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Newark, NJ +Minor Plane Accident+

October 31, 2006 at 07:23 PM
Newark, NJ +Minor Plane Accident+ Two planes one a Luftansa 747 and one a Continental 757 bumped each other at the Liberty International Airport, both planes have minor damage to their wings and the Luftansa also has engine damage but no fuel leak and no one injured, crash trucks are on the scene awaiting FAA. ...

Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY +Dwelling Fire+

October 31, 2006 at 06:25 PM
Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY +Dwelling Fire+ Fire Department en route and Hatzolah responding with multiple unite for reports of a fire in a the kitche of 5420 15th Avenue and 55th Street Apt 3-B, also requesting medics to stand by. ...

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +Williamsburg Bridge Water Search+

October 31, 2006 at 05:32 PM
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +Williamsburg Bridge Water Search+ NYPD of the 90th Pct, ESU, Aviation and Fire Department are all on the scene with an abandoned motorcycle with helmet on it on the Brooklyn bound of the Williamsburg Bridge. Harbor Units searching the water for a possible jumper off the bridge. U/D: 17:44 Aviation searched area of bridge with negative results. ...

Jerusalem, Israel – Hundreds of Haredim Protesting

October 31, 2006 at 04:20 PM
Jerusalem, Israel - Hundreds of Haredi demonstrators have begun protesting in a central artery in Jerusalem. The protesters blocked the roadway and were taken away by police, but they are continuing to protest at the scene. ...

Monsey, NY – Teens Arrested for Mischief and Attempt Robbery

October 31, 2006 at 03:46 PM
Monsey, NY - Police arrested a 17-year-old boy with a paintball gun on an attempted robbery charge. One Spring Valley teenager was one of four youths driving around Monsey and Chestnut Ridge firing air and paint ball guns at people, before Halloween. The other teenager branched off into a robbery on Maple Leaf Road, Detective Sgt. John Lynch said. The man robbed was unharmed.  The teen...

Israel – New Poll Shows Israelis Hate the Charedim the Most

October 31, 2006 at 02:44 PM
Israel - 37% of Israelis say that the haredim are the most hated group in Israel, according to a new study. Some 15% said the same of new immigrants from former Soviet Union countries, while about 13% said that settlers in the West Bank and the former Gaza Strip settlements were the most hated. According to Aharon Rose, a researcher of haredi society and thought at the Hebrew University...

Braunschweig, Germany – Volkswagen Pays Tribute to Jewish Member of Hitler Youth

October 31, 2006 at 01:05 PM
Braunschweig, Germany - Volkswagen presented a commemorative tablet to Solomon Perel, 81, a Jew who survived the Holocaust by joining the Hitler Youth, they unveiled a plaque in the Volkswagen plant where he trained as a toolmaker during World War II.   Perel's had an extraordinary escape, by adopting the name Josef Perjell and pretending to be an ethnic German from Russia. After he was...

Lawrence, NY +Animal Attack+

October 31, 2006 at 12:08 PM
Lawrence, NY +Animal Attack+ Hatzolah responding to 91 Merrall Drive corner of Broadway for an aided that was bitten by a dog with injuries, PD also responding. ...

Newburgh, NY – Two Cops on Leave After Shooting that Killed Activist’s Son

October 31, 2006 at 11:54 AM
Newburgh, NY - Two City of Newburgh police officers have been placed on administrative leave after they were involved in the shooting that killed the son of an outspoken black community activist last night, inciting a volatile mob scene of anti-cop onlookers.  "They killed my son," said activist and father Omari Shakur, standing on the outskirts of the yellow police tape.  Shakur said his...

New York, NY – New Signs on Major Roadways

October 31, 2006 at 11:24 AM
New York, NY - New York City will be installing new signs on major highways. The signs will forecast real-time information from point-to-point computed from Easy Pass technology and displayed on thoroughfare message boards. The duration of time between various points in the city will be based on the average time it took other drivers with Easy Pass tags to make the trip. Beginning...

United Kingdom – British Scientists Grow Human Liver in Laboratory

October 31, 2006 at 09:17 AM
United Kingdom - British scientists have grown the world's first artificial liver from stem cells in a breakthrough that will one day provide entire organs for transplant. The technique that created the 'mini-liver', currently the size of a one pence piece, will be developed to create a full-size functioning liver. Grown by Newcastle University researchers, the tissue was created from blood...

New York, NY – Council Members Suggest Jail for Building Code Violators

October 31, 2006 at 08:57 AM
New York, NY - A City Council committee is considering legislation to boost fines for violators of certain sections of the building code - a push the Bloomberg administration endorsed during a hearing. "Construction is just out of control in this city," Council Member Tony Avella of Queens said. Several members of the Housing and Buildings Committee also urged the administration to enforce...

Monsey, NY – School for Developmentally Disabled Faces Eviction

October 31, 2006 at 08:26 AM
Monsey, NY - A preschool for nearly 160 developmentally disabled children could soon be evicted from a former synagogue on Route 306. An acting state Supreme Court justice ruled that the owners of the Monsey Jewish Center can evict the Hebrew Academy for Special Children. Academy lawyer Mary Marzolla said she has petitioned the Appellate Division to freeze the eviction until the academy's...

Perm, Russia – Partially Restored Jewish Cemetery Targeted by Vandals

October 31, 2006 at 07:50 AM
Perm, Russia - Eight gravestones in the Jewish section of a cemetery in Perm, Russia were vandalized. The Egoshikhinsky cemetery has been vandalized on several previous occasions and after years of neglect was in an appalling state. Earlier this year, the local Jewish community organized a major effort to restore the tombstones and succeeded in restoring and repairing around 90% of the...

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