Journal News 10/12/15: Spring Valley NAACP Awards East Ramapo Activists

Spring Valley NAACP honors 8 for community activism

Educators, artists, police officers and a clergyman are among the Spring Valley NAACO’s awardees.

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Journal News 10/14/15: Fire Chief Says Ramapo Yeshivas Unsafe

Fire captain: Ramapo’s religious schools have unsafe conditions

At least 60 private schools in Rockland County are missing fire safety reports, according to state

SPRING VALLEY Dozens of private religious schools in Ramapo don’t comply with the requirements of the fire safety code, putting the safety of students and firefighters at deadly risk.

That warning was delivered at Tuesday night’s East Ramapo school board meeting by Justin Schwartz, a Spring Valley fire captain and Tarrytown rabbi who is a member of the Rockland Illegal Housing Task Force.       Read more…