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Brooklyn, NY – Round 2 in Photos: This Afternoon Search In Borough Park [video]

July 12, 2011 at 10:25 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Despite the scorching heat and heavy humidity, nearly 2000 volunteers from both near and far were on hand late this afternoon to search for the missing nine year old who has been missing for almostthirty hours and the search is continuing into the night and expanded to include Flatbush as well. Residents of Borough Park, where most of today’s search took place, observed the...

New York – Experts: Orthodox Jewish Vote Will Be Deciding Factor On Weiner’s Seat

July 12, 2011 at 09:52 PM
New York - Observers are increasingly saying the battle for control of Anthony Weiner's former Congressional District, NY-9, will be about winning the hearts and minds of the area's sizable Orthodox Jewish population. GOP pollsters have estimated about 100,000 of the district's roughly 300,000 registered voters are Orthodox Jews. John Mollenkopf, a professor of political science at the CUNY...

Brooklyn, NY – VIN Exclusive: Rep. Nadler Gets FBI Agents To Join In Search For Missing Boy

July 12, 2011 at 09:21 PM
Brooklyn, NY - In an effort to make sure that no stone goes unturned in the search for young Leibby Kletzky, VIN News has learned that 8th District Congressman Jerrold Nadler consulted with an expert in the field of missing persons, Janice Fedarcyk, Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office at the FBI, who agreed to deploy FBI agents to assist the NYPD in this case. “Not to...

Williamsburg, NY – ‘Broadway Triangle’ Hearings to Begin

July 12, 2011 at 09:08 PM
Williamsburg, NY - An expected week-long evidentiary hearing is scheduled to begin in Manhattan Supreme Court tomorrow regarding a lawsuit over the halted Broadway Triangle rezoning in Williamsburg. The hearing will take place before Justice Emily Jane Goodman, who ordered a stay on city’s rezoning after it was approved by the City Council in December 2009. The Broadway Triangle...

Brooklyn, NY – Search Expands to Include Flatbush

July 12, 2011 at 08:15 PM
Brooklyn, NY - The search for missing nine year old Leibby Kletzky is expanding into the Flatbush area, with volunteers who are interested in doing block searches in Flatbush being asked to report to the newly established Flatbush command center at Avenue M and E 12th Street at 8:30 PM tonight. Chaim Deutsch of Flatbush Shomrim confirms that the missing youngster was sighted walking alone on a...

Brooklyn, NY – NY Alert Issued in Missing Child Case

July 12, 2011 at 06:40 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Frustration mounts as hundreds of volunteers continue to comb Brooklyn in search of Leibby Kletzky who has been missing for 25 hours. Hundreds of new volunteers from the New York area and beyond are pouring into the command center, with some from as far away as Baltimore, hoping to do whatever they can to bring Leibby home to his family. The youngster was last seen leaving the...

Washington – FCC Seeks to Crack Down on Phone Bill Mystery Fees

July 12, 2011 at 06:30 PM
Washington - Federal regulators are proposing new rules to make it easier for consumers to detect and challenge mystery fees on their phone bills. The Federal Communications Commission voted Tuesday to seek public comments on the proposed rules, which are intended to crack down on the practice of "cramming." Cramming is the illegal placement of unauthorized fees on a consumer's phone...

Manhattan, NY – Members of Fire Damaged Synagogue Pray Outside

July 12, 2011 at 05:39 PM
Manhattan, NY - Members of a Manhattan synagogue that burst into flames and was badly damaged are holding a prayer service in the street in front of the 110-year-old building. Rabbi Haskel Lookstein will join Cantor Mayer Davis for the Tuesday afternoon ritual on East 85th Street, reciting psalms for times of tragedy. The fire at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun (keh-hee-LAHT' yeh-shoo-ROON'...

Brooklyn, NY – Video: Ongoing Search in Borough Park

July 12, 2011 at 04:36 PM
Brooklyn, NY - More videos from the scene this afternoon in Borough Park as the search continues. VIN News will continue to update with videos and photos as we get them. Met council delivering water to command center. Assemblyman Hikind at Command post. ...

New York, NY – Hispanic Group Wants Weiner’s District Gone

July 12, 2011 at 04:08 PM
New York, NY - The diverse congressional district that Anthony Weiner vacated in the midst of a sexting scandal has become the latest battleground for a Latino organization that is laboring to increase the political clout of Hispanics in Congress. LatinoJustice PRLDEF, which is involved in redistricting fights in 10 jurisdictions throughout the Northeast and in Florida, is proposing that New...

Brooklyn, NY – Chai Lifeline Offering Emotional Support In Wake of Boy’s Disappearance

July 12, 2011 at 03:19 PM
Brooklyn, NY - The events of the past twenty four hours have left the entire Jewish community in a state of shock and fear as people struggle to process the reality of the disappearance of a nine year old boy walking home from day camp. Chai Lifeline, whose Project C.H.A.I. offers comprehensive training on helping children, families and communities cope with tragedies is offering their services...

Brooklyn, NY – National Organization Adds Profile Of Missing Child, Reward Up to $100K; Call For More Volunteers [video]

July 12, 2011 at 02:35 PM
Brooklyn, NY - As the search for Leibby Kletzky passes the twenty hour mark, volunteers from all over the New York metropolitan area are doing everything in their power to bring the nine year old home to his family. Assemblyman Dov Hikind has announced that the reward for the missing boy is now up to $100,000 as two anonymous community leaders join community members in opening their wallets in...

Manhattan, NY – Central Park Car Ban Meets Resistance at City Hall

July 12, 2011 at 02:24 PM
Manhattan, NY - A proposal to ban cars from Central Park's loop drives for the summer has the support of the New York City Council and five community boards. But there has been no endorsement for the idea from Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration. The park drives are open to cars only during certain hours on weekdays — at precisely the time pedestrians and joggers say they use them for...

Washington – Feds Obtaining Warrants to Search Facebook Profiles

July 12, 2011 at 01:46 PM
Washington - U.S. law-enforcement agencies are increasingly obtaining warrants to search Facebook, often gaining detailed access to users' accounts without their knowledge. Many of the warrants requested a laundry list of personal data such as messages, status updates, links to videos and photographs, calendars of future and past events, "Wall postings" and "rejected Friend...

Brooklyn, NY – In Photos: Search For Missing Child

July 12, 2011 at 01:01 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Ongoing search this afternoon on the missing Brooklyn boy who disappeared after leaving day camp. Leiby Kletzky, 8, was last seen at his school, Yeshiva Boyan in Borough Park, around 5 p.m. Monda. 100's of volunteers have scoured the neighborhood since, but the boy remains missing. See below photos of the ongoing coordination and search in Borough Park. Photo: Eli All...
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