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Irvine, CA – FBI Agent Under Investigation For Bumping A Muslim At Anti-Israel Rally.

May 19, 2007 at 11:18 PM
Irvine, CA - The University of California, Irvine, is investigating whether an FBI agent bumped a Muslim student with his car near the site of an anti-Israel protest. Yasser Ahmed, 21, said he noticed he was being followed by a car with blackened windows as he drove a 24-foot moving van on campus to pick up an exhibit sponsored by the Muslim Student Union. The exhibit was a mock wall set up on...

New York, NY – AG Cuomo Going After Appraisers That Inflate Property.

May 19, 2007 at 11:17 PM
New York, NY - New York State is investigating Manhattan real estate practices, seeking information about whether brokers pressured appraisers to inflate property values as prices doubled in the last five years. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo issued a subpoena to Manhattan appraiser Mitchell, Maxwell & Jackson Inc., the company said. Manhattan Mortgage Co., a broker, also received a subpoena...

New York – Some Bass and Some Carp from NY are Under DEC Fish Eating Warning

May 19, 2007 at 10:57 PM
New York - Largemouth and smallmouth bass more than 15 inches long that are taken from Onondaga Lake should not be eaten because of elevated levels of mercury contamination, according to state officials. The advisory was the most serious of 3 revisions to New York's annual report.The state had previously warned against eating any walleye from the lake and to limit meals of other fish and...

New York, NY – Two NYPD Officers Arrested in NJ.

May 19, 2007 at 10:41 PM
New York, NY - Two New York City police officers were in a New Jersey jail on Saturday, accused of trying to steal drugs and money from a suspected drug dealer. Hector Alvarez and Miguel Castillo, both 28, were charged with attempted kidnaping, armed robbery, armed burglary and other offenses, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said both officers were...

New York, NY – Mayor Bloomberg: Part Of New Immigration Package Is Fraud.

May 19, 2007 at 09:53 PM
New York, NY - A section of the new immigration-reform package that forces undocumented workers to return home every two years is an unenforceable "fraud," Mayor Bloomberg contended yesterday. But the mayor expressed support for other parts of the proposed Senate bill to remake the nation's immigration laws, including a provision that would make it harder for overseas relatives to join families...

Trenton, NJ – Buckle Up, NJ Troopers Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign.

May 19, 2007 at 09:49 PM
Trenton, NJ - New Jersey police plan an aggressive seat-belt enforcement campaign starting Monday, using as a backdrop the serious injuries suffered by Gov. Jon Corzine after he failed to buckle up. Traffic safety officials hope lessons learned from Corzine's April 12 Garden State Parkway crash mean they won't spot many unbuckled drivers. "I think the public has certainly gotten a wake-up...

Washington, DC – US to Invest $205m in Missile Defense with Israel

May 19, 2007 at 09:49 PM
Washington, DC - The US House of Representatives authorized a sum of $205 million dollars for financing joint US-Israel missile defense system projects.The sum, part of a $504 billion defense spending bill passed, will be directed to projects currently being developed in Israeli factories. The systems is meant to be able to withstand ballistic missiles developed by Iran. Within this framework...

Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY – War Over Control of Divided House

May 19, 2007 at 09:41 PM
Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY - The war between a married couple who live together in a house divided by a wall is heating up . . . and freezing . . . and overflowing. In Brooklyn Family Court, Chana Taub accused her estranged husband, Simon, of manipulating the controls for air conditioning, heat plumbing and other utilities - all of which, she said, are on his side of the divided house. "He...

Staten Island, NY – Randall Manor Synagogue Vandalized by Graffiti of Hatred

May 19, 2007 at 09:33 PM
Staten Island, NY - The sight made Rabbi Lester Polonsky's bones go cold. For the second time in a month, a symbol of hatred and genocide greeted him his congregation in Staten Island.A crudely formed black swastika desecrated the mahogany front door of the Randall Manor synagogue. Another, larger swastika, drawn sloppily and backward, was scrawled on a side entrance of the brick building...

New York, NY – Thousands of Buildings Lack Required Water Valve, New York Records Show.

May 19, 2007 at 09:22 PM
New York, NY - As many as 85,000 large residential and commercial buildings in New York City lack special valves on their water connections that could prevent hazardous substances from being sucked into the public water system, according to city records. Blocking Contamination In investigating the presence of a chemical, tetrachloroethylene, in the drinking water supply in parts of Queens last...

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