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Washington, DC – +Unusual Fire+

March 19, 2006 at 06:54 PM
Washington, DC - +Unusual Fire+ At the Veterans Hospital at 50 Irving Street, a person is on fire on the 2nd floor after igniting him self while smoking, he also set his motorized wheelchair on fire, FD with the burn victim, will be transported by Medic units to burn center. U/D: 19:31 Fire is out, victim went into cardiac arrest prior to being transferred to burn center, and is now DOA at...

Staten Island, NY +Suspicious Fire Again At Great Kills Park+

March 19, 2006 at 06:02 PM
Staten Island, NY +Suspicious Fire Again At Great Kills Park+ For the third time in a week a suspicious brush fire has broken out at Great Kills Park in Staten Island near Buffalo Street and Hylan Blvd, FD Bat-22 is using all-hands, and requesting the Fire Marshals, Major Investigation by the NYPD and the Fire Department is ongoing, fire is under control at this time...

Manhattan, NY – Condo-loving Developers Eye Aging Synagogue

March 19, 2006 at 06:01 PM
Manhattan, NY - The 154-year-old Beth Hamedrash Hagodol synagogue on the Lower East Side is in doubt, Its walls are cracking. Its ceiling is crumbling. Prayer books are rotting. Sensing a chance to profit, developers have begun offering millions of dollars to turn part of the temple into condos. So those in charge are faced with this difficult decision: to sell or not to sell. Rabbi Mendel...

Monroe, NY +Head-On MVA+

March 19, 2006 at 02:09 PM
Monroe, NY +Head-On MVA+ A motor vehicle accident in the Village of Monroe near WalMart on Larkin Drive, EMS requested for a head-on MVA with some injuries...

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY – High-Rise Building Of 40-Stories Being Proposed

March 19, 2006 at 01:31 PM
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY - A developer is proposing a massive retail-residential complex in Williamsburg, with one version soaring 40 stories above its low-profile neighbors. "Williamsburgh Square," which would span an entire city block along Bedford Avenue between North Third and North Fourth streets, would forever change the character of a neighborhood zoned for five-and six-story...

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +Bridge Traffic Alert+

March 19, 2006 at 12:27 PM
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +Bridge Traffic Alert+ Manhattan bound inner roadway is closed to traffic due to a tractor trailer backing off the bridge causing a hazard, NYPD on the scene. U/D: 12:43 All lanes on the bridge are reopened. ...

Manhattan, NY +Fire At Staten Island Ferry Loading Dock+

March 19, 2006 at 11:19 AM
Manhattan, NY +Fire At Staten Island Ferry Loading Dock+ Staten Island Ferry has been stopped due to a fire at 4 South Street in Manhattan at one of the piers of the Staten Island Ferry, FDNY, NYPD Aviation and Harbor Units are all on the scene. U/D: 11:41 Fire is K/D, FD checking for structural stability of the structure that may be effected by the fire...

Brussels – A 20-Hour Hotel Hostage Drama That Sarted On Shabbos Sans Violence

March 19, 2006 at 10:46 AM
Brussels - A 55-year-old man who held his two-year-old daughter hostage on the 17th floor of the Tulip Inn hotel at Place Rogier in central Brussels, demanding medical help for her is being questioned now by police after they ended the siege without violence. The man who is not Belgian, had threatened to blow up his hotel room, because he was trying to get specialist medical help for the girl...

Wesley Hills, NY – Man Sues Village Over Dispute With Ramapo

March 19, 2006 at 09:59 AM
Wesley Hills, NY - A taxpayer lawsuit has been filed accusing the village board of wasting money by suing Ramapo over its master plan for development. The lawsuit, by resident Daniel Rosenblum, charges the municipality should have known that it and other villages would be found by a court to lack standing to sue the town over environmental matters beyond their boundaries. Wesley Hills...

Sweden More Anti-Semitic Than Thought

March 19, 2006 at 09:12 AM
Stockholm, Sweden - A new report indicates a significant portion of the Swedish population has a negative attitude toward Jews. The poll was conducted by the National Council for Crime Prevention and the Forum for Living History. Some 3,000 Swedes, 26 percent of those queried said they think there is a Jewish influence over the world economy, 15 percent said they thought the influence was too...

Northfield, NJ – Synagogue Steps Away From Cell-Tower Plan

March 19, 2006 at 08:32 AM
Northfield, NJ - A Shore Road synagogue wants to drop its plans to host a cell-phone tower on its property. The president of Congregation Beth Israel, said the synagogue's board has voted to ask out of its contract to put a 130-foot-high antenna tower, disguised as a flagpole, on its grounds, based on objections from neighbors, he said, “We've enjoyed wonderful relations with our neighbors...

Queens, NY – Father Gets His Kids Back

March 19, 2006 at 08:16 AM
Queens, NY - Moshe Aronov, 36, returned from Israel with his son and daughter to his home in Forest Hills, Queens, N.Y. Last April 25, after a judge awarded Aronov sole custody of the children, their mother, Pnina Siovnov, 29, who converted to Islam, absconded with them, first to Toronto and later to Pakistan. She apparently married a 41-year-old Pakistani in Pakistan, after the marriage...

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