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New York, NY – Crackdown on Tourist Helicopters Breaking New Flight Regulations

March 6, 2011 at 11:21 AM
New York, NY - Aviation authorities have quietly started cracking down on hell-raising helicopters breaking new city flight restrictions for sightseeing aircraft, The Post has learned. The Downtown Manhattan Heliport, the chopper hub owned by the city Economic Development Corp., began scanning radar systems last month to kill the buzz from pilots incessantly circling over residential areas in...

New York – Opinion By Alan Dershowitz: Anti-Semitism Never Went Away — It Just Went Underground

March 6, 2011 at 10:00 AM
New York - When celebrities are drunk, on drugs or just high on their own egos, they often engage in rants. These days many such rants are captured on cellphone videos or audio tapes and go viral on the Internet. Nothing surprising there. What is surprising to many is that the rant du jour seems to be directed against Jews. Consider the former Dior designer, John Galliano, who was sitting in a...

Washington – Senators Seek Crackdown on Illegal Student Visas

March 6, 2011 at 09:39 AM
Washington - Five U.S. senators are calling for a federal crackdown on what they say are phony colleges handing out student visas to potential criminals and terrorists. Sens. Diane Feinstein (FINE-stine) of California, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Jon Tester of Montana, Bill Nelson of Florida and Charles Schumer (SHOO-mer) of New York say the colleges are fronts for people who pay to...

New York – NYC Rally Planned Against Hearing On U.S. Muslims

March 6, 2011 at 09:17 AM
New York - A coalition of over 100 interfaith, nonprofit and governmental organizations plans to rally in New York City against a planned congressional hearing on Muslims' role in homegrown terrorism. The coalition says Thursday's hearing will send the wrong message to U.S. Muslims by "demonizing" them. The Rev. Al Sharpton, entertainment promoter Russell Simmons and the imam who was an...

Washington – Congress To Hold Hearings on Muslim Threat

March 6, 2011 at 09:14 AM
Washington - The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says affiliates of al-Qaida are radicalizing some American Muslims and that he plans to hold hearings on the threat they pose to the U.S. Republican congressman Peter King of New York tells CNN's "State of the Union" that he sees an international movement with elements in the United States of Muslims becoming more radical and...

Litchfield, CT – Borough Challenges the ‘Religious Land Use’ Law

March 6, 2011 at 08:54 AM
Litchfield, CT - The Borough of Litchfield's Historic District Commission is challenging the constitutionality of a federal law that protects the interests of religious organizations when they conflict with local land and property regulations. In a filing in federal court late last month, the commission's attorney, James Stedronsky, challenged the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized...

Ras Lanouf, Libya – Libya Forces Fight Rebels Advancing Toward Capital

March 6, 2011 at 08:54 AM
Ras Lanouf, Libya - Libyan helicopter gunships fired on a rebel force advancing west toward the capital Tripoli along the country's Mediterranean coastline Sunday and forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi fought intense ground battles with the rival fighters. The opposition force pushed out of the rebel-held eastern half of Libya late last week for the first time and have been cutting a path...

Ramapo, NY – No Violation Charges Against Yeshiva’s Adult Student Housing Site

March 6, 2011 at 08:47 AM
Ramapo, NY - Mosdos Chofetz Chaim, the yeshiva trying to develop an adult-student housing complex, can rent its units, despite evidence it was in violation of a state judge's order and Ramapo laws for already beginning to house students. Town officials say an approval last Monday by the Ramapo Planning Board of the final site plan for the yeshiva devlopment on Grandview Avenue voids any past...

New York, NY – Crackdown on City Employee Parking Fines

March 6, 2011 at 08:31 AM
New York, NY - City Hall is hunting down municipal employees who aren't paying their parking tickets -- 4,600 deadbeats with 12,000 outstanding tickets worth a total of $1.6 million -- in one of the biggest crackdowns in years, The Post has learned. The city Finance Department intends in the next few months to garnishee the wages of evasive employees who have failed to heed the recent...

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