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Why Do “Air Raid” Sirens Blare In Williamsburg Every Friday?

Posted on 18 November 2014 by Josh Green

If you’re ever in Williamsburg ten minutes before the sun sets on a Friday night, you’ll have heard the eerie sirens that wail far and wide throughout the neighborhood. It isn’t a test or drill, it’s the warning that Shabbat will be starting soon, and it’s time to go home (if you’re Orthodox Jewish). It’s not just one siren, but several, installed on different Yeshivas in South Williamsburg, a neighborhood that’s predominantly ultra-Orthodox Jewi . >>> READ MORE ...

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Caller has no Real Chance of Winning, According to the Brooklyn Independent Republicans

Posted on 31 October 2014 by moshe emes

The Brooklyn Independent GOP Fountainhead 2014 Brooklyn GOP Election Roundup — The NYS Assembly Races Edition Thursday, October 30, 2014 For most of us Brooklyn GOPers, this isn’t our first election rodeo   —   But, for many of us, it might be our last roundup  —   Here’s one of the reasons why  —   The quantity and quality of the 2014 GOP County-wide Assembly slate… Things aren’t yet as bad as they seem to be in Queens, where the GOP is . >>> 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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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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An Inside Look at the Hasidim (REVIEW)

Posted on 14 September 2014 by Josh Fallik

An Inside Look The sight of young girls in pinafores and young boys wearing peyos – sidelocks – dangling over their ears is a sure sign that you have entered the enigmatic precincts of the Hasidim – the pious ones. Veteran New York Times journalist Joseph Berger’s new book, THE PIOUS ONES: The World of Hasidim and their Battles with America, takes the reader on a journey into the enclaves where various sects of Jews live a seemingly outmoded way of life in an ever changing world; a life . >>> 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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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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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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Jack Hidary Claims He’s a Viable Mayoral Candidate

Posted on 21 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

Politiker By Colin Campbell 7/19 1:08pm Tech entrepreneur Jack Hidary stormed into the mayor’s race this week with much fanfare, claiming to have already raised $450,000 and vowing to win the top job at City Hall. But Mr. Hidary, who says he’s registered in the Independence Party, won’t be competing in his party’s primary–or any primary. Instead, he’s petitioning on his own “Jobs and Education Party” on the November ballot. This fact alone will mean a sharply uphill battle in . >>> READ MORE ...

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B’klyn pol $taten his case now

Posted on 08 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

 By SALLY GOLDENBERG Last Updated: 3:55 AM, July 8, 2013 Posted: 1:07 AM, July 8, 2013 A Brooklyn councilman mounting a run for Congress next year is dishing out  taxpayer cash around a district he doesn’t represent — but would like to — a  review by The Post has found.Domenic Recchia (D-Brooklyn) funneled nearly one-third of the City Council’s  “member items” to charities, schools and hospitals on Staten Island in the  Fiscal Year 2014 budget — even though his council di . >>> READ MORE ...

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