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Williamsburg, NY – Reversal on Plans for Park Draws Ire from Residents

July 20, 2011 at 10:59 PM
Williamsburg, NY - The city has shelved plans to buy property to make way for Williamsburg's long-promised Bushwick Inlet Park, which was supposed to stretch along the waterfront up into Greenpoint, sparking outrage from local residents. In a letter to Mayor Bloomberg, politicians and advocates called the move a "shocking breach of trust" - since the 28-acre waterfront park was the centerpiece...

Albany, NY – Cuomo Mulling Medical Marijuana Use in NY

July 20, 2011 at 09:23 PM
Albany, NY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who in last year's campaign shut the door on a medical marijuana law, now says he's reconsidering. The Democrat says he's talking to both sides of the issue, but hasn't changed his view opposing the prescription use of marijuana. In the week before his election in November, Cuomo said the dangers of legalizing marijuana even for medicinal use outweigh the...

Washington – TSA Introduces New Technology To Protect Privacy

July 20, 2011 at 08:48 PM
Washington - The Transportation Security Administration says it's installing new technology in some U.S. airports so when a traveler goes through checkpoint security, a generic outline of a person's body will be shown instead of the image of a naked body. The agency says the change is intended to protect travelers' privacy rights while securing commercial air travel. It will be used in 40...

Cleveland, OH – John Demjanjuk’s Lawyers Seek His Return to the US

July 20, 2011 at 08:16 PM
Cleveland, OH - Public defenders for John Demjanjuk (dehm-YAHN'-yuk) have filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Cleveland asking a federal judge to set aside the ruling that led to the retired autoworker's denaturalization and deportation to Germany. The motion filed Tuesday says the government failed to disclose evidence regarding Demjanjuk during various legal proceedings when he was...

Brooklyn, NY – CBS TV: Boxes Removed Fom Aron’s Home Contain Other Children’s Clothing

July 20, 2011 at 06:39 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Investigators spent a week straight at Levi Aron’s home in Kensington, pulling out every piece of evidence imaginable, even digging up the backyard. Crime scene detectives will still be at Aron’s home removing evidence for the next couple of days. CBS 2 has learned some of the boxes removed from Aron’s home contained a sizable quantity of other children’s clothing...

New York, NY – Brooklyn DA Confirms Witness Saw Leiby In Monsey With Monster

July 20, 2011 at 04:38 PM
New York, NY - NYPD Chief police spokesman Paul Browne said Wednesday that detectives believe now that Leiby Kletzky the Brooklyn boy who was killed by Levi Aron was murderd sometime late in the afternoon or early in the evening on July 12 after Aron returned home from work — which means the boy was alive for about a day after he disappeared. Investigators say it's possible that, while Aron...

New York – Rabbi Levin: Lack Of Protest By Orthodox Community On Gay Marriage Passage Led To Boys Murder

July 20, 2011 at 03:29 PM
New York - Noted Outspoken Brooklyn activist Rabbi Yehuda Levin, is blaming the murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky on the passage of same-sex marriage, and the Jewish Orthodox community's refusal to stand up against it. Watch below video: ...

Staten Island, NY – NYPD Cop Wrote Phony Traffic Tickets to Collect on Overtime

July 20, 2011 at 02:43 PM
Staten Island, NY - An NYPD cop surrendered to authorities early Wednesday after police uncovered evidence he had written phony traffic tickets as part of an overtime scam, authorities said.  Officer Paul Pizzuto, 40, submitted paperwork to his bosses at the 120th Precinct in Staten Island to justify overtime hours, but never gave the summonses to the motorists, authorities said. "It was a...

New York – Official Memorial Fund Announced by Kletzky Family With Launch Of Web Site

July 20, 2011 at 01:05 PM
New York - Continuing to accept the death of their son with immeasurable emunah and dignity, the Kletzky family, upon rising from Shiva, has announced that an official fund has been established in memory of their son Leiby. The Leiby Kletzky Memorial Fund, which will be managed exclusively by Rabbi Binyomin Eisenberger and Leiby’s parents, Nachman and Esty Kletzky, will perpetuate Leiby’s...

Borough Park, NY – ME Says Leiby Kletzky Drugged, Smothered

July 20, 2011 at 12:46 PM
Borough Park, NY - The medical examiner says an 8-year-old New York City boy who was abducted off a Brooklyn street, killed and dismembered last week was given a combination of drugs before he was smothered. Police say Leiby Kletzky (LYE'-bee KLEHT'-skee) got lost leaving day camp and asked the suspect for help before he was killed last week. Leiby’s official cause of death, released...

New York, NY – Councilman Greenfield Proposes Leiby’s Law: ‘Safe Haven’ Bill To Make Streets Safer‏

July 20, 2011 at 12:29 PM
New York, NY - The death of an 8-year-old Brooklyn boy who was abducted when he got lost walking by himself has inspired a proposal to create so-called "safe haven" stickers for businesses to post, letting kids know where they can ask for help. The bill was announced Wednesday morning in front of Boyan Yeshiva in Brooklyn, NY by City Councilman David Greenfield. The proposed legislation...

Sullivan County, NY – Catskills ShopRite Stores Catering to Jewish Customers

July 20, 2011 at 12:16 PM
Sullivan County, NY - Walk into a ShopRite store in Sullivan or Ulster county on a Thursday afternoon and you may be surprised not only by the number of kosher products on the shelves, but also by having the cashier wish you a good Shabbos as you check out. For the past three summers, ShopRite has made a serious effort to woo the 250,000 Chasidic and Orthodox customers who vacation up in the...

Brooklyn, NY – Major Jewish Cantors Dedicate Yom Tefilah Service for Leiby Kletzky

July 20, 2011 at 11:52 AM
Brooklyn, NY - A special prayer service by Orthodox Leading Cantors in memory of Leiby Kletzky will take place tonight Wednesday evening at 8:00 pm at Congregation Anshe Sfard, 4502 14th Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y. Charlie Bernhaut founder of Cantors World who organized the event told VIN News, traditionally, in times of crisis, Jews have always come together, as a “tzibur”/congregation to...

Florida – Miami Baby Named In Memory Of Leiby Kletzky

July 20, 2011 at 10:54 AM
Miami, FL - A Florida Chabad couple touched by the murder of Leiby Kletzky, named their son Ezriel Leib in memory of the Borough Park boy, at his bris this morning. The six and a half pound baby boy was born last Wednesday evening, just hours after the gruesome discovery of the missing boy, and Shmuly and Shira Rudsky of Miami made the decision to give their son the name that had come to mean...

New York – Leiby Kletzky’s Parents Mark End Of Shivah

July 20, 2011 at 10:31 AM
New York - The parents of slain 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky marked the end of their seven-day grieving period Wednesday morning with a religious tradition of walk outside their Brooklyn home. Nachman and Esty Kletzky, surrounded by relatives, walked around their block at 15th Ave. in Borough Park at about 6 a.m. "It's a sign that your escorting the soul to its resting place," said Jack Meyer...

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