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Schimel Reflects On Successful Year

Greatly Looking Forward to Next Year’s Session in the State Assembly

“I’m doing all I want to be doing and I’m having a lot of fun with all my work,” New York State Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel told the Great Neck Record during a recent, very relaxed lunch. Brimming with enthusiasm and energy, Great Neck’s 16th District assemblywoman looked back with great pleasure on a productive year and is anticipating the excitement of a new Assembly session coming up in a few months.

Reviewing the past year Assemblywoman Schimel spoke of it as “the most successful legislative session in recent history.” She noted the on time balanced budget “with no new taxes … that closed a $10 million deficit and cut state spending by $3 billion over last year.” Ms. Schimel said that she and her colleagues “successfully fought to mitigate the executive budget’s drastic cuts to vital public services and made critical restorations in education, health care, job creation, and economic development.”

Editorial: GNPS Adult Program Open House

Honoring Someone Special – Ronna Telsey

Do come to the Great Neck Public Schools Adult Program Open House for the Arts this Sunday, Nov. 6, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Cumberland Adult Center, 30 Cumberland Avenue. The Open House is an opportunity for the community to see lifelong learning in action. And, most importantly, this year the open house is a unique opportunity to honor someone very special, Ronna Telsey.

Community Speaks Decisively, 2,924 to 1,286

Main Library: At the Beginning of Another Chapter

Steady, heavy voting of 4,210 residents last Tuesday was a demonstration of the community’s concern about the Main library and its future. From talking with numerous people before and after the election, it became clear that the “No” votes, 2,924, were not anti-library votes per se, but rather reflected a range of concerns about the scope and cost of the project and the decision-making prowess of the library board to cope with an expansion project. So, in spite of busy parking lots, lines to vote and even a switch to paper ballots when the machines were full, voters were determined to be heard.

COPE Walk Raises Record Breaking Funds, Record Crowds

COPE Foundation (Connecting Our Paths Eternally) recently held its 9th annual COPE Walk for those families on Long Island living with the loss of a child on Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Long Beach Boardwalk in Long Beach. This year’s COPE Walk set new records for walker participation and funds raised for this annual event.  Over 300 bereaved parents, siblings, friends and family walked the length of the Boardwalk in order to honor the memories of loved ones, to publicize the foundation, and to raise money to support COPE’s programs and services. The funds raised from the walk represented an approximate 40 percent increase over previous year’s revenues.  New York State Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg, was on hand at the event to lend his support to his local Long Beach constituents.

Statement From Great Neck Library Board President Janet Esagoff

Our sincere thanks to everyone who took part in the referendum on Oct. 25, 2011. Although we are disappointed with the results, our goal of renovating our Main Library remains constant. This 40-year-old building must be restored and the Library Board will meet as soon as possible to discuss the options open to them given the results of the vote.


News from Israel:

Yeshiva World News:

  • Shas for Shidduchim is Back! November 18, 2018
    Shas for Shidduchim is Back!   24 hours. 2,711 blatt. One unwavering vision. Shas for Shidduchim is back: bigger, stronger, and more determined than ever.   Following last year’s tremendous success, Chicago Chesed Fund is once again matching up lomdim and sponsors in the zechus of Klal Yisroel’s shidduchim. Read more on Yeshiva World News >
  • VIDEO/PHOTOS: Outgoing Defense Minister Lieberman Visits Rav Kanievsky November 18, 2018
    (VIDEO AND PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE) In a most out of character move, outgoing Minister of Defense, Avigdor Lieberman, on Sunday morning 10 Kislev, visited HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita in his home. Read more on Yeshiva World News >
  • Beloved NYC Toy Store FAO Schwarz Making A Comeback November 18, 2018
    Three years after it closed its beloved toy store on Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz has returned to New York. A new FAO opened Friday in Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center, about 10 blocks from its former home near Central Park. Read more on Yeshiva World News >
  • PM Netanyahu Tells Cabinet Members: The Situation Is Fragile – Not a Time for Elections November 18, 2018
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday, 10 Kislev, during the weekly cabinet meeting, told members of his cabinet that the security situation is a fragile one and this is not the time to head to elections. Read more on Yeshiva World News >

Israel Pundit: Ted Belman’s news and views on Israel, the Middle East, the war on terror and the clash of civilizations.

  • The Future of American Jewry is Orthodox November 18, 2018
    By Martin Ingall, AMERICAN THINKER The liberal American Jewish population is shrinking dramatically while Orthodoxy continues to grow. The American Jewish future is Orthodox. For many years Orthodox Jews recognized, if begrudgingly, that the Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist movements had appeal for Jews who were religiously uneducated or did not af […]
  • Forbes Mag: Illegal Immigrants Cost Taxpayers $18.5 Billion/Yr. In Health Care Costs November 18, 2018
    By Warner Todd Huston, THE LID Illegal immigrants cost the U.S. billions a year in health care costs that the illegals never pay for, a  Forbes Mag. report says. And that is even though federal law supposedly prohibits this spending. Federal law claims that no federal dollars can go to pay for health care for illegals. Unfortunately, this is a smoke screen b […]
  • Blaming the Victim in the Digital Age November 18, 2018
    By Linda Goudsmit, PUNDICITY Consider the following scenario: A murder investigation is underway to determine the identity of the shooter. The detective questioning the suspect accuses him of shooting the woman he robbed. The suspect indignantly retorts, “BUT SHE WOULDN’T GIVE ME HER PURSE!!” WHAT? The robber is blaming the victim because she refused to give […]
  • Candidly Speaking: Trump, Nazis and American Jewry November 18, 2018
    By Isi Leibler As the global antisemitic tsunami intensifies, most Diaspora Jews seem to have lost the plot. In the past, when an external foe emerged, Jews would put aside their differences and unite in the face of those seeking their destruction. Prior to the establishment of the State of Israel, Jews suffered from persecution, pogroms and murder, culminat […]

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