Regional Briefs – October 27, 2016

$10,000 in Tzedakah Money Stole From Tosh Shul

BORO PARK – Thieves broke into the Tosh shul at 4615 14th Ave. in Boro Park early Thursday morning, robbing the multiple-pushka wall unit. The shul’s shammas, Reb Chaim Dov Greenfeld, told Hamodia that the pushka unit contained nearly $10,000 of tzedakah.

4 Thieves Steal Nearly 200 Pumpkins from Farm

WAYNE, N.J. – Four thieves made off overnight Tuesday with nearly 200 pumpkins worth more than $2,000 from a 120-year-old family-run farm, The Associated Press reported. Owner Todd Kuehm said surveillance video recorded the theft.

AG Sues School for Expelling Girl With Down Syndrome

MOORESTOWN, N.J. – New Jersey’s attorney general is suing a preschool for expelling a 3-year-old girl with Down syndrome last year because she wasn’t trained while allowing other children in similar circumstances to remain, The Associated Press reported. The lawsuit accuses Chesterbrook Academy of unfair discrimination.

7 Million Gallons of Sewage Spill Into Lake

SYRACUSE – A sewer pipe break caused by Friday’s heavy rain spilled 7 million gallons of raw sewage into the Inner Harbor lake, the Post-Standard reported. The pipe spewed 5,000 gallons a minute of sewage for more than a day.

Plans for Wind Project Off New York Slightly Scaled Back&

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Federal officials on Thursday slightly scaled back the site of a proposed wind energy project in the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island, The Associated Press reported. The sale on Dec. 15 will be for a 79,350-acre site, removing the 1,780-acre Cholera Banks which is a lucrative fishing area.

Leader of Credit Card Theft Ring Pleads Guilty

BUFFALO – The leader of a New York crime ring that stole credit cards from cars at gyms and restaurants and used them to buy gift cards pleaded guilty Wednesday, The Associated Press reported. Christopher McCullen, 45, led the nine-man operation, all of whom have been convicted.