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Split in Jewish Satmar Community Helped Velazquez Win

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aaronites-300x224 Nydia Velazquez should thank the Aronite faction of Williamsburg’s vote-rich Satmar religious sect for fending off a strong challenge from Councilman Erik Dilan in yesterday’s primary, according to Velazquez supporters. The south Williamsburg Satmar Jewish community is split between two rival brothers, Zalman Teitelbaum and Aaron Teitelbaum — who control the community’s Zalmanite and Aronite factions. [&hellip
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City & State: This week’s political winners and losers

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WINNERS Andrew Cuomo — Smooth as ever, showing off the Albany nanotech center, helping influence President Obama’s change-of-heart on gay marriage, not taking credit for it, et cetera. The governor may have a peculiar habit of describing his actions as historic but this week he really deserved to spike the football, as Obama admitted New [&hellip
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