Local NewsChristie Rips Into Obama Over Mosque Remarks – President Using Controversy As ‘Political Football’

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 12:07 AM
There was strong condemnation Monday from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie of the Democrats and Republicans who have weighed in on the ground zero mosque debate. CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reports Christie said lawmakers are playing politics with a religious issue and its making all Americans suffer. When asked how to end ... Read More

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Local NewsHarry Reid Breaks with Obama: BUILD MOSQUE ‘SOMEPLACE ELSE’

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 12:07 AM
President Barack Obama's endorsement of the "Ground Zero mosque" during a speech on Friday night spurred some hope among supporters that a forceful case could be made for both the project's constitutionality and its larger geopolitical impact. That hope was short-lived. By Saturday, the president clarified that he was ... Read More

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Local NewsSchools Asking Kids To Bring Basic Cleaning Supplies

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 12:07 AM
(NY-T) When Emily Cooper headed off to first grade in Moody, Ala., last week, she was prepared with all the stuff on her elementary school’s must-bring list: two double rolls of paper towels, three packages of cleaning wipes, three boxes of baby wipes, two boxes of garbage bags, liquid soap, Kleenex and Ziplocs. “The ... Read More

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Local NewsHow did 130 people survive this? Jet Splits Apart In Colombia Crash

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 12:02 AM
Colombia plane crash in bad weather kills one, injures more than 120 One passenger was killed when an airplane crashed in bad weather and broke apart when attempting to land early Monday on the island of San Andres, Colombia, officials said. National police said 124 people were injured, many of them scattered on the ... Read More

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Local NewsDeal of The Day – Mobile Laptop Cart Desk On Wheels For Just $19 Shipped From WalMart!

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 12:02 AM
Use your laptop in the home, office or anywhere else with this handy mobile cart. obile Laptop Cart, Casters, Ample workspace for most laptop computers, Overall dimensions: 33.2'' x 27.6'' x 15.7'', Assembly required; instructions included. Mobile Laptop Cart Desk On Wheels Link Read More

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Local NewsHow Many “Top Priority” Issues Does Obama Have?

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 12:02 AM
After the Senate passed that $600 million Border Security Bill yesterday, President Obama issued a statement asserting that securing the southwest border has been "a top priority" since he took office. But if you think Mr. Obama can have but a single "top priority," you'd be wrong. He's got a load of them. In an ... Read More

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Local NewsFormer N.J. union chief admits taking $10K in kickbacks

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 12:03 AM
Dennis J. Giblin, the nephew of a Democratic Assemblyman and scion of a family that for decades has run one of New Jersey’s most powerful labor unions, pleaded guilty in federal court in Newark yesterday to taking $10,000 worth of kickbacks and stealing a $1,300 couch. The 37-year-old former president of the ... Read More

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Local NewsNY Times Profiles Shofar ‘Mocher’

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 12:03 AM
Corey Kilgannon reports in the New York Times: Levi Meisner’s Shofar Shop is really the corner of the living room of his third-floor apartment on 12th Avenue, and it is open for browsing for the Hebrew month of Elul. That month leads into Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which this year begins at sundown on Sept. 8. Mr. ... Read More

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Local NewsYeshiva Bais Hatorah closing its doors

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 12:04 AM
Yeshivah Bais Hatorah has been shut until further notice. The boys elementary school, with approximately 400 students, will not be opening next week – as of now – due the dire financial situation. The decision came in a short time ago following a meeting with the Yeshivah’s board. The school opened approximately 12 ... Read More

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Local NewsSports Financial Fiasco In The Making – Ramapo NY – New $25 Million 3,500 seat baseball Stadium

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 12:04 AM
About eight miles north of the New Jersey-New York border after Chestnut Ridge Road in Montvale turns into Route 45 in New York State (near Exit 12 of the Palisades Parkway), there is supposed to be a baseball park built by June 6, 2011. The Town of Ramapo, (New York) Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence has decided that his ... Read More

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Local NewsLooking for strong consumer spending? New Jersey Lottery sets all-time record for ticket sales

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 12:04 AM
The slumping economy seemingly hasn’t stopped lottery players in New Jersey who want to cash in on their dreams. Recently released data shows the state lottery set a new record for ticket sales — $2.6 billion — in the fiscal year that ended June 30, The Press of Atlantic City reported Saturday. Overall, the ... Read More

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Local NewsFED OFFICIAL WARNS OF ‘DANGEROUS GAMBLE’…

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 12:04 AM
The Federal Reserve is undertaking a "dangerous gamble" by keeping rates at near zero for so long, and must start raising rates or risk damaging the nascent U.S. recovery, a top Federal Reserve official said on Friday. "To be clear, I am not advocating a tight monetary policy," Kansas City Reserve Bank President Thomas ... Read More

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Local NewsJudge rules Mets can’t ban kosher food company from selling snacks at CitiField during Jewish Sabbath

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 12:04 AM
Mets lose another one! A Brooklyn federal judge handed down an unorthodox decision, ordering the Mets to allow a kosher-food vendor to sell its fare at Citi Field on the Jewish Sabbath. Kosher Sports, which has a 10-year contract to sell ts blessed hot dogs, knishes and peanuts at the ballpark, sued the Mets in federal ... Read More

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Local NewsSerial Bank Robber in New Jersey

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 8:17 AM
The FBI is hunting a bank robber who has hit at least eight banks in New Jersey this summer, authorities said. The suspect brandishes a gun and wears a stocking mask during his robberies. This concerns agents because that implies that his style is more on the dramatic side, suggesting he could be more prone to ... Read More

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Local NewsAS-SALAMU ALAYKUM – Obama Strongly Backs Islam Center Near 9/11 Site…

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 8:17 AM
The White House on Saturday struggled to tamp down the controversy over President Barack Obama’s statements about a mosque near Ground Zero — insisting Obama wasn’t backing off remarks Friday night where he offered support for a project that has infuriated some families whose loved ones died in the Sept. 11 ... Read More

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Local NewsFed Adopts Rules to Help Protect Mortgage Borrowers

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 12:07 AM
The Federal Reserve on Monday moved to end a controversial lending practice that had helped propel the housing boom to unsustainable heights and then accelerated its collapse. The Fed announced that it was adopting new rules banning yield spread premiums, which allowed mortgage brokers and lenders to gain additional ... Read More

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Local NewsEast Ramapo denies requests for school appraisals in Hillcrest sale

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 12:07 AM
East Ramapo school district officials have declined to release the appraisals used in the sale of Hillcrest Elementary School and 12 acres to a New Square congregation, a sale being challenged as improper by a district parent before the state education commissioner. A second appraisal procured by the district's lawyer — ... Read More

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Local NewsOp-Ed: Justice Denied: Rubashkin’s Sentence Is Wholly Inappropriate For The Crimes Of Which He Was Convicted

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 12:07 AM
Sholom Rubashkin was the vice president of America’s largest kosher meat plant, Agriprocessors, located in Iowa. Rubashkin provided kosher meat to Jews throughout much of the country seeking to comply with biblical dietary rules. In 2008, after Rubashkin contacted U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and offered to ... Read More

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Local NewsHamas Leader: Ground Zero Mosque Must Be Built

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 12:02 AM
A Hamas leader says Muslims “have to build” a mosque near ground zero. Mahmoud al-Zahar said Muslims “have to build everywhere” so that followers can pray, just like Christians and Jews build their places of worship. Advertisement: Al-Zahar spoke Sunday on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on ... Read More

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Local NewsChina surpasses Japan as world’s No. 2 economy

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 12:02 AM
Japan lost its place to China as the world's No. 2 economy in the second quarter, as receding global growth sapped momentum and stunted a shaky recovery. Gross domestic product grew at an annualized rate of 0.4 percent, the government said Monday, far below expectations of 2.3 percent growth in a Kyodo news agency ... Read More

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Local NewsNewark joins several U.S. towns in outsourcing jobs to curb rising personnel costs

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 12:02 AM
Communities across the state and country, plagued by stagnant revenues and bloated personnel costs, are turning more and more to privatization as a permanent stopgap to spiraling deficits. But in Newark, where public debate is rarely muted, Mayor Cory Booker’s plan to outsource hundreds of city jobs met its first round ... Read More

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Local NewsWind Turbines Are Coming to New York, and Not Just Offshore

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 12:03 AM
For years, New York officials have envisioned powering the region from a set of huge wind turbines in the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island. But well before an offshore wind farm would be up and running, giant turbines may soon be spinning much closer to the city. Within three years, the Port Authority of New York and New ... Read More

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Local NewsA world without overdraft

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 12:03 AM
Say goodbye to those nasty surprise overdraft fees. Federal Reserve rules that take effect Sunday ban banks from automatically enrolling customers in overdraft protection when making debit purchases or withdrawing money from ATMs. While banks worried about losing revenue have been aggressively promoting "opt-in" overdraft ... Read More

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Local NewsBreakfast & Learn – Program Resumes Monday Aug. 16

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 12:04 AM
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Local NewsMortgages: How to Pay Less

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 12:04 AM
A Wave of Consolidation Is Forcing Smaller Banks to Offer Better Terms Than Ever The interest rates for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages are in free fall, averaging just 4.44% on Aug. 12, according to Freddie Mac. Not only was that down from 5.07% in January, it was the lowest since Freddie began keeping records in 1970. But ... Read More

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Local News7 People Struck By Car In front of the Capital Hotel

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 12:04 AM
Lakewood Hatzolah are on the scene in front of the Capital Hotel, Madison Avenue & 7th Street, with numerous patients struck by a vehicle. A vehicle struck at least 7 people as they were boarding the Lakewood Bus heading to Brooklyn. Numerous ALS & BLS Hatzolah Units are treating the injured. Lakewood ... Read More

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Local NewsIranian Media Claims Iraqi Police Arrests ‘2 Jewish Spies’

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 12:07 AM
Iraq’s security forces have arrested two Jewish Americans running espionage operations in Iraq’s northern province of Diyala, an Iraqi official announced on Saturday. The two inmates were involved in espionage operations and took photographs from sensitive locations in Diyala province and in areas in the vicinity of ... Read More

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Local NewsEl Al signs agreement with JetBlue Airways… To provide connecting options on US-bound flights.

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 8:17 AM
El Al and JetBlue on Thursday signed an agreement to provide connecting options for customers flying between the United States and Israel. Starting in October, passengers will be able to purchase a single ticket for travel on flights of both carriers in one transaction and have connecting service between Ben-Gurion ... Read More

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Local NewsN.J. will borrow $2.25B to help with cash flow

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 8:17 AM
New Jersey started this budget year with almost $900 million less cash on hand than last year and will borrow $2.25 billion in short-term notes to help pay the bills, officials said Friday. The state has borrowed the money since at least 1992 to help with cash flow as new fiscal years get under way in July. This summer, ... Read More

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Local NewsFour men arrested in Lakewood shootings

Updated: Nov 30th, 2010 8:17 AM
Four men have been arrested in connection with shootings in Lakewood -- one of them fatal -- that occurred over an eight-hour period from Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Carlos Gonzales, 18, Hyron Dorsey, 31, Tyquan Strand, 19, and Yasim F. Jones, 28, were all charged with murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to ... Read More

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