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New York, NY – Ex-Goldman Banker Jailed for $6.7M Fraud Plot

January 3, 2008 at 11:27 PM
New York, NY - A former Goldman Sachs investment banker who helped mastermind a $6.7m insider information fraud has been jailed for almost five years.Eugene Plotkin, who worked at Goldman in New York, was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison for his part in a insider trading ring involving tips about pending mergers and stolen copies of BusinessWeek magazine, obtained through...

Iowa – +Obama Wins Iowa Caucus+

January 3, 2008 at 09:28 PM
Iowa - Barack Obama Wins the democratic caucus in Iowa...

Iowa – +Huckabee Wins Iowa+

January 3, 2008 at 09:04 PM
Mike Huckabee Is Declared the Winner in Iowa Republican Caucus. [VIN...

Philadelphia, PA – Zoning Board Rules That Cell Tower Can Go Up at Jewish Cemetery

January 3, 2008 at 08:59 PM
Philadelphia, PA - Despite the continued objections of nearby residents and several religious leaders, the Lower Moreland Township's Zoning Hearing Board voted unanimously to approve construction of a 130-foot T-Mobile cell-phone tower on land that, depending upon whom you ask, is either adjacent to, or part of, cemetery grounds.T-Mobile has asserted that the tower will be erected on leased...

Pakistan – Benazir Bhutto Had Profound Respect For Jews.

January 3, 2008 at 07:41 PM
Pakistan - Benazir Bhutto, the Pakistani opposition leader assassinated last week, has been fondly recalled by one man who met her, the former chazan of Woodside Park Synagogue in North London, the Rev Michael Plaskow. “It was an unusual experience,” he said. “She came to my home when I performed the circumcision on the baby son of her sister. Muslims in London even now ask Jewish mohelim...

Iowa – First Test Of Presidential Hopefuls Tonight.

January 3, 2008 at 07:26 PM
Iowa - After a year of intense campaigning, Iowa votes tonight in the first contests to choose the Republican and Democratic presidential nominees. VIN News will report results as soon as we get them. On the Democrats side, the candidates to choose are Joe Biden (D) Hillary Clinton (D) Chris Dodd (D) John Edwards (D) Mike Gravel (D) Dennis Kucinich (D) Barack Obama (D) Bill...

Brooklyn, NY – Some in Muslim Community Unsure of Hanukkah Subway Hero

January 3, 2008 at 07:25 PM
Pinned News - January 3, 2008 Brooklyn, NY - The Muslim student who came to the aid of several young Jewish adults physically assaulted in an anti-Semitic attack while riding the New York City Q train during Chanukah, now battles Muslim ambivalence. Some in the Muslim community are unsure if his actions are consistent with Islam. According to the president of the Queens-based Tri-State Muslim...

Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY – Cops Looking for Robbery Suspect Who Slashed Woman

January 3, 2008 at 06:41 PM
Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY - Police are looking for a suspect who attacked a woman and then robbed her at a subway station.A 52-year-old woman was at the F subway station at 18th Avenue on Dec. 22, when cops say a man came up to her and cut her left hand with a meat cleaver and ran away with her pocketbook. The victim was taken to Maimonides Hospital in stable condition. Police say the suspect...

Clifton, NJ – Orthodox Jewish Hair Salons To Be Trained To Recognize Physical Abuse In Woman.

January 3, 2008 at 04:22 PM
Clifton, NJ - A family services agency in the New York City neighbourhoods of Washington Heights and Central Harlem has launched a three-year pilot project to partner with local hair salons and train stylists on how to identify cases of domestic abuse, as many woman go to hair stylise physical abuse can sometimes be visible. The Jewish Federation of Greater Clifton-Passaic's Jewish Family...

New York, NY – City Hall Reduces Parking Placards 20%

January 3, 2008 at 03:48 PM
New York, NY - City Hall's crackdown on government employee parking placards has arrived. Acknowledging the dissonance between his congestion mitigation efforts and City employees' flagrant parking abuse, Mayor Bloomberg today announced a reduction in the number of city government parking permits and new, more centralized procedures for the issuance of placards. 1) City agency will...

New York – Creative Entrepreneur Fights Menus-Under-Doors With DANGER Stickers.

January 3, 2008 at 02:48 PM
New York - Menu littering is a huge problem in New York City. The increasingly competitive takeout and delivery industry hires their delivery guys during off hours to foist menus under the doors of apartment dwellers. It is now routine to come home to a pile of duplicate menus on my door mat -- not only annoying but a total waste of paper. Moreover, buildings routinely get fined by the city's...

Brooklyn, NY +Child Bitten by Doberman+

January 3, 2008 at 02:46 PM
Brooklyn, NY +Child Bitten by Doberman+ NYPD ESU and Emergency Medical Services are all on the scene at 71 Ocean Parkway at Caton Place and East 8th Street for an unconsicous baby in traumatic arrest that has been bitten to the head by their Doberman pinscher after the baby touched the dog's paw.U/D: the eight-month-old child, Andrew Stein, who was under the care of his grandmother, was...

Randolph, MA – Strong Determination To Oust Board member Of School For Anti-Semitic Remarks.

January 3, 2008 at 02:07 PM
Randolph, MA - Organizers of an effort to remove Maureen Kenney from her seat on the board of selectmen say they are ready to collect the thousands of signatures needed to put a recall question on the ballot. Alan Gladstone, a spokesman for the Committee To Recall Maureen Kenney, said about 100 volunteers are ready to begin circulating the recall petitions as soon as they become available, which...

Brooklyn, NY – Store Manager Arrested for Beating Competitor

January 3, 2008 at 01:58 PM
Brooklyn, NY - NYPD of the 67th Pct have arrested a 27-year-old Flatbush shoe-store manager after beating up the boss from the competition store with a shoe during an argument over stealing architectural plans from each other.Yaniv Yohananov, clashed with the 42-year-old victim on Flatbush Avenue near Snyder Avenue. Police have arrested Yohananov and he was charged with assault and menacing...

New York, NY – Citibank Limits ATM Cash from Customers Own Accounts

January 3, 2008 at 01:39 PM
New York, NY - A jump in ATM fraud led Citibank to slash the maximum amount of cash available to customers from their accounts. The new cap on cash kicked out by the company's ATMs began after what Citibank called "isolated fraudulent activity" around the city. The bank, with 134 branches around town, would not say how many customers are affected or how much money is...

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