You’ve probably heard of a Teflon Don to whom no charges, no matter who brings them, can stick. Well, Bernard Charles might be Ramapo’s first Teflon Employee, to whom no job will stick, at least not for long, before he needs another one created for him. And they just keep creating jobs for him despite Civil Service exam challenges or questionable time cards. Why would Supervisors St. Lawrence and Michael Specht and School Board officials keep doing this? I’ll leave that to your imagination or your own review of his past voting record in various board seats that he has kept warm for others. Here’s the Journal News’ latest cross-out and reassignment for Mr. Charles. [Read more…]
June 12, 2018 “Village officials are nearly ready to pull the trigger on approving an updated zoning code and lifting a thrice-extended building moratorium that some Hasidic Jewish residents find restrictive to their plans to expand their homes.
The final step in the process that began in October 2016 starts Tuesday night with a public hearing on the proposed zoning code changes before a subcommittee of the Comprehensive Master Plan Review Committee. [Read more…]
On June 12th at 6:00, a discussion and vote will take place in order to support a resolution Naftuli Moster, along with Legislators Carey and Hofstein sponsored. This resolution calls for the county to support Assemblyman Zebrowski’s bill A1305, which looks to strengthen the Education Department’s ability to enforce standards in the education received at non-public schools. If it passes this committee, it will head to the full legislature. It has received bipartisan support the last time it was discussed.
The following was published by The Journal News as Commentary regarding “5 Jewish women talk about what it means to be Orthodox in Rockland,” a series of articles:
“What does it mean to be an Orthodox Jewish woman in Rockland? This is the question asked by the headline in the Journal News/lohud in a series of articles by reporter Rochel Leah Goldblatt.
The author presents Orthodox Rockland as a kind of Jewish Lake Wobegon, where all the women are modest, all the men are God-fearing, and the number of children is above average.
Is this objective reporting? Have we answered the question in the headline? Have we done justice to the lives lived by women who identify as Orthodox Jewish, or understood their complicated relationships with others in Rockland County? [Read more…]
In a press release today, the Securities and Exchange Commission summarizes the settlements and penalties of their charges against Aaron Troodler, Michael Klein and Nathan Oberman. The agency also explains:
“The SEC’s litigation against Christopher St. Lawrence continues. The SEC is seeking injunctions, financial penalties, and an order prohibiting St. Lawrence from participating in future municipal bond offerings.” [Read more…]
This notice appeared on the Law 360 website June 5, 2018.
“Three officials of the town of Ramapo, New York, have agreed to civil fines and a permanent injunction barring them from municipal bond offerings to resolve U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission allegations they perpetrated a bond fraud, according to consent judgments filed in New York federal court Monday. [Read more…]
On the last day of their tenure as the Spring Valley Village Board, Mayor Demeza Delhomme, along with Village Trustees Emilia White and Schneider Laurent voted in the majority to schedule a referendum on whether or not to establish a ward system in Spring Valley for the election of six trustees. The Referendum is slated to be held on the upcoming general election of November 6th, 2018.
However, this Wednesday night, June 6 at 8:00 PM the new Spring Valley village board, headed up by Mayor Alan Simon, is holding a public hearing on whether or not to cancel the election day referendum outright and deny the people of Spring Valley the right to decide for themselves how they will be represented. [Read more…]
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…]