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Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY +Serious MVA+

March 16, 2006 at 08:55 PM
Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY +MVA+ A serious motor vehicle accident at 59th Street and Fort Hamilton, Hatzolah on the scene...

Williamsburg, Brooklyn +Fire In Factory+

March 16, 2006 at 04:21 PM
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +Fire In Factory+ A 2nd Alarm fire with heavy heat and smoke on the 2nd and 3rd floors of a 4 story 125x50 commercial factory that's under construction at 111 N. 10th & 118 N. 11th Streets between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg, building "U" shaped interconnected with other similar buildings, wood truss roof. U/D: 16:38 Fire department is bringing out...

Ultra-Orthodox Organization Approved To Endorse Military Chaplains

March 16, 2006 at 01:38 PM
The Department of Defense approved the Aleph Institute, an organization linked to the Lubavitch movement, to endorse chaplains. Endorsing agencies provide a required seal of approval for any religious leader who wants to join one of the three branches of the military. The Miami-based Aleph Institute will join the Jewish Welfare Board's Jewish Chaplains Council, which, since 1918, has been...

Dallas-Fort Worth – Groundbreaking For New Synagogue

March 16, 2006 at 12:26 PM
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX - The tiny Ohr HaTorah congregation, made up of 20 families, is now more than 180 families, and Ohr HaTorah is the fastest growing of the nine Orthodox Jewish synagogues in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and in the next few weeks, construction will begin on a permanent home. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Sunday at 6324 Churchill Way in Dallas, it will be the...

Tajikhistan – Authorities Suspend Demolition Of Country’s Only Synagogue

March 16, 2006 at 11:51 AM
Tajikhistan - Authorities have agreed to suspend the demolition of the ex-Soviet republic's only synagogue to clarify disputed issues. They have postponed a final decision on the synagogue's fate until the second half of the year to allow more time to clarify ownership rights over the building. Officials in Tajikhistan confirmed the suspension but refused to provide more details. In...

South Carolina – 13-Year-old Orthodox Jewish Girl Wins Spelling Bee

March 16, 2006 at 11:34 AM
South Carolina - After nine rounds, the Academy student 13-year-old Hindy Naparstek, won the 18th annual Regional Spelling Bee held at Myrtle Beach High School. Afterward she was nearly speechless about her win on Purim, a Jewish holiday. "I was nervous. I didn't think I would win," said Hindy. She correctly spelled Mediterranean to win after two final rounds, which were held because the...

Sullivan County, NY – Verizon Wireless Expands Its Network

March 16, 2006 at 11:16 AM
Sullivan County, Wurtsboro, NY - In a continuing effort to provide wireless service for local residents in Sullivan County, Verizon Wireless, has expanded its network with a new cell site in Wurtsboro. The new site increases coverage and capacity along Route 17 between Monticello and Bloomingburg, and along Route 209 near Wurtsboro and the Basher Kill State Preserve...

Baghdad, Iraq – U.S. Launches Largest Air Assault

March 16, 2006 at 10:46 AM
Baghdad, Iraq - The American military says U.S. and Iraqi forces have launched the largest air assault against insurgents since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003...

Brooklyn, NY – Witness Testified About Mafia Cops Involvment In Killing Of Jewish Jeweler

March 16, 2006 at 08:50 AM
Brooklyn, NY - Jurors sat riveted in Brooklyn Federal Court yesterday, as crime family associate Burton Kaplan delivered a full day of damaging testimony against Mafia cops Eppolito and Caracappa, who are accused of participating in eight murders and other racketeering acts during their decorated police careers. Kaplan who was working for Mafia underboss Anthony Casso, said he first did...

Staten Island, NY – Boy, 12, Was Told Parents Died In Plane Crash

March 16, 2006 at 07:51 AM
Staten Island, NY - Adam learned the tragic truth yesterday - that both of his parents died in the Sunday night plane crash that miraculously spared the lives of him and his elder sister Amber. The 12-year-old was awake early yesterday in his hospital bed when doctors carefully removed his breathing tube so he could talk to a grief counselor. "He knows. He's doing okay. He's sleeping now,"...

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