Archive | April, 2013

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Nelson aide Chaim Deutsch announces run for Council

Posted on 30 April 2013 by Community Voice NY

Aide to term-limited councilman declares for 48th district By Colin Mixson Brooklyn Daily La Chaim! After much speculation and anticipation, Chaim Deutsch, Councilman Michael Nelson’s chief of operations and founder of the Flatbush Shomrim, has finally declared his intentions to campaign for his term-limited boss’s council seat. Deutsch has no previous experience as an elected official, has never run a campaign, and he has yet to report even a dime in contributions to the city Camp . >>> READ MORE ...

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Erick Salgado Vows Resilience With Hispanic, Russian and Jewish Coalition

Posted on 26 April 2013 by Community Voice NY

NYC ELECTS – 2013 It looked like a room full of oppressed citizens seeking resilience. While the issue of gay marriage is a non-issue in this mayoral campaign, a group of rabbis, Orthodox community activists and young students, assembled together at the ‘Ahi Ezer’ hall in Gravesend, Brooklyn for an event in support of Conservative Democratic mayoral candidate, Rev. Erick Salgado. The event was hosted by community activist Joseph Hayon, and attended by mayoral hopeful Erick Sal . >>> READ MORE ...

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What FDR said about Jews in private

Posted on 22 April 2013 by Community Voice NY

Op-Ed His personal sentiments about Jews may help explain America’s tepid response to the Holocaust. By Rafael Medoff April 7, 2013 In May 1943, President Franklin Roosevelt met with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill at the White House. It was 17 months after Pearl Harbor and a little more than a year before D-Day. The two Allied leaders reviewed the war effort to date and exchanged thoughts on their plans for the postwar era. At one point in the discussion, FDR offered what he ca . >>> READ MORE ...

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Voters Favor Best-Known In Early Polls

Posted on 18 April 2013 by Community Voice NY

By ANDREW GROSSMAN There are two kinds of candidates running for mayor this year: the knowns and the unknowns. A large majority of Democratic voters have seen enough of City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner—who is weighing a bid and hasn’t said whether he’s running—to form opinions about them, polls show. But between roughly a third and half of Democrats still haven’t formed an opinion of former city Comptroller Bill Thompson, Pu . >>> READ MORE ...

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New York, NY – Anthony Weiner At 2nd Place In Democratic Mayoral Poll

Posted on 17 April 2013 by Community Voice NY

Anthony Weiner finishes second in mayoral race, says Marist NBC poll If the primary election occurred today, Weiner comes in behind City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who earned 26% of the vote while Weiner beat other challengers with 15%. By Tina Moore / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 10:28 PM Updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 11:30 PM Tracy, John, Freelance/Tracy, John, FreelanceAnthony Weiner would come in second the Christine Quin . >>> READ MORE ...

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Hasidic Fixer Key to Sprawling Corruption Probe — But Are They a Dying Breed?

Posted on 16 April 2013 by Community Voice NY

Ancient Aversion to Public Life Fades Among Ultra-Orthodox By Josh Nathan-Kazis Published April 16, 2013, issue of April 19, 2013 Mark Stern likely cut a familiar figure when he approached several New York politicians offering cash and lucrative real estate deals. A member of the Satmar community, Stern is one of scores of fixers on the New York political scene, bearded men who serve as go-betweens connecting ultra-Orthodox Hasidic groups with elected officials. Unlike other fixers, Stern was . >>> READ MORE ...

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U.S. Army cut material linking haredi Orthodox with KKK, al-Qaida

Posted on 10 April 2013 by Community Voice NY

April 9, 2013 WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. Army said it had eliminated part of a presentation on extremist threats that lumped together haredi Orthodox Jews with the Ku Klux Klan and al-Qaida. The grouping was part of a slide, revealed Tuesday in a report by the London Daily Mail, that listed under the rubric of “Religious Extremism” terms such as “evangelical Christianity (U.S./Christian),” “Ultra-Orthodox (Israel/Judaism),” “Sunni Muslim (Iraq/Is . >>> READ MORE ...

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Desecration on Doorways in Brooklyn

Posted on 09 April 2013 by Community Voice NY

  April 8, 2013 By MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ and CHRISTOPHER MAAG Someone set fire to nearly a dozen Jewish religious symbols outside residents’ front doors in a Brooklyn apartment building on Monday, prompting an investigation by the Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force. The burnings coincided with Holocaust Remembrance Day, but the police said they did not know whether it was a factor. The police canvassed the Taylor-Wythe Houses, a public housing complex in Williamsburg, specifica . >>> READ MORE ...

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Gov. Cuomo considering ousting Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver

Posted on 08 April 2013 by Community Voice NY

By FREDRIC U. DICKER Last Updated: 8:15 AM, April 8, 2013 Posted: 2:47 AM, April 8, 2013 ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo and his top aides are looking to use last week’s round of embarrassing scandals in Albany to oust Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver — and they’re already eyeing an upstate lawmaker to replace him, The Post has learned. The governor and his team — stung hard by US Attorney Preet Bharara’s assertion that corruption is “rampant” and “pervasive” in the statehouse — a . >>> READ MORE ...

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Vito Lopez eyes Council run

Posted on 05 April 2013 by Community Voice NY

Article can be found at Embattled Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez formed a committee to raise money for a possible City Council run. Chris Bragg @chrisbragg1   Vito: Assemblyman Vito Lopez has formed a City Council campaign committee. Published: April 4, 2013 – 12:44 pm Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez has formed a campaign committee to raise money for a possible run for City Council, records show. For months, there . >>> READ MORE ...

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