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Sun., May 3, 2015
Slow Pace of Hamptons Eruv Litigation Worries Federal Judge
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Kathleen TomlinsonJudge Kathleen Tomlinson, who is presiding over the dispute about the proposed eruv Jewish religious boundary in the Hamptons, expressed dismay at a hearing Feb. 26 that the five-year old battle may have years to go.

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Thu., Apr. 30, 2015
Dewey Square's Baker Joins Team Clinton
By Kevin McCauley
 
Charlie BakerCharlie Baker, a founding partner of Dewey Square Group PA/Democratic political strategy shop and Boston politco, will join Hillary Clinton's campaign as chief administrative officer.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Apr. 29, 2015
Kozberg Takes Communications Reins at Legacy
By Greg Hazley
 
lindsey kozbergLindsey Kozberg, who led external affairs for RAND Corp., has moved to anti-smoking campaign Legacy in Washington as its first chief communications officer.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Apr. 29, 2015
Indiana Gov Replaces Comms Director with Koch Exec
By Greg Hazley
 
matt lloydIndiana Gov. Mike Pence has brought in Koch Industries PR exec, Matt Lloyd, following the resignation of Christy Denault earlier this month.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Apr. 17, 2015
Indiana Governor's Communications Director Quits
By Greg Hazley
 
christy denaultChristy Denault, communications director for embattled Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, has resigned to spend more time with her young children.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Apr. 16, 2015
Minneapolis Schools PR Chief to Tunheim
By Greg Hazley
 
stan alleyneStan Alleyne, chief communications officer of Minneapolis Public Schools, has joined Tunheim in Minneapolis to lead its education and non-profit business.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Apr. 10, 2015
CDC to Review Huge Anti-Tobacco Campaign
By Greg Hazley
 
smokeThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is preparing a review of its multimillion-dollar anti-tobacco campaign.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Apr. 9, 2015
Glover Park Picks Preston
By Kevin McCauley
 

tod prestonGlover Park Group has hired Tod Preston for a senior VP post to handle national security, foreign policy and international development matters.

 
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Apr. 7, 2015
Former Kansas Congressman Joins O'Neill
By Kevin McCauley
 
todd-tiahrtTodd Tiahrt, the former Kansas Republican Congressman, is joining Democratic-heavy O'Neill & Assocs., according to the Boston Globe.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Apr. 7, 2015
Nat'l Guard Spokeswoman Gets $480K in Whistleblower Suit
By Greg Hazley
 
grabowskiMary Therese Grabowski, former director of public affairs for the Georgia National Guard, has settled a whistleblower suit against the Guard for a reported $480K.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Apr. 2, 2015
APCO's Kuresman to Porter Novelli in DC
By Greg Hazley
 
ryan kuresmanRyan Kuresman, VP and director in APCO Worldwide's corporate communications and issues management unit, has moved to Porter Novelli in Washington as a senior VP to lead the firm's PA and corporate comms. practice.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Apr. 2, 2015
Gillespie Returns to Brunswick
By Kevin McCauley
 
ed gillespieEd Gillespie, who ran an unsuccessful race for Virginia's Senate seat last year, has returned to Brunswick Group as senior counselor.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Apr. 1, 2015
Seidman Moves to Glover Park
By Kevin McCauley
 
rob seidmanRob Seidman, a top Republican politico, has joined Democratic-heavy Glover Park Group, as VP in its government affairs practice.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Apr. 1, 2015
Comedian Black Blasts Westhampton Jewish Boundary
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Lewis BlackComedian Lewis Black, a regular on TV, Broadway, the movies and nightclubs, blasted the proposed eruv Jewish boundary in Westhampton Beach as a violation of separation of church and state.

 
Category: Public Affairs
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.
Category: Public Affairs
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.

 
Category: Public Affairs
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.
Category: Public Affairs
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.

Category: Public Affairs
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.

Category: Public Affairs
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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