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Newark, NJ – NJ Muslims, Officials To Discuss NYPD Surveillance

May 21, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Newark, NJ - New Jersey Muslim leaders who attended a March meeting with the state's attorney general say they've been invited back to Trenton this week for a follow-up discussion. It will focus on the state's response to revelations that the New York Police Department conducted secret surveillance of Muslims in New Jersey. Muslim leaders and others critical of the NYPD's activities hope...

West Palm Beach, FL – Rush Limbaugh Ratings Drop After Fluke Scandal

May 21, 2012 at 10:27 PM
West Palm Beach, FL - Rush Limbaugh took a significant ratings hit in some key radio markets last month in the wake of the Sandra Fluke controversy. The conservative radio host's ratings fell 27 percent in the key 25-54 demo in New York City, 31 percent in Houston-Galveston, 40 percent in Seattle-Tacoma, and 35 percent in Jacksonville, according to a selection of the March 29-April 25 Arbitron...

New York, NY – Taxi Fares Could Jump By 20 Percent

May 21, 2012 at 09:13 PM
New York, NY - The first taxi fare increase in six years could soon hit the city, officials said Monday. Citing inflation and rising gas prices, the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission announced that it is seeking public input on a fare hike. Sources told DNAinfo.com New York the increase would likely be between 16 and 20 percent. The TLC will hold a public hearing on the increase May...

Tiberias – 8 Killed as Car Flips, Catches Fire

May 21, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Tiberias - Eight people were killed near Tiberias overnight Monday in an accident that occurred when a vehicle's brakes went out, sending it careening into a wadi where it flipped over and burst into flames, according to police. A seven-year-old girl was thrown from the vehicle, sustaining light to moderate injuries, United Hatzolah on the scene confirmed to VIN News that six other people...

Brooklyn, NY – Famous Manhattan Kosher Restaurant Is Midwood’s New Dining Destination

May 21, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A popular kosher steakhouse has made its way to Midwood. Housed in a dramatic stand-alone building on the corner of Coney Island Ave. and Ave. M, Wolf & Lamb is turning the Brooklyn neighborhood into a true dining destination. Part of the reason owner Zalman Wuensch, a Crown Heights resident, opened up in the area is its lack of great dinner spots. “We felt that...

Washington – THE RACE: Obama and Romney Fight over Budget Goals

May 21, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Washington - The presidential race is shaping up as a battle between Republican calls for more government austerity and Democratic appeals for more spending to promote jobs and growth with tax hikes on high-income earners. It mirrors a fight raging in Europe. Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney has embraced a House-passed Republican budget blueprint outlining deep government spending...

New York – Editorial: Instill Children With Values To Become Their Own Internet Filters

May 21, 2012 at 04:27 PM
New York - On Sunday tens of thousands of Jews filled Citi Field in Queens and heard from Haredi leaders that the Internet should be avoided in the home at all costs and used sparingly at work, and then only with a filter blocking out content that could be damaging spiritually. Debate as you will what some may see as draconian edicts to protect the Jewish community from moral corruption. But...

Monroe, NY – Judge Nixes County Executive’s Sewer Pledge, Won’t Impact KJ’s Water Project

May 21, 2012 at 04:16 PM
New York - A state judge has invalidated a commitment to expand sewer service that Orange County Executive Ed Diana made two years ago before quietly dropping a lawsuit against the Village of Kiryas Joel's plans to tap the Catskill Aqueduct. The promise, signed in February 2010, would require property owners in the county's sewer district to pay for an expansion once the district's sewage...

Jerusalem – Israeli Premier Says Iran Wants To Destroy Israel

May 21, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Jerusalem - Iran is seeking atomic weapons to destroy Israel and world powers should not make any concessions over its nuclear program, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday. Netanyahu made the remarks as the head of the U.N nuclear watchdog was in Tehran on a key mission that could lead to the resumption of probes on whether Iran has secretly worked on a nuclear...

Queens, NY – Masterful Coalition Building Of Specific Charedi Blocks Filled Citi Field

May 21, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Queens, NY - Few of the Rabbonim attending the founding assembly of the Ichud Hakehillos L’Tohar Hamachaneh in Newark NJ back in September 2011 could have dreamt about the astounding success of their efforts by having such a huge gathering of Charedim at Citi Field. It was Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky, the Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshivah Gedolah of Philadelphia who captured the prevailing mood of the...

New York – Jewish Political Rising Stars Recognized

May 21, 2012 at 01:26 PM
New York - Two Jewish Political rising stars were recognized by City and State NY, the leading political publication in NY. In what is a yearly tradition, City and State selects 40 people under the age 40 who they deem as "Rising Stars." This year, two Orthodox individuals were recognized for their work in Public Service. 27 year old David Lobl of Human Care Services, and 31 year old...

New York – Noted Rabbi Appointed Rosh HaYeshiva At Lander College For Men

May 21, 2012 at 12:15 PM
New York - Rabbi Yonason Sacks, a revered and beloved Torah scholar, has been appointed Rosh HaYeshiva of Beis Medrash L’Talmud at Lander College for Men (LCM), announced Dr. Alan Kadish, president and CEO of The Touro College and University System. “Touro College is proud and honored to welcome Rabbi Sacks to Lander College for Men/Beis Medrash L’Talmud,” said Dr. Kadish. “A world...

Jerusalem – PM Netanyahu Urges ‘Just’ Replacement of Draft Law

May 21, 2012 at 11:14 AM
Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has urged lawmakers to find a "just" replacement for a draft law that exempted tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews from compulsory military service. The Israeli leader has appeared before a parliamentary committee that is trying to craft a compromise law palatable to both secular and religious political parties. Secular Jews have...

Washington – High Court Will Take Up Wiretaps Lawsuit

May 21, 2012 at 11:03 AM
Washington - The Supreme Court says it will consider shutting down a legal challenge to a law that lets the United States eavesdrop on overseas communications. A federal appeals court ruled last year that a lawsuit filed by lawyers, journalists and human rights groups objecting to the latest version of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act could proceed. But the Obama administration...

Brooklyn, NY – Crown Heights Welcomes Opening Of Hasidic Fine Art Gallery

May 21, 2012 at 10:46 AM
Brooklyn, NY - Hundreds of art lovers and collectors descended this past Thursday on the Betzalel art gallery for its grand opening and inaugural Art exhibition displaying the drawings and watercolors of renowned Jewish Artist Itshak Holtz. The crowd represented the full spectrum of the New York metro area’s orthodox community. Satmar Chasidim from Williamsburg, Modern Orthodox Jews from...

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