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Borough Park +Garage Fire+

November 23, 2005 at 08:24 PM
Borough Park +Garage Fire+ A fire in a one story garage of a 2 story 30X40 P/D at 1449 40th St between 14th and 15th Ave's, FD working the scene with extra engine and truck...

City’s Budget Gap Cut In Half

November 23, 2005 at 04:18 PM
The city's 2006 budget deficit is pratically halved, down to $2.6 billion from a projected $4.5 million. And why? The "overheated real estate market" mostly: The city will get an extra $3.4 billion in tax revenue, but some of the boon is offset by other contract negotiations...

Spring Valley +Working 2nd Alarm Fire+

November 23, 2005 at 04:03 PM
Spring Valley +Working 2nd Alarm Fire+ Heavy working structure fire at 26 Seabring St and Clinton St. On the 1st and 2nd floors of a 2.5 story 40X80 duplex, with a flash over, 3 FF's sustaining injuries EMS BLS and ALS to respond to the command, T/L from Monsey has been requested...

NYC Highway, Sewer Inspector Arrested

November 23, 2005 at 02:14 PM
A New York City highway and sewer inspector has been arrested on charges that he accepted $200 in bribes from a private plumbing contractor. The city's Department of Investigation says that he took money from the foreman of a Staten Island plumbing firm in exchange for overlooking poor repairs to a hole in the street that had been dug for plumbing work...

One Million New Yorkers Are Obese

November 23, 2005 at 02:08 PM
Statistics from New York City's health department show that about one million New Yorkers qualify as obese. Yet, only 39 percent described themselves as "very overweight." More than half of New York adults - some 3.2 million, or 53 percent - are either obese or overweight, according to the report...

Sullivan County – DMV Worker Arrested For Fudging Records

November 23, 2005 at 01:32 PM
Police say a Sullivan County Department of Motor Vehicles clerk fudged records to her benefit. Forty-three year-old Pamela Hall of Fallsburg allegedly changed paperwork on vehicle registrations to show fees paid that were less than the customers actually paid and then pocketed the difference. She was charged with tampering with public records, falsifying business records and petit larceny. ...

Holocaust Survivor to Meet Rescuer

November 23, 2005 at 12:41 PM
Ruth Gruener a Holocaust survivor and lives now in Brooklyn is scheduled to reunite with Joanna Zalucka the woman who helped hide her for about eight months during the terrifying Nazi era. Zalucka, who was then 18 the daughter of a Polish family hid Gruener from the Nazis when she was just 8 years old. Zalucka's parents had been customers of the candy store owned by Gruener's parents. After the...

Readers Take Issue With Minister’s Charges About Lakewood

November 23, 2005 at 10:58 AM
Campaigner writes that he saw a different Lakewood As a candidate who ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the Lakewood Township Committee, I was appalled, shocked and dismayed to read the op-ed piece (as reported on VOS IZ NEIAS) "Preferential treatment in Lakewood affects entire community" by the Rev. Kevin Nunn. I wonder what Nunn is teaching his followers. During the seven-plus months that I...

Fallsburg – Write-In Votes Sends Message, They Claim

November 23, 2005 at 08:45 AM
Fallsburg - Supervisor candidate Kenny DeMars got 456 write-ins in absentee ballots, affidavits and write-in votes, nearly 1,000 fewer votes than four-term incumbent Supervisor Steve Levine, "And that's a lot," says the Elections Commissioner.   Fallsburg might be an old Catskills town with worn bungalow colonies, but new second-home developments for ultra-Orthodox Jews from Brooklyn is...

Brooklyn +B.Q.E. Oil Spill+

November 23, 2005 at 07:53 AM
Brooklyn +B.Q.E. Oil Spill+ Hazmat Team is requested on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway at Atlantic Ave for a oil tanker truck that is leaking fuel oil on the highway, FD on the scene. U/D: 08:46 The entrance ramp has been temporarialy closed by FD and DOT...

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