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Monsey, NY – Town supervisor to Convey Urgent Meeting on The Disrespect By Police Officer Of Frum Woman, Photos Destroyed

June 19, 2008 at 11:12 PM
Monsey, NY - An orthodox woman was arrested by Ramapo PD today for unspecified charges, and was told by the officer to remove her wig for photos booking, and was handled very inappropriately. The Monsey Jewish community is outraged and furious that the male ramapo officers In a blatant disrespect to this sensitive issue as the woman begged the officer to understand that by doing so is a...

Toronto, Canada – Report: Hezbollah May Attack Canadian Jews

June 19, 2008 at 09:53 PM
Toronto, Canada - Disturbing "chatter" picked up by intelligence agencies about attacks against Jewish targets by Canadian-linked supporters of Hezbollah has prompted an alert to Canada's Jewish community urging added caution. Anti-terrorism officials, however, are officially downplaying the startling report. The report from ABC News said that "Suspected Hezbollah operatives have conducted...

Seattle, WA – New Trial Set for Jewish Federation Attacker

June 19, 2008 at 08:54 PM
Seattle, WA - Accused Jewish Federation attacker Naveed Haq will be retried starting Sept. 22 for the 2006 shooting spree that killed one woman and wounded five others. King County Superior Court Judge Paris Kallas made the trial date decision today, after listening to extended testimony from Haq's defense team and prosecutors. Defense attorneys were asking for the trial to be delayed until...

New York City – Community Warned To Keep Eye On Belongings At Simchas, Woman Robbed At Wedding Hall

June 19, 2008 at 08:02 PM
New York City - Never leave your personal belongings unattended, even in a familiar neighborhood, thats the message from a woman who was recently at a family simchah, in a wedding hall in Borough Park, she said, when somebody realized that the Blackberry she had put down in a corner was missing. The woman figured that it had been misplaced and didn’t make a big deal of it. Later, when some of...

New York, NY – Rent-Stabilized Apartments Get Rent Hikes

June 19, 2008 at 07:10 PM
New York, NY - New rent increases are on the way for New York City over the next two years. The New York Rent Guidlines Board increases NYC rents by 4.5 percent for all one year leases and 8.5 percent for all two year leases. The minimum increase for one-year rent-stabilized leases is $45, and $85 for two-year rent-stabilized leases. There are about one million apartments in New York City-...

New York City – Bill Passed Authorizes Traffic Agents To Enforce “block the box” Violators

June 19, 2008 at 06:52 PM
New York City - City and state officials are looking to up the ante on drivers who sit the middle of an intersection. It's already illegal to "block the box" –- but currently, only police officers are allowed to hand out tickets. However, today the State Senate and Assembly passed legislation that increases enforcement by giving traffic enforcement agents the right to ticket drivers, as...

Israel – VIDEO: Hamas TV Shows How to Abduct An Israeli Soldier

June 19, 2008 at 05:18 PM
Israel - A Hamas video broadcast on the militant group's Al-Aqsa television station includes a simulated abduction of an Israel Defense Forces soldier. The video, which was released online by Palestinian Media Watch, shows the explosion of a mock IDF tank, after which Hamas fighters practice snatching a soldier from inside the tank and escape. ...

Sao Paulo, Brazil – Psychotic Rabbi Chen to Fight Extradition From Brazil

June 19, 2008 at 05:14 PM
Sao Paulo, Brazil - The sicko Rabbi' Elior Chen, who is accused of being responsible for the abuse of two young boys in Jerusalem, announced on Thursday that he would not turn himself over to Israeli authorities. His lawyer, Ariel Atari, traveled to Brazil for a week-long visit to confer with Chen. Atari confirmed his client has retained a team of local attorneys to combat his extradition...

New York – Low-Cost Insurance Backed for NY Emergency Volunteers

June 19, 2008 at 04:45 PM
New York - New York lawmakers have approved legislation to extend low-cost health insurance to volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers. The law's sponsors say allowing volunteer companies to access the health insurance plans offered to municipal employees will lower coverage costs for members, especially those providing needed service in rural areas and suburbs. The measure, under...

Brooklyn, NY – Indictment of Engineer Who Caused Fraudulent Plans To Be Filed With Dept. of Buildings

June 19, 2008 at 04:38 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes and Department of Investigation Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn today announced the indictment of A. H. for causing fraudulent plans to be filed with the Department of Buildings in connection with an application for permits to excavate at 791-793 Glenmore Ave, a job site where a building collapse would later kill a laborer. Mr. H....

Washington – Astonishing, Senate Bill Requires eBay, Amazon, Google, Paypal, To Report Transactions

June 19, 2008 at 04:19 PM
Washington - Hidden deep in Senator Christopher Dodd's 630-page Senate housing legislation is a sweeping provision that affects the privacy and operation of nearly all of America’s small businesses. The provision, which was added by the bill's managers without debate this week, would require the nation's payment systems to track, aggregate, and report information on nearly every electronic...

New York City – AG Cuomo: M.T.A. Free EZ Pass An Outrage I Will Take Legal Action

June 19, 2008 at 04:01 PM
New York City - An effort by some Metropolitan Transportation Authority board members to maintain a free but unpopular perk — free E-ZPass tags and free travel on subways, buses and commuter railroads — has drawn an unusually angry denunciation from Gov. David A. Paterson this morning. The governor said in a statement: According to published reports, some members of the M.T.A. board...

Falls Church, VA – Family Complains of Water Pipe Damage at Grave

June 19, 2008 at 03:49 PM
Falls Church, VA - Repeated instances of flooding at King David National Memorial Park, a Jewish cemetery owned and operated by the National Funeral Home on Rt. 29, has not only inundated headstones, but has drawn the ire of those with loved ones buried there as numerous complaints have gone ignored. When Phyllis Schwartz’s mother passed away, deteriorating conditions around the grave became...

New York – Clinton Loses, Ichud Hatzalah Of Israel Wins

June 19, 2008 at 02:49 PM
New York - An industry-leading Jewish New York lawyer, not to mention a multi-millionaire as well, [wants to remain anonymous] made a friendly bet in recent months with his law-firm partner over who would win the Democratic presidential primary—Sen. Hillary Clinton or Sen. Barack Obama. The loser would have to contribute $10,000 to a Jewish organization of his choosing. While the partner...

Bensalem, PA – Nazi Symbols Painted on Jewish Owned Business

June 19, 2008 at 01:41 PM
Bensalem, PA - Multiple Nazi swastikas were spray painted on the front and side doors of the Pak-It business on Adams Road, the owner said. The business's owner, Bruce Blatt, who is Jewish, said he had no idea whether the graffiti was a simple act of vandalism or meant as a hate crime. “I don't know who is doing this or why they did it,” Blatt said. “I really can't come up with any...

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