2 Bronx Synagogues Targeted in Plot to Get Federal Funds

Monday, Jul 19, 2010  |  Updated 8:15 AM EDT
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2 Bronx Synagogues Targeted in Plot to Get Federal Funds

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A man walks past the Riverdale Jewish Center in the Bronx borough of New York on Thursday May 21, 2009.

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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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