Torah carried out of Congregation Beth Israel following Hurricane Katrina (credit: http://bethisraelnola.com)

Former Riverdale Rabbi Helps Rebuild New Orleans Congregation After Katrina

Seven years after Hurricane Katrina decimated much of New Orleans, a local rabbi dedicates a new synagogue he helped rebuild. Rabbi Topolosky said that natural disaster really affected him and left him compelled to act.


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Pedestrian Killed After Being Hit By School Bus In The Bronx

Police say 57-year-old Milo Montavilla was in the crosswalk when he was hit and dragged several feet before being trapped underneath the bus.


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Hundreds Of Trees Damaged By Storm In Central Park

Central Park, ordinarily a winter wonderland when covered in snow, looked more like a Halloween nightmare on Monday.


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Transportation Alternatives Maps NYC Pedestrian Crashes

The system – called CrashStat – is an interactive map. So, you can check out your own neighborhood.


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Feds: Glitzy Riverdale Apartment Building Discriminated Against Black Renters

The suit is accusing a Riverdale landlord of exercising the kind of quiet housing bias that keeps some neighborhoods mostly white — even when people of color have the money and means to move there.


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Elderly Woman Killed In Bronx Apartment Fire

Police say an 87-year-old woman was killed and a 91-year-old man injured in an afternoon fire in the Bronx.


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Laguerre Payen, Final Convict In Temple Bomb Plot, Sentenced

The last of four men convicted in an FBI sting operation was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison by a judge who said she was not proud of her government for creating the plot to bomb synagogues and shoot down military planes with missiles.


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Mount Vernon Man Killed In Apparent Hit-And-Run In The Bronx

Police are looking for an apparent hit-and-run driver after Antonio Damiano Jr. was found dead in the road at West 234th Street and the Henry Hudson Parkway early Sunday morning.


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Mayor Bloomberg Among Those Frustrated By Debt Ceiling Stalemate

The standoff on Capitol Hill over deficit reduction and raising the debt ceiling shows no signs of breaking.


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3 Men Convicted In Riverdale Synagogues Plot Learn Their Fates

James Cromitie, David Williams and Onta Williams, the three men convicted of plotting to blow up local synagogues and shoot down military planes, have been sentenced to 25 years in prison in federal court in Manhattan.


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Police Hunt Two Men Following Push-In Robbery In Riverdale

It started with a knock. Police say two thugs shoved their way into a Riverdale apartment, wielding guns. They tied up the 57-year old and a 19-year-old woman within.


NYPD officers guard Riverdale Jewish Center in the Bronx (credit: AP Photo/David Goldman)

Judge Refuses To Throw Out Bronx Bomb Plot Convictions

Federal Judge Colleen McMahon has upheld the verdicts of four men convicted of plotting to blow up New York City synagogues and shoot down military planes, and scolded the government for an informant whose methods she suggested bordered on entrapment.


Andrea pours boiling water in her sink to make it kosher. (credit: Alice Stockton-Rossini, 1010 WINS)

Plenty Of Cleaning To Do As Observant Jews Prepare For Passover

Jews marking the eight-day remembrance of the ancient Israelites leaving Egypt after being freed from slavery must sanctify their homes.


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Officials Search For Body In Decade-Old Homicide In Riverdale

Officials with the NYPD, Drug Enforcement Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement began digging Monday at a site near Palisades Avenue and Spaulding Lane in the Riverdale section of the borough, sources told 1010 WINS.


NYPD officers guard Riverdale Jewish Center in the Bronx (credit: AP Photo/David Goldman)

Judge Asked To Toss Conviction In Bronx Temple Bomb Plot

Lawyers for four men said their clients’ convictions and the case itself should be thrown out because they were entrapped by a paid FBI informant posing as an Islamic extremist.