New York

  • Herpes Illnesses From Circumcision Rite Rise But Mayor Bill De Blasio Stays Silent

    By Paul Berger

    Mayor Bill de Blasio once vowed to better protect N.Y. infants against herpes from a controversial circumcision rite. 18 months later, more babies are getting sick than ever.Read More

    Appeals Court Upholds New York Child Vaccination Law

    By Reuters

    New York state’s requirement that children be vaccinated in order to attend public school does not violate parents’ religious rights under the U.S. Constitution, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.Read More

    Etan Patz 'Killer' Goes on Trial — Will Missing SoHo Boy Get Justice?

    By Reuters

    A former deli worker goes on trial on Monday for the murder of 6-year-old Etan Patz, whose disappearance more than three decades ago while walking to a school bus stop galvanized the nation’s attention to the issue of missing children.Read More

    The Back-to-the-Future Bagel

    By Devra Ferst

    An old school kind of bagel is coming back in a big way. Devra Ferst explains how the nouveau holes are inspired by what was once eaten on the Lower East Side.Read More

    Brooklyn Mom Dies in Fall From Hunter Mountain Ski Lift

    By Reuters

    A 44-year-old Brooklyn woman died of injuries suffered when she fell 25 feet from a chairlift at Hunter Mountain ski area in New York’s Catskill Mountains, the Greene County coroner said on Monday.Read More

    Man Booted From Plane in 'Merry Christmas' Fracas

    By Forward Staff

    An irate airline passenger who objected to ‘Merry Christmas’ greetings was booted off an American Airlines flight.Read More

    Jewish Activists Struggle for Right Tone on Racism After Murders of Police Officers

    By Sam Kestenbaum

    Jewish activists condemn the murders of two Brooklyn police officers. But rabbis say concern for the slain cops won’t stop them from speaking out against brutality and racism.Read More

    Another New York Infant Gets Herpes From Controversial Circumcision Rite

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    Another infant in New York City has been infected with herpes during a metzitzah b’peh ritual, city health authorities reported.Read More

    ADL: Killing of N.Y. Police Officers 'Heinous, Senseless, Shocking'

    By JTA

    The Anti-Defamation League called the killing of two New York Police Department officers a “heinous, senseless and shocking assault.”Read More

    Mystery Deepens as FEGS Stonewalls Over $19M Torrent of Red Ink

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    FEGS had a reputation as a stable and well-managed social service agency. It stunned the non-profit world by revealing a $19 million loss, a shakeup at the top and looming cuts.Read More

    Would you like to receive updates about new stories?

    We will not share your e-mail address or other personal information.

    Already subscribed? Manage your subscription.