Edmund Hartnett emerged from under a cloud of controversy
when he acceded to the position of Yonkers Police Commissioner in 2006. Sources
advise he received inside support from then Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone, retired
NYPD Detective and Special Liaison to Mayor Amicone John Fleming, then PBA Vice
President Keith Olson, then Detective Division Det. Sgt. Brian Moran, and
current 4th Precinct Captain John Mueller. The Yonkers Tribune reader may refer to each respective protagonist
collectively as the “framers” of a ploy that would dramatically move and
thereby change the course of the Yonkers Police Department forever were it to
work. In a sense, the Yonkers Police
Department (YPD) was to be unknowingly transformed into the sixth borough of
New York City.
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Mayor Mike Spano and the New York Power Authority Announce Completion of
Innovative Upgrades to “Green” the City and Significantly Reduce Energy Costs
YONKERS, NY -- June 18, 2013 -- Mayor Mike Spano was joined today by New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Gil C. Quiniones to announce the completion of energy efficiency upgrades at nine municipal facilities in the City of Yonkers at the E.J. Murray Memorial Skating Ice and Roller Skating Rink. In total, this project will save the city more than $249,000 annually in energy and reduce climate-changing greenhouse gases by approximately 578 tons every year.
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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Coalition Co-Leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver today announced an agreement on legislation that will create a Financial Restructuring Board for Local Governments as well as reform the binding arbitration process to help eligible municipalities manage their finances and provide public services in a more cost-effective manner. The legislation includes an alternative binding arbitration process that municipalities and unions could voluntarily opt for to resolve contract issues in an expedited process.
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past few months alone, 16 cities will ban the use of plastic grocery bags in
the United States, following the lead of major cities like San Francisco,
Seattle and Portland. We've learned on June 18, 2013 that Chicago is considering banning the plastic bag likewise. Closer to home, Rye,
the Village of Mamaroneck, and the Village of Larchmont have taken the lead in Westchester County
upon their passing legislation banning the use of non bio-degradable bags. The
Town of Mamaroneck is still in discussion over the issue. While the reusable
grocery bag is not a new idea, The Grocer, a reusable, eco-friendly take
on the classic Adirondack pack basket, represents a complete reinvention
of the concept in a category that has seen little innovation.
Continue reading "GREEN LIVING: The Grocer - A Solution to the Local Plastic Bag Ban By HEZI ARIS " »
ROCK TAVERN, NY -- The Empire State Carpenters Apprenticeship Committee Local Union #19 will conduct a recruitment from June 27, 2013 through June 26, 2014 for four carpenter apprentices, State Labor Commissioner Peter M. Rivera announced today.
Applicants must apply in person at Empire State Carpenters Training Center, 52 Stone Castle Road, Rock Tavern, NY, every Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. Applicants must apply in person.
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growing infusion of Iranian-backed Lebanese and Iraqi Shiite fighters into the
Syrian civil war is causing some veteran pundits to panic. Vali Nasr, dean of
the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, warns that "Iran is beating the U.S. in
Syria." Former Bush administration deputy national security adviser Elliot
Abrams sees "a humiliating defeat of the United
States at the hands of Iran."
Continue reading "MIDDLE EAST FORUM Syria is Iran’s Stalingrad By GARY C. GAMBILL " »
The State Legislature will end the current session in just
a few weeks and another year will pass without relief from the crippling
unfunded mandates that the bi-partisan State-wide Mayors’ and Municipal Officials
Association asked our elected officials to address. Even a bill that required the State, rather
than the local governments, to pay the costs for any future unfunded mandates
contained in legislation that is passed in Albany, died in committee.
Continue reading "MAYOR MARVIN’S COLUMN Unfunded Mandates Relief Dies in Committee, and… By Mayor MARY C. MARVIN " »
NY – June 17, 2013 -- The Westchester Bank intends to proudly announce its
Fifth Anniversary on June 18th in record fashion. The Bank continues
its strong growth trajectory surpassing over $380 million in total assets and remaining
one of the fastest growing community banks in the nation.
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David Gaynes is pictured at the Rye Playland event with 10-year-old Steven Marceno of Yonkers, who has been treated at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore.
This past Saturday, June 15, 2013, the Sixth Annual Chillin' with Adam Family Fun Day was held at Rye Playland for children treated for cancer at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore, their siblings and parents. The event is sponsored by David and Arlene Gaynes of Melville, NY, who created the Adam Gaynes Foundation to honor the memory of their young son who lost his battle with cancer.
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YONKERS, NY -- June 17, 2013 -- Travis Proulx is our guest this Tuesday, June 18,
2013, at 10 a.m. As the New York State Legislature grapples with the fracking
issue, we will learn of the issues often mentioned that will have some elected officials accept a moratorium that
delves into the science and health impacts, while others may choose to move ahead now. Mr Proulx is the
Director of Communications for Environmental Advocates of New York. Join host Hezi Aris
this morning to learn more about the subject and the issues that revolve about
it. Co-host Richard Narog will attend the show on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at
10 a.m. Westchester On the Level is heard every weekday from 10 am to 12 Noon.
Share your perspective by calling the show during the “live” broadcast at
347-205-9201, or listening on demand by way of the archival database
exclusively through the Internet:
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The bacteria that has sickened some
residents who attended the outdoor food festival at the Kensico Dam in Valhalla
on June 6 has been identified as Campylobacter. The bacteria was identified
through tests done on samples from several people who became ill after
attending the event.
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"As I have made clear to the Legislature, I believe that we need a comprehensive package of reforms to address public corruption in Albany and I have introduced such a package over the course of this Session that includes campaign finance reform, election reform, and improvements to the criminal law to facilitate State prosecutions of corrupt public officials. Part of that agenda calls for establishing a public financing system for elections in New York State.
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Celebrity Chef Peter Kelly
(R), pictured with Actor / Comedian / Restaurateur Bill Murray (L), and Ballet
dancer / Choreographer / Actor Mikhail “Misha” Baryshnikov
(Center), attendees at the May 2013 launch of Slovenia Vodka at New York City's Oceana restaurant.
NY – This weekend, Topps Wine and Liquor staff are anticipating offering customers
a taste of the new and already-award winning Slovenia Vodka.
Continue reading "Topps Wine and Liquor Hosts Store Tasting of New Slovenia Vodka Created by Chef Peter Kelly" »
NEW YORK – The following
statement can be attributed to Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman in
response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today in FTC v. Actavis,
which finds that pay-for-delay settlements of drug patent litigation —
settlements in which brand-name drug manufacturers pay their generic
competitors to delay the availability of cheaper generic drugs — may be
challenged as potential violations of antitrust law.
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than not, when someone says, “I hate to say I told you so,” they love to say
they told you so. Prepare to have a bucket of gloat dumped on your head.
are those rare occasions when people both say it and mean it. A few possible
examples come to mind: Aboard the Titanic. At the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
Standing before the pearly gates (after your stupid bomb squad partner goes
ahead and cuts the blue wire). And right now.
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