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Washington, DC – US Congress Pressing for Opening of Nazi Archive

March 27, 2007 at 11:29 PM
Washington, DC - Members of Congress are stepping up pressure on an 11-nation body overseeing a secret Nazi archive to expedite the opening of millions of files on concentration camps and their victims.A panel in the House of Representatives plans to hold a hearing Wednesday after approving a resolution calling on the countries to speed up ratification of plans to open the archive to researchers...

Ramapo, NY – Lawmakers Discuss Religious Land Use Law

March 27, 2007 at 07:21 PM
Ramapo, NY - Dozens of municipal officials, mostly from villages in the town, were drawn together for a discussion of a federal anti-discrimination law that some saw usurping their zoning regulations. An overview of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 was presented by Patricia Salkin, associate dean and director of the Government Law Center at Albany Law School. ...

New York, NY – City Subway Cars Could Soon Get Cameras.

March 27, 2007 at 07:04 PM
New York, NY - The MTA has asked two of the companies that make the trains to come up with designs for digital security cameras for the cars. Senior vice president for subways Michael Lombardi said the MTA has asked Kawasaki and Alstom to propose ways add the cameras. He said they would have to be tested to see if they could withstand the sometimes bouncy, jarring and dusty conditions of the...

Washington – FBI and US Coast Guards To Be Involved In Cruise Line Crimes.

March 27, 2007 at 06:07 PM
Washington — Members of Congress, hearing horror stories today about crime aboard cruise ships, said legislation might be needed to guard against lawlessness on the open seas. Opening a hearing by the House Transportation maritime subcommittee, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said many Americans do not understand the potential legal complexities that can surface in connection with crimes that are...

Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY +Pedestrian Struck+

March 27, 2007 at 04:51 PM
Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY +Pedestrian Struck+ A motor vehicle accident with a pedestrian that was struck on 12th Avenue and 49th Street in the Boro Park section of Brooklyn, NY. Hatzolah responding...

White Plains, NY – Human Remains Found Near Bloomingdale’s

March 27, 2007 at 04:48 PM
White Plains, NY - A human skeleton was discovered today by landscapers heavy brush clearing out a wooded area in front of the Bloomingdale's store in White Plains about 30 feet from the sidewalk on Bloomingdale Road, between the store's two entrances. Police could not tell the gender of the dead person and did not know if a crime had been committed. Deputy Police Commissioner Daniel Jackson...

New York, NY – If You Live Near a Busy Roadway Your a Health Risk.

March 27, 2007 at 04:44 PM
Health Report. New York, NY - New York residents living within two blocks of a busy roadway face big health risks, including asthma attacks and heart disease from tailpipe emissions, according to a new report obtained by the Daily News. The report, by the nonprofit group Environmental Defense and researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, estimates that 2.4 million people in the five...

Manhattan, NY – Bomb Threat Against United Nations

March 27, 2007 at 03:59 PM
Manhattan, NY - A bomb threat made against the United Nations headquarters is being investigated as a potential hoax, the NYPD said. The threat was made in a call to emergency phone line 911, said Paul Browne, New York Police Department's chief spokesman, and security at the United Nations was increased as a precaution. "It was some sort of threat claiming that there would be a bomb delivered...

Budapest, Hungary – Judge Punishes Woman Over Nazi Activities

March 27, 2007 at 03:32 PM
Budapest, Hungary - A court found a 28-year-old Hungarian woman guilty and fined her $800 for displaying Nazi symbols in public and damaging public statues. The judge of the Pest county court said that his ruling took into account the fact that Diana Bacsfi expressed remorse for her pro-Nazi activities. Bacsfi a former leader of a Hungarian group that organized Nazi commemorations and...

Rochester, NY – Kodak Drops From Better Business Bureau.

March 27, 2007 at 02:40 PM
Business News. Rochester, NY - Eastman Kodak resigned its membership in the Council of Better Business Bureaus, the umbrella organization for the Better Business Bureau system begun in 1912, counted Kodak Co. among its founding members in 1971. With 2.7 million registered business members in the United States and Canada, Better Business Bureau Inc. handled 1.2 million complaints about goods and...

Miami Beach, FL +Major Organized Bank Robbery Terrorizes Neighborhood+

March 27, 2007 at 02:11 PM
Miami Beach, FL - Police have surrounded the Sheridan Financial Center building on 41st Street after a bank robbery nearby. Shortly after arriving, police arrested one person. Then, the situation took a dramatic turn. "We got a call that there was a bank robbery in progress. Within 30 or 40 seconds of the officers' arrival, they placed a subject in custody. While they were placing him in...

Dubai, UAE – U.S. Navy Launches Show Of Force Off Coast Of Iran.

March 27, 2007 at 02:02 PM
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - The U.S. Navy on Tuesday began its largest demonstration of force in the Persian Gulf since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, led by a pair of aircraft carriers and backed by warplanes flying simulated attack maneuvers off the coast of Iran. The maneuvers bring together two strike groups of U.S. warships and more than 100 U.S. warplanes to conduct simulated air warfare in...

West Hartford, CT – Arrest Made in Credit Card Theft

March 27, 2007 at 01:27 PM
West Hartford, CT - A Waterbury man accused of stealing credit cards and using them to make nearly $6,000 in purchases was arrested.Edward J. Capasso, 39, of 139 Main St., Waterbury, was detained in Hartford Superior Court and charged with second-degree counts of identity theft, larceny and forgery for stealing credit cards from a locker at Mandel Jewish Community Center on Bloomfield Avenue and...

Manhattan, NY +Major Collapse+

March 27, 2007 at 12:45 PM
Manhattan, NY +Major Collapse+ Fire Department transmiting a 10-60 Major Collapse for a partial of 6 story building under construction that collapsed at 1863 Lexington Avenue and East 116th Street, and a secondary collapse. NYPD ESU on the scene. All workers are accounted for. U/D: 12:06 All train services on the Lexington Avenue line have been shut down. Ems has one injured aided...

Kiryas Joel, NY – Hachnusas Sifer Torah.

March 27, 2007 at 12:10 PM
Kirays Joel, NY - Young men who belong to the Kollel D'Monroe congregation in Kiryas Joel lead a procession to place a new Torah in their synagogue. The Torah, which was made in Israel, came on Tuesday and cost the young men, all bachelors, $60,000, according to Herschel Leonolovitz, a Kiryas Joel native and member of the synagogue's board. [Record...

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