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New York – Javits Center Architect Considering Boycott of Israel

March 1, 2006 at 09:01 AM
New York - The lead architect tapped to head the $1.7 billion redesign of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City has hosted last month the founding meeting of an association of professional building designers considering a boycott against Israel...

Spring Valley – Election Set On Jewish Holiday Controversy

March 1, 2006 at 08:02 AM
Spring Valley - The East Ramapo Board of Education last night announced a compromise on the timing of this year's district budget vote and trustee election. Board President said district polls would remain open an extra 2 1/2 hours, to accommodate those celebrating the Jewish holiday Lag B'Omer, which is May 16, the same day as the vote. Some Orthodox Jewish voters had called on the district to...

Kiryas Joel, Monroe, NY – Judge Rejects Pipeline Request

March 1, 2006 at 07:42 AM
Kiryas Joel, Monroe, N.Y. - The judge who ordered the villiage of K.J. to continue an environmental review of its proposed pipeline to the Catskill Aqueduct has rejected the village's request to argue the case again in his court. Acting state Supreme Court Justice Stewart Rosenwasser brushed aside several arguments for reopening the volatile case, saying the village had raised issues he already...

New York – Governor Was Sicker Than the Public Knew

March 1, 2006 at 07:17 AM
New York - Gov. George E. Pataki's doctors said for the first time, that his ruptured appendix, peritonitis and abdominal abscesses and fever, had left him with two potentially life-threatening complications, and they revealed in a news conference, that it has left him more seriously ill than his staff and doctors previously acknowledged. They would not predict when he might be able to leave the...

Monroe, NY – Who Gets To Name Village Streets

March 1, 2006 at 07:09 AM
Monroe, N.Y. - When it came time to name five new streets last year, village of Monroe officials chose the last names of five local victims of the World Trade Center attacks as a tribute to them. But the developer Shlomo Ekstein who is planning to build 60 homes along those roads had something different in his mind. Something redolent of tweed, Tudor and old Scottish golf courses like Prestwick...

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