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Crown Heights, NY – NYPD Inspector At Crown Heights Tension, To Be Promoted And Transferred

June 25, 2008 at 09:47 PM
Crown Heights, NY - VIN News has confirmed with officials from the NYPD, that Deputy Inspector Frank Vega of the 71st Pct. who has been embroiled in the recent crown heights tension, that sparked protest from the community that he should resign, is being transferred to a different precinct, and he will also be getting a promotion to "Inspector"...

Postville, IA – Young Israel Rabbi: Modern Orthodox Jews A Bunch of Idiots For Boycotting Rubashkin

June 25, 2008 at 09:13 PM
Postville, IA - Fearing an onslaught of protestors, kosher meat giant Agriprocessors hastily changed a meeting planned for Tuesday afternoon in Midtown into a conference call. Agriprocessors’ attorney, Nathan Lewin, and the company’s newly hired compliance officer, former U.S. attorney Jim Martin, spoke to about 20 listeners who had been invited to participate. They included...

Lakewood, NJ – Car Donated to Charity Stolen

June 25, 2008 at 08:29 PM
Lakewood, NJ - Police are investigating the theft of a broken car from a nonprofit organization. Patrolman Jason Yahr responded to the Jewish Federation of Ocean County at 301 Madison Ave. to take a report of the theft from Danny Goldberg, executive director of the organization, Detective Steve Wexler said. Goldberg said the car was a 1989 Dodge Shadow which had a problem and would start...

Woodbury, NY – Northbound Thruway Shut Down Due to MVA

June 25, 2008 at 08:09 PM
Woodbury, NY - A motor vehicle accident on the northbound lanes of the New York State Thruway (I-87) Exit 16 at MM 45.0, involving a motorcycle with the operater of the motorcycle on the ground at this time with serious head injuries. New York State Police are on the scene closing down all northbound lanes, Fire Department and EMS are responding to the scene. Medivac on standby. U/D...

New York – ‘Kupat Ha’ir’ Rabbis As A Marketing Tool, Lends Credence, Truth To The Cynicism That Torah Scholars Are For Sale

June 25, 2008 at 06:56 PM
New York - It is not my usual practice to criticize organizations (and certainly not individuals) by name. However, organizations, by their very nature, must be open to public criticism, and when their practices are cause for serious concern it behooves us to raise and address these concerns so that we can make informed decisions. I have long been rubbed the wrong way by the way Kupat...

Winnipeg, Canada – Lawsuit of Samuel Golubchuk Against Hospital to Continue

June 25, 2008 at 04:45 PM
Winnipeg, Canada - Samuel Golubchuk's lawyer says a lawsuit commenced by the family prior to his death at Grace Hospital will proceed.   Neil Kravetsky says there are portions of the claim still alive. They involve claims for damages, breach of contract, assault and battery, and breach of various provisions of the charter and human rights legislation. But Kravetsky says the most important...

New York – Price Of Milk Continues To Soar

June 25, 2008 at 04:42 PM
New York - The state-controlled price for a gallon of milk in New York City will rise to $4.37 next Tuesday, state regulators said, in the wake of rising fuel costs and diminishing corn supplies. State agriculture authorities set the loose ceiling of milk prices, based on the cost of farm production. Individual stores can top the milk-price threshold - now at $3.93 a gallon - if they can...

Washington – Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged

June 25, 2008 at 03:47 PM
Washington - The Federal Reserve left its key short-term interest rate unchanged Wednesday at 2%, marking the first time in the nine months that it did not cut rates. The central bank also raised alarms about inflation. But experts said it is still unclear what the Fed will do with interest rates at its next meeting Aug. 5 and for the remainder of the year. The widely expected move...

Union, NJ – Chain Store First In Nation To Sell Bedbug Barrier Bedding Collection

June 25, 2008 at 03:44 PM
Union, NJ - On Wednesday, London Luxury, a New Rochelle, N.Y.-based home textile manufacturer, unveiled a bedbug-barrier bedding collection, which will be sold exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. stores nationwide. Bedbug infestations in the Big Apple have grown so dramatically over recent years that retailers see profits in offering items manufactured solely to combat the...

Washington – Breakthrough, FDA Approves Four-in-One Vaccine For Children

June 25, 2008 at 03:35 PM
Washington - The Food and Drug Administration has approved a GlaxoSmithKline vaccine that protects children against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and polio -- the first to protect against all four diseases in one shot, the company said. Drug companies often try to bring vaccines to market that protect children against more than one disease, lowering the number of shots needed during...

Detroit, MI – Chrysler To Turn Vehicles Into Wireless Hotspots

June 25, 2008 at 03:18 PM
Detroit, MI - People who buy Chrysler LLC vehicles next year will have the option of turning their cars and trucks into wireless Internet hotspots. The company plans to announce Thursday that the feature will be available as part of its "uconnect" system that will debut in most 2009 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep models. The wireless Internet will come as a dealer-installed option and will...

Ramapo, NY – NY Top Court: Rabbi Tendler Didn’t Violate Woman’s Rights

June 25, 2008 at 03:11 PM
Ramapo, NY - New York's top appeals court today dismissed a civil lawsuit accusing a prominent Ramapo rabbi of convincing a woman that she must have a relationship with him in order to find a husband and have children. Adina Marmelstein of Manhattan claimed Rabbi Mordechai Tendler seduced her into a relationship with him that lasted from November 2001 to May 2005. Tendler, 53, has denied...

London – Nazi Supporter Guilty of Terror Gets 16 Years

June 25, 2008 at 01:21 PM
London - A 31-year-old British man who kept explosives in his flat and intended to launch massive attacks on civilian targets was jailed for 16 years today. Martyn Gilleard, a fork-lift driver at a timber yard in East Yorkshire, northern England, was found guilty at Leeds Crown Court of preparing terrorist acts and collecting information for terrorism purposes. During a child pornography...

Israel – State Throws Out Daughter of Man Who Saved Ukrainian Jews

June 25, 2008 at 01:09 PM
Israel- 3 years of age, Pieter still vividly remembers being an eye-witness to the execution of a Jewish family Nazis found hiding with his neighbors back in Ukraine. The neighbors too were murdered for aiding the Jews. Mere days later, two Jewish boys – David and Buszia Schmeigel – entered the Senevich family’s backyard. Their mother, who had been deported to the camps, was able to...

Vilnius, Lithuania – Experts Checking if Building Constructed on Old Jewish Cemetery Site

June 25, 2008 at 01:02 PM
Vilnius, Lithuania - Israeli experts launched today a 10-day research project to determine if newly constructed offices and apartments sit on an old Jewish cemetery in Lithuania's capital, called the Jerusalem of Europe. Questions about the site's past have caused international controversy. Lithuanian Jews, who opposed the construction work, say the site was a 15th century cemetery. Developers...

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