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Williamsburg +Pedestrian Struck+

March 2, 2006 at 08:46 PM
Williamsburg +Pedestrian Struck+ A motor vehicle accident with one pedestrian that was struck at Lee Avenue and Wilson Street, Hatzolah on the scene...

Monsey +Serious Motor Vehicle Accident+

March 2, 2006 at 06:34 PM
Monsey +Serious Motor Vehicle Accident+ A MVA with a minivan into a pole at 11 Monsey Blvd. and Walter Drive, Hatzolah on the scene requestind FD for the extrication of the aided. U/D: 18:49 Victim is extricated att, but wires still on top of the vehicle...

Abidjan, Ivory Coast – Court OK’s Key Suspect In killing of a Jewish man near Paris, Extradition

March 2, 2006 at 05:55 PM
Abidjan, Ivory Coast - A court on approved the extradition of a key suspect in the kidnapping and torture killing of a Jewish man, 23-year-old Ilan Halimi, near Paris. Now the President Laurent Gbagbo must sign off on the court ruling allowing the transfer of Youssef Fofana to France. Halimi, was held for three weeks and tortured after his Jan. 21 kidnapping. He was found on Feb. 13 near...

New York – Holocaust Victims Sue French Government

March 2, 2006 at 04:42 PM
New York - A lawsuit sought damages from the French government for property lost by 75,000 Jews and tens of thousands of other "undesirables" who were sent to Nazi death camps during World War II. The lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan was brought by Holocaust victims and their heirs. It said France established and ran holding camps during the war where people being shipped out were...

New York – U.N. Launches Anti-Semitism Investigation

March 2, 2006 at 01:25 PM
New York - The United Nations has launched an investigation of anti-Semitic incidents in its security service, according to a letter to all security staff. The letter, follows the reprimand of a security guard for drawing swastikas on a log sheet knowing a guard from Israel would almost certainly see them. The guard also made Nazi-like salutes to his Israeli colleague...

South Orange, NJ – Eruv Permitted

March 2, 2006 at 12:28 PM
South Orange, NJ - South Orange Trustees on Monday permitted the boundaries of the village to be used for establishing a symbolic religious boundary, called an Eruv. Last year, representatives of two Orthodox congregations in Maplewood approached the Township Committee with its request. Under Jewish law, the local government must approve before an Eruv can be established. “The village...

Far Rokaway +Motor Vehicle Accident+

March 2, 2006 at 11:47 AM
Far Rokaway +Motor Vehicle Accident+ A motor vehicle accident with injuries on the 878, near Rokaway Turnpike and Brooksvile Blvd, Hatzolah on the scene...

First Roumanian-American Synagogue’s End

March 2, 2006 at 11:18 AM
To those of you who asked if the First Roumanian-American Congregation Synagogue is being demolished completely, or just fixed, well, judging by the activity underway on Rivington Street, here is the answer...

White House Has New Jewish Liaison

March 2, 2006 at 09:52 AM
The son of the chairman of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has been chosen as the new White House liaison to the Jewish community. Jay Zeidman, 22, has been working in the White House Office of Public Liaison since last summer, and will be taking over. Jeffrey Berkowitz, who became the White House Jewish liaison last year, will now focus on his main job in the presidential scheduling...

New York – SEC Probing Insurance Sales

March 2, 2006 at 09:37 AM
New York - MetLife Inc., the largest U.S. life insurer, said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating sales practices at its New England Securities unit. The SEC has started a formal investigation into the unit's sales of so-called universal life policies. A formal investigation means SEC commissioners have authorized investigators to issue subpoenas. The SEC is looking at...

Palisades Parkway +Traffic Alert+

March 2, 2006 at 09:11 AM
Palisades Parkway +Traffic Alert+ New City, NY in Rockland County a serious motor vehicle accident on the northbound of the Palisades Interstate Parkway near exit-11 is causing heavy traffic delays, FD is working on the extrication, EMS has been requested. U/D: 09:30 Also all lanes southbound of the Palisades Parkway between exit's 15-16 are closed, due to multiple vehicles involved in an MVA...

Sacramento – Crash Kills Community Leader

March 2, 2006 at 09:06 AM
Sacramento, California - A retired schoolteacher and prominent leader in the Sacramento Jewish community was killed allegedly by a drunken driver. Sima Spector, 73, had just dropped off a friend and was driving to her Carmichael home as her 1998 green Toyota Avalon entered the intersection of Fair Oaks Boulevard and Watt Avenue, a 1998 white Lexus GS400 ran a red light, the Lexus hit...

Orange County, NY +NY Thruway Traffic Alert+

March 2, 2006 at 08:52 AM
Orange County, NY +NY Thruway Traffic Alert+ On the New York State Thruway near Tuxedo at MM.39 a motor vehicle accident with injuries NY State Police are on the scene requesting ALS and FD to respond to the scene...

Town of Bethel Puts Moratorium On 17B Construction

March 2, 2006 at 07:42 AM
Kauneonga Lake - Bethel Supervisor Harold Russell calls for a six-month moratorium on new buildings on properties adjacent to Route 17B from the town’s eastern border in Mongaup Valley west to the Evergreen Cemetery near Bethel in Kauneonga Lake. But none other than Bethel Building Inspector Tim Dexter is against it, “I oppose this moratorium,” said Dexter. “There hasn’t been a rush to...

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