From the Daily News:
A longtime community board member from Queens can keep his unpaid position on the panel despite accusations of sending an anti-Semitic message to three Jewish board members this summer, the board voted Tuesday.
Sam Esposito, a retired NYPD officer from Ozone Park, volunteered to foot the bill for a pizza dinner for Community Board 9 members in June, plus cover the cost of several meals from Ben’s Kosher Deli in Bayside, he said.
But Jewish board members Wallace Bock, Jan Fenster and Evelyn Baron refused to eat the kosher fare because it came from a deli that is open on Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath. Esposito, who is not Jewish, said he then ordered more food from another deli that the board members deemed acceptable, but they still didn’t like it.
An incensed Esposito later fired off a nasty note to the trio, accusing them of acting like thankless brats.
Bock later filed a formal complaint and the board was asked to decide Esposito’s fate. He survived the no confidence vote, 34-10.
But the recipients of the missive charge that they never got their say. Bock, Fenster and Baron all stormed out of Tuesday’s meeting after the vote, with Bock vowing to resign.
Ok, now that this has been clarified, it's ridiculous that Sam's status was even subjected to a vote. No good deed goes unpunished, I suppose.