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Postville, IA – Workers: Problems Persist at Agriprocessors

June 29, 2008 at 07:07 PM
Postville, IA - Workers say that Agriprocessors in Postville has done little to improve the safety and welfare of its workers since the plant was raided in May. More than a dozen current and former employees reported last week that poor working conditions persist at the plant. Low pay and high turnover are common at the nation's largest kosher meat-processing plant. Agriprocessors also...

Monsey, NY – Bear on the Loose

June 29, 2008 at 06:53 PM
Rockland County, Monsey, NY - Ramapo Police, Monsey Hatzolah and Chaverim are on the scene on Main Street and Maple Road for a wild bear running through the area. Requesting additional units to respond to the scene. Area cordoned off, Sheriffs assisting. U/D: 8:52pm DEC PD are on location with local PD and Chaverim @ Joshua Ct. & Rt. 59 waiting to tranquilize the bear. ...

Ukraine – Jews Reject Transfer of Control of Babi Yar Memorial

June 29, 2008 at 05:34 PM
Ukraine - Jewish leaders are disputing the government’s decision to transfer control of the Babi Yar Memorial Complex to a state institute. The JTA is reporting that Ukraine Cabinet of Ministers voted June 25 to transfer control of the complex of memorials at the Babi Yar ravine outside Kiev to the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory. The memorials commemorate victims of World War II and...

Washington – Sen. Lieberman: U.S. May Be Attacked In 2009

June 29, 2008 at 04:29 PM
Washington - In describing the reasons he believes the Republicans' presumptive nominee for president would be better prepared than the Democrats' to lead the nation next January, Sen. Joe Lieberman said that history shows the United States would likely face a terrorist attack in 2009. "Our enemies will test the new president early," Lieberman, I-Conn., told Face The Nation host Bob Schieffer...

Williamsville, NY – Oldest Person in New York, Celebrates 113th Birthday

June 29, 2008 at 04:09 PM
Williamsville, NY - Pat Thomas has lived during three different centuries, and she has been a gardener with attitude for most of that time. Born in 1895, Thomas is the sixth oldest person in the United States and the eighth oldest in the world, according to the Verified Living List of the Gerontology Research Group, a collaboration of scientists, physicians and engineers dedicated to studying...

New York City – Washington Post: NYPD Officers Framed Story That Led To Arrests

June 29, 2008 at 01:49 PM
New York City - A team of New York Police Department narcotics officers are under investigation for falsely arresting two brothers and two other men in January, claiming they were selling drugs in an Elmhurst. New surveillance video obtained last week by defense attorneys does not show any evidence the men sold cocaine or any other drugs to undercover police in the club, authorities said. The...

New York – The Camera That Knows Where It Is

June 29, 2008 at 01:10 PM
New York - The Eye-Fi Share card. Is a 2-gigabyte memory card ($100), compatible with most digital cameras, with a twist: it has Wi-Fi networking built in. Each time you bring your camera home to your wireless network, it transmits your photos back to the computer, automatically and wirelessly. It can also upload them to Flickr, Picasa or another online photo-gallery site, automatically and...

New York, NY – Williamsburg Deemed Second Noisiest Neighborhood

June 29, 2008 at 12:59 PM
New York, NY - A study published today found that Hamilton Heights, Manhattan is the city neighborhood with the most noise complaints. According to the Daily News, the upper Manhattan neighborhood is the noisiest in the city with nearly 5,700 noise complaints to 311. Statistics date from July 1, 2007, when the city introduced a tough new noise code that covered more noisemakers and raised...

Rockland County, NY – Judge: Journal News Web Site Must Indentify Anonymous Posters

June 29, 2008 at 11:59 AM
Rockland County, NY - The Journal News will have to turn over the identities of anonymous Web-site posters who may have slandered an ex-congressman on the newspaper's Web site, according to attorneys involved in the case. Westchester County Judge Rory Bellantoni will issue an order to LoHud.com to release information to identify "SAVE10543," "hadenough," and "aoxomoxoa" for comments they made...

Kiryas Joel, NY – Health Center Evacuated Due To Chemical Spill

June 29, 2008 at 11:57 AM
Orange County, Kiryas Joel, NY - KJFD on the scene at 49 Forest Road at the Kiryas Joel Ezras Cholim Health Center for a hazardous chemical that was used by mistake for the cleaning of the AC system. Building is being evacuated at this time. KJ Hatzolah EMS treating eight patients that feel dizzy at this time. All four ambulances are on the scene, M/A Monroe Fire Department with Engine and...

New York City – NYU Awarded $4.96 Million Grant from Jim Joseph Foundation For Jewish Education

June 29, 2008 at 11:41 AM
New York City - New York University will receive a grant of $4.96 million over six years for scholarships to support masters and doctoral students in Jewish education. The grant was awarded by the Jim Joseph Foundation, addressing a need to invest in training the next generation of Jewish educational leaders. NYU's program in education and Jewish studies prepares researchers and practitioners for...

West Hanover Twp, PA – State Police Investigating Inaction Of Officer That Led To Death Of Jewish Man

June 29, 2008 at 11:19 AM
West Hanover Twp, PA - Yaffa Brautigam claims a state trooper's inaction made her a widow. She said the officer should have realized her husband, Chaim, was gravely ill and called an ambulance when he responded to a call at her Franklin County home March 14. Instead, she alleged, the trooper left her three sons with their semiconscious father, who died days later of bacterial meningitis...

New York City – Governor Paterson Intervenes in Con Edison Talks

June 29, 2008 at 10:05 AM
New York City - Con Edison workers came to work on Sunday after agreeing to a 72-hour hiatus in contract negotiations shortly before their midnight strike deadline. Governor David Paterson stepped in shortly before midnight and got the utility and the union representing 9,000 workers to agree to a 72-hour "cooling off period." A gubernatorial spokesman says talks will resume Tuesday at 9...

New York City – City Agencies More Effective With New Wireless Network

June 29, 2008 at 09:39 AM
New York City - Rigor mortis had set in by the time Joseph Mauro, a supervisor with the Department of Sanitation, drove by a dead opossum on Park Drive East in the Kew Gardens Hills section of Queens. Checking a map on the computer mounted on his dashboard, Mr. Mauro located a garbage truck a block away, and within a few minutes its two-person crew had scooped the opossum into the...

Goa, India – Antique Piano Ad Leads Police to Nazi Colonel Fugitive For 50 Years

June 29, 2008 at 08:36 AM
Goa, India - He had placed an advertisement in an English daily in Goa saying that he had an 18th century piano to sell. But 88-yearold Johann Bach never imagined that the advertisement would give away so much of his past that he had so long successfully concealed. A Colonel in the Waffen SS (Schutzstaffel), Johann Bach had a role in the extermination, in 1942, of 12,000 Jews at the Marsha...

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