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Census: Rockland’s Orthodox villages, Westchester’s affluent towns see growth

Posted on 30 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

The Lower Hudson Valley has some of the fastest-growing areas in the state, according to a Journal News analysis of new census estimates released Thursday. Rockland’s Orthodox Jewish communities remained among the fastest-growing municipalities in New York, while the 2012 estimates show growth returning to some wealthy Westchester areas where population had begun to slip in the past decade. Putnam saw an opposite trend: After growth in the 2000s, most areas have started to lose population. The . >>> READ MORE ...

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Lawsuit over KJ water project

Posted on 30 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

3 municipalities say village didn’t follow agreement Attorneys for three municipalities suing to halt construction of Kiryas Joel’s water pipeline allege the village is installing a wider pipe than it promised without analyzing the resulting impact of increased water flow and population growth in Kiryas Joel. In documents filed this week in state Supreme Court, attorneys for the Town of Woodbury and villages of Woodbury and Harriman say the 24-inch-wide pipe workers are burying besid . >>> READ MORE ...

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Independence Party Grows in Orange County

Posted on 30 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

GOSHEN — The Orange County Republican Committee held its 2013 endorsement convention this week in Goshen. Though many in the Grand Old Party remember when its members dominated local government, a significant change affecting party enrollment is afoot in the county. Voters enrolled in the Independence Party are the county’s fastest-growing bloc. From 2008 to 2012, the number of Independence Party voters rose from roughly 500 voters to more than 10,000, according to data from the state Bo . >>> READ MORE ...

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Assembly Democrat Calls For Silver To Resign

Posted on 30 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

  Albany, NY – A Democratic assemblywoman on Wednesday called for powerful Speaker Sheldon Silver to resign his leadership position for his role in a secret settlement to end sexual harassment claims against a now-former assemblyman. Democratic Assemblywoman Inez Barron accused Silver of “egregious behavior” in crafting the $103,000 settlement using public money to silence the first accusations against veteran Assemblyman Vito Lopez. Barron’s accusation was a potentially critic . >>> READ MORE ...

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Republican Candidate Emerges to Run Against David Greenfield

Posted on 29 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

Politicker Boro Park Battle Joseph Hayon, a two-time GOP candidate for different Assembly districts, has a new target in mind this electoral cycle: Councilman David Greenfield.His candidacy, Mr. Hayon told Politicker this evening, is based off the view that Mr. Greenfield places party politics above the district. In particular, he cited Mr. Greenfield’s endorsement of his colleague, Councilman Lew Fidler, in an unsuccessful bid for the State Senate last year.“David Greenfield put his Democ . >>> READ MORE ...

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Chaim Israel : I’m Not A NYC Council Candiate

Posted on 26 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

Brooklyn, NY – Last week a news website posted a “confirmed” report citing “reliable” sources that I was a candidate for the 44th NYC Council Race challenging the incumbent. This triggered false rumors across the neighborhood. In my effort to squelch these rumors I would like to state unequivocally and unambiguously that I never declared or announced that I am a candidate. I am not a candidate. I want to take this opportunity to thank my family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, and . >>> READ MORE ...

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GOP candidate for City Council in the 44th Counc. Dist. remains unsettled

Posted on 26 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

The Brooklyn Independent GOP Fountainhead There have been meetings, interest has been expressed back and forth, but no GOP petitioning decisions and/or commitments have been arrived at to date Some of my sources that purport to know have indicated to me that there are several inaccuracies in the YWN report that Kings County Republican Chairman Craig Eaton had reached an agreement with Chaim Israel to back that Democratic Party candidate on the Republican line in his quest to unseat David Gre . >>> READ MORE ...

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Hikind Prepares Loyalist To Challenge Councilman Greenfield In September

Posted on 23 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

Hikind Prepares Loyalist To Challenge Councilman Greenfield In September (Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013) Roughly 3 years after he got elected to the City Council, Councilman David Greenfield, who already has the endorsement of the Brooklyn Conservative party, is expected to face a challenge in September, sources tell YWN. According to some reliable sources, Assemblyman Dov Hikind is pushing for a fight in the 44th council district, eager to challenge councilman Greenfield, who won decisively over M . >>> READ MORE ...

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Vito Lopez leaves Assembly

Posted on 21 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

No trace of disgraced Brooklyn Dem as nameplate and Web page vanish minutes after he resigns By Glenn Blain / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Monday, May 20, 2013, 11:59 PM Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013, 11:59 PM Disgraced Assemblyman Vito Lopez has officially left the building. ALBANY — The Assembly bid good riddance Monday to se rial groper Vito Lopez. Within minutes of his 9 a.m. resignation from the Assembly, Lopez’s state website was taken down and his nameplates were removed . >>> READ MORE ...

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Dov Hikind Invites David Greenfield to Clear his Name

Posted on 20 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

http://dovhikind.blogspot.com/2013/05/an-invitation-to-david-greenfield-to.html This weekend, the print edition of City & State, a publication that’s read and respected by all elected officials, published a disturbing story about the website YeshivaWorldNews and its political commentator Dov Gordon. City & State revealed that Mr. Gordon, who has praised NYC Councilman David Greenfield in the most glowing terms for three years, is, according to several sources close to the Councilman, n . >>> READ MORE ...

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Candidate Chaim Deutsch Raises Eyebrows With Fund-Raising Abilities

Posted on 17 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

Brooklyn, NY – After not even registering with the Campaign Finance Board until after the first filing deadline, Democratic candidate for Councilman in the 48th District, Chaim Deutsch, has raised eyebrows by topping the fund-raising money list during the second filing period. BROOKLYNDAILY.com (http://bit.ly/10CwOMn) is reporting that, even more astounding, is that Deutsch managed to reach $74,819 in campaign donations—-the maximum spending limit allowed—-in a mere two weeks. Pundits . >>> READ MORE ...

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Newly Fallen Snow and Pepper Spray

Posted on 13 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

The Brooklyn Independent GOP Fountainhead   Pure as the newly fallen snow… That’s how “some people” look at their “friends” and allies in politics…  Maybe, that’s how “some people” see Democrat-Conservative David Greenfield… Thanks to a few Orthodox Jewish bloggers  —  already,  there are more and more footprints in the once-clean snowy patch that was City Councilman David Greenfield  —  Now, one of those bloggers is even trying to turn the once s . >>> READ MORE ...

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First Amendment Group Joins Bris Fight

Posted on 08 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

Published on The Jewish Week (http://www.thejewishweek.com)   Becket Fund sees pattern of anti-Orthodox hostility in city’s actions. Is it right? Wed, 05/08/2013 Jonathan Mark Associate Editor There’s something “sinister” about City Hall’s “regulatory excess” and “bureaucratic targeting” of Orthodox Jews, says a prominent lawyer at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Writing on Becket’s website, Eric Rassbach, Becket’s deputy general counsel, see . >>> READ MORE ...

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Charges expected against Brooklyn state Sen. John Sampson

Posted on 05 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

Sen. John Sampson (D-Brooklyn) is identified in court papers as asking ex-Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Queens) to wield her influence on behalf of a businessman who held a Kennedy Airport lease in March 2012. The FBI is also examining a $100,000 ‘loan’ Sampson took from a legal client. It was revealed Friday that Huntley had been wearing a wire in a corruption probe to catch fellow politicians. By Kenneth Lovett , Greg B. Smith AND Larry Mcshane / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Sunday, Ma . >>> READ MORE ...

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Sources Say City Councilman David Greenfield Is Behind Favorable Yeshiva World Stories

Posted on 02 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

Written by Nick Powell on May 1, 2013.   For nearly two and a half years, a Yeshiva World News blogger who goes by the name of Dov Gordon appears to have been one of New York City Councilman David Greenfield’s biggest fans in the local Jewish media. Gordon wrote in 2010 that the city’s potential restoration of funding for after-school vouchers was a “major victory for the newly elected Greenfield.” This past fall, Gordon wrote in a “Backroom Deals” column that the councilman’ . >>> READ MORE ...

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With Focus on Morality, Salgado Carves Jewish Niche

Posted on 01 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

By Yochonon Donn Sunday, April 28, 2013 | י”ח אייר תשע”ג BROOKLYN – Erick Salgado took his long-shot bid for New York City mayor to Flatbush Thursday night, where the Hispanic pastor received endorsements from several Rabbanim who said he represented a last chance to check a creeping immorality that is infiltrating New York. Harav Avraham Yaakov Nelkenbaum, Rosh Yeshivah of Mir, took off from his night seder to express his support for Salgado. “He is strongl . >>> READ MORE ...

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