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Monticello, NY – Casino Approval Depends on Who the Next President Is

May 6, 2007 at 11:54 PM
Monticello, NY - The casino proposed by the St. Regis Mohawk Indians for Monticello Raceway in Monticello, could take another year for final federal approval, New York Senator John Bonacic said. He told the Orange County Chamber of Commerce meeting in the Town of Newburgh that current Interior Secretary Kirk Kempthorne does not support building Native American casinos off reservations. "If...

France – French Jews: Newly Elected President A Great Friend Of Jews

May 6, 2007 at 10:32 PM
France - Nicolas Sarkozy, the grandson of a Greek Jew, has been elected president of France. Optimistic and celebratory, Jewish groups were quick to offer congratulations to Sarkozy after his victory in French presidential elections. Sarkozy, of the ruling Union for a Popular Movement (UMP), defeated Socialist Party candidate Segolene Royal in Sunday's runoff. He garnered some 53 percent to...

New Jersey – NJ Congressman Writes About His Fight Against Anti-Semitism.

May 6, 2007 at 10:08 PM
New Jersey - NJ Congressman Chris Smith Of the 4th District , Has a lengthy Editorial in today's Edition of the Ausbury Park Press, on the issue of Anti-Semitism. He writes: Last year, 244 anti-Semitic incidents were reported in New Jersey — more than in any state other than New York. In my congressional district, at an East Windsor middle school, vandals carved a 2-foot swastika into the...

New York – Schumer: Probe Rising Gas Prices

May 6, 2007 at 10:01 PM
New York - The record high price for a gallon of gas in New York City, $3.57 set back in 2005, could be broken later this year if oil companies continue to allow their refineries break down, said Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York) Sunday. "Despite record billion dollar profits, it seems the big oil companies are willing to turn a blind eye to their decrepit oil refineries," said Schumer in a...

New York, NY – NYPD Has Trouble Recruiting.

May 6, 2007 at 09:58 PM
New York, NY - The city wants to put more police officers on the street but it's having trouble finding people to wear the blue. Last January's recruit class was about half empty, and officials are preparing for another slim class in July. Mayor Michael Bloomberg added funds to the budget for the department to hire 800 more officers, but the jobs haven't been filled and the NYPD has...

Los Angeles, CA – Chief Bratton: Elite Metro Officers in Melee Off The Street.

May 6, 2007 at 09:42 PM
Los Angeles, CA - Police Chief William Bratton said Sunday that members of his elite Metro Division who swarmed into a Los Angeles park and fired rubber bullets during a May Day immigration rally are no longer on the street. While Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was downtown saying those responsible for the melee will be held accountable, Bratton met with journalists at the KTLA-TV studios in...

Ellenville, NY +Structure Fire+

May 6, 2007 at 07:52 PM
Ulster County, Ellenville, NY +Structure Fire+ Fire Departments from Ellenville, Napenoch, Wlaker Valley, Kerhonkson, Cragsmore and Summitville are all working for a fulle involved 2nd Alarm heavy structure fire at a private dwelling at 233 Casten Road @ Route 52 West...

New York, NY – Bank with Unique Ethnic Appeal Hit Record Rate in City

May 6, 2007 at 07:47 PM
New York, NY - Seven new banks started in the last two years, and 10 more are in formation. In contrast, not a single new bank opened from 2001 through 2004. Call it a marriage of money and talent. More high-ranking bank executives are available to run banks because of a wave of mergers in recent years. And given the booming economy and outlook, investors are eager to provide backing. "I have...

Kiryas Tosh, Quebec, Canada +Major Structure Fire+

May 6, 2007 at 06:18 PM
Kiryas Tosh, Quebec, Canada +Major Structure Fire+ Fire Department are working on the scene and have transmitted a 2nd Alarm for a fully involved structure fire at 250 Beth Heleivy. Masbia Resturant, Yeshivah offices and some storage trailers next to it are fully engulfed in fire with lots of smoke at grocery next door, numerous M/A responding in. U/D: 18:37 Hatzolah of Montreal are also...

Queens, NY +MVA with Overturned Vehicle+

May 6, 2007 at 05:09 PM
Queens, Forest Hills, NY +MVA with Overturned Vehicle+ A motor vehicle accident with a vehicle that overturned and two aided pinned inside on 70th Avenue Allcott Street, Hatzolah responding multiple units and two ambulances. FDNY and NYPD ESU division are all responding to the scene...

Washington – Suicide-Prevention Phones Due on Bridges Within Weeks.

May 6, 2007 at 03:56 PM
New York - The installation of suicide-prevention phones on the region's Hudson River bridges could be completed within two weeks, the head of the state Bridge Authority says. Executive Director George Sinnott said there will four phones each on the Kingston-Rhinecliff, Rip Van Winkle and Bear Mountain bridges and at least four on the twin-span Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, at a total cost of...

Washington – Bush taps Jewish Deputy Secretary.

May 6, 2007 at 03:41 PM
Washington - President Bush nominated a former White House liaison to the Jewish community as deputy health secretary. Tevi Troy, 40, whose nomination was announced Thursday, currently serves as deputy assistant to the president for domestic policy. He served as Bush's liaison to the Jewish community in 2003-04. Troy, who is Sabbath observant, is known as one of Bush's busiest staffers. "We...

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +Child Struck+

May 6, 2007 at 02:57 PM
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +Child Struck+ A motor vehicle accident with a pedestrian child that was struck in front of 190 Keap Street and Lee Avenue, Hatzolah responding on a rush. U/D: 14:59 Hatzolah on the scene slowing down incoming units, ambulance to head to the scene. U/D: 15:07 Hatzolah on the scene requesting now a coordinator to respond to the scene...

France – Sarkozy Seen Winning French Election

May 6, 2007 at 02:08 PM
Posted: May 06, 2007. 12:24 France - Conservative favorite Nicolas Sarkozy is on course to win France's presidential election run-off on Sunday with between 53 and 54 percent of the vote, Belgian media reported. [Reuters] U/D: 14:01 Conservative Pro-American Nicolas Sarkozy defeats socialist Ms. Royal 53.0% vs 47.0% for to be the new French president, according to early poll forecasts. U/D...

Israel – Explosions Heard in Northern Israel

May 6, 2007 at 01:29 PM
Israel - Two explosions were heard in the northern Israeli city of Nahariya at sunset Sunday, police said, and there were some casualties. It was not clear what caused the blasts or what the background was. Police said the explosions were either bombs or hand grenades.Nahariya, not far from the Lebanon border, was hit hard by rockets fired from Lebanon during last year's war between Israel...

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