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Tune in this Motzei Shabbos to Oorah’s Radiothon!

May 9, 2007 at 11:27 PM
Today's News is Sponsored By: Lipa (Shmeltzer) has big plans for this Motzei Shabbos, May 12th. He will be manning the mike with Country Yossi and R’ Moshe Meir Weiss on Oorah’s Radiothon! The Radiothon program is interesting, entertaining and a great way to spend the night! Great topics are planned for discussion and Oorah will be drawing $250,000 worth of prizes. Tune in to your local...

Monroe, NY – Bridge Project Over Route 17 to be Major Headache for the Coming Months

May 9, 2007 at 11:26 PM
Monroe, NY - The state is preparing to replace a bridge over one of the most heavily traveled sections of Route 17 — just as the summer slog to the Catskills gets under way. The $5 million project promises months of delays on and around the County Route 105 overpass, an area teeming with Monroe-Woodbury school buses, Kiryas Joel traffic and Harriman Commons shoppers. The project is one of...

New York, NY – Le Frak Family Selling Real Estate Portfolio For $250 Million.

May 9, 2007 at 10:39 PM
New York, NY - A residential portfolio in Brooklyn and Queens owned by the LeFrak family is in contract to sell for $250 million, two sources said. The portfolio, dubbed the Kings and Queens portfolio, consists of about 2,000 apartments. The sources did not identify the buyer. Richard LeFrak, the C.E.O. of the LeFrak Organization, was reached by phone and would not comment on the deal; he cited...

New York, NY – Mayor Bloomberg Relaunches Campaign Web Site, But Still No Pres. Run.

May 9, 2007 at 10:26 PM
New York, NY - Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who insists he is not running for president, has relaunched the Web site he used for his mayoral campaigns in 2001 and 2005, mikebloomberg.com. "This site will help you learn more about the issues important to me and the causes I've supported in business, philanthropy and public life," it says. The home page features links that describe his work on issues...

Mount Kisco, NY – Investigation Shifts To One Police Officer.

May 9, 2007 at 09:52 PM
Mount Kisco, NY - As we reported earlier today that one of the 3 police Officers George Bubaris a foremr NYPD officers was part of being investigated. It appears that the investigation is shifting now solely on this officer. Officer Edward Dwyer and Lt. Edward Dunnigan joined Officer George Bubaris on the night of April 28, responding to a Lexington Ave. laundromat when Perez, heavily...

Buchanan, NY – Radioactive Tritium Found in Indian Point’s Sewage

May 9, 2007 at 09:47 PM
Buchanan, NY - A trace of radioactive tritium has been found in sewage at the Indian Point nuclear power plant, which could mean that some of the facility's contaminated groundwater is being carried to the village of Buchanan's treatment system. A spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said today there was no danger to the public. The sample, taken from pipes leading to the village...

New York – Deal Allows Muslim Correction Officer to Wear Kufi at Work

May 9, 2007 at 08:43 PM
New York - State prison officials will let a Muslim correction officer wear a skullcap while on duty as part of a settlement of a federal lawsuit that claimed it was unconstitutional for the state to refuse to make religious accommodations for prison guards.   The deal, announced today, came after the New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on behalf of Abdus Samad N. Haqq of Brooklyn...

Washington – Spring Babies May Be Less Intelligent, Startling New Research Shows.

May 9, 2007 at 08:20 PM
Washington - A study of more than 1.6 million elementary and high school kids between 8 and 15 found those conceived in May through August scored lower on math and language tests than children conceived during other months. Dr. Paul Winchester of the Indiana University School of Medicine, who presented results this week at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, blamed...

New York, NY – Yeshivas, Mosdos, And All Non Profit Organizations, Homeland Security Grants Available.

May 9, 2007 at 07:57 PM
Department of Homeland Security Nonprofit Security Grant Program Workshop. New York, NY - Nonprofits at high risk of international terrorist attack, which are located in specific areas (including New York City, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk and much of Northern NJ), may apply for grants up to $100,000. New York State will collect and review applications from eligible nonprofit organizations...

Manhattan, NY – Real Estate Mogul Critical After Hit-N-Run

May 9, 2007 at 06:41 PM
Manhattan, NY - A man is seriously injured and is in critical condition after a hit-and-run accident on Manhattan's West Side. 42-year-old multimillionaire real estate investor Steven Green, who was about to be sentenced for tax fraud, was hit near West 151st Street between 9th and 10th Avenue's outside of a club. He was rushed to St. Vincent's Hospital in critical condition, NYPD Highway...

New York – State Senator’s: Plea Bargaining Bill Will Be Approved

May 9, 2007 at 05:33 PM
New York - State Senator John Bonacic's bill that would prevent the Division of State Police from prohibiting troopers from plea bargaining with motorists who are charged with vehicle and traffic violations, has passed the Senate. The bill's Assembly sponsor is Joseph Lentol. Last year, the Division of State Police changed its plea bargaining practice, prohibiting troopers from doing it...

Hendon, England, UK – Synagogue Marquee Goes Up In Flames.

May 9, 2007 at 04:28 PM
Hendon, England, UK - Fire investigation officers are looking into the cause of a blaze which destroyed a marquee behind a Hendon synagogue. Frankie Raymond, the president of the Tiferet Eyal synagogue in Queens Road, Hendon, said the marquee was not insured and would cost about £10,000 to replace. It also contained chairs, tables and cookers. Mr Raymond, 59, said: "I feel devastated...

Mount Kisco, NY – Officers Involved In Mt. Kisco Investigation, Requesting Attorneys.

May 9, 2007 at 04:19 PM
Mount Kisco, NY - A Newburgh-based police union is providing lawyers for Mount Kisco police officers under investigation in the beating death of a drunken vagrant last month. In a statement issued this afternoon, the New York State Union of Police Associations said it received requests for legal representation under terms of its agreement with the Mount Kisco Police Benevolent Association. "I...

Harris, NY – Catskills Doctors To be Back At Work In Time For Summer.

May 9, 2007 at 03:42 PM
Harris, NY - Crystal Run's managing partner Dr. Hal Teitelbaum says his doctors likely will soon return to Catskill Regional Medical Center - but how soon might depend on whether Catskill forms a partnership with Orange Regional Medical Center. "We certainly think that things are moving in the right direction, and we are engaged in the process that likely could result in our return this summer,"...

Washington – FBI Director: We Decided to Bust The Plot, Cause We Have No Connection To The Source Of The Weapon.

May 9, 2007 at 03:25 PM
Washington - FBI Director Robert Mueller today said that the agency watched six New Jersey men suspected of plotting against Fort Dix in New Jersey for several months in order to soak up all the intelligence possible. He said the trigger in the case against the six suspected Islamic radicals was when it appeared they were prepared to allegedly purchase foreign weapons from sources the FBI had...

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