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Los Angeles – Auschwitz Escapee Herskovic Dies

March 7, 2006 at 05:55 PM
Los Angeles, CA - William Herskovic, who escaped from Auschwitz and helped inspire Belgium's resistance to the Nazis during World War II, has died at the age of 91, at his Encino home after a lengthy battle with cancer. Three months after being sent from Belgium to Auschwitz, Herskovic escaped by cutting through a chain-link fence with two other prisoners using a pair of wire cutters he had...

Brooklyn, NY +L Train Derailment+

March 7, 2006 at 05:09 PM
Brooklyn, NY +L Train Derailment+ At East 103rd Street and Farragut Road NYPD and FDNY are on the scene of an eight-car train that has derailed with fire under one train at a rail yard on the L line in Canarsie, Brooklyn NY, multiple units responding, no passengers and no injuries reported...

Weston, FL – Three Synagogues Targeted In Bomb Threat

March 7, 2006 at 04:50 PM
Weston, Florida - Bomb threats were called in to three area synagogues yesterday, by an unidentified woman. The caller stated there are bombs at the synagogue at 18501 Tequest Trace Park Lane, at synagogue B’Nai Aviv, 1410 Indian Trace, and at the synagogue Dor Dorim, 2360 Glades Circle. The synagogue at 18501 Tequest Trace Park Lane did evacuated, at the request of the BSO, as a...

New York City +Airport Traffic Delays+

March 7, 2006 at 03:29 PM
New York City, NY +Airport Traffic Delays+ All departures out of the New York City metro area are currently haulted, due to an air traffic control computer radar system problem, which controls all three New York metro airports, but all arrivals that are already in the air are expected to land as normally scheduled, there are delays at LaGuardia, JFK and Newark airports...

Williamsburg, Brooklyn +Pedestrian Struck+

March 7, 2006 at 03:07 PM
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +Pedestrian Struck+ A motor vehicle accident in Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY with a pedestrian mother and child that have been struck by an auto on Lee Avenue and Middleton Street, Hatzolah on the scene. U/D: 15:11 Hatzolah on the scene requesting additional units to respond Code-2...

Monsey, NY – Town To Adopt ‘Positive’ Declaration On Wal-Mart

March 7, 2006 at 01:13 PM
Monsey, NY - The Town of Ramapo Planning Board is expected tonight to adopt a positive environmental declaration for the proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter in Monsey. The declaration would mean that National Realty & Development Corp. of Purchase, which is seeking to build a single, 35-foot-high building on the 22-acre site for use as a 215,000-square-foot Wal-Mart, would have to do a complete...

Bronx, NY – Fieldston Homeowners Pay To Thwart Landmarking Plan

March 7, 2006 at 12:51 PM
Bronx, NY - As the implications of the creation of a "historic district" in the Fieldston area in Riverdale become clearer, a growing number of residents are joining a last-ditch effort to thwart the plan. Approval by the City Council is all that stands in the way of 257 properties in the elite private community from being designated as historic landmarks. If this happens, homeowners would...

Zagreb, Croatia – Jewish Community Hires New Orthodox Rabbi

March 7, 2006 at 12:25 PM
Zagreb, Croatia - Rabbi Zwi Eliezer Aloni, who has been serving in the German city of Mainz, was engaged by the Zagreb community. Aloni takes the place of Rabbi Kotel Da-Don, who was sacked last summer after seven years of service...

Orange County, NY – Siren Test Scheduled For Indian Point

March 7, 2006 at 10:34 AM
Orange County, NY - Orange County will test its 16 Indian Point nuclear power plant emergency sirens Wednesday morning, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The three to four minute test will coincide with similar tests in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, disaster preparedness officials said. Together, 156 sirens form a 10-mile wide ring around the Westchester County nuclear plant. During an...

New York, NY – Questions Rise From The Dust Of An Old Synagogue

March 7, 2006 at 08:58 AM
New York, NY - The demolition of the 150-year-old First Roumanian-American synagogue on the Lower East Side is generating widespread criticism among preservationists, who say that one of the city's historic religious buildings has been lost because too little was done to save it.By yesterday, much of the synagogue, on Rivington Street between Orchard and Ludlow Streets, had been reduced to...

New York – At Columbia University Hate Storm Looms

March 7, 2006 at 08:42 AM
New York - A professor who has drawn widespread criticism for declaring that some Jews use the memory of the Holocaust an "extortion racket" has ignited an outcry at Columbia University, where he was invited to speak by several student groups. Norman Finkelstein was slated to speak at the university's largest lecture hall tomorrow night. The appearance of Finkelstein, a DePaul University...

Brooklyn, NY +Garage Collapse+

March 7, 2006 at 07:34 AM
Brooklyn, NY +Garage Collapse+ Large area of concrete collapsed on to workers at a construction site of a garage at 733 Ocean Parkway between Foster Avenue and Parkville Avenue, 2 aided are pinned in a trench under a large piece of concrete at this time, FDNY on the scene, ESU and the Collapse Units are requested. Ocean Parkway closed down ATT. U/D: 07:51 NYPD 70th Pct are calling for a level...

New York, NY – Jewish Leaders Meet Javits Center Designer

March 7, 2006 at 07:23 AM
New York, NY - Javits Center architect Richard Rogers met with state and Jewish leaders to try to clear the air over his reported ties to an anti-Israel group. Rogers distanced himself from an organization he once belonged to which called for a boycott over the West Bank partition, and a top Jewish leader said Rogers clarified his position in closed door talks. "He was able to add some...
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