New York, NY – Mayor-Elect Will Face Immediate Fiscal Crisis

New York, NY — Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will sweep into office in January with a powerful mandate for progressive change, but a looming fiscal crisis threatens to derail his agenda before it begins. De Blasio, a Democrat, faces a multifaceted dilemma years in the making that he’ll be forced to confront within weeks of […]


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Maryland – Mega Millions Rule Changes, Jackpot Jumps To $257 Million

Maryland — Mega Millions rule changes aimed at creating bigger and faster-growing jackpots boosted the potential top prize for Friday’s drawing to an estimated $230 million, but no winning ticket had been sold, pushing higher the potential haul, lottery officials said. For the next drawing — slated for December 3 at 11 p.m. Eastern Time […]


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Erdogan’s problems with his neighbors


Turkey’s recent spat with Egypt, that saw a mutual downgrading of ties, is just the latest in a series of diplomatic incidents that have left Erdogan’s government isolated in the Middle East.

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Washington – US Airlines Advised To Give China Flight Plans Over New Defence Zone

Washington — The United States on Friday advised U.S. commercial airlines to notify Chinese authorities of flight plans over the East China Sea although a U.S. administration official said that did not mean Washington accepted China’s new rules. The directive came as tensions escalated over disputed islands in the East China Sea and China scrambled […]


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At Least Three Orthodox Jewish Representatives On De Blasio’s Inaugural Committee

Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio announced Saturday the members of his Inaugural Committee, pledging the celebrations would embrace New Yorkers from all five boroughs, every community and every walk of life. The committee named ‘Inauguration for All’ will be chaired by Gabrielle Fialkoff, a longtime ally and the Finance Chair for Bill de Blasio’s successful campaigns […]

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New York, NY – After Years On The Sidelines, New York’s Liberals Retaking Control

New York, NY — With Bill de Blasio taking office as mayor in January, New York City appears poised for a resurgence of liberal policies. After 20 years of Republican leadership, not only will America’s largest city have the most liberal mayor in a generation, helping him implement change will be a progressive-leaning City Council […]


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Jerusalem – Report: 3,550 Haredim Have Completed National Service

Jerusalem — 3,550 haredim have completed their national service and 1,442 are currently participating in service programs the National Civic Service Administration leader Shalom Jerby announced on Thursday during a hearing at the Knesset. As reported by Israel Hayom (http://bit.ly/1adBixJ) Israeli police intend to absorb a total of 2,200 as they have a limited number […]


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New York – Celebrities, Longtime Allies Make Up De Blasio’s NYC Inauguration Team

New York — New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s Inaugural Committee is star-studded. De Blasio is announcing Saturday that Harry Belafonte, Sarah Jessica Parker, Steve Buscemi, Susan Sarandon, Rose Perez and Russell Simmons are among the celebrities who are helping organize the festivities surrounding the inauguration, and from the Jewish community Rabbi Heshie Dembitzer, […]


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Fort Lee, NJ – Tolls Set To Rise On NJ-NY Crossings

Fort Lee, NJ — Get ready to pay more to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey when you drive from New Jersey into New York City. The third of five annual toll hikes is scheduled to go into effect on Sunday at bridges and tunnels. Cars with E-ZPass tags will pay 75 […]


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Manhattan, NY – NYPD Traffic Agent Struck, Killed By Truck In NYC

Manhattan, NY — A large truck struck and killed an on-duty New York Police Department traffic enforcement agent Saturday afternoon, police said. The uniformed worker, 71-year-old Kalyanarat Ranasinghe, was declared dead at the midtown Manhattan scene at about 2:30 p.m., police and fire officials said, after he was pinned under the truck. Antonio Trinidad, a […]


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