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Obama Offers Federal Help To NY With Ebola Case

Obama Offers Federal Help To NY With Ebola Case
President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case. Obama spoke Thursday night to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH’-zee-oh) and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The White House says some officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were already on the ground, with another team expected to have arrived late Thursday. Obama is asking Cuomo and de Blasio to stay in close touch with Ron Klain, Obama’s “Ebola czar,” and ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 24 )

Evenflo Recalls Infant Seats to Fix Sticky Buckles

Evenflo Recalls Infant Seats to Fix Sticky Buckles
Evenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch. The recall affects Embrace 35/9999 models with an AmSafe QT1 buckle. Documents posted by U.S. safety regulators say that if the buckles don't release easily, it may be difficult to get a child out of the seat in an emergency. The recall comes after an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Not all Embrace 35 models are covered by the recall. ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 24 )

Israel's Worrisome Growing Poverty

Israel's Worrisome Growing Poverty
According to Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), one out of every seven Israelis felt poor in the past year; totaling 725,000 people. That number includes 29% of the Israeli Arab population and 12% of the Israeli Jewish population. The report indicates that poverty continues growing in Israel at a faster pace than other developed nations. Among European Union nations, 17% of the populations is defined as being ‘at risk’ while in Israel, that figure is a staggering 30%. The ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 24 )

NY Officials Urge Calm After Doctor's Ebola Diagnosis

NY Officials Urge Calm After Doctor's Ebola Diagnosis
A doctor who became New York City’s first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation’s most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged residents not to be alarmed by the doctor’s diagnosis Thursday, even as they described him riding the subway, taking a cab and bowling since returning to New York from ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 24 )

Enticing Low Rates, but Impact Could Be Limited

Enticing Low Rates, but Impact Could Be Limited
With mortgage rates sliding for a fifth straight week, the possibility of locking in a rate below 4 percent is tempting for consumers and could unleash a wave of refinancing. It may even convince some Americans to buy their first home. Yet there are limits to how far the wave can extend. Millions of homeowners already re-financed in 2013, when the average 30-year mortgage rate stayed below 4 percent until mid-year. And the overall housing market remains hampered by tight mortgage credit, ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 24 )

Women Read from a Sefer Torah at the Kosel for a First Time

Women Read from a Sefer Torah at the Kosel for a First Time
The Women of the Wall (WoW) organization members and supporters were at the Kosel on erev Shabbos 1 Rosh Chodesh Marcheshvan as they are every rosh chodesh. One of the women brought a small Sefer Torah in her bag and therefore they did not have to request using a Torah from the men’s side of the Kosel, registering a major victory after decades of fighting to daven and read from a Sefer Torah on rosh chodesh. There is a 2013 Jerusalem District Court ruling permitting women to read from a ...
(1 opinions  |   October 24 )

Governor Cuomo Outlines NYS Response To Positive Test For Ebola In Patient In NYC

Governor Cuomo Outlines NYS Response To Positive Test For Ebola In Patient In NYC
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today outlined New York State’s response to a positive test for Ebola in a patient at Bellevue Hospital in New York City – in order to ensure public health and safety and contain the disease. Bellevue Hospital is one of the eight hospitals statewide that Governor Cuomo specially designated earlier this month to treat Ebola patients as part of the State’s Ebola Preparedness Plan. Bellevue has been prepared and equipped for the isolation, identification and ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 24 )

Flatbush: NYPD Looking For 3 Men Who Robbed Jewelry Store At Gunpoint On Kings Highway

Flatbush: NYPD Looking For 3 Men Who Robbed Jewelry Store At Gunpoint On Kings Highway
The New York City Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with the whereabouts and identity of the following individuals wanted in connection to an attempted gunpoint robbery. The circumstances are as follows: On Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at approximately 3:15PM, three unidentified males entered "Scott Jewelers", located at 1220 Kings Highway. One of the suspects displayed a black revolver at the armed security guard working in the store. The guard swatted the suspect’s ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 24 )

Forfeited Funds Will Be Used For NYPD Technology

Forfeited Funds Will Be Used For NYPD Technology
Thousands of New York Police Department patrol officers will soon be armed with tablet computers that can give them instantaneous crime-fighting data, part of a $160 million program paid for with funds from a massive penalty against the French bank BNP Paribas, officials said Thursday. At a news conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner William Bratton and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. touted the plan to outfit the nation's largest police department with 6,000 ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 24 )

Rand Paul Tries To Peel Away Isolationist Label

Rand Paul Tries To Peel Away Isolationist Label
Sen. Rand Paul is taking on critics who brand him an isolationist on foreign policy, advocating an approach for America that "recognizes our limits and preserves our might." The libertarian-leaning Republican, a possible White House contender in 2016, is setting out the limits he sees for U.S. involvement in military conflicts. "America shouldn't fight wars where the best outcome is stalemate. America shouldn't fight wars when there is no plan for victory," he says in a speech scheduled ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 24 )

Treyger Offers Free Flu Shots in Partnership with Coney Island Hospital

Treyger Offers Free Flu Shots in Partnership with Coney Island Hospital
Council Member Mark Treyger has partnered with Coney Island Hospital to hold a free flu shot clinic next Thursday (October 30th) at Warbasse Houses (2770 West 5th Street, Community Room 4C). Residents must register in advance by contacting Council Member Treyger’s district office at (718) 373-9673. Appointments are available between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and residents are asked to reserve their time as soon as possible. “This is a chance for residents to receive a free flu shot right ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 24 )

Cops Must be Deployed Inside Arab Neighborhoods

Cops Must be Deployed Inside Arab Neighborhoods
For the second time in less than a week, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat called on Israel Police to go on the offensive by placing troops inside Arab neighborhoods. The mayor’s latest statement followed the Wednesday evening fatal terror attack at the Ammunition Hill Jerusalem light rail station. Three-month-old Chaya Zisel Braun HY”D was murdered in that attack and eight others were hospitalized, with one in serious condition. The mayor has repeatedly stated the national government is not ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 24 )

US: ISIS Earns $1M Per Day In Black Market Oil Sales

US: ISIS Earns $1M Per Day In Black Market Oil Sales
Islamic State militants are raking in money at a remarkable rate, earning about $1 million a day from black market oil sales alone, a Treasury Department official said Thursday. David Cohen, who leads the department's effort to undermine the Islamic State's finances, said the extremists also get several million dollars a month from wealthy donors, extortion rackets and other criminal activities, such as robbing banks. In addition, he said the group has taken in at least $20 million in ransom ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 24 )

Rav Nebenzahl Boycotts Rav Stern

Rav Nebenzahl Boycotts Rav Stern
While the Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate election is over and the results undisputed, it appears the chareidi tzibur may not be willing to accept the outcome. The first prominent rov to come out publically against Rabbi Aryeh Stern Shlita is the Rabbi of Jerusalem’s Old City, HaGaon Rav Avigdor Nebenzahl Shlita. The rav publicized a letter stating he does not recognize Rabbi Stern as the city’s chief rabbi. Rabbi Nebenzahl calls on the residents of the Old City not to take part in events ...
(6 opinions  |   October 24 )

Police on High Alert in Yerushalayim Fearing Arab Violence

Police on High Alert in Yerushalayim Fearing Arab Violence
Acting on intelligence information police on erev Shabbos Parshas Noach moved to high operational alert status in the capital, with a focus on the Old City. Police fear an outbreak of Arab violence following Friday afternoon Islamic prayer services on Har Habayis. Entry to Har Habayis is restricted to Muslims with Israeli ID cards. For males, only persons 40 or over will be permitted. There are no age restrictions for women. In light of the increase in Arab violence and attacks in recent ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 24 )

President Reuven Rivlin Responds to Jerusalem Terror Attack

President Reuven Rivlin Responds to Jerusalem Terror Attack
President Reuven Rivlin’s Office released the following statement following the fatal terrorist attack at the Ammunition Hill light rail station on Wednesday evening 28 Tishrei. “The atrocious murder of an innocent baby girl, a victim of indiscriminate terrorism, should disgust all those who have a heart. “The increasing incitement on the Arab streets and the streets of Jerusalem, which unfortunately receives the backing of leaders in the Arab world, has the ability to destroy the ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 23 )