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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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The Fig Leaf

Posted on 28 November 2014 by admin

Editorial: The New York Daily News published an article on November 26, 2014, authored by Reuven Blau, under the headline “Borough Park Clogged with Yeshiva Buses Due to the Increasing Number of Vehicles and Schools”. The report is replete with deceptions and half-truths. The headline suggests that this is a newly created situation caused by an abrupt increase of schools, school buses and vehicles. It cites “community insiders” that there was a 20% increase in the number of school buses . >>> READ MORE ...

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Breaking: Caller Campaign Unhinged

Posted on 28 October 2014 by admin

Last week a Yiddish weekly newspaper published an analysis of the “Caller Plan” to build in the next four years 2000 units of affordable housing in Borough Park and an additional 2000 units of affordable housing units in Flatbush. The newspaper’s editors researched the matter and interviewed three professionals with extensive experience in real estate development. They are: Chaim Israel – more than 30 years’ experience in real estate development as Director of Housing at the SBCO . >>> READ MORE ...

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Haredi Meets Hollywood in Anti-Vaccine Debate

Posted on 18 September 2014 by Josh Green

By Sigal Samuel   If you had to guess which neighborhood — Boro Park or Beverly Hills — the following quote applies to, which would you pick? Parents in these schools are submitting a form called a “personal belief exemption,” which states that they are not vaccinating their kids due to “a diffuse constellation of unproven anxieties, from allergies and asthma to eczema and seizures.” If the “personal belief” language has you thinking Boro Park, the Brooklyn neighborhood kno . >>> READ MORE ...

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Hikind Adds Community Liaison to Further Enhance Constituent-Services Team

Posted on 30 March 2014 by moshe emes

CHESKY KLEIN BRINGS 15+ YEARS OF COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE TO STAFF Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) knows that his constituent services are second to none, but it’s never enough for Boro Park and Midwood’s most vocal advocate. Never willing to rest on his laurels, the Assemblyman is always looking to do more. Toward that end, he has added another community liaison to his team: Chesky Klein. “Everyone who visits our office or calls in with a problem or an issue exits with the same . >>> 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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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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Haredi Activist Demands ‘Ten Rights to Be my Mayor’

Posted on 20 June 2013 by Community Voice NY

By: Jacob Kornbluh Published: June 20th, 2013 Forget about Metztitzah B’peh and school vouchers. We know the Democrats are opposed to vouchers, while some are committed to overturn the Metzitzah B’peh regulation. How about the issues that as at great concern to Orthodox Jews on a daily basis? Alexander Rapaport, a community activist and head of the Masbia organization, penned a list of 10 major concerns that are secondary to issues of Yeshivas and Metzitzah B’peh, as the mayoral candid . >>> 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

– Matzav.com – The Online Voice of Torah Jewry – http://matzav.com – 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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Rachmastrivka Rebbe Endorses Mayoral Candidate Erick Salgado

Posted on 19 June 2013 by Community Voice NY

– Matzav.com – The Online Voice of Torah Jewry – http://matzav.com – Posted By Matzav Editor On June 18, 2013 @ 9:14 PM New York City mayoral candidate Erick Salgado, the only candidate in the Democratic Primary for Mayor who believes in traditional family values, has received the endorsement of the Rachmastrivka Rebbe. Salgado received the Rebbe’s endorsement and blessings during a private meeting at the Rebbe’s Boro Park shul Monday evening. “I am most honored . >>> READ MORE ...

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Republican Candidate Emerges to Run Against David Greenfield

Posted on 29 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

Politicker Boro Park Battle Joseph Hayon, a two-time GOP candidate for different Assembly districts, has a new target in mind this electoral cycle: Councilman David Greenfield.His candidacy, Mr. Hayon told Politicker this evening, is based off the view that Mr. Greenfield places party politics above the district. In particular, he cited Mr. Greenfield’s endorsement of his colleague, Councilman Lew Fidler, in an unsuccessful bid for the State Senate last year.“David Greenfield put his Democ . >>> READ MORE ...

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Hikind Prepares Loyalist To Challenge Councilman Greenfield In September

Posted on 23 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

Hikind Prepares Loyalist To Challenge Councilman Greenfield In September (Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013) Roughly 3 years after he got elected to the City Council, Councilman David Greenfield, who already has the endorsement of the Brooklyn Conservative party, is expected to face a challenge in September, sources tell YWN. According to some reliable sources, Assemblyman Dov Hikind is pushing for a fight in the 44th council district, eager to challenge councilman Greenfield, who won decisively over M . >>> READ MORE ...

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Sources Say City Councilman David Greenfield Is Behind Favorable Yeshiva World Stories

Posted on 02 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

Written by Nick Powell on May 1, 2013.   For nearly two and a half years, a Yeshiva World News blogger who goes by the name of Dov Gordon appears to have been one of New York City Councilman David Greenfield’s biggest fans in the local Jewish media. Gordon wrote in 2010 that the city’s potential restoration of funding for after-school vouchers was a “major victory for the newly elected Greenfield.” This past fall, Gordon wrote in a “Backroom Deals” column that the councilman’ . >>> READ MORE ...

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