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Brooklyn, NY – Half of Paycheck Just on Rent

May 1, 2008 at 10:48 PM
Brooklyn, NY - From Bensonhurst to Williamsburg, 30% of Brooklynites are spending more than half of their income on the almighty rent check, a new study by Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Brooklyn, Queens) shows. More than 167,000 Brooklyn renters paid much more in 2006 than what financial experts typically recommend spending on rent: 30% of annual income. In Brooklyn, where the number of...

Brooklyn, NY +Pedestrian Struck+

May 1, 2008 at 08:56 PM
Brooklyn, NY +Pedestrian Struck+ A motor vehicle accident with a 83-year-old pedestrian that was struck on 15th Avenue and 53rd Street in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn, Hatzolah requesting Medics to respond on a rush to the scene. U/D: 09:16. PM Aided transported by Hatzolah to the hospital not in likely condition...

Staten Island, NY – Family Files $20M Lawsuit after Coach Spanks Teen

May 1, 2008 at 06:38 PM
Staten Island, NY - The game was called "Pressure Shot." And the penalty for bouncing one off the basketball hoop wasn't jeers from a crowd, but humiliating spankings on the bare buttocks from the former assistant director at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Greenridge, alleges a Staten Island teen in a $20 million lawsuit. The boy contends the punishments, first administered by hulking...

Harrisburg, PA – Students Evacuated after Mix of Pool Chemicals

May 1, 2008 at 05:05 PM
Harrisburg, PA - About a 150 students and employees were evacuated from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Jewish Community Center on Front Street in Harrisburg. Fire officials say a custodian accidentally mixed two chemicals usually put in the pool separately, that caused the vapor cloud and a strong odor. Fire officials say the custodian was taken to the hospital for evaluation, no one else...

Philadelphia, PA – Woman Killed by Drunk Driver

May 1, 2008 at 05:03 PM
Philadelphia, PA - Sandra Schinfeld, a 58-year-old Melrose Park woman, was killed by a 24-year-old drunk driver early on North Broad Street in the city's Logan section. Her husband, Jay Schinfeld, 60, who practices reproductive medicine, said that their car was struck on the passenger side by another vehicle. He was treated for minor injuries. Police arrested Danielle Witherspoon, 24, of the...

Alexandria, VA – Brooklyn, NY Congressman Charged with DWI

May 1, 2008 at 04:09 PM
Alexandria, VA - Brooklyn/Staten Island Congressman Vito Fossella was arrested in Alexandria, Virginia, early today on charges of driving while intoxicated. Fossella, up for re-election this year, is set to appear in Alexandria General District Court on May 12...

Omaha, NE – World’s Richest Man To Get 32,000 Audience

May 1, 2008 at 02:35 PM
Omaha, NE - Few 77-year-olds could hold thousands of people in rapt attention for five hours. Buffett will be the center of attention on Saturday at the annual shareholder meeting for Berkshire Hathaway Inc , his roughly $200 billion holding company. Berkshire estimates that 30,000 to 32,000 people, up from 27,000 last year, will fill the Qwest Center in Omaha for what has become known as...

Spring Valley, NY – Two Monsey Men Accused of Burglarizing Synagogue

May 1, 2008 at 02:15 PM
Spring Valley, NY - Ramapo police arrested two men on felony charges of burglarizing a Maple Terrace synagogue early this morning and suspect they may have broke into a second shul. Yitzchok N, 17, of 20 Ellish Parkway and Mendel W. 26, of 7 Nesher Court both were charged with third-degree burglary, a felony, and a misdemeanor count of possession of burglar tools. They were caught at B'nais...

Spring Valley, NY +Attempted Robbery of Deli+

May 1, 2008 at 12:54 PM
Rockland County, Spring Valley, NY +Attempted Robbery of Deli+ Numerous police department are on the scene of an attempted robbery by a white male in his 40's, of the RJS Quick Pick Deli at 99 South Central Avenue in Spring Valley NY, the perp assaulted the clerk and attempted to take cash from him but fled the scene with out any currency. A perimeter has been established, and Chopper-1, K-9...

Lafayette, CA – Jewish Airman Killed in Afghanistan

May 1, 2008 at 12:18 PM
Lafayette, CA - Senior Airman Jonathan Yelner volunteered to be sent to Afghanistan two months ago to help local residents build new roads and buildings and to set up water supplies. Yelner, 24, was killed Tuesday when a bomb exploded near his vehicle near Bagram, about 25 miles north of Kabul and the site of an air base where U.S. forces are stationed. "I'm very proud of him," said his...

Israel – Entry To ‘Kotal’ Denied For Leaders Wearing crucifixes

May 1, 2008 at 12:13 PM
Israel - The Israeli government has offered to arrange a scheduled visit by the leaders of Ireland's four main churches to the Western Wall in Jerusalem. It follows what one Israeli cabinet minister, Isaac Herzog, called this morning's 'mishap', when the delegation was turned away from Judaism's holiest site because they were wearing crucifixes. The action is understood to have been...

Poway, CA – Vandalism of Synagogue a Hate Crime

May 1, 2008 at 11:27 AM
Poway, CA - Sheriff's deputies in Poway launched a hate crime investigation into the vandalism of a on north San Diego County synagogue. Sheriff's deputies say, vandals spray-painted white supremacist remarks on the sign outside of the Ner Tamid Synagogue and deputies say that some of the neo-nazi symbols and letters are code for "heil Hitler." It's being classified a hate crime. Synagogue...

New York City – Bill To Reduce Parking Fines For Businesses, Under Scrutiny

May 1, 2008 at 10:59 AM
New York City - A bill that would allow some businesses to pay reduced fines on certain parking tickets is coming under fire, delaying its passage. The bill would make permanent an existing voluntary program that allows businesses to waive the right to contest parking tickets in exchange for having some fines reduced or eliminated. Proponents of the bill say the reductions are based on the...

Perth, Australia – Trial Will Kill Me, Says ‘Nazi War Criminal’

May 1, 2008 at 10:51 AM
Perth, Australia - Grandfather and accused Nazi war criminal Charles Zentai says he is sick and would not survive being sent to stand trial before a Hungarian military tribunal. Mr Zentai, 86, is wanted in Hungary for allegedly torturing and murdering 18-year-old Jewish man Peter Balazs in Budapest during army service in World War II. Last month, he lost a constitutional challenge in the...

Kiryas Joel, NY +Working Basement Fire Knocked Down+

May 1, 2008 at 10:36 AM
Orange County, Kiryas Joel, NY +Working Basement Fire Knocked Down+ Kiryas Joel Fire Department have under control a fire that was in the basement walls behind a boiler room in a three-story multiple dwelling at 3 Lipa Friedman Lane, heavy smoke showing out of the basement. All fire is out requesting county coordinator to the scene...

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