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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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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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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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Greenfield Standing Firmly on Shifting Ground

Posted on 14 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

Editorial: This past weekend a scathing Yiddish pamphlet was circulated in Borough Park attacking Greenfield on a number of accounts. The title on the cover reads “DAVID GREENFIELD: A FAILURE: A TRAITOR”. Treason Greenfield was called out for his radio interview with Dov Lipman, an Israeli Member of the Keneset from the Yesh Atid Party.  The Yesh Atid Party, under the leadership of Yair Lapid, is a member of the current government and principally responsible for the “Share the Burden” b . >>> READ MORE ...

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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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Reports of voter fraud in hasidic Williamsburg

Posted on 11 September 2013 by Community Voice NY

With New York City voters’ rejection yesterday of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer, Jews had reason to hope that this season of political scandals was drawing to a close – no such luck. By Talia LavinSeptember 11, 2013 11:23am The New York City Board of Elections reports a pattern of voter fraud in the hasidic community of Williamsburg. At the I.S. 171 voting booth, BOE poll watchers noticed that multiple young hasidic men were attempting to vote under other names, using signatures . >>> READ MORE ...

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Damn the community, full steam ahead

Posted on 03 September 2013 by Community Voice NY

Greenfield Once Again Sacrificing Community Interests for Political Expediency Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead (Rear Admiral David G Farragut, Battle of Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864) Part 4 It was only a year ago that Hurricane Sandy struck New York City. Many shore communities in the city were utterly devastated. The Red Hook Neighborhood located on the West shore of Brooklyn was one of those unfortunate areas which was badly damaged, and many property owners, small businesses, and institut . >>> READ MORE ...

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Damn the Community, Full Steam Ahead

Posted on 29 August 2013 by Community Voice NY

Greenfield Once Again Sacrificing Community Interests for Political Expediency Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead (Rear Admiral David G. Farragut, Battle of Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864)  Part 3 The NYC Council Primary Race in the 48th Council District is a case study in the topic at hand, Greenfield’s betrayal of his own community. As we’ve discussed earlier, Greenfield was an enthusiastic participant in the geographic dismemberment and political butchery of the Orthodox Jewish Communitie . >>> READ MORE ...

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Damn the Community, Full Steam Ahead

Posted on 23 August 2013 by Community Voice NY

Greenfield Once Again Sacrificing Community Interests for Political Expediency Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead (Rear Admiral David G Farragut, Battle of Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864) Part One Greenfield once again shows his total and complete disregard for the 44th Council District he represents and the Orthodox Jewish Community he is from. This year’s NYC primary race and elections are extremely important to the NYC voters as it will determine the future direction of a post Bloom . >>> READ MORE ...

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NYC Council Pals – Greenfield and Quinn

Posted on 12 August 2013 by Community Voice NY

Quinn rewards City Council pals with extra budget money for staffers and supplies By SALLY GOLDENBERG Last Updated: 5:12 AM, August 12, 2013 Posted: 11:23 PM, August 11, 2013 It pays to be friends with Christine Quinn. The powerful City Council speaker and leading mayoral contender rewards her pals on the council with additional staff paid for out of the council’s central budget. The practice, which has gone on throughout Quinn’s tenure as speaker, frees those select members to hire ext . >>> READ MORE ...

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Satmar Faction Lashes Out Against Councilman David Greenfield

Posted on 18 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

http://failedmessiah.typepad.com/failed_messiahcom/2013/07/satmar-faction-lashes-out-against-councilman-david-greenfeld-345.html “…We ask you respectfully: How can you have a hand in such an act?! How can you have a hand in closing down a Shul, even from a Jewish point of view before hearing both sides SHOMOIA BEIN ACHEICHEM?! It just makes us wonder, did they offer you a big amount for your campaign? Did they bribe you with false information that they will be voting for you? while its . >>> READ MORE ...

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B’klyn pol $taten his case now

Posted on 08 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

 By SALLY GOLDENBERG Last Updated: 3:55 AM, July 8, 2013 Posted: 1:07 AM, July 8, 2013 A Brooklyn councilman mounting a run for Congress next year is dishing out  taxpayer cash around a district he doesn’t represent — but would like to — a  review by The Post has found.Domenic Recchia (D-Brooklyn) funneled nearly one-third of the City Council’s  “member items” to charities, schools and hospitals on Staten Island in the  Fiscal Year 2014 budget — even though his council di . >>> READ MORE ...

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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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Vito Lopez leaves Assembly

Posted on 21 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

No trace of disgraced Brooklyn Dem as nameplate and Web page vanish minutes after he resigns By Glenn Blain / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Monday, May 20, 2013, 11:59 PM Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013, 11:59 PM Disgraced Assemblyman Vito Lopez has officially left the building. ALBANY — The Assembly bid good riddance Monday to se rial groper Vito Lopez. Within minutes of his 9 a.m. resignation from the Assembly, Lopez’s state website was taken down and his nameplates were removed . >>> READ MORE ...

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Charges expected against Brooklyn state Sen. John Sampson

Posted on 05 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

Sen. John Sampson (D-Brooklyn) is identified in court papers as asking ex-Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Queens) to wield her influence on behalf of a businessman who held a Kennedy Airport lease in March 2012. The FBI is also examining a $100,000 ‘loan’ Sampson took from a legal client. It was revealed Friday that Huntley had been wearing a wire in a corruption probe to catch fellow politicians. By Kenneth Lovett , Greg B. Smith AND Larry Mcshane / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Sunday, Ma . >>> READ MORE ...

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