New York

  • Anthony Weiner Faces Skeptical New York Voters

    By Reuters

    Democrat Anthony Weiner, who resigned from Congress in disgrace two years ago, is weighing a bid for New York mayor, but a poll released on Tuesday suggests his political comeback would be an uphill battle.Read More

    Hasidic Fixer Key to Sprawling Corruption Probe — But Are They Dying Breed?

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    Mark Stern is the Hasidic ‘fixer’ at the center of a giant corruption sting. The power of behind-the-scenes middlemen is fading as ultra-Orthodox take baby steps into public life.Read More

    Mayor Anthony Weiner? It Could Happen.

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    Anthony Weiner is thinking about jumping into the race for New York mayor. Guess what? Analysts say he has a decent shot at winning, and may corner the Jewish vote.Read More

    Anthony Weiner, Sext-Happy Lawmaker, Considers Comeback New York Mayor Bid

    By Reuters

    Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner, who resigned after tweeting lewd pictures of himself, is considering a run for New York City mayor, in what many see as wide open race for one of the highest-profile offices in the United States.Read More

    Black Market Sales of Jewish Cemetery Plots Blocked by Regulators

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    A defunct Jewish burial society has been ordered to stop selling cemetery grave sites online. Insiders who hawked the plots on Craigslist will have to return buyers’ cash.Read More

    Jewish Lawmaker Who Voted Against Medical Marijuana Busted on Pot Charge

    By Forward Staff

    A Jewish Republican lawmaker who voted against legalizing medical marijuana in 2011 was charged with pot possession after New York state police found a bag of weed in his car.Read More

    Ms. Quinn Runs for Mayor

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    Christine Quinn Tosses Hat in Race for New York Mayor With No Jewish Candidate

    By Reuters

    New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, considered a front-runner to be New York’s next mayor, officially launched her candidacy on Sunday for the job that would make her the city’s first female and first openly gay mayor.Read More

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