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New York – Lawmakers Considering Tougher Penalties for Drunken Drivers

May 29, 2007 at 11:09 PM
New York - Lawmakers in Albany will soon be considering new legislation on drunk drivings sponsored by Long Island State Sen. Charles Fuschillo. "I've introduced legislation that will create the offense of aggrivated vehicular manslaughter and aggrivated vehicular assault," Fuschillo said today. The new legislation would mean more jail time for drunk drivers who kill or...

Wiliamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +Working Dwelling Fire+

May 29, 2007 at 09:59 PM
Wiiliamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +Working Dwelling Fire+ Fire Department responding to a working fire on the 2nd floor of a 6 story multiple dwelling at 190 Wilson Street between Lee Avenue and Division Avenue. Reports of aided trapped inside the building, Hatzolah responding with 3 ambulances. Fire is D/W/H. U/D: 22:11 Fire Department reporting all visible fire has been knocked down and all searches...

New York, NY – NYPD Cracking Down on Noises Areas

May 29, 2007 at 09:44 PM
New York, NY - An NYPD anti-noise crackdown in heavily trafficked neighborhoods has resulted in thousands of tickets issued to music-blaring nightclubs, drunken pub-crawlers, horn-honking motorists and illegal parkers, The Post has learned. Topping the target list for Operation Silent Night is a section in upper Manhattan's Hamilton Heights, which has been blitzed with at least 56,000...

Israel – Haredi Teachers To Be Paid As If They Had BA, Even Without The Degree.

May 29, 2007 at 09:09 PM
Israel - Teachers in ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) schools will from now on be paid as if they had a bachelor's degree even if they do not, while instructors in Haredi teachers' seminaries will no longer be required to have academic degrees, according to a new agreement between the Education Ministry and a group of Haredi rabbis known as the Rabbinical Education Council. Until now, teachers with an...

Florida – Gov. Crist In Isreal: Florida will Not Invest In In Countries That Harbor Terrorism.

May 29, 2007 at 08:55 PM
Florida - We previously reported here about Gov. Crist's trip this week to the state of Israel. Today, he met with Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and said that he plans to sign a bill, recently passed by the Florida Legislature, barring state pension funds from investing in companies that deal with Sudan or Iran's energy sector...

Washington – New World Bank President.

May 29, 2007 at 04:50 PM
Washington - Ex-trade rep. Robert Zoellick to be nominated as World Bank president. [vin...

Franklin, TN – Nissan: Cellphones Can Interfere With Electronic Car Keys.

May 29, 2007 at 04:29 PM
Consumer Alert. Franklin TN - Nissan has warned US drivers to keep mobile phones away from electronic car keys because the key's codes can be erased. The car manufacturer has asked owners of its Nissan Altima and Infiniti G35 sedans to leave at least an inch between the keys and a mobile phone. Nissan's I-Keys use wireless technology to operate the car doors and start the engine. If the code...

Buenos Aires, Argentina – Eichmann Passport Found

May 29, 2007 at 04:13 PM
Buenos Aires, Argentina - The passport used by notorious Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann to enter Argentina in 1950 has been found by accident in an archive in Buenos Aires. The passport, still in good condition, was issued by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva to Eichmann, one of the main executors of Adolf Hitler's "final solution" - the Nazi genocide of...

North Miami Beach, FL – Mayor Meets With Jewish Leaders

May 29, 2007 at 03:55 PM
North Miami Beach, FL - In Light of a recent shooting in North Miami Beach That promoted residents and community activity's to ask for more police protection as we reported here, Mayor Carlos Alvarez Met last week Friday With Community Representative on this issue. According to Jewish community leaders that attended the meeting, this is what they informed us at VIN The meeting was the first...

New York, NY – Costco Considering To Accept Food Stamps.

May 29, 2007 at 03:30 PM
New York, NY - Queens City Councilman Eric Gioia wants Costco to start accepting food stamps - because the warehouse giant can offer deeply discounted prices on healthy food to the poorest New Yorkers. After living for a week on $28 worth of groceries - the average food stamp allotment paid to individuals - Gioia was unable to get enough to eat. He said that what he bought at local supermarkets...

New York – CDC Issue Federal Health Alert, On Tuberculosis

May 29, 2007 at 02:46 PM
New York - A man with a rare and dangerous form of tuberculosis may have spread the disease to passengers and crew on two trans-Atlantic flights earlier this month, federal health officials said Tuesday. Centers for Disease Control officials on Tuesday released information about the passenger, and called for people on the same flights to get checked for the infection. The infected patient...

Staten Island, NY +VZ Bridge Traffic Alert+

May 29, 2007 at 02:35 PM
Staten Island, NY +VZ Bridge Traffic Alert+ A motor vehicle accident on the upper level of the Verrazano Narrows Bridg Brooklyn bound with one vehicle that overturned and aided pinned inside, TBTA, NYPD ESU are all responding. Bridge at this time is fully closed...

Thompsonville, NY +Traffic Alert Live and Dead Chickens All Over the Highway+

May 29, 2007 at 01:45 PM
Sullivan County, Thompsonville, NY +Traffic Alert Live and Dead Chickens All Over the Highway+ All services are on the scene for a tractor trailer that was hauling live chickens overturned on the eastbound lanes of Route 17 at Exit 107, numerous dead and live chickens on the roadway, with only the left of traffic lane getting by...

New York, NY – Brooklyn Heights Leads in Parking Fines

May 29, 2007 at 12:06 PM
New York, NY - The NYPD has doled out more parking summonses in the Brooklyn Heights area this year than in any other precinct in New York City. As of May 20, 19, 672 parking summonses have been issued in the 84th Precinct, which encompasses the Brooklyn Heights and Boerum Hill sections of Brooklyn. The total is more than double the amount of summonses issued in the majority of precincts in...

Freehold, NJ – Single Realty Company Holds Rights to Dwek Properties

May 29, 2007 at 11:19 AM
Freehold, NJ - A single realty company has the exclusive rights to sell Solomon Dwek's bankrupt properties, as was reported here on Vos Iz Neias, but others have been incorrectly holding themselves out as representatives of some Dwek properties, according to Dwek's bankruptcy trustee. Keen Realty LLC has been appointed by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge to sell 162 of Dwek's properties, and it is...

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