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De Blasio Slams Giuliani for Leading Protest Against ‘Death of Klinghoffer’, Defends Controversial Opera

Posted on 21 October 2014 by Josh Fallik

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday criticized his predecessor Rudolph Giuliani for objecting to the Metropolitan Opera’s performance of The Death of Klinghoffer and defended the Met’s right to stage the controversial performance that has been labeled anti-Semitic, the New York Daily News reported on Monday, hours before the play was set to open. “The former mayor had a history of challenging cultural institutions when he disagreed with their content. I don’t thi . >>> READ MORE ...

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1199 SEIU Backs Golden Despite ‘No Republicans’ Pledge

Posted on 30 September 2014 by admin

By Will Bredderman | 09/29/14 Left-leaning healthcare workers union 1199 SEIU has endorsed Brooklyn GOP State Senator Martin Golden for re-election–in spite of a vow earlier this year to work exclusively toward helping the Democrats win control of the upper house of the state legislature. Mr. Golden said he was gratified to receive the support of 1199, the city’s largest union, in his re-election bid against long-shot Democratic challenger James Kemmerer. The labor organization has endo . >>> READ MORE ...

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Are Liberal Jewish Voters a Thing of the Past?

Posted on 15 September 2014 by Josh Fallik

By JOSEPH BERGER  SEPT. 13, 2014 [caption id="attachment_1168" align="alignleft" width="300"] Reading the Holy Scrolls[/caption] FOR generations, American Jews, and particularly Jewish New Yorkers, have largely been identified as ardent liberals. Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe formed a substantial core of early 20th-century progressives and socialists. More recently, 70 percent of Jews voted for President Obama in 2012, about the same as Hispanics, and were exceeded in their enthusias . >>> READ MORE ...

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JPUPDATES? S.O.S.

Posted on 14 September 2014 by Josh Fallik

Dov Gordon (DG) is baaaaaaack!   In a September 10, 2014 posting JPUPDATES reported the resulting winners and losers of the various races in the NYS Primary Day elections. An examination of whom the author considers a winner or loser speaks volumes of their ignorance and intellectual dishonesty. Let’s analyze it name by name.   Listed “Winners”   Kathy Hochul – Is a winner, as she won the race despite a massive effort by the “progressives” to elect Wu.   Zeph . >>> READ MORE ...

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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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Bill de Blasio elected mayor of New York

Posted on 05 November 2013 by Community Voice NY

de Blasio is the winner of the New York City mayoral race NEW YORK – Bill de Blasio was the projected winner of the New York mayoral race Tuesday, signaling a new era for a city whose new leader promises to undo much of what Michael Bloomberg accomplished. De Blasio, who vowed to narrow the gap between the rich and poor and reform controversial policing tactics, is the first Democrat elected mayor of the nation’s largest city since 1989. Going into Tuesday’s race, de Blasio w . >>> 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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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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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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Power Outage in Brooklyn

Posted on 11 September 2013 by Community Voice NY

Brooklyn’s self-proclaimed “power broker” is out like a light The election results rolling in last night, amazingly revealed that David Greenfield’s endorsements and support is tantamount to the “kiss of death”   Mayoral Primary While the Republican Primary was no astonishment as Lhota was the expected winner, the Democrat Primaries were astounding.  Greenfield’s darling cohort, and endorsee, Quinn, went from “front runner” to a 16% third place. De Blasio who was in thir . >>> READ MORE ...

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New York – NYC Mayoral Poll: De Blasio Leads With 39 Percent

Posted on 09 September 2013 by Community Voice NY

New York – A new poll shows Public Advocate Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH’-zee-oh) leading among likely voters in New York City’s Democratic mayoral primary with 39 percent. The Quinnipiac (KWIHN’-ih-pee-ak) University poll was released Monday. It shows former Comptroller Bill Thompson in second place with 25 percent. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is third, with 18 percent. To avoid an Oct. 1 runoff, a candidate needs more than 40 percent in Tuesday’s primary. A Sept. 3 Quinnipi . >>> READ MORE ...

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Ignorance and Obliviousness

Posted on 01 September 2013 by Community Voice NY

The Political Pull of New York’s Ultra-Orthodox New York City’s mayoral election is approaching, and as the race heats up, more attention is being paid to the increasing political influence of the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jewish sects of Brooklyn. Like their counterparts in Israel, New York’s Hasidim have rebounded from the decimation of World War II. They were nearly wiped out by the Nazi genocide, but their numbers have swelled in the generations since, due to religious and cultural teach . >>> READ MORE ...

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Why New York mayor’s race could be big deal for American liberalism

Posted on 30 August 2013 by Community Voice NY

The new front-runner in the New York mayor’s race is Bill de Blasio, the most liberal major candidate in the field. If he wins, it could be a boost for the left nationally And de Blasio hasn’t hedged on his calls for greater restrictions on New York’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy, which allows cops to waylay anyone they think might be involved in serious criminal activity. “What de Blasio has done with great success has been to energize the activist base of the Democratic . >>> READ MORE ...

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Bill de Blasio Surges Ahead of the Democrat Pack in NY Mayoral Primary

Posted on 28 August 2013 by Community Voice NY

De Blasio Close to 40% in New York Mayoral Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Quinn, Thompson in Battle for Second Place Quinnipiac_University_Poll . >>> 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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July 29, 2013 – Weiner Should Drop Out, NYC Likely Dem Voters Tell Quinnipiac University Poll; Quinn Leads, With De Blasio, Thompson Tied For Second

Posted on 30 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

Quinnipiac University Poll Congressman Anthony Weiner drops to fourth place among likely Democratic primary voters in the race for New York City mayor as these likely voters say 53 – 40 percent he should drop out, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. There is almost no gender gap, but a wide racial gap on this question: Women say 54 – 42 percent that Weiner should drop out, compared to men at 52 – 37 percent. But black voters say 53 – 42 . >>> READ MORE ...

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Weiner Admits Explicit Texting After House Exit

Posted on 24 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

   July 23, 2013 By DAVID W. CHEN and JAVIER C. HERNÁNDEZ   Anthony D. Weiner’s improbable campaign for mayor was engulfed on Tuesday by a new scandal involving explicit online messages, imperiling his political resurrection two years after he resigned from Congress over similar behavior. Mr. Weiner, appearing solemn and a bit worn as he faced more than 100 journalists at a hastily arranged news conference, acknowledged that his habit of sending sexual images and text messages . >>> READ MORE ...

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Pandering to the Black voters in the City of NY

Posted on 14 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

EDITORIAL Late last night the jury returned their verdict in the Florida George Zimmerman case, “Not Guilty”. There was immediate reaction from some of the NYC Mayoral contenders running in the Dem Primary Trayvon Martin was killed because he was black. There was no justice done today in Florida. — Thompson2013 (@BillThompsonNYC) July 14, 2013   #NoJusticeForTrayvon, no peace in our hearts. Thoughts and prayers for The Martin Family. — John C. Liu (@JohnLiu2013) July 14, . >>> READ MORE ...

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