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Lakewood, NJ +Large Power Outages+

October 20, 2006 at 04:32 PM
Lakewood, NJ - There are alot of power outages through out Lakewood, NJ. due to a big storm that quickly hit the area for about a 1/2 hour with winds as much as 25 to 30 miles per hour. JCP&L said that they are working as quick as possible to get all the power back on. ...

Arkansas РJewish Organizations Offended by Comments made by Governor Huckabee

October 20, 2006 at 02:17 PM
Arkansas - The National Jewish Democratic Council said that governor Mike Huckabee, a likely contender for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, ought to think about the people he offend when he makes his insensitive comments. At issue is an interview the governor gave on a national media form, where he was joking that he lost weight at a concentration camp. Governor Huckabee bantered...

Prague, Czech Republic – Security Eases After Threat on Jewish Sites

October 20, 2006 at 01:16 PM
Prague, Czech Republic - Heightened security measures in Prague are being relaxed because the danger posed by a terrorist threat to Jewish interests in the Czech capital has subsided, the city's mayor said. "Apparently, the security risks have decreased," Pavel Bem said in a statement. "For us, it means we are returning to normal." Authorities have yet to give details of the threat that has...

Melbourne ,Australia – Police Officer Involved in Attack on Man on Simchas Torah

October 20, 2006 at 12:48 PM
Melbourne ,Australia - Police have launched an internal affairs investigation after learning an officer was at the centre of a vicious, racially motivated bashing of an Orthodox Jew on Simchas Torah as was reported on VOS IZ NEIAS. A spokesman said the Ethical Standards Department had launched the investigation after learning the officer was with a group who bashed Menachem Vorchheimer in...

Brooklyn, NY – Construction Worker Arrested After Beating Up Boss

October 20, 2006 at 10:20 AM
Brooklyn, NY - A construction worker was arrested for beating up his boss at an East New York work site. James Bradley, 21, was charged with assaulting his 51-year-old boss after their argument escalated into violence. Bradley and five cohorts attacked their boss on a job site on Cleveland Street near Hegeman Avenue. The angry workers punched him in the face, tossed him on the floor and...

Tehran, Iran – Israel Will Disappear Says Iranian President

October 20, 2006 at 10:12 AM
Tehran, Iran - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Israel's leaders a "group of terrorists" and threatened any country that supports the Jewish state. "You imposed a group of terrorists ... on the region," Ahmadinejad said, addressing the U.S. and its allies. "It is in your own interest to distance yourself from these criminals... This is an ultimatum. Don't complain tomorrow."...

Brooklyn, NY – Owner of Shuttered Adult Home Sued at 2nd Facility

October 20, 2006 at 08:56 AM
Brooklyn, NY - The operator of the Canarsie adult home Seaport Manor, that was shut down by state officials after residents died from negligent care and some of the patients committed suicide, is profiting from another problem-plagued facility. Baruch Mappa, who owned the Seaport Manor adult home before it was shuttered in 2003, owns the nearby New South Shore Manor's building and Mappa's two...

Cherry Hill, NJ – Man Convicted of Having His Wife Killed Wants a Third Trial

October 20, 2006 at 08:15 AM
Cherry Hill, NJ - A man convicted of having his wife killed wants a third jury to consider his case. Fred Neulander says it was unfair that his lawyers in his 2002 murder trial were not allowed to delve more deeply into how the hit man he was convicted of hiring was once a suspect in a second murder. Neulander's public defender will make that and other arguments Monday before a state...

New York, NY – New Restrictions on Teenage Smoking Are Opposed by the Mayor and by Council Member Simcha Felder

October 20, 2006 at 08:02 AM
New York, NY - Mayor Bloomberg, who won a reputation as an anti-tobacco activist, is now vowing to veto two anti-teen-smoking proposals that are before the City Council. City Council members expressed surprise at the mayor's position. "I'm speechless. I am speechless," said Council Member James Gennaro, a Queens Democrat who is the sponsor of a bill to increase the minimum legal age to buy...

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