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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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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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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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Donnery and Neuhaus spar over KJ support

Posted on 30 August 2013 by Community Voice NY

Donnery’s supporters create new Had Enough Party Published Aug 22, 2013 at 1:01 pm (Updated Aug 22, 2013) GOSHEN — The two candidates for county executive emphatically renounced the Village of Kiryas Joel and its famous block vote. Legislator and County Executive Candidate Roxanne Donnery, a Democrat, held a press conference this week in front of the Orange County Board of Elections in Goshen to announce the creation of the new Had Enough Party. She and her supporters collected more . >>> READ MORE ...

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Fear of taxes, or of Hasidim?

Posted on 27 August 2013 by Community Voice NY

Proposed school for girls raises tax worry for Pine Bush district By Steve Israel Times Herald-Record Published: 2:00 AM – 08/27/13 BLOOMINGBURG — The school district says a proposed private school for girls would mean higher taxes for thousands. The school’s developer, Shalom Lamm, says the school — to serve his proposed 396-townhouse development in Bloomingburg — would actually be a boon to the taxpayers of the Pine Bush School District. And some fear that the school is more . >>> 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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First Amendment Group Joins Bris Fight

Posted on 08 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

Published on The Jewish Week (   Becket Fund sees pattern of anti-Orthodox hostility in city’s actions. Is it right? Wed, 05/08/2013 Jonathan Mark Associate Editor There’s something “sinister” about City Hall’s “regulatory excess” and “bureaucratic targeting” of Orthodox Jews, says a prominent lawyer at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Writing on Becket’s website, Eric Rassbach, Becket’s deputy general counsel, see . >>> READ MORE ...

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