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The lawsuit filed against the city calls the mandatory vaccination order "capricious, contrary to law” and exceeding “lawful authority.” AP Photo/Seth Wenig

Measles outbreak: City declares public health emergency with 285 confirmed cases

April 9 | Scott Enman

New York City declared a public health emergency Tuesday morning, ordering mandatory measles vaccinations for residents in parts of Williamsburg as the number of confirmed cases for the infection rose to 285 since Sept. 30. Mayor Bill de Blasio said individuals and parents who ignore the order will be fined up to $1,000 and that […]

Councilmember Kalman Yeger tweeted on Wednesday "Palestine does not exist," leading to backlash from activists. Photo via NYC City Council Flickr/John McCarten

Borough Park councilmember booted from Immigration Committee following anti-Palestine tweets

April 1 | Noah Goldberg

City Council leadership decided Monday to remove Councilmember Kalman Yeger from the Committee on Immigration after he tweeted at a reporter last week “Palestine does not exist.” “I do not believe that someone who engages in the type of rhetoric we heard from Councilmember Yeger belongs on the Immigration Committee, which is supposed to welcome […]

Protesters and counter-protesters faced off outside Councilmember Yeger’s Borough Park office Thursday evening. Eagle photo by Noah Goldberg.

20 came to protest a councilmember’s anti-Palestine tweet. 200 came to support it.

March 28 | Noah Goldberg

Protesters calling for the resignation of Brooklyn Councilmember Kalman Yeger over his tweet that “Palestine does not exist” clashed with counter-protesters outside the elected’s Borough Park office Thursday evening. Community Affairs officers with the NYPD struggled to keep the two groups separated — and out of the street — as one side chanted, “No such thing […]