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Winners and Losers 2014 – 48th NYS Assembly District

Posted on 05 November 2014 by moshe emes

Editorial:   Winners Dov Hikind Hikind won this race fairly and squarely, and with a landslide. This race gave him a perfect opportunity to review with the voting public his long list of accomplishments and endeavors over his thirty two year carrier in public service, and he did so in a very gracious and magnificent manner. Hikind is indubitably a winner The Hikind Team Yony Hikind who worked assiduously for the campaign – Klein and Steinmetz who gave the campaign face and character . >>> 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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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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Councilwoman Blames ‘Knockout’ Attacks on Tension Between Blacks and Jews

Posted on 05 December 2013 by Community Voice NY

CROWN HEIGHTS — The alleged “knockout” attacks on Jewish residents of Crown Heights may stem from ongoing racial tension between the neighborhood’s black and Jewish communities, a newly-elected Brooklyn politician said. Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo, who was elected to represent Crown Heights starting in January, released an open letter Tuesday saying that many of her black constituents told her they feel threatened by the growth of the neighborhood’s Jewish communit . >>> 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 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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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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Stand up and be counted

Posted on 10 September 2013 by Community Voice NY

Your family, friends, and neighbors are counting on you to visit your polling station today and vote. The Orthodox Jewish Community has much at stake in this year’s primaries, as the entire New York City administration and City Council is up for election, and the prospect is ripe for a complete transformation of the Bloomberg policies implemented over of the last 12 years. Our community got very little attention from the Bloomberg Administration and the City Council overall, particularly . >>> 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 26 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 2 One of Greenfield’s biggest obstacles on his road to political nirvana is Assemblyman Hikind.  His activism on behalf of his constituency over his many years in public office helped Hikind build a vast network of friends and supporters in Orthodox Jewish Communities state-wide as well as in the halls . >>> 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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Greenfield Hosts 48th Candidates’ Debate between Scavo and Kagan

Posted on 01 August 2013 by Community Voice NY

In his last week’s radio program David Greenfield hosted the debate between Kagan and Scavo, candidate for the 48th NYC Council District. It was quite uncanny of Greenfield to question the two hopefuls about the focus of their race to the NYC Council and their ambitions and plans of accomplishments in office.  Greenfield has a paltry record of accomplishments since he took office.  His record of accomplishments stands starkly in juxtaposition with that of his colleagues in elected office.  . >>> 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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Newly Fallen Snow and Pepper Spray

Posted on 13 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

The Brooklyn Independent GOP Fountainhead   Pure as the newly fallen snow… That’s how “some people” look at their “friends” and allies in politics…  Maybe, that’s how “some people” see Democrat-Conservative David Greenfield… Thanks to a few Orthodox Jewish bloggers  —  already,  there are more and more footprints in the once-clean snowy patch that was City Councilman David Greenfield  —  Now, one of those bloggers is even trying to turn the once s . >>> READ MORE ...

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