Assembly


Second Trial Beginning for Ex-Assembly Speaker

The second trial of New York’s former assembly speaker begins Monday in federal court after his first, in 2015, was reversed last July. Sheldon Silver had been convicted and sentenced…

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Assembly OKs Private School Child Abuse Reporting Bill

The Assembly passed legislation Wednesday that would mandate New York private schools to require employees and volunteers to report allegations of staff members abusing students. Private schools currently aren’t included…

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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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