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Monsey Shabbos Zmanim & Weather – Parsha: Shelach

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Shabbos Zmanim for Monsey: Parsha: Shelach – Mevorchin Tamuz (Rosh Chodesh on Wednesday and Thursday) Candles: 8:14 Sunset: 8:32 Motzei Shabbos: 9:23 Zman Rabenu Ta’am (72 Min): 9:45 Weather: Friday Night: Rains may linger into the evening, temeratures in the 60s. Shabbos Day: Sunny and pleasant, temperatures going to to the ...

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Gov. Cuomo Signs East Ramapo Oversight and Aid Bill

Students in East Ramapo gather in a rally for better education in the district

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill yesterday, Thursday, that will bring a $3 million boost in state funds and grant the state greater oversight of the district. Residents in East Ramapo hope the deal would put an end to years of tension in the East Ramapo school district. ...

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Monsey Drive Aims To Register 4,200 New Voters


A voter registration drive launched this week in Monsey aims to add an additional 4,200 voters from the Orthodox community. With lawmakers pushing to wrench control of the local school board from the democratically elected majority, and a county executive accused in a lawsuit of trying to limit the community’s ...

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Thruway Mincha Area to Reopen for 23rd Consecutive Summer

in this 1991 photo, Rabbi Edgar Gluck at the NY state Thruway where the Mincha area was first established, and later moved to the current Sloatsburg rest area. (Photo by VIN News)

Once again, travelers making their way up to the Catskills on Thursday nights will be able to stop for Mincha and Maariv minyanim at the Sloatsburg Rest Area, located on the northbound Thruway between exits 15A and 16. In what has become an annual rite of summer, the Sloatsburg Mincha ...

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Sparklers now legal in Rockland as July 4th Approaches


Sparklers can now be legally sold and used in Rockland County as the July 4th holiday approaches, and many local stores in Rockland are taking advantage of the new law, reports the Journal News. A 2014 state law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, allows counties to permit the sale of ...

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Chaverim of Rockland Raises Over Half a Million Dollars in Charidy Campaign

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The online charity fundraising campaign to help Chaverim of Rockland was greatly successful. Not only was the initial goal of $400,000 met, but the campaign went into additional two bonus rounds to collect a total of over half a million dollars. To be exact, the sum of $530,754 was raised ...

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Go! Help Chaverim of Rockland: $400K in 24 Hours, Donations Quadrupled

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The prominent Monsey organization Chaverim of Rockland launched a very special online charity fundraising campaign to raise the sum of $400,000 to help the noble group continue their great dedicated work put forth by the Chaverim volunteers in assisting our community in every way possible. All families in the greater ...

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Rockland County to Re-Inspect Private Schools for Fire Safety

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Dozens of schools in Rockland County will be re-inspected by the County because of possible fire and safety code violations overlooked by town inspectors. The state Board of Education gave Rockland County the authority to conduct inspections at nearly 50 private schools because of concerns over irregularities at the local ...

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IRS Phone Scams Hit Monsey Area Again

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Ramapo Police and Chaverim of Rockland issued a reminder to residents to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS. Residents in Ramapo reported receving bogus phone calls in recent days from parties claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Remember: Do not ...

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Rockland Legislature Makes Major Changes To Law Governing Sewer District


The Rockland County Legislature has voted unanimously to amend significant portions of the local law that governs Rockland County Sewer District No. 1. The major changes include reducing the size of the Board from 13 to 10 members; docking the pay of those who fail to attend or who have ...

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