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Brooklyn, NY – Congressman Ed Towns Meets With Williamsburgh Community

June 22, 2008 at 11:01 PM
Brooklyn NY - In a private meeting Congressman Ed Towns (D-NY 10th) met today with distinguished leaders of the Williamsburg community, to hear concerns of the jewish community, the meeting was led by Rabbi David Niederman CEO from UJO, The congrassman met at the house of Rabbi Zalaman Titeibaum grand Rabbi of Satmar of Williamsburg, he also met Rabbi Yaakov Chezkiah Greenwald Grand rabbi of...

Brooklyn, NY – Kids Assaulted in Crown Heights

June 22, 2008 at 08:16 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Hatzolah EMS responding the the 71st Pct Station House at New York Avenue and Empire Blvd for two kids that were assaulted and maced and are now in the station house. NYPD are questioning three perps from Troy and Montgomry regarding the assault on the boys. U/D: 08:31pm Hatzolah ambulance treating one of the victims and the other is RMA, NYPD have arrested one 12-year-old black...

Val-Morin, Quebec, Canada – Belz Hasidic Community Takes Town to Supreme Court over Zoning Laws at Summer Camp

June 22, 2008 at 06:19 PM
Val-Morin, Quebec, Canada - A Jewish community has taken a Laurentian village to the Supreme Court of Canada to fight town zoning bylaws that would force the community to stop using two of its cottages for a synagogue and school. The buildings that house the Hasidic congregation's place of worship and the school in Val-Morin, Que., are about 90 kilometres northwest of Montreal, and are on land...

Jerusalem, Israel – Edah HaChareidis Celebrates 30 Years of Independent School System

June 22, 2008 at 05:12 PM
Jerusalem, Israel - Some 20,000 boys aged eight to 13 will descend on the road leading to Jerusalem's Ramot neighborhood at midday on Monday to mark the 30th anniversary of an independent school system that refuses to accept funds from the State of Israel for ideological reasons. The boys will congregate at the Tamir wedding hall and then walk toward the adjacent Kiryat Sanz neighborhood. As...

Staten Island, NY- Congressional Candidate, MTA Board Member Dies In Sleep

June 22, 2008 at 04:51 PM
Staten Island, NY- Frank Powers Sr., the Kings County and Richmond County GOP candidate for the 13th Congressional District and expected replacement of Rep. Vito Fossella, apparently died in his sleep today, according to GOP Chairman Craig Eaton. Powers was 67, reported The Staten Island Advance. Powers, an MTA board member, was unanimously endorsed by the GOP less than a month ago to run for...

Miami Beach, FL – Four Indicted in Munitions Fraud

June 22, 2008 at 03:54 PM
Miami Beach, FL- Last year, the State Department e-mailed a young Miami Beach munitions dealer, telling him that he could not sell Chinese weaponry to the U.S. government to help supply allied forces in Afghanistan. But Efraim Diveroli, the 22-year-old president of AEY Inc., and three of his employees didn't take no for an answer. Instead, they conspired to defraud the federal government by...

New York City – United Airlines To Require Minimum Stays

June 22, 2008 at 02:55 PM
New York City - United Airlines said Friday it will start requiring minimum stays for nearly all domestic coach seats beginning in October. It is also raising its cheapest fares by as much as $90 one-way. The second-largest U.S. carrier said the moves are among a number of changes, including flight and job cutbacks, it is making to combat record high fuel prices. The new rules are bound to...

Manhattan, NY – FDR Drive Closed Due To Haz-Mat Spill

June 22, 2008 at 02:50 PM
Manhattan, NY - The southbound lanes of the FDR drive are closed at 96th Street due to a tractor trailer that was carrying train batteries and struck and is wedged under the Gracey Mansion tunnel at East 86th Street, report that battery fluid is leaking. NYPD ESU, FDNY Haz-Mat-1 and Purple K units are all responding to the scene. DOT also responding. Traffic is backed up all the way to the...

Trenton, NJ – State Weighs Tax Breaks For Private Schools

June 22, 2008 at 02:48 PM
Trenton, NJ - As New Jersey struggles to improve its poor, urban schools, the liberal-leaning state is considering government-backed scholarships to help pay for children to attend private schools. Lawmakers are considering a variation of voucher programs for students attending some of its poorest schools, mostly in bigger cities. "We cannot continue to look at things the way we have in the past...

Brooklyn, NY – ‘Hatzalah’ Honored By Elected Officials, Community Leaders As Vital Organization To NYC

June 22, 2008 at 02:29 PM
Brooklyn, NY - New York State Senator Eric Adams (D, Brooklyn) and other elected officials met this morning with leaders of the Hasidic Jewish community to recognize and honor the Crown Heights and Borough Park branches of the volunteer EMS organization Hatzalah Senator Adams stated: “It is my great pleasure to pay homage to two superlative branches of the volunteer group Hatzalah. In the...

Seminole , FL – Jewish Man Secures Honor for Catholic Teen Who saved His Life In WWII

June 22, 2008 at 02:02 PM
Seminole , FL - It took Jerry Rawicki 60 years to find the man who saved his life. When he did, his rescuer was already dead. But Rawicki, now a retired optician living in Seminole, persevered with the rest of his quest. He wanted to properly honor Janusz Rybakiewicz, the Polish Catholic teenager who befriended him and gave him a chance at life denied millions of other European Jews. The...

New York – Raising a Child with Bipolar Disorder

June 22, 2008 at 01:35 PM
New York - A chemical imbalance in the brain that cause severe mood swings, combinations of mania with depression, thoughts of grandiosity. Bipolar disorder is different in children than adults. When an adult with bipolar becomes manic, they will generally do things like go on shopping sprees and get themselves into loads of debt, or write hundreds of pages of manuscript that make no sense...

Washington Heights, NY – The Construction Sound and the Furious

June 22, 2008 at 01:09 PM
Washington Heights, NY - Naomi Firstman, a nurse, lives in an apartment building on the corner of 184th Street and Bennett Avenue. Or at least that’s where she gets her mail. Lately, she has been sleeping at a friend’s apartment a few blocks away. Her own apartment, she said, has been rendered virtually uninhabitable by construction noise, and she isn't talking about familiar New York sounds...

New York – Paterson Orders Bureaucracy Fix Faced by Medicaid Patients For Wheelchair Repairs

June 22, 2008 at 01:08 PM
New York - After a Bronx girl was stranded in her apartment for a month while her wheelchair was repaired, Gov. Paterson is implementing new policies to make sure it doesn't happen again. Paterson directed the state Health Department to create new standards for cutting the bureaucracy faced by Medicaid patients who need wheelchair repairs. "Delays that keep people captive in their homes are...

New York City – Tourist Helicopter Rides Are Set to Be Phased Out

June 22, 2008 at 01:06 PM
New York City - The uproar over the noisy comings and goings of sightseeing helicopters along the West Side of Manhattan has finally led to a plan to eliminate them. Air Pegasus, the operator of the heliport at the west end of 30th Street, has agreed to start phasing out tourist flights next year and to stop them altogether in 2010, according to a draft of an agreement that needs the approval...

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