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Amsterdam, Netherlands – Wide Access to Nazi Archive Moves Ahead

May 13, 2007 at 11:59 PM
Amsterdam, Netherlands - As the Third Reich headed to defeat in World War II, the Germans burned millions of records to cover up history's worst genocide. But the fraction that survived was enough to make up the largest Nazi archive in existence. So far the archive of 30 million to 50 million pages in Bad Arolsen, Germany, has been used only to help reunite families and verify restitution...

New York – Lt Governer Paterson Taking Sides on The Satmar Politics?

May 13, 2007 at 09:20 PM
Originally Posted 10:40 AM New York - LG David Paterson has plunged into a long-running Orthodox Jewish feud by agreeing to accept a state leadership award at the United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg's third annual legislative breakfast this Sunday. The problem, as I understand it, is that te UJO and its president, Rabbi David Niederman, are allied with Zalmen Teitelbaum, who split with...

Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY – Call To Tear Down Williamsburg Finger Building.

May 13, 2007 at 09:15 PM
Originally posted 5/11/07 1:59 PM Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY - Following a lawsuit that resulted in the under-construction Finger building in Williamsburg being capped at 10 stories rather than 16,as we reported here The plaintiff Scott Spector is now saying that the building's developers who include Mendel Brach, Moshe Owen and architect Robert Scarano will have to tear down the entire...

Baltimore, MD – Fatal Alcohol Tanker Fire

May 13, 2007 at 07:11 PM
Baltimore, MD - A Alcohol tanker truck driver is DOA after his truck overturned on a onramp to the southbound lanes of I-95 and burst into flames. Fire Department calling for a 2nd Alarm for tanker that's fully engulfed. Fire Department spokesman Chief Kevin Cartwright said runoff from the tanker spilled onto several cars parked below and crews are fighting fires there. There is a potential...

Shakopee, MN – Famous American Brand Action Figure G.I. Joe Creator Launches Torah Action Figures Line

May 13, 2007 at 06:46 PM
Shakopee, MN - The original creator of the billion dollar G.I. Joe toy has moved onto a new line of action figures. Shown is the new 'Almighty Heroes' 3 character action figure with 'Almighty Heroes' storybook. This biblically based line of action figures was started by the creator of the original G.I. Joe, Don Levine.This time, instead of a series of military-themed action figures, toy mogul...

Washington, DC – Expert: Penn Station Likely Next Target for Bombers

May 13, 2007 at 05:59 PM
Washington, DC - Experts studying the use of IEDs that have wreaked havoc among U.S. troops in Iraq warn that the deadly bombs will likely be exploding here sometime in the near future. "There are going to be a bunch of p------off Iraqis and foreign fighters, and I think it's just inevitable they're going to try it here," terrorism expert Peter Bergen said. "It could be five years from now or 10...

Tehran, Iran – Iran confirms Its Holding U.S.-based American Scholar, Accusing Her for Spying For The US.

May 13, 2007 at 05:10 PM
Tehran, Iran - As we reported last week. Iran confirmed Sunday that it has detained a prominent Iranian-American academic, and a hardline newspaper accused her of spying for the United States and Israel and trying to start a revolution inside Iran. Esfandiari, director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington, went to Iran on a personal visit to see...

New York – Spitzer Announces Plans To Expand DNA Registry.

May 13, 2007 at 04:57 PM
New York - Governor Eliot Spitzer announced plans Sunday to expand the state's DNA registry. The governor is proposing new legislation under which DNA samples from every person convicted of a crime in New York would be added to the registry. The bill will also streamline DNA collection and increases the ability of defendants to use genetic evidence to prove their innocence. An expanded DNA...

Chicago, IL – Teens Arrested in Chicago Bus Shooting, After Camera On Bus Shows Suspect.

May 13, 2007 at 04:21 PM
Chicago, IL - As we reported here last week, on a shooting aboard a Chicago Transit Authority bus that killed a high school student and injured four other people. Police said Sunday, Two 16-year-olds were arrested and each charged with one count of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder. One of the teenagers is a son of a Chicago Police officer, and was recently expelled from...

New York, NY – Congressman Weiner Offers Up Alternative To Congestion Pricing

May 13, 2007 at 04:19 PM
New York, NY - Congressman Anthony Weiner offered up an alternate to the mayor's congestion pricing plan Sunday. Weiner says reducing the number of trucks -- not cars -- would be the most effective way of dealing with congestion in the city. According to the Federal Highway Administration, since 1998 truck traffic in the city has risen 30 percent. In the same period, car traffic has risen...

Spring Vallley, NY – Six Board Candidates, $187.2 Million Budget Faces East Ramapo Shool Voters.

May 13, 2007 at 04:09 PM
Spring Valley, NY - In a district where the number of students attending nonpublic schools - namely, yeshivas and other Jewish schools - is nearly double that of the public school population, the candidates' ties to either public or nonpublic school communities have come under particular scrutiny. East Ramapo school district voters will decide Tuesday on a $187.2 million budget and three...

Brooklyn, NY – Stunt Performer David Blaine Wants to Jump Off Brooklyn Bridge.

May 13, 2007 at 03:54 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Jewish American illusionist and stunt performer David Blaine, who put on 35 pounds after his last feat, is getting in shape for his next stunt - a dive off the Brooklyn Bridge - if he can get permission from City Hall. After spending a week in a water-filled glass sphere at Lincoln Center a year ago, the skin on Blaine's hands and feet was so damaged that he couldn't work out for...

Gateshead, England – Wedding-Fall Rabbi Suing Jewish Group

May 13, 2007 at 03:14 PM
Gateshead, England - A rabbi is suing the trustees of the Community Council of a North Jewish community after he had an accident at their premises which he claims left him housebound. Jacob Hanstater is claiming for at least £50,000 of compensation after he tripped while leaving a community hall, breaking his left leg. The accident happened when the rabbi was attending a friend's wedding at...

Brooklyn, NY – Not Trees. Blacktop Grows in this Borough

May 13, 2007 at 02:31 PM
Brooklyn, NY - The borough of Brooklyn has been named the most paved over place in the United States in a new study. The study done by the U.S. Geological Survey shows Brooklyn has only 4,000 cubic meters of unpaved space per person. Considering that only 8% of Brooklyn's 70.6 square miles is park space. The results are not surprising to Brooklyn's Borough President Marty Markowitz. "We are a...

Highland Park, IL – Synagogue Janitor Denies Hiding Camera in Bathroom

May 13, 2007 at 01:09 PM
Highland Park, IL - A janitor in a Highland Park synagogue charged with hiding a video camera in a bathroom pleaded not guilty in Lake County circuit court. Salome Zequeida, 49, faces 15 counts of unauthorized video recording and could get up to five years in prison if convicted. Assistant State’s Attorney Patricia Fix said Zequeida, of 2595 Waukegan Road, Highland Park, recorded 15 children...

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