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Fund-Raiser for Thompson Has History of Swindling

Posted on 25 June 2013 by Community Voice NY

  June 24, 2013 By DAVID M. HALBFINGER One of the most prolific fund-raisers for the mayoral campaign of William C. Thompson Jr. is an admitted swindler who once cheated a tiny, economically depressed Wisconsin village out of $250,000 and later escaped from a federal prison.He is also a polarizing figure in the Satmar sect of Hasidic Jews and was an instigator in a bitter, long-running dynastic struggle between two Satmar factions — even once provoking a brawl in a Brooklyn synagogu . >>> READ MORE ...

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NYC Teachers’ Union Endorses Thompson For Mayor

Posted on 20 June 2013 by Community Voice NY

Published on: June 19th, 2013 at 09:35 PM By: AP   New York – New York City’s massive teachers’ union backed former City Comptroller William Thompson for mayor Wednesday, giving a sizeable campaign boost to a onetime school board chief who made an unexpectedly strong showing in the last mayoral race.   Delivering Thompson a highly sought-after endorsement among New York Democrats, United Federation of Teachers president Michael Mulgrew said New Yorkers “need . >>> READ MORE ...

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Haredi Activist Demands ‘Ten Rights to Be my Mayor’

Posted on 20 June 2013 by Community Voice NY

By: Jacob Kornbluh Published: June 20th, 2013 Forget about Metztitzah B’peh and school vouchers. We know the Democrats are opposed to vouchers, while some are committed to overturn the Metzitzah B’peh regulation. How about the issues that as at great concern to Orthodox Jews on a daily basis? Alexander Rapaport, a community activist and head of the Masbia organization, penned a list of 10 major concerns that are secondary to issues of Yeshivas and Metzitzah B’peh, as the mayoral candid . >>> READ MORE ...

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NYC teachers union on verge of endorsing Bill Thompson for mayor

Posted on 19 June 2013 by Community Voice NY

By SALLY GOLDENBERG Last Updated: 8:51 AM, June 19, 2013 Posted: 12:39 AM, June 19, 2013 Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson is about to get the biggest boost of his campaign — he’ll be endorsed by the teachers union today. The United Federation of Teachers, one of the city’s largest and most politically powerful labor organizations, will hold its endorsement meeting this afternoon. Most insiders expect the union to endorse Thompson, particularly since its former president, Randi Weingart . >>> READ MORE ...

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Councilwoman Sara M Gonzalez Tours Areas of Borough Park That Have Been Added to Her District

Posted on 19 June 2013 by Community Voice NY

– Matzav.com – The Online Voice of Torah Jewry – http://matzav.com – Posted By Matzav Editor On June 18, 2013 @ 6:33 PM Last Tuesday afternoon, Councilwoman Sara M. Gonzalez, accompanied by respected community activist and journalist Yosef Rapaport, took a walking tour through Borough Park, visiting prominent community organizations, businesses and landmarks throughout the neighborhood. The Councilwoman, who is running for re-election this year, is poised to represent . >>> READ MORE ...

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Rachmastrivka Rebbe Endorses Mayoral Candidate Erick Salgado

Posted on 19 June 2013 by Community Voice NY

– Matzav.com – The Online Voice of Torah Jewry – http://matzav.com – Posted By Matzav Editor On June 18, 2013 @ 9:14 PM New York City mayoral candidate Erick Salgado, the only candidate in the Democratic Primary for Mayor who believes in traditional family values, has received the endorsement of the Rachmastrivka Rebbe. Salgado received the Rebbe’s endorsement and blessings during a private meeting at the Rebbe’s Boro Park shul Monday evening. “I am most honored . >>> READ MORE ...

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Weiner’s Record in House: Intensity, Publicity and Limited Results

Posted on 13 June 2013 by Community Voice NY

N.Y. / Region By DAVID M. HALBFINGER and DAVID W. CHEN June 12, 2013 When President Obama needed every Democrat in Congress to back his health care plan in 2009, Representative Anthony D. Weiner threatened behind the scenes to torpedo the package in favor of a more sweeping measure. He backed off after he was promised a bigger share of the spotlight during the highly watched debate. The previous year, when advocates of immigration reform invited Mr. Weiner to a round-table discussion . >>> READ MORE ...

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Senate Passes Bill Creating Crime of Aggravated Harassment of a Police Officer

Posted on 07 June 2013 by Community Voice NY

The New York State Senate today passed a bill that creates the crime of aggravated harassment of a police or peace officer. The bill (S.2402), sponsored by Senator Joe Griffo (R-C-I, Rome) would make it a felony to physically attack a police officer while on duty. “At a time when shocking incidents of disrespect and outright confrontation are at an all-time high, the men and women who patrol the streets of our cities deserve every possible protection we can offer them,”Senator Griffo stated. . >>> READ MORE ...

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Quinn Tells Mayoral Candidates To Stop Pandering To The Jewish Community

Posted on 06 June 2013 by Community Voice NY

New York – During a visit to the John Gambling Show on WOR on Tuesday morning, City Council Speaker and Democratic mayoral candidate Christine Quinn told her fellow candidates to stop pandering to the Jewish community on practices surrounding circumcision. POLITICKER.co (http://bit.ly/15AvXAo) reports that Quinn accused her opponents of pandering by “going into a synagogue” and “telling them what they want to hear, just so you can get their vote” Quinn said that “is not” lead . >>> READ MORE ...

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YWN Straw Poll Of Orthodox Jewish Voters At The FJCC Mayoral Forum

Posted on 05 June 2013 by Community Voice NY

Salgado in first place   It’s only a straw poll, so don’t give too much thought to the results. However, based on the response to our questionnaire by a diverse group of ages and gender, the results of our straw poll, conducted Tuesday night after the FJCC mayoral forum, reflect the overall public opinion polls. There’s one exception though. Christine Quinn, who didn’t hide the fact that she’s from the LGBT community, switched places with Erick Salgado. Mr. Salgado, whose Orthodox . >>> READ MORE ...

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