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Borough Park +Reckless Driver / Large Crowd+

February 16, 2006 at 11:01 PM
Borough Park +Reckless Driver+ FDNY truck was cut off by a reckless driver on 13th Avenue and 45th Street, NYPD are trying to get control of the scene where lots and lots of people gathered, after FD took away from the driver of the vehicle his license and keys...

Manhattan +Bomb Threat+

February 16, 2006 at 09:16 PM
Manhattan +Bomb Threat+ NYPD ESU Units and K-9 are requested by the MTS Pct for a bomb threat that was received for the Maison Square Garden at 34th Street and 7th Avenue, no package or any other suspicious device has been found at this time...

Ramapo Building Inspector Suspended Following Drug Charges

February 16, 2006 at 08:21 PM
Rampo - The town's building inspector was suspended following accusations that he had marijuana in his town-owned car when he was involved in an accident on the New York state Thruway. Brian Brophy, 56, has been out on disability since he was involved in the three-car accident, town officials said. But now "He's been suspended with pay," said Town Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence, "We're...

U.S. Senate Pushes For Jewish History Months

February 16, 2006 at 04:29 PM
Some South Florida residents are rejoicing over a decision by national leaders to back plans to observe American Jewish History month. the U.S. Senate has passed a resolution urging President Bush to proclaim American Jewish History Month to celebrate the history and heritage of Jews in America...

A Third Target Store Grows in Brooklyn

February 16, 2006 at 02:42 PM
Brooklyn is getting its third Target store, a 300,000-square-foot structure to be built across the street from Brooklyn College at the intersection of Flatbush, Nostrand and Avenue H. In addition to 220,000 square feet for Target, the development will also include 80,000 square feet of mixed retail space and a five-level parking garage. The developer, had to get the LIRR and MTA's blessing before...

New Lakewood Mayor Moving Forward

February 16, 2006 at 12:51 PM
Lakewood - Mayor Lichtenstein is finding a lot of fans in his first seven weeks as mayor. Now that the novelty has worn off - Lichtenstein the first observant Orthodox Jewish mayor in New Jersey history, in a community that includes an estimated 6,000 Orthodox families, the 35-year-old property manager is ready to focus on his initiatives for 2006. "Religion has nothing to do with how you...

Manhattan +Suspicious Device Port Auth. Bus Terminal+

February 16, 2006 at 12:42 PM
Manhattan +Suspicious Device Port Auth. Bus Terminal+ NYPD from the MTS Pct. are calling for a level one mobilization at West 42nd Street and 8th Avenue at the Port Authority Bus Terminal for a suspicious device with a positive detection from the device by Canine, ESU and Bomb Squad are requested, PAPD are on the scene, additional units are also requested for crowd and traffic control. Bus...

New York – Governor Has Appendix Removed

February 16, 2006 at 11:56 AM
Albany, NY - Gov. George Pataki underwent surgery to remove his appendix. Pataki aide David Catalfamo said "the surgery seems to have gone fine." Catalfamo said the governor underwent the appendectomy shortly before 6 a.m. at Hudson Valley Center Hospital just outside of Peekskill in Westchester County after checking himself into the facility late last night. The governor's spokesman said...

Borough Park +Motor Vehicle Accident+

February 16, 2006 at 11:49 AM
Borough Park +Motor Vehicle Accident+ A MVA with some injuries in Boro Park, Brooklyn at 16th Avenue and 61st Street, hatzolah on the scene...

Israel To Start “Anti-Semitic Cartoon Contest”

February 16, 2006 at 10:29 AM
Israel - An Israeli cartoonist has launched an "anti-Semitic cartoon contest" to poke fun at fellow Jews in response to furore among Muslims over the publication of caricatures of Mohammad. The cartoonist said he was inspired by violent Muslim protests and the launching of a Holocaust cartoon competition by an Iranian daily that said it wanted to test the boundaries of free speech espoused by...

Kiryas Joel – Man Charged With Trying To Bribe Two Cops And More

February 16, 2006 at 09:21 AM
Kiryas Joel, Monroe - Already in hot water for allegedly grabbing another customer at Wal-Mart, a Kiryas Yoel man compounded his troubles by offering two state troopers $100 each not to arrest him. Now, in addition to a misdemeanor charge, the 31-year-old man must answer to two felony counts of bribery when he goes to Monroe Town Court. He is free on $5,000 cash bail. Police say the KJ man...

County Sewage Plant Could Boost Capacity And Help Kiryas Joel

February 16, 2006 at 09:17 AM
Harriman - Preliminary results of an experiment at the Orange County-run sewage treatment plant in Harriman suggest that new filter technology could boost its capacity by 50 percent and would cost almost $25 million to install. The draft report confirms the capacity boost that consultant Camp Dresser & McKee predicted in 2003 and offers another way to expand the 30-year-old facility, which has...

Manhattan +Midtown Pedestrian Struck+

February 16, 2006 at 09:09 AM
Manhattan +Midtown Pedestrian Struck+ A motor vehicle accident with a pedestrian that was struck in midtown Manhattan in front of 11 West 47th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue's, Hatzolah responding...

Brooklyn +B.Q.E. Heavy Delays+

February 16, 2006 at 09:02 AM
Brooklyn +B.Q.E. Heavy Delays+ Heavy delays now on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway outbound near the Prospect Expressway and Smith Street, due to a jackknifed flat-bed trailer closing down two lanes, no injuries. U/D: 09:46 Now the NYPD closed down all lanes, avoid the area...

New York City – Bias By Cabbies Is Decreasing, But Still Present

February 16, 2006 at 08:57 AM
New York City - cabbies are increasingly color-blind, new city statistics show. Last Year 3% of hacks failed to stop for a person of color or a disabled passenger, or rejected a passenger based on destination, according to results from hundreds of undercover tests carried out by officers from the Taxi and Limousine Commission. The TLC tests cabbie adherence to the no-refusal rule by having...

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