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Manhattan, NY +Unusual Rescue+

October 17, 2006 at 08:25 PM
Manhattan, NY +Unusual Rescue+ Fire Department on the scene at 2756 Broadway in Manhattan, NY requesting Rescue and Truck to the scene for a 500 lb. male that is wedged between his bed and the wall and can't get up and out. ...

Queens, NY – Elmhurst Hospital Claims Birth of 300 Millionth American

October 17, 2006 at 07:00 PM
Queens, NY - Emanuel Plata slept peacefully through his 15 minutes of fame in his father's arms next to his mother's bedside in Elmhurst Hospital Tuesday morning all through a press conference about his birth and significance to the United States. The hospital claims Emanuel is the 300 millionth American baby, and making him as much a symbol of immigration, the changing face of Queens, the...

Brooklyn, NY +Pedestrian Struck+

October 17, 2006 at 06:25 PM
Brooklyn, NY +Pedestrian Struck+ A motor vehicle accident with a child pedestrian that was struck on Coney Island Avenue and Avenue "P" Hatzolah on the scene requesting medics on a rush to respond to the scene...

New York, NY – Guide from a Judge to Beat Tickets

October 17, 2006 at 05:50 PM
New York, NY - Never pay a parking ticket - without a fight.   That's the advice of former parking-violations Judge Haskell Nussbaum, who offers inside tips on getting summonses tossed out.   Most New Yorkers don't bother contesting tickets, which they tend to view as an infuriating but unavoidable cost of city life. Nussbaum, 37, disagrees. "Every ticket is worth fighting," he said. ...

Albany, NY – Lawmakers Press DOT for Route 17 Barriers

October 17, 2006 at 05:24 PM
Albany, NY - State transportation officials said they couldn't "justify" building a potentially life- saving barrier along the Route 17 median three years ago, but a half-dozen recent head-on fatalities has some political leaders calling for action.   Area lawmakers whose districts include Route 17 say they are putting pressure on the state Department of Transportation to finally install...

New York, NY – Mayor Bloomberg Gave $144 Million to Charities Last Year

October 17, 2006 at 04:52 PM
New York, NY - Billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg contributed $143.9 million in charitable donations to 987 organizations in 2005. The mayor's office releases information on his charitable giving each year as part of his financial disclosures. The list does not detail the individual amounts given to each charity. Forbes magazine recently estimated Bloomberg's fortune at $5.3 billion. ...

Monroe, NY – Alarm Leads to Pot Bust

October 17, 2006 at 04:06 PM
Monroe, NY - State troopers responding to a tripped house alarm didn't found a burglar, but they discovered a cache of pot plants. ADT Security Services notified NY State Police of an alarm going off at 481 Orchard Hill Road, when troopers arrived they found the back door unlocked and they entered, looking for possible intruders, but were overcome by the smell of marijuana. Black plastic...

Manhattan, NY +Tunnel Closure+

October 17, 2006 at 03:59 PM
Manhattan, NY +Tunnel Closure+ Due to a vehicle fire at the New Jersey bound of the Lincoln Tunnel, all lanes will be closed down, expect major traffic delays. ...

Uman Ukraine – Breslov Chassidim Use Look-Alike Passports to Impersonate Each Other With Criminal Backgrounds

October 17, 2006 at 02:43 PM
Uman Ukraine - Breslov Chassidim lent their passports for colleagues who had a criminal background, to visit the tomb of Rabbi Nachman in Uman. During the Rosh Hashanah Holiday period, 12 thousand Breslov Chassidim left Israel on 80 flights to visit the tomb of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov. While passengers were going through passport control, border police noticed that several passengers were...

Manhattan, NY – Synagogue Buys Genealogical Society Building

October 17, 2006 at 02:18 PM
Manhattan, NY - The New York Synagogue has signed a contract to buy a Midtown building belonging to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Rabbi Marc Schneier of the New York Synagogue said. The synagogue, which has been renting space in the six-story building at 122 East 58th Street since 2003, will pay $24 million and plans to spend $11 million on renovations, he said. The...

Bnei Brak, Israel – Separate Lines for Men and Women in Bank

October 17, 2006 at 01:49 PM
Bnei Brak, Israel - Following the example of "kosher" bus lines that initiated separate seating for men and women, the First International Bank of Israel introduced a separate "teller for women only" at its Bnei Brak branch at the PAGI Bank. The bank's management said that the separation of men and women was done as per the request of the bank's clients, and in light of the fact that men and...

Monsey, NY – Synagogue Expects OK to Remodel

October 17, 2006 at 10:25 AM
Monsey, NY - A Jewish congregation that was fined last year for converting a single-family home in a residential neighborhood without any permits is expected to receive final approval from the Ramapo Planning Board tonight. Congregation Ateres Yisroel, led by Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg, plans to remodel a two-story home on Forshay Road into a synagogue to be used by about 25-30 young men for...

Orange County, NY – Commuters Have 2nd Longest Travel Time

October 17, 2006 at 09:25 AM
Orange County, NY - The U.S. Census Bureau has tagged the county as having the second highest percentage of workers in the country who commute more than 90 minutes to their jobs. Only Richmond County - Staten Island - has more, 11.8 percent to Orange County's 10 percent, in the census. The majority of these so-called extreme commuters work in New York City and clock the door-to-door trip at two...

Brooklyn, NY – NYPD Officer Arrested Over Walfare Fraud

October 17, 2006 at 08:50 AM
Brooklyn, NY - A rookie cop broke the law by collecting $7,000 in welfare benefits while on the job. Officer Julie Sullivan, 32, assigned to downtown Brooklyn's 84th Precinct, was arrested, because she collected about $7,000 in welfare benefits for herself and her two daughters while being an employ of the NYPD. She was receiving public assistance before joining the NYPD last year - but...

Ekaterinburg, Russia – Jewish Community Protest Hitler Restaurant

October 17, 2006 at 08:39 AM
Ekaterinburg, Russia - Jewish leaders in a Russian region are protesting against the use of Adolf Hitler’s name by a new pub. The pub, set to open soon, is named Hitler Kaput. In a letter to the mayor of Ekaterinburg, leaders of the Jewish community said that any use of Hitler’s name to attract public attention is unacceptable. Authorities haven’t yet responded to the Jewish community. ...

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