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Brooklyn, NY – Williamsburg Real Estate Developer Turns $1 Million Investment Into $150 Million

January 9, 2013 at 03:22 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Abe Goldstein, a real estate developer from Williamsburg, Brooklyn managed to turn an initial $1 million property investment into $150 million with patience and a little bit of luck. In a phone interview with the real estate magazine, The Real Deal (http://bit.ly/VgUZ4V), Goldstein said he decided to hold on to his family-owned building in Soho at the corner of Spring Street and...

Ontario – Toronto Police: Con Man Targeting Jewish Women On Subways

January 9, 2013 at 02:22 PM
Ontario - Toronto police are warning commuters to be on the lookout for a subway scam artist who has been targeting Jewish women in the subways since at least December 2011. According to a report in the National Post (http://natpo.st/VKLOcC), the con man boards the subway at different stations, including Eglinton, St. Clair, and Glencairn, and identifies the Jewish female passengers. He then...

Washington – Clinton Says She Will Step Off Fast Track “For A Little While”

January 9, 2013 at 01:45 PM
Washington - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday she would step off the fast track "for a little while" when she leaves the State Department but she gave no hint as to whether she may ultimately run again for U.S. president. Speaking to reporters for the first time since a stomach virus, concussion and blood clot kept her out of public view for nearly a month, Clinton said she...

Jerusalem – Shas Agrees To Pull Controversial Campaign Ad

January 9, 2013 at 01:13 PM
Jerusalem - he Shas party has agreed not to broadcast its controversial campaign ad on conversion following a request by from the Chairman of the Central Election Committee Supreme Court Justice Elyakim Rubenstein late Wednesday afternoon. In a statement to the press, Rubenstein said that “indeed there may be a sense of general injury” stemming from the ad, “from which it is preferable...

Massachusetts – Boston Mayor Declares Public Health Emergency After Flu Outbreak

January 9, 2013 at 12:59 PM
Massachusetts - Boston Mayor Thomas Menino declared a public health emergency on Wednesday in the face of a growing flu outbreak that so far has killed 18 people in Massachusetts and infected ten times as many Boston residents as last year's outbreak. Across the United States, this year's flu outbreak has been more severe than usual. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported...

Las Vegas, NV – Gadget Watch: Electronic Fork Nags You On Eating

January 9, 2013 at 12:20 PM
Las Vegas, NV - If you've always wanted a fork that spies on your eating habits, you're in luck: A company has developed a utensil that records when you lift it to the mouth. The electronic fork is one of the gadgets getting attention this week at the International CES in Las Vegas, an annual showcase of the latest TVs, computers and other consumer-electronic devices. WHAT IT IS: The...

Las Vegas, NV – In Photos: CES Gadget Show In Las Vegas

January 9, 2013 at 11:59 AM
Las Vegas, NV - The 2013 International CES gadget show, the biggest trade show in the Americas, is taking place in Las Vegas this week. It's a place for technology companies to showcase the television sets, computers and other gadgets they plan. Here are some details about the show, formerly known as Consumer Electronics Show. By The Numbers: The Consumer Electronics Association, which...

Brooklyn, NY – BP’s Chasidic Community Take Center Stage In Upcoming TV Show (photos-video)

January 9, 2013 at 10:30 AM
Brooklyn, NY - The streets of Borough Park were abuzz this past Monday, as a major television production took to 13th Avenue for the filming of an upcoming episode, which included a casting call for people to portray chasidic men and women. Dozens turned out for the chance to work as paid extras on the set of the show Blue Bloods, a police drama series portraying an Irish American family of...

Israel – Taking Page From Obama Campaign, Netanyahu Surveys Storm Management

January 9, 2013 at 09:56 AM
Israel - Seemingly taking a page out of US President Barack Obama's playbook, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu went to the Israel police's traffic control center at Bet Dagan on Wednesday, radiating a sense that he is on top of the situation as storms continue to pummel the country. When Hurricane Sandy struck New Jersey and New York in late October, just a week before the US elections, Obama...

New York – Gov. Cuomo Pushing Hard For One Of Nation’s Toughest Gun Laws

January 9, 2013 at 09:25 AM
New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will take his sky-high popularity into his third year with an agenda to ban assault weapons, raise the minimum wage and revive the still-slow economic recovery. Cuomo's State of the State address Wednesday afternoon in Albany will set the stage for much of this year's legislative agenda, although the Senate and Assembly majorities are deeply divided on...

Manhattan, NY – Ferry Strikes NYC Dock; 11 Seriously Injured (photos)

January 9, 2013 at 09:24 AM
Manhattan, NY - A high-speed ferry loaded with hundreds of commuters from New Jersey crashed into a dock in lower Manhattan on Wednesday during the morning rush hour, seriously injuring 11 people, including one who suffered a severe head wound falling down a stairwell. Scores of people who had been standing, waiting to disembark, were hurled to the deck or launched into walls by the impact...

Jerusalem – Snow Falls In J’lem; Israel Braces For Fresh Deluge (photos-video)

January 9, 2013 at 09:11 AM
Jerusalem - Snow began falling in the elevated suburbs of Jerusalem on Wednesday, following a deluge of rain that shut down major arteries across Israel and turned highways into raging rivers on Tuesday. As temperatures began falling in the capital, there was some accumulation of snow, including 2cm on the ground in both Gilo and Pisgat Ze'ev. This was sufficient for some enterprising...

New York – Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Terrorism Case

January 9, 2013 at 09:03 AM
Brooklyn, NY - A New York City man has been sentenced to 15 years behind bars for trying to go to Pakistan to join a radical jihadist insurgent group. Agron Hasbajrami (ah-GRAHN' hahs-bah-ruh-MEE') received the prison term Tuesday in federal court in Brooklyn. The 28-year-old Albania citizen and legal U.S. resident had pleaded guilty last year to providing material support to...

New York – Police Seek Owners Of 30,000 Pieces Of Jewelry

January 9, 2013 at 08:43 AM
New York - For five years, someone prowled rural counties in upstate New York, pilfering pearl necklaces, gold chains, bracelets, coins, silverware and other valuables from an untold number of homes. Now authorities face the daunting task of finding owners of the roughly 30,000 items discovered in 31 duffel bags after John Suddard's recent arrest. So police in the village of Hudson Falls, near...

New York – United Airlines Finds Wiring Problem On 787

January 9, 2013 at 08:29 AM
New York - United Airlines (UAL.N) has found a wiring problem on one of its Boeing Co (BA.N) 787 jets, an issue that affects the same system that caused a fire aboard a Japan Airlines Co 787 in Boston on Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a source. The airline found improperly installed wiring in electrical components associated with the auxilliary power unit, the Journal...
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