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January 15, 2010

Exclusive: Hikind Backs Lazar at Lander Event

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Exclusive: Hikind Backs Lazar at Lander Event

The race to fill Councilman Simcha Felder’s council seat is heating up. Just last night, at the inaugural event for Hikind-backed Councilman Brad Lander, Assemblyman Dov Hikind backed Joe Lazar for City Council. Sources say that despite Hikind’s best efforts to force Judge Noach Dear into the race for City Council, Judge Dear is reluctant to give up his prestigious judgeship for what many view as a messy council race.

Previously, Hikind has stated that all of Boro Park would be united against David Greenfield, the Director & Counsel of TEACH NYS, and leading contender for City Council. Crains News explained this morning that Hikind’s opposition to Greenfield is because Greenfield “irked Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver by urging Silver’s constituents to demand a tax credit for parochial school parents.”

Apparently, Hikinds plan to unite Boro Park against Greenfield has failed. Sources say that at last night’s event several Boro Park leaders pledged their support to Greenfield. Also, there is still talk of a possible chasidic candidate in the form of either lobbyist Ezra Friedlander or cell-phone store owner Pinny Ringel. Finally, according to Crains, local Boro-Parker Moishe Oiring is said to be mulling a campaign that would be funded by his parents.

Keep your browser set to The Yeshiva World News for all the latest on this exciting race for city council. The special election is anticipated to be on Tuesday, March 23rd.

(Dov Gordon – YWN)


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