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Simanowitz Empowered the Orthodox Community

Our community lost a champion and so many lost a dear friend. Queens Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz, z”l, passed away this past Shabbos and his death was a terrible shock to…

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Top GOP Assemblyman May Challenge Cuomo Next Year

The top Republican in the state Assembly said Wednesday he’s considering running for governor next year, challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo who is widely expected to use a victory to run…

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Michael Simanowitz, Z”l, Assemblyman From Queens

The petirah of Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz on Shabbos, months after a cancer he battled two years ago returned, shocked his Queens district and the local Orthodox Jewish community. He was…

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BDE: Queens Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz, Z”l

Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz was niftar yesterday, months after a cancer he battled two years ago returned. He was in his late 40s. A Queens Democrat, he was a forceful advocate…

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Appeals Judges Question Ex-Speaker’s Conviction

Appeals court judges in New York seem receptive to arguments that a recent Supreme Court ruling tosses ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s public corruption conviction into doubt. The 2nd U.S. Circuit…

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Court: Ex-NYC Pol’s Pension Can Be Taken

Contributions that a Bronx assemblyman made to his pension fund can be forfeited to satisfy an order imposed as part of his sentencing after his corruption conviction, a federal appeals…

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NY Senate Approves Bill to Teach About Lyme Disease

New York schoolchildren would have to be taught about Lyme disease under a bill before Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Dutchess County Senator Sue Serino says legislation she sponsored would require state…

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