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San Diego, CA – Synagogue’s Request To Add Eruv Approved

March 22, 2006 at 09:38 AM
San Diego, CA - The La Jolla Shores Advisory Board has approved Adat Yeshurun Synagogue's request to add an Eruv on its property. "There simply is no way to push a stroller, to wheel a wheelchair and still be in compliance with Jewish law," said Michael Rosen, of Adat Yeshurun. "An Eruv is a simple mechanism that enables us to do what everyone else is able to do already on the Shabbas." ...

Far Rockaway, Queens +Yeshiva Vandalized+

March 22, 2006 at 08:46 AM
Far Rockaway, Queens, NY +School Vandalized+ The Bnos Bais Yaakov Yeshiva School of Far Rockaway Queens on Beach 9th Street has been vandalized, wrecked and broken into, NYPD of the 101st Pct are on the scene, requesting ESU and Detectives are enroute. U/D: 09:01 NYPD has 4 perps in custody, canceling ESU...

Thompson, NY – Town Board Sets Bungalow Restriction, Owners Said It Is All Bias

March 22, 2006 at 08:45 AM
Thompson, NY - The Town Board last night imposed a six-month ban on building or renovating bungalow colonies, and they are considering zoning changes that would limit construction of year-round houses. But Thompson Supervisor said they would give owners an opportunity for public input, but we want to make the bungalow colonies safe and appealing, he said. Roughly 35 bungalow owners showed up...

New York City – Brooklyn First With Surveillance Cameras Program

March 22, 2006 at 08:27 AM
New York, NY - The city is moving forward with a plan to install a new citywide system of surveillance cameras, the police commissioner said. The system will consist of 505 cameras in 253 locations. Although details are being hammered out, he indicated the cameras would be installed in two phases, first in Brooklyn and then in other boroughs...

NY – State Troopers To No Longer Plea Bargain On Traffic Tickets

March 22, 2006 at 07:31 AM
New York, NY - When you get ticketed by a state trooper for speeding or another traffic infraction, you go to municipal court and often times plea bargain with the trooper before appearing before the judge. And, more often than not, you can get that speeding ticket or other offense reduced. Not anymore. The chief attorney for the Division of State Police had issued an administrative order...

New York, NY – Satmar Dispute Over Half A Billion Soon To Be Decided By A Secular Court

March 22, 2006 at 07:15 AM
New York, NY - Four state judges based in Brooklyn are expected to decide soon on a dispute over control of a New York empire worth more than half a billion dollars. The assets at stake include 26 properties in Williamsburg worth $339 million; 329 acres of land in Ulster County worth an estimated $25 million, and 146 acres in Sullivan County worth an estimated $7.3 million. The dispute has...

Albany, NY – Stop Raising Cash, Pataki Tells Mills

March 22, 2006 at 06:55 AM
Albany, NY - Governor George Pataki slammed state insurance Commissioner Howard Mills for accepting political donations while holding a top state job, after it was unveiled that he accepted contributions from Kiryas Joel Trustee Jacob Freund. The governor said it was inappropriate, "We've made that plain to him," Pataki said, "We don't believe that people in appointive office - commissioners...

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