Assemblyman Dov Hikind
Is it the plain truth, or offensive rhetoric? The debate raged Wednesday about Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s comments recorded during a campaign fundraiser.
The big worry is that the powerful Orthodox Jewish group administering the program will insist that a rabbi grant permission before authorities are notified of sex abuse or domestic violence accusations.
Controversy surrounds a popular art exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art featuring the paintings of Matisse, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Picasso and Renoir.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind said some high-level staff members claim despite recommendations from search committees, Provost William Tramontano prevented observant Jewish women from being hired.
Finding sexual abusers of children and prosecuting their cases is one of law enforcement’s top priorities. But in Brooklyn, District Attorney Charles Hynes’ office has come under fire what not vigorously pursuing cases in the Orthodox and Hasidic Jewish communities.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind and Sen. Jeff Klein are introducing legislation which would require sanitation agents to photograph and document the condition of a property at the time a ticket is issued.
“People were afraid to get out of cars, people were afraid to walk the street,” Assemblyman Dov Hikind said.
David Haddad, 56, was arrested for allegedly making anti-Semitic phone calls to elderly women and vandalized the inside of an apartment building.
“This is just the latest in a series of ongoing anti-Semitic occurrences in Brooklyn and throughout New York City, and people are justifiably very concerned and upset,” said Assemblyman Dov Hikind.
Chanukkah came a bit early this year for one Brooklyn family.
Now a group of women in one of the country’s largest Orthodox Jewish communities is proposing to join up with Hatzolah as emergency medical technicians to respond in cases of labor or gynecological emergencies.
At least three cars were torched and dozens of pieces of anti-Semitic graffiti were plastered along benches along Ocean Parkway between Avenues I and J early Friday morning.
New billboards went up across New York City on Wednesday night with a message that could have subway riders doing a double-take. They’re paid for by a group that wants the U.S. to stop funding for the Israeli military.
The gloves are off. The special election to replace Congressman Anthony Weiner has turned downright nasty.
It was a rare mea culpa from the New York City Department of Transportation. On Tuesday it began jack-hammering traffic islands in Borough Park that blocked ambulances, fire trucks and other emergency vehicles.