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Washington +Attorney General-nominee Michael Mukasey Wins Senate confirmation+

November 8, 2007 at 11:31 PM
Washington - The Senate has Confirmed Michael Mukasey As Next Attorney General After his views on torture and harsh interrogation issues nearly ended any hope for a nomination, the Senate moved to confirm Michael Mukasey as attorney general. The Senate went into overtime to finish its debate, deciding that Mukasey is the best they can do in a Bush administration not willing to nominate anyone...

New York, NY – Getting Religious About Street Parking

November 8, 2007 at 11:28 PM
New York, NY - Car owners in this city derive enormous satisfaction from holy days, even if they are not religious. Nothing delights them more than a religious holiday, any religious holiday that liberates them from the city's alternate-side parking rules. The New York City Council is the one who is vested with the supreme authority to suspend alternate-side rules. This it does...

Queens, NY – Police Search for Suspect in Dentist Shooting

November 8, 2007 at 09:10 PM
Police have released a sketch of a man that police are searching for in the shooting of a dentist last month. The suspect is described as a white male, between 48-52 years old, 5'8" tall, stocky build, grey hair wearing dark jacket and dark pants. There is a $41,000 reward being offered. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. All call will be kept...

New York, NY – City To Home Owners: Pay Up Or Water Will Be Shut Off

November 8, 2007 at 09:02 PM
New York, NY - More than 8,000 homeowners who haven't paid their water bills will be given one last chance before the city moves to shut off their water supply.The focuses is on one-family residential account holders who've had balances of $1,000 or more for over a year. The DEP Commissioner says they'll be notified by mail. They will then have 90 days to make payments or face having...

Rockland County, NY – Hasidic Block Vote Provided The Victory.

November 8, 2007 at 09:01 PM
Pinned News Nov. 8 2007 Rockland County, NY - Ramapo's Hasidic Jewish bloc vote provided the margin of victory for Democrat Thomas Zugibe for district attorney and for Republican Sheriff James Kralik's re-election, according to unofficial election returns and officials involved in the close contests. After being lobbied by Democratic Gov. Eliot Spitzer, a New Square leader said yesterday that...

Queens, NY – Assemblyman Dov Hikind with 100 Students Protested Nazi

November 8, 2007 at 07:51 PM
Queens, NY - Protestors took to the streets outside the home of an elderly man who's admitted to serving under the Nazis. Assemblyman Dov Hikind brought over 100 students to the doorstep of a man who's admitted he guarded the Trawniki labor camp in Poland. "He was involved in the murder of men, women and children!," Hikind said. Their chants echoed through a quiet street...

Mineola, NY – Train Hits Car Disrupting LIRR Service

November 8, 2007 at 05:39 PM
Mineola, NY - Train service has been suspended east of Jamaica on the Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma and Oyster Bay branches during rush hour because of a train striking a vehicle at Roslyn Road East 2nd Street in Mineola, no one was pinned but the driver an elderly woman was pulled moments before the train slammed into it, the car on its side is still on the tracks leaking fuel, the Long Island Rail...

Brooklyn, NY +MVA with Overturn+

November 8, 2007 at 05:31 PM
Brooklyn, NY +MVA with Overturn+ A motor vehicle accident with vehicle that rolled over on Avenue "I" and Coney Island Avenue, Hatzolah on the scene requesting ESU to respond for the upright...

Brooklyn, NY +Bank Robbery+

November 8, 2007 at 04:16 PM
Brooklyn, NY +Bank Robbery+ NYPD of the 70th Pct are searching for a male black wearing a blue sweater that just the Sovereign Bank at 1302 Avenue "J" and East 13th Street, perp passed a note for the bank teller...

Montreal, Canada – Jewish Hospital to Pay $15,000 to Female Workers Denied Shifts

November 8, 2007 at 04:07 PM
Montreal, Canada - Officials at the Jewish General Hospital said they haven't decided whether to appeal a human rights tribunal ruling that orders the institution to pay damages for denying full-time work to female employees because of a gender policy. The hospital has to pay $15,000 to Mary Smith and Jennifer Bennett, two female workers who complained they were deprived of employment...

Springfield, MA – Bail Set in Jewish Cemeteries Vandalism Case

November 8, 2007 at 03:25 PM
Springfield, MA - Bail was set at $25,000 cash for a 19-year-old West Springfield man who pleaded innocent in Hampden Superior Court to five counts of vandalizing gravestones. Michael Ouimet, of 310 Park St., was first arraigned on Sept. 13 in District Court for vandalism at Jewish cemeteries in West Springfield. At that time, he was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail. Dozens of...

Queens, NY +LaGuardia Airport Bomb Threat+

November 8, 2007 at 02:27 PM
Quuens, NY - Police and emergency vehicles are on the scene at New York's LaGuardia airport for an American Airlines flight from Chicago that reportedly recived a bomb threat. The MD-80, flight #382, was towed to a secure area after it landed where Bomb Squad and K9 are searching the plane. PAPD transported away all 175 passengers by bus, all their hand luggage to be sweeped by K9...

New York, NY – Mayor Bloomberg: Election Day Holiday ‘Is a Waste’

November 8, 2007 at 01:19 PM
New York, NY - Mayor Bloomberg is jumping into a debate over whether Election Day should be a holiday, saying there is no excuse for city employees to take off the first Tuesday in November each year."It is a waste of the taxpayers' money," he said. "Fundamentally, it was a way to have elected officials have free help at the polls, which is just an outrage. Shouldn't go...

New York, NY – FBI: Al Qaeda May Strike U.S. Shopping Malls in LA, Chicago

November 8, 2007 at 01:04 PM
New York, NY - The FBI is warning that al Qaeda may be preparing a series of holiday attacks on U.S. shopping malls in Los Angeles and Chicago, according to an intelligence bulletin distributed to law enforcement authorities across the country this morning. The alert said al Qaeda "hoped to disrupt the U.S. economy and has been planning the attack for the past two years." Law enforcement...

Randolph MA – School Committee Member Accused Of Bigoted Remarks Against Jewish Superintendent.

November 8, 2007 at 12:50 PM
Randolph MA - The superintendent of schools in Randolph is accusing a school committee member of bigoted remarks about his Jewish religion. Superintendent Richard Silverman says the comments from Maureen Kenney came during contract negotiations October 23, after he asked for five days bereavement leave if a close family member died. He says Kenney asked why he would need so many days, and...