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Lakewood, NJ +Car Into Lake+

October 16, 2006 at 07:06 PM
Lakewood, NJ +Car Into Lake+ Police, Fire Department and Hatzolah all responded to a vehicle that drove into the lake on Central Avenue with aided in the vehicle, all occupants were extricated no one has any serious injuries. ...

Randolph, NJ – Holocaust Survivor to Donate Special Gift

October 16, 2006 at 05:23 PM
Randolph, NJ - A Parsippany man who survived the Holocaust in Poland will donate a survivor Torah to the Mount Freedom Jewish Center. It's one of nine holy scrolls once hidden from the Nazis that he found. Edward Mosberg, an 80-year-old developer and philanthropist, has been collecting memorabilia associated with concentration camps for about 15 years. The survivor Torah is kosher and has...

Wesley Hills, NY +Synagogue Vandalized+

October 16, 2006 at 04:33 PM
Wesley Hills, NY - Police are investigation the defacing of a synagogue on Lime Kiln Road. Congregation Kehillas Bais Yehudah had been vandalized with swastikas that were spray-painted on the building. Police say there were also additional scrawlings down the road from the synagogue in front of Sikorsky Park. "Support Israel" was spray painted on the wall of the Abraham and Sarah Speiner...

Five Towns, NY +Worker at Kosher Meat Market Arrested for Identity Theft+

October 16, 2006 at 03:40 PM
Five Towns, NY - A 31-year-old woman from Springfield Gardens, Queens, was arrested for identity theft, possession of a forged instrument and criminal possession of computer material at the Five Towns Kosher Meat Market on Peninsula Boulevard.  While working as a cashier at the market, she used a device to illegally take credit card information from customers, then forged credit cards and...

Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY +Fire at Yshivah+

October 16, 2006 at 02:14 PM
Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY +Fire at Yshivah+ A fire in the 4 story brick Beis Yakov Yshivah building at 5610 12th Avenue between 56th and 57th Street's Fire Department on the scene reporting fire is D/W/H. U/D: 14:22 Fire is P/W/H all searrches are cmplete and negative. ...

Acco, Israel – Yeshiva Under Arab Siege at Simchas Torah Celebration

October 16, 2006 at 01:16 PM
Acco, Israel - Hundreds of rioting Arabs surrounded a yeshiva in Acco while Yeshiva students were holding Simchat Torah processions in the area, the Arabs were preventing the students from leaving the building. Local police were called in to break the Arab siege on the Hesder yeshiva, located in the Wolfson neighborhood of Acco. Large forces of police streamed to the neighborhood...

Washington, DC – U.S. Confrims on N. Korea Nuke Test

October 16, 2006 at 12:22 PM
Washington, DC - Air samples confirm that North Korea conducted an underground nuclear test, National Intelligence Director John Negroponte's office said. ...

Lawrence, NY - School Bus Plays Favorites

October 16, 2006 at 12:14 PM
Lawrence, NY - Every school day, thousands of students living in the Lawrence district board buses heading to six local public schools and 69 private ones, some as far away as Crown Heights, Brooklyn. More than half of the 5,921 students who ride the buses attend private schools, said district Superintendent John T. Fitzsimons. State law mandates that districts provide transportation to all...

Israel – Ultra-Orthodox Spend Less Per Capita on Food

October 16, 2006 at 11:14 AM
Israel - A new study shows that the expenditure per capita on food in the charedi ultra-orthodox sector is currently NIS 384 a month, 25% lower the NIS 509 spent on food by the general population, according to a new survey. However, the average expenditure on food per charedi household was NIS 2,110, 23% higher than the average in the general Jewish population (NIS 1,882). The haredi...

Brooklyn, NY +Hatzolah Member Involved in MVA+

October 16, 2006 at 10:51 AM
Brooklyn, NY +Hatzolah Member Involved in MVA+ A motor vehicle accident involving an Hatzolah member on Coney Island Avenue and Avenue "N" Hatzolah ambulance transported one aided and FDNY treated one aided. ...

Brooklyn, NY +Suspicious Device on Brooklyn Bridge+

October 16, 2006 at 10:34 AM
Brooklyn, NY +Suspicious Device on Brooklyn Bridge+ DOT on the scene with a suspicious package on the Brooklyn Bridge requesting ESU from Brooklyn and Manhattan to respond. ...

New York, NY – FAA Limits Flights Along New York City’s East River

October 16, 2006 at 10:17 AM
New York, NY - The federal authorities have baned low altitude flights along New York's East River in the wake of the small plane that crashed into a building on the upper East Side of the city killing two. ...

Manhattan, NY +Traffic A Mess with Manhattan Bridge Closure+

October 16, 2006 at 09:28 AM
Manhattan, NY - Today is the first weekday in which traffic of the lower level of the Manhattan bridg is closed, officials are giving the lower roadway of the nearly 100-year-old bridge a facelift, that means, all lanes will be closed for the next year. Traffic flowing into China Town and downtown Brooklyn on the four-lane upper-level is a nightmare. The New York City Department of...

New York – Police Will Be Enforcing School Bus Rules

October 16, 2006 at 09:15 AM
New York - Police will be watching school buses to ensure drivers stop when children are getting on or off. The crackdown is part of the statewide "Operation Safe Stop" The state estimates that 50,000 drivers illegally pass school buses every day. In the past five years, more than 35 students have been hit by drivers passing school buses, with several fatalities. ...

Melbourne ,Australia – Man Assaulted on Simchas Torah

October 16, 2006 at 08:55 AM
Melbourne ,Australia - AN ultra-Orthodox man spent the night in a Melbourne hospital after being physically and verbally assaulted in an antisemitic attack. Menachem Vorchheimer who runs a textile company, was walking to Yeshivah shul with two of his children, when he was confronted by a group of young men in a mini bus shouting antisemitic slogans and motioning at him as if they were firing...

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