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The staff of Monsey Medical & Dental Care wish all our patients and friends a chag kasher v’sameach.


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Monsey Medical and Dental Care is proud to announce that they have added the Dentemax Discount Plan to the list of many dental networks accepted. We are open on Pesach “Many people wait for all your emergency until they have a needs. toothache before coming to the denSee schedule on page 10 tist”, said Dr. Gennadiy Benyaminov, Dental Director. “I do not think people * kusdv ,ca * realize just how dangerous dental disease can be” Dr. Benyaminov continued. Pediatric dental disease is 5 times more common than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever 44% of American children will The #1 Judaica source in Rockland

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Erev Pesach is possibly the bus- site on the same day. Mayor iest day of the year in Monsey. Noraime Jasmin is inviting resiMonday morning of next week dents to participate in a comexpect to follow an orderly munity chametz burn at Spring procession as residents scramble to have all their chametz burned before the fifth hour of the day. With the help of the Monsey Fire Department, the Town of Ramapo has set up a safe site for a community wide To better serve patients, chametz removal andour burning. From 6:30 to 11:45am there Dr. Baldinger has will be a thirty yard dumpster increased hours. at the Monsey Parkhis and Ride on Dr. B. He Albetteris now available Thursday. Route 59. The Ramapoevery Police suggests you Department will be on hand to Monsey Medical & Dental help with what could be heavy traffic. Additional information Care's ophthalmologist for the burn may be found on Valley Memorial Park. The event page 13 page seven. will take place from six in the The Village of Spring Valley has morning until noon. Spring is herealso announced a designated Lyme disease & tick removal page 14

Both sites have strict conditions for burning in accordance with the Rockland County Department of health where they

have received a permit. Residents are asked to limit the two sites for chametz burning only. Paper bags are the only permis-

sible wrap to contain the grain products in. Furniture, plastic, aluminum foil, and any flammable objects are forbidden at the burn site as they pose fire and environmental threats. “This is another demonstration of how Ramapo is responsive and attentive to the needs of all communities,” said Councilman Daniel Freidman speaking on behalf of the Town of Ramapo. “This is a very busy time of year, and all of us are working feverishly to do all we need to in our own homes. I’m proud to be part of the work done in government that will help everyone prepare for the joyous celebration of Pesach.” SEE CHAMETZ PAGE 6


suffer from pediatric dental disease before they reach kindergarten 5 million children develop pediatric dental disease every year Left untreated, pediatric dental disease can lead to malnourishment, bacterial infections, required emergency surgery, and even death Dental disease has been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, pneumonia, poor pregnancy outcomes, and dementia SEE DENTAL PAGE 6

At a meeting of the Rockland County Legislature on Tuesday night, the Special Committee on Redistricting approved a final version of the boundaries of each of the county’s 17 legislative districts. The process caps off a months-long effort the committee led to redraw district lines in accordance with the results of the 2010 Census. The committee held several meetings, during which members of the public rose to speak. They also held one meeting in each town in the county, to allow residents from different areas to attend meetings without having to drive to New City. At times, the meetings were raucous, with a few groups of people speaking and delivering the same message

to legislators. During the meeting in Ramapo, many attendees spoke against the legislature and the redistricting process, causing concern among the committee’s members. At different times, individuals urged legislators to put them in certain districts, or to avoid mixing different areas into the same legislative district. Several people said they wanted the village of Chestnut Ridge to be in one legislative district, and not split into two districts. Similar issues were raised, particularly with Spring Valley, a large village of over 30,000 residents. Many wanted Spring Valley to be kept as intact as possible, but with each legislative district having beSEE COUNTY PAGE 6

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THE ADVOCATE April 14, 2011 AS WE GO TO PRESS... WASHINGTON – The House and Senate are ready to vote on legislation cutting almost $40 billion from the budget for the current year, but President Barack Obama and his GOP rivals are both eager to move on to multiyear fiscal plans that cut trillions instead of billions. Lawmakers were to vote Thursday on a long-overdue spending measure funding the day-to-day budgets of federal agencies through September. Later in the day, Republicans dominating the House will launch debate on a 2012-and-beyond plan that promises to cut the long-term budget blueprint Obama laid out in February by more than $6 trillion. Obama countered Wednesday with a new call to increase taxes on wealthier people and impose quicker cuts to Medicare, launching a roiling debate in Congress and the 2012 presidential campaign to come.

A Weekly Editorial By:

Mendel Hoffman

Everyone should be paying attention to the redrawing of county legislative district lines for areas inside Ramapo. There are groups across Rockland working hard to make their voices and demands heard with requests to be placed in a certain legislative district, or have districts created in a certain way. This is an important issue that will determine the funding that different communities receive, among other things, and everyone should be involved in it. We should all be aware that there are different groups that have been working on redistricting issues in order to arrange things so that they get more representation in the legislature. We should all be fighting for a bigger voice by urging legislators not to combine our areas with areas from other towns or communities, so that we can have legislators who speak for us with a united voice, and not with other interests whispering in their ears against us. The legislators should be commended for their work in creating the new districts. This was a highly controversial and divisive issue, but one that was made so by groups of people who continue to fight whoever sits in public office and whoever is in power. There are some groups of people that will always fight against those that are not like that and that is a sad statement about the world we live in. However, it should reinforce the belief that we must take matters into our own hands as well and speak up. WRITE TO US The Advocate welcomes Letters to the Editor & the Action Desk about relevant topics and issues. Letters must include the writer’s name, address and phone number. The name may be withheld from publication at the writer’s request. The Advocate reserves the right to edit for clarity and good taste. To voice your opinion, call: 845-770-1950, Fax: 845-352-5290, or e-mail

Obama fired a broadside at the long-term GOP plan, which calls for transforming the Medicare health program for the aged into a voucherlike system for people under the age of 55 and imposing stringent cuts on Medicaid, which provides health care to the poor and disabled, including people in nursing homes. More immediate, however, is the 2011 spending measure. It combines more than $38 billion in cuts to domestic accounts with changes to benefit programs, like children's health care, that Congress' own economists say are illusory.



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I have meant to write this many weeks ago when I noticed my paper showing up in the mail on Friday afternoons. I used to receive it Motzei Shabbos and never really had a chance to read it, but now I have all weekend too review the material, and I must say-I am very pleased with the information I receive. I especially benefit from the health sections of the

paper, I find these very educational. The graphs you include are easy to read and understand. It is great to see that scientific articles are being written, on a level where I am able to share the information with my children on Shabbos afternoons.

all extremely useful to me and many of my neighbors. Perhaps you could get the children involved in reading by adding some games or challenges along with the information. This is just an idea.

The paper continues to show up to the minute studies and research in areas I find very important such as recalls on childrens’ foods and toys. This is

Keep up the good articles.

Five Day Forecast for Rockland Thursday Apr. 14

Friday Apr. 15

High 49° High 50o Low 34° Low 22o

Shabbos Apr. 16

Sunday Apr. 17

Monday Apr. 18

High 55° Low 23°

High 48o Low 26o

High 45o Low 26o

Gut Vuch, Baruch Hirsch, Monsey



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Christopher P. St. Lawrence Town of Ramapo Supervisor

PRESIDENT VOWS TO PROTECT SOCIAL SECURITY, IMPROVE MEDICARE WHILE REDUCING BUSH-ERA DEBT OVER TIME Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-17) issued the following statement responding to President Barack Obama’s speech on Wednesday regarding reducing our National Debt in a responsible manner. The President’s proposal contrasts starkly with the House Republican plan which would destroy Medicare and Medicaid as we know it, while reducing taxes on corporations, like Big Oil, and the wealthiest Americans. The GOP plan puts the burden of fiscal responsibility on the lower and middle classes, whereas the President’s plan, while not perfect, spreads the responsibility among all Americans. “After the House Republicans put out a plan that tried to turn the clock back almost 100 years, President Obama presented one that looks towards the next 100 years. There is no way we can reduce our debt while preserving our fragile economic recovery by making low- and middle-income families pay the bill. We cannot tell seniors currently receiving Medicare coverage that not only will they have to pay more, but their children one day may not be able to receive the same benefits. “The President understands these realities and outlined a plan which would accomplish severe reductions in the debt while preserving and improving our social safety net. By using the bipartisan Erskine-Bowles debt commission report, he is reminding leaders from both parties that this is a mess that we got into together, and we must fix it together. We should not continue to mix financial policy with social issues – the way the House Republicans did by attacking Planned Parenthood, NPR, the EPA and others – and focus solely on what is really affecting our debt.

“We must remember that in the last decade we took the surplus left behind by President Clinton and turned it into this debt. It started with the 2001 Bush tax cuts, then the Afghanistan War and 9/11, the Iraq war, the 2003 Bush tax cuts, the unpaid-for Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, the near-Depression of 2008, the stimulus used to combat the near-Depression, and the unfortunate extension of the Bush tax cuts last year. When you factor in the aging Baby Boomers, and their affect on Medicare and Social Security, you see where the problem lies. Federal taxes sit at the lowest level since 1950, and corporate loopholes are all over the code allowing some companies to pay fewer taxes than the people cleaning their offices. “I am a bit wary about the plans for savings in Medicare, but if the President’s numbers are accurate, it would be much more amenable to find ways to save in the existing system rather than destroy a proven and successful safety net program by ending Medicare as we know it. I look forward to diving into his proposals for waste reduction and reform in Medicare and am hopeful that they will accomplish the important savings needed in the system. I applaud his assertion that Social Security is not a cause of the deficit problems and must be untouched by GOP hands who have tried to privatize it in the recent past. “I call on my Republican colleagues to use this speech as a starting point for true bipartisan debt-reducing legislation. I call on them to scrap their budget plan scheduled to be voted on this week, which is going to be dead on arrival in the Senate. We have no excuse not to take up the mantle of leadership and work together to answer the American people’s desire for a more fiscally responsible and efficient government.”



If this headline sounds alarming to you, well, it should. Have you noticed lately how perfect some of the produce looks at the store? This is in part due to a fairly new innovation known as genetic engineering of plant (seeds). Although the food looks appealing, how safe is it? Many people are raising the question as to the nutritional value of our food production in the United States and the world. Another important question is being raises as to determine how sustainable or how strong are these newly minted seeds. Genetic engineering (GE) is the process of transferring specific traits, or genes, from one organism into a different plant or animal. The resulting organism is called transgenic  or a  GMO  (genetically modified organism). Interestingly, 70% of processed foods in American supermarkets now contain genetically modified ingredients. All life is made up of millions of cells. Each cell contains a nucleus, and inside each nucleus are strings of molecules called  DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). Each strand of DNA is divided into small sections called genes. These genes contain a unique set of instructions that determine how the organism grows, develops, looks, and lives. During genetic engineering processes, specific genes are removed from one organism and inserted into another plant or animal, thus transferring specific traits. Genetic engineering is different from traditional cross breeding, where genes can only be exchanged between closely-related species. With genetic engineering, genes from completely different species can be inserted into each other. About 200 million acres of farmland worldwide are now used to grow GE crops such as cotton, corn, soybeans and rice.  The most common GE crops are Soybeans, which represent 63% of all GE crops, Corn (19%), Transgenic Cotton (13%) and Canola (5%).  The majority of genetically modified crops grown today are engineered to be resistant to  pesticides and/or herbicides so that they can withstand being sprayed with weed killer while the rest of the plants in the field die. GE proponents claim genetically modified crops use fewer pesticides than non-GE crops, when in reality GE plants can require even more chemicals. This is because weeds grow resistant to pesticides, leading farmers to spray even more on their crops. This causes environmental pollution, exposes food

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to higher levels of toxins, and creates greater safety concerns for farmers and farm workers. Some GE crops are actually classified as pesticides. The New Leaf potato, which has since been taken off grocery shelves, was genetically engineered to produce a toxin in order to kill any pests that attempted to eat it. The actual potato was designated as a pesticide and so was regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), instead of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) which regulates food. Because of this, safety testing for these potatoes was not as strict as with food, since the EPA regulations had never anticipated that people would intentionally consume pesticides as food. Adequate research has not yet been carried out to identify the effects of eating animals that have been fed genetically-engineered grain, nor have sufficient studies been conducted on the effects of directly consuming genetically-engineered crops like corn and soy. Despite our lack of knowledge, GE crops are widely used throughout the world as both human and animal food. Scientists are currently working on ways to genetically engineer farm animals. Salmon have been bioengineered to grow five times faster than wild breeds, hens have been genetically modified to lay lowcholesterol eggs, and chickens have been altered to produce anti-cancer drugs and this is all kosher. Unfortunately, unless you purchase the organic variety, you are consuming the same meat. The USDA regulations governing organic food do not permit genetically-modified fruits and vegetables, and organic meats cannot come from animals that were fed GE crops. Many concerns have been raised over the inadequate testing of the effects of genetic engineering on humans and the environment. Genetic engineering is still an emerging field, and scientists do not know exactly what can result from putting the DNA of one species into another. The introduction of foreign DNA into an organism could trigger other DNA in the plant or animal to mutate and change. In addition, researchers do not know if there are any long-term or unintended side effects from eating GE foods. Opponents to genetic engineering state that GE foods must be proven safe before they are sold to the public because their safety has not yet been proven.

Kids Health Matters

Motion sickness

Getting dizzy and nauseated while riding in a car, bus, train, boat, plane or on an amusement park ride is common for young kids. Inner ear Outer ear

Mixed signals • Sickness occurs when data the inner ear sends to the brain regarding the direction of motion conflicts with the visual clues of apparently standing or sitting still • Tends to run in families Semicircular canals


Middle ear

Inner ear

Consists of fluid-filled, interconnected tubes called semicircular canals that monitor equilibrium; sensitivity here causes sickness

Prevention • Over-the-counter medication Dramamine, taken an hour before traveling • Light meals before and during trip • Have child look out the window, not down at a book or game on car trips

• Avoid boat trips, or stand on the deck looking at the horizon • On plane, choose a seat near the wings • Avoid amusement park rides that spin

Source: MassGeneral Hospital for Children Graphic: Pat Carr, Garrick Gibson

© 2007 MCT

May you the and your family wishes entire have a Freilichen Pesach jewish community a happy and joyous passover

It is a privilege to serve you and earn your support every day!

Christopher P. St.Daniel Lawrence Ramapo Councilman Friedman Town of Ramapo Supervisor

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“When I ask people why did you wait so long, the reason is usually, ‘I can’t afford to pay for expensive procedures’”, Dr. Benyaminov continued. For those patients who have a private insurance that does not have a dental component, or for those people who earn too much to qualify for a dental HMO or to qualify for a sliding fee plan and cannot afford to purchase private dental insurance, Dentemax is a wonderful alternative. Additionally, Dental HMO’s have changed the reimbursement rules and no longer cover many important procedures. These procedures must now be paid out of pocket. County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef recently announced an affordable dental discount plan available to county residents who do not have dental in-


surance. For a low annual membership fee, plan members can get dental work done at a reduced rate. The dentists at Monsey Medical and Dental Care and the Spring Valley site as well participate in the Dentemax network. Rockland County residents who enroll in this plan are able to take advantage of the skill, experience and care provided by our dental staff for an affordable fee. “Through joining in this initiative to bring affordable dental care to the public, we promote and encourage our clients to practice good routine oral hygiene, and avoid the ravages of chronic dental disease (and brighten your smile too!),” concluded Dr. Benyaminov. For more information and to schedule a dental appointment, please call 845 352 6800.

BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY & KOSHER PESACH Philip Soskin PHILIP SOSKIN County Legislator District 7 County Legislature

The Monsey Fire Chief, Adam Gordon ,an eighteen year veteran fire fighter, is pleased with the town’s decision to offer designated sites for chometz burning, he told the Advocate in an interview. “We encourage residents of the unincorporated Town of Ramapo to use designated sites for their chametz removal." Gordon, a native Monseyite also pointed out that many people who live in the area overestimate the safety of their property. “For a long time many Brooklyn transplants new to the area, thought of Monsey as rural farm land with vast open spaces. Unfortunately this is not so, at least not in the past ten years.” Rockland County towns and villages have been working in cooperation with the fire department for the last few years to great success. In what the Fire Chief refers to a winwin situation, the fire department benefit from the use of public contained burnings, first and foremost it keeps the public safe. “Most of the calls we used to receive years ago, were from homes close to open fires,” said Gordon, “And in those days we were looking at up to fif-

ty to sixty calls, and all before noon.” The fire calls would range from major house fires to minor smoke detections. Calls of that nature not only wasted the fire fighters time and exhausted resources, but they would cause tremendous traffic complications as commuters looking to purchase kosher for Pesach food flooded the neighborhood. Those unfamiliar with the custom of chametz removal should understand that in addition to the prohibition of owning chametz, there is also a positive mitzvah to remove it from one's possession. A traditional method of removing chametz is Bi'ur; the burning of one's chametz. On the night preceding the 14th of Nisan, this year, the evening of Sunday, April 17th, a formal search  of the house known as  bedikas chametz "search for chametz" is conducted by candlelight. The chametz found in this search is burned the next morning, Monsey in a formal bi'ur ceremony. Fore more information on where to burn your chametz within Rockland County please see the displays on the adjacent page. -->

COUNTY FROM PAGE 1 tween 18,000 and 19,000 residents, it was impossible to place the entire village into one district. After Census figures were released, Geopolitical Strategies, which the county hired to redraw the districts, worked on several composites and possibilities for the districts. One idea was to add an entire district in Ramapo itself, since Ramapo grew by almost the same amount of residents that would be in an entire legislative district. That idea was struck down, so that the other options included having several districts from out of Ramapo stretch into different areas of Ramapo. This week, the committee approved “Option A,” which almost completely redesigned a few districts. Ramapo will see part of District 5, which was formerly all in New City and Clarkstown, include the northernmost area of Ramapo, including Pomona and surrounding areas. District 4, currently represented by Ilan Schoenberger, will include parts of Monsey, Wesley Hills, New Hempstead and New Square. District 6, currently represented by Alden Wolfe, will be an almost lateral district crossing nearly the entire length of the town along the Route 59 corridor, and will include parts of Montebello, Suffern, and Monsey, up to and including the Route 306 area. That district will end by the border of Spring Valley. Spring Valley will be represented by two legislators. Toney Earl of District 8 will represent parts of New Hempstead, Monsey, and Spring Valley, while District 13 will remain the district that includes most of Spring Valley. District 13 is represented by Legislator Jacques Michel. In Chestnut Ridge, residents will be in

either District 14 or 15. Legislator Patrick Moroney, who represented parts of Chestnut Ridge in District 14, which also includes areas outside of Ramapo, will be joined in representing Chestnut Ridge by Robert Jackson, of District 14. That district, like District 5, is now finding itself part of Ramapo. District 14 was completely inside of Clarkstown previous to the change. Legislator Jackson has announced that he is not running for re-election this year. Also not running is Gerry Bierker, of District 9, who will have part of his district include an area of Hillcrest in Ramapo. Legislator Doug Jobson, who represents Stony Point, does not have enough residents in his town to have one entire legislative district encompass just Stony Point, As a result, just like before, he will be representing parts of Haverstraw, as well as the Village of Sloatsburg in the far western part of Ramapo. District 12, currently represented by Joe Meyers, will not change a great deal. District 12 will include parts of Suffern and the Village of Airmont, as well as Hillburn. Legislator Meyers previously protested the redistricting process and the committee, maintaining that he believed his district would include parts of Monsey in an effort by some to get him to lose re-election. His new district will not include Monsey. The district lines approved by the committee will not be made official until the final legislature votes to adopt them. They are also likely to change slightly, with various areas shifting districts between now and the final approval. A public hearing is scheduled for April 27th at 7 PM in the New City chambers of the county legislature to allow the public final input before adoption.

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NEWS AROUND THE REGION... WITH TAX DAY A FEW DAYS AWAY... SCHUMER REVEALS: NY FAMILIES COULD HAVE UP TO $50 MILLION IN UNCLAIMED TAX REFUNDS AND $500 MILLION IN UNCLAIMED TUITION TAX CREDITS OWED TO THEM; LAST CHANCE TO COLLECT CASH THEY'RE OWED FROM 2007 REFUNDS Individuals Who Did Not File A 2007 Tax Return Have One Week To Claim The Money They’re Owed, Or Else It Stays In Washington For Good; Estimated $50 Million in Refunds Owed to New Yorkers According To U.S. Treasury, Up To 57% of New Yorkers Didn’t Take Advantage of College Tuition Tax Credit Last Year, Leaving Estimated $593 Million Unclaimed in New York City Metro Region Schumer: Visit My Website for Easy How-To Info on Claiming 2007 Refunds, E-Filing 2010 Taxes For Free With tax filing day approaching on April 18, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today

that New Yorkers could have tens of millions of unclaimed tax refunds and college tuition tax credits due to them. Schumer noted that approximately 40,000 New Yorkers have about $50 million in unclaimed tax refunds that must be claimed by April 18th, or else the money will be forfeited to the federal government. He also pointed out that New York families are eligible for potentially $590 million in tax credits that were not filed in 2009 and could be claimed on their 2010 tax returns. GAS PRICES TOO HIGH, DRIVERS ARE STAYING HOME NEW YORK -- With the price of gas above $3.50 a gallon in all but one state, there are signs that Americans are cutting back on driving, reversing a steady increase in demand for fuel as the economy improves. Gas sales have fallen for five straight weeks, the first time that has happened since November, according to MasterCard Spending Pulse, which tracks spending at 140,000 service stations nationwide.

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Before the decline, demand was increasing for two months. Some analysts had expected the trend to continue because the economic recovery is picking up, adding 216,000 jobs in March. "More people are going to work," said John Gamel, director of gasoline research for MasterCard. "That means more people are driving and they should be buying more gas." Instead, about 70 percent of the nation's major gas-station chains say sales have fallen, according to a March survey by the Oil Price Information Service. More than half reported a drop of 3 percent or more – the sharpest since the summer of 2008, when gas soared past $4 a gallon. This year, gas prices have shot up as unrest in North Africa and the Middle East rattled energy markets and increased global demand for crude oil squeezed supplies. A gallon of unleaded regular costs $3.77 on average, and only Wyoming has an average lower than $3.50. Gas is already 41 cents more expensive then at this point in 2008, when it peaked at $4.11 in July.

An Important Message

For Residents of Unincorporated Town of Ramapo from

Supervisor Christopher P. St. Lawrence

Deputy Supervisor Frances M. Hunter Councilmembers Yitzy Ullman, Patrick J. Withers and Daniel Friedman Between Monday April 4th and Monday April 18th, the Town will provide extra garbage pickups in addition to regularly scheduled pickups. Please cooperate by discarding bulk items as soon as possible. Please do not wait until the last minute because it becomes difficult to service the community in time for the holiday. DUE TO THE ENORMOUS VOLUME TO BE COLLECTED, YOUR COOPERATION, FLEXIBILITY AND PATIENCE WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. FOR ALL QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AT 845-357-0591, MONDAY– FRIDAY BETWEEN 8:00 A.M. — 3:30 P.M.


Date: Monday April 18th, 2011 Time: 6:30 a.m. — 11:45 a.m.

Sgt. Michael Colbath can arrange safety presentations at schools. To schedule an appointment call Sgt. Colbath at 845-357-2400 Ext. 4321

Location: Monsey Park & Ride/Drive-In, Rte 59

CHILDREN CAN VISIT THE BURN SITE ONLY IF ACCOMPANIED BY A RESPONSIBLE ADULT The burning is for bedikas chometz only. * Please wrap chometz in paper bags only. * You will not be allowed to burn any chometz that is brought in plastic bags or aluminum foil. * Accelerants will not be allowed. * Plastic bottles, glass bottles and aerosol cans won’t be permitted at burn site. FOR SAFETY PURPOSES, WE URGE THE COMMUNITY TO USE THE DESIGNATED CHOMETZ BURNING SITE

The Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority’s Hazardous Household Waste Facility is located at the Fire Training Center, Firemen’s Memorial Drive, Pomona. Their hours of operation are Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Call

845-364-2444 for special weekend dates, directions, and a list of items that must be brought there.

Best wishes for a safe, healthy and happy holiday.

Most analysts are sticking to forecasts of a high of $4 a gallon, though some have predicted $5 gas. Across the country, some drivers are already hunting for cheaper gas, sometimes with the help of a mobile phone app. Others are checking out bus and train schedules, reconsidering mass Americans also appear to be turning to smaller, more fuel-efficient cars to save on gas. Sales of the Hyundai Sonata and Elantra soared 55 percent in March. Meanwhile, sales of Chevy's Suburban SUV dropped nearly 24 percent. In the United States, people are watching their local gas stations a little more carefully. Some are even getting rid of their old gasguzzler. VANDERHOEF PROCLAIMS APRIL 10-16TH AS 9-1-1 DISPATCHER WEEK IN ROCKLAND New City, NY - Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef proclaimed 9-1-1 Dispatcher Week in Rockland County by presenting dispatchers with a

proclamation for their efforts in calmly dispatching calls to help save the lives and property of our citizens. Everyday in all of our communities, dedicated 9-1-1 dispatchers answer our calls for assistance serving as “first responders.” They professionally dispatch our calls to local police, fire, EMTs and paramedics facilitating the execution of emergency rescue, fire suppression and law enforcement operations in all our towns and villages. Vanderhoef read the proclamation stating, “on average our 9-1-1 dispatchers process over 400,000 landline and cell calls per year, serving as the vital links between our emergency services personnel and our citizens during the worst of times. The safety of our police officers, firefighters, EMTs and paramedics is dependent upon the quality, accuracy and timeliness of the information obtained by our 9-1-1 dispatchers.”

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By: S. Mandelbaum Washington

Romney Starts Campaign

Mitt Romney, who ran for president in 2008, announced he was forming an exploratory committee to run for president. Saying that President Obama’s “policies have failed,” Romney said he would focus on job creation and use his skills as a businessman to lead the nation. Romney will almost certainly make a formal announcement for the presidency, and is a leading contender for the Republican nomination.

Orszag Dishes On White House Peter Orszag, the former White House budget director, let loose on the White House in a recent interview where he detailed his time there. Orszag said he was strongly advised not to accept President Obama’s offer in 2009 to join the White House, but could not resist. He said petty politics drove much of the White House senior staff, and he had severe disagreements with the president and others on controlling the deficit. After publishing an op-ed opposing the White House’s position, he was shunned by then Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel and others. Three weeks later, when he got married, most White House staffers did not attend the ceremony. Orszag has since taken a post at Citigroup, earning between $2 million to $3 million a year, which has drawn criticism from his former colleagues for going to Wall Street.

Virginia Senate Race Heating Up Early When Senator Jim Webb of Virginia decided not to run for reelection in 2012, fellow Democrat and former Chair of the DNC Tim Kaine, who was also a popular governor there, announced he would run. However, Kaine will have to defeat George Allen, who formerly held the very same senate seat. Allen lost his re-election to Webb in 2006, after controversial comments he made during the campaign. Allen’s fall ended what many thought was a track to the presidency. His comeback attempt has so far helped him raise $1.5 million, but with Kaine a national figure and close friend of Bill Clinton, the two are rightly matched for each other. Currently, they are tied in the polls at 47% each.

D.C. Mayor Arrested While the president and congressional leaders came together moments before the budget deadline to hammer out an agreement on spending that would keep the government running, not everyone was happy about the final compromise. Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and six Council members protested the budget, in which limits were placed on D.C. spending. Though D.C. has a government of its own, Congress has the power to regulate spending, and part of the agreement

called for more control and reigning in of spending in the nation’s capital. In protest, the mayor and others blocked traffic and were arrested, but later released.

Bachmann Jeerer Taken Away At a recent rally where Michelle Bachmann, the Tea Party leader considering a run for president, was speaking, a 22-year-old in the crowd rose up to shout her down while she was talking about Libya and the involvement there. The protestor and another person carrying a sign opposing Bachmann were taken away.

Koch Going After Redistricting Deadbeats

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, who created the group NY Uprising, which focused efforts on an independent redistricting process for the state legislature, said he would now take action against those legislators that signed his pledge during the campaign but have not followed through. The state senate recently passed a bill that would not have independent redistricting until 2022, in violation of their promise to have it done for this year. Koch is going after senators and Assembly members who signed his pledge but either supported the senate bill that has made it harder to have an independent process this year, or have not supported other independent processes, such as

the one outlined by Governor Cuomo. Koch said calls would go out to tens of thousands of residents in each district of the legislators that did not keep their promise telling residents that they lied about what they would do for redistricting.

Cuomo Riding High In Polls Governor Andrew Cuomo has an approval rating over 70% in the aftermath of the budget that passed recently. A poll shows that while most New Yorkers feel the budget will hurt them because of health and education cuts, they also believe that Governor Cuomo was a true leader and support his work. Speaker Silver’s approval also went up, though by about two points, while Republican Senate Leader Dean Skelos actually saw his favorability rating fall by two points.


pursuing his goals, which include a property tax cap, an independent redistricting process, and ethics reform.

Longtime Assemblywoman Retires Nettie Mayersohn, an Assemblywoman of almost 30 years, announced she was retiring immediately, and would not finish her term. Mayersohn represented a mostly Orthodox Jewish district in Queens, and her resignation opens the seat up for a special election. Her longtime aide, Michael Simanowitz, has announced immediately that he will run for that seat in the special election. Both deny that Mayersohn sought to leave in the middle of her term to set her aide up for a win in a little-noticed special election.

RunDemocratic Sen- Monserrate ning Pizzeria ate Leadership State Senator Hiram Makes Priorities Former Monserratte, who was expelled John Sampson, the leader of the Democratic conference in the senate, held a meeting this week to announce the primary goals of his members, which includes 26 Democrats in the senate. Four other Democrats left his conference and began the Independent Democratic Conference, further damaging Democrats’ ability to pass anything in the senate. Sampson said he had differences with the independents but that wouldn’t prevent him from

from the senate after his conviction on assault charges, is now doing a different type of service – he is serving pizza at a Queens establishment. Monserrate, who lacks a formal title but was described by one employee as “the boss,” is working at the store whose listed business address is the same as his mother’s house, was created around the same time he left the senate.


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UNCONVENTIONAL OIL MAYBE THE KEY TO LOWERING GAS PRICES SALT LAKE CITY – Beneath the lush, green hills of eastern Utah's Uinta Basin, where elk, bear and bison outnumber people, the soil is saturated with a sticky tar that may soon provide a new domestic source of petroleum for the United States. It would be a first-of-its kind project in the country that some fear could be a slippery slope toward widespread wilderness destruction. With crude prices surging beyond $100 a barrel, and politicians preaching the need to reduce America's reliance on foreign supplies, companies are now looking for more local sources. One Canadian firm says it's found it in the tar sands of Utah's Book Cliffs.

Alberta-based Earth Energy Resources Inc. aims to start with a roughly 62acre mine here to produce bitumen, a tar-like form of petroleum, from oil-soaked sands. For decades, other Utah operators have used oil sands as a poor-man's asphalt, and Canada has been wringing oil from the ground for years, but nobody has yet tried to produce petroleum from U.S. soil on such a scale. And it could be just the beginning. The company has over 7,800 acres of Utah state land under lease, with plans to acquire more, and estimates its current holdings contain more than 250 million barrels of recoverable oil. The Bureau of Land Management says Utah has an estimated 12 to 19 billion barrels of oil buried in its tar sands, mostly in the eastern part of the state, though not all of that would be accessible. Weisheit says if Earth Energy is allowed to mine the land, he fears others may not be far behind. While tar sands projects are relatively new in the U.S., Canada has been a major producer for years, and in doing so, has become the No. 1 foreign

supplier of oil to America. Alberta's sprawling oil sands deposits are the second largest oil reserves in the world outside of Saudi Arabia. The region produces about 1.2 million barrels of oil a day with an estimated 174 billion barrels in reserve.

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But it comes at a cost. The oil sands operations, including extraction and processing, are responsible for up to 4 percent of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions, and that's expected to triple to 12 percent by 2020. Unconventional oil — petroleum in any form other than fluid — has been eyed by the industry for years but largely considered not economically viable until recently. The major source of unconventional oil in the U.S. is shale, rock with all the necessary ingredients that wasn't buried under the right conditions to produce oil. But it's all getting a fresh look now as the untapped reserves are being seen as part of the future of domestic supplies.


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And while companies are still determining whether shale production makes economic sense, Canada's booming oil sands industry has eyebrows raised and wallets open. Generally, oil from oil sand costs roughly $20 a barrel to produce, about a few dollars more than pumping liquid oil. The initial Utah mine would be Earth Energy's first commercial effort at extracting oil from sands. It's unclear why the company chose Utah instead of staying closer to home where oil sands are bountiful. The company declined to say, but officials insist the project won't pollute anything and will leave Utah's oil sands as clean as beach sand after processing with a citrus-based solvent. Oil sand is like black tar melded onto sand and clay. Reserves are found in Utah and a few other U.S. states, but America's neighbor to the north has by far the continent's largest deposits. And while most oil sands are easy to get to by strip mining similar to digging out coal, separating the oil from the sand takes a lot of water and energy. In Canada, there's even been talk of building a nuclear power plant simply to supply the industry, a move conservationists there have been fighting.

Talmidim in Rabbi Yosaif Kitay's second grade at RYNJ enjoyed preparing for the upcoming Yom Tov of Pesach. With tremendous excitement each boy had a part in last week's model seder. After which they pasted the pictures of all the participants into their Hagodahs on the appropriate pages. The Hagodah which have a special personal touch are sure to be treasured for many years to come. The students wish all of Klal Yisroel a happy and kosher Pesach!

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REMOVING TICKS Because ticks carry the germ that causes Lyme disease, they should be carefully and entirely removed. Here's how: Clean the area with an alcohol-soaked cotton ball. Using blunt tweezers, grasp the tick as near to its mouthparts and as close to the skin as you can. Steadily pull the tick up and out, but do not squeeze or twist the tick. Do not attempt to pull the tick off with your fingers, as the head may break off from the body and become embedded in the skin. Do not use heat from a match or a lit cigarette to remove the tick, as the heat may cause the tick to embed itself even farther into the skin. If the tick's head is embedded in the skin: With your thumb and forefinger pinch up the fold of skin with the embedded tick head. Using a scalpel or a sterilized single razor blade, carefully scrape the skin containing the head and mouth of the tick, or use a sterilized needle to break the skin and remove the head and mouth. If you are tick squeamish, ask you doctor to perform this tick extraction. Cleanse the bitten area thoroughly with an antiseptic. If Lyme disease is prevalent in your community, save the tick in case it's carrying the germ that may cause this illness and take it to a public health laboratory for analysis.

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IS YOUR CHILD ‘ANXIOUS’? by: Naomi Franklin, LMSW

Some children seem to worry more than others. What would be considered normal fears and what would fall under the category of ‘anxiety’? Toddlers, for example, will often be terrified of vacuum cleaners and other loud machines. Many children also may fear the dark as their imaginations begin to develop after toddlerhood. What, however, is ‘anxiety’ and how does that differ from real fear? A real fear is the feeling one gets when dealing with a threatening situation that is happening or has a fairly large probability of occurring. For example, if a child runs into a busy street or gets into a car with a stranger, there is real danger of harm. Likewise if we were living in certain parts of Libya or Japan right now, there could be real dangers that may cause us harm. However, if we let our imaginations run wild over some harm that could happen -even if the probability of it occurring is extremely small [like the probability of a plane crashing into our building when we live very far from an airport]-and we begin to feel the physical sensations that characterize real fear…that is anxiety. Anxiety is being victim to all the “what if” negative scenarios that may be imagined. Anxiety may produce all the physical sensations associated with the ‘flight or fight’ response hardwired into people to help them and their bodies deal with real physical threats. The adrenaline and stress level rises and one may feel: heart palpitations, faint or dizzy, sweaty, shaky, stomach ache, head ache, tingly, breathless, or weak. Children can vomit or faint when their physical responses kick in to fears that may be pretty far fetched, but feel very threatening to the child. And even when children may not have such dramatic responses, they may withdraw in shyness or be paralyzed with fear in normal situations, impacting their lives and the lives of their families.

Children may ask questions repeatedly about occurrences or upcoming events, and even when you answer their questions they still are anxious. You may have gotten used to spending much time cajoling your child to do ‘normal’ activities such as take a test in school, stay with a babysitter, go to school or camp, go play with friends, go to a simcha, get on a plane, or go to a medical or dental provider. You may have even given up at times if your child has been overcome with crying or tantrums, often with you and maybe other family members suffering. Play therapy can be extremely helpful for the anxious child to learn new ways to think about their fears and deal with them. Using the latest cognitive-behavioral techniques geared for children, a therapist is often able to help a child learn how to cope and vanquish their fears. A therapist can also work with the parents so the parents can continue to support a child’s new ‘tools’ at home during the week. Parents can learn new ways of reacting to their child’s expressed feelings that can decrease the intensity of their child’s emotions. At times a child may need to be referred for more help to address this problem, such as to a child psychiatrist, neurologist, speech therapist, or other professional for further evaluation. Often, therapy alone can effect satisfactory change. This process can relieve your child of debilitating anxiety and give them the opportunity to enjoy their childhood and get them back on track to reaching their full potential.

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April 14, 2011


Be “Tick Free” This Spring Protect yourself, your children and your pets from Lyme disease Pomona, NY – Spring is here and the weather is beginning to warm up. When temperatures are 40° F or above, Commissioner of Health Dr. Joan H. Facelle reminds residents that “It’s time to take safety measures to protect yourself from Lyme disease. It is important for anyone who works, plays or spends time in outdoor activities to use the following measures to be “tick free” and reduce your chances of getting Lyme disease: Conduct a daily tick check of yourself, your children. When returning inside, check your clothing for loose ticks and brush them off. -Do a full body check for ticks. Pay particular attention to the neck and scalp, behind and in the ears, the armpits, body trunk, back, waist, behind the knees and the groin area. -Remove all found ticks (using the correct method below*) as soon as possible. -When outdoors, dress to protect. -Wear light colored clothing, a long sleeved shirt or jacket and long pants. -Tuck shirts into pants and pant legs into socks. -Tie long hair back into an elastic band or wear a hat. -Consider the use of an insect repellent. follow label directions. -Properly remove all ticks immediately. *Grasp the tick’s mouthparts, where the tick enters the skin, with fine point tweezers. Pull firmly in a steady upward direction until the tick lets go. Do not squeeze, crush or puncture the tick’s body. never apply kerosene, matches, petroleum jelly

or home remedies to remove a tick! Wash the site of the bite with soap and water and clean the area with an antiseptic. Record the date and location of the tick bite. For the next 30 days, observe for symptoms of Lyme disease, which generally develop within 3 - 30 days of a tick bite. Symptoms can include flu-like symptoms such as fatigue, headache, neck stiffness, slight fever, swollen glands, and pain or stiffness of muscles or joints. Some people will get an expanding pink-red rash, commonly known as a “bulls-eye” rash.

STUDIES SHOW NEW PARENTS ARE OUT OF SHAPE People with young kids may feel like parenthood is giving them a real workout, but the data suggest otherwise. A persnickety analysis of the eating and exercise habits of more than 1,500 young adults found moms and dads with kids 5 and younger exercised less than similar people without kids. The average age of the people in the study was 25. Moms were more likely to weigh more than similar women without kids. That's not exactly a shocker, I guess. There was no difference in the body mass indexes for men with kids and those without. My own experiments (n=1) had a different result on that score, I have to confess.

If you have removed a tick that was attached and any symptoms occur, see your health care provider. For tick identification, call Cornell Cooperative Extension (845-429-7085) for times of operation and instructions on preserving the tick. Lyme disease is spread by the bite of infected deer ticks. Ticks do not fly, hop or jump. Instead, they rest on low-lying vegetation and grab onto a passing person or animal. Once they are on, ticks will crawl around until they find an area of skin to attach to. Campers, hikers, golfers, hunters, gardeners, or residents simply walking their dogs or cleaning up their yards are at risk of getting a tick bite and Lyme disease. For more information on Lyme disease or to request a Lyme educational packet, contact the Lyme Disease Education Program at 845-364-2501.

When it comes to chowing down, the moms consumed significantly more sugary drinks and saturated fat than the nonmoms. Overall, the moms in the study consumed an average of 2,360 calories compared with 1,992 calories for the similar women without kids. On the exercise front, the moms got quite a bit less moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. Dads, too, appeared to slow down. The University of Minnesota researchers conclude that "parenthood may be contributing to poorer dietary intake and higher BMI" in young moms. Both moms and dads appear to exercise less, too. The results of the researchwere just published online by the medical journal Pediatrics. The study authors conclude that pediatricians should talk with new parents about eating better and not neglecting exercise after kids come along. The researchers figure the poor habits could become entrenched. And getting parents to do a better job is important because their habits can affect those of their children.

THE KIDNEY SPIRAL From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services;

With health problems, one thing can lead to another. Kidney disease is a case in point. Diabetes can lead to kidney disease, and this in turn to heart disease. At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nilka Rios Burrows: ``The primary causes are diabetes and high blood pressure. And all too often, these two conditions occur together, particularly as people age.’’ She says high blood sugar and high blood pressure damage the kidneys. So people can reduce their risk of kidney disease – or help manage kidney disease if they have it – by keeping blood sugar and blood pressure under control. Healthy eating, physical activity and regular checkups can help with that.

AN APPLE A DAY REALLY CAN HELP KEEP THE DOCTOR AWAY. In a study of 160 women who ate either dried apples or prunes daily for one year, the women who ate apples saw their l ow- d e n s i t y lipoprotein cholesterol – the “bad” kind known as LDL – drop by 23% after six months. At the same time, their “good” high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, or HDL, rose about 4% over the course of the study. Women in the dried apple group ate 2/3 cup of the fruit each day. Though the apple slices added 240 calories to their daily diet, these women wound up losing weight – 3.3 pounds, on average. These women also saw their levels of C-reactive protein (a measure of potentially dangerous inflammation) and lipid hydroperoxide (which can signal higher risk for cardiovascular problems) fall.

Healthy Living

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In addition to being a excellent source of protein and calcium and good for the digestive track, yogurt is a versatile ingredient.

More than dessert

• Use low-fat yogurt as a lower-calorie substitute for sour cream or mixed with seasonings and spices for a creamy salad dressing • Marinate steaks or chicken breasts in yogurt before cooking; its acid content helps tenderize the meat

• Add yogurt to cake or quick bread batter to improve the crumb; mix it into bread dough to help develop gluten • When using yogurt in stove-top dishes, such as curries and stews, be sure to first lower the heat, then add yogurt slowly to avoid curdling

Source: NPR Kitchen Window,, MCT Photo Service Graphic: Pat Carr

© 2011 MCT

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RCDC Housing, Inc. would like to help you...

We have a certified foreclosure counselor on staff who can assist you Call us for more information

(845) 352-1400 ext. 3243

Please note: The HEAP department is now open. Call RCDC Housing for your application

845-352-1400 ext. 3240



RCDC HOUSING DEPARTMENT The following information is provided to the community by the RCDC Housing Department as a public service


Stop Backyard Burning!

Backyard trash burning is a common method to dispose of garbage, particularly in rural areas. Backyard burning of trash in a barrel, pile or outdoor boiler releases smoke into the air. The content of the smoke depends on the trash that went into the fire, the temperature �of the fire and the available oxygen. Trash fires in burn barrels can smolder and as a result produce greater amounts of harmful chemicals in the smoke. Harmful chemicals can also be present in the ash. Trash containing plastics, polystyrene (such as foam cups), CCA pressure-treated wood and bleached or colored papers can produce harmful chemicals when burned. For example, when CCA pressure-treated wood (which contains arsenic) is burned, arsenic can be released in the smoke or remain in the ash.

particulate matter, carbon monoxide, hydrogen chloride, hydrogen cyanide, benzene, styrene, formaldehyde, arsenic, lead, chromium, benzo(a) pyrene, dioxins, furans and PCBs. Some of these chemicals are found in smoke from any fire. Although substances such as particulate matter, carbon monoxide and formaldehyde can cause immediate health effects with enough exposure, some chemicals such as dioxin can build up in foods and in your body. Some of these chemicals can remain in the environment for a long time and can remain on your property (for example, soil outside and dust inside your home). •

How Can Burning Trash Get Chemicals Into Your Body?Breathing the smoke.

Eating food contaminated by smoke and ash.

Playing in areas of contaminated soil or dust.

Who Is At Risk?

How Can Chemicals From Burning Trash Get Into Your Food?

Smoke from any fire can affect your health, your family's health and your neighbor's health. The smoke from backyard burning is released close to the ground where people can easily breathe it. The smoke from the fire can deposit chemicals on garden vegetables and garden soil. People can be exposed to those chemicals by eating fruits and vegetables grown near the trash-fire or in garden soil tilled with the ashes. Young children may be at greater risk than adults because of their playing behaviors, their small size and their developing bodies. The chances of developing health effects from contact (exposure) with smoke from burn barrel fires depends on how much smoke a person contacts, how a person is exposed (e.g., breathing the smoke or eating vegetables affected by the smoke) and how long and often the person is exposed. Some people may be more or less sensitive than others to chemicals in smoke. People exposed to smoke could experience burning eyes and nose, coughing, nausea, headaches, or dizziness. Some people find the odors produced by burn barrels disagreeable, and they may experience discomfort, headaches, and nausea. Smoke can trigger asthma attacks. People with heart and lung conditions are at greater risk for health effects. Repeated exposures to pollutants in burn barrel smoke may occur when people burn trash on a regular basis, and this may increase the risk of chronic health problems. Also, unattended burn barrels or backyard burning can cause accidental fires. Information from the EPA/DOH/DEC study showed that smoke from burning trash in a barrel contains

• Smoke and ash can settle on fruits and vegetables. • If ash is mixed into the garden soil, chemicals can be taken up by crops. • Chemicals can enter milk, eggs or meat if farm animals eat contaminated feed or soil.

Break The Habit! And Stop Backyard Burning. • Reduce-Avoid waste. Buy fewer items and select products with the least packaging. •

Re-use-Buy products that can be re-used and/or come in containers that can be re-filled.

Recycle -Learn about your community's recycling programs. Dispose of your recyclables accordingly and urge others to do the same.

Compost-Compost plant-based kitchen and yard waste.

Dispose-Hire a sanitation service that will collect and properly dispose of your trash and recyclables, deliver them to your local transfer station, or work with your neighbors to develop a service that fits your community.

Use the best waste disposal practice established in your municipality! Be considerate of your neighbors! For your health, the health of your family and your neighbors and your community's environment, Stop Backyard Burning.

RCDC is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Abraham Stauber, as new Program Coordinator for the RCDC Employment/Parnassah Project. As a SCORE volunteer since 2004, Mr. Stauber has recognized the needs unique requirements of the community’s entrepeneurs and their unique requirements. Mr. Stauber is a professional Business Counselor, specializing in helping small businesses and those looking to work. Every week the Advocate will bring the public listings of job openings, in addition we will help employers find suitable candidates to fill job openings. It is our hope that this parnasah service will benefit the community. Please call: 845-770-1950 Or e-mail: for more information on the RCDC Employment/Parnasah Project or if you have any job leads.

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY • Always use sidewalks • Where there are no sidewalks, walk facing oncoming traffic • Cross at the intersection • Use crosswalks • Obey traffic signals AT NIGHT MAKE YOURSELF MORE VISIBLE: • Wear a reflector • Carry a flashlight • Wear white, light or reflective material clothing

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‫‪April 14, 2011‬‬


‫‪RCDC EMPLOYMENT vxbrp Project‬‬ ‫‪Employers‬‬

‫‪Job seekers‬‬

‫‪skill:‬‬ ‫‪looking for:‬‬ ‫‪part time/full time‬‬ ‫‪contact:‬‬

‫‪The Jewish Business Counseling Center Inc.‬‬

‫‪22 Main street‬‬ ‫‪Monsey, New York 10952‬‬

‫‪Company/organization:‬‬ ‫‪Title/:‬‬ ‫‪part time/full time‬‬ ‫‪contact:‬‬

‫‪Jewish Advocacy Council, INC.‬‬

‫‪Abraham Stauber‬‬

‫‪Tel: 646-235-4547‬‬

‫‪Executive director‬‬ ‫‪‬‬


‫כל דכפין ייתי וייכול!‬

‫אן אפענער בריעף צו די חשובע איינוואוינער פון ראקלאנד קאונטי הי"ו‪.‬‬ ‫איך בין שוין א תושב אין מאנסי פאר ‪ 32‬יאר צוגוטען‪ .‬עס האט זיך 'אסאך' געטוישט די געגנט זייט מיר האבען זיך אריינגעצויגען‪ .‬ספעציעל אין די עניינים פון "צדקה וחסד"‪,‬‬ ‫ארויסצוהעלפען איינער פארן צווייטען‪ ,‬איז ב"ה פארמערט געווארען כמעט אלע אקטיוויטעיטן‪ ,‬סיי דורך יחידים און נאך מער דורכ'ן ציבור‪ .‬עס באשטייט שוין היינט ארגאניזאציעס‬ ‫בלי עין הרע‪ ,‬כמעט פון אלע סארט הילף וואס היימישע משפחות נויטיגן זיך‪ ,‬וועלכעס איז ברייט באקאנט פאר יעדן‪ ,‬און מען דארף עס נישט אויסרעכענען‪.‬‬ ‫אבער צום באדויערן איז נאך דא א שטארקער חלל‪ ,‬אין "די העכסטע מדריגה פון צדקה"‪ ,‬עפ"י פסק הרמב"ם און אזוי אויך אין שו"ע הל' צדקה‪ ,‬דאס איז‪" :‬צוהעלפען א יוד אז‬ ‫ער זאל קענען מאכען פרנסה‪ ,‬און זאל קענען שפייזען זיך מיט זיין משפחה בדרך כבוד"‪.‬‬ ‫צרכי עמך ישראל מרובים ודעתם קצרה! דאס געברויך פאר אונזערע משפחות איז בלעה"ר גרויס‪ ,‬און די מיטלען צוצוקומען דערצו איז ליידער זייער באגרעניצט‪ ,‬דערפאר‬ ‫פאדערט זיך א שטארקע עסקנות אין דעם געביט‪ ,‬ארויסצוהעלפען יונגעלייט מיט העלפען זיי צו שאפען אן ארבעט‪ ,‬און נאכמער פאר עלטערע יונגעלייט וואס ווילען אנהייבען אן‬ ‫אייגענע ביזנעס‪ ,‬זיי ארויסצוהעלפען מיט ראט און טאט‪ ,‬אנצוהייבען מיט'ן רעכטען פיס אזוי ווי עס פארלאנגט זיך!‬ ‫איך האב ב"ה אסאך עקספיריענס אין דעם געביט‪ ,‬מיט דעם וואס כ'האב געהאלפען אין די פארגאנגעהייט‪ ,‬צענדליגער יחידים און משפחות זיך צו שטעלן אויף די פיס‪ .‬אבער ס'איז‬ ‫נישט גענוג! עס פארלאנגט זיך א גרעסער כח פון אן ארגאניזאציע‪ ,‬אז מען זאל קענען אויספירען די גראנדיעזע פלענער וועלכע זענען צום באקומען‪ ,‬סיי פונעם כלל‪ ,‬און אויך פון די‬ ‫גאווערמענט‪.‬‬ ‫דעריבער איז עס א יום בשורה פאר אונזערע געגענטן‪ ,‬אז די חשובע ארגאניזאציע פון ‪ - Rockland Community Development Council Inc.‬וועלכע שטייען שוין צום דינסט פאר'ן‬ ‫חשובען ציבור איבער ‪ 30‬יאר צוגוטען‪ ,‬האבן אויסגעברייטערט בשעטומ"צ זייער "פרנסה אפטיילונג" און געגרינדעט אזא אונטערנעמונג‪ ,‬געבענדיג מיר די געלענגענהייט דאס‬ ‫אנצופירען בעזהי"ת‪.‬‬ ‫איך ווייס און איך בין איבערצייגט אז ס'איז נישט קיין לייכטע אויפגאבע‪ ,‬אבער כ'האף צו השי"ת‪ ,‬אז מיט זיין הילף און די צוהעלף פונעם ציבור‪ ,‬וועל איך קענען זיין דער ריכטיגער‬ ‫שליח‪ ,‬ארויסצוהעלפן אונזערע ברודער מיט אלע עניינים וואס אנבעלאנגט "פרנסה"‪.‬‬ ‫דעריבער אפעליר איך צו יעדן איינעם‪ ,‬וואס האט סיי וועלכע אינפארמאציע אין די עניינים‪ ,‬הן צו געבן ארבעט‪ ,‬אדער זוכען ארבעט‪ ,‬ביזנעס קאנטאקטס א‪.‬ד‪.‬ג‪ ,.‬זיך צו פארבינדען‬ ‫מיט מיר אויפ'ן טעלעפאן‪646-235-4547 :‬‬ ‫און זיין דערמיט א מזכה את הרבים‪ ,‬וואס דער שכר דערפאר איז זייער גרויס‪.‬‬ ‫א כשר'ן און פרייליכען יום טוב‪ .‬מיט כבוד און דאנק‪,‬‬

‫ה"ק אברהם וואלף שטויבער‬


THE ADVOCATE April 14, 2011

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging The Ramapo Stadium Near the corner of Route 45 and Pomona Road, adjacent to the Rockland Fireman’s Training Center, is the center of round-the-clock activity these days, as a few hundred construction workers, engineers, electricians, plumbers, and those from many more trades feverishly work to complete a 3,500–seat baseball stadium. The project was begun by Ramapo Supervisor Christopher P. St. Lawrence, and the stadium will be home to the Rockland Boulders, a new team in an independent professional baseball league. Frequent critics of the supervisor and the town board filed a lawsuit a few months ago to halt construction on the stadium, arguing that Ramapo residents did not want the stadium, and that construction was illegal. A small organization led by Robert Rhodes and County Legislator Joe Meyers filed the lawsuit, arguing that the stadium would do great damage to Ramapo and its residents. They also argued that that the transfer of the property that the stadium is being built on, from the town to the Local Development Corp., which is building the stadium, was illegal. Justice Linda Jamieson dismissed all of their claims and ruled in favor of the town and the baseball stadium. Judge Jamieson said firstly that the group had

no basis to even file the lawsuit, since they were not neighbors, and would not be harmed at all. Furthermore, she said, the stadium being built would not harm the residents of Ramapo, but stopping the stadium at this point, when it is nearly completed, would certainly cause harm to the people of the town, because of all the revenue lost that would have been gained when the stadium is completed. The judge also ruled that the transfer of the land was legal, because it was not, as the plaintiffs argued, actual parkland. The judge even said that their argument on this case was “disingenuous,” because it was called a park facility but was never “parkland,” which is a legal term given to a piece of property that cannot be built on. Calling something a park, like every facility operated by the Parks & Recreation Department of the town, does not make it dedicated parkland that is preserved forever. Immediately, the group went to an appeals court to get a more favorable ruling. They argued that the spending on the project was illegal, and that the judge who ruled initially did not have the facts correct. The judge there asked for more information from them, but did not rule in their favor. On Monday, the group returned to court with a

new lawsuit, claiming that a bond vote held by the town board that authorized money for the Ramapo Local Development Corp. to build affordable housing, also included funds to be used for the baseball stadium. The Ramapo Local Development Corp. is building both the affordable housing project on Elm Street in Spring Valley as well as the stadium. The bond, which was approved by all members of the board, is for short-term financing. Those filing the lawsuit say that it does not have the support of Ramapo residents, while legal experts challenged that notion. In the end, Judge Jamieson, who also dismissed the previous lawsuit, ruled that the stadium should not be halted and that the bond was legal and acceptable. In total, it is estimated that those who led this lawsuit against Supervisor St. Lawrence, the Town Board, and the Ramapo Local Development Corp., spent approximately $100,000 on legal fees. Meanwhile, the Rockland Boulders have announced their first home game will be on June 16th, and will be accompanied by festivities and celebrations, and what promises to be the biggest fireworks display ever in Ramapo.

Wishing the Community a Happy and Kosher Passover


*free community service


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April 14, 2011

Panorama Bus Tours

Taxes and state budgets

Some governors facing budget shortfalls are calling for large tax cuts that drain valuable revenue. To close budget gaps, states must either reduce spending, cut jobs or increase taxes or other revenues. Proposing major tax cuts for fiscal year 2012 despite budget shortfalls Proposing major tax cuts for fiscal year 2012; no shortfall Proposing major tax cuts for fiscal year 2013




Wisc. Mich.


N.C. Ariz. Fla.

R.I. Conn. Del.

Smaller tax revenue Falling state corporate income tax means lost revenue As a percentage of total state tax revenue 1980 1990 2000 2010

9.7% 7.2% 6.0% 5.4%

Source: Gallup poll of 1,021 of adults, March 3-6, 2011; margin of error: +/- 4 percentage points, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Where to get the money Proposals to balance state budgets Percent favor Reduce/eliminate programs 65% Reduce number of state workers Limit bargaining power of state unions

62 49

Reduce state worker pay/benefits 43 Raise state business taxes Raise state income/sales taxes

Graphic: Melina Yingling

39 33 © 2011 MCT

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THE ADVOCATE April 14, 2011



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Value is in the land, over a half an acre. For more info please call Rivky Kagan 845.659.2056.

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Looking to buy or sell-? Give the Kagan Team a call -Rivky Kagan 845.659.2056 Yaakov Miller 914.414.3619 Kagan Realty

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At a fraction of the original price! 40 Robert Pitt Dr. (near the Monsey Medical Center)

(845) 270-4402 Sundays 12-4 Monday-Thursday 12:30-2:30 Or by appointment

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call: 845 425 1780 email:


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‫‪April 14, 2011‬‬


‫התורה חסה על ממונם של‬ ‫ווארענונגען ביים פארברענען דעם חמץ‪ ,‬א יערליכע טראדיציע‬ ‫ערב פסח איז געווענליך דער מערסטער אנגעהאלטען אזא העליכע ארדענונג פון אין די צוויי פלעצער‪ ,‬און אז דאס חמץ י ש ר א ל ‪ . . . . .‬א י ר ה א ט נ א ך א י י ן ו ו א ך !‬

‫פארנומענער טאג פונעם יאר אין‬ ‫מאנסי‪ ,‬און די אנגעצויגענקייט פון‬ ‫פארברענען דעם חמץ פאר'ן סוף‬ ‫זמן שריפת חמץ‪ ,‬געט צו אסאך צו‬ ‫די לאסט וואס עס ליגט אויף אונז‪.‬‬ ‫דעריבער דארף ארויסגעברענגט ווערן‬ ‫די 'הכרת הטוב' געפיהלען‪ ,‬פאר די‬ ‫טאון אוו ראמאפא‪ ,‬וועלכע שטעלן‬ ‫צו די לעצטע פאר יאר אזא פאסענדע‬ ‫פלאץ פארן פארברענען דעם חמץ‪ ,‬אין‬ ‫דעם גרויסען שטח פון די "פארק ענד‬ ‫רייד" אויף רוט ‪ , 59‬און אנגעפירט‬ ‫דורך די מאנסי פייער דעפארטמענט‪,‬‬ ‫צוזאמען מיט די ראמאפא פאליס‪ ,‬ווערט‬

‫‪ 6: 30‬אינדערפרי ביז ‪ 11‬פארמיטאג‪.‬‬

‫אויך די ווילעדזש אוו ספרינג‬ ‫וואלי האט געמאלדען אז זיי האבען‬ ‫צוגעשטעלט אזא פלאץ פאר שריפת‬ ‫חמץ‪ ,‬אין די ספרינג וואלי מעמאריעל‬ ‫פארק‪ ,‬פון ‪ 6:00‬צופרי ביז ‪.12‬‬ ‫די געזונטהייטס דעפארטמענט‪ ,‬וועלכע‬ ‫האבען ארויסגעגעבן דעם פערמיט פאר‬ ‫די דערמאנטע צוויי עפענטליכע פלעצער‪,‬‬ ‫פארלאנגען פונעם חשובען ציבור הי"ו‬ ‫אז מען זאל זיך האלטען צו זייערע‬ ‫פארשריפטען‪ ,‬דהיינו‪ :‬אז מען זאל נישט‬ ‫מאכען קיין פריוואטע פייערס אויסער‬

‫וואס מען ברענגט צום פארברענען זאל‬ ‫נאר זיין איינגעפאקט אין "פאפירענע"‬ ‫זעקלעך נישט אין קיין פלעסטיק‪ .‬אויך‬ ‫זאל מען נישט ברענגען קיין שום אנדערע‬ ‫מאטעריאלען‪ ,‬נאר דאס ביסעל חמץ‪.‬‬

‫דער קאונסילמאן דעיוויד פריעדמאן‬ ‫זאגט‪ :‬דאס איז נאך א צייכען פון אונזער‬ ‫טאון אוו ראמאפא‪ ,‬וועלכע שטייען‬ ‫צו פארפיגונג פאר אלע איינוואוינער‬ ‫פון ראמאפא‪ ,‬דאס מיר שטייען אויף‬ ‫דער וואך‪ ,‬אז אזא אנגעצויגענער טאג‬ ‫זאל אדורכגיין בשלום‪ ,‬און מיר ווילען‬ ‫אלעס טוהן אז דער יודישער ציבור זאל‬ ‫האבען א זיסען און פרייליכען יום טוב"‬

‫די מאנסי מעדיקעל און דענטאל סענטער‪ ,‬ארבעט אין צוזאמענהאנג מיט די‬ ‫‪DENTEMAX DISCOUNTED DENTAL PLAN‬‬ ‫"אסאך מענטשען ווארטען צו גיין צום‬ ‫דענטיסט‪ ,‬נאר ווען זיי האבען שוין‬ ‫ווייטאג אין די ציין" אזוי זאגט דר‪.‬‬ ‫גענאדי בנימינאוו‪ ,‬דער דענטיסט‬ ‫דירעקטאר אין מעדיקל סענטער‪" ,‬איך‬ ‫האלט אז מענטשען באגרייפען נישט די‬ ‫וויכטיגקייט און ערנסטקייט פון ציין‪-‬‬ ‫דיזיסעס‪ ,‬וועלכעס קען ח"ו טיילמאל זיין‬ ‫ממש מסוכנ'דיג"‪.‬‬ ‫ציין‪-‬דיזיסעס ביי קינדער איז ‪ 5‬מאל‬ ‫מער מעגליך ווי אסטהמא‪ ,‬און ‪ 7‬מאל‬ ‫מער ווי העי‪-‬פיבער‪ .‬די סטאטיסטיק‬ ‫צייגט אז ‪ 44%‬פון אלע אמעריקאנער‬ ‫קינדער‪ ,‬וועלן ליידן פון קינדערישע‬ ‫ציין‪-‬דיזיסעס בעפויר זיי וועלן נאך‬ ‫אריינגיין אין קינדערגארטען‪ ,‬און‬ ‫אז ביי ‪ 5‬מיליאן קינדער טוט זיך‬ ‫דעוועלאפען ציין‪-‬דיזיסעס יעדעס יאר‪.‬‬

‫אויב מען פארנאכלעסיגט און עס‬ ‫ווערט נישט באהאנדעלט באצייטענס‪,‬‬ ‫קען עס פירן צו פארלירן אפעטיט‪,‬‬ ‫און באקטעריעל אינפעקשאנס ח"ו‪,‬‬ ‫וועלכע פארלאנגען אן "עמוירדזשענסי‬ ‫אפעראציע"‪ ,‬אדער קענען חלילה‬ ‫זיין שעדליך ביז צו טויט ה' ישמרינו‪.‬‬ ‫"ווען איך פרעג עלטערן‪ ,‬פארוואס‬ ‫האסטו געווארט אזוי לאנג? –זאגט‬ ‫דר‪ .‬בנימינאוו‪ -‬איז געווענליך דער‬ ‫ענפער 'איך קען מיר ליידער נישט‬ ‫ערלויבען קיין טייערע אויסגאבען‪ ,‬וואס‬ ‫א גוטער דענטיסט דארף צו קאסטען'‪...‬‬ ‫אבער מען ווייסט נישט אז ס'איז‬ ‫פארהאן א לעזונג פאר דעם פראבלעם‪.‬‬ ‫דער קאונטי עקזעקיוטיוו סקאט‬ ‫וואנדערהאף‪ ,‬האט געמאלדען אז די‬ ‫יעניגע וועלכע האבען אן אינשורענס‬

‫פאליסי וואס דעקט נישט געהעריג קיין‬ ‫דענטאל‪ ,‬אדער וועלכע קענען נישט‬ ‫צוקומען צו קיין אינשורענס‪-‬דעקונג‪,‬‬ ‫צוליב סיי וועלכע אורזאך‪ ,‬קענען זיך‬ ‫איינשאפען פאר א מינימאלע יערליכען‬ ‫אפצאל א פאליסי ביי די ביליגע קאמפאני‬ ‫‪ ,DENTEMAX‬וואס דעקט אלע‬ ‫אויסגאבען‪ ,‬און ארבעט האנט ביי האנט‬ ‫מיט אונזער מעדיקל און דענטאל סענטער‪.‬‬ ‫דעריבער ווענדט זיך די דענטעל‬ ‫דעפארטמענט צום חשובען ציבור מיט‬ ‫א הארציגע ביטע‪ :‬פארלאזט נישט די‬ ‫באהאנדלונגען פון די קינדערישע ציין‪,‬‬ ‫ביז די לעצטע מינוט ווען עס איז שוין אן‬ ‫"עמערדזשענסי"‪ ,‬מאכט אן אפוינטמענט‬ ‫באצייטענס ביי די קוואליפיצירטע‬ ‫דענטיסטן‪ ,‬און לאזט אונטערזוכען‬ ‫די צושטאנד פון אייערע קינדער'ס‬ ‫ציין‪ ,‬איזהו חכם הרואה את הנולד!‬

‫‪wishes‬‬ ‫‪Wishingthe‬‬ ‫‪theentire‬‬ ‫‪entire‬‬ ‫‪jewish‬‬ ‫‪Jewishcommunity‬‬ ‫‪Community‬‬ ‫‪a happyand‬‬ ‫‪and joyous‬‬ ‫‪joyous‬‬ ‫‪a happy‬‬ ‫‪Passover‬‬ ‫‪passover‬‬

‫סענאטאר שומער האט‬ ‫געמאלדען‪ ,‬אז עס ליגט‬ ‫אין וואשינגטאן ארום‬ ‫‪ 500‬מיליאן דאלער‬ ‫וואס עס קומט זיך‬ ‫פאר מענטשען‪ ,‬וועלכע‬ ‫האבען נישט געפיילט‬ ‫קיין אינקאם טעקס אין‬ ‫קאלענדער יאר פון ‪,'07‬‬ ‫און צווישען זיי זענען‬ ‫איינוואוינער פון ניו‬ ‫יארק סטעיט‪ ,‬וועלכע‬ ‫עס קומט זיך זיי ארום‬ ‫‪ 50‬מיליאן דאלער‪.‬‬ ‫לויט אן אפשאצונג פון די‬ ‫טרעזשערי דעפארטמענט‪,‬‬ ‫פארהאן‬ ‫זענען‬ ‫ארום ‪ 57‬פראצענט‬ ‫יארקער‬ ‫ניו‬ ‫וועלכע‬ ‫איינוואוינער‬ ‫האבען נישט אויסגענוצט‬ ‫וואשינגטאן‪ :‬סענאטאר‬ ‫צוזאמען‬ ‫גיליברענד‬ ‫מיט'ן ניו יארק פאליס‬ ‫רעימאנד‬ ‫קאמישאנער‬ ‫קעלי‪ ,‬האבען פארלאנגט‬ ‫פון די רעגירונג אז‬ ‫מען זאל שאפען א‬ ‫"געמיינזאמע ווייערלעס‬ ‫דורך‬ ‫קאמיוניקאציע"‪,‬‬ ‫וועלכען עס זאלן קענען‬ ‫אין‬ ‫שטיין‬ ‫זאפארט‬ ‫פארבינדונג‪" ,‬אלע" הילפס‬ ‫אגענטורען‪ ,‬אין פאל פון‬ ‫אן עמערדזשענסי ח"ו‪.‬‬ ‫עס איז שוין געשאפען‬ ‫געווארען אזא ענליכע‬ ‫צוזאמענארבעט צווישען‬ ‫די פאליס און פייער‬ ‫דעפארטמענטס‪ ,‬נאך די‬ ‫סעפטעמבער ‪ 11‬אטאקס‬ ‫אין ניו יארק סיטי‪,‬‬ ‫אבער גיליברענד און‬ ‫קעלי‬ ‫קאמישאנער‬ ‫טענה'ן אז ס'איז נישט‬ ‫גענוג‪ ,‬נאר מען מוז עס‬ ‫פארברייטערן אריין צו‬ ‫נעמען אויך די אנדערע‬ ‫וועלכע‬ ‫אגענטורען‪,‬‬ ‫קענען בייהילפיג זיין‬ ‫איינער פארן אנדערן‪.‬‬

‫געלעגענהייט‬ ‫די‬ ‫פארלאנגען‬ ‫צו‬ ‫א "קאלעדזש קרעדיט"‬ ‫טעקס‬ ‫זייער‬ ‫אויף‬ ‫רעטוירן פון פאראיאר‪,‬‬ ‫און דעריבער ליגט נאך‬ ‫די פאנטאסטישע סומע‬ ‫פון ‪ 593‬מיליאן דאלער‪,‬‬ ‫וואס באלאנגט צו די‬ ‫איינוואוינער פון די‬ ‫"ארום‬ ‫פון‬ ‫געגענט‬ ‫סיטי"‪.‬‬ ‫יארק‬ ‫ניו‬ ‫סענאטאר שומער בעט‬ ‫זיך צום עולם‪ :‬באזוכט‬ ‫און‬ ‫וועבסייד‬ ‫מיין‬ ‫געפינט אויס ווי לייכט‬ ‫עס איז צו פיילען און‬ ‫אייער‬ ‫פארלאנגען‬ ‫ערליך פארדינטע געלט‪.‬‬

‫יארקערס קומט זיך די‬ ‫‪ 50‬מיליאן דאלער‪ .‬און‬ ‫די ‪ 593‬מיליאן דאלער‬ ‫טעקס קרעדיט‪ ,‬וועלכע‬ ‫מען האט נישט פארלאנגט‬ ‫אין די ‪ '09‬טעקס‬ ‫רעטוירען‪ ,‬קען מען נאך‬ ‫די‬ ‫אויף‬ ‫קלעימען‬ ‫‪ '10‬קאלענדער יאר‪.‬‬ ‫אבער זייט געווארענט!‬ ‫די ענדע טערמין פון‬ ‫פארלאנגען די געלטער‪,‬‬ ‫איז נאר נאך איין וואך‪,‬‬ ‫ביז צום אכצעטען אפריל‪,‬‬ ‫אין פאל עס ווערט נישט‬ ‫ארויסגענומען אין צייט‪,‬‬ ‫בלייבט עס פארפאלען‬ ‫אויף אייביג ביי די‬ ‫פעדעראלע גאווערמענט‪.‬‬

‫פאר ארום ‪ 40.000‬ניו‬ ‫פון‬ ‫פארלאנגען‬ ‫זיי‬ ‫קאנגרעס אויסדריקלעך‪,‬‬ ‫אז אזא קאמיוניקאציע‬ ‫זאל שוין זיין אין קראפט‬ ‫בעפויר די עלעווענטע‬ ‫א נ י ו ו ע ר ס ע ר י‬ ‫די אנפאלען‬ ‫פון‬ ‫סעפטעמבער ‪ 11‬נ‪.‬מ‪.‬ג‪.‬‬

‫האבען געמיינט אז עס‬ ‫וועט ווייטער אזוי גיין‪,‬‬ ‫זייט עס האבען זיך‬ ‫אנגעזעהן די סימנים פון א‬ ‫עקאנאמיע פארבעסערונג‪,‬‬ ‫מיט א צופלוס פון‬ ‫‪ 216.000‬נייע דזשאבס‬ ‫אין מאנאט מארטש‪.‬‬

‫ניו יארק‪ :‬צוליב די‬ ‫הויכע געזאלין פרייזן פון‬ ‫העכער ‪ 3.50‬א גאלאן‬ ‫כמעט איבעראל‪ ,‬איז צו‬ ‫דערקענען אז אמעריקאנער‬ ‫שניידען‬ ‫דרייווערס‬ ‫פון זייערע דרייווען‬ ‫פלענער‪ ,‬כאטש עס האט‬ ‫זיך שוין געהאט באוויזען‬ ‫סימנים פון א פארבעסערונג‬ ‫עקאנאמיע‪.‬‬ ‫די‬ ‫אין‬

‫אבער דער דירעקטאר‬ ‫פון 'מעסטער קארד'‪,‬‬ ‫וועלכע האלטן א רעקארד‬ ‫פון די אלע אויסגאבען‪,‬‬ ‫האלט אז עס וועט זיך‬ ‫שנעל פארבעסערן‪ ,‬ווייל‬ ‫מענטשען וואס האבען‬ ‫ארבעט דארפען דאך צו‬ ‫פארען צו זייער ארבעטס‬ ‫פלאץ‪ ,‬און מער מענטשען‬ ‫וועלן קויפן גאזאלין‪.‬‬

‫דאס פארקויפען פון‬ ‫געזאלין איז געפאלען‬ ‫פאר ‪ 5‬וואכען אין איין‬ ‫ציה‪ ,‬דאס איז דאס ערשטע‬ ‫מאל וואס דאס איז‬ ‫געשעהן זייט פאראיאר‬ ‫נאוועמבער‪ .‬איידער דאס‬ ‫איז געשעהן‪ ,‬זענען די‬ ‫געשטיגען‬ ‫פארקויפען‬ ‫פאר צוויי חדשים אין‬ ‫איין ציה‪ ,‬און אנאליסטען‬

‫גאווערנער קואמא פון‬ ‫ניו יארק סטעיט‪ ,‬האט‬ ‫א צופרידענהייט‪-‬ראטע‬ ‫פון איבער ‪ 70‬פראצענט‪,‬‬ ‫צוליב זיין פירערשאפט‬ ‫פון אדורכפירען דעם‬ ‫"בודזשעט" אין צייט‪,‬‬ ‫וועלכעס האט שוין נישט‬ ‫פאסירט פאר לאנגע יארען‪.‬‬

‫‪wishes‬‬ ‫‪entire‬‬ ‫‪WISHING‬‬ ‫‪ALL the‬‬ ‫‪THE COMMUNITY‬‬ ‫‪jewish‬‬ ‫‪A HAPPY‬‬ ‫‪AND community‬‬ ‫‪HEALTHY PASSOVER‬‬ ‫‪a happy‬‬ ‫‪and joyous‬‬ ‫‪çñô ïòëéìééøô‬‬ ‫‪à‬‬ ‫‪passover‬‬

‫‪DAVID‬‬ ‫‪J.‬‬ ‫‪STEIN‬‬ ‫‪Councilman Town of Ramapo‬‬ ‫‪RAMAPO TOWN JUSTICE‬‬

‫‪Sheriff James Kralik‬‬ ‫‪Rockland County‬‬

‫ תשע״א‬hrjt ‫דער אדוואקאט‬




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Advocate News April 14, 2011  

Rockland County's Indie Jewish Community Newspaper since 1985.

Advocate News April 14, 2011  

Rockland County's Indie Jewish Community Newspaper since 1985.