Archive | October, 2013

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More Than Whom?

Posted on 31 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

[caption id="attachment_790" align="alignleft" width="180"] David Greenfield – More Than Whom?[/caption] A recent ad in a Borough Park–Flatbush shopping circular Greenfield advertised that nobody works harder than David Greenfield. Greenfield: Has more office hours Serves more constituents Brings back more money, and Passes more laws The only ones who can attest to Greenfield’s constituent services are those who have been served by the Greenfield office.  Sadly there aren’t too many . >>> READ MORE ...

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Incumbents take heat at Monroe debate

Posted on 30 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

By Chris McKenna Times Herald-Record Published: 2:00 AM – 10/30/13 MONROE — One week before a much-anticipated election, three candidates for Monroe supervisor met in a closed venue Tuesday afternoon to debate the Town Board’s $880,000 purchase of an abandoned multiplex and other decisions that have heated anti-incumbency sentiment to a boil. A small group of spectators watched inside a room at the YMCA as United Monroe candidate Emily Convers castigated her opponents — Supervis . >>> READ MORE ...

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NYT Likens Orthodox Jews to the Devil

Posted on 28 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

October 28, 2013 Leo Rennert In its Sunday, Oct. 27, edition, the Times runs an opinion piece by Shmuel Rosner about political battles in Israel over daylight saving time. Secular Israelis favor a lengthier DST period. Ultra-religious Jews favor a shorter DST period that ends before Yom Kippur. Otherwise, it means an extra hour of fasting (“Israel Salutes the Sun” page 11, Sunday Review) So far, so good, although Rosner makes clear which side he favors — the secular one obvi . >>> READ MORE ...

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NYC Councilman Slanders Rabbis, Community Leaders

Posted on 27 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

Posted by PeteAppel on October 21, 2013   David Greenfield screams, ‘These People Are All Corrupt!’   It seems NYC Councilman David Greenfield maintains an “enemies list” and he wants everyone to know who they are. While they’re attending shul. Greenfield recently published a brochure in Yiddish, which he had his operative Moshe Friedman hand out in shuls all over Boro Park in Brooklyn on Friday afternoon, right before Shabbos. Among other things, the brochure listed former m . >>> READ MORE ...

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Ask A Native New Yorker: How Should I Interact With Ultra-Orthodox Jews?

Posted on 27 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

This week’s question comes from a South Williamsburg resident who’s unsure how he should interact with the local ultra-Orthodox Jews. Dear Native New Yorker, More than a few of my fellow transplants in South Williamsburg have conflicted feelings about the local Hasidic community. My peers are intrigued by the mysterious “Otherness” that Hasidim bring to the neighborhood, a totally alternative lifestyle and culture to that of mainstream secular New York, but are also vag . >>> READ MORE ...

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State Senator Ruben Diaz Endorses Joseph Hayon for the NYC Council, 44th District

Posted on 23 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

Submitted by State Senator Rubén Diaz [caption id="attachment_778" align="alignleft" width="180"] Rubén Díaz[/caption] What You Should Know You should know that today, I, State Senator Rubén Diaz, endorsed Joseph Hayon for City Council in Brooklyn.  You Should know that Joseph Hayon is challenging Councilman David Greenfield for the New York City Council.  The district covers the Borough Park, Kensington, and Flatbush neighborhoods. You should know that I am a Democrat, and I am a good Dem . >>> READ MORE ...

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De Blasio Looks at Bratton for NYPD as Homicides Fall to Low

Posted on 18 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

BLOOMBERG  By Henry Goldman & Esmé E. Deprez – Oct 18, 2013 11:41 AM ET New York City, which had 43 homicides a week in 1990, has been averaging six so far this year. One of the biggest challenges for the next mayor will be to keep it that way. The first major personnel decision for Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s successor will be to choose who will run the 34,000-member police department. With less than three weeks before the Nov. 5 election, Democrat Bill de Blasio leads Republican Jo . >>> READ MORE ...

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Hayon Vs. Greenfield: Councilmen Should Serve their Constituents, Not Vice Versa

Posted on 18 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

By JP Newsroom In an blistering interview in the Yiddish language newspaper “Di Tzeitung – News Report”, Joseph Hayon the longshot Republican candidate running for city council in the 44th district against councilman David Greenfield, touted his qualifications for the job and hammered Greenfield for not being there enough for the community. He named his experience as a school teacher, a tuition paying father of three, and a customer service specialist for a small business as qualification . >>> READ MORE ...

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Greenfield to Endorse Candidate He’d Labeled ‘Racist’

Posted on 17 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

In August, New York City Councilman David Greenfield claimed former federal prosecutor Ken Thompson was an anti-Semite who would “target Jews.” Then after Thompson won his primary bid, Greenfield said he would “monitor” Thompson’s activities. Now, just eight weeks later, sources say Greenfield is about to endorse Thompson. Following Thompson’s trouncing of incumbent Charles Hynes in the Democratic primaries, Hynes switched parties and is running again as a Conservative and Republica . >>> READ MORE ...

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Greenfield Standing Firmly on Shifting Ground

Posted on 14 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

Editorial: This past weekend a scathing Yiddish pamphlet was circulated in Borough Park attacking Greenfield on a number of accounts. The title on the cover reads “DAVID GREENFIELD: A FAILURE: A TRAITOR”. Treason Greenfield was called out for his radio interview with Dov Lipman, an Israeli Member of the Keneset from the Yesh Atid Party.  The Yesh Atid Party, under the leadership of Yair Lapid, is a member of the current government and principally responsible for the “Share the Burden” b . >>> READ MORE ...

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Discrimination lawsuit against Hasidic stores silly

Posted on 08 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

New York Post By Post Editorial Board   Exhibiting a complete lack of common sense, the city’s Human Rights Commission is determined to take seven Hasidic-owned stores in Brooklyn to trial for the high crime of requiring modest dress of their customers. It was a bad idea when the city’s case was first filed. And it’s a bad idea now. Even so, an administrative law judge has ruled that the case should proceed and has ordered a two-day hearing in administrative court come ­January. At i . >>> READ MORE ...

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East Ramapo schools: Judge rejects lawsuit vs. state over special-ed placements

Posted on 08 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

lohud.com   WHITE PLAINS — A federal judge has dismissed the East Ramapo school district’s lawsuit against the state Education Department and its commissioners seeking validation for the district’s practice of sending students with disabilities to private religious schools when public-school spots were available. U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel granted the state Education Department’s motion to dismiss East Ramapo’s complaint, citing the guarantee of state sovereign immunity prov . >>> READ MORE ...

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New York, NY – Poll: De Blasio Holds 50 Point Lead Over Lhota In NYC Mayoral Race

Posted on 03 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

Published on: October 3rd, 2013 at 08:33 AM By: AP New York, NY – A new poll shows Democrat Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH’-zee-oh) leading Republican rival Joe Lhota (LOH’-tuh) with 71 percent of likely voters in the race for New York City mayor. Lhota has 21 percent in the Quinnipiac (KWIHN’-ih-pee-ak) University poll released Thursday. Independence Party candidate Adolfo Carrion has 2 percent. Five percent of voters remain undecided. But 11 percent of respondents who . >>> READ MORE ...

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Neuhaus, Donnery come out swinging; WATCH DEBATE REPLAY

Posted on 03 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

recordonline.com By Chris McKenna Published: 2:00 AM – 10/03/13 Last updated: 7:53 AM – 10/03/13 MIDDLETOWN — Squaring off in their first one-on-one debate Wednesday night, Orange County executive candidates Steve Neuhaus and Roxanne Donnery livened up a two-hour discussion about potentially dry topics such as land use with some sharp jabs at each other’s records and campaign promises. Neuhaus, the Republican supervisor of the Town of Chester, and Donnery, a Democrat and 16 . >>> READ MORE ...

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