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New York, NY – Patient Suing for Mistakenly Getting HIV Medication from Hospital

January 9, 2008 at 11:38 PM
New York, NY - A liver transplant patient is suing, in Manhattan's state Supreme Court, the NYU Medical Center for $2 million, claiming the hospital's pharmacy gave him medicine for HIV, when he tried to fill a prescription for hepatitis C. Gregory Rossini, 56, claims that taking the wrong medication caused his hepatitis condition to worsen. Besides chills, dizziness, fever and loss of...

Lakewood, NJ +Working Apartment Fire

January 9, 2008 at 09:56 PM
Lakewood, NJ +Working Apartment Fire+ Hatzolah and Fire Department are all on the scene on 8th Street and Madison Avenue for a working fire inside an apartment at location. Lakewood Police Department on the scene shutting down Route 9 at this time. U/D: 22:09 Fire has been knocked down and primary searches are all negative secondary searches are on the way. U/D: The Daas Kedoshim Synagogue on...

Toronto, Canada – Passengers Fall Ill on Flight from Tel Aviv

January 9, 2008 at 09:10 PM
Toronto, Canada - More than 75 passengers returning from Tel Aviv were detained for a number of hours at Pearson airport last night after a few fell ill aboard the flight. The plane, Air Canada flight 085 from Tel Aviv, landed just after 9 p.m. Tuesday carrying 201 passengers. Health officials who met the passengers on the ground determined later they were suffering with acute gastroenteritis...

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +Missing Person+

January 9, 2008 at 09:04 PM
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +Missing Person+ Williamsburg Shomrim Patrol are requesting anyones help for a missing person going by the name of Berl Lerner. Aided is a 60-year-old 6'2" white male with white shirt and wearing glass, who is missing since this morning and is in desperate need of medication, anyone with any info immediately call the Williamsburg Shomrim Patrol Hot-Line at...

New York, NY – Council to Mandate Plastic Bag Recycling

January 9, 2008 at 08:53 PM
New York, NY - In a bid to curb nearly 1 billion plastic bags used by NYC consumers annually, the city's council passed a bill today requiring large stores to set up recycling programs. The bill, which will likely be approved by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, also requires stores that occupy at least 5,000 square feet to make recycled bags available and to use bags printed with a pro-recycling...

Israel – Spy Handler In Jonathan Pollard Case Meets With Bush

January 9, 2008 at 08:31 PM
Israel - An Israeli minister barred from entering the United States over his role in a high-profile spy case has attended a dinner with President George W. Bush during his stay in Jerusalem. "Pensioners Affairs Minister Rafi Eitan has been invited to a dinner organised by the Israeli prime minister and other members of the government in honour of the US president," said Eitan's spokeswoman Ela...

Nairobi, Kenya – Kenya’s small Jewish community unscathed by violence

January 9, 2008 at 07:16 PM
Nairobi, Kenya - While the Jews of Kenya seem unscathed by the country's political crisis, Jewish nongovernmental agencies that work there and elsewhere in Africa are bracing for the long-term effects of the sudden outbreak of violence. Inter-ethnic violence erupted Dec. 27 after the incumbent president, Mwai Kibaki, declared himself the winner of the country's presidential election amid...

New York, NY – School System to Stop Paying for Disabled Student’s Education

January 9, 2008 at 05:10 PM
New York, NY - A federal appeals court has ruled that the city's school system does not have to continue paying for the education of a disabled woman.A three-judge panel in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed the decision of a lower court that would have allowed Alba Somoza to remain in a tailored education program.The 24-year-old Somoza has cerebral palsy, is quadriplegic and...

New York, NY – City Has First Baby Boom In 2 Decades

January 9, 2008 at 04:47 PM
New York, NY - After two decades, New York City's birth rate finally registered some growth. According to city Deputy Health Commissioner Lorna Thorpe, 125,506 children were born in 2006, more than 3,000 babies compared to 122,725 infants born in 2005.New York City residents are happy with the growing number of children born, but the city average of 2.3 percent birth growth rate is slightly...

Israel – Historic Visit by President George Bush

January 9, 2008 at 04:43 PM
Israel - The following is a slideshow of images from today, of President Bush's historic visit to Israel to press for peace in the battle-ridden Middle East: ...

Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY – Perp Arested for Road-Rage after Beating Driver with Pipe

January 9, 2008 at 03:00 PM
Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY - A motorist brutally beat another driver with a metal pipe in a Boro Park road-rage incident.Moses Stern, 60, was driving on 12th Avenue at 48th Street when he tried to pass the victim's car, which was blocking him. Since he could not pass, a furious Stern jumped out of his vehicle and started yelling at the victim.Stern then grabbed a pipe and repeatedly whacked...

New York, NY – Subway Opening Kosher Location in City

January 9, 2008 at 02:55 PM
New York, NY - While kosher-keeping Manhattanites have never been able to "have it their way" at Burger King, they¹ll soon be able to "eat fresh" at Subway with the introduction of the sandwich chain's first glatt kosher location in the borough. The shop, which is expected to open on Water Street later this month (though delays may push it off further into the first quarter of 2008), promises...

Val-David, Canada +Suspicious Fire Again in Hasidic Resort Area+

January 9, 2008 at 02:55 PM
Val-David, Canada - Fire Department responded to another suspicious fire in the resort area north of Montreal that seemed to target the summer homes owned by the Hasidic community.In June of 2007, Val-David Mayor Pierre Lapointe said he called in extra patrollers to look out for any unusual activity. "I think everybody agreed in the end, to enhance the police protection would be more than...

New Jersey – Transplant Bill Raises Conflicts Among Orthodox.

January 9, 2008 at 02:50 PM
New Jersey - A bill that would require New Jersey driver’s license applicants to declare whether they wish to become organ donors is triggering a debate in some sectors of the Jewish community. At issue is whether a proposed state law aimed at saving lives might conflict with Halacha — Jewish law –– which prohibits taking one person’s life in order to save another’s. Mix in the...

Venice, Italy – Court OK’s Boaz Yonah Extradition

January 9, 2008 at 01:18 PM
Venice, Italy - A court ruled today that Boaz Yonah, the escaped CEO of failed real estate developer Heftziba, will be extradited to Israel.The court accepted Israel's formal request to extradite Yonah, a request which was conveyed by Israel's Ministry of Justice three months ago.If the extradition process is carried out as planned, Yonah will arrive in Israel in a few months' time...

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