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Manhattan, NY – Landlord Pinnacle Selling 22 Buildings

January 30, 2008 at 11:23 PM
Manhattan, NY - An eviction-loving landlord is seeking to send a set of 22 apartment buildings into the hands of a new owner. The Pinnacle Group, led by Joel Weiner, is taking bids on a portfolio of 384 apartments on West 109th Street, a chunk of real estate that could fetch more than $70 million.Pinnacle, which owns a reported 21,000 apartments citywide, has become a symbol of the pressures of...

Ulyanovsk, Russia – Nine Teenagers Arrested for Drawing Swastikas on Jewish Centre

January 30, 2008 at 09:59 PM
Ulyanovsk, Russia - Nine adolescents were arrested for drawing swastikas on a Jewish cultural centre in Ulyanovsk -- in the Volga region. "Youths gathered in front of the centre drew swastikas and shouted anti-Semitic slogans", said Andrei Glotser, representative of Russia's Chief Rabbi Berl Lazar. A special department of the Federation of Jewish Communities, which...

New York – Obama Policy Adviser Provided Assistance To Terrorist Groups

January 30, 2008 at 09:47 PM
New York - A policy adviser to Sen. Barack Obama who has advocated negotiations with Hamas and providing international assistance to the terrorist group, is rasing serious concern to many jewish groups Israeli officials noted that Robert Malley, a principal Obama foreign policy adviser, has penned numerous opinion articles, many of them co-written with a former adviser to the late Palestinian...

Warsaw, Poland – Prosecutor to Start Investigation Into Priest Controversial Remarks

January 30, 2008 at 08:04 PM
Warsaw, Poland - A prosecutor will start an investigation into the controversial statements made last year by a priest, the founder of a Catholic radio station known for its anti-Semitic broadcasts. The decision to start an investigation, decided by a court in Torun, is a response to a complaint by a Polish Jewish organization against the anti-Semitic statements that were made by the...

New York – Jewish Communities Hail Gov. Spitzer For Signing Into Law Unwanted Fliers Bill.

January 30, 2008 at 07:11 PM
New York - New York City Council Member Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) applauded Governor Spitzer’s signing of legislation that will curb the distribution of unwanted menus and fliers in New York City. Governor Spitzer signed the legislation and the legislation will go into effect in 90 days. Felder is the primary sponsor of legislation in the City Council that would address the same...

Brooklyn, NY – Rats Flee City Exterminator Into Borough Hall

January 30, 2008 at 05:09 PM
Brooklyn, NY - New York City had to hire a private exterminator to take care of a rat infestation at Brooklyn Borough Hall.The rats escaped a city Parks Department extermination program by fleeing from large holes in parks near Borough Hall and heading for the facility, the NY Post reported.A spokesman for Borough President Marty Markowitz said the official believed the Parks Department did the...

Beijing, China – Citing Safety, Beijing Olympics Eateries Go Kosher

January 30, 2008 at 04:40 PM
Beijing, China - The capital's only Kosher restaurant opened 10 months ago, drawing the small Jewish expatriate community, tourists, curious Chinese and even a few Muslims. Business has been so good at Dini's Kosher Restaurant, that part-owner Lewis Sperber is talking about setting up a second branch closer to the Olympic venues in northern Beijing. Like many restaurateurs and bar owners...

Washington CH, OH – Student Accused of Compiling Hit List of Students, Jews and President Bush

January 30, 2008 at 04:30 PM
Washington CH, OH - A 15-year-old freshman at Miami Trace High School has been charged in Fayette County juvenile court after he compiled a "hit list" discovered in the school cafeteria. Marcello Garcia also has been suspended from the 800-student high school for 10 days and is receiving a professional mental-health evaluation. His "hit list" included the names of several...

Winnipeg, Canada – Doctors Receive New Guidelines on Life-Support Medical Treatment

January 30, 2008 at 02:50 PM
Winnipeg, Canada - Patients and their families will now also be a part of an official process deciding when to withdraw or withhold life-sustaining medical treatment. The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Manitoba unveiled the new process, but added doctors still have the final say when it comes to stopping treatment. The goal is to "minimize" conflicts between patients, families...

Washington – +Fed Cuts 1/2 Percent Rates.

January 30, 2008 at 02:28 PM
Washington - With fears of a recession growing, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates Wednesday by a half percent -- as was widely expected. The reduction comes just eight days after a three-quarter point emergency cut and amid new data showing that the economy nearly stalled in the fourth quarter...

Brooklyn, NY – Simcha Felder, Shock: I’ll Vote For Obama.

January 30, 2008 at 01:56 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Councilman Simcha Felder, a Brooklyn Democrat and likely 2009 comptroller candidate, was asked last night by Orthodox Jewish radio personality Nachum Segal who he will be voting for on Feb. 5 and his answer raised the eyebrows of at least one listener/DP reader. Felder said he's planning to vote for Barack Obama in "protest" to the racially-tinged tactics employed by Hillary...

New York – Rush Limbaugh: I Will Not Support McCain.

January 30, 2008 at 01:31 PM
New York - King of radio Talk show host Rush Limbaugh who had been leading a personal fight for years against Sen. John McCain, said today on his show that he will continue to fight against McCain even if he will be the Republican nominee, you can watch a clip of his show today...

Brooklyn, NY – Buildings Department: Contractors Should Use Caution Today Of High Winds

January 30, 2008 at 12:59 PM
Brooklyn, NY - One construction worker is dead and another injured after falling from scaffolding at a high-rise development in Brooklyn, fire department officials said. The accident happened around 10 a.m. at 525 Clinton Avenue in Fort Greene, fire officials said. Deputy Chief Joseph Woznica said the construction worker had been working on the 13th floor when are large gust of wind picked up...

New York, NY – Council Member To Propose Bill To Limit Homework

January 30, 2008 at 12:50 PM
New York, NY - The amount of homework public school teachers can give would be limited to ten minutes a grade a night under a new resolution being introduced to the City Council.That means first-graders would get 10 minutes a night; second-graders would get 20 minutes a night; third-grades 30 minutes, and so forth. "Kids deserve to be kids," the City Council Member introducing the...

Brooklyn, NY – Former Arabic Principal: I’ll Keep on Fighting

January 30, 2008 at 12:44 PM
Brooklyn, NY - The ousted former principal of the city's Arabic school packed a Blooklyn church, where she vowed to keep fighting for her old job."The [Department of Education] board members need to be held accountable," Debbie Almontaser tearfully told several hundred supporters in Park Slope.She resigned under pressure from the Khalil Gibran International Academy last summer after...

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