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  • Nat'l Orthodox Jewish group rejects “wholesale demonization” of Muslims after Teaneck rabbi’s blog..

    12/04/2014 6:33:18 PM PST · by Coleus · 10 replies ^ | 11.27.14 | JIM NORMAN
    The Orthodox Union, the umbrella organization for Orthodox Jewish congregations throughout the United States, has responded to an Internet blog post by a Teaneck rabbi and criticized it for what it called “wholesale demonization” of Muslims. The rabbi, Steven Pruzansky of the Bnai Yeshurun congregation, the largest orthodox synagogue in Teaneck, had posted a blog calling for a harsh response by Israel to Palestinian terrorists, including the destruction of entire villages found to be the homes of two or more attackers. “We cannot countenance a response to terror that resorts to wholesale demonization, advocates for the collective punishment of Israeli...
  • 500 attend Muslim tolerance luncheon

    03/28/2011 3:50:55 PM PDT · by americanophile · 17 replies · 1+ views
    North New ^ | March 28, 2011 | MELISSA HAYES
    When Mohamed Younes selected "Religious Freedom and Tolerance" as the theme for the American Muslim Union's annual brunch, it was long before New York Rep. Peter King decided to hold hearings on "radical Islam." Younes, president of the union, said the luncheon Sunday at the Glenpointe Marriott in Teaneck came at the right time. "It just happened to be the right subject for the right moment," he said. Younes, who founded the Paterson-based grass-roots organization in the hopes of serving the American Muslim community and promoting equality, told the roughly 500 attendees that religious freedom is a constitutional right. "With...
  • Teaneck lab tech charged with having sex with corpse of 92 yr. old

    10/30/2007 10:04:44 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies · 225+ views ^ | October 29, 2007 | WILLIAM LAMB and BOB GROVES
      TEANECK — A lab technician at Holy Name Hospital has been charged with having sex with the body of a 92-year-old woman in the hospital’s morgue, authorities said Monday. Anthony Merino, 24, of W. 185th Street in Manhattan, was arrested at the hospital on Sunday morning and was charged with desecrating human remains, a second-degree crime that carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $100,000 fine. Bail for Merino was set at $400,000, with no 10-percent payment option. He was in custody in Teaneck on Monday. Merino, who is employed full time at Overlook...
  • Authorities Investigate Ex-Principal's Computer for Child Porn (NJ)

    01/23/2007 5:24:50 AM PST · by Calpernia · 2 replies · 228+ views
    NJ101.5 ^ | Tuesday, January 23, 2007
    The ex-principal of Teaneck High School, already facing charges that he engaged in sexual conduct and conversation with a student, may face more charges if questionable photos on his computer are child pornography, authorities said. Joseph White, 61, has been charged with official misconduct and endangering the welfare. The charges stem from accusations that he had sexually explicit conversations in May and June of 2006 with a 17-year-old boy in his office, including one incident where White is alleged to have asked the boy to expose himself and to take his pants off in return for a recommendation. In the...
  • The Mob That Whacked Jersey. How rapacious government withered the Garden State

    01/16/2007 9:42:11 AM PST · by aculeus · 60 replies · 1,718+ views
    City ^ | January 16, 2007 | by Steven Malanga
    When Cy Thannikary left India to come work at the UN in Manhattan, he settled in Flushing, Queens, and loved the excitement of living in the city. After starting a family, though, he traded New York’s hubbub for Freehold, New Jersey, a quiet suburb with lower taxes and affordable housing. That was 25 years ago. These days, Thannikary sometimes feels like he’s back in Gotham as he watches his taxes soar and hears neighbors grumble. He has started a new group, Citizens for Property Tax Reform, to fight the special interests that have turned both state and local government into...
  • Principal quits in wake of "new" sex allegations

    06/29/2006 9:25:53 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies · 1,261+ views ^ | 06.29.06 | BRIAN ABERBACK and CAROLYN SALAZAR
    Teaneck High School's embattled principal, who was arrested last week on child sex charges for the second time in four years, has resigned, school officials said Wednesday. Joe White, 60, submitted his retirement papers Tuesday, said Schools Superintendent John Czeterko. White was arrested Friday for allegedly having sexually explicit conversations with a student in his office, authorities said. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said White's resignation would not affect the criminal case, which investigators plan to present to a grand jury. White is charged with official misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child. The popular educator was arrested following...
  • Boy scouts cutting public ties, Fear lawsuits over 'God' in oath

    01/21/2006 1:03:05 PM PST · by Coleus · 80 replies · 1,728+ views ^ | 01.20.06 | DEENA YELLIN
    The fear of lawsuits from the American Civil Liberties Union has driven 216 Boy Scout, Cub Scout and related troops across the state - including 35 in North Jersey - to sever their charters with public institutions. Many of them, including Troop 124 in Northvale, have enjoyed a long friendship with municipalities that have sponsored the Scouts, provided them with funding and offered a comfortable meeting space. But an ACLU threat has sent troops scrambling for new sponsors. The Boy Scouts of America issued a directive last April for all troops to transfer their sponsorship by the end of the...
  • Armed with compassion, she's bound for Iraq

    07/20/2005 7:09:15 AM PDT · by Irontank · 16 replies · 960+ views
    Star-Ledger ^ | July 20, 2005
    Sgt. 1st Class Minnie Hiller set down her M-16 and lowered herself gently into a foxhole. Forty targets would soon emerge from the scrub oaks and pine trees of a Fort Dix firing range. Hiller, a 50-year-old widow and grandmother who works in civilian life as a high school counselor, would have to hit at least 23 of them to convince the Army she was qualified to go to Iraq. "I don't care for guns," she said as she adjusted a stack of sandbags at the front edge of the hole and waited for the range master to clear her...
  • Teaneck laboratory is fined for losing uranium shipment

    11/03/2005 10:29:05 AM PST · by Calpernia · 2 replies · 130+ views ^ | Thursday, November 3, 2005 | By ALEX NUSSBAUM
    A Teaneck laboratory must pay a $3,250 federal fine for losing a tiny shipment of enriched uranium last spring, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on Wednesday. The fine against Ledoux & Co. comes after the lab accidentally tossed 3.3 ounces of nuclear material in the trash, setting off a federal and state search that stretched to landfills around the mid-Atlantic. (snip) The Alfred Avenue lab reported the uranium-235 missing in mid-April, after receiving a drum filled with seven canisters of the nuclear fuel bound for a university reactor. Ledoux had been hired to test the material's purity. An NRC investigation...
  • Trying to close white-minority learning gap

    08/06/2005 5:11:55 PM PDT · by Coleus · 31 replies · 1,089+ views
    North Jersey Newspapers ^ | 08.01.05 | Brian Aberback
    The achievement gap between minority and white students has long been a stain on the bright mosaic of culturally and racially diverse school districts.From North Jersey to Cleveland to San Diego, whites as a group generally score considerably better on standardized tests than their minority peers. Whites also tend to enroll in more honors classes, while minorities are more prevalent in remedial courses.Now, one Bergen County district is introducing a sweeping concept that it hopes will bridge its gap by addressing a wide range of possible roadblocks to academic success.The initiative includes dozens of ideas. Some are in the talking...
  • Support the Patriot Act tonight at Teaneck, NJ Town Meeting

    02/15/2005 4:53:04 AM PST · by Ziva · 4 replies · 713+ views
    2/15/05 | Ziva
    On Tuesday, February 15 at 7:30 at Teaneck Town Hall, the Town Council will have a workshop to consider a resolution to officially refuse to comply with Section 215 of the Patriot Act. On February 8, members of the public, many from outside of Teaneck, spoke out in support of this notion. I have posted my detailed examination of the claims made that night against the Patriot Act, showing how they are either misguided or deceitful. This document has been given to all Teaneck Town Council members in printed form, and is being circulated with the media. A copy can...
  • Teaneck, NJ Rally supporting President Bush on August 29

    08/27/2004 6:19:31 AM PDT · by Ziva · 12 replies · 996+ views
    Protest Planning | 8/26/04 | Ziva
    A rally is planned by the Teaneck Peace and Justice Coalition (TPJC), to be held this Sunday, Aug. 29 from 9:30-10:30am by the flag pole on the Teaneck Town Green at the corner of Cedar Lane and Teaneck Rd. They will be gathering to board buses to go to an anti-Bush rally in NYC. We will hold a counter-rally to support the President, also from 9:30-10:30am at the same location in Teaneck. You can park in the municipal lot in front of the library. Many of you have never been to a political rally. If you have strong political convictions,...
  • Jihadists in New Jersey with Senator Jon Corzine & Congressman Bill Pascrell, Democrats

    08/14/2004 11:05:22 AM PDT · by Coleus · 42 replies · 3,415+ views ^ | March 30, 2004 | Joel Mowbray
    Jihadists in Jersey  By Joel MowbrayThe New York Sun | March 30, 2004              Congressman Bill Pascrell, D-8, NJ  with Menendez and Corzine Senator Corzine at the Puerto Rican parade in Hoboken.Rep. Bill Pascrell and Senator Corzine, both Democrats of New Jersey, addressed an annual "community brunch" last month co-sponsored by 11 Muslim organizations, including a mosque that has allegedly raised funds for Hamas and another New Jersey mosque whose former imam was convicted last year for smuggling more than a half-million dollars to an Egyptian group that the American Treasury Department subsequently designated a terrorist organization. Mr. Pascrell...