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William Rapfogel, who led the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty until his firing in August, was arrested on Tuesday morning, September 24 and charged with grand larceny, money laundering and criminal tax fraud for an alleged scheme stretching back to the early 1990s.
A war of words has erupted between the two power brokers in the Orthodox Jewish community in the race for Brooklyn District Attorney. In the first public battle since the 2012 primaries, Councilman David Greenfield and Assemblyman Dov Hikind, surrogates for Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes and challenger Ken Thompson, respectively, traded jabs after Greenfield said at a press conference that Thompson vowed to “target the Jewish community” for prosecution.
Greenfield’s line of attack
It has been an exciting election season for not only the candidates but the voters as well. There were a lot of options to choose from who to elect in the various New York City office. The primary was held on September 10, 2013.
Here are the election results. Please remember the votes will be recounted:
New York City Mayor Position to be filled.
As of now, it looks like Bill de Blasio won the Democratic primary by 40.3% of the vote. If de Blasio got 40% of the vote, he would have had a
Despite strong rhetoric on his plans to take the fight to the finish. Mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson has announced his decision to throw in the campaign towel. He has decided, along with Governor Cuomo, to place his support behind his former rival Bill De Blasio.
“It would be a disservice to my supporters, a disservice to Democrats and most of all, a disservice to the people of New York City, who are desperate for new direction after 12 long years,” Thompson said.
“Let me be crystal clear
On the eve of primary day, a Quinnipiac University poll shows that an unusually large bloc of undecided voters could push Public Advocate Bill de Blasio over the 40 percent mark in the New York City Democratic primary for mayor. If he does not receive 40 percent, he will likely face either former City Comptroller William Thompson or City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in an Oct. 1 runoff.
De Blasio leads among likely Democratic primary voters with 39 percent, followed by 25 percent for