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Brooklyn, NY – In Williamsburg, Satmar Chasidim And Hipsters Increasingly Working Out Alongside One Another

May 21, 2010 at 09:18 AM
Brooklyn, NY - Taking a mid-afternoon break from running his busy Williamsburg restaurant, David Lowey hustled over to a new Bushwick gym and hopped on an elliptical machine, pedaling vigorously in his full Satmar regalia. Tzitzit dangling from his black pants and payes swinging over his ears, the 290-pound 26-year-old breathed heavily, as he scrolled through the day’s Daf Yomi Talmud page...

New York, NY – NYPD Has New Procedures For Photo Lineups

May 21, 2010 at 09:16 AM
New York, NY - Authorities statewide are making changes when it comes to how police help witnesses pick out suspects. At a news conference at New York City Police Department headquarters in One Police Plaza this week, law enforcement officials announced the first-ever guidelines for photo lineups and videotaped interrogation. The guidelines make sure a witness is not influenced in any...

New York – Brooklyn’s Senior Pedestrian Deaths Among Highest in Region

May 21, 2010 at 08:59 AM
New York - A new study shows that senior pedestrian deaths are highest in downstate New York. Brooklyn came in second and Nassau County on Long Island came in third. The study was conducted between 2006-2008 by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign. It examined 37 counties in Connecticut, New Jersey and downstate New York. Although people between the ages of 65 and 70 make up only 17...

London – TfL Retracts Commitment it Made to Jewish Community

May 21, 2010 at 08:41 AM
London - A bridge-building exercise with the Orthodox community by Transport for London officials has been dismissed as a "sham" after suggestions for enhancements in services were rejected. During a meeting in February called by TfL to improve relations and discuss transport issues, TfL officers pledged to "get discussion going" on a range of issues. These included relaxing parking...

Israel – Jews in Arab East Jerusalem Defy Obama Peace Push

May 21, 2010 at 08:37 AM
Israel - When Devorah Adler's children go to school, they pass underneath the gun-toting security officer who stands on their roof 24-hours a day, walk down a path dotted by surveillance cameras and get in a van manned by another armed guard. Adler is one of 2,000 Jews who reside in predominantly Arab neighborhoods in the heart of east Jerusalem, part of a movement that aims to ensure Israel's...

New York, NY – Con Edison Settles on New Hikes Announced

May 21, 2010 at 08:34 AM
New York, NY - New Yorkers who get their natural gas from Con Edison will face rate hikes of more than 2% in each of the next three years under a new settlement announced Tuesday night. Rates will go up 2.4% on Oct. 1, 2.3% a year later and 2.2% a year after that, according to the rate plan agreed to by Con Ed, regulators, large customers and watchdog groups. The Public Service Commission...

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