2 NYC synagogues to get fed funds

The News Leader

July 19, 2010 4:05:55 AM PDT
A New York congressman says two Bronx synagogues targeted in a terror plot will receive federal funds to help prevent future terrorist attempts.

Rep. Anthony Weiner said Sunday that the two sites were among 80 high-risk groups receiving Homeland Security Department money. They will share more than $5.8 million. Weiner says the average award will be $73,000.

The funds will be used by the groups to add security cameras, barricades and emergency release doors to their buildings. The funds are expected to be dispersed in the next three months.

The Riverdale Jewish Center and the Riverdale Temple were targets of the failed bomb plot in May 2009.


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