Lieberman & Co
2L Cara Hse, 339 Seven Sisters Road, Stamford Hill, N15 6RD, 020 8800 9296
Hager Stenhouse & Co
206 High Road, Stamford Hill, N15 4NP, 020 8801 6038
Venit & Greaves
115 Craven Park Road, Stamford Hill, N15 6BL, 020 8802 4782
By James Brewster, October 8, 2009
A man who had sex with a 15-year-old Orthodox Jewish boy has failed to clear his name in the Court of Appeal.
Najibullah Ahmadzai, 25, of Walthamstow, was found guilty at Snaresbrook Crown Court in June last year of sexual activity with a child.
Deemed a danger to the public, he was sentenced to indefinite imprisonment for public protection and ordered to serve at least three-and-a-half years behind bars before he could apply for parole.
He had sex with his victim, a member of the Orthodox Jewish community, after they met at a Stamford Hill internet cafe, where Ahmadzai worked.
By Robyn Rosen, September 17, 2009
Political praise for the Agudas Israel Housing Association’s recession-busting work for the Charedi community in Stamford Hill and beyond was expressed at its AGM.
Hackney North Labour MP Diane Abbott wished “all the social housing in Hackney was kept as nicely as Agudas [sites]. If you have Agudas as a neighbour, you will have beautiful properties, beautifully designed and beautifully maintained.”
London’s Deputy Mayor Sir Simon Milton hailed the association as “a credit to the Jewish community, to Hackney and to London”.
September 3, 2009
THE FOUNDER of the Side by Side Stamford Hill nursery and school which integrates mainstream and special needs children has resigned from her fundraising role saying the project has grown “too big” for her.
But the man now in charge of the money side has criticised the school’s financial administration, suggesting that he was asked to take over after community members had expressed concern.
By Robyn Rosen, August 20, 2009
The Agudas Israel Housing Association is celebrating the defeat of a legal challenge to a building project for Orthodox families in Stamford Hill.
In the High Court last Friday, Mr Justice Duncan Ouseley rejected an application from local residents for a judicial review of Hackney Council’s approval of plans to redevelop the former Avigdor School site in Lordship Road into a special needs school and 29 residential units.
By Robyn Rosen, August 13, 2009
Campaigners against the building of a new development for Orthodox families in Stamford Hill will learn today if they can appeal against the plans.
Hackney Council last year approved proposals to redevelop the former Avigdor School site in Lordship Road into a new special needs school and nursery and 29 residential units for Orthodox families.
But hundreds of local residents have opposed the scheme and more than 30 turned up at the High Court last Friday to apply for a judicial review against the council’s decision.