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Brooklyn, NY – Ticket to Ride – Somewhere Else!

January 29, 2008 at 11:06 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Voicer Charles F. Beehn writes that drivers in Bay Ridge are getting off easy when they park illegally on the streets of Bay Ridge.Bay Ridge is the PARKING TICKET CAPITAL OF AMERICA. Bloomberg's agents are all over the place. And you know why? Because the people of BR are working people who pay their tickets.If you want to talk about anybody getting a free pass, try Boro Park...

Florida +Major Defeat For One Time Front Runner Giuliani To Pull Out Of Race+

January 29, 2008 at 08:59 PM
Florida - Former mayor of NYC Rudy Giuliani, who largely bypassed early-voting Iowa and South Carolina and began pulling resources from New Hampshire as he slid in the polls there, based his presidential hopes on winning Tuesday's GOP primary in Florida, the first large state to vote. with tonight's major defeat for him, VIN News has learned that Giuliani will pull out of the race within the...

Florida +McCain Wins In Florida+

January 29, 2008 at 08:45 PM
Florida - VIN News is predicting John McCain as the winner in the Tuesday republican primary, this was a hard-fought fight between McCain and Romney. The win of John McCain is a major defeat for former mayor Rudy Guiliani for Having bet its presidential campaign on winning the Sunshine State. The winner will gain all 57 national convention delegates, the biggest prize so far in an early round...

Florida – +Clinton Wins Primary but No Delegates+

January 29, 2008 at 08:14 PM
Florida - Hillary Rodham Clinton won the Florida Democratic primary Tuesday night, an event that drew no campaigning by any of her presidential rivals and awarded no delegates to the winner. Last year, the national party stripped Florida of its delegates as punishment for moving its primary ahead of Feb. 5 and the candidates pledged to bypass the state. At stake Tuesday were 185 delegates...

Toronto, Canada – Air Canada Pilot Suffers Nervous Breakdown In Mid-Air.

January 29, 2008 at 05:43 PM
Toronto, Canada - Air Canada has launched an informal investigation in the emergency diversion of a London-bound flight after the co-pilot fell ill somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean. But the airline's spokesman, Peter Fitzpatrick, declined Tuesday to divulge any details about the pilot's medical condition, including confirming media reports that the pilot has been taken to a psychiatric...

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY – 475 Kent Avenue: How It All Began

January 29, 2008 at 05:33 PM
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY - It all started with a standpipe.When the Fire Department passed by for a routine inspection of the sidewalk in front of 475 Kent Avenue last week, they discovered a rusted, non-working pipe. This led them to follow the pipe down to its source in the basement, where they were greeted with a sea of grain boxes piled high to the ceiling.According to one building...

New York, NY – Free Mezuzahs at NYU

January 29, 2008 at 04:23 PM
New York, NY - The Chabad House serving New York University, directed by Rabbi Dov Yona and Sara Korn, is offering free mezuzahs to Jewish students attending the Manhattan school. Sponsored by the Zalman Yuda Deitch Mezuzah Fund, the program will also help students affix the sacred items – a box containing a scroll with the Shema and other biblical passages written on it – to their...

Winnipeg, Canada – Kosher Cover Up With An OU Mashgiach At Fish Company.

January 29, 2008 at 03:56 PM
Winnipeg, Canada - THROUGHOUT the 1990s, the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corp. sold as kosher fish that wasn't, well, kosher. It should have been a scandal, but it wasn't because word never got out. Even today, if you call the president and CEO of FFMC, as I did, you will find that he knows nothing about it -- he arrived long after this took place and it seems no one with knowledge of it has seen...

New York – U.S., Canadian Citizens Getting Ready for New Border Rules

January 29, 2008 at 03:42 PM
New York - Adults and children will need proof of citizenship beginning January 31, if traveling across U.S. borders by land or sea.'Oral declarations are simply not enough to ensure the security of this country,' said Leon Heyward, Head of Customs and Border Protection in New York. 'U.S. and Canadian citizens need to keep in mind the big picture, the real and ever-present threat of...

New Brunswick, NJ – Vandalism of 499 Tombstones in Jewish Cemetery Wasn’t Hate Crime

January 29, 2008 at 01:42 PM
New Brunswick, NJ - Prosecutors have concluded after a three-week investigation that the four teenagers accused of vandalizing a Jewish cemetery did not commit hate crimes and should not be tried as adults. The boys' alcohol-fueled vandalism stemmed from teenage boredom -- not anti-Semitism, said the Middlesex County Prosecutors Office. "While it was plain that the juveniles intended...

New York – Israeli Officials Prefer Hillary Over Obama.

January 29, 2008 at 01:08 PM
New York - Barack Obama wooed Jewish voters and skeptical Israelis in interviews published Tuesday, voicing support for key Israeli demands in peace talks with the Palestinians. Winning over Israel could help the Democratic presidential candidate gain favor with American Jews, who make up large voting blocs in key states like New York and Florida. But he faces a difficult task. Israeli...

New York, NY – Metro-North To Introduce Wireless Ticket Machines

January 29, 2008 at 12:27 PM
New York, NY - Buying a ticket on board a Metro-North train is about to get easier. Metro-North Rail Road says its conductors will start using handheld electronic devices for on-board ticket sales. The MTA agreed to a one year contract with Verizon for $420,000 to develop the devices. They'll replace the hole-punched tickets and will allow riders to pay using credit cards. Conductors will...

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Holocaust-Themed Rio Carnival Float Causes Strain

January 29, 2008 at 11:17 AM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - A Carnival float with a pile of model dead bodies commemorating the Holocaust is causing unease before the lavish parades in Rio de Janeiro this weekend. The Viradouro samba organization, or school, plans to feature the grim display when it marches in the Sambadrome parade strip on Sunday, despite objections from a local Jewish group. "Really, it makes no sense...

Albany, NY – Steamroller Spitzer Is At It Again

January 29, 2008 at 10:24 AM
Albany, NY - Gov Spitzer privately threatened the Business Council after it criticized his record-high budget.Council leaders were bluntly told that their organization wouldn't be consulted on critical tax policy and economic decisions if they didn't stop criticizing Spitzer and praising the Senate GOP.The self-styled steamroller governor had an explosive telephone exchange with Business...

New York – Wal-Mart Cuts Steep Prices to Lure Shoppers.

January 29, 2008 at 10:04 AM
New York - Wal-Mart announced today that it will chop prices between 10 to 30 percent on groceries, electronics and other home-related products in an effort to keep its cash-strapped consumers excited about shopping. We all know economic times are tough so our plan is to help with added savings throughout the year, focusing especially on what people want, when they need it," said John Fleming...

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