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Manhattan, NY – Autistic Boy Keeps His Dog

May 8, 2009 at 05:51 PM
Manhattan, NY - The owners of the posh upper East Side high-rise have agreed to let 11-year-old Aaron Schein share his apartment with a pooch that doctors say will help him cope with an autistic disorder known as Asperger's syndrome. The settlement ends a two-year standoff between Aaron's parents - hedge found manager Mark Schein and Bronx prosecutor Maria Mostajo - and owners of the E 71st St...

Moscow – Russia Moves to Ban Criticism of WWII Win

May 8, 2009 at 05:50 PM
Moscow - For the past two weeks, posters celebrating the Soviet triumph in World War II have been taped to the windows of every store in Russia, proudly displaying the date "9 May" and the orange and black striped ribbon of victory. Red banners have been draped across the fronts of apartment buildings all along the central Moscow parade route. And in the lead-up to the country's annual Victory...

New York – Father Sentenced to 30 Years For Abuse of Daughter

May 8, 2009 at 05:44 PM
New York - A man was sentenced today to 30 years in prison for taking his daughter out of the country to abuse her. IW, 59 represented himself during a weeklong trial in March in federal court in Brooklyn. W. today told the court that he really didn't want represent himself, but felt he had no choice because the two attorneys supplied to him were not satisfactory. He has 10 days to...

New York – Wall Street: Extending a Two-Month Rally

May 8, 2009 at 04:31 PM
New York - Stocks surged Friday, extending the two-month rally, after a government report showed employers cut fewer jobs than expected last month. The release of the long-awaited bank stress test results also gave the market a boost. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 164 points, or 2%. The S&P 500 index rose 22 points, or 2.4%. The Nasdaq composite added 23 points, or 1.3%. The...

Manhattan, NY – White House Aide Loses Job Over Manhattan Flyover Fiasco Involving Air Force One

May 8, 2009 at 04:26 PM
Manhattan, NY - The White House aide who authorized the controversial Air Force One photo-op flight last week around the Statue of Liberty is out of a job. President Obama has accepted the resignation of Louis Caldera, the director of the White House Military Office, the Daily News learned Friday. A secretary of the Army in the Clinton administration, Caldera took the fall for the public...

Brooklyn, NY – Felder: Homeowners Should Lookout for Foreclosure Scammers

May 8, 2009 at 04:16 PM
Brooklyn, NY – Councilman Simcha Felder (D - Brooklyn) urges New York’s anxious homeowners to be on the lookout for home foreclosure rescue scams. Scammers posing as mortgage and foreclosure “consultants” are offering to pay mortgages and rent homes back to the owner without contacting the lender. Often the homeowner is asked to sign over the deed to their property to the scammer...

Ohio – U.S. Immigration Asks Demjanjuk To Surrender

May 8, 2009 at 04:08 PM
Ohio - According to the Associated Press, U.S. immigration agents have served suspected Nazi guard John Demjanjuk notice to surrender. ...

Washington – Virginia Congressman: Indecent Radio Ads Should Be Banned

May 8, 2009 at 03:24 PM
Washington - Representative Jim Moran (D-VA) has introduced a bill, H.R. 2175, which would prohibit Indecent ads from airing on broadcast TV and radio between 6 am and 10 pm. He believes the ads are indecent, have become “an intrusion into our daily lives,” and should be restricted to times when they are less likely to wreak havoc on American youth. "some advertisements is an intrusion...

Jerusalem – Belz and Gerrer Rebbes Featuring VIP Shabbosim to Major Donors

May 8, 2009 at 01:57 PM
Jerusalem - The chareidi community in Israel, which depends on a lifeline of donations from abroad, has come up with creative ideas during these days of economic distress. This coming week, thirty gvirim from Israel and abroad will spent a VIP Shabbos with the Belzer rebbe in his retreat in Telz-Stone. They will eat at the rebbe's table and daven in his private minyan. For this privilege, they...

Manhasset, NY – State’s Highest-paid Surgeon Steps Down After NY Daily News Report

May 8, 2009 at 01:55 PM
Manhasset, NY - New York's highest paid surgeon has abruptly stepped down as chief of neurosurgery at North Shore University Hospital, the Daily News has learned. Thomas Milhorat, 73, leaves under a cloud Friday after his operating privileges at the Long Island hospital were suspended last month. He refused to perform an operation after his colleague, Paolo Bolgonese, never showed for the...

Melbourne, Australia – After 2 Years, Several DNA Tests the Jewish Community Had 1st Ever Pidyon Petter Chamor

May 8, 2009 at 01:28 PM
Melbourne, Australia - It took almost two years, cost more than £5000 and involved two donkeys, one sheep, a case of mistaken sexual identity, several DNA tests and the unwavering faith of two ultra-Orthodox Jews in Australia. This week, more than 1500 mainly Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox Jews in Melbourne witnessed what is believed to be Australia’s first-ever Pidyon Petter Chamor — the...

Middletown, CT – Murder Suspect Stephen Morgan Held On $15 Million Bail

May 8, 2009 at 01:20 PM
Middletown, CT - A judge in Middletown, Conn., on Friday raised the bail for the man accused of fatally shooting a Wesleyan University junior in a bookstore near the campus to $15 million from $10 million. The suspect, Stephan P. Morgan, 29, wearing a navy blue jumpsuit and with his hands cuffed behind his back, stood expressionless during his arraignment on first-degree murder charges before...

Quebec, Canada – In Winnipeg in the 1930s and 1940s, Jews Were Considered Personae Non Gratae

May 8, 2009 at 12:59 PM
Quebec, Canada - There is no official record of how many times the sign "NO JEWS OR DOGS ALLOWED" was posted in Canada during the '30s and '40s. But historian Irving Abella asserts that it was spotted at "Halifax golf courses, outside hotels in the Laurentians and throughout the cottage areas of Ontario, the lake country of Manitoba and the vacation lands of British Columbia." A popular...

New York – Modern-Day Remnants of Shabsai Tzvi Followers

May 8, 2009 at 12:24 PM
New York - At the end of Cheshvan 5764 (November 2003) Muslim suicide bombers carried out truck-bomb attacks at two prominent botei knesses in Istanbul. A terrorist organization called the Great Eastern Islamic Raiders' Front claimed responsibility for the attacks. The antisemitic press release the organization issued to the world media afterwards, included the claim that "the Jews have been...

Hauppauge, NY – Craigslist Ad To Harass 9yr old Lands Woman In Jail

May 8, 2009 at 12:04 PM
Hauppauge, NY - A Hauppauge woman, who placed an advertisement on Craigslist to generate harassing phone calls to an unnamed victim, was arrested and charged with aggravated harassment, Suffolk police said. A spokesman for the police said the woman, 40, had been arrested. But the department had no further information on the matter late Thursday night. 1010 WINS is reporting that the victim...

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