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Met Council Agrees to Oversight and Reforms To Win Funding After $7M Scandal

Posted on 22 December 2013 by Community Voice NY

Published Friday, December 20, 2013 Met Council Agrees to Oversight and Reforms To Win Funding After $7M Scandal Two More Officials Axed — Board Changes Coming By Josh Nathan-Kazis A settlement agreement announced by New York state’s attorney general reveals drastic efforts to reform New York City’s largest Jewish poverty agency following a $7 million insurance fraud. The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty has fired or reassigned two additional top executives in the ongoing fallout of . >>> READ MORE ...

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Obama Repeals ObamaCare

Posted on 22 December 2013 by Community Voice NY

The Wall Street Journal – Dec. 20, 2013 6:41 p.m. ET It seems Nancy Pelosi was wrong when she said “we have to pass” ObamaCare to “find out what’s in it.” No one may ever know because the White House keeps treating the Affordable Care Act’s text as a mere suggestion subject to day-to-day revision. Its latest political retrofit is the most brazen: President Obama is partly suspending the individual mandate. The White House argued at the Supreme Court that . >>> READ MORE ...

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Abandoned US Jewish cemeteries

Posted on 22 December 2013 by Community Voice NY

NEW YORK (JTA) By Julie Wiener When synagogues close and Jewish communities shift, the lack of structured endowments means foresaken graveyards are neglected For years, the historic Jewish cemetery was so overgrown with weeds, plagued by toppled headstones, and littered with fallen branches, beer cans and snack-food wrappers that at least a quarter of its graves were impossible to reach. Even now, after a $140,000 cleanup and improved maintenance procedures, the 35,000-grave cemetery relies on t . >>> READ MORE ...

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Global Jewish leader Edgar Bronfman dies peacefully

Posted on 22 December 2013 by Community Voice NY

By Rosa Doherty, December 22, 2013 theJC.com Philanthropist and Jewish communal leader Edgar Bronfman has died, aged 84. [caption id="attachment_1056" align="alignleft" width="200"] Edgar Bronfman[/caption] European Jewish Congress president Dr Moshe Kantor said: “Bronfman was not just a philanthropist and supporter of Jewish causes; he was one of the leading voices on some of the issues of greatest importance to the Jewish people. “Bronfman laid an example for all of us involved in Jewish c . >>> READ MORE ...

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Speaker Deal Said to Place David Greenfield in Line for Land Use (Politicker)

Posted on 20 December 2013 by Community Voice NY

The sudden deal for Manhattan Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito’s speaker candidacy is expected to benefit the coalition that unified behind her–especially Brooklyn’s Democratic party. [caption id="attachment_1052" align="alignleft" width="161"] David Greenfield[/caption] Among the beneficiaries may be Brooklyn Councilman David Greenfield, who is said to be in line to be the next chairman of the City Council’s powerful Land Use committee, according to multiple sources close to the negot . >>> READ MORE ...

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Councilwoman Blames ‘Knockout’ Attacks on Tension Between Blacks and Jews

Posted on 05 December 2013 by Community Voice NY

CROWN HEIGHTS — The alleged “knockout” attacks on Jewish residents of Crown Heights may stem from ongoing racial tension between the neighborhood’s black and Jewish communities, a newly-elected Brooklyn politician said. Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo, who was elected to represent Crown Heights starting in January, released an open letter Tuesday saying that many of her black constituents told her they feel threatened by the growth of the neighborhood’s Jewish communit . >>> READ MORE ...

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