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Brooklyn, NY +Garage Fire+

October 18, 2006 at 09:17 PM
Brooklyn, NY +Garage Fire+ Fire Department on the scene for a garage fire at 2507 Avenue "J" Hatzolah also responding. ...

Brooklyn, NY – Driver Arrested After Leaving Child on Bus

October 18, 2006 at 08:42 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A four-year-old boy was left unattended on a Brooklyn school bus, when the bus driver dropped his classmates off at the Ysdhiva Chaim Berlin in Midwood and parked the bus on Avenue "Z" and left without inspecting it. A passerby who noticed the boy left inside called police. The driver 55-year-old man was arrested by NYPD of the 60th Pct and charged with endangering the...

Manhattan, NY +Major Delays on Amtrak & LIRR+

October 18, 2006 at 07:20 PM
Manhattan, NY +Major Delays on Amtrak & LIRR+ Due to a smoke condition in one of the Amtrak's East River tunnels under NY, on Amtrak & LIRR is currently experiencing major delays in and out of Penn Station. In addition, numerous trains out of Penn Station are being canceled and combined. ...

Brooklyn, NY +Pedestrian Struck+

October 18, 2006 at 06:49 PM
Brooklyn, NY +Pedestrian Struck+ A motor vehicle accident with a female that was struck by the Williamsburg bus on Dahil Road and 38th Street, Hatzolah on the scene requesting medics and the NYPD to respond. ...

Hinsdale IL – Teens Who Painted Swastikas on School Walls Sentenced

October 18, 2006 at 05:49 PM
Hinsdale IL - Two Hinsdale teens who spray-painted swastikas and an anti-Semitic slur on a wall at their school were sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to perform 30 hours of community service work. The boys, both 15, were acquitted earlier this year of felony hate crime charges but were convicted of felony criminal defacement of property for drawing the graffiti at the Hinsdale...

New York – O&R Gas Rate Increase Approved by State

October 18, 2006 at 05:31 PM
New York - If you live in Orange and Rockland Utilities territory and are a natural gas user, your residential rate will be going up by an average of $1.36 per month beginning on November 1. The state Public Service Commission approved the three-year plan totaling $14.8 million and designed to expand the gas delivery system in Orange and Rockland counties. Utility spokesman Michael Donovan...

George Soros Takes Aim at Israel

October 18, 2006 at 03:52 PM
Billionaire investor George Soros is leading a move to stitch together an American Jewish political lobby that is "anti-Israel.” Soros, who spent millions attempting to defeat President Bush in 2004, is one of some American Jews who have played a role in undermining support for Israel in the Democratic Party, and they now seek "to undermine Israel’s position in the U.S. in general.” ...

Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY +MVA+

October 18, 2006 at 03:48 PM
Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY +MVA+ A motor vehicle accident on Coney Island Avenue and Avenue "O" Hatzolah responding. ...

Swan Lake, NY – Skulener Rebbe In The Catskills

October 18, 2006 at 03:29 PM
Swan Lake, NY - After undergoing specialized surgery in Los Angeles, Rabbi Yisroel Avrohom Portugal, revered Skulener Rebbe, returned to New York, after three months of recuperation, but instead of returning to his home in Boro Park, the Rebbe was brought to the Satmar Divrei Yoel boys camp in Swan Lake in the Catskills. At his home, he would have been beleaguered, from early in the morning to...

Israel – Tour Guide to Cemetery to Find Your Spouse

October 18, 2006 at 03:19 PM
Israel - Izhar Hess, runs the Derech Halev Company, and he organizes tours of the resting place of Rabbi Yonosson Ben Uziel, which has tours to the tomb with singles. Tradition has it that unmarried persons visiting Rabbi Yonosson Ben Uziel's resting place would be guaranteed marriage within a year, the tomb located in Amuka nestled in the hills near Tzafes has become a preferred pilgrimage site...

Hackensack, NJ +NYC’s Mayor’s Vehicle Carjacked+

October 18, 2006 at 01:20 PM
Hackensack, NJ Hackensack police report New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's vehicle was carjacked with the mayor's driver in it Wednesday morning. Police said the carjacking took place at the corner of Herman and Willow streets in Hackensack. Authorities said the driver was picking up someone who works for Bloomberg. A woman with a nose ring approached the driver, in the gray 2001...

Moscow, Russia – Jewish Communities Outraged by Ukrainian Nationalist Decree

October 18, 2006 at 01:02 PM
Moscow, Russia - The Jewish Communities in Russia has harshly criticized Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko's decision to recognize the members of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists - Ukrainian Insurgent Army as fighters for Ukraine's independence during WWII. "Equating the Bandera men [Stepan Bandera was one of the UPA's founders] and WWII veterans is just another attempt to...

Edgware, London – Eruv To Go Live This Shabbas

October 18, 2006 at 11:58 AM
Edgware, London - Edgware’s Jewish community is this week preparing for an extra special Shabbas after it was announced that the long-awaited eruv catering for the area would go live this weekend. Subject to final inspections before Shabbas, a packed meeting was told that London’s second religious boundary was just hours from becoming a reality, enabling Orthodox Jews to carry out...

Newton, MA – Crystal Lake Property Will Not Become A Summer Camp

October 18, 2006 at 10:50 AM
Newton, MA - The city is negotiating with Crystal Lake property owner Patrick Hannon to purchase his beachfront property, and negotiations with a Jewish organization to make it into a summer camp is over. "I’m getting the hell out of Dodge," Hannon said, saying he is not only offering his property at 20 Rogers St. to the city, but is also selling his nearby home at 21 Floral St. and moving to...

Clinton Townshim, MI – U.S. Frees Ex-Nazi Camp Guard

October 18, 2006 at 10:35 AM
Clinton Townshim, MI - Federal authorities freed a former Nazi concentration camp guard after failing to find a country willing to take the 81-year-old man, who had been stripped of his U.S. citizenship. The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in January upheld a decision to revoke Johann Leprich's citizenship. In September, Leprich's lawyer asked a federal judge to order his client released...

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