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Newton, Mass – FBI Issues Warning For Jewish Centers To Increase Security

August 1, 2006 at 10:04 AM
Newton, Mass - The FBI has issued a warning to the nation's Jewish institutions advising them to be on alert for hate crimes. The warning was in response to a deadly shooting Friday at a Jewish community center in Seattle. One woman was killed and five others were wounded in the attack. "A security alert was sent out to synagogues and Jewish institutions, JCCs, family services, anyone who has a...

Monsey NY – Congregation Loses Tax Break On Illegal 3-Family Home

August 1, 2006 at 09:41 AM
Monsey, NY - The town has terminated a property tax exemption for a Monsey house that was illegally converted into a multiple-family dwelling. The house, owned by Congregation Merkoz Halacha at 51 Park Lane, was approved by the town for occupancy by two families, but had at least three apartments when building inspectors toured it early this year. Ramapo Assessor Scott Shedler said the...

Brooklyn, NY – Man Is Accused of Reporting Terrorist Hoax to Hot Line

August 1, 2006 at 08:55 AM
Brooklyn, NY - In a call to New York City’s terrorism hot line in May, a informant described a plot in chilling detail: Syrians working in the jewelry business had hatched a plan to carry out a suicide bombing in the subway system on one of the most symbolic days of the year, Independence Day. They had hidden explosives in hollowed-out jewelry, the informant said, and then used their...

Santa Fe, NM – Synagogue Security Heightened

August 1, 2006 at 08:24 AM
Santa Fe, NM - Gov. Bill Richardson has director his Office of Homeland Security and the state Department of Public Safety to increase security around synagogues and Jewish centers in New Mexico. That's after the attack on the offices of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle on Friday that killed one. New Mexico's director of homeland security, Tim Manning, said that while the Seattle...

New York – Hamaspik of Orange County Gets State Funds

August 1, 2006 at 08:09 AM
New York - State Senator John Bonacic of Mt. Hope, chairman of the Senate Housing, construction and Community Development Committee, announced that $600,000 in state aid has been made available through the state’s Access to Homes program to Provider Hamaspik of Orange County, Rural Ulster Preservation Company in Ulster County and Rural Sullivan Housing Corporation in Sullivan County...
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