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New York, NY – Jewish Leaders Defend Obama

January 15, 2008 at 10:30 PM
New York, NY - Jewish organizational leaders defended Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama from a smear campaign claiming that he's a Muslim. Obama has been the subject of an e-mail making the rounds in the Jewish community in recent days alleging that he is a Muslim, attended a radical Islamic madrassah in Indonesia, and took his oath of office on a Koran. None of the claims are true...

Michigan +Mitt Romney Wins Republican Primary+

January 15, 2008 at 08:58 PM
Michigan - Mitt Romney battled to save his flickering White House hopes Tuesday, as voters in rust-belt Michigan weighed in on the turbulent Republican presidential race in a crucial primary. It appears that Romney has won the primary tonight. --------- Hillary Clinton has won the Michigan Democratic primary, which was not contested by the other major candidates...

Brooklyn, NY – Mastermind in Body Parts Scheme to Plead Guilty

January 15, 2008 at 07:54 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A former surgeon has agreed to plead guilty to charges he orchestrated a grisly plot to plunder corpses and sell body parts for transplants.Michael Mastromarino was making millions by covertly carving up hundreds of corpses at a Brooklyn funeral home and selling the parts for dental implants, hip replacements and other procedures nationwide, with an untold number of patients who...

Brooklyn, NY +Child Struck+

January 15, 2008 at 07:32 PM
Brooklyn, NY +Child Struck+ A motor vehicle accident with a child that was struck on Ocean Avenue and Avenue "K" Hatzolah onm the scene...

New York, NY – Get Ready For Smart Shopping Carts.

January 15, 2008 at 04:36 PM
New York, NY - Microsoft's new souped-up supermarket shopping carts may do for the grocery list what GPS did for driving directions. A box of cereal will be scanned as it's tossed in the cart. Shoppers at a loss for where to find refried beans or chocolate ice cream can be instantly directed to the right aisle and shelf. And best of all, there's no need to wait on the checkout line. Once the...

New York, NY – U.S. Stocks Take Sharp Dive In Trading.

January 15, 2008 at 04:05 PM
New York, NY - The U.S. stock market resumed its January swoon after Citigroup Inc. reported a record loss, retail sales unexpectedly dropped and falling oil prices dragged down energy shares. Citigroup, the largest U.S. bank, declined to a five-year low in New York Stock Exchange trading after cutting its dividend by 41 percent and writing off $18 billion for mortgage defaults. Exxon Mobil...

New York, NY – NYPD Comish Requires Clean Shaves

January 15, 2008 at 03:18 PM
New York, NY - The NYPD wants to make sure New York's Finest shave off their facial hair.The Police Department send out a memo, that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly reminded officers that they're not allowed to have goatees, chinstrap beards like Abraham Lincoln's, or designer beards. Police officers are still allowed to have moustaches.There are exceptions. Plainclothes officers are...

Brooklyn, NY – Parking Tickets on the Decline

January 15, 2008 at 01:24 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Believe it or not, fewer car windshields got slapped with parking tickets in Brooklyn last year. Overall, cops wrote 59,589 less tickets in 2007, an 11% drop from 2006.The areas with the most parking tickets are Midwood, Flatbush, Brooklyn Heights. Midwood and Flatbush residents are still seeing orange from the 44,911 tickets issued in the police precinct covering those...

Lakewood, NJ – Frum U.S. Air Force Chaplain Creates Kiddish Hashem

January 15, 2008 at 11:51 AM
Lakewood, NJ - On January 1st, Chaplain Rabbi (Capt.) Raphael Berdugo, 305th Air Mobility Wing, was honored by the Mayor of Lakewood and received an award for his service to his country. As Chaplain for the United States Air Force, Captain Raphael Berdugo has the extraordinary zechus of creating Kiddish Hashem daily. The 42-year-old husband and father of five children from Lakewood, NJ, serves...

Odessa Ukraine – Police Investigating Appearance of anti-Semitic Leaflets in Odessa

January 15, 2008 at 11:24 AM
Odessa Ukraine - A criminal case related to the distribution of anti-semitic tracts has been opened. The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said it will investigate the case, together with the prosecutor's office. The head of the press service of the SBU's Odessa branch Vladimir Romanenko declined to comment on the situation before the conclusion of the investigation. Chairman of the Odessa...

Tyneside, England – Probe Under Way for Blaze in Jewish School

January 15, 2008 at 08:59 AM
Tyneside, England - A probe is under way following a blaze in a Jewish school on Tyneside. The blaze ripped through the school in Grasmere Street West, Bensham, Gateshead.Fire chiefs say there were two sets of fire on the ground floor, one in the kitchen and the second in an adjacent room which was slightly damaged by fire.Watch Manager Graeme Leslie, based at Gateshead Fire Station, said...

New York, NY – Mayor Bloomberg Der Baal Tzedakah.

January 15, 2008 at 08:51 AM
New York, NY - Mayor Michael Bloomberg donated $205 million to 1,100 nonprofits last year, an increase of tens of millions of dollars from previous years, according to a new ranking. The billionaire ranked No. 7 on The Chronicle of Philanthropy's 2007 list of the country's Top 50 donors. He was No. 10 in 2006, when he gave away $165 million to more than 1,000 charities. Bloomberg spokesman Stu...

Brooklyn, NY +Pedestrian Struck by Bicyclist+

January 15, 2008 at 08:48 AM
Brooklyn, NY +Pedestrian Struck by Bicyclist+ An accident with a pedestrian that was struck by a bicyclist on Bedford Avenue and Penn Street in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, Hatzolah on the scene requesting the ambulance to respond on a rush...

New York, NY – Historian Threatens To Reveal Polish Atrocities Against Jews If Tried For Slander

January 15, 2008 at 08:46 AM
New York, NY - A U.S. historian has threatened to publicly reveal alleged Polish atrocities against Jews in the aftermath of World War II, if the Polish State Prosecution tries him for "insulting the nation." The Polish State Prosecution said last week that it would consider pressing charges against historian Jan Tomasz Gross for "insulting the nation" in his book "Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland...

New York, NY – Assembly Bill Would Open Retailers Restrooms To The Public.

January 15, 2008 at 07:54 AM
New York, NY - A state lawmaker wants New York retailers to be required to open their employee restrooms to random passers-by who are suffering from Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel disorder of unpredictable symptoms. Under the Restroom Access Act, introduced this week by an Assembly Democrat of Westchester, people afflicted with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, or any other condition...

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