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Ramapo, NY – Unidentified Foam Released from Sewage Plant Into Drinking Water River

May 18, 2007 at 07:33 PM
Ramapo, NY - An unidentified foaming substance was released into the Ramapo River from the sewage treatment plant that is operated by Harriman Sewer District No. 1. The river provides drinking water to about 2 million people in Rockland and in Bergen and Passaic counties in New Jersey. The Ramapo starts in lower Orange County and flows south. Geoff Welch, the Ramapo River Watershed Keeper for...

Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY +Missing Found DOA+

May 18, 2007 at 07:32 PM
Posted May 18, 2007. 13:32 Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY +Missing Found DOA+ A man 57-years-old missing since yesterday evening in the Boro Park section of Brooklyn, was just found by Borough Park Shomrim Patrol in the alleyway of the synagogue at the corner of 56th Street and 11th Avenue deceased, apparently he fell off the building, his car parked outside. NYPD Detractive Squad from the 66th...

New York, NY – Fastest Mode of Travel in NYC: The Bike

May 18, 2007 at 06:14 PM
New York, NY - Two wheels, four wheels or dozens which offers the fastest mode of travel in the nation's largest -- and most congested -- metropolis? The winner of the New York City contest: The bicycle, followed by a train and a car. No great surprise there, especially since Friday's annual race was the idea of Transportation Alternatives, a nonprofit group that advocates biking and...

Miami, FL – Mayor: Police Protection Could Not Be Increased In The Neighborhood.

May 18, 2007 at 04:51 PM
Miami, FL - As we reported here of a home that was left riddled by bullets, on Shabos, and promoted the Jewish neighborhood to request more police presence. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez told the media that the incident was unfortunate, but police protection could not be increased in the neighborhood. "The first thing I'd like to say is that the whole incident is very disturbing, the...

Westchester County, NY – About 7,100 Remain Without Power

May 18, 2007 at 03:34 PM
Westchester County, NY - The number of power outages in northern Westchester has dropped to about 7,100, as Con Edison and NYSEG crews work to repair power lines damaged in Wednesday's storm. Both utility companies will hand out dry ice, which keeps unrefrigerated food from spoiling, to customers still without power today. About 2,100 Con Edison outages remain in Bedford, Croton-on-Hudson, Mount...

Fallsburg, NY – Town Board to Vote on Zoning Guidelines

May 18, 2007 at 03:17 PM
Fallsburg, NY - The Fallsburg Town Board will vote Tuesday on the proposed new zoning and zoning guidelines. The meeting starts at 8 p.m. at the Woodridge Municipal Building. The proposal would reduce the size of the town's business and industrial districts and nearly double the acreage for agricultural uses. New restrictions on the residential "recreation" districts are aimed at...

Germany – German Nazi Archive Reveals a Panorama of Misery

May 18, 2007 at 02:32 PM
Germany - Looking back at the first weeks after World War II, a French lieutenant named Henri Francois-Poncet despaired at ever fulfilling his mission to establish the fate of French inmates of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. For the living skeletons who survived the Nazi terror, the Displaced Persons camp set up two miles (three kilometers) away offered little relief from misery. People...

New York – NY State Police Criticized In Their Manhunt That lead To Troopers Death.

May 18, 2007 at 02:27 PM
New York - Unclear instructions and radio problems hindered the massive manhunt for a fugitive who killed one trooper and wounded two others before his recapture, according to a state police review issued Friday. The internal report also said last year's search for Ralph "Bucky" Phillips relied too heavily on an elite unit of the New York State Police. But, it said, none of the problems...

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +Jumper Down in Serious Condition+

May 18, 2007 at 01:54 PM
Posted May 18, 2007. 01:45 AM Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +Jumper Down in Serious Condition+ NYPD of the 90th Pct and ESU are on the scene at 195 Division Avenue for a jumper down from the 14th Floor. Hatzolah transporting aided who is in traumatic arrest with CPR in progress to Brooklyn Hospital. U/D: 02:42 Aided a 30-year-old male has been pronounced DOA at Brooklyn Hospital...

Brooklyn, NY – Couple With $1.5 Mil in Cash Sentenced for Medicaid Fraud

May 18, 2007 at 11:44 AM
Brooklyn, NY - A Borough Park couple who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $20,000 in Medicaid benefits has been sentenced to probation and community service. Abraham L., 36, and his wife Miriam, 37, both worked at a funeral home in Borough Park, where Abraham was the manager. In Brooklyn Criminal Court this spring, they admitted that they submitted false information on their...

Adelaide, Australia – London Beth Din to Arbitrate Between Shul, Rabbi

May 18, 2007 at 11:34 AM
Adelaide, Australia - A London Beth Din will step into the dispute between Rabbi Yossi Engel and the Adelaide Hebrew Congregation (AHC) after both parties agreed this week to abide by a Din Torah from the British religious court. After the Binding Arbitration Agreement was signed, the Sydney Beth Din lifted a siruv (contempt finding) against the board of the Adelaide shul. The Din Torah process...

New York – NY State Troopers To Strongly Enforce Seat Belts.

May 18, 2007 at 10:43 AM
New York - State police and hundreds of other law enforcement agencies across New York are about to launch a two-week seat belt enforcement blitz. State police officials say their troopers and officers from more than 500 police agencies will be setting up safety restraint checkpoints throughout New York starting Monday and running through June third. The enforcement measures are timed to...

New York, NY – Public-School Playgrounds to be Opened for Neighborhoods

May 18, 2007 at 10:02 AM
New York, NY - Sixty-nine public-school playgrounds around the city will be opened for unrestricted use all summer, weekends and evenings starting July 1. Opening up 290 schoolyards to neighborhoods for open space is part of Mayor Bloomberg's environmental initiative. He has allocated $96 million to the Parks Department for the project, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe said. Benepe told...

New York, NY – Anti-Terror Training To Begin For Transit Workers

May 18, 2007 at 09:42 AM
New York, NY - The MTA is expected to approve a new contract next week to provide anti-terror training for its employees. The $1.4 million deal will be split between two firms to provide emergency response training for more than 25,000 employees over the next three years. Workers will be trained to spot a suspicious person and learn how to deal with hazardous material and evacuations. [ny1...

New York, NY – British Jewish Billionaire Sir Phillip Green Looking To Expand in NYC.

May 18, 2007 at 09:14 AM
New York, NY - British mega-retailer Topshop that is owned by Jewish Billionaire Sir Phillip Green debuted its new Kate Moss-branded clothing line at Barneys' New York flagship last week to a crowd of eager shoppers. The heavily publicized unveiling could be a prelude to Topshop taking Manhattan -- one neighborhood at a time. The retailer is currently looking at six potential spaces in three...

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