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The Democratic candidates for the 48th District of the City Council, currently represented by Michael Nelson, tested the limits of civil discussion during a heated forum hosted by the Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition, with each candidate chiding the others for dirty campaign tactics and stances on issues contrary to the Orthodox community. Sheepshead Bites couldn’t…

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Yoseph Robinson, the fallen Jamaican hip-hop artist turned Orthodox Jew, will be honored with a street conaming at the intersection of Avenue J and Nostrand Avenue. According to a press release issued by Councilman Jumaane Williams, the legislation to honor Robinson was passed unanimously by the City Council and signed into law by Mayor Michael…

Opinion
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The fight over speed enforcement cameras is getting nastier. Last week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg personally called out State Senators Marty Golden, Simcha Felder and Dean Skelos for having blood on their hands in refusing to include funding for speed enforcement cameras in the state budget. In response, Senate Democrats are trying to reinvigorate the effort…

Events
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Chabad of Sheepshead Bay invites all to a Sukkot Street Festival, featuring pony rides, face-painting, hair-braiding, moon-bouncing, rides, a magic show (at 4:30 p.m.), petting zoo, live music, and more, October 3 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. on East 14th Street between Avenue X and Avenue Y. Outdoor laser tag will take place between 1:30-4:30 p.m., and…

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Jewish seniors from the former Soviet Union have a startlingly high poverty rate of 71 percent, according to the UJA-Federation’s “Jewish Community Study of New York: 2011,” and Orthodox Jews aren’t far behind, with a poverty rate of 42 percent. The survey shows that 361,000 Jews in New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester, are…

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Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz is demanding a tough sentencing of a confessed Midwood child molester a judge plans to put back on the streets just in time for the school season to start. Cymbrowitz sent a letter to the judge overseeing the case of Andrew Goodman asking that he dole out a seven-year sentence during proceedings today…

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Abraham George began his campaign for Brooklyn District Attorney last week by blasting incumbent Charles Hynes, saying he has failed to protect Brooklyn’s children. The New York Law Journal reports that George, 33, accused Hynes of focusing on small crimes like marijuana possession charges, as opposed to larger and more violent ones, such as child…

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