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Weiner honored in Manhattan Beach

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The Manhattan Beach Community Group took advantage of the democratic candidates coming to town for the community forum at the Jewish Center on West End Avenue to invite the old friend in council and congress Anthony Weiner for a visit at member Bunny Fleischer’s snazzy Oriental Boulevard pad, where the group honored the candidate for his efforts representing Southern Brooklyn in Washington.

“This is to thank you for all your work as our councilman and congressman,” said civic president Ira Zalcman, as he presented Weiner with their Friend of Manhattan Beach award plaque, which the civic hands out to an honored friend once per year.

Weiner, whose current bid for mayor represents an attempt to revive his shattered political career that took an abrupt nose-dive after he accidentally publicly tweeted pictures of himself in his underwear he intended to privately send to a woman he met online, said the award is the first he’s received since the scandal.

“This is a very significant thing to get, because in the course of being an elected official you accumulate a lot of plaques, but now I have to start fresh,” said Weiner, plaque in hand. “So, this is like my first one, plaque zero.”

Weiner, who arrived about a half hour late for the casual award ceremony, made up for his tardiness by staying late and didn’t leave until well after the mayoral forum was scheduled to begin at the Manhattan Beach Jewish Center.

“I was more worried about him getting their one time than he was,” said Zalcman.

The candidate spent about a half hour on Fleischer’s couch, discussing local issues with the civic members from his old stomping ground, the Knicks, and his bid for mayor, before he finally set off for the community forum.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4514.

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Bob from Gerritsen Beach says:
I think if people paid less attention to the gossip columns we call newspapers today and remember the good things Anthony Wiener was doing before his stupid indiscretions, you would realize the valuable contribution he can make towards the city and for its working class citizens. I'm afraid that the likes of Christine Quinn or that Republican Bloomberg clone wins the election we will see another 8-12 more years of catering to the most wealthiest of this city while the rest of us continue spiraling down that economic road to oblivion.
June 7, 2013, 2:41 pm
Dave p from This one says:
A pervert and a liar is in the running for mayor of NY. That's a sad indication of the character of the people of New York. I wonder the above supporter feels comfortable with Weiner around his young children.
June 7, 2013, 8:10 pm
Bob from Gerritsen Beach says:
Dave, I'm not defending his actions at all. Would I prefer someone with better common sense and character? Absolutely. Would I want him hanging out with my children? Well, I really don't have to consider that question because I don't hang out with politicians nor would I think they would want to hang out with me. I do have to live and deal with the consequences of the actions of our mayor. Speaking of our present mayor, after 11 1/2 years with this city in his control my real estate taxes have doubled and every conceivable fee and penalty has quadrupled. That, my friend, is the real-life you and I need to deal with. I happen to believe that Mr. Wiener would be better suitable as mayor of this city than any other candidate at this time.
June 7, 2013, 11:30 pm
Dave P from This one says:
Let's hope others hold our elected officials to some kind of minimum standard, like not showing privates on the Internet and lying to the public about it. I know it's a tremendously high standard.... Wonder how people feel about Wiener trying to weasel out of it by lying to the public. Not a good indication of what he REALLY believes in, when you strip the worthless rhetoric away.
June 8, 2013, 7:09 am

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