Archive | March, 2013

Enhanced Yeshiva Student Busing Plan Still Alive In New York State Budget Talks

Posted on 21 March 2013 by Community Voice NY

BY Glenn Blain Gov. Cuomo and legislative leaders appear to have misspoke Wednesday night when they claimed a controversial – and potentially costly – proposal to enhance bus service for city yeshiva students had been taken out of the budget. “It is still being discussed,” said Assembly Spokesman Michael Whyland. “We are all under the assumption that is in the budget,” added state Sen. Martin Golden (R-Brooklyn). The proposal being pushed by state lawmakers would require New Yo . >>> READ MORE ...

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Bed-Stuy’s boom

Posted on 21 March 2013 by Community Voice NY

Daily News  Nabe tops Brooklyn population  rise  Babies, hipsters, immigrants behind the boom By Simone Weichselbaum / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Babies, hipsters, yuppies, and immigrants are behind Brooklyn’s population boom which has made the borough king of destinations for new New Yorkers. City population experts touted the borough as the most coveted place to live for the more than 161,000 residents who flocked to the Big Apple in a 21-month period spanning April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012. Aro . >>> READ MORE ...

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Comptroller John Liu starts bid to become New York City mayor

Posted on 20 March 2013 by admin

  JENNIFER PELTZ NEW YORK — City Comptroller John Liu embarked Sunday on a mayoral bid that illuminates the political rise of New York City’s Asian-American population but has been shadowed by a fundraising-conspiracy case against two former aides. Already the first person of Asian descent to be elected citywide in New York, Liu, a Democrat, hopes to become its first Asian-American mayor. Under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, “the rich keep getting filthy rich” while other New . >>> READ MORE ...

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Mayor Bloomberg pushes forward in plan to move cigarettes out of sight

Posted on 20 March 2013 by admin

      DAVID B. CARUSO NEW YORK — Walk into any convenience store or gas station in the country, and chances are the cigarettes will be in roughly the same spot: at eye level, right behind the cash register. That’s no coincidence. Tobacco companies have worked hard, and paid handsomely, to ensure that cigarette displays occupy the retail equivalent of prime real estate. In 2010 alone, the industry made $370 million in payments to retailers to help lock down prime shelving space, . >>> READ MORE ...

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Bill de Blasio: New York City needs to set up an inspector general’s office to oversee police policies

Posted on 19 March 2013 by admin

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s a renewed push for New York City to follow most other major cities and set up an inspector general’s office to oversee police policies like stop-and-frisk. But, election year politics could play a big role, WCBS 880′s Alex Silverman reported. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that what he called the overuse of stop-and-frisk should show that “the inspector general is an idea whose time has come in New York City.” “I think if we had an i . >>> READ MORE ...

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Brooklyn borough president hopeful Eric Adams set to receive backing of Marty Markowitz

Posted on 18 March 2013 by admin

  The front-runner in the Brooklyn Borough President’s race wants to poach tourists from Manhattan hotspots — and is set to land the endorsement of the man he’s seeking to replace. Marty Markowitz plans to back state Sen. Eric Adams as he kicks off his campaign on Sunday. “Sen. Adams is running strong even without a headline opponent,” political consultant Lupe Todd said. “At this point, it’s his race to lose. And I don’t foresee that happening.” In addition to luring more . >>> READ MORE ...

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An Open Letter to our Community by Marvin Schick

Posted on 15 March 2013 by Community Voice NY

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Bus Service for Non-Public School Children

Posted on 15 March 2013 by Community Voice NY

Daily News Politics Officials oppose state Senate yeshiva bus plan that could open floodgates to hundreds of millions of dollars more in city busing costs A city memo obtained by the News urges lawmakers to reject plan that requires city buses transporting after-hour students, mostly from yeshivas, to drop them off within 600 feet of their homes. This plan could inspire other parents to seek special treatment, officials say. By Glenn Blain AND Kenneth Lovett / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Fri . >>> READ MORE ...

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Councilman David Greenfield (D) 44th Council District Once again imposes his Political Agenda on his Borough Park Constituency.

Posted on 13 March 2013 by admin

Councilman David Greenfield (D) 44th Council District Once again imposes his Political Agenda on his Borough Park Constituency. In a highly inappropriate move, Councilman David Greenfield, intrudes once again in the inside machinations of Community Board #12 by intimidating board members to vote for Ann Cali, a member of the St Athanasius community. Ann Cali was appointed by David Greenfield to appease his cronies at St Athanasius.  His St Athanasius cronies have long waged a systematized runn . >>> READ MORE ...

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New York City Council Districting

Posted on 11 March 2013 by Community Voice NY

NEW YORK March 6, 2013, 12:02 a.m. ET City Submits Plan for Redistricting By MICHAEL HOWARD SAUL The New York City Districting Commission submitted on Tuesday a final plan to the city clerk to redraw the 51 council districts following the 2010 census, three months after withdrawing its first attempt following criticism that it was politically motivated, unfair to minority voters, and, in one case, beneficial to a Brooklyn assemblyman accused of sexually harassing staff members. The U.S. Departme . >>> READ MORE ...

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The Orthodox Surge

Posted on 08 March 2013 by Community Voice NY

March 7, 2013 By DAVID BROOKS New York Times. In Midwood, Brooklyn, there’s a luxury kosher grocery store called Pomegranate serving the modern Orthodox and Hasidic communities. It looks like a really nice Whole Foods. There’s a wide selection of kosher cheeses from Italy and France, wasabi herring, gluten-free ritual foods and nicely toned wood flooring. The snack section is impressive. There’s a long aisle bursting with little bags of chips and pretzels, suitable for putting into scho . >>> READ MORE ...

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Muslim Democratic Club

Posted on 07 March 2013 by Community Voice NY

New York’s first Muslim Democratic club is set to launch By Azi Paybarah 1:35 pm Mar. 7, 2013 Next week will mark the official opening of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York, the first club of its kind in the city. The group formally announced its plan to open in an email message to supporters and the media, inviting them to a March 14 kick-off event in Manhattan. In the invitation, the organization describes itself as a “New York City-based organization of American Mus . >>> READ MORE ...

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Mayoral Race

Posted on 07 March 2013 by Community Voice NY

NYC mayoral candidate appeals to Evangelical Latinos and Orthodox Jews Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 11:13AM JNS.org Pastor Erick Salgado. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.(JNS.org) With the campaign to succeed three-term mayor Michael Bloomberg heating up in New York City, one candidate running in the Democratic primary is attempting to forge an unlikely alliance amongst the city’s growing religious population. Erick Salgado, 42, the pastor of Iglesia Jovenes Cristianos (Young Christian) Church in Be . >>> READ MORE ...

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Where Religion And Real Estate Collide

Posted on 06 March 2013 by admin

As N.Y. haredi population surges, battles over Brooklyn neighborhoods ensue. Wed, 03/06/2013 Gil Shefler/ JTA If you’re looking to move to an apartment on or near Park Avenue, be prepared to break open the piggy bank. Prices are higher than ever and developers are squabbling over construction rights. That’s Park Avenue, Brooklyn — not its swankier Manhattan namesake. For decades, this derelict corner of New York’s most populous borough was the domain of dangerous street gangs . >>> READ MORE ...

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Welcome to Community Voice

Posted on 05 March 2013 by Community Voice NY

As the City of New York prepares for the upcoming primaries and elections for a new city administration and legislators, voters across the City’s neighborhoods are beginning to focus on emerging options and choices of the newly declared candidates. Voters will ponder, “Which candidate will best serve the City of New York”?  “Which candidate will best serve my neighborhood”? “Which candidate will best serve my community”? While City voters may disagree o . >>> READ MORE ...

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