Yankel Rosenbaum would be 49 today, most likely surrounded by a large family and living in New York or in his native Melbourne. A twist of fate kept that from happening and Rosenbaum, whom I never met but feel as if knew him, happened to walk home down the wrong street on a hate-filled summer night two decades ago this week. For Rosenbaum, it was a perfect storm of bad luck and incompetence in city and police leadership and later in the emergency room at Kings County Hospital that lead to his death.
Submitted by Adam Dickter on Mon, 08/08/2011 - 14:33
Former governor Hugh Carey, who died Sunday at 92, is well remembered in the Jewish community for his strong support of Israel and Soviet Jewry and as a soldier who helped liberate the concentration camp at Nordhausen, Germany.
Barack who? Dem. Assemblyman David Weprin, running to succeed Anthony Weiner, is reading the tea leaves of the district and seeing the shrinking vote for the Democratic presidential candidate. Accordingly, he's keeping his endorsement options open.
Submitted by Adam Dickter on Thu, 08/04/2011 - 12:28
Here in the national manufacturing center for hot air, we just finished sweating out one of the lengthiest heat waves in the city's history with 16 consecutive days at or above 90 degrees, and many of those over 100 and setting records.
Philip Goldfeder, an aide to Sen. Chuck Schumer, will kick off his campaign for state Assembly Thursday in Howard Beach, Queens. The special election will be held Sept. 13 and will also include another race for Assembly and the closely watched contest to succeed Anthony Weiner in Congress, making it a big day for Queens politics.
Independent and soon-to-retire Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut offered some strong pro-Israel street cred to Queens Democrat David Weprin yesterday with his endorsement. The 2000 Dem vice presidential nominee and 2004 presidential contender is, of course, considered a major Israel defender in the Senate.
This is more than just a typical partisan endorsement since Lieberman, with a bone to pick against his former party for turning their back on him in his 2006 re-election bid, backed Republican John McCain for president in 2008, even speaking at the GOP's convention.