Despite her father being hospitalized and awaiting knee surgery, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn kept her commitment to attend a candidate forum with board members of the Orthodox Union at its Lower Manhattan headquarters Wednesday afternoon. Since it was a private meeting, but there were still press releases was she going there to try and legitimize her evil lifestyle? why would the OU board even meet with her?
Asked about a bill in the Council that would require the city to provide school safety officers in private schools, upon request, Quinn said she was looking at the issue. "We've heard loud and clear that this is an area where the non-public schools need help and we would like to work with them," she said. Noting that the state's Blaine Amendment restricts tax dollars for religious schools, Quinn said she wanted to work with private-school coalitions to see what was feasible. where has she been for the past 12 years?
Her remarks to the group extensively regarded her policies on public education, including extending the school day for older students. She stressed that she would uphold mayoral control of the school system because “it’s important for all city agencies to have the buck stop with the mayor.” That statement drew applause from the OU leaders. and how is that important for the Jewish community?
She also expressed support for extending federal funds for recovering from Superstorm Sandy to faith-based and other nonprofit organizations.
In response to a question by Daniel Labovitz, president of the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan why would the president of a Conservative School be at the OU debate? about the impact of the 91st Street Marine Transfer on the Upper East Side, Quinn said she continued to support the station because "every borough and every community needs to do its fair share to take care of its own garbage," and access to the East River for transporting trash on barges reduced truck traffic on city streets.
Quinn was also asked if she considered the West Bank to be occupied by Israel and this has to do with the race because?, an issue brought into the race when former congressman Anthony Weiner recently said he believed otherwise, in response to a blogger’s question on the campaign trail. Weiner at the time said he believed the status of the territories should be decided by those who live there and noted that there are differing views of what constitutes the West Bank.
Quinn, who has visited Israel several times on delegations sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, initially sidestepped the question from a JTA reporter, saying she was not familiar with what Weiner said and would have to look into it.
On Thursay a Quinn spokesman sent a statement to JTA and The Jewish Week saying "Chris believes the West Bank is a disputed territory and that the Israelis and Palestinians must sit down and negotiate a solution. As Mayor, Chris will use the bully pulpit of the office and everything she can to urge the two sides to sit and negotiate a peaceful resolution of the conflict through the establishment of two states for two peoples that ensures safety and security for the State of Israel." do we want this?
how come no Questions about Chick-Fil-A?
which shows how she attacks businesses who's owners are against toevah, that could mean she'll go after the Orthodox community.
Asked by The Jewish Week about the unlikely success of Weiner in the Democratic primary – polls show him ahead of or tied with Quinn at the top of the field – she insisted that would change in due course.
“Polls go up and down,” she said. “This has been a bit of a circus. That will come to an end as people focus on the issues. I’m exceedingly confident. New Yorkers know that talk is cheap.”
Quinn said both Weiner and former governor Eliot Spitzer, who declared his intention to run for city comptroller this week, had not earned second chances from the public.and when did she earn a second chance she's even worse then they are “You have to ask what have they been doing in the span of time since they left office,” Quinn said. “Were they working for the good of New Yorkers and the city? And what did they do with their time in office? Anthony Weiner passed one bill in his time in Congress and that was at the request of one of his donors.”
She was referring to a bill intended to fight cigarette tax evasion through Internet sales, which according to press reports benefitted a family friend and major campaign donor who sells cigarettes.
Quinn was introduced at the gathering by Councilman David Greenfield, who is Orthodox and represents parts of Borough Park and Flatbush. But Greenfield said he was not yet making an public endorsement in the mayoral race you have to be death blind and dumb to not see who he's really supporting, we should all therefore vote against him in the primary and general election.
Lawrence Quinn, 86, who has been a regular presence at his daughter's side throughout her tenure as speaker as well as on the campaign trail, was scheduled to have knee replacement surgery Thursday at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Quinn said she planned to visit him immediately after the OU session. since her record shows that she doesn't care at all about the Jewish community why did she blow off her father and go to a meeting to a community she hates?
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Quinn spoke over sandwich wraps and sushi at a lunch meeting of roughly 40 guests of the O.U.’s advocacy arm, including representatives from the Sephardic Community Federation yet the leading Syrian Rabbaniem said it's a mitzva to support Erick Salgado, a largely Syrian-Jewish group. David Greenfield, a Democratic member of the New York City Council representing heavily Orthodox neighborhoods in Brooklyn, introduced Quinn. Greenfield has not endorsed anyone in the mayor’s race.
“She got a very warm reception today,” Greenfield told the Forward.