Kiryas Joel land deal: A town divided
Nestled in southern Orange County is the picturesque suburban commuter town of Monroe, where working families live in homes with picket-fence lined yards.
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Fri Apr 11, 2014
Kiryas Joel should not lead study to annex land, DEC told
The citizens group United Monroe is urging state officials to deny Kiryas Joel's request to lead the environmental study for a proposed 507-acre expansion of the village, charging that lax compliance with environmental regulations and a poor record on open government render Kiryas Joel unfit.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to stop Kiryas Joel pipeline work
A state Supreme Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit attempting to stop construction of Kiryas Joel's pipeline to the Catskill Aqueduct and the village's plan to connect a well to the pipeline in Cornwall as an additional water source.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
OPINION: Understand the Hasidim, even when you disagree with them
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle recently ran an article about a public park in the upstate Hasidic Jewish village of Kiryas Joel where women and girls were confined to a part of the park with red benches and playground equipment, while men and boys were relegated to areas of the park with blue benches and equipment.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Deborah Feldman Isn't Telling You the Whole Story
While Jews around the world are preparing to retell the story of their ancestral exodus from Egypt, another story of an exodus is making its way onto bookshelves.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Hasidic Village of Kiryas Joel Agrees To End Gender Segregation at Park
The decision announced Monday by Kiryas Joel, which is populated by Satmar Hasidim, settles a lawsuit filed in December by civil liberties groups, according to the Courthouse News Service.
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Orthodox Village Kiryas Joel Will Stop Sex-Segregating Public Park It Claimed Didn't Exist
Late last year, the NYCLU, our local ACLU chapter, happened to catch a glimpse of a new playground at Kiryas Joel, the orthodox enclave in upstate New York.
Cornwall well back in play in KJ pipeline plan
Kiryas Joel resumed effort to add a dormant Cornwall well to its water supply, scheduling a public hearing for later this month on a state permit application the village set aside a year ago when it met with public opposition and a legal challenge.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Lawsuit settled over KJ gender separation in park
The New York Civil Liberties Union announced Monday it has settled a lawsuit with Kiryas Joel regarding gender separation in a village-owned park and the village's refusal to furnish public records the civil-liberties group requested.
Hasidic Park No Longer Allowed To Be Sex-Segregated
An allegedly gender-segregated park run by a Hasidic enclave in Orange County will now be subject to strict NYCLU and ACLU oversight, thanks to a lawsuit that was settled this week.
Sun Mar 30, 2014
Orange Confidential: 100 students signed up for med school
They have also accepted 100 of the 135 students who will make up the first year's class, said Jerry Cammarata, dean of student affairs and chief operating officer for Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine's Middletown campus.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
Monroe Supervisor Harley Doles gives media tour of land sought by Kiryas Joel
News 12 toured the property Friday that is at the center of a bitter turf war between the Village of Kiryas Joel and the neighboring town of Town of Monroe.
Wed Mar 26, 2014
Kiryas Joel tells state that growth is 'inevitable'
Kiryas Joel officials contend the continued growth of their community is inevitable and can be accommodated in various ways, even without the proposed annexation of 507 acres that a group of Monroe property owners have requested.
Tue Mar 25, 2014
Dozens protest Monroe land deal for Kiryas Joel
Dozens of residents turned out once again last night in Monroe to protest the acquisition of land for the village of Kiryas Joel.
Fri Mar 21, 2014
Village of Woodbury laws overlooked Hasidic residents, judge rules
A state judge has voided the Comprehensive Plan and two zoning laws the Village of Woodbury adopted in 2011, siding with arguments by the Village of Kiryas Joel and affiliated plaintiffs that Woodbury had unfairly overlooked the high-density housing needs of Hasidic residents.
Thu Mar 20, 2014
Kiryas Joel man charged with molesting 9-year-old boy
A 27-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on charges that he molested a 9-year-old boy, said state police.