Joe Lhota

City Council Bill Would Prevent Regulation Of Circumcision

Councilman Greenfield calls Board of Health interference "outrageous."

09/16/2013
Jewish Week Correspondent
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Citing freedom of religion, Councilman David Greenfield has introduced legislation prohibiting the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Board of Health from taking any formal action against the controversial practice of metzitzah b’peh. 

The legislation, introduced at the Sept. 12 City Council meeting, has since been referred to the Health Committee for hearings. It addresses the Board of Health's requirement last year that mohelim obtain written consent from parents before performing the oral suction practice, which has been linked to dangerous infection.

Cut it out: Consent requirement for circumcision practice intrudes on religious practice, pol says. Getty Images

Lhota Targets Frontrunner Weiner

06/26/2013
Assistant Managing Editor
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Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota is hoping the rising popularity of Democrat Anthony Weiner will galvanize his base, calling on supporters to send cash to help him in an expected November match-up.

Republican Joe Lhota is hoping Anthony Weiner, right, will scare up some GOP cash. Skyscraper City, left. Getty Images, right.

Weiner Joins A 'Live Fire' Campaign

Despite the jokes, disgraced pol’s comeback bid puts him in second place in Democratic field.

05/28/2013
Assistant Managing Editor

In his first appearance alongside rivals vying for the Democratic mayoral nomination Tuesday, Anthony Weiner didn’t have to try to stand out in the field.

After one week in the Democratic primary, Weiner finds himself in contention with frontrunner Chrtistine Quinn. Michael Datikash

Republican Mayoral Candidate: I'm Jewish

05/28/2013
Assistant Managing Editor

A few weeks ago, New York was heading into the first election in two decades without a Jewish candidate. Now, it seems, there are two.

One in each party. 

The new La Guardia?: Joe Lhota says he won't use Jewish heritage to appeal for community's support. Lhota campaign photo
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