Birthday parties draw the crowds

By Jay Grenby, May 16, 2008

American rock band Blue Fringe hit the right note for 250 revellers at Stanmore Synagogue’s Israel 60th birthday bash, The group of four twentysomethings, who met at Yeshiva University in 2001, played a Jewish-themed set of pop, rock, funk and R&B to a predominantly youthful audience.


Businessman’s not guilty plea

April 11, 2008

A businessman who has pleaded not guilty to five counts of false accounting will face trial in January next year. Alan David Meltzer, 60, from Stanmore, Middlesex, appeared at Harrow Crown Court last Wednesday.