Former Councilman Simcha Felder has announced a bid for the state Senate in a newly created district that includes several heavily Orthodox Brooklyn neighborhoods. “I look forward, God willing, to the opportunity once again to serve the community and the people of New York State,” Felder told the haredi newspaper Hamodia on Wednesday.
The Celebrate Israel Parade on Fifth Avenue got off to a rousing start Sunday in the Grand Ballroom of the Roosevelt Hotel where a score of politicians mounted the podium to outdo each other in praise of the Jewish homeland.
It's become a tradition for politicos leading the parade to come first to the annual legislative breakfast of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, now known as Met Council .
Under the direction of board chair Merryl H. Tisch, 16 individuals received leadership awards for their support of the council's efforts to alleviate poverty in New York.