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Brooklyn, NY – Construction of Williamsburg Bridge to be extended beyond its June Deadline

May 28, 2007 at 11:24 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Though it was originally slated to wrap up this spring, a two-decade-long rehabilitation program for the Williamsburg Bridge will continue through 2008, according to the New York City Department of Transportation. Rather than complete the comprehensive structural makeover of the century-old 7,308-ft long structure in June as originally scheduled, the agency has extended Contract...

Beijing, China – China Sentences Former Food Safety Chief To Death.

May 28, 2007 at 10:59 PM
Beijing, China - China sentenced Zheng Xiaoyu, the former head of the State Food and Drug Administration, to death for corruption, state media reported on Tuesday, in an unusually harsh sentence which could be reduced on appeal. Zheng was convicted on charges of taking bribes and dereliction of duty, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing the the Beijing Municipal No. 1 Intermediate...

Borough Park, Brooklyn, Ny +Working Fire+

May 28, 2007 at 06:09 PM
Borough Park, Brooklyn, Ny +Working Fire+ Reports of a fire at the corner of 13th Avenue and 51st Street Hazolah responding with two ambulances. U/D: 18:17 Hatzolah handling one aided on location...

Ocean County, NJ – Large Shark Spotted Off Coast

May 28, 2007 at 05:35 PM
Ocean County, NJ - A State Police helicopter flying over the coastline in Ocean County spotted what was believed to be a large 6-8 foot shark swimming off of Lavallette. State Police, as is procedure, alerted local beach authorities, but they didn't notify the public. Ocean temperatures today remain in the 50's. [APP-VIN...

New York – Gas Stations First in State to Sell Ethanol to Public

May 28, 2007 at 05:16 PM
New York - Two upstate New York gas stations are selling ethanol fuel to the general public and officials said they are the first in the state to do so. In light of increasing gas prices and environmental concerns, some drivers have started using alternative fuels. Around 200,000 vehicles in the state can accept the blend of 85 percent ethanol, 15 percent gasoline known as E-85. The Campus...

New York – Consumers Face Steep $150 Million Phone Tax Hike

May 28, 2007 at 04:50 PM
New York - The federal "Universal Service Fund" (USF) long-distance phone tax paid by New York State residents would jump from $407 million to an estimated $555 million under a controversial plan backed by Verizon, USTelecom, AT&T and other big phone companies, according to a warning issued by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) New York State chapter, New York State Alliance...

Israel – Haredi Community Oppose Bill to Take Sundays Off

May 28, 2007 at 03:55 PM
Israel - A large majority of Israelis support legislation to make Sunday a day off of work in Israel. A Member of Knesset Zevulun Orlev, proposed the law. He said Israelis need to have both a full day of rest - the Sabbath - and a free day on which to conduct commercial activity and enjoy cultural events. A poll conducted on Orlev's behalf showed that 56 percent of Israelis support the idea...

Orange County, Cornwall, NY – Hospital Seeks Second Helipad

May 28, 2007 at 02:58 PM
Cornwall, NY - St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, which months ago built a helipad at its Newburgh campus, would like to develop one at its Cornwall facilities. The Newburgh landing pad, used to bring high-risk patients into the facility for immediate treatment, is atop the new multi-tiered parking garage. Hospital President Allan Atzrott said they would like to develop a similar helicopter landing...

Spring Valley, NY – Monsey Mega Million Lotto Ticket Has a 2nd Prize Winner.

May 28, 2007 at 02:07 PM
Spring Valley, NY - You may be the Second price winner of the Mega Million Drawing held March 13, 2007. The Ticket was purchased at the Gas on the Hill, 165 Route 59, Monsey (Quick Pick). March 13, 2007. MEGA MILLIONS WINNING NUMBERS: 7 11 16 38 49 + MEGA BALL (35) You need to have 5 numbers to get $250K. U/D 5:02 PM VIN Has Confirmed that the lotto was in fact won by a frum Jew from Monsey...

Sloatsburgh, NY +NYS Thruway Shut Down+

May 28, 2007 at 01:49 PM
Rockland County, Sloatsburgh, NY +NYS Thruway Shut Down+ Fire Department are on the scene at the northbound lanes of the New York State Thruway (I-87) at MM 32.4 between Exit 15 and 15A for an accident between a tractor trailer and a mini van, tractor trailer is jackknifed and is on top of the mini van both are fully in gulfed in fire, large fuel spill on the roadway, M/A Hillburn and Tuxedo with...

New York, NY – Israel Discount Bank’s (IDB) New York branch Managed Iranian Accounts.

May 28, 2007 at 11:53 AM
New York, NY - Israel Discount Bank’s (IDB) New York branch managed Iranian accounts and transferred funds to citizens of the Islamic Republic, according to the bank’s 2007 quarterly report, published on Monday. “The bank notified the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the transactions and hired consultants to examine the matter,” the bank said in a statement. “An attorney...

Orlando, FL – US Customs Agents Under Investigation.

May 28, 2007 at 11:19 AM
Orlando, FL - Six customs inspectors have told federal officials that superiors instructed them to enter false data indicating airline passengers had been stopped and inspected for plant and animal contraband. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers allege that in 2005, supervisors at Orlando Sanford International Airport told them to falsify information typically gathered during direct...

New York – Long Flights To Asia Might Be Cause Of Cancer.

May 28, 2007 at 10:46 AM
Travel Alert. New York - Airline Cathay Pacific has limited air crews' flights on the non-stop Hong Kong-New York route after it was found the journey could increase the likelihood of cancer, a report said Sunday. Staff of the British-owned, Hong Kong-based airline say they have been limited to just two of the ultra long-haul flights per month since it was found the route exposed passengers and...

New Jersey – Careless Drivers Will Get Letters, Parkway To Use Cameras.

May 28, 2007 at 10:42 AM
New Jersey - Motorists who speed, tailgate or fail to wear seat belts while driving on a section of the Garden State Parkway near the Jersey Shore may receive a letter by mail in the coming months, warning them their driving behavior could be harmful. State troopers are also stationed at some Parkway exit and entrance ramp toll booths to look for drivers who are not buckled up. Major Mark...

New York, NY – Where Do You Turn If Your Brand-New Condo Is Falling Apart?

May 28, 2007 at 10:40 AM
New York, NY - In 2004, Meggan Berley and her husband, empty-nesters in Dobbs Ferry, ditched their longtime rental and bought a new condominium on Spencer Street in Brooklyn. Then the headaches began. On move-in day, the floors weren't finished and the kitchen cabinets had no doors. The Berleys lived amid construction for weeks. Then came winter, and the pipes burst. Every time they ran the...

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