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Borough Park, Brooklyn +Fire In Clothing Stroe+

March 20, 2006 at 10:49 PM
Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY +Fire In Clothing Stroe+ A fire in the basement in the boiler room of a 4 story dwelling at 5201 New Utrecht Avenue and 52nd Street at Kesser Clothing, is under control at this time...

Airmont – Yeshiva Case Adjourned To May

March 20, 2006 at 05:17 PM
Airmont - The developer of yeshiva Mosdos Chofetz Chaim with adult-student housing will be in Ramapo Justice Court in May to answer a violation for using a construction trailer for a pre-school program. The developer submitted an appeal March 6 to the town's Zoning Board of Appeals that under town law halted any judicial process, said the Deputy Town Attorney who is prosecuting the case. He...

Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY +MVA+

March 20, 2006 at 04:38 PM
Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY +MVA+ A motor vehicle accident with some injured on Avenue "J" and Ocean Parkway, Hatzolah on the scene...

Manhattan, NY +Fire Old Con-Ed Building+

March 20, 2006 at 04:07 PM
Manhattan, NY +Fire Old Con-Ed Building+ at the area of the 17th Pct. at East 39th Street and 1st Avenue, with some reports of smoke from the roof. U/D: 16:21 FD on the scene with a fire in the shaft and smoke issuing thru from the chimney of the old 12 story Con-Ed plant thats under demolition, fire is DWH, and asking all units to use caution due to open shafts in the bldg. ...

New York, NY – Animal Walk Tonight Through Midtown Tunnel

March 20, 2006 at 03:57 PM
New York, NY - The Ringling Brothers elephants, horses and other animals are coming to Manhattan from Queens tonight through the Midtown Tunnel, to spend a few weeks at Madison Square Garden. The walk will begin at the north tube of the Queens Midtown Tunnel (36th Street & 2nd Avenue) and will proceed along 34th Street to Madison Square Garden. The walk starts at 11:55PM...

Spring Valley, NY – Men Arrested For Vandalizing 100-Plus Cars

March 20, 2006 at 02:06 PM
Spring Valley, NY - Three young men were arrested on felony charges involving ripping emblems off the hoods of more 100 cars. Residents who saw several cars being vandalized called the Spring Valley police, officers pulled over a red Honda and arrested the driver, and two other young men, after finding more than 170 car emblems in their Honda. All three were charged fourth-degree criminal...

Washington – Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard Loses Supreme Court Appeal

March 20, 2006 at 01:52 PM
Washington - The Supreme Court refused today to give Jonathan Pollard, now serving a life sentence for spying for Israel, access to records that could bolster his case for a presidential clemency. Pollard's lawyers wanted the justices to reopen his case, so that they could pursue secret documents the government submitted to the judge who sentenced Pollard in 1987. But the Supreme Court Denied...

Istanbul – Shul Bomber Accused In Court

March 20, 2006 at 01:18 PM
Istanbul - The trial of a Syrian man, Bomb-making expert Louai al Sakka, accused of masterminding, financing and planning the deadly double shul bombings in Istanbul in November 2003 which claimed the lives of 25 people, and more than 300 people were injured, began in Turkey today. He is also accused of responsibility for the deaths of 33 people in the HSBC bank and British Consulate...

Swan Lake, NY +Fire At DayTop Village+

March 20, 2006 at 12:59 PM
Swan Lake, NY +Fire At DayTop Village+ A 2nd Alarm fire at DayTop Village Drug Rehabilitation Facility of Swan Lake, NY on State Route 55 and Mt. Hope Road, fire is in the Municipal Building and is D/W/H, mutual aid assistance requested from Liberty and Kauneonga Lake for manpower and apparatus. U/D: 15:37 The fire gutted the building. Most of the structure was destroyed, and the cause is...

New York State – Harriman State Park Recognized As Number 4 in US

March 20, 2006 at 10:53 AM
New York - Harriman State Park placed No. 4 on a list of the top 100 trails in the nation. With 14 trails, New York had more destinations on the list than any other state...

Manhattan, NY – Restoration of Eldridge Street Synagogue Saves a Sense of History

March 20, 2006 at 09:21 AM
Manhattan, NY - The Eldridge Street Synagogue, a National Historic Landmark, was built in 1887 as a symbol of Eastern European Jewish immigration to the United States. It sits in the shadows of the Manhattan Bridge, a block south of Canal Street, where Jewish bakeries, markets and clothing stores have flourished in the years to come. Yesterday residents, worshipers and dignitaries gathered to...

Borough Park, Brooklyn – +Motor Vehicle Accident+

March 20, 2006 at 09:04 AM
Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY - +Motor Vehicle Accident+ A mva at 52nd Street and Twentieth Avenue, Hatzolah on the scene...

Rockland County, NY – Nuremberg Prosecutor Dies At Age 87

March 20, 2006 at 08:56 AM
Suffern, NY - Belle Mayer Zeck, who prosecuted Nazi war crimes during the Nuremberg trials, has died, at her Suffern home, she was 87...

Dublin, Philadelphia – New Synagogue Consecrated

March 20, 2006 at 08:39 AM
Dublin, Philadelphia - More than 2‚000 congregants walked in groups of nine, three and a half miles from their previous synagogue in Lower Gwynedd to their new home in Upper Dublin - the first brand-new synagogue built in the Philadelphia area in 20 years. They were nine groups who took their nine torahs, each group carrying one of them from the old ark at the old synagogue to the new one...

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +MVA+

March 20, 2006 at 07:54 AM
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +MVA+ A motor vehicle accident on Marcy Avenue and Lorimer Street, Hatzolah to respond. Requesting NYPD. U/D: 08:04 Hatzolah on the scene requesting backup units with the ambulance. U/D: 08:17 PD requesting additional unit to block traffic Lee Avenue to Lorimer Street...

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