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Fund-Raiser for Thompson Has History of Swindling

Posted on 25 June 2013 by Community Voice NY

  June 24, 2013 By DAVID M. HALBFINGER One of the most prolific fund-raisers for the mayoral campaign of William C. Thompson Jr. is an admitted swindler who once cheated a tiny, economically depressed Wisconsin village out of $250,000 and later escaped from a federal prison.He is also a polarizing figure in the Satmar sect of Hasidic Jews and was an instigator in a bitter, long-running dynastic struggle between two Satmar factions — even once provoking a brawl in a Brooklyn synagogu . >>> READ MORE ...

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Census: Rockland’s Orthodox villages, Westchester’s affluent towns see growth

Posted on 30 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

The Lower Hudson Valley has some of the fastest-growing areas in the state, according to a Journal News analysis of new census estimates released Thursday. Rockland’s Orthodox Jewish communities remained among the fastest-growing municipalities in New York, while the 2012 estimates show growth returning to some wealthy Westchester areas where population had begun to slip in the past decade. Putnam saw an opposite trend: After growth in the 2000s, most areas have started to lose population. The . >>> READ MORE ...

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Lawsuit over KJ water project

Posted on 30 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

3 municipalities say village didn’t follow agreement Attorneys for three municipalities suing to halt construction of Kiryas Joel’s water pipeline allege the village is installing a wider pipe than it promised without analyzing the resulting impact of increased water flow and population growth in Kiryas Joel. In documents filed this week in state Supreme Court, attorneys for the Town of Woodbury and villages of Woodbury and Harriman say the 24-inch-wide pipe workers are burying besid . >>> READ MORE ...

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Independence Party Grows in Orange County

Posted on 30 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

GOSHEN — The Orange County Republican Committee held its 2013 endorsement convention this week in Goshen. Though many in the Grand Old Party remember when its members dominated local government, a significant change affecting party enrollment is afoot in the county. Voters enrolled in the Independence Party are the county’s fastest-growing bloc. From 2008 to 2012, the number of Independence Party voters rose from roughly 500 voters to more than 10,000, according to data from the state Bo . >>> READ MORE ...

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