On Net, Virtual Mayors Stake Claim to Famed Jewish Spots

You get to be ‘mayor’ of a place on web site foursquare.com by checking in there regularly. We found some surprising mayors of famed spots associated with Jews.

Massive Demonstrations Draw 450,000 Across Israel

An estimated 450,000 Israelis marched in cities across the country as part of the ‘March of the Million,’ one of the biggest protests in the nation’s history.

Berman Snags Big Endorsements Against Fellow Jewish Democrat

In a contest pitting two of Congress’ most influential Jewish Democrats against one another, Rep. Howard Berman has received the blessings of five top California Democrats in his bid to return to Washington as lawmaker for the San Fernando Valley’s newly created 30th Congressional District.

Venerable Bialystoker Home Closing Under a Cloud

The Bialystoker nursing home on Manhattan’s lower East Side is closing for good. The board says it is broke, but activists blame a sweetheart real estate deal.

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The Unsinkable Sally Goodgold

“If she had been on the Titanic, it would not have sunk,” said NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, one of the eulogizers at the August 21 funeral of Sally Goodgold, whose death at the age of 82 on August 18 sent shock waves through New York City’s civic and Jewish communities. The funeral was held at Plaza Memorial in Manhattan, and the casket was draped with New York City’s flag — a rare honor, for which Sally’s son, Jay Goodgold, thanked the Commissioner and Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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