Washington – Analysis: Romney Or Obama, Israel Will See Steady U.S. Course

Washington — Most Israelis would be reassured if Mitt Romney won next week’s U.S. presidential election, feeling they had an unquestioning friend rather than a dispassionate critic in the White House. But any change would probably be a question of style over substance, analysts say, with a Republican administration expected to follow the path already […]


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New York, NY – Alternate Side Rules Suspended Thursday And Friday – Meters In Effect

New York, NY — Alternate Side Parking regulations, already suspended for Thursday, Nov. 1st for All Saints Day, will also be suspended Friday, Nov. 2nd. However, all parking meter regulations will be reinstated starting Thursday and all other parking regulations remain in effect.


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For Some, Massive US Storm Was A Major Money-Making Opportunity

As historic storm Sandy pummeled the U.S. Northeast, knocking out power and crippling transportation in New York City and beyond, the enterprising American spirit was running high — mostly for good, though sometimes leading to accusations of gouging. Giovanni Hernandez, a tree surgeon working in affluent Millburn, New Jersey, said demand for his services had […]

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After Sandy: Tips On Filing Home Insurance Claims

Insurers will be dealing with a crush of claims in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy which inflicted billions of dollars in damages. Once homeowners can assess the extent of their personal losses, many will have to brace for another ordeal: navigating the insurance claims process. Preparation and planning well before a storm arrives can help […]

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New York – NY Governor: MTA Subway, Rail, Bus Fares Waived

New York — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH’-moh) says the agency that runs New York City’s subways, buses and commuter rails is waiving fares on Thursday and Friday to help ease recovery from the superstorm. Cuomo said Wednesday the Metropolitan Transportation Authority fare waivers are to encourage people to use mass transit instead of […]


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Boston – Is Romney Right That FEMA Duties Should Be Shifted To States?

Boston — There’s nothing like a natural disaster to test the depth of politicians’ preference for small government. And so it turns out that after after superstorm Sandy battered the East Coast, Mitt Romney is far more supportive of the government agency in charge of coordinating disaster relief. Only last year, as Romney hewed to […]


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New York – Lawmaker Calls For Criminal Charges Against Twitter User Who Posted False Tweets During Sandy

New York — Twitter user @ComfortablySmug may face criminal charges after he tweeted a number of false and deliberately misleading tweets to his 6,500 followers at the height of Hurricane Sandy on Monday night. His phony tweets, issued in rapid succession, included messages such as “BREAKING: Con Edison has begun shutting down all power in […]


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New York – 300,000 Gallons of Diesel Fuel Leak in Arthur Kill

New York — An unknown amount of fuel spilled from a northern New Jersey oil facility that had been closed due to Sandy, the storm that battered the U.S. Northeast, the site’s operator said on Wednesday. Motiva, a joint venture of Shell Oil and Saudi Refining, said the spill occurred at its Sewaren, New Jersey, […]


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New York, NY – Downtown Manhattan Bus Service Suspended

New York, NY — Bus service south of 23rd Street in Manhattan has been temporarily suspended due to dangerous conditions. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the dark streets caused by the power outages and large volumes of pedestrians in the area have made conditions too dangerous to continue bus service. The MTA says bus service […]


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Report: Hizbullah Installed Surveillance Cameras Along Israel’s N. Border

According to a report in Lebanon’s Al-Mustaqbal newspaper, Hizbullah has installed hundreds of surveillance cameras along Israel’s northern border to permit the terrorist organization to monitor IDF movements in the border area. The report quotes “a southern Lebanese security official” anonymously as the source, stating the cameras were installed about 200 meters from Israel, some […]

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