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New York, NY – Several New Innovations to New York’s Busiest Airports

May 31, 2007 at 09:13 PM
New York, NY - New York's busiest airport are offering a "cell phone parking lot'' for people picking up arriving passengers. Instead of driving in circles or trying to seem invisible in illegal spaces, they can park free and wait for the traveler's cell phone call to summon them to the pickup point. While cell phone parking has not been seen previously in New York...

Israel – Hundreds Protest Reform Event in Rosh Ha’ayin

May 31, 2007 at 07:25 PM
Israel - Hundreds of Ultra-Orthodox demonstrators protested outside the Rosh Ha'ayin community center tonight against a music event put on by a local Reform congregation.The event was the first in a series titled "the artist and faith." Outside, the demonstrators read Psalms and blasted loud music in an attempt to stifle the music inside. [J-Post...

New York, NY – Suspect Arrested In ‘Taxi Bandit’ Robberies

May 31, 2007 at 06:21 PM
New York, NY - A man suspected of holding up cab drivers in the so-called "taxi bandit" robberies in Manhattan has been arrested, police say. The news comes two days after the latest robbery, which occurred only hours after drivers' group and the Guardian Angels handed out fliers urging drivers to be on the lookout. The most recent holdup happened around 10:40 p.m. Tuesday night on West 39th...

Harriman, NY – Bear Sighting on NY State Thruway

May 31, 2007 at 05:49 PM
Harriman, NY - Sightings of a bear wandering along the New York State Thruway have prompted numerous calls to police.State Trooper Michael Messina said drivers spotted a bear just south of Exit 16, where the Harriman toll plaza is located. Troopers responded to the scene but did not find any bear, Messina said. "We get that call all the time, bears wander around just like deer," he...

Washington – Is The FDA An Honest Organization?

May 31, 2007 at 04:29 PM
Washington - The prominent cardiologist sounding alarms about the diabetes drug Avandia as we reported here, claims he is the target of a smear campaign organized by a top Food and Drug Administration (FDA) spokesman. Dr. Steven Nissen, chairman of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, showed ABC News an e-mail sent to several health reporters by Douglas Arbesfeld, a senior...

New York, NY – Council Passes Law To Crack Down On Slumlords.

May 31, 2007 at 04:24 PM
New York, NY - The City Council passed a bill aimed at cracking down on deadbeat landlords.Under the Safe Housing Act, the city would identify 200 buildings each year with the worst violations and need for repairs. The landlords would then be forced to pay for the work. If they refuse, the Department of Housing would be able to step in and make the repairs and bill the landlords later.Officials...

Trenton, NJ – AG of NJ to Become Chief Justice.

May 31, 2007 at 03:23 PM
Trenton, NJ - Gov. Corzine is expected to nominate state Attorney General Stuart Rabner to replace retiring Supreme Court Chief Justice James R. Zazzali, people familiar with the decision said today. [philly] Mr. Rabner Is Former President Of synagogue Agudath Israel of West Essex. [vin...

Manhattan, NY +Power Outage+

May 31, 2007 at 03:15 PM
Manhattan, NY +Power Outage+ NYPD calling for a level one mobilization for a large power outage at Penn Station at West 33rd Street and 8th Avenue, large crowds in the station. No service into and out of Penn Statetion on the LIRR at this time. U/D: 16:28 Limited services has been restored to LIRR. U/D: 16:51 The anticipates to be operating regular evening rush hour services out of Penn Station...

Freehold Township, NJ – Rabbi Sues To Overturn Zoning Rules.

May 31, 2007 at 02:41 PM
Freehold Township, NJ - A dispute between an Orthodox Jewish rabbi and the township is being couched as a clash between religious freedom and municipal zoning rules. The township contends that Rabbi Avraham Bernstein is using his home on Stillwells Corner Road as a house of worship and that the number of people frequently gathering in his backyard are constitutes an infringement on the...

Sderot, Israel – OU Delegation Comes Under Rocket Fire

May 31, 2007 at 01:56 PM
Sderot, Israel - A delegation of the Orthodox Union came under fire from Kassam rockets in Sderot. Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, the OU's executive vice president, was on a fact-finding mission to Sderot this afternoon when a warning siren sounded, forcing him and four companions to seek shelter under a table in a nearby shop. Seven seconds later, two Kassam rockets fell in the nearby...

New York, NY – Mayor Bloomberg Vows To Improve Standards and Enforcement in the DOB

May 31, 2007 at 01:20 PM
New York, NY - The Bloomberg administration said that they are running to catch up in its oversight of building enforcement lapses and vowed to look into all the different elements of the Building Department. Mayor Bloomberg met with Building Commissioner Patricia Lancaster to discuss improving standards and enforcement in the agency, Deputy Mayor Daniel Doctoroff said. "There is no intent to...

Brooklyn, NY +MVA Involving School Bus+

May 31, 2007 at 01:04 PM
Brooklyn, NY +MVA Involving School Bus+ A motor vehicle accident involving a school bus on 5th Avenue between 77th and 78th Streets in Brooklyn, Hatzolah responding...

New York – Frequent Use Of BlackBerry Can Lead To Back Pain.

May 31, 2007 at 01:01 PM
New York - We all know they can be a social nuisance, but for many people using a BlackBerry, it may be a real pain in the neck. An increasing number of people who use the handheld e-mail devices are showing up at chiropractor offices with neck and upper back pain, according to the American Chiropractic Association...

Washington – US: Another American Detained In Iran.

May 31, 2007 at 12:38 PM
Washington - The United States said Thursday that a fourth Iranian-American has been detained in Iran and alleged that the country's Islamic authorities are engaged in a "disturbing pattern" of harassment against dual citizens wrongly accused of spying. The State Department confirmed that Ali Shakeri, a peace activist from Irvine, Calif., who has been missing in Iran for more than two weeks, is...

New York – Lovers of The Outdoors Rely On Verizon Wireless In More Places

May 31, 2007 at 12:34 PM
New York - Whether planning a camping trip, a hike through the mountains or a quiet get-a-way weekend, Verizon Wireless customers who love the outdoors can depend on their wireless phones to stay connected in more outdoor destinations across the U.S. this summer. Recent network enhancements have increased network coverage and calling capacity for Verizon Wireless customers at popular summer...

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