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Belgrade, Serbia – Jewish Groups Outraged

January 20, 2008 at 09:51 PM
Belgrade, Serbia - Serbia's first "designer" hotel has outraged Jewish groups by including an Adolf Hitler room as part of its suites featuring portraits of a current or former world leaders.The new Belgrade hotel called Mr. President, features a room dedicated to the Nazi dictator, with a large portrait of a swastika-wearing Hitler looms over the king-size bed.Apart from Hitler...

Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY – Teen’s Beating Probed as Hate Crime

January 20, 2008 at 05:58 PM
Pinned News Jan. 20 2008 Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY - Cops are investigating the beating of a 16-year-old Yeshiva student as a possible hate crime.Samuel Balkany was on his way to a friend's house in Crown Heights about 10:30p.m. Friday when five black teenagers threw him against the fence of a house, yelled anti-Semitic epithets and beat him."They pushed me so I was leaning on the...

Brooklyn, NY +Large Building Evacuated+

January 20, 2008 at 05:42 PM
Brooklyn, NY +Large Building Evacuated+ FDNY on the scene evacuating an estimated 150-200 people of a large multiple use 11 story warehouse building that has been converted into lofts, called the "kibbutz", at 475 Kent and Division Avenues, after finding an illegal Matzo Bakery in the basement. Fire Department, Department of Health, NYPD, OEM, some from the Mayor's Community Affairs Unit and the...

Lakewood, NJ +Baby Strangled by Venetian Blinds+

January 20, 2008 at 05:31 PM
Lakewood, NJ +Baby Strangled by Venetian Blinds+ A baby was choked by Venetian window blinds.The one-year-old baby girl from the Westgate area of Lakewood, NJ, was strangled by the loops of the cord while the child was in the crib. Lakewood Police are investigating, Misaskim volunteers responding to the scene...

New York, NY – Alt. Side Parking Suspended Tomorrow.

January 20, 2008 at 05:01 PM
New York, NY - Alternate Side Parking Rules are suspended on Monday, January 21, 2008for Martin Luther King Holiday. Only the street cleaning rules are suspended, all other regulations of the meters remain in effect...

Brooklyn, NY – Historic Brooklyn Navy Yard Houses Get a Stay of Execution

January 20, 2008 at 04:29 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A plan to tear down 10 historic houses at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and replace them with a supermarket has been delayed indefinitely thanks to a decision by federal officials to review whether the dilapidated 150-year-old mansions can be saved. Admirals Row, which overlooks Flushing Avenue near Navy Street, sits on six acres of federally owned land in the otherwise city-controlled...

New York, NY – Parking Ticket Deadbeats Owe City $367G

January 20, 2008 at 03:28 PM
New York, NY - They're the city's biggest parking-ticket scofflaws - 10 New Yorkers and out-of-towners who have failed to pay more than 2,200 tickets and racked up more than $367,000 in unpaid fines.The worst offender is Christopher Wood of Floral Park, L.I. Wood has failed to pay 405 tickets. He owes taxpayers $62,000. Ranking second on the list is Israel Colon, a Newark man who had 278...

Kiev, Ukraine – Vandals Strike Again Chabad School

January 20, 2008 at 02:24 PM
Kiev, Ukraine - Less than three months after part of a Jewish school in Kiev, went up in flames under suspicious circumstances, vandals apparently threw stones through the windows of two of its classrooms and an on-site synagogue.Rabbi Gavriel Gordon discovered the damage as he was locking up the Simcha School, a Chabad-Lubavitch day school serving 600 students from kindergarten through post high...

Washington – Data on 17 Million Holocaust Victims Now Available to Public

January 20, 2008 at 01:47 PM
Washington - The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has begun helping Holocaust survivors, their family members and researchers gain access to a huge trove of Nazi-era records detailing the fates of millions of victims.Museum officials announced they were making available via online request digital copies of the records, which include Nazi-generated documents on concentration camp rosters, slave...

Kiryas Joel, NY +High C.O. Evacuation+

January 20, 2008 at 01:32 PM
Kiryas Joel, NY +High C.O. Evacuation+ KJFD on the scene at 3 Satmar Drive for a high C.O. reading of 400 PPM at the Friendly Supermarket. Supermarket and apartments above are all being evacuated at this time. KJ Hatzolah responding to some aided with Corban Monoxide like symptoms. U/D: 14:31 Kiryas Joel Hatzolah transporting three aided that have overcome by Corban Monoxide...

Brooklyn, NY – Police: Be Aware of Two Perps Robbing Delivery Trucks

January 20, 2008 at 12:42 PM
Brooklyn, NY - The NYPD is looking for two perps robbing delivery trucks in Brooklyn. Police say seven trucks have been robbed at gunpoint at Crown Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Brownsville. The most recently when they held up a 29-year-old driver in front of a store on Empire Boulevard and Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights.Police say in each case the robbers approach the victims who are...

Brooklyn, NY +MVA with Overturned Vehicle+

January 20, 2008 at 12:15 PM
Brooklyn, NY +MVA with Overturned Vehicle+ A motor vehicle accident with one vehicle that overturned on Ocean Parkway between Avenues "J" and "K" Hatzolah BLS and ALS responding with two buses. NYPD ESU and FDNY also enroute for aided that's pinned. U/D: 12:41 Aided was extricated and is being transported with minor injures to the hospital...

Brooklyn, NY +Working Fire in Basement+

January 20, 2008 at 11:10 AM
Brooklyn, NY +Working Fire in Basement+ Fire Department just knocked down and placed under control a working fire at the basement of 2 story 25x45 dwelling at 911 East 18th Street and Avenue "I" but searches will be delayed due to colliers mansion type condition...

Provo, UT – After a Difficult Journey Torah Scroll Gets New Home

January 20, 2008 at 10:01 AM
Provo, UT - In Jewish tradition, a Torah scroll is more than ink on parchment detailing God's commands and promises. It becomes — if not a soul in and of itself — then the embodiment of what saves souls and helps secure them in an insecure world. So when Rabbi Benny Zippel, Salt Lake City's orthodox rabbi, learned that a Provo antiques dealer had a Torah scroll, he went to the shop, ...

Florida – NYC Considers Ban Hats, Sunglasses In Banks To Curb Holdups.

January 20, 2008 at 09:40 AM
Florida - Florida banks are being asked to ban patrons from wearing hats, sunglasses or hoods to curb holdups. The Florida Bankers Association, in cooperation with the FBI, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Florida Highway Patrol and Fraud-Net, announced a new program that strongly encourages patrons to remove hats, hoods and sunglasses when they enter Florida banks. The...

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