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Brooklyn, NY – Suit by Student Against NYPD for Inflicting Hernia Hell

May 22, 2007 at 09:27 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A Brooklyn student is looking to put the hurt on the city after spending an agony-filled night in a precinct cell just one day after hernia surgery - minus his pain medication. Simon Weiss, 22, said cops ignored evidence of his surgery when they arrested him on May 9 for possession of two Vicodin pills. Not even a call from his Beth Israel Hospital doctor - a police surgeon ...

Ramapo, NY – Rabbinical College of Tartikov Fights Over Removal of Tax Exemption

May 22, 2007 at 05:22 PM
Ramapo, NY - The Congregation Rabbinical College of Tartikov has filed a grievance over the town's decision to remove a tax exemption on its 130 acres in Pomona. Ramapo put the property back on the tax roll last week after rejecting the congregation's claims of federal tax-exempt status. The congregation argued in documents filed with the town that there was no legal basis for denying the...

Sullivan County, NY – County Might Require Clear Garbage Bags

May 22, 2007 at 02:45 PM
Sullivan County, NY - A county recycling initiative requiring the use of clear plastic garbage bags was recently discussed by the Sullivan County Council of Governments. Recycling is mandatory in Sullivan County, yet it is not enforced. Only the Village of Liberty enforces recycling by requiring residents to use clear plastic bags for garbage. The recycling rate was just 10 percent last year...

New Jersey – Governor: We Have To Close Bombing Range

May 22, 2007 at 02:23 PM
New Jersey - Governor Jon Corzine wants to close the Warren Grove bombing range in the wake of last week's forest fire. The blaze had broken out last Tuesday in the Warren Grove Gunnery Range area along the Burlington-Ocean county border. It eventually covered about 22 square miles of land and forced the temporary evacuation of about 6,000 people -- many of them seniors -- from 2,500 homes at...

New York, NY – Councilman Felders Attendance Record is Near-Perfect

May 22, 2007 at 01:14 PM
New York, NY - Councilman Simcha Felder missed only one Council meeting last year. And that was for a pretty good reason. "That was when they had the riots in Borough Park. I had to be here," he said. From committee meetings to full session, Felder has a near perfect 99.38% attendance record - the best among the Brooklyn delegation. It's no small feat. Felder is the chair of the Government...

Ankara, Turkey – Large Explosion in Shopping District, Several Wounded

May 22, 2007 at 12:33 PM
Ankara, Turkey - An explosion in a shopping district in the center of Turkey's capital Ankara wounded several people, but there were no fatalities, police said. Reports say that there were at least three dead and 15 people wounded and some stations even showed footage of one body lying on the ground covered in newspaper. But a police spokesman said he was sure no one had been killed in the...

Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY – Community Leaders Approach To Prevent Chaos.

May 22, 2007 at 12:27 PM
Crown Heights, Brooklyn NY - What exists now in Crown Heights that didn't exist back in the early 90s is communication between blacks and Jews. Community leaders say they all have each other's cell phone numbers and when an incident arises, they quickly call each other and trip to nip it in the bud. Our relations are a lot better,” says Chanina Sperlin of the Crown Heights Jewish Community...

Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY +Child Struck+

May 22, 2007 at 12:27 PM
Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY +Child Struck+ A motor vehicle accident with a child that was hit by a vehicle at 14th Avenue and 47th Street in the Boro Park section of Brooklyn Fire Department on the scene, Hatzolah responding to the scene. U/D: 12:41 Hatzolah requesting Medics to respond in...

Washington – 1 in 4 Younger U.S. Muslims Find Suicide Bombings Acceptable.

May 22, 2007 at 12:10 PM
Washington - One in four younger U.S. Muslims say suicide bombings to defend their religion are acceptable at least in some circumstances, though most Muslim Americans overwhelmingly reject the tactic and are critical of Islamic extremism and al-Qaida, a poll says. The survey by the Pew Research Center, one of the most exhaustive ever of the country's Muslims, revealed a community that in many...

Chicago, IL – 3 Shot at Bank Robbery.

May 22, 2007 at 11:38 AM
Chicao, IL - Am attempted bank robbery at Illinois Service Federal Savings and Loan, located near 87th and King Drive. Three people were shot. Police said they are looking for four people that fled the scene. [vin...

Trenton, NJ – New Jersey Law To Bar Released Predators From Using The Internet, Heading To Assembly For Approval.

May 22, 2007 at 11:32 AM
Trenton, NJ - New Jersey law to bar released predators from using the Internet. Under the plan, convicted offenders would have to submit to periodic, unannounced examinations of their computer equipment, install equipment on their computer so its use could be monitored and inform law enforcement if they have access to a computer. Those caught using the Internet would face 18 months in jail and a...

Washington – Could Food Coloring Be Linked To ADD

May 22, 2007 at 11:22 AM
Washington - When it comes to food, we live in a colorful world, especially in treats for kids. But what if those artificial dyes completely change your child’s behavior? There may be a possible link between food coloring and attention deficit disorder. Those bright colors in cereal, candy, drinks, even vitamins appealing to kids, but could they also be life-altering? For people with...

Crawford, TX – Did Pres. Bush Break The Law Driving With Out A Seat Belt?

May 22, 2007 at 10:59 AM
Crawford, TX - President George Bush was caught on tape Sunday driving his pick-up truck in Crawford, Texas without a seatbelt. The tape shows the president casually cruising on his ranch in his white Ford pick-up truck with NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer in the passenger seat. Bush smiles for the camera, his seatbelt visibly unbuckled. In Texas, it is illegal to drive on...

Pomona, NY – Residents Hear Plan for Rabbinical College

May 22, 2007 at 10:40 AM
Pomona, NY - Organizers of the proposed Rabbinical College of Tartikov pledged to be "good neighbors" when meeting last night with Pomona residents, some of whom expressed concerns that they ultimately could be pushed out by an expanding ultra-Orthodox Jewish population. The meeting at the Comfort Inn, drew about 50 residents, and was arranged by the college's proponents to discuss plans for the...

New York – A Move for Birth Certificates for Stillborn Babies

May 22, 2007 at 10:17 AM
New York - legislation is under consideration in several States, for parents getting a birth certificate for stillborn babies Among the states to consider them is New York. More than 25,000 pregnancies a year end in stillbirth, generally defined as a naturally occurring, unintentional intrauterine death after more than 20 weeks of gestation. A cause for the death is usually not determined. To...

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