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Fri., Mar. 27, 2015
Op-Ed: Do Not Blame God For Brooklyn Tragedy; Look to Selves
By Ariela Aharon
 
aharonWe can honor the memory of seven children killed in a Brooklyn fire by making efforts to ensure that a tragedy like this never strikes again, not by blaming and shaming.
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Thu., Mar. 26, 2015
Op-Ed: Public Discussion of Eruv Needed in Westhampton
By Carol Goodale
 

pressAs a ten-year resident of Westhampton Beach, I’m disappointed at the lack of information on the proposed religious boundary called an eruv and hope officials will conduct a public hearing.

 
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Wed., Mar. 25, 2015
Rabbi Shmuley Faults God in Deaths of Seven Children
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
shmuleyRabbi Shmuley Boteach, called America's "most famous rabbi" by the Washington Post, faults God for not saving seven children who died in a fire in Brooklyn March 21.
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Mon., Mar. 23, 2015
Public Shafted at Westhampton Meeting; Call Obama!
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

mooreReporters' questions were kept to the end of a two-hour Westhampton trustees’ meeting March 18, proving once again that Mayor Marie Moore should be replaced.

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Fri., Mar. 20, 2015
Southampton Press Nails Fake 'Eruv' in Westhampton
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

shpThe Southampton Press, in its top story yesterday, unmasked the alleged Jewish eruv boundary in Westhampton Beach as a fake, finding no evidence of the required “lechi” markers.

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Thu., Mar. 19, 2015
O'Dwyer's Presents Anti-Eruv Case to Westhampton Board
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

whbO'Dwyer reps in Westhampton Beach last night presented documents and gave an oral presentation of arguments against a planned local eruv religious barrier to the trustees at one of their regular meetings. 

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Tue., Mar. 17, 2015
Forward Gave False Impressions with Quote Excerpts
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

The Jewish Daily Forward carried a story yesterday by Michael Kaminer that had partial quotes of mine that sound intemperate. I had sent Michael an email with my full sentiments on this issue and asked that those quotes be used and not any informal remarks.

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Mon., Mar. 16, 2015
Symbolic Religious Boundaries Violate Constitution, Says Scholar
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

helfandEruvin, the symbolic boundaries erected by some Orthodox Jewish communities, are unconstitutional, says Prof. Marci Hamilton of the Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School, Yeshiva University, New York.

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Thu., Mar. 12, 2015
Ex-Obama Aide Takes Charge of H+K DC
By Kevin McCauley
 

ellen moranEllen Moran, former executive VP of Emily's List (fund-raising organization for female Democratic candidates) and communications director in the Obama White House, is moving to head Hill+Knowlton's Washington office.

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Thu., Mar. 12, 2015
Philly Archdiocese Taps MacKenzie for Comms Ahead of Papal Visit
By Greg Hazley
 
pope francisAramark's senior VP of corporate communications will head the World Meeting of Families and Archdiocese of Philadelphia's communications committee as it prepares to host Pope Francis and millions of visitors.
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Wed., Mar. 11, 2015
Hampton Bays Library Rejects Eruv Materials
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

meetingThe board of the public library of Hampton Bays, one of the 16 communities in Southampton, has decided not to stock any of the materials on the eruv dispute that have been assembled by odwyerpr.com.

Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Mar. 9, 2015
Campbell Joins Ferraro Group
By Kevin McCauley
 
Barbara Smith Campbell has merged her Consensus LLC shop into Nevada's Ferraro Group PR/PA shop.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Mar. 9, 2015
CofC Fights Law Abuse with $49 Million Budget
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

upMany Groups fight lawsuit abuse including Faces of Lawsuit Abuse and the Anti-Lawyer Party. Biggest by far is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with a special $49M budget.

Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Mar. 6, 2015
'Reasonable Observer' No Longer Fooled by Eruv
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
oconnorThe "reasonable observer," lynchpin of legal decisions that allow an eruv Orthodox Jewish boundary, is a concept from 1971. Supreme Court Justice Sandra O'Connor gave the modern definition.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Mar. 5, 2015
FTI Adds Two Energy Comms Pros
By Greg Hazley
 
ftiKristina Moore, senior counsel for the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and Brian Grove, a public and private sector energy advisor, have joined FTI Consulting as a managing directors in its energy & natural resources unit.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Mar. 5, 2015
Greenwich Cross Came Down; So Should Eruv
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

greenwichA federal court ruled in 1985 that a cross of lights on a Greenwich firehouse during Christmas time had to come down because it was too "religious." Same principle should apply to eruvim in Westhampton Beach and elsewhere.

Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Mar. 4, 2015
Grayling's Gay to Levick
By Greg Hazley
 
gayTim Gay, a senior VP at Grayling, author and former Capitol Hill press secretary, has moved to Levick in Washington.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Mar. 3, 2015
Author to Lobby for National Anthem Day
By Marc Ferris
 
Star-Spangled Banner bookThough Americans may revere the The Star-Spangled Banner for its official status, most don't praise the tune and say they prefer America, the Beautiful.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Mar. 2, 2015
Spunky Libraries Host 'Hot' Topics (But Not in Hamptons)
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

alaSpunky libraries, spurred by the American Library Assn., are hosting public discussions of topics such as the Muslim culture. Hampton libraries are ducking such a role so far.

Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Feb. 26, 2015
DSCC Messaging Guru Canter to GSG
By Greg Hazley
 
matt canterMatt Canter, deputy executive director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, has moved to Global Strategy Group as a senior VP in its Washington office.
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