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No casino for Orange

Posted on 19 December 2014 by Josh Fallik

The Chronicle Hudson Valley winner: Kiamesha Lake casino at former Concord site Published Dec 17, 2014 By Nathan Mayberg ALBANY — The casino wheel landed on the town of Thompson Wednesday, shutting out Orange County and ending months of speculation about which Hudson Valley town would be allowed a casino. Thompson, in Sullivan County, was the region’s lone winner for a casino. The New York State Gaming Commission’s Facility Location Board chose the site of the former Concord Ho . >>> READ MORE ...

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Rockland Legislator Aron Wieder gets ISIS-style threat

Posted on 19 December 2014 by Josh Fallik

James O’Rourke, jorourke@lohud.com Rockland County Legislator Aron Wieder said he’s been looking over his shoulder since receiving a threatening picture in which his face is superimposed on an ISIS prisoner about to be beheaded. A Rockland County legislator said Thursday he’s been looking over his shoulder since receiving a threatening picture in which his face is superimposed on the body of an ISIS prisoner about to be beheaded. Legislator Aron Wieder, D-Spring Valley, said th . >>> 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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16th-century Hebrew Bible goes missing in Monsey

Posted on 31 October 2014 by moshe emes

    Jonathan Bandler, jbandler@lohud.com Thou shalt not forget to require a signature. That’s the lesson for Gene Albert, a Virginia religious artifacts dealer who sold a rare, 16th-century, eight-volume Hebrew Bible for $7,000 on eBay to a Monsey man who insists he never received it. Postal tracking shows the package was delivered Oct. 10, two days after Albert sent it from Lynchburg to Jacob Gestetner. “Either he has it or it was stolen from his mailbox,” Albert s . >>> READ MORE ...

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Baby killed at Jerusalem train station; mom from Monsey

Posted on 23 October 2014 by Josh Green

  Thane Grauel, tgrauel@lohud.com  Couple had child after trying for 13 years; baby killed as Palestinian slams car into train station crowd JERUSALEM – A Monsey-raised woman and her husband tried for 13 years to have a child before Chaya Zissel Braun came into the world three months ago, friends in Rockland told The Journal News on Thursday. Joy turned to horror Wednesday when the infant died when a man described as a convicted Palestinian terrorist drove a car into a crowd of people a . >>> READ MORE ...

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Dryer vent sparks fire in Monsey

Posted on 20 October 2014 by Josh Green

Alex Taylor, artaylor@lohud.com MONSEY – More than 45 firefighters responded to a blaze that broke out Sunday morning at a multifamily dwelling at 25 Cedar Lane. The fire started shortly before 9 a.m. Officials said it appears to have begun in a lint-clogged dryer vent in the building’s basement laundry room, and then crept up into the walls and ceiling of the two-story, 2,698-square-foot structure. The fire was quickly extinguished and there were no injuries, according to Monsey Fir . >>> READ MORE ...

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Charedi Influence At Play In Ramapo Referendum

Posted on 02 October 2014 by moshe emes

    Issues will likely linger long after this week’s vote 10/01/14 – Amy Sara Clark, Staff Writer As voters in embattled upstate Ramapo went to the polls this week, at stake was the power of the growing population of charedi Jews in the Rockland County suburb. Tuesday’s referendum, led by a group of activists called Preserve Rockland, was aimed at lessening charedi political power in a town that has fought a years-long battle over Orthodox control of the . >>> READ MORE ...

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Ramapo leaders call for investigation over ward system

Posted on 29 September 2014 by Josh Fallik

Four minority leaders in Ramapo call for federal investigation over the proposed ward system, charging that the system would undermine minority representation on the Town Board. Akiko Matsuda, amatsuda@lohud.com 12:15 p.m. EDT September 24, 2014 RAMAPO – The debate over the proposed ward system reached the next level this week as four local minority leaders called for intervention from the U.S. Department of Justice. Town Board member Brendel Charles wrote to two assistant attorneys general wi . >>> READ MORE ...

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Referendums won’t fix Ramapo

Posted on 29 September 2014 by Josh Fallik

A ward system and larger Town Council won’t solve the issues that challenge Ramapo, and won’t weaken a controversial town supervisor. And both could drive up taxpayer costs. I mean no disrespect to the residents of our town of Ramapo who came up with these ideas, but I think the proposals will not have the intended effect, and will end up causing more harm than good. Why do I say the proposals won’t have the intended effect? The activists who came up with these proposals want t . >>> 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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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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