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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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Hasidic woman makes history in winning Montreal council race

Posted on 09 November 2013 by Community Voice NY

TORONTO (JTA) — A 24-year-old esthetician, Mindy Pollak, became the first Hasidic woman to hold public office in Montreal. Pollak, a member of the Vishnitzer sect, defeated four candidates to win her race for the municipal council on Sunday in the Outremont borough. She garnered about 35 percent of the vote in a district that is home to an estimated 5,000 Hasidim. Among the candidates she defeated was Pierre Lacerte, an anti-Hasidim blogger in Montreal. Montreal has had Orthodox Jewish coun . >>> READ MORE ...

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Bush criticized for agreeing to speak to Messianic Jewish group

Posted on 09 November 2013 by Community Voice NY

Former President George W. Bush will speak next week at a fundraiser for a Dallas-based religious group that aims to persuade Jews to accept Jesus as the Messiah. The Messianic Jewish Bible Institute’s annual banquet is Thursday at the Irving Convention Center. Ticket packages for the event, first reported by Mother Jones, range from $100 to $100,000. A Bush spokesman confirmed that the former president is speaking at the event but declined to comment further, even to say whether Bush will be . >>> READ MORE ...

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Statement from Republican City Council Candidate Joseph Hayon

Posted on 05 November 2013 by Community Voice NY

Statement from Republican City Council Candidate Joseph Hayon “I find it outrageous that David Greenfield’s campaign fabricated a couple of letters in my name pretending that I was endorsed by community organizations and an elected official so they can then criticize me and allege that I am a “liar”. My campaign would never suggest an endorsement that is not 100% true and accurate. This campaign is about getting out the truth about David Greenfield and his left wing, liberal record to . >>> READ MORE ...

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Vote Bravely vote for your community and for yourself – Vote “JOSEPH HAYON”

Posted on 04 November 2013 by Community Voice NY

Dear Voter. Tomorrow is judgment day for BoroPark, Flatbush and Midwood. >>> VOTE JOSEPH HAYON <<<   Say “NO to David Greenfield”. [caption id="attachment_805" align="alignleft" width="150"] Joseph Hayon[/caption] Greenfield has not advocated for Torah values. Neither has he cared for his small constituents. On the contrary, the record shows that it was Greenfield himself who sent non-Jewish authorities and agencies after other community leaders, unconcerned with their fa . >>> READ MORE ...

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COMMUNITY VOICE NY Endorsements.

Posted on 04 November 2013 by Community Voice NY

COMMUNITY VOICE NY Candidates Endorsements.       Bill de Blasio NYC Mayor Eric Adams Brooklyn President. Ken Thompson DA Brooklyn Chaim Deutsch Councilman 48th district. Joseph Hayon City-council 44th District. Carlos Menchaca City Councilman 38th District.   . >>> READ MORE ...

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More Than Whom?

Posted on 31 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

[caption id="attachment_790" align="alignleft" width="180"] David Greenfield – More Than Whom?[/caption] A recent ad in a Borough Park–Flatbush shopping circular Greenfield advertised that nobody works harder than David Greenfield. Greenfield: Has more office hours Serves more constituents Brings back more money, and Passes more laws The only ones who can attest to Greenfield’s constituent services are those who have been served by the Greenfield office.  Sadly there aren’t too many . >>> READ MORE ...

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Incumbents take heat at Monroe debate

Posted on 30 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

By Chris McKenna Times Herald-Record Published: 2:00 AM – 10/30/13 MONROE — One week before a much-anticipated election, three candidates for Monroe supervisor met in a closed venue Tuesday afternoon to debate the Town Board’s $880,000 purchase of an abandoned multiplex and other decisions that have heated anti-incumbency sentiment to a boil. A small group of spectators watched inside a room at the YMCA as United Monroe candidate Emily Convers castigated her opponents — Supervis . >>> READ MORE ...

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NYC Councilman Slanders Rabbis, Community Leaders

Posted on 27 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

Posted by PeteAppel on October 21, 2013   David Greenfield screams, ‘These People Are All Corrupt!’   It seems NYC Councilman David Greenfield maintains an “enemies list” and he wants everyone to know who they are. While they’re attending shul. Greenfield recently published a brochure in Yiddish, which he had his operative Moshe Friedman hand out in shuls all over Boro Park in Brooklyn on Friday afternoon, right before Shabbos. Among other things, the brochure listed former m . >>> READ MORE ...

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State Senator Ruben Diaz Endorses Joseph Hayon for the NYC Council, 44th District

Posted on 23 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

Submitted by State Senator Rubén Diaz [caption id="attachment_778" align="alignleft" width="180"] Rubén Díaz[/caption] What You Should Know You should know that today, I, State Senator Rubén Diaz, endorsed Joseph Hayon for City Council in Brooklyn.  You Should know that Joseph Hayon is challenging Councilman David Greenfield for the New York City Council.  The district covers the Borough Park, Kensington, and Flatbush neighborhoods. You should know that I am a Democrat, and I am a good Dem . >>> READ MORE ...

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De Blasio Looks at Bratton for NYPD as Homicides Fall to Low

Posted on 18 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

BLOOMBERG  By Henry Goldman & Esmé E. Deprez – Oct 18, 2013 11:41 AM ET New York City, which had 43 homicides a week in 1990, has been averaging six so far this year. One of the biggest challenges for the next mayor will be to keep it that way. The first major personnel decision for Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s successor will be to choose who will run the 34,000-member police department. With less than three weeks before the Nov. 5 election, Democrat Bill de Blasio leads Republican Jo . >>> READ MORE ...

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Hayon Vs. Greenfield: Councilmen Should Serve their Constituents, Not Vice Versa

Posted on 18 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

By JP Newsroom In an blistering interview in the Yiddish language newspaper “Di Tzeitung – News Report”, Joseph Hayon the longshot Republican candidate running for city council in the 44th district against councilman David Greenfield, touted his qualifications for the job and hammered Greenfield for not being there enough for the community. He named his experience as a school teacher, a tuition paying father of three, and a customer service specialist for a small business as qualification . >>> READ MORE ...

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Greenfield to Endorse Candidate He’d Labeled ‘Racist’

Posted on 17 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

In August, New York City Councilman David Greenfield claimed former federal prosecutor Ken Thompson was an anti-Semite who would “target Jews.” Then after Thompson won his primary bid, Greenfield said he would “monitor” Thompson’s activities. Now, just eight weeks later, sources say Greenfield is about to endorse Thompson. Following Thompson’s trouncing of incumbent Charles Hynes in the Democratic primaries, Hynes switched parties and is running again as a Conservative and Republica . >>> 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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New York, NY – Poll: De Blasio Holds 50 Point Lead Over Lhota In NYC Mayoral Race

Posted on 03 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

Published on: October 3rd, 2013 at 08:33 AM By: AP New York, NY – A new poll shows Democrat Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH’-zee-oh) leading Republican rival Joe Lhota (LOH’-tuh) with 71 percent of likely voters in the race for New York City mayor. Lhota has 21 percent in the Quinnipiac (KWIHN’-ih-pee-ak) University poll released Thursday. Independence Party candidate Adolfo Carrion has 2 percent. Five percent of voters remain undecided. But 11 percent of respondents who . >>> READ MORE ...

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Lhota Looks Forward to Debate With ‘Radical’ de Blasio

Posted on 17 September 2013 by Community Voice NY

Politicker By Jill Colvin 9/16 6:19pm Joe Lhota talks to reporters this afternoon on the Upper East Side. Republican mayoral contender Joe Lhota congratulated Bill de Blasio on securing his party’s expected nomination this afternoon and said he’s looking forward to a more mature and vigorous debate. After weeks of being attacked by his ex-Republican challenger billionaire John Catsimatidis–most recently for saying he would not have shut down subway service to save two stray kittens on t . >>> READ MORE ...

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Williamsburg – Aronim Spin on the Election Turnout

Posted on 13 September 2013 by Community Voice NY

Michael Tobman, the PR guy hired by the Aronite (Aronem) sect of Satmar, released the following statement: Tuesday’s Democratic Primary Election provided clear evidence of the growing prominence of the Aaroni faction of Satmar Hasidim in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The Satmar community has, in recent years, been split between followers of two dynastic brothers, Rabbi Zalman and Rabbi Aaron. Historically, Williamsburg has been a Rabbi Zalman base while the Orange County village of Kiryas Joel outsi . >>> 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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Stage set for 3-way races in Orange

Posted on 11 September 2013 by Community Voice NY

O’Donnell takes GOP in District 21 By Chris McKenna Times Herald-Record Published: 2:00 AM – 09/11/13 A former top aide to Orange County Executive Ed Diana beat the Republican Party’s endorsed candidate, and a first-term county legislator lost the Republican nomination for his seat to a Warwick village trustee in two Orange County Legislature primaries on Tuesday. Five of the Legislature’s 21 districts had primaries, four of them featuring rival Republican candidates. In . >>> READ MORE ...

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