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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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Ask A Native New Yorker: How Should I Interact With Ultra-Orthodox Jews?

Posted on 27 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

This week’s question comes from a South Williamsburg resident who’s unsure how he should interact with the local ultra-Orthodox Jews. Dear Native New Yorker, More than a few of my fellow transplants in South Williamsburg have conflicted feelings about the local Hasidic community. My peers are intrigued by the mysterious “Otherness” that Hasidim bring to the neighborhood, a totally alternative lifestyle and culture to that of mainstream secular New York, but are also vag . >>> 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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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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De Blasio, Quinn Neck-and-Neck

Posted on 16 August 2013 by Community Voice NY

Poll Shows the Public Advocate Surging in Race for Mayor By: MICHAEL HOWARD SAUL New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio has the momentum in the race for the Democratic nomination, climbing his way into a tie with rival Christine Quinn as she scrambles to keep her support before Primary Day, a new Wall Street Journal-NBC 4 New York-Marist survey showed Thursday. Mr. de Blasio, the city’s public advocate, and Ms. Quinn, speaker of the City Council, are tied for first place . >>> READ MORE ...

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Firefighters Endorse Bill Thompson For Mayor

Posted on 10 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

Published on: July 9th, 2013 at 06:49 PM By: AP The union representing New York City’s rank-and-file firefighters endorsed Bill Thompson for mayor on Tuesday, giving the City Hall hopeful further support from uniformed public workers. The endorsement from the Uniformed Firefighters Association comes weeks after Thompson picked up the backing of a coalition of uniformed public safety unions. The UFA also supported Thompson during his failed 2009 bid against Mayor Michael Bloomberg, wh . >>> READ MORE ...

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NYC Teachers’ Union Endorses Thompson For Mayor

Posted on 20 June 2013 by Community Voice NY

Published on: June 19th, 2013 at 09:35 PM By: AP   New York – New York City’s massive teachers’ union backed former City Comptroller William Thompson for mayor Wednesday, giving a sizeable campaign boost to a onetime school board chief who made an unexpectedly strong showing in the last mayoral race.   Delivering Thompson a highly sought-after endorsement among New York Democrats, United Federation of Teachers president Michael Mulgrew said New Yorkers “need . >>> READ MORE ...

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Councilwoman Sara M Gonzalez Tours Areas of Borough Park That Have Been Added to Her District

Posted on 19 June 2013 by Community Voice NY

– – The Online Voice of Torah Jewry – – Posted By Matzav Editor On June 18, 2013 @ 6:33 PM Last Tuesday afternoon, Councilwoman Sara M. Gonzalez, accompanied by respected community activist and journalist Yosef Rapaport, took a walking tour through Borough Park, visiting prominent community organizations, businesses and landmarks throughout the neighborhood. The Councilwoman, who is running for re-election this year, is poised to represent . >>> READ MORE ...

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Quinn Tells Mayoral Candidates To Stop Pandering To The Jewish Community

Posted on 06 June 2013 by Community Voice NY

New York – During a visit to the John Gambling Show on WOR on Tuesday morning, City Council Speaker and Democratic mayoral candidate Christine Quinn told her fellow candidates to stop pandering to the Jewish community on practices surrounding circumcision. ( reports that Quinn accused her opponents of pandering by “going into a synagogue” and “telling them what they want to hear, just so you can get their vote” Quinn said that “is not” lead . >>> READ MORE ...

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