Archive | July, 2013

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July 29, 2013 – Weiner Should Drop Out, NYC Likely Dem Voters Tell Quinnipiac University Poll; Quinn Leads, With De Blasio, Thompson Tied For Second

Posted on 30 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

Quinnipiac University Poll Congressman Anthony Weiner drops to fourth place among likely Democratic primary voters in the race for New York City mayor as these likely voters say 53 – 40 percent he should drop out, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. There is almost no gender gap, but a wide racial gap on this question: Women say 54 – 42 percent that Weiner should drop out, compared to men at 52 – 37 percent. But black voters say 53 – 42 . >>> READ MORE ...

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New York, NY – Bill Thompson: Trayvon Martin Was Killed Because He Was Black

Posted on 29 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

Published on: July 29th, 2013 at 12:57 AM By: AP New York, NY – Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson said Trayvon Martin was killed because he was black and that the same bias drives the NYPD’s stop and frisk policy. The former City Comptroller, who is black, made the comments before a congregation at Abundant Life Church in Brooklyn on Sunday. Thompson said New York City has “institutionalized” George Zimmerman’s suspicion with a policy that requires all police officers to treat yo . >>> READ MORE ...

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Weiner Admits Explicit Texting After House Exit

Posted on 24 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

   July 23, 2013 By DAVID W. CHEN and JAVIER C. HERNÁNDEZ   Anthony D. Weiner’s improbable campaign for mayor was engulfed on Tuesday by a new scandal involving explicit online messages, imperiling his political resurrection two years after he resigned from Congress over similar behavior. Mr. Weiner, appearing solemn and a bit worn as he faced more than 100 journalists at a hastily arranged news conference, acknowledged that his habit of sending sexual images and text messages . >>> READ MORE ...

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Judge rejects request to stop KJ pipeline work

Posted on 24 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

Recordonline.com Published: 4:16 PM – 07/23/13 Last updated: 4:17 PM – 07/23/13 KIRYAS JOEL — A state judge has denied a request by three municipalities to stop construction of Kiryas Joel’s planned 13.5-mile water pipeline until their lawsuit challenging a proposed well connection has been decided. In an order dated July 16, state Supreme Court Justice Francis Nicolai refused to grant a preliminary injunction, agreeing with Kiryas Joel’s attorneys that the disputed well in . >>> READ MORE ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Juror’s bombshell claim: Hasidic suspects can’t get a fair trial in Brooklyn

Posted on 22 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

Daily News Brooklyn Trial of suspected molester Alexander Rogasky ends in mistrial due to lone holdout. Juror claims her fellow panelists were anti-Semitic By Oren Yaniv / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, July 22, 2013, 3:21 PM   Jurors were biased against Alexander Rogalsky, 29, who was accused of sexually abusing a boy, because he was Hasidic, one member of the jury said. Jurors in a sodomy case against a Hasidic Brooklyn man expressed anti-Semitic bias even before the trial went u . >>> READ MORE ...

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Jack Hidary Claims He’s a Viable Mayoral Candidate

Posted on 21 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

Politiker By Colin Campbell 7/19 1:08pm Tech entrepreneur Jack Hidary stormed into the mayor’s race this week with much fanfare, claiming to have already raised $450,000 and vowing to win the top job at City Hall. But Mr. Hidary, who says he’s registered in the Independence Party, won’t be competing in his party’s primary–or any primary. Instead, he’s petitioning on his own “Jobs and Education Party” on the November ballot. This fact alone will mean a sharply uphill battle in . >>> READ MORE ...

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Donnery blasts ballot line challenge

Posted on 21 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

By Chris Mckenna Times Herald-Record July 20, 2013 – 2:00 AM Kiryas Joel leaders began an effort this week to wrest a third-party ballot line from one of their most outspoken critics as she campaigns for Orange County executive. Petitions circulated in the village on Wednesday and Thursday will likely force county Legislator Roxanne Donnery to run in a Sept. 10 primary for the Working Families Party line, competing against any write-in candidates. Losing to a Kiryas Joel write-in wou . >>> READ MORE ...

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Satmar Faction Lashes Out Against Councilman David Greenfield

Posted on 18 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

http://failedmessiah.typepad.com/failed_messiahcom/2013/07/satmar-faction-lashes-out-against-councilman-david-greenfeld-345.html “…We ask you respectfully: How can you have a hand in such an act?! How can you have a hand in closing down a Shul, even from a Jewish point of view before hearing both sides SHOMOIA BEIN ACHEICHEM?! It just makes us wonder, did they offer you a big amount for your campaign? Did they bribe you with false information that they will be voting for you? while its . >>> READ MORE ...

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Pandering to the Black voters in the City of NY

Posted on 14 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

EDITORIAL Late last night the jury returned their verdict in the Florida George Zimmerman case, “Not Guilty”. There was immediate reaction from some of the NYC Mayoral contenders running in the Dem Primary Trayvon Martin was killed because he was black. There was no justice done today in Florida. — Thompson2013 (@BillThompsonNYC) July 14, 2013   #NoJusticeForTrayvon, no peace in our hearts. Thoughts and prayers for The Martin Family. — John C. Liu (@JohnLiu2013) July 14, . >>> READ MORE ...

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De Blasio arrested at hospital protest: ‘Tell us how we can save Long Island College Hospital’

Posted on 11 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

By MATT ABRAHAMS Last Updated: 12:23 PM, July 10, 2013 Posted: 12:19 PM, July 10, 2013 Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio was cuffed this morning while protesting the  closure of two local hospitals.”We have to stop our hospital from foreclosing,” de Blasio shouted as he was  loaded into a paddy wagon, his hands cuffed with zip-ties, along with Council  Member Stephen Levin and about a dozen others as a crowd of a hundred workers,  patients and community members chanted besi . >>> READ MORE ...

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Firefighters Endorse Bill Thompson For Mayor

Posted on 10 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

Published on: July 9th, 2013 at 06:49 PM By: AP The union representing New York City’s rank-and-file firefighters endorsed Bill Thompson for mayor on Tuesday, giving the City Hall hopeful further support from uniformed public workers. The endorsement from the Uniformed Firefighters Association comes weeks after Thompson picked up the backing of a coalition of uniformed public safety unions. The UFA also supported Thompson during his failed 2009 bid against Mayor Michael Bloomberg, wh . >>> READ MORE ...

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B’klyn pol $taten his case now

Posted on 08 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

 By SALLY GOLDENBERG Last Updated: 3:55 AM, July 8, 2013 Posted: 1:07 AM, July 8, 2013 A Brooklyn councilman mounting a run for Congress next year is dishing out  taxpayer cash around a district he doesn’t represent — but would like to — a  review by The Post has found.Domenic Recchia (D-Brooklyn) funneled nearly one-third of the City Council’s  “member items” to charities, schools and hospitals on Staten Island in the  Fiscal Year 2014 budget — even though his council di . >>> READ MORE ...

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AP source: Ex-Gov. Spitzer eying NYC comptroller

Posted on 08 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

Updated July 7, 2013, 9:08 p.m. ET Associated PressALBANY, N.Y. — A person close to former Gov. Eliot Spitzer says he is planning a return to political life with a run for New York City comptroller. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Spitzer was only speaking to The New York Times. Spitzer, a Democrat, stepped down from the governor’s office in 2008 over a prostitution scandal. Spitzer has spoken in the past about the potential for the comptroller’s job t . >>> READ MORE ...

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Candidates Strut Their Stuff at Post-DOMA Pride Parade

Posted on 01 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

Dancing after DOMA By Gideon Resnick 6/30 6:45pm   Days after the dismantlement of the Defense of Marriage Act in a landmark Supreme Court ruling, the celebration is still going strong in the streets of New York City. Thousands of people flooded Fifth Avenue this afternoon, decked out in every imaginable shade, waving rainbow flags in varying amounts of clothing for the city’s annual gay pride parade. Edie Windsor, the plaintiff in the Supreme Court case which ultimately led to the dismantl . >>> READ MORE ...

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