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Brooklyn, NY – NY State: Man Defrauded Albany Insurer

September 4, 2008 at 12:54 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A 60-year-old Brooklyn man who maintained that a workplace injury left him unable to stand, walk or drive has been arrested on charges that he fraudulently claimed $130,000 in lost wage benefits and medical expenses. L.. G......, of Flatbush Brooklyn, was arrested Aug. 27 by Investigator Jaclyn Oreshan of the New York State Insurance Department’s Frauds Bureau, assisted by...

Lansing, MI – Appeals Court Revokes Citizenship of Accused Nazi

September 4, 2008 at 12:31 PM
Lansing, MI - A federal appeals court has upheld a decision to revoke the U.S. citizenship of an 87-year-old Michigan man accused of shooting Jews as a member of a Nazi police unit. A judge ruled last year that John Kalymon of Troy was ineligible for citizenship because of his service to Nazi Germany. Kalymon was in the Nazi-operated Ukrainian Auxiliary Police during World War II. The...

Brooklyn, NY – Dov Hikind Keeps His Promise: Hires Respected Hasidic Ph.D. Benzion Twerski To Spearhead New Abuse Task Force

September 4, 2008 at 12:22 PM
Brooklyn, NY - “Molestors will not find sanctuary in our community any longer,” declared Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D- Brooklyn) in launching the Sexual Abuse Task Force. “A predator who exploits our children does not cease his victimization with one child. Left alone, without supervision and/or psychological intervention, a pedophile will continue to abuse children. The threat of being...

Tallahassee, FL – Court Rejects Voucher Amendment That Could Have Let Tax Dollars Go To Religious Schools

September 4, 2008 at 11:15 AM
Tallahassee, FL - Making a major change in this fall's elections, the Florida Supreme Court rejected three proposed constitutional amendments that would have cut property taxes and helped clear the way for taxpayer-funded school vouchers. Justices issued unanimous orders barring the controversial amendments from going onto the November ballot. The decisions came after a hearing in which...

Monsey, NY – Rabbi Horowitz: We Need More Leaders To Address Serious Issues, Spit Out Self Made “askanim” No Good Doers

September 4, 2008 at 10:18 AM
Monsey, NY - It is difficult to describe the sickening, gut-wrenching sensation I experience when I get phone calls from parents whose children were sexually abused or from adults who have carried the horrible scars of childhood abuse for decades, often shredding their relationships and ruining their lives. And, I am sad to report that those calls are getting more frequent as time goes...

Vinnitza, Ukraine – Old Airport To Be Renovated To Accommodate Flights To Uman

September 4, 2008 at 10:09 AM
Vinnitza, Ukraine — A recent development in the city of Vinnitza may produce some real benefits for visitors making a pilgrimage to another renowned Ukrainian city – Uman. As explained by Chief Rabbi of Vinnitza Shaul Horowitz, a Chabad Lubavitch emissary serving in the region, the ‘Gavrishovka’ airport in Vinnitza is being re-opened by the local government. Once renovations to the runway...

New York City – Driver Arrested For Rigging Plates To Beat Toll

September 4, 2008 at 09:56 AM
New York City - A Queens truck driver took a move from the magician's playbook, making his license plate seemingly disappear as he drove through a toll plaza without paying the $40 fee, the Port Authority said Wednesday. Orlando Payano's tractor-trailer had a cable running from the license plate to the dashboard cigarette lighter when PA police stopped it recently on the Staten Island side of...

Lakewood, NJ – Girls High Schools Canceled Until Every Teen Is Placed In A Classroom

September 4, 2008 at 08:29 AM
Lakewood, NJ - A 'Psak Halcha' given a few years ago by 'Gedolei Hador' from Israel by Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv and Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman, on the issue of schools and teens, has prompted that all Lakewood schools this year to delay the opening of the school year. At issue, is that 6 girls from the Lakewood community were not accepted for unspecified reasons in any of the many girls...

Queens, NY – Two Under Arrest for Theft of 8 Sefer Torahs

September 4, 2008 at 08:01 AM
Queens, NY - VIN News has learned that arrests has been made in connection [reported by VIN News] to the missing 8 sefer torahs from a synagogue in Kew Gardens, Queens. The theft of the eight torahs - worth up to $400,000 - from a the Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills, donated to the synagogue over the last 67 years, was discovered last month during a Saturday’s prayer services. NYPD of...

St Paul, MN – 30 Million Voters Watched VP Candidate Sarah Palin Electrifying Speech At The Convention

September 4, 2008 at 07:34 AM
St Paul, MN - A WEEK ago nobody had ever heard of her. Today she is the most talked-about woman in the world. And with good reason. Sarah Palin's sensational performance at the Republican Party Convention may turn out to be the tipping point of this rollercoaster American election. Obama fans hoping she would fluff her big night were in for a nasty shock. This speech has turned the...

Israel – Security Alert Issued to Israeli Airlines when Operating Overseas

September 4, 2008 at 07:20 AM
Israel - Fearing a Hizbullah attack and after a terrorist squad was spotted tracking an El Al flight crew in Toronto, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) has issued new orders to Israeli airline companies to take extra precautions when operating overseas. In a meeting with airline chiefs, representatives from the Shin Bet Security Division asked El Al Israel Airways, Arkia Israel Airlines...

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