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Midwood, Brooklyn, NY – Five Jewish Teenagers Indicted in Attack on Arab-American Man

February 1, 2007 at 11:42 PM
Midwood, Brooklyn, NY - Five Jewish teenagers have been indicted in the attack on an Arab-American man in Brooklyn. Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes says the teens have been charged with gang assault and menacing. According to prosecutors, the teens attacked the 24-year-old victim as he ate ice cream outside a Dunkin' Donuts on the 1500 block of Avenue "M" in Brooklyn section of NY...

Jerusalem, Isreal +Serious MVA+

February 1, 2007 at 09:01 PM
Jerusalem, Isreal +Serious MVA+ A serious motor vehicle accident at the entrance to Ramat Shlomo (Shuafat), between a car and 15 passenger van, Hatzolah on the scene transported four bochurim in serious to critical condition...

Brooklyn, NY – Residents in Uproar Over Asbestos at Construction of Synagogue

February 1, 2007 at 08:39 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Anna Cali was screaming mad at Goldy Schick, the owner of a Bensonhurst property. She said her children have been exposed to dangerous asbestos. "You put the lives of everyone in this neighborhood at risk by knocking down a building and spreading debris all over the neighborhood," she said. Anna is angry about a pile of rubble on 60th Street. Neighbors are accusing the property...

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +Residential Hi-Rise Fire+

February 1, 2007 at 04:31 PM
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +Residential Hi-Rise Fire+ Fire at the 11th floor in a high-rise residential 25 story 100x100 building at 541 Wythe Avenue and Division Avenue (Clemently Projects), Fire Department on the scene Hatzolah responding with two buses and a coordinator to the scene for multiple calls of people trapped, fire is D/W/H. U/D: 16:43 Hatzolah coordinating staging area near the...

Israel – Most Israeli Kids Visit Unclean Websites

February 1, 2007 at 04:15 PM
Israel - A new study conducted by Professor Dafna Lemish who personally interviewed 532 youths, aged 9-18, who were each asked 190 questions pertaining to their internet habits, will have most parents not too happy with the results. The children polled are a representative sampling of Israel's youth, more Jews than non-Jews and more families from a higher socio-economic standing than families...

Siberia, Russia – Yellow and Orange Snow falls Region

February 1, 2007 at 02:18 PM
Siberia, Russia - A public warning was issued in West Siberia's Omsk Region after snow came down, yellowed and orange. The affected area spans almost 50 communities, and a population of more than 27,000. "The snow fell over an area of about 1,500 square meters" Emergency Situations Ministry spokesman Viktor Beltsov said. People living within the zone have been warned against melting the snow...

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +NYPD Involved Shooting+

February 1, 2007 at 01:27 PM
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +NYPD Involved Shooting+ NYPD of the 90th Pct. Narcotics units shot a perp male black in the shoulder at 114 Maujer Street, perp fled location. PD are calling for a level one mobilization, ESU, Aviation and K-9 are all responding, searching all local hospitals as well...

Washington, DC – Bush Proposes $2 Billion for JFK Airport Rail Link

February 1, 2007 at 01:25 PM
Washington, DC - President Bush will propose giving $2 billion in tax incentives toward building a rail link between lower Manhattan and John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens NY, Sen. Charles Schumer said. New York lawmakers have spent years pushing for the funding, only to see it repeatedly get stripped out of various congressional spending bills, most recently in legislation that passed in...

Sderot, Israel +Qassams Fired by Palestinian Terrorists+

February 1, 2007 at 01:08 PM
Sderot, Israel - Two Qassam rockets were fired from the northern Gaza Strip and landed in Sderot. One of the rockets landed near the town's cemetery and the other one in an open field. No injuries or damage were reported.The Islamic Jihad's military wing, the al-Quds Brigades, claimed responsibility for the firing of the rockets. A statement issued by the group said the firing comes in...

Providence, RI – Furniture Factory Fire Was Arson by Owner

February 1, 2007 at 11:42 AM
Providence, RI - An Olneyville furniture factory that went up in flames, was an arson fire and was insured for $4 million just before the fire, an arson investigator testified in District Court. East Sider Markus Gorkin, owner of the factory, is charged with first-degree arson for the unsuccessful attempt to destroy the building by using what investigators describe as elaborate incendiary...

Israel – Groups Calls on Israel Museum to Hand Over Paintings Taken by Nazis

February 1, 2007 at 11:24 AM
Israel - Four hundred paintings taken by the Nazis, discovered by U.S. troops and turned over to Israel are at the center of a dispute between Israel's national museum and a group entrusted with finding the lost property of Holocaust victims. The artwork, currently in the storerooms and galleries of the Israel Museum, found by American soldiers in Nazi art caches after WWII, they were eventually...

Mlinov, Ukraine – Synagogue Into Shopping Center

February 1, 2007 at 10:42 AM
Mlinov, Ukraine - A former synagogue building in western Ukraine was sold recently to a businessman who plans to turn it into a shopping center. The small town of Mlinov in the Rovno region sold the former synagogue for the equivalent of $16,000, RISU. No Jews live anymore in Mlinov, which had a community of some 600 before World War II. Gennady Fraerman, leader of the Rovno Jewish community...

Orange County, Cornwall, NY +Police Pursuit on NYS Thruway+

February 1, 2007 at 08:57 AM
Orange County, Cornwall, NY +Police Pursuit on NYS Thruway+ New York State Police from Troop-T and Troop-F are in pursuit from Rockland County into Orange County of a black vehicle, vehicle is on the Northbound lanes of the New York State Thruway vehicle is going Southbound U/D: 9:01 Vehicle has stopped perp a Hispanic male with a green jacket ran into the woods, chopper is above and traffic is...

Ocean Township, NJ – Attempt to Oust Brother from House Angers Dwek

February 1, 2007 at 08:46 AM
Ocean Township, NJ - Solomon Dwek and the court-appointed liquidator of Dwek's real estate empire exchanged harsh words over a motion to throw one of Dwek's brothers out of his home. Dwek, whose $400 million real estate empire is being sold off to pay creditors, represented himself in court and accused the liquidator, Donald M. Lomurro, of purposely filing a late e-mail notice seeking...

New York – Governor Spitzer to Make Private School Tuition Tax Deductible

February 1, 2007 at 08:08 AM
New York - Governor Spitzer is attempting to make private school tuition tax deductible. The executive budget he released would give middle-class parents a tax deduction of up to $1,000 for tuition.Mr. Spitzer, who sends his children to an elite private school in the Bronx, is seeking to allow families with an annual income of $116,000 or less to deduct $1,000 from their state income taxes for...
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