Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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Williamsburg, NY – Attempted Abduction of Child

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Williamsburg, NY - Williamsburg Shomrim Patrol responded to Bedford Avenue corner Penn Street for confirmed reports of a white male dressed in Hasidic garb who tried with force to abduct a child outsi...

Brooklyn, NY – New Kosher Mikvah To Open Close To Methodist Hospital

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Brooklyn, NY - The Jewish community centered around the Brooklyn, N.Y., neighborhood of Park Slope will be celebrating a milestone Thursday as community leaders gather to break ground for the area’s...

Connecticut – Security Breach For Bank of N.Y. Four Million Customers

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Connecticut - Attorney General Richard Blumenthal asked the Bank of New York Mellon Wednesday to explain how it lost computer tapes containing the information of more than four million customers. T...

Tappan, NJ – Summer Camp Fined by Department of Health

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Tappan, NJ - Ma-Tov Day Camp, was fined for violations of sanitary code and the involving the supervision of children at a day camp. Inspectors visited the camp after a counselor accidentally drove...

New York – Democratic Nightmare, Clinton To Fight All The Way To The Convention

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New York - Hillary Rodham Clinton says she is willing to take her fight to seat Florida and Michigan delegates to the convention if the two states want to go that far. In an interview with The Associa...

Florida – Gov. Crist Signs Health Insurance Bill For The Uninsured

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Florida - Gov. Charlie Crist made it a trifecta on Wednesday, signing a major health care reform proposal and the third in a series of bills he describes as a triumph for Florida's 3.8 million uninsur...

New York – The Battle Over New Cancer Drugs.

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New York - Every day, 1,500 Americans die from cancer - and some are desperate for new drugs. But why does it take so much time - and money - to get lifesaving cancer drugs on the market? You c...

Washington – Bush Signs Genetic Anti-Discrimination Bill

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Washington - President Bush is backing legislation to prevent people from losing their jobs or health insurance based on genetic testing. Bush on Wednesday signed into law an anti-discrimination me...

Jerusalem, Israel – Haredim Stone Cars, Pedestrians on Bar Ilan Road

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Jerusalem, Israel - Several haredim stoned cars and pedestrians on Jerusalem's Bar Ilan road. Three people, residents of east Jerusalem, were mildly wounded in the incident and two cars were damage...

New York City – City Hotline Its 211 Too

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New York City - Turns out there's another way for New Yorkers to reach a 311 operator - dial 211 instead. The city recently created the parallel city-services number when it added info on nonprofit...

Washington – Government Negotiating With Cell Phone Companies Over Fees To End Contracts

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Washington - The government is quietly negotiating to help cell phone customers avoid expensive fees when they cancel contracts with wireless companies. Cell phone companies routinely charge custom...

Meron, Israel – Refrain from Harming Environment, Chief Rabbis Tell Lag Ba’omer Revelers

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Meron, Israel - Lag Ba'omer bonfire fans should be careful not to cause monetary or environmental damage in their enthusiasm to celebrate, cautioned the two Israeli chief rabbis in an announcement. ...

Sullivan County, NY – Major Water Park Coming To The Catskills

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Sullivan County, NY - Plans will be unveiled tomorrow on the building of $5.5 million indoor water park at Holiday Mountain Ski and Fun Park. Holiday Mountain owner Craig Passante said that he plan...

Westchester, NY – Thruway Authority Concerned For Recent Rise Of Suicides On TZ Bridge

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Westchester, NY - In the wake of three suicides on the Tappan Zee Bridge in April alone, top officials from Rockland County government and the Thruway Authority have met to come up with ways to preve...

Djerba, Tunisia – 6000 Jews Gather For The Annual Voyage At Africa’s Shul

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Djerba, Tunisia - Jews from around the world arrived on the Tunisian island of Djerba on Wednesday for an annual pilgrimage to Africa's oldest synagogue, with organisers expecting a significant jump i...

Albania – Experts Praise Albanie For Superb Rescue Of Jews From Holocaust

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Albania - Israeli and European historians gathered in Albania Tuesday to study how the country rescued its tiny Jewish population from the Holocaust. "The heroic rescue of Jews in Albania is very e...

Netherlands – Nazi Archive Storaged By Red Cross To Be Moved

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Netherlands- The governors of a vast archive of Nazi-era documents says they will consider ending the 60-year role of the Red Cross in running the historically invaluable storehouse. At its annual ...

New York City – Tax Abatements Faces New Challenge For Developers

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New York City - The new regulations for the 421-a tax-abatement program, which long offered developers a tax break in exchange for building affordable housing in certain parts of the city, are set to ...

New York – American Airlines First In The Industry To Start Charging For Checked Bags.

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New York - American Airlines said Wednesday it will start charging $15 for the first checked bag, cut domestic flights and lay off workers as it grapples with record-high fuel prices. The nation's ...

Queens, NY – Dentist Slay Trial’s Grisly Kin Reunion

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Queens, NY - The estranged wife of a murdered Queens dentist and the uncle she allegedly paid nearly $20,000 to pull the trigger were in court together for the first time since their arrest. Mazolt...