The process of creating new legislative lines - formally known
as Redistricting - is currently taking place in Yonkers.
Some of you may recall the banter back and forth in the last six
months between the proposed Democratic plan and the Republican alternative.
However, after a transparent process that included a public hearing and
creating several compromise versions that responded to neighborhood concerns,
the final Democratic plan was put forward to Mayor Mike Spano several weeks
ago. Unfortunately, he preferred the one the Republicans created which
sticks to the lines last drawn by Republicans a decade ago.
Continue reading "Yonkers at a Crossroads By Yonkers City Council President CHUCK LESNICK and Councilmembers CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON and MICHAEL SABBATINO" »
YONKERS, NY -- May 19, 2013 -- Yonkers City Council Majority Leader Wilson Terrero
(District 2) has request the City Council membership, pursuant to Rule 1.2 of
the Yonkers City Council Rules, call a Special Meeting to be held Monday, May
20, 2013, at 3:00 p.m., in the City Council Chambers. A Committee of the Whole
will be conducted at 2:30 p.m., a half-hour prior to the Special Meeting.
The purpose of the Special Meeting is to discuss
and take action on the Yonkers City Council District lines as presented on
Friday by Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano. The meeting was called for at 1:40 p.m., on May 19, 2013.
Continue reading "YonkersCity Council Majority Leader Terrero Calls for Special Meeting-May 20, 2013 @3 pm" »
YONKERS, NY -- May 18, 2013 -- Mr José Roman today officially announced his campaign
effort torepresent the consituents within the 17th Westchester
County Legislative District. Mr. Roman is a 27-year veteran of the Department
of Social Services in Yonkers, and a former active CSEA member during his
tenure there. He is now retired.
Mr. Roman has three children; two sons
and one daughter. All three were raised in Yonkers and attended the Yonkers
Public School District.
Continue reading "José Roman Declares His Campaign Effort to Represent the 17th Westchester County Legislative District" »
<<< The United States is embroiled in the worst drought since the “Dust Bowl” days of the 1930s. The current drought started in 2012, the hottest year on record in the U.S. Pictured: A dust storm approaches Stratford, Texas in 1935. Photo by George E. Marsh and courtesy of NOAA George E. Marsh Album.
Dear EarthTalk: Could it
really be true that we are in the midst of the worst drought in the United
States since the 1930s?
-- Deborah Lynn, Needham, MA
Continue reading "EarthTalk: Drought By RODDY SCHEER and DOUG MOSS" »
State Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor effects of the
earthquake that occurred this morning near Ottawa, Canada, and was felt
throughout parts of New York State. At this time, there have been no reports of
damage to any of the state’s critical infrastructure.”
Continue reading "Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Earthquake Felt in Parts of New York State" »
YONKERS, NY -- May 17, 2013 -- Westchester County Conservative Committee Chairman Hugh Fox, Jr. today
announced the endorsement of the following candidates for office in the City of
Yonkers City Court Judge Arthur J. Doran,
Candidate for Yonkers City Council President
Grace Borrani (pictured)
Yonkers City Council Member 6th
District John Larkin
Yonkers City Council Member 4th
District Dennis Shepherd
Westchester County Legislator 14th
District Bernice Spreckman
Westchester County Legislator 15th
District Gordon Burrows
Continue reading "Conservative Party Endorses Yonkers Candidates" »
YONKERS, NY -- May 16, 2013 -- Maestro James Sadewhite, conductor of the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra
, is our guest this Friday, May 17, 2013 at 10 a.m. He speaks to us about the Free Concert performance that he will conduct on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. held at Saunders trade and Technical High School, located at 183 Palmer Road, Yonkers, NY
. The featured musicians are the winners of the 35th Annual Concerto Competition:
Continue reading "Maestro James Sadewhite on Westchester On the Level - May 17, 2013 @ 10 a.m." »
NY -- The College of Mount Saint Vincent
will hold its 101st Commencement at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013 on the
Riverdale campus. This year, more than 350 students will receive undergraduate
and graduate degrees from the College.
Continue reading "The College of Mount Saint Vincent Hosts 101st Commencement on May 18, 2013" »
floods, summer droughts and temperature extremes take their toll on gardens and
the gardeners who tend them. Help your gardens recover from the crazy
temperature and moisture extremes that seem to occur each year.
assessing the current condition of your landscape. Remove dead plants as
soon as possible. They can harbor insect and disease organisms that can
infest your healthy plantings. Consider replacing struggling plants with
healthy plants better suited to the space, growing conditions and landscape
design. You often achieve better results in less time by starting over
rather than trying to nurse a sick plant back to health.
Continue reading "MELINDA’S GARDEN Garden Revival
By MELINDA MYERS " »
This Tuesday evening, May 14, and ending after sundown on
Thursday, May 16, 2013, Jews celebrate the holiday of Shavuot, or the Feast of
Weeks. Shavuot, commemorated seven weeks after Passover, is one of the three
biblical pilgrimage festivals when Jews were obliged to travel to the
Jerusalem with offerings of the first fruits of the new harvest. These fruits
were given in thanksgiving to G-d, and as a means of income to support the priests
and the Temple.
Continue reading "HOUSES OF WORSHIP: Happy Shavuot By Rabbi FRANK TAMBURELLO " »
PLAINS, NY-- May 14, 2013 -- Westchester Independent Living Center and the
Westchester County Human Rights Commission along with members of the Yonkers
City Council will hold an Open House to introduce the community to the Human
Rights Commission’s new Yonkers satellite office and to announce its
collaboration with WILC, who will be providing Spanish speaking and sign
language translation services at that office, among other services.
Continue reading "Westchester Independent Living Services, Westchester County and the City of Yonkers Announce Collaboration " »
14-Week Concert Series Kicks Off June 16th featuring Musical Legends KC & the Sunshine Band,
Blues Traveler, LeAnn Rimes, Gavin DeGraw, Smokey Robinson and more!
YONKERS, NY -- May 14, 2013 -- Get ready to party with some of music’s biggest stars every Sunday this summer at Empire City Casino! Empire City Casino announces its sizzling 2013 Summer Concert Series lineup which includes an exciting mix of musical talent. Music fans of every kind will find a favorite performer in this year’s lineup which includes musical legends KC & the Sunshine Band, Blues Traveler, LeAnn Rimes, Gavin DeGraw, Smokey Robinson and more!
Continue reading "Much-Anticipated Outdoor Summer Concert Series Lineup Announced by Empire City Casino" »
From time to time, we receive articles from talented writers
which we think should be brought to our readers’ attention.
One of our most distinguished contributors is former Assemblyman
Edward C. Sullivan, who represented the Upper West Side of Manhattan for 26
years. Here, Mr. Sullivan discusses various reform proposals for Albany to
consider. With wit and insight, he evaluates each idea and makes his
You may well have your own feelings about the suggestions below
and many others which have been offered. We encourage you to join the
discussion on the Internet and let your voice be heard.
----- Henry J. Stern (pictured right)
Continue reading "NEW YORK CIVIC: This Old House - Albany By EDWARD C. SULLIVAN " »
Obama was shocked – shocked! – to learn from press reports that the Internal
Revenue Service has been singling out his political opponents for special
the top-secret Daily Brief that the CIA prepares for the leader of the free
world is a major waste of time. (Even Obama seems to think so, judging from last year’s reports that he skips
nearly half of his scheduled briefings.) If the president cares to know what
his own administration is doing, he might find it useful to read this column
instead. We’re here for you every weekday, Mr. President.
Continue reading "CURRENT COMMENTARY: The Not-So-Inside Skinny On The IRS Scandal By LARRY M. ELKIN " »