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New York, NY – City’s Unemployment Rate Lowest In 20 Years

October 19, 2006 at 07:30 PM
New York, NY - The city's unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in almost 20 years, announced Mayor Michael Bloomberg today, and the number of New Yorkers without jobs is the lowest it has been since February 1988. Also, more than three-million New Yorkers are employed, compared the 169,000 who are not. ...

Lakewood, NJ – Man Indicted on Kidnapping Charges

October 19, 2006 at 06:12 PM
Lakewood, NJ - An Ocean County grand jury has handed up a nine-count indictment charging a 21-year-old Lakewood sprinkler installer with the kidnapping of a 20-year-old Lakewood woman, abducted in May after leaving a Lakewood gym.   The grand jury handed up an indictment charging Brandon J. Fritz of Delaware Trail with two counts of kidnapping, two counts of aggravated assault, and robbery...

Douglas, UK – Appeal to Find Swastika Vandals

October 19, 2006 at 05:03 PM
Douglas, UK - Devastated Tracey McIver is appealing to anyone who can help police track down vindictive vandals who daubed swastikas and foul language on her brand new car.     The 22-year-old dry cleaning manager was distraught to discover her wrecked Renault Megane, now a write off, outside her home in Port-e-Chee Avenue, Douglas. 'I'd not had it long,' said Tracey. 'It was my pride and...

New York, NY +Dow Jones Closed Close to 12,000 Milestone Mark+

October 19, 2006 at 04:53 PM
New York, NY - Due to strong corporate earnings, the Dow Jones industrial average has closed about the 12,000 mark for the first time, according to preliminary calculations. ...

Israel – Rabbi of Belz Okays Internet Use – But Only for Business

October 19, 2006 at 04:09 PM
Israel - The leader of the Belz community recently took the unusual step of explaining to his followers conditions for using the Internet.   Rabbi Yissachar Dov Rokeach warned of the dangers of the Internet, while allowing its limited use. "Today there is a modern invention... called the Internet," the Rabbi said at his speech to followers at the Belz Beis Midrash. "It brings with it great...

Manhattan, NY – Famous Kosher Bakery Being Desplaced

October 19, 2006 at 03:12 PM
Manhattan, NY - The widely known Gertel's Bakery, the last renowned kosher bakery on the Lower East Side, is about to being displaced and make way for condominiums on that place. Located at 53 Hester Street, Gertel's has been in business since 1914. Although an e-newsletter from the Lower East Side Tenement Museum warns that Gertel's will be closing next year, a call to the shop elicited a...

Brooklyn, NY +Fire in Nursing Home+

October 19, 2006 at 01:19 PM
Brooklyn, NY +Fire in Nursing Home+ Fire Department is on the scene of a fire in the basement laundry room of a 7 story nursing home at 2340 Cropsey Avenue between Bay 34th and 35th Streets, sprinkler was activated and knocked out main of fire, fire is D/W/H. ...

South Korea – Scientists Have Developed Cancer-Killing Virus

October 19, 2006 at 12:51 PM
South Korea - South Korean scientists have said they have developed a new genetically altered strain of virus which is highly efficient in targeting and killing cancer cells. The new therapy developed by the team from Yonsei University uses a genetically-engineered form of the adenovirus, which normally causes colds. The adenovirus when injected into cancerous tumors, the virus quickly...

Manhattan, NY +Serious MVA+

October 19, 2006 at 12:10 PM
Manhattan, NY +Serious MVA+ A serious motor vehicle accident in Midtown Manhattan on 47th Street, Hatzolah on the scene are requesting back up and an ambulance to respond code-1. ...

Asbury Park, NJ +Schools Closed Down after Shooting on the Street

October 19, 2006 at 11:15 AM
Asbury Park, NJ - Public and private schools in Asbury Park have closed down after a high school student was shot on a street corner. Police say Tylik Pugh was placed on life support to save his organs. Bus school authorities issued a release saying the 18-year-old was shot to death. Schools will be closed Thursday and Friday because officials aren't sure if the shooting was...

Lakewood, NJ – NAACP Leader Wants Audit

October 19, 2006 at 10:08 AM
Lakewood, NJ - A local NAACP leader delivered a letter to school board members during their board meeting, in which he called for a state investigation into district finances. "A full audit of questionable business practices should be demanded, leaving no stone left unturned," wrote James Waters, in a letter to the state commissioner of education. The letter went on to state that: "The minority...

Monsey, NY – Meat Market Fined for Sanitary Violations

October 19, 2006 at 08:54 AM
Monsey, NY - The Rockland Board of Health took action against a local meat market that violated the county's sanitary code. They fined Main Street Take Out Inc. operator, Meal Mart, 41C Main St., with $2,000 for 19 health code violations, including dirty kitchen conditions, food kept at unsafe temperatures and employees handling food without gloves. The amount was based on the severity of...

London – Mayor Wins Appeal in Case Sparked by His Anti-Semitic Comments

October 19, 2006 at 08:46 AM
London - London Mayor Ken Livingstone won an appeal against a disciplinary panel ruling that said he had brought his office into disrepute by comparing a Jewish reporter to a Nazi camp guard.  High Court Justice Andrew Collins, who had already quashed a four-week suspension from office the panel imposed on Livingstone, said the remark was offensive but that the mayor had the right to express...

Staten Island, NY – Ex-Cop Arrested for Fake ID

October 19, 2006 at 08:31 AM
Staten Island, NY - A former cop who carried a fake badge and a fake police ID card in his wallet faces criminal charges after he left the wallet in a grocery store. Walter Clemens, 56, found himself under arrest when he tried to retrieve his wallet at the 120th Precinct station. Clemens told a detective that he was a retired police officer, and had made a copy of his ID card and locked...

Sommerville, MA – Naturei Karta Rabbis Urge Yes Vote on Human Rights Questions

October 19, 2006 at 07:52 AM
Sommerville, MA - Some Naturei Karta rabbis came to Somerville to announce their campaign on behalf of a public policy which will be on local ballots in November. They aim to persuade Somerville citizens to affirm solidarity with Palestinians’ right to return to their homes and homeland. The rabbis travelled from New York City to be in Somerville for the announcement, which they hoped would...

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