Ray Kelly

De Blasio On Silver, Syria and Circumcision

At an Upper West Side campaign stop, Dem frontrunner runs a gamut of diverse questions.

09/09/2013
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Enjoying the attention afforded by frontrunner status, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio faced questions ranging from local to international issues from a large scrum of press and a few voters during a campaign stop on the Upper West Side Monday.

Bill de Blasio took a pass on Syria and said he'd work well with the state Legislature. Adam Dickter

Post-Boston, Appreciating The NYPD And Its Commissioner

05/13/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

My father, of blessed memory, would have loved New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.  Commissioner Kelly is sensitive to the need to preserve and protect civil liberties, but he also recognizes that a society must first and foremost ensure the safety of its citizens.  My dad used to say that political correctness takes open mindedness to the extreme -- where people’s brains fall out and they stop thinking rationally.  He was also devoted to the safety of his family, which he taught me; being alert, observant and lucky.

William Rapfogel

The Case Against Ray Kelly

04/26/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

We were greatly distressed to read “The Case for Ray Kelly,” a statement of support for the NYPD commissioner in The New York Jewish Week (Feb. 10) by the leadership of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC). The authors of this article, Alan S. Jaffe, Michael S. Miller and David M. Pollock, claim that Commissioner Kelly has made New York a safe place to live. We ask — safe for whom? Certainly not the Muslim community.

Tim Boxer At JCRC Dinner

03/27/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Matthew Goldstein, chancellor of City University of New York, recalled a commencement where he introduced the speaker and told him, “Marvin, be brief because no one will remember what you say.”

Marvin got up and addressed the audience:  “When you leave here remember one thing: make money.”  He sat down and got a standing ovation.

Alexandra and James Lebenthal at the JCRC awards dinner.
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