Author Archives: Mark Hirshberg

NYPD IAB Detective Killed In Wrong Way Crash On Sprain Brook Parkway

abc7On February 27, 2015, at approximately 3:52 a.m., the Hudson Valley Transportation Management Center received a report of a wrong-way driver traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of the Sprain Brook Parkway. Patrols from the Hawthorne barracks were immediately dispatched to investigate the incident.

At approximately 3:57 a.m., Troopers located a collision in the area of Mile Post Marker 6.2 that appeared to be the result of a wrong-way driver. Read more »

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Flatbush – 3 Story Plunge Leaves Jewish Woman In Critical Condition

hatzlaha on scene at 902 Ocean Pkway

Hatzlaha on scene at 902 Ocean Pkway

A 60-Year-Old jewish female is fighting for her life after Plunging  down 3 floors at her residence in the flatbush section of brooklyn friday morning police sources Told JP.

Hatzlaha responded to 902 Ocean Pkway at 8:54, am for a call that a person has fell from a height, upon arrival paramedics found the female on the ground unresponsive, Paramedics performed CPR and transported her to Kings County Hospital In Critical Condition. Read more »

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Man Seriously Injured After Being Stabbed In Borough Park

Credit Dee Voch

Credit Dee Voch

A 26-year-old Hispanic man is fighting for his life in Lutheran medical Center after he was stabbed early Friday morning in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn, police sources said.

EMS responded to the corner of 59th Street and New Utrecht Avenue at  4:43 am for a report of a male stabbed, upon arrival EMS found the victim with multiple stab wounds, EMS treated the victim and transported him to Lutheran Medical Center, where he is listed in critical condition. Read more »

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Cops Hunting After Man Who Attempted To Robe Bank In Borough Park

bp bankNYPD detectives in Brooklyn are on the hunt after a suspect who attempted to rob a bank in the heart of Borough Park at around 4:50pm this afternoon, police sources told JP.

According to Police a white male who is believed to be in his 30′s, entered the Citibank located at 5420 13th avenue, and passed a note to the teller demanding money, the teller immediately called 911, and officers of the 66th precinct responded to the scene, and started canvassing the area searching for the suspect, so far the suspect is still at large. Read more »

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Jewish NYPD Officer Saves Teenager’s Life While Vacationing in Florida

HeroA Jewish NYPD officer assigned to the 60 precinct in Brooklyn, is being called a hero after saving the life of a teenage boy while vacationing in Florida.

Avraham Mammon, 34, was at a beach on Sunday afternoon when he heard people screaming, “Someone is drowning!”

“Next thing I remember I was pulling him out,” Mammon told JP.

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3 Al_jazeera Journalist Arrested For Flying Drones In Paris

AFP Photo

AFP Photo

(AFP) – Investigators in Paris have been left puzzled by a string of drone sightings over Paris, even as three journalists for TV station Al-Jazeera were arrested Wednesday for flying one from a park on the edge of the city.

Witnesses and security forces reported at least five sightings overnight Tuesday to Wednesday and a similar number the night before. Read more »

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Libya Could Be Next Syria, Foreign Minister Warns

AFP Photo

AFP Photo

(AFP). Libya’s Foreign Minister Mohamed Dayri has called for Western military support, saying the growing threat from jihadist groups threatened to turn his country into another Syria.

“Time is running out,” Dayri told AFP in an interview on Tuesday. “Terrorism amounts to a danger not just for Libya and its neighbours. It is an intensifying threat to Europe. Read more »

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Three-Story Building In NY City Partially Collapses

FDNY Photo

FDNY Photo

(Reuters). A three-story building undergoing demolition partially collapsed on Manhattan’s West Side on Wednesday, injuring a construction worker and raining rubble onto a parked school bus and its driver.

Construction crews were using heavy equipment to bring down the brick building at 57th Street near 11th Avenue when the materials between the second and third floors collapsed, City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal told reporters at the scene. Read more »

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Feds Arrest 3 Brooklyn Men For Plotting To Carry Out Attacks For ISIS

FBIThree Brooklyn residents from foreign decent were arrested for planning attacks on behalf of the Islamic State, US Attorney of the Eastern District of New York, Loretta Lynch and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced Wednesday.

According to the criminal complaint unsealed in federal court in Brooklyn, Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, 24, a resident of Brooklyn and a citizen of Uzbekistan; Akhror Saidakhmetov, 19, a resident of Brooklyn and a citizen of Kazakhstan; and Abror Habibov, 30, a resident of Brooklyn and a citizen of Uzbekistan, were charged with conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State.

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Cameron: Internet Firms Must Do More After UK Girls Head To Syria

David Cameron UK Prime Minister ISIS IRAQ(Reuters). British Prime Minister David Cameron said internet firms must do more to deal with online extremism after three teenage girls radicalized “in their bedrooms” left London in an apparent bid to travel to Syria.

Friends Amira Abase, 15, Shamima Begum, 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16, flew to Turkey last week in what the authorities believe was an attempt to travel to Syria to join the militant Sunni Islamist group Islamic State. Read more »

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Suspect Who Spray Painted Anti-Semitic & Anti-Gov’t Graffiti In SI Arrested

si suspectA man suspected in spray painting anti-Semitic and anti government graffiti at 6 different locations in Staten Island has been taken into custody Monday morning, law enforcement sources told JP.

The man, identified as Vincent Rodriguez, a 26-year-old Staten island resident, was picked up early Monday morning at his house. After struggling with detectives, he was taken into the 122 precinct, where is currently being questioned. Read more »

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UPDATED: Yeshiva Student Stabbed In Jerusalem, Suspect Arrested

barkat terror jerusalemA 27-year-old Yeshiva student was stabbed earlier today by an 18-year-old Palestinian in Kikar Safra in central Jerusalem in an apparent terror attack.

The suspect was immediately subdued by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and his security guard, who happened to be on scene and held the suspect down till security forces arrived, the suspect was then apprehended, Israeli Police said.

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Former NYPD Chief Of Bklyn South Named As MTA VP, Security

MTA SwitchMTA New York City Transit President Carmen Bianco has announced the appointment of New York Police Department veteran Owen Monaghan to the position of Vice President, Security. The appointment is effective March 9, 2015 Bianco said.

Monaghan brings 34 years of experience in law enforcement to New York City Transit (NYCT) as a leader in transportation and security through his career with the New York City Police Department. Read more »

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Driver In Accident That Killed Glauber Couple Found Guilty On Manslaughter

Photo Credit Brooklyn DA Office

Photo Credit Brooklyn DA Office

The driver in the accident that killed Nachman and Raizel Glauber has been found guilty on manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident.

The jury found Julio Acevedo, 45, guilty of plowing his car into the cab carrying Nachman Glauber and his wife Raizy, in Williamsburg on March 3, 2013.
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Argentine’s President: U.S., Israel Meddling In Argentine’s Affairs

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AP Photo

(AP). Tens of thousands of Argentines marched through the capital Wednesday demanding answers in the mysterious death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman exactly one month after he was found in his bathroom with a bullet in his right temple.

In a case that has posed one of the strongest challenges to President Cristina Fernandez, protesters waved Argentine flags and carried white signs with black letters that read “Justice!” and “Truth!” Many also carried umbrellas to repel a burst of summer rain. Read more »

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Teenager Seriously Injured After Being Hit By Vehicle In Monsey

accidentA 19-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl is being treated for serious injures after being hit by a vehicle Tuesday night, Ramapo police said.

According to Lt. Michael Colbath of Ramapo Police, the accident occurred at the intersection of Monsey Blvd and Walter Dr., at approximately 9:17 pm. A 2010 Toyota Sienna, driven by a 59-year-old man of Brooklyn, struck a pedestrian that was crossing Monsey Blvd. She was transported to Westchester Medical Center, where she is being treated for possible head injury. The extent of the injuries are unknown at this point, Colbath said. Read more »

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JP Tech: Subscription for Google Earth Pro Reduced from $399 to Nothing

google_earth_pro_logoIn a move most probably spurned by the recent increase in competition of mapping softwares, Google announced on Friday January 30th, that the Pro edition of Google Maps - the edition that companies, government agencies, and experts dished out $399 per year for – is now available to everyone free of charge. Read more »

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Kosher Hot Dogs Available at Super Bowl, But For Hefty Price

 super bowl 2015The food at University of Phoenix Stadium, as expected, is not cheap. Even if you are looking for something as small as a bag of M&M’s.

If you keep kosher and plan to attend tonight’s super bowl, don’t worry. You won’t have to go hungry all night, you will be able to get yourself a good kosher hot dog, but you’ll pay a hefty $9.00 for a single dog. Read more »

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Hundreds Celebrate Hachnosas Sefer Torah in Memory of Menachem Stark

sefer torah starkHundreds of community members, friends and family members of Menachem Stark gathered on Saturday night to celebrate the dedication of a new Torah scroll that was written in memory of slain philanthropist and businessman Menachem Stark.

The Hachnosas Sefer Torah was scheduled to coincide with the first anniversary of the brutal murder of Mr. Stark. Read more »

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Shigella Outbreak Plagues Williamsburg and Borough Park Children

shigellaMany ultra orthodox Jewish children from the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Borough Park have been infected with a highly contagious disease called Shigella, according to a CBS 2 Exclusive report.

Eighty cases have been reported since November – most in children – and the number has been growing, reports CBS’s Ilana Gold.

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Hachnosas Sefer Torah To Be Held in Memory Of Menachem Stark

20140105_160930.jpgA Hachnosas Sefer Torah (new torah scroll dedication ceremony) will be held next week Motzei Shabbos (Saturday night), January 24th, in Willambsurg, in memory of philanthropist Menachem Stark OB”M, who was brutally murdered more than a year ago.

The Sefer Torah procession will start at the residence of the stark family located at 259 Rutledge street, and will continue to the Siach Yitzchok of Lodani Synagogue located at 251 Marcy Avenue, which is the synagogue where the late Mr. Stark attended prayer services every Shabbos. Read more »

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France – Gunman who Held Hostages in Jewelry Store Unrelated to Other Hostage Dramas

A gunman has robbed a jewelry store in the southern French city of Montpellier on Friday, taking two hostages, but the incident had no connection to the two other hostage Dramas in France earlier today.

AFP rteports that prosecutor Christophe Barret said “It was a robbery, it has nothing to do with what is happening in Paris.”

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Jacob Ostreicher Writes to Massachusetts Governor on Behalf of One of His Saviors

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It’s about one year since Jacob Ostreicher was rescued from his Bolivian nightmare, where he was incarcerated nearly three years without being charged. Now he’s returning favor to one of his saviors.

Actor Mark Wahlberg – who was instrumental in getting Sean Penn involved in his case – is seeking a pardon in an effort to clear a 1988 felony assault conviction from his record. He applied to the Massachusetts Board of Pardons to have his name cleared. Read more »

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Memorial Fund Sponsored by JP For Families of Assassinated Officers

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Father Of MVA Victim Sets Roadside Speedometer To Assist Motorists With 25MPH Speed Limit

20141111-004500.jpgAn Orthodox Jewish business owner has stepped up to the plate to alert his fellow New Yorkers about the new 25MPH speed limit currently in effect across the City of New York, by placing a roadside speedometer on several busy streets in Brooklyn, where motorists are used to pick up speed.

Mr. Moshe Lemmer – who is quite familiar with safety issues, being the owner of A Plus (A-1) Fire Control which services our New York City with fire protection and safety for over 35 years‎ – told JP on Monday that he launched the initiative in memory of his daughter Tzippy OB”M, who herself was the victim of a fatal motor vehicle accident.
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