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Queens +B.Q.E. Overturned T/T+

March 5, 2006 at 07:53 PM
Queens, NY +B.Q.E. Overturned T/T+ A accident with an overturned tractor trailer eastbound of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway and the ramp to the Long Island Expressway, PD of 108th Pct and FDNY are on the scene requesting ESU to upright, no pin and no injurie...

Resolution Calls For Israel Into NATO

March 5, 2006 at 07:11 PM
A senior Republican and a senior Democrat introduced a resolution calling on NATO to begin the process of making Israel a member. The non-binding resolution, which aims for Israel’s full inclusion in NATO, was introduced by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), chairwoman of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Middle East subcommittee, and Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.), a senior member of the...

Kiryas Joel, Monroe, NY +People Stuck In Elevator+

March 5, 2006 at 06:30 PM
Kiryas Yoel, Monroe, NY +People Stuck In Elevator+ KJFD on the scene of the new simcha hall assisting some people who got trapped in the elevator, after some tens moments they had to cut the doors to get to the aided...

Virginia – Rabbi Amends Senate Prayer At Clerk’s Request

March 5, 2006 at 03:32 PM
Norfolk, Virginia - The State Senate and House of Delegates opens each day with a prayer, with religious leaders, whom legislators invite, and who are asked to limit the prayers to 30 seconds and to tailor them to an ecumenical audience that reflects a diversity of religions. They are also asked to submit copies in advance. But at the Virginia Senate the prayer of Rabbi Panitz was shortened...

Illinois – Governor Stumped by Hate Crimes Panel

March 5, 2006 at 02:19 PM
Illinois - Last week two Jewish members of the Governor's Commission on Discrimination and Hate Crimes resigned rather than serve alongside an aide to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, known for his disparaging remarks about Jews and whites as was reported on VOS IZ NEIAS. The naming of a Nation of Islam official to a commission that fights discrimination has exploded into an election-year...

Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY +Pedestrian Struck+

March 5, 2006 at 01:48 PM
Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY +Pedestrian Struck+ A motor vehicle accident with a pedestrian that was struck in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn on Quentin Road and Ocean Avenue, Hatzolah on the scene. U/D: 14:02 Hatzolah ambulance cancelled due to FDNY on the scene...

Stoughton, MA – Synagogue Vandalized

March 5, 2006 at 01:38 PM
Stoughton, MA - A Jewish Community Center in Stoughton was vandalized overnight, and also some swastikas were painted on the synagogue. Around 2 PM on Sunday, religious leaders will come together to speak on the matter and clean up the graffiti.Anyone that could give a hand, please show up in front of the synagogue at 14:00...

Brooklyn, NY – Oil Contamination Fuels Residents’ Lawsuit

March 5, 2006 at 01:29 PM
Brooklyn, NY - The big oil companies left most of the Brooklyn waterfront decades ago, but the industry's legacy still bubbles to the surface. Beneath the industrial yards and townhouses of Brooklyn's Greenpoint section lies a vast underground oil slick that, at one time, covered an area as big as 41 football fields and contained more petroleum than the Exxon Valdez spilled off the Alaskan...

Monsey, NY +Working Structure Fire+

March 5, 2006 at 01:28 PM
Monsey, N.Y. +Working Structure Fire+ A working structure fire in a kitche at 151 Route 306, with Monsey Fire Dept. on the scene...

New York City, NY – City Employees Accused Of Making A Fake Parking Pass

March 5, 2006 at 01:02 PM
New York City, NY - Two city employees now have a reserved spot in court, after they were caught making a phony parking pass. Richard Mathies, a computer technician at Curtis High School used his technological know-how -- and the St. George school's computers and scanning equipment -- to create a fake dashboard parking placard for his co-worker, School Safety Agent Joy Bradford. The placard...

North Miami Beach, FL – Police Promise Crackdown Of Muggings In Orthodox Jewish Neighborhood

March 5, 2006 at 12:31 PM
North Miami Beach, FL - Police plan an intensive crackdown on street crime in the area north of the Mall at 163rd Street after residents complained of a spike in violent muggings. "I don't think that a woman with a purse who looks vulnerable could walk from 163rd Street to 183rd Street without getting mugged," said Alan Sakowitz, a resident in this Orthodox Jewish neighborhood, who organized a...

Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY – Maimonides Medical Center Lauds Bobover Rebbe’s Doctor

March 5, 2006 at 12:14 PM
Borough Park, Brooklyn, N. Y. - Maimonides Medical Center in Boro-Park has begun a new advertisement campaign to help bring in new business to the hospital. As part of this campaign, one of their ads feature a list of doctors that they employ that made the list of best doctors in New York. One of the doctors on the list is 'Doctor to the Rebbes' Dr. Yitzchak Y. Kupfer, who has been the personal...

Shanghai China – Opens Its Arms To Jews

March 5, 2006 at 11:46 AM
Shanghai, China - When David Ohana, his parents and two sisters moved to Shanghai from Paris five years ago, they were among the few Jews in what had once been a thriving Jewish community. The Shabbos services, held in the hotel room of Shalom Greenberg, an Israeli-born rabbi, attracted maybe a half-dozen families. Today, an estimated 1,000 Jews live in Shanghai, and Greenberg's congregation now...

Crown Heights – In The Shooting Of Efraim Klien HY”D, Police Have New Clues

March 5, 2006 at 11:33 AM
Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY - Police have a new clue in the shooting death this week, of the 47-year-old Crown Heights Orthodox Jewish man Efraim Klien HY"D of Union Street a member of Lubavith Chabad community, and are asking the public for their help. Efraim was hit by a bullet as he moved his van in the early morning hours Tuesday. The vehicle went out of control and slammed into several...

Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY – Lubavitch’r Yid That Was Shot Wasn’t Targeted

March 5, 2006 at 11:31 AM
Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY - The 47-year-old Crown Heights man Efraim Klien HY"D a member of the Lubavitch Chabad community, who shot dead while looking for a parking space was not the intended target. It appears, one police official said, that Efraim Klien HY"D "was in the wrong place at the wrong time." What's not clear is whether he got caught up in the middle of something involving other...

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