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Crime is Less Prevalent in the Orthodox Jewish Community

Posted on 11 April 2016 by Josh Fallik

While one can’t argue with Rabbi Marc Angel’s underlying premise in his blog, “Dishonest Orthodox Jews? Is that Possible? There is much to comment on his view of the subject matter. The good Rabbi bases the entire piece on a April 8, 2016 New York Times article reporting that four NYPD veterans were being reassigned in a disciplinary action stemming from a wide-ranging federal corruption investigation.  The article went on to report that two businessmen at the center of the investigation . >>> READ MORE ...

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The Fig Leaf

Posted on 28 November 2014 by admin

Editorial: The New York Daily News published an article on November 26, 2014, authored by Reuven Blau, under the headline “Borough Park Clogged with Yeshiva Buses Due to the Increasing Number of Vehicles and Schools”. The report is replete with deceptions and half-truths. The headline suggests that this is a newly created situation caused by an abrupt increase of schools, school buses and vehicles. It cites “community insiders” that there was a 20% increase in the number of school buses . >>> READ MORE ...

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Why Do “Air Raid” Sirens Blare In Williamsburg Every Friday?

Posted on 18 November 2014 by Josh Green

If you’re ever in Williamsburg ten minutes before the sun sets on a Friday night, you’ll have heard the eerie sirens that wail far and wide throughout the neighborhood. It isn’t a test or drill, it’s the warning that Shabbat will be starting soon, and it’s time to go home (if you’re Orthodox Jewish). It’s not just one siren, but several, installed on different Yeshivas in South Williamsburg, a neighborhood that’s predominantly ultra-Orthodox Jewi . >>> READ MORE ...

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Winners and Losers 2014 – 48th NYS Assembly District

Posted on 05 November 2014 by moshe emes

Editorial:   Winners Dov Hikind Hikind won this race fairly and squarely, and with a landslide. This race gave him a perfect opportunity to review with the voting public his long list of accomplishments and endeavors over his thirty two year carrier in public service, and he did so in a very gracious and magnificent manner. Hikind is indubitably a winner The Hikind Team Yony Hikind who worked assiduously for the campaign – Klein and Steinmetz who gave the campaign face and character . >>> READ MORE ...

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Election Day is Here!

Posted on 04 November 2014 by admin

Don’t forget to visit your polling station today to cast your ballot, before it closing time. The influence your community commands in the halls of power depends on the number of voters it gets out on Election Day.  The number of voters a community gets out to vote on Election Day matters more that the plurality the successful candidate gets over his opponent. While voting for any one of the candidates on the ballot is very important, a blank ballot can enhance the political influence of . >>> READ MORE ...

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Caller has no Real Chance of Winning, According to the Brooklyn Independent Republicans

Posted on 31 October 2014 by moshe emes

The Brooklyn Independent GOP Fountainhead 2014 Brooklyn GOP Election Roundup — The NYS Assembly Races Edition Thursday, October 30, 2014 For most of us Brooklyn GOPers, this isn’t our first election rodeo   —   But, for many of us, it might be our last roundup  —   Here’s one of the reasons why  —   The quantity and quality of the 2014 GOP County-wide Assembly slate… Things aren’t yet as bad as they seem to be in Queens, where the GOP is . >>> READ MORE ...

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Caller Campaign Desperately Resorting to Lies

Posted on 29 October 2014 by Josh Fallik

Under the Headline “AD48 – Hikind, Caller Tout Support Of Brooklyn Rabbis” ,(http://tinyurl.com/mn3qpj4), Jacob Kornbluh, a Moshe Friedman flunky, posted on the JP Updates website, a Moshe Friedman production, an item from the Caller Campaign, managed by Moshe Friedman, claiming rabbinic endorsements for Nachamn Caller’s candidacy to the NYS Assembly in the 48th Assembly District. Listed in the article are H’Rav H’Gaon R’ Yechezkel Roth Shlit”a, Gaavad of Karlsburg, and Chavrei B . >>> READ MORE ...

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Breaking: Caller Campaign Unhinged

Posted on 28 October 2014 by admin

Last week a Yiddish weekly newspaper published an analysis of the “Caller Plan” to build in the next four years 2000 units of affordable housing in Borough Park and an additional 2000 units of affordable housing units in Flatbush. The newspaper’s editors researched the matter and interviewed three professionals with extensive experience in real estate development. They are: Chaim Israel – more than 30 years’ experience in real estate development as Director of Housing at the SBCO . >>> READ MORE ...

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Drought at the Brooklyn Independent GOP Fountainhead

Posted on 06 October 2014 by Josh Fallik

The Independent Brooklyn Republicans posted on their Blog-site an article by Galewyn Massey expressing hopefulness that “Nachman Caller’s Run in the 48th A.D. against Dov Hikind might be the best chance that the Brooklyn GOP has of getting a takeaway from the Democrats” Peculiarly, the individual who is inspiring all this optimism is an “annual” candidate, for one office or another, and who has never won a race in his life. Over the years he has been practicing Real Estate Law, pri . >>> READ MORE ...

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1199 SEIU Backs Golden Despite ‘No Republicans’ Pledge

Posted on 30 September 2014 by admin

By Will Bredderman | 09/29/14 Left-leaning healthcare workers union 1199 SEIU has endorsed Brooklyn GOP State Senator Martin Golden for re-election–in spite of a vow earlier this year to work exclusively toward helping the Democrats win control of the upper house of the state legislature. Mr. Golden said he was gratified to receive the support of 1199, the city’s largest union, in his re-election bid against long-shot Democratic challenger James Kemmerer. The labor organization has endo . >>> READ MORE ...

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Are Liberal Jewish Voters a Thing of the Past?

Posted on 15 September 2014 by Josh Fallik

By JOSEPH BERGER  SEPT. 13, 2014 [caption id="attachment_1168" align="alignleft" width="300"] Reading the Holy Scrolls[/caption] FOR generations, American Jews, and particularly Jewish New Yorkers, have largely been identified as ardent liberals. Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe formed a substantial core of early 20th-century progressives and socialists. More recently, 70 percent of Jews voted for President Obama in 2012, about the same as Hispanics, and were exceeded in their enthusias . >>> READ MORE ...

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JPUPDATES? S.O.S.

Posted on 14 September 2014 by Josh Fallik

Dov Gordon (DG) is baaaaaaack!   In a September 10, 2014 posting JPUPDATES reported the resulting winners and losers of the various races in the NYS Primary Day elections. An examination of whom the author considers a winner or loser speaks volumes of their ignorance and intellectual dishonesty. Let’s analyze it name by name.   Listed “Winners”   Kathy Hochul – Is a winner, as she won the race despite a massive effort by the “progressives” to elect Wu.   Zeph . >>> READ MORE ...

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An Inside Look at the Hasidim (REVIEW)

Posted on 14 September 2014 by Josh Fallik

An Inside Look The sight of young girls in pinafores and young boys wearing peyos – sidelocks – dangling over their ears is a sure sign that you have entered the enigmatic precincts of the Hasidim – the pious ones. Veteran New York Times journalist Joseph Berger’s new book, THE PIOUS ONES: The World of Hasidim and their Battles with America, takes the reader on a journey into the enclaves where various sects of Jews live a seemingly outmoded way of life in an ever changing world; a life . >>> READ MORE ...

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Three Brooklyn councilmen designated more than $440,000 in the 2015 budget for the controversial non-profit Mr. Lopez founded

Posted on 27 June 2014 by moshe emes

By Will Bredderman | 06/26/14 8:30am [caption id="attachment_1128" align="alignleft" width="150"] Vito lopez[/caption] Three Brooklyn councilmen once tied to disgraced Kings County Democratic Party chairman and ex-Assemblyman Vito Lopez designated more than $440,000 in the 2015 budget for the controversial non-profit Mr. Lopez founded, the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council. Councilman Rafael Espinal showered the organization with $98,125 of his discretionary funding–also known as memb . >>> READ MORE ...

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Hikind Adds Community Liaison to Further Enhance Constituent-Services Team

Posted on 30 March 2014 by moshe emes

CHESKY KLEIN BRINGS 15+ YEARS OF COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE TO STAFF Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) knows that his constituent services are second to none, but it’s never enough for Boro Park and Midwood’s most vocal advocate. Never willing to rest on his laurels, the Assemblyman is always looking to do more. Toward that end, he has added another community liaison to his team: Chesky Klein. “Everyone who visits our office or calls in with a problem or an issue exits with the same . >>> 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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Its Happening! “Police Unsure if Random Attacks Are Rising Threat or Urban Myth”

Posted on 26 November 2013 by Community Voice NY

‘Knockout Game’ a Spreading Menace or a Myth? By the NY Times – Joseph Goldstein and J. David Goodman contributed reporting. Fear swept through Borough Park, Brooklyn, as soon as the news got out: A young man was randomly assaulted by strangers early Friday morning, and the attack was possibly part of the so-called Knockout Game. Four men were arrested, but on Friday night only one was charged and the others were released. The attack added to a growing log of reports of such crimes in . >>> READ MORE ...

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Council “Still Trying” to Reduce Speed Limit on City Streets

Posted on 26 November 2013 by moshe emes

By Jill Colvin 11/26 4:03pm The New York City Council hopes to pass legislation that would reduce the speed limit on most residential and side streets to 20 miles per hour, Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced today. “We are actively working on that bill and our goal is to pass it before the end of the year,” Ms. Quinn said during an unrelated press conference this afternoon before the month’s final council meeting. “We’re actively working on it right now.” The bill, introduced . >>> READ MORE ...

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The Dinkins alternative, tax suburban commuters to fund an expansion of prekindergarten programs

Posted on 26 November 2013 by Community Voice NY

To punctuate an impassioned pitch for his signature plan to raise taxes on the wealthy, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio went out of his way during a speech on Monday to praise a cherished political mentor and former boss watching from the audience.  The recipient of his warm words, former Mayor David N. Dinkins, did not exactly return the favor. In an unscripted and cringe-inducing moment of political candor, Mr. Dinkins opined before a crowd of journalists and academics at Columbia University that . >>> READ MORE ...

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Picking Winners and Losers: David Greenfield and Chaim Deutsch by OrthodoxPundit

Posted on 10 November 2013 by Community Voice NY

[ilink url="http://orthodoxpundit.blogspot.com"] OrthodoxPundit @OPundit [/ilink] A particular blog released a “real winners & losers” list. An occasional reader may wonder what the “real” stands for. Are all the other stories unreal? But those who frequent these particular lists, will easily realize that this “tradition” isn’t about reporting who actually won and lose in a particular cycle. Rather, it’s about ‘choosing winners and lose . >>> READ MORE ...

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