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The Wrap-Up: 98th State Assembly Primary Race

Monroe elections

The Wrap-Up: 98th State Assembly Primary Race Who Won, Who Lost, and How Did One Village Decide Your Election? The Primaries for the 98th State Assembly District are over. But what do the results tell us about the voting? The… Continue Reading

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Op-Ed: Facts on the Ground & Gedalye Szegedin

Facts on the Ground

Op-Ed: Facts on the Ground & Gedalye Szegedin Gedalye Szegedin, the Village Administrator of Kiryas Joel, sent a myriad of emails to the Times Herald Record.  In ‘Thoughtful planning can strengthen MW and KJ schools,’ he is quoted: “mass overflow… Continue Reading

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The Case Against Kiryas Joel Annexation (OpEd)

Annexation

The Case Against Kiryas Joel Annexation (OpEd) Since the June 10th Public Hearing on the proposed Kiryas Joel Annexation and the prior release of their Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS), the arguments for and against have become prevalent and… Continue Reading

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Dov Hikind and the politics of bigotry and ignorance.

Dov Hikind

Dov Hikind and the politics of bigotry and ignorance. Is there anything Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind doesn’t hate? Or anyone? Is there a photo or press-opportunity he won’t let go to waste? Don’t answer that yet.

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Monroe-Woodbury CSD: Election & Perspectives

Monroe-Woodbury CSD

Monroe-Woodbury CSD: Election & Perspectives May 19th will be the annual election for 3 members to the Monroe-Woodbury CSD, this year seeing 4 candidates vying for the positions being vacated by outgoing members Eleni Carter, John Otero, and Natalie Brooks.

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Harley Doles’ Surrender Deal to KJ

Monroe Supervisor Harley Doles

Now that more has information emerged about Harley Doles’ resolution to surrender Lead Agency status in the DEC Annexation deal with Kiryas Joel, a.k.a. “The Monday Surprise”, we now have much more of an understanding of the underhanded manner in… Continue Reading

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Hasidic Jews in New York seek to expand enclave

Hasidic Jews in New York seek to expand enclave (AP 7.5.14) KIRYAS JOEL, N.Y. (AP) — Kiryas Joel is a fast-growing island of ultra-Orthodox Satmar Hasidic Jews in a suburban stretch of New York’s Hudson Valley. Sidewalks are busy with… Continue Reading