Groundwork Hudson Valley Named EPA Environmental Champion of 2017

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YONKERS, NY — June 30, 2017 — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) selected Groundwork Hudson Valley for its highest recognition. The 2017 Environmental Champion Award for Region 2 (New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and eight Indian Nations in New York State was publicly presented in a ceremony at the EPA’s office in Manhattan in May. …

Hezi ArisGroundwork Hudson Valley Named EPA Environmental Champion of 2017

Considering All Views and Options
By Mayor JOE SACK

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                  RYE, NY — June 29, 2017 — Last week, I convened the first meeting of the expanded Master Plan Committee. I had taken a core group of charter members comprised of Planning Commission pros, and enhanced it with folks who can also contribute their unique perspectives. Among them are the school …

Hezi ArisConsidering All Views and Options
By Mayor JOE SACK

Ossining Village Mayor Victoria Gearity and Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large Hezi Aris on Westchester On the Level – Friday, June 30, 2017 @ 10am DST

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WESTCHESTER, NY— Ossining Village Mayor Gearity speaks to the successful effort that challenged the U.S. Coast Guard to reassess the validity of their initial plans for anchoring ships and tankers along the Hudson River to only days ago withdrawing from their initial plans. We learn the ingredients of successfully challenging the original plan. Listen to this segment Friday, June 30, …

Hezi ArisOssining Village Mayor Victoria Gearity and Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large Hezi Aris on Westchester On the Level – Friday, June 30, 2017 @ 10am DST

Governor Andrew Cuomo Signs Two-Year Extension of Mayoral Control of New York City Schools

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Earlier today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation to extend mayoral control of New York City schools for two years. ALBANY, NY — June 29, 2017 — The extraordinary session has concluded and I think it’s fair to say the extraordinary session was extraordinarily productive. I want to congratulate Speaker Heastie, who did a great job in my opinion and …

Hezi ArisGovernor Andrew Cuomo Signs Two-Year Extension of Mayoral Control of New York City Schools

Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim Sues to Shut Down Mamaroneck, NY-based Smokehouse of New York, LLC After Findings of Listeria

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Court Approves Consent Decree Requiring Shut Down of Operations Until Violations Are Redressed WHITE PLAINS, NY — June 29, 2017 — Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Melinda K. Plaisier, Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs of the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), announced today the filing of a Complaint and …

Hezi ArisActing Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim Sues to Shut Down Mamaroneck, NY-based Smokehouse of New York, LLC After Findings of Listeria

Mount Vernon Politics: A Referendum on Our Future
By LESLY ZAMOR

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“Crabs In a Bucket” I compare the metaphor “crabs in a bucket” to the mentality of those in the political arena in Mount Vernon. “Individually, the crabs in the story could easily escape from the bucket, but instead they are described as grabbing at each other in a useless “king of the hill” competition which prevents any from escaping and …

Hezi ArisMount Vernon Politics: A Referendum on Our Future
By LESLY ZAMOR

High School Graduation, Drunk Driving, and Terrorism
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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Even though I am old enough to have four kids who have graduated from high school, I’m not so old as to have forgotten my own high school graduation.  I was thinking about that milestone on the occasion of my son’s graduation this month.  Issues relating to high school graduation from my youth, and most of my life in the …

Hezi ArisHigh School Graduation, Drunk Driving, and Terrorism
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

Pleasantville Police Department Identify Yonkers Police Officer Trevor Goff Involved in Breaking a Car Windshield
By HEZI ARIS

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VILLAGE OF PLEASANTVILLE, NY and YONKERS, NY — June 29, 2017 — Yonkers Police Department learned of a dispute that came about late last night at a bar in Pleasantville, a village in the town of Mount Pleasant, in Westchester County, NY. Pleasantville Police identified Yonkers P.O. Trevor Goff to have been involved in a dispute with a women that …

Hezi ArisPleasantville Police Department Identify Yonkers Police Officer Trevor Goff Involved in Breaking a Car Windshield
By HEZI ARIS