Last night, the Rockland Democratic Committee gathered at the Clarkstown Town Hall to nominate candidates for State Senate (38th and 39th Districts) and four candidates for State Assembly seats. And yes, that usually is as uneventful as it sounds. There was, however, a surprise for one of the more recognizable faces standing in line to be inaugurated. And that surprise prompted a quick side-step by the Committee Officials. David Carlucci wasn’t named the official candidate for the Senate Seat he has held for eight years. [Read more…]
Here is the Press Announcement from the Goldberg campaign:
Public school advocate and mother of two says Carlucci has empowered Republicans for years to block fair school funding and reproductive rights protections. [Read more…]
The following was posted by Journal News engagement editor Nancy Cutler in the Sunday Journal News.
“When East Ramapo school board president Yehuda Weissmandl asked at a May 23 special meeting why the panel couldn’t vote immediately to put the exact same budget plan up for a June 19 revote, the jam-packed room erupted in approving claps and cheers. [Read more…]
“Nearly five years after suspending Melissa Reimer, the Ramapo Town Board has fired the former financial officer whose cooperation with the FBI led to the conviction of former Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence on fraud charges.
Board members voted 3-0 Wednesday to accept the recommendations of a hearing officer who suggested firing Reimer, who this month won a seat on the Suffern Central Board of Education.
Reimer, who has a pending federal civil rights lawsuit against the town, took Ramapo to state Supreme Court in December demanding the town either fire her or put her back to work. [Read more…]
For the three seats on the School Board the winners were:
Melissa Reimer (1,948), Angus Mackenzie (2,029), and Donald Cairns (1,858).
Theresa DiFalco (1,468) lost her bid for another term.
In East Ramapo, the proposed school budget failed to pass.
Voting NO 3,342 Voting YES 2,728
For the Sabrina Charles Pierre Seat:
(Won) Sabrina Charles Pierre 9,092
For the Yonah Rothman Seat:
(Won) Ephraim Weissmandl–6,926 (Lost) Joselito Citron–2,257
For the Jacob Lefkowitz Seat:
(Won) Yoel Trieger–7,125 (Lost) Miriam Moster–1,955
For more complete information on the results and what happens next in Ramapo read The Journal News coverage here.
IN SUFFERN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
FOR DETAILS ON THE CANDIDATES CLICK HERE
IN THE EAST RAMAPO CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, PLEASE SUPPORT:
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE CANDIDATES GO TO strongeastramapo.org
“This village where age-old traditions and religious study are valued above economic advancement has been ranked as the poorest municipality in New York state, according to an analysis by 24/7 Wall St. published in USA Today.
In the Hasidic Jewish community founded in 1954 along Route 45, the poverty rate is 70 percent, with a median income of $21,773 compared with the state median of $60,741.
New Square’s median annual household income stands nearly $5,000 below that of Kiryas Joel, a Hasidic Jewish village in Orange County that was ranked as the state’s next poorest municipality. [Read more…]
In a remarkable alignment of support, five mayors whose districts cover most of the Suffern Central School District have offered a unanimous endorsement of Donald Cairns, Melissa Reimer, and Angus Mackenzie for Suffern Central School Board. Acknowledging the candidates dedication to a Kids First approach to Board governance, the mayors advise, “We’ve had the opportunity to get to know them, and we are impressed by their commitment to the community. We hope that you will join us in supporting them.”
Click the “more” link to read the full text of the mayors’ letter. [Read more…]
“The saga over whether a religious group built a three-car garage or warehouse-type building for a synagogue has moved to state Supreme Court.
The Brooklyn-based Kedishas Aharon D’Hadas claims in court papers the village violated its property rights by voiding a certificate of occupancy to use the building attached to 3 Spring Hill Terrace. [Read more…]