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Brooklyn +Belt Pkwy MVA+

March 6, 2006 at 10:34 PM
Brooklyn, NY +Belt Pkwy MVA+ A motor vehicle accident on the Westbound of the Belt Parkway near Flatbush Avenue, FDNY enroute, Hatzolah requesting additional units to respond, to assist for vehicle that rolldover back onto its wheels and went into the woods with 2 aided trapped. U/D: 22:48 NYPD Highway Units are on the scene, the two occupants are extricated ATT...

Kiev – Yeshiva Student Fends Off Attackers With BB Gun

March 6, 2006 at 02:58 PM
Kiev - A yeshiva student fended off an attack by three youths in a Kiev subway by shooting at them. The student was beaten and thrown to the ground, where the drunken youths started kicking him, but he put a stop to the attack when he pulled out a legally licensed BB gun and shot at his attackers. It is not clear if any of the attackers were wounded, but the shots attracted the police, who...

New York – Arab Bank Ordered To Surrender Records

March 6, 2006 at 02:49 PM
New York - A federal magistrate has ordered the Jordan-based Arab Bank to surrender records alleged to show that the bank made cash payments to relatives of suicide bombers. Several lawsuits filed in Brooklyn accuse Arab Bank of supporting terrorism by funneling payments of more than $5,000 apiece to the relatives of Hamas terrorists. Prior to the ruling, lawyers for Arab Bank had said that...

New York – Fight Parking Tickets In Person

March 6, 2006 at 01:22 PM
New York, NY - The city's Independent Budget Office found in a new study that people who contested their parking summonses through the mail were 32 percent more likely to be found guilty than those who pleaded their cases before an adjudicator. According to the study, those who mail in their pleas beat tickets just 40.6 percent of the time, while 38.8 percent are found guilty, 17.8 percent have...

Fifty-Thousand Fire Extinguishers Recalled

March 6, 2006 at 12:31 PM
More than 50-thousand fire extinguishers are being recalled, because they can fail to discharge when the trigger is pushed. The Strike First Corp. is recalling three models. So far, the consumer product safety commission has received three complaints...

New York – Pataki To Leave Hospital

March 6, 2006 at 10:59 AM
New York - Governor George Pataki to be released from a Manhattan hospital late this morning after recovering from complications resulting from the removal of his appendix...

Williamsburg, Brooklyn +Court Granted Stay On Satmar Case+

March 6, 2006 at 10:51 AM
Williamsburg, Brooklyn +Court Granted Stay On Satmar Case+ A Brooklyn appellate court has granted a full stay and suspended the ruling of Acting Justice Stewart A. Rosenwasser of State Supreme Court in Orange County in the high profile Satmar case leaving the active board in place and B. Friedman and his faction from Kiryas Joel, Monroe, NY out, while appeals are pending. The Kiryas Joel...

Iran – Neturei Karta Rabbis in Tehran

March 6, 2006 at 10:22 AM
Tehran, Iran - In an interview aired on Iranian TV, Neturei Karta spokesman Rabbi Dovid Weiss said, "We are forbidden to have a state, and these people (Zionists) were going against God. That is why Mr. Livingstone (Mayor of London) condemned this, He was right, He is not anti-Semitic. We supported him. When Sheik Al-Qaradhawi came to England, We said to him: "You did good." And just Israel uses...

Ramallah – Hamas Parliament In Session

March 6, 2006 at 10:09 AM
Ramallah, West Bank - The Hamas-controlled Palestinian parliament has voted to cancel all decisions made by the last session of the previous legislature...

Manhattan, NY +F.D.R. Drive Closed Down+

March 6, 2006 at 09:36 AM
Manhattan, NY +F.D.R. Drive Closed Down+ A suspicious package at the service road to the southbound of the F.D.R. Drive at East 34th Street under the U.N. Building, ESU, Bomb Squad EMS, FDNY and NYPD of the 17th Pct, closing down the roadway in both dirictions, also requesting from the Waterway Ferry not to dock at 34th Street, level one mobilization. U/D: 09:58 Proper ID'd by Bomb Squad...

Sullivan County Home Prices Continue To Rise

March 6, 2006 at 09:33 AM
Sullivan County, NY - The number of existing single-family homes sold in Sullivan in January increased by over 106 percent from the same month of last year. The only other county in the Hudson Valley that experienced an increase in existing home sales was Columbia County, which saw a 24 percent increase year over year. In Ulster County home sales fell 17 percent and by over five percent in...

New York – New Architect For Redesigning The Javits Center, Declared His Pro-Israel Position, After Reports Of Speaker Silver Looking To Squeeze Him Out

March 6, 2006 at 08:19 AM
New York - The speaker of the State Assembly Sheldon Silver is pressing the board that awarded architect Richard Rogers a $1.7 billion contract to redesign the Javits Center, to investigate his role in hosting the founding meetings of a group of architects considering a boycott of Israel. Speaker Silver is also looking to squeeze Lord Rogers out of his role in redesigning the Silvercup Studio...

Williamsburg, Brooklyn +B.Q.E. Traffic Alert+

March 6, 2006 at 07:40 AM
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +B.Q.E. Traffic Alert+ A MVA with a tractor trailer that had its box container full of clothing collapse and fell off the trailer on to the southbound of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway and Flushing Avenue blocking two lanes in both dirictions, no pin, NYPD ESU Trk-8 and Highway units are all on the scene, NYPD 90th Pct are responding., major traffic delays through out...

Lakewood, NJ – State Stops Job Funds

March 6, 2006 at 07:39 AM
Lakewood, NJ - The New Jersey commerce commission has frozen nearly $600,000 in funding for Lakewood's job training and placement programs after a state audit uncovered a series of questionable practices, most notably one vendor who apparently paid himself as a consultant to his own agency. Also some questions about a company that is a division of Agudath Israel of America, and about their...

France – Anti-Semitic Attacks Reported Again

March 6, 2006 at 07:29 AM
Paris - In another anti-Semitic attack in France, a 28-year-old Jewish man was attacked by four youths and slightly injured in the district of Sarcelles near Paris. The attack required the man to be hospitalized with a dislocated shoulder. The youths were said to have shouted anti-Semitic slogans during the attack. Two similar attacks on Jewish men occurred in Sarcelles. Suspects have been...

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