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Queens, NY – Move Against Bloomberg’s Garbage Depot

May 23, 2009 at 11:49 PM
Queens, NY - Congress is moving against Mayor Bloomberg's plan to build a trash transfer station in Queens that critics say would draw a dangerous number of birds to La Guardia Airport. The transfer station planned for College Point would go up about 2,000 feet from La Guardia Runway 13-31. Federal Aviation Administration guidelines usually require trash transfer stations to be at least 10,000...

New York – Google’s Camera Car May Cross Your Path

May 23, 2009 at 11:16 PM
New York - Smile, New York - it's time for your close-up. In the past few days, a gray four-door sedan with 360-degree panoramic cameras on its roof has been roaming the city's streets, photographing sidewalks and buildings. It is on a mission for Google, creating a virtual streetscape for Street View, a feature of the Google Maps Web site. The Google car has gained near-mythic status, in...

Jerusalem – Israeli Minister: The U.S. Will Not Dictate Our Policy

May 23, 2009 at 11:12 PM
Jerusalem - Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya'alon spoke to Channel 2 on Saturday about the meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama, held earlier this week, saying that Israel's government will not allow the U.S. to dictate its policy, and that "settlement construction will not be halted." "Settlements are not the reason that the peace process is...

London – Jewish Centre Bans Kabbalah Event

May 23, 2009 at 11:08 PM
London - The London Jewish Cultural Centre has cancelled an event booking by the controversial Kabbalah Centre. Fliers advertised a session on “love and relationships” taught by Eitan Yardeni, spiritual mentor of the centre’s most famous supporter Madonna, and his wife Sarah. But LJCC chief executive Trudy Gold said: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, the space is no longer available...

New York – Mayor Bloomberg To Appear On Zev Brenner Radio Show

May 23, 2009 at 10:59 PM
New York - NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg will be a special guest tonight Motzi Shabbas on Talkline Radio with Zev Brenner to discuss the Riverdale terrorist incident. The mayor will appear around 12:30 AM. You can listen live online at http://talklinecommunications.com/ or WMCA 570 AM...

Washington – Terrorists’ Fill Web Chatter How to Get it Right Next Time

May 23, 2009 at 10:25 PM
Washington - Jihadis are buzzing about how to get it right next time in the wake of the arrests of four homegrown terror suspects trying to bomb Jewish synagogues in the Bronx. The Internet is thick with Web sites catering to private chats among Osama Bin Laden's admirers and like-minded thugs, where news of the New York City arrests stemming from an FBI informant's involvement in the plot...

South Hampton, NY – Former Mayor Giuliani Harrassed By Crazed Attacker

May 23, 2009 at 10:14 PM
South Hampton, NY - Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani didn't blink today when a surly passer-by threatened to knock his lights out as Rudy strolled with wife Judi in the Hamptons, challenging the wacko to "do it!" A "slim, well-dressed man" came charging out of nowhere and began ranting at the happy couple as they left an arts fair in Bridgehampton at 1:30 p.m., according to patrons sitting outside...

Argentina – Catholic Who Saved Jews From Holocaust Dies

May 23, 2009 at 10:07 PM
Argentina - A Polish Catholic woman who served with the underground Polish army and saved a Jewish family from the Holocaust has died in Argentina at age 87. Janina "Juana" Klein Dylag died Tuesday. She and her husband had emigrated to Argentina in 1948. Klein Dylag, along with her husband, was a member of the underground Polish army with the rank of sergeant major. Thanks to her actions...

Yemen – Israeli Officials Angry at Agency for Bringing Yemeni Jews to Monsey, NY

May 23, 2009 at 10:02 PM
Yemen - Officials in Israel and the Jewish Agency are angered at the coming move of more than 100 Yemenite Jews, almost half of the remaining community in that country, to the United States. The American Jewish community umbrella organization, the UJC, is spearheading efforts to raise funds for the resettlement of 113 Yemenite Jews to haredi neighborhoods in Monsey, New York. "Several recent...

Albany, NY – 13,000 New Yorkers May Qualify for a $6,000 Tax Refund

May 23, 2009 at 09:48 PM
Albany, NY - Nearly 13,000 New Yorkers will be getting some good news in coming weeks in the form of amended tax returns which may make them eligible for a refund. The source is the Earned Income Credit, available to low and moderate income filers. Under this federal and state program, people can in some cases get refunds even if they owed no taxes. The trouble is, not everyone is aware of the...

Charleston, SC – Police Arrested 2 for Vandalizing South’s Oldest Jewish Cemetery

May 23, 2009 at 09:37 PM
Charleston, SC - Two downtown Charleston roommates have been arrested and accused of vandalizing the Coming Street Cemetery, the South's oldest Jewish burial ground. Christopher C. Gersie, 24, and Ross Todd, 18, both of Coming Street, are charged with vandalizing 30-40 graves, according to the Charleston County Detention Center. Police Investigator Robert Feeters found a witness who helped him...

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