Archive | September, 2013

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Lhota Looks Forward to Debate With ‘Radical’ de Blasio

Posted on 17 September 2013 by Community Voice NY

Politicker By Jill Colvin 9/16 6:19pm Joe Lhota talks to reporters this afternoon on the Upper East Side. Republican mayoral contender Joe Lhota congratulated Bill de Blasio on securing his party’s expected nomination this afternoon and said he’s looking forward to a more mature and vigorous debate. After weeks of being attacked by his ex-Republican challenger billionaire John Catsimatidis–most recently for saying he would not have shut down subway service to save two stray kittens on t . >>> READ MORE ...

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Williamsburg – Aronim Spin on the Election Turnout

Posted on 13 September 2013 by Community Voice NY

Michael Tobman, the PR guy hired by the Aronite (Aronem) sect of Satmar, released the following statement: Tuesday’s Democratic Primary Election provided clear evidence of the growing prominence of the Aaroni faction of Satmar Hasidim in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The Satmar community has, in recent years, been split between followers of two dynastic brothers, Rabbi Zalman and Rabbi Aaron. Historically, Williamsburg has been a Rabbi Zalman base while the Orange County village of Kiryas Joel outsi . >>> READ MORE ...

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Fees rising in annexation spat

Posted on 13 September 2013 by Community Voice NY

Times Herald-Record By Chris McKenna Published: 2:00 AM – 09/13/13 Early in the fall, Woodbury and Monroe leaders gave conflicting responses to a developer’s request to shift 13 acres of woods that he owned from Woodbury into Monroe, where more lenient zoning would enable him to develop his property at greater density Woodbury’s Town and Village boards rejected the petition, which also sought to stretch the Monroe border around two water storage tanks serving the Village of Ki . >>> READ MORE ...

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Reports of voter fraud in hasidic Williamsburg

Posted on 11 September 2013 by Community Voice NY

With New York City voters’ rejection yesterday of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer, Jews had reason to hope that this season of political scandals was drawing to a close – no such luck. By Talia LavinSeptember 11, 2013 11:23am The New York City Board of Elections reports a pattern of voter fraud in the hasidic community of Williamsburg. At the I.S. 171 voting booth, BOE poll watchers noticed that multiple young hasidic men were attempting to vote under other names, using signatures . >>> READ MORE ...

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Stage set for 3-way races in Orange

Posted on 11 September 2013 by Community Voice NY

O’Donnell takes GOP in District 21 By Chris McKenna Times Herald-Record Published: 2:00 AM – 09/11/13 A former top aide to Orange County Executive Ed Diana beat the Republican Party’s endorsed candidate, and a first-term county legislator lost the Republican nomination for his seat to a Warwick village trustee in two Orange County Legislature primaries on Tuesday. Five of the Legislature’s 21 districts had primaries, four of them featuring rival Republican candidates. In . >>> READ MORE ...

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Power Outage in Brooklyn

Posted on 11 September 2013 by Community Voice NY

Brooklyn’s self-proclaimed “power broker” is out like a light The election results rolling in last night, amazingly revealed that David Greenfield’s endorsements and support is tantamount to the “kiss of death”   Mayoral Primary While the Republican Primary was no astonishment as Lhota was the expected winner, the Democrat Primaries were astounding.  Greenfield’s darling cohort, and endorsee, Quinn, went from “front runner” to a 16% third place. De Blasio who was in thir . >>> READ MORE ...

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Stand up and be counted

Posted on 10 September 2013 by Community Voice NY

Your family, friends, and neighbors are counting on you to visit your polling station today and vote. The Orthodox Jewish Community has much at stake in this year’s primaries, as the entire New York City administration and City Council is up for election, and the prospect is ripe for a complete transformation of the Bloomberg policies implemented over of the last 12 years. Our community got very little attention from the Bloomberg Administration and the City Council overall, particularly . >>> READ MORE ...

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New York – NYC Mayoral Poll: De Blasio Leads With 39 Percent

Posted on 09 September 2013 by Community Voice NY

New York – A new poll shows Public Advocate Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH’-zee-oh) leading among likely voters in New York City’s Democratic mayoral primary with 39 percent. The Quinnipiac (KWIHN’-ih-pee-ak) University poll was released Monday. It shows former Comptroller Bill Thompson in second place with 25 percent. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is third, with 18 percent. To avoid an Oct. 1 runoff, a candidate needs more than 40 percent in Tuesday’s primary. A Sept. 3 Quinnipi . >>> READ MORE ...

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Damn the community, full steam ahead

Posted on 03 September 2013 by Community Voice NY

Greenfield Once Again Sacrificing Community Interests for Political Expediency Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead (Rear Admiral David G Farragut, Battle of Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864) Part 4 It was only a year ago that Hurricane Sandy struck New York City. Many shore communities in the city were utterly devastated. The Red Hook Neighborhood located on the West shore of Brooklyn was one of those unfortunate areas which was badly damaged, and many property owners, small businesses, and institut . >>> READ MORE ...

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Ignorance and Obliviousness

Posted on 01 September 2013 by Community Voice NY

The Political Pull of New York’s Ultra-Orthodox New York City’s mayoral election is approaching, and as the race heats up, more attention is being paid to the increasing political influence of the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jewish sects of Brooklyn. Like their counterparts in Israel, New York’s Hasidim have rebounded from the decimation of World War II. They were nearly wiped out by the Nazi genocide, but their numbers have swelled in the generations since, due to religious and cultural teach . >>> READ MORE ...

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