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Charedi Influence At Play In Ramapo Referendum

Posted on 02 October 2014 by moshe emes

    Issues will likely linger long after this week’s vote 10/01/14 – Amy Sara Clark, Staff Writer As voters in embattled upstate Ramapo went to the polls this week, at stake was the power of the growing population of charedi Jews in the Rockland County suburb. Tuesday’s referendum, led by a group of activists called Preserve Rockland, was aimed at lessening charedi political power in a town that has fought a years-long battle over Orthodox control of the . >>> READ MORE ...

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Bidding War: City & State Explores New York’s 16 Casino Proposals

Posted on 30 September 2014 by moshe emes

    By Wilder Fleming | Sep 18, 2014 New York is looking to expand its gambling market at a time when many gaming analysts say the northeastern United States is facing market saturation. Four Atlantic City casinos have folded so far this year, and those that have survived have had to contend with the 26 other casinos that have opened in the last decade alone. As states like New York attempt to lure away the gaming dollars pouring into the coffers of neighboring governments, and reven . >>> READ MORE ...

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Referendums won’t fix Ramapo

Posted on 29 September 2014 by Josh Fallik

A ward system and larger Town Council won’t solve the issues that challenge Ramapo, and won’t weaken a controversial town supervisor. And both could drive up taxpayer costs. I mean no disrespect to the residents of our town of Ramapo who came up with these ideas, but I think the proposals will not have the intended effect, and will end up causing more harm than good. Why do I say the proposals won’t have the intended effect? The activists who came up with these proposals want t . >>> READ MORE ...

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