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Race Suddenly On For Felder’s Seat

The appointment this week of Simcha Felder as deputy comptroller has created some drama in the outgoing councilman’s Borough Park district.

01/06/2010
Assistant Managing Editor

The appointment this week of Simcha Felder as deputy comptroller has created some drama in the outgoing councilman’s Borough Park district.

News that Felder will serve only days of the third term he won last November has reignited a race that was postponed when term limits were extended in 2008.

David Greenfield, director of the Sephardic Community Federation, who seemed to break speed records at fundraising, has announced he’ll once again seek to succeed Felder.

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The Edge of Town: Uncanny Tales of Survival

Thursday, February 26th, 2009     (Because of a formatting error on the main site, here’s a corrected version of this week’s “Edge of Town” column).       Uncanny Tales Of Survival   “Small Miracles of the Holocaust,” and the mysteries of coincidence          by Jonathan Mark      

AIDS and Insincerity

Friday, June 27th, 2008 My uncle, Milton Samuel Mark, died of AIDS a while back, from a blood transfusion given to him in a Bronx hospital, so I take the AIDS issue seriously and with some measure of resentment.

‘It’s All About Hand Washing’

05/21/2008
Editorial Intern
Chasidic residents of Williamsburg and Borough Park are currently battling two dangerous disease outbreaks — a minor spread of the measles and a more serious eruption of the intestinal infection Shigella.

RIETS’ Rabbi Elimelech Schachter, 93

03/09/2007
Staff Writer
Rabbi Elimelech Schachter, a faculty member at the Yeshiva University rabbinical school for nearly 50 years, died Feb. 26 in Borough Park. He was 93. Rabbi Schachter served as professor of rabbinics at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary and taught at many divisions of YU, mentoring generations of rabbinical students. He was the author of “The Babylonian and Jerusalem Mishnah and wrote several rabbinic opinions and scholarly articles.

‘Last Stand’ In Pelham

New kosher restaurant, aided by Bronx community council, dishes out hope in struggling Jewish area.

12/16/2009
Assistant Managing Editor

When Yitzchak Gross had an unplanned day off from Ramaz High School last week, he stopped for a slice of kosher pizza on the way back to his home in the Pelham Parkway section of the Bronx — something that would have been impossible just six months ago.

Still hauling his school backpack, Gross, 17, found himself at Moishy’s, where everyone knows his name, immediate seating is always available and there’s rarely a line at the counter.

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'Right-Wing' Plane To Fly

05/14/1999
Staff Writer
After waiting and uncertainty, it appears that at least some Israelis will get super-cheap air fares to Israel to vote in national elections May 17, courtesy of subsidies from U.S. supporters of Israel's right. Chai L'Yisrael, a Brooklyn-based group operating from the Borough Park Democratic Party offices of Assemblyman Dov Hikind, has begun calling thousands of people to tell them their $180 round-trip tickets are in the mail.

Reversal Of Fortune

08/20/1999
Staff Writer
New York State Assemblyman and former kingmaker Dov Hikind survived a criminal indictment and massive legal fees — and still came out in the black to the tune of $400,000, thanks in part to a bang-up legal defense fund. Now, Noach Dear, his longtime rival for top Orthodox pol in Brooklyn, has been hit hard, thanks to problems he has had with federal campaign finance law.

Teitelbaum’s Dov-ish Tone

11/06/1998
Staff Writer
Is Bruce Teitelbaum, the mayor’s chief of staff, sending out peace feelers to acquitted Assemblyman Dov Hikind? During Hikind’s two-year fight against federal bribery charges, the Brooklyn Democrat more than once laid the blame for his prosecution at Teitelbaum’s feet, though he publicly never cited him by name. Teitelbaum vigorously denied any involvement in the case, but made little effort to hide his disdain for Hikind, who once tried to get him fired.
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