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Former Supreme Court docket Justice Berliner Who Retired Amid Authorized Troubles Joins Harmony Mediation Group

Supreme Court docket Justice Robert M. Berliner, who retired final June amid allegations of prohibited political exercise, has joined Harmony Mediation Group as a Senior Mediator.

Harmony Mediation helps {couples} who’re getting divorced mediate their variations with out going to courtroom.

“Divorce mediation is a superb cost-effective possibility for {couples} who need their divorces settled in a well timed method, and Harmony has facilitated many profitable mediations,” mentioned Berliner.

The Justice agreed to retire after he was served with a proper written criticism from the New York State Fee on Judicial Conduct dated April 25, alleging that in September 2015 and November 2017 he engaged in prohibited political exercise on behalf of two candidates for judicial workplace by accompanying and/or introducing them to a few gatherings of group and political leaders in Orange and Rockland counties to advertise their candidacies.

The Fee is an unbiased state company charged with investigating allegations of judicial misconduct in opposition to New York state, county, city and village judges.

The criticism was served after a prolonged investigation with which Berliner cooperated, fee officers mentioned. The Fee didn’t render a dedication on the deserves of the criticism however issued a Determination and Order accepting the resignation. Choose Berliner resigned in lieu of answering the allegations within the criticism.

Berliner has served as a Justice of the Supreme Court docket, ninth Judicial District, since 2008. He beforehand served because the Rockland County Surrogate from 2006 to 2007. He was re-elected final November and if recertified, he would have been required to retire on or earlier than Dec. 31, 2028.

Berliner obtained his B.A. from New York College in 1973 and graduated together with his M.A.T. and J.D. levels from Western New England College of Regulation in 1976.

“I’m delighted to welcome Choose Berliner to the Harmony Mediation crew,” unhappy Yitzchok Gruenebaum, Founder and CEO of Harmony Mediation Group. “His huge information of the judicial system from the numerous years he has spent within the courtroom, first as a Household Court docket decide after which as a Supreme Court docket decide, which provides him a deep appreciation for households who work collectively to resolve their points out of courtroom.”


Nanuet Regal Cinema Survives Cineworld’s Newest Spherical of Cuts

Regal Cinemas is closing 39 extra film theaters throughout the USA, however the Rockland County location on the Retailers At Nanuet was spared.

regal cinemaThe choice to proceed to shutter film theaters comes 4 months after its guardian firm Cineworld filed for Chapter 11 chapter after the pandemic devastated the business and public screenings.

In a submitting this week, Cineworld mentioned it’s planning to reject leases for the 39 theaters starting February 15, saving the corporate $22 million yearly.

Greater than a handful of New York theaters, principally upstate and the Union Sq. Stadium in Manhattan will probably be axed.

Cineworld is working with landlords to maintain its different theaters open. Round 500 stay, after these closures and a earlier spherical in September 2022 that shuttered 12 areas.

“The debtors are hopeful that these negotiations will result in lease concessions and modifications that can obviate the necessity for rejection and allow further theater websites to stay open,” Cineworld mentioned on this week’s submitting.

Insiders on the Nanuet Regal says workers is relieved to outlive the latest spherical of cuts. In different information, the cinema this week started promoting beer and wine coolers.


African Heritage Museum of Southern NJ Presents Rockland-Made Quilts

In African American tradition, quilts carry nice which means.

The African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey, Inc. (AAHMSNJ) is presenting an exhibition of quilts stitched by members of the Stitching Membership from Rockland County.

african quiltsA reception for the artists was held on January 14 on the AAHMSNJ, Newtonville venue, situated within the Martin Luther King, Jr. Heart, 661 Jackson Street, Newtonville.

The quilts will probably be on show now by way of February 28.

“Internet hosting the Quilt Showcase throughout African American Historical past Month lets us share the importance of the quilt to our historical past,” mentioned Ralph Hunter, president and founding father of the AAHMSNJ. “Throughout slavery, it was in opposition to the regulation to show an enslaved particular person to learn or write. Different methods have been discovered to speak. Using coded symbols on a quilt draped over a fence may warn of hazard, inform of a clandestine prayer assembly by the river, or direct passengers on the Underground Railroad to the subsequent ‘station.’ ”

The quilts on show main as much as and through Black Historical past Month in Newtonville are examples of contemporary quilting by the members of the Stitching Membership who’re persevering with the custom of telling tales with bits of fabric. Doreen Mollette-Sullivan organized the exhibit of colourful quilts with fellow quilters Frances Thomas, Ronald Porcher, Joan Raynor, Deseria Ramos, and Deborah Williams.

The AAHMSNJ, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit group with museum areas in Atlantic Metropolis and Newtonville. Its mission is to showcase the accomplishments and affect of African Individuals in South Jersey and across the nation.

Admission to the museum is free, however donations are inspired.

Go to aahmsnj.org for extra details about displays, occasions and the Touring Museum for faculties, group organizations and companies.


RCBJ-Audible (Hear For Free) Former Supreme Court docket Justice Berliner Who Retired Amid Authorized Troubles Joins Harmony Mediation Group Supreme Court docket Justice Robert M. Berliner, who retired final June amid allegations of prohibited political exercise, has joined Harmony Mediation Group as a Senior Mediator. Harmony Mediation helps {couples} who’re getting divorced mediate their variations…

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