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Kiryas Joel, NY – Public Safety Dir.: I Just Bought New Pair of Glasses, I did Not See Any Melee After Elections

June 6, 2008 at 05:05 PM
Kiryas Joel, NY - One side describes the post-election scene as a melee in which as many as 400 boys and young men shouted at departing poll watchers, pelted at least two women with eggs and shook the van of an attorney they revile. The other side scoffs at that description. In their account, the crowd size was closer to 150, no eggs were thrown and the noise that poll watchers heard was...

New York City – Wall Street Plunges Nealry 400 Points, As Oil Prices Tops New Records.

June 6, 2008 at 04:26 PM
New York City - Stocks tanked Friday, with the Dow industrials shedding 395 points, after oil prices spiked more than $11 a barrel and the May jobs report showed a big jump in the unemployment rate. According to early tallies, the Dow Jones industrial average (INDU) lost 395 points, its biggest one-day point loss since February of 2007, at the start of the subprime mortgage crisis. The selloff...

New York City – City’s Top Crane Inspector Arrested

June 6, 2008 at 04:11 PM
New York City - The city’s chief crane inspector was arrested Friday and charged with taking bribes to approve cranes under his review and for taking money from crane operators who sought to ensure that they would pass the required licensing exam, an official involved in the case said. The man, James Delayo, the acting chief inspector for cranes and derricks at the city Department of...

New York, NY – Grocers Milking New Yorkers

June 6, 2008 at 03:14 PM
New York, NY - New Yorkers are getting milked at supermarkets, bodegas and other grocery stores, the City Council said. A Council-commissioned survey of milk prices found that 86% of stores were charging more than is allowed under state law. "Milk is not a luxury, milk is a necessity for a healthy diet, especially for children," said Councilman Eric Gioia (D-Queens) who chairs the...

New York – A Kiddush Hashem? A Chilul Hashem! Lipa In Flammatory Interview: “My Mistake To Cancel BIGEVENT Concert”

June 6, 2008 at 02:33 PM
New York City - Lipa Schmeltzer in a combative interview with Menachem Toker. Declares: "If I knew the truth, the Big Event would not have been cancelled. Decision: "I'll perform at any event that three rabbonim allow." "There are activists who hide the truth from the rabbonim, which leads to a chilul Hashem," says towering Chasidic singer Lipa Schmeltzer in a unique interview with radio...

Borough Park, NY – DOT to Install Traffic Light at 16th and 55th

June 6, 2008 at 01:54 PM
Borough Park, NY - The Department of Transportation has announced that they listened to the concerns of the community and will be installing a traffic light at the intersection on 16th Avenue and 55th Street Work is scheduled to be completed by September 30, 2008. “I’m thrilled that the Department of Transportation has recognized the need to address safety issues at this intersection,”...

Manhattan, NY – Elderly Pedestrian Fatally Struck

June 6, 2008 at 01:21 PM
Manhattan, NY - NYPD Highway Accident Investigation division and NYPD of the 20th Pct are investigating an accident in front of 315 West 70th Street and West End Avenue where an elderly 92-year-old pedestrian was struck an killed when a Honda Pilot SUV hit him this morning while crossing West 70th Street. Chesed Shell Emes now at St. Lukes Hospital at West 114th Street working together with the...

Tuxedo, NY – NYS Thruway Traffic Alert

June 6, 2008 at 01:09 PM
Tuxedo, NY - A motor vehicle accident between a car and a tractor trailer with debris all over the northbound lanes of the New York State Thruway at MM 35 between Exit's 15A and 16 leaving only the left lane open. One patient with a head injury, Fire Department and EMS are responding...

New York – National Weather Service: Expect 100 Degrees For NYC This Saturday

June 6, 2008 at 12:00 PM
New York - Air conditioners across the tri-state area will likely get a workout over the next few days. Friday will be the last day of normal temperatures, as a warm front eases its way through the area. The advancing front will bring with it some light showers and storms but as the front pushes north, the skies will clear up setting the stage for the first heat wave of the season. Hot and...

Washington – FDA: Possible Risk From Dental Fillings

June 6, 2008 at 11:45 AM
Washington - The FDA has issued a warning of dental fillings with mercury. The amalgams may pose health risk to those with weakened immune system. Mercury is known to cause numerous serious diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, brain and kidney damage. Most of teeth fillings currently available are mercury based. Previously FDA did not have any reasonable basis that the...

New York City – Jewish Vegetarian Group Urges a Meatless Shabbas

June 6, 2008 at 11:04 AM
New York City - The Jewish Vegetarians of North America is urging synagogues and Jewish institutions to plan vegetarian-related events next weekend, which the organization has designated as the annual Vegetarian Shabbat. "At a time when there is an epidemic of diseases in the Jewish community and when animal-based agriculture contributes significantly to global warming, widening water...

Connecticut – Gov.: “Shocked To The Core”, As Callous Hartford Bystanders Ignore Mowed Down Man, Sparks International Outrage.VIDEO

June 6, 2008 at 10:58 AM
Connecticut - In Hartford, an elderly man is fighting for his life after a hit-and-run incident that was caught on tape. The incident happened on the early evening of May 30th. In an effort to get the public's help in finding the assailant, local police on Thursday June 5 released surveillance video that shows 78-year-old Angel Torres being struck by a car. the accident has sparked...

Stamford Hill, London – Rapist Who Fled Israel Caught While Changing Flat Tire

June 6, 2008 at 09:51 AM
Stamford Hill, London - N. S., 37, is understood to have been living in secret among the Charedi community of Stamford Hill, North London, since skipping the country two years ago. But he was recaptured this past Wednesday when his car had a puncture on the Westway stretch of the A40 in Ladbroke Grove, West London. Mr S., rumoured to be working as a driver in the London area and using a...

Shanghai, China – Jewish Refugee Database From WWII Opens To Public

June 6, 2008 at 09:22 AM
Shanghai, China - launched a Jewish refugee database today to record the history of Jewish refugees in Shanghai during World War II, Labor Daily reported today. The Israeli Consulate General and the government of Hongkou District, where most Jewish refugees lived during the period, jointly set up the project. Shanghai accepted about 30,000 Jews who escaped from Nazi-controlled Germany between...

North Miami Beach, FL – Mayor: My Door Always Open To The Jewish Community

June 6, 2008 at 09:05 AM
North Miami Beach, FL - More than 100 members of the North Miami Beach community gathered last night for a cocktail reception in support of Mayor Alverez who is running unopposed for a second term as Mayor of Miami-Dade in Florida. The event was hosted in the North Miami Beach home of Yehuda Kaploun a noted community leader and honorary Executive Vice President of the Moses and Aaron...

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