Stamford Hill

Strictly Orthodox Interlink Foundation expands

By Robyn Rosen, February 4, 2010

The future looks “positive” for the Interlink Foundation, the umbrella organisation for strictly Orthodox charities, after two years of deficit.

Addressing Interlink’s annual meeting, held in Stamford Hill and attended by over 100 charity representatives, trustee Rabbi Aba Dunner said a lot of hard work had been done to generate fresh income.

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£3.5m to convert pub to Bobov community centre

By Marcus Dysch, January 28, 2010

A strictly Orthodox community which hopes to turn a former pub into a centre for social and religious activities is aiming to raise £3.5million to complete the project.

Work is yet to begin on the conversion of The Swan more than a year after the building was bought by Stamford Hill’s Bobov community and four months after planning permission was granted by Hackney Council.

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Man guilty of kosher bakery break-in

By Jessica Elgot, January 8, 2010

A man has pleaded guilty to stealing a laptop and causing several hundred pounds worth of damage to a kosher bakery in Stamford Hill.

Mehmet Kama, 29, of Bridlington Road, Enfield pleaded guilty at Thames Magistrates Court to burglary, following a break-in at Grodzinski kosher bakery.

DCI Gary Bruce of Hackney Police said: "This individual was quickly identified and apprehended following extensive police enquiries, with help from the Jewish community.

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Foster care at crisis point in Orthodox community

By Robyn Rosen, January 7, 2010

The strictly Orthodox community is suffering from a serious shortage of foster carers.

Now that Norwood has ended its foster service and another charity is threatening to stop its respite provision, the future looks bleak for children in need.

One in five disabled children in Hackney are from the strictly Orthodox community and there is a constant demand for respite care, where the child is cared for temporarily to help out the parents.

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Three hurt in gas blast

By Leon Symons, January 7, 2010

Two men and an 11-year-old boy were taken to hospital after a suspected gas explosion in a house in Stamford Hill on Tuesday morning.

The 11-year-old was released while the two men were detained for treatment to burns to their faces and hands. Police, fire and ambulance staff, as well as members of the Hatzola strictly Orthodox emergency service, converged on the scene. The names of the injured have not been released. It is believed the men were working on flooring in the house in Craven Park Road.

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Police: £20k for Jewish pensioner murder leads

By Robyn Rosen, December 29, 2009

A £20,000 reward is being offered for information on the murder of a Jewish pensioner in Stamford Hill a year ago.

Eveline “Lina” Kelmenson, 83, was discovered by police with her legs bound by duct tape in the top-floor bedroom of her three-storey house in Leweston Place on January 1, 2009, after her niece raised the alarm.

Police have reissued an appeal for information and have released further details about items stolen from the house. These include a gold chain that Miss Kelmenson wore around her neck and a Russian gold wedding band which belonged to her grandmother.

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