said Corey Young, who […]

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On Wall Street, Some Optimism Penetrates The Uncertainty

Stocks rallied this week as Washington acted to provide $2.2 trillion of relief to an economy shocked by the coronavirus outbreak, leaving some on Wall Street cautiously optimistic that the panicky selling that had gripped the market earlier may have come to an end. Even after a loss on Friday, the S&P 500 had its […]

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How To Prep For And Spend Your Government Relief Check

The coronavirus pandemic has upended the lives and finances of millions. A federal relief package aiming to provide payments to distressed consumers passed Friday — but that money is not likely to land for a number of weeks. While you’ll have to wait for whatever money you might be eligible for, now is the time […]

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Gemach: Reduce Your Credit Card Interest Rates with our Gemach. Are you ready to make smarter moves?

A gemach in the Tri State Area is offering individuals and families with credit card debt the option to significantly reduce their interest rate, for a fraction of the normal fees, or even free for certain approved cases. This service is especially valuable in light of the Corona Virus’ economic impact on families. If you’ve been struggling […]

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3 More National Parks Close To Prevent Coronavirus Spread

Three more of America’s most popular national parks have closed their gates as pressure mounts on superintendents to prevent crowded trails that could lead to more spread of the coronavirus even as the Trump administration sticks to its decision to waive entrance fees at the parks. Glacier in Montana and Arches and Canyonlands in Utah […]

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More Staff Needed at Hasc Homes

HASC Center is a nonprofit organization that supports and cares for developmentally disabled individuals through a wide array of services. Among HASC Center’s many services are the group homes, housing our individuals 24/7 and providing for all of their physical, emotional and religious needs. Due to the current health crisis, we are facing a serious […]

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‘Officers Are Scared Out There’: Coronavirus Hits US Police

More than a fifth of Detroit’s police force is quarantined; two officers have died from coronavirus and at least 39 have tested positive, including the chief of police. For the 2,200-person department, that has meant officers working doubles and swapping between units to fill patrols. And everyone has their temperature checked before they start work. […]

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IDF Strikes Hamas In Response To Rocket Launch, Ending Calm Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

The IDF struck terror targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday night after a rocket was launched from the coastal enclave toward Israel earlier Friday evening, the first rocket launched from Gaza in almost a month amidst the ongoing coronavirus crisis. “IDF planes and tanks attacked Hamas military positions and infrastructure used for underground activity […]

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Virus Prevention Measures Turn Violent In Parts Of Africa

Police fired tear gas at a crowd of Kenyan ferry commuters as the country’s first day of a coronavirus curfew slid into chaos. Elsewhere, officers were captured in mobile phone footage whacking people with batons. Virus prevention measures have taken a violent turn in parts of Africa as countries impose lockdowns and curfews or seal […]

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4 Passengers Dead Aboard Cruise Ship Anchored Off Panama

Four passengers have died aboard a cruise ship now anchored off the coast of Panama and two people aboard the ship have tested positive for the coronavirus, the cruise line said Friday, with hundreds of passengers unsure how long they will remain at sea. Holland America Line said in a post on its Facebook page […]

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NYC Subway Driver Killed In Fire Being Investigated As Crime

A New York City subway driver was killed and several other people were injured early Friday in a fire on a train that is being investigated as a crime, officials said. Fires were reported at three other stations nearby at the same time, police said. “We are investigating it as a criminal matter,” Deputy Chief […]

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HEARTBREAKING: At Least 8 Niftarim Over Shabbos From Coronavirus In NY/NJ

YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of at least 8 Frum people over Shabbos from COVID-19. The list of people in critical / serious condition is long, and YWN urges all our readers to see the list of names and say Tehillim. BORO PARK: Reb Mordechai Zev Halberstam Z”L, 42-years-old, from the Bobover […]

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Stuck at home for Pesach? Order beautiful disposable products at wholesale prices!

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Lakewood: Man Arrested For Threatening To Use Baseball Bat Against Jews Not Following Governors Orders

A Howell man sent Facebook messages to Gov. Phil Murphy and others threatening to go to Lakewood with a baseball bat and assault members of the Orthodox community for violating the governor’s coronavirus restrictions, authorities charged. Anthony Lodespoto, 43, of Howell, remained held Saturday in the Ocean County Jail in Toms River pending a detention […]

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“Rak Dimoh Achas” Sings Newcomer Raphael Melloul In His Debut Single “Achakeh”

Raphael Melloul is a name you will be hearing a lot of in the future. He is now releasing his debut single, the first taste of his upcoming debut album. Raphael, a native of France, immigrated to Eretz Yisrael as a child with his parents because of anti-Semitism which was on the rise in his […]

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Motzei Shabbos News Round-Up From Israel

Terrorists from the Gaza Strip fired a single rocket at Israel on Friday night. The rocket landed in an open field and no injuries or damage were reported. In response, the IDF targeted subterranean infrastructure that was being used by Hamas in the northern section of the Gaza Strip. Israel’s Health Ministry issued new statistics […]

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Illinois Gov. Says Infant With COVID-19 Has Died

CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says an infant with COVID-19 has died and an investigation is underway to determine the cause of death. Officials didn’t release other information about the infant, who was from Cook County, which includes Chicago, including whether the child had other health issues. The risk of death and severe illness […]

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A New York Doctor’s Story: ‘Too Many People Are Dying Alone’

As an emergency medicine physician in New York City, Dr. Kamini Doobay has always known that death is part of the territory when trying to care for the city’s sickest. But it hasn’t always been like this — patients hit the hardest by the coronavirus, struggling to breathe and on ventilators, with no visitors allowed […]

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States Impose New Restrictions On Travelers From New York

States are pulling back the welcome mat for travelers from the New York area, which is the epicenter of the country’s coronavirus outbreak, but some say at least one state’s measures are unconstitutional. Governors in Texas, Florida, Maryland and South Carolina this week ordered people arriving from the New York area —including New Jersey and […]

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