Satmar Charity Is Suing NYC

A Williamsburg charity is suing the city for not getting a tax break in what insiders say is mayoral payback for its rabbi’s role in the circumcision controversy. Read more

London – Welcome To Stamford Hill. Satmer v Belz.

This is the astonishing moment chaos broke out in a north London street during a confrontation between two rival groups of orthodox Jews. Read more

Taj Patterson’s Lawyer Accuses Prosecutors of Protecting Assailant Due To Political Ties

The lawyer for a black Brooklyn man who was beaten in a racially-charged attack is accusing prosecutors of refusing to indict one of the assailants because of his family’s political ties. Read more

Kiryas Joel, NY – AP Report: Insular Hasidic Village Seeks To Expand, Riling Neighbors

KIRYAS JOEL, N.Y. — A quickly crowding Hasidic Jewish village in upstate New York that is working to expand its boundaries faces opposition from neighbors who fear more urban-style development by the insular community could overrun their slice of suburbia. Read more

De Blasio Allegedly Personally Lifted Dangerous Building Vacate Order For Satmar Fundraiser

Mayor Bill de Blasio personally intervened on behalf of one of his leading fundraisers to have a partial vacate order lifted on a building the City deemed as unlicensed, illegal and improperly worked on, knowledgable. Read more

Satmar Hasidic Matzoh Factory Damaged In Brooklyn Blaze

A Brooklyn matzoh factory owned by a Satmar Hasidic congregation burned on Tuesday after the owners failed to install a sprinkler system, workers and the New York Fire Department said. Read more

FBI Investigators Questioning Leaders In Williamsburg Satmar Community

FBI investigators are questioning leaders in Williamsburg’s Satmar Hasidic community in their expanding inquiry into Mayor de Blasio’s fund-raising practices. Read more

Bloomingburg Satmar Town: FBI Picks Up Shalom Lamm and 3 Others on Voter Fraud Charges

Sullivan County, NY – Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced the unsealing of an Indictment charging Shalom Lamm, Kenneth Nakdimen, and Volvy Smilowitz, a/k/a “Zev Smilowitz,” with conspiracy to corrupt the electoral process, in connection with an election in Bloomingburg, New York. Read more