Engel Responds to AG Sessions Refusal to Give Department of Justice Funding to Sanctuary Cities

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WASHINGTON, DC — March 31, 2017 — Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement in response to Attorney General Sessions promising to withhold Department of Justice funding to sanctuary cities: “Today Attorney General Sessions took aim at New York City and hundreds of other municipalities across the country by …

Hezi ArisEngel Responds to AG Sessions Refusal to Give Department of Justice Funding to Sanctuary Cities

NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Asserts Tax Breaks from IDAs Continue to Climb

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Recent Reforms Said to Improve IDA Transparency and Accountability City of Yonkers Spends Twice as Much as New York City (8,004/net cost of $4,320 per job)=$34,577,280 YONKERS, NY — March 27, 2017 — New York’s Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs) provided $695 million in net tax exemptions in 2015, an increase of 10 percent from the prior year, according to a …

Hezi ArisNYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Asserts Tax Breaks from IDAs Continue to Climb

New York Appeals Court Orders Cuomo Administration to Release School Improvement Grants

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YONKERS, NY — March 27, 2017 — A New York appeals court has ordered the State Division of Budget to immediately release over $37 million in improvement grants to 20 designated needy schools across the state. A year ago, the grants were frozen by Governor Andrew Cuomo‘s Budget Director, Robert Mujica, triggering a lawsuit by parents of students in three …

Hezi ArisNew York Appeals Court Orders Cuomo Administration to Release School Improvement Grants

Mayor Richard Thomas’ Statement on Dolphin Found Deceased in Hutchinson River

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MOUNT VERNON, NY — March 26, 2017 — “The discovery of a deceased dolphin in the Hutchinson River on Friday serves as a somber reminder of the dangerous effects pollution can have on sea life. While the exact cause of the dolphin’s death has yet to be determined, the Hutchinson River plays a unique role in the New York metropolitan …

Hezi ArisMayor Richard Thomas’ Statement on Dolphin Found Deceased in Hutchinson River

Republican Leadership Backs Down from Repealing and Replacing Obamacare and Embarrassing President Trump By the GOP’s Lack of Resolve
By HEZI ARIS

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WASHINGTON, DC — March 24, 2017 — The Affordable Care Act / Obamacare withstood the inability for Speaker Paul Ryan to garner a sufficient number of GOP supporters for the legislation. Republicans were aware of internal opposition to the proposes Republicans are pulling their ObamaCare repeal bill from a scheduled Friday afternoon vote, an acknowledgment that it was headed toward …

Hezi ArisRepublican Leadership Backs Down from Repealing and Replacing Obamacare and Embarrassing President Trump By the GOP’s Lack of Resolve
By HEZI ARIS

Neil Gorsuch on Life, Liberty, and the Natural Law
By Dr. PAUL KENGOR

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This week, Hon. Neil Gorsuch testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing. Did the three-day hearing shed any light on how Gorsuch may interpret the law once he is confirmed for the Court? In this article that first appeared at National Catholic Register, Dr. Paul Kengor highlights some of Gorsuch’s testimony and writes, “Gorsuch’s views stem from a very deep, very rich, and very old tradition known as natural law.

Hezi ArisNeil Gorsuch on Life, Liberty, and the Natural Law
By Dr. PAUL KENGOR

20th Annual Asian American Heritage Festival – Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 12Noon to 6PM

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — The public is invited to bring family and friends to the Kensico Dam Plaza, in Valhalla, New York, for an afternoon of entertainment featuring experts in traditional Asian dance and song and masters of the martial arts, including lion dancers. Professional artists share the stage with children’s dance troupes in beautiful traditional costumes. There will be …

Hezi Aris20th Annual Asian American Heritage Festival – Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 12Noon to 6PM

Stagg Group Gets Approval for New Apartment Building in Yonkers

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  YONKERS, NY — March 23, 2017 — Stagg Group has today announced that its plan for transforming a rundown abandoned property in Yonkers into a new luxury rental building is after three tears of review and community outreach is finally moving ahead. The Yonkers City Council voted on March 21st to rezone 705 Bronx River Road from commercial to …

Hezi ArisStagg Group Gets Approval for New Apartment Building in Yonkers

The Trump Budget Plan

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YONKERS, NY — March 21, 2017 — Thank you to NYS Senator George Latimer for sending a link to the Trump Budget Plan. “I know this is heavy duty reading – a lengthy synopsis of the Trump Budget Plan. But its impacts are so widespread everyone should consider the content, and not simply wait for the commentary, whether from the …

Hezi ArisThe Trump Budget Plan

Disaffected Catholics Do Not Call for Boycotting the Vatican
By Dr. PHYLLIS CHESLER, PhD

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Many Catholics disagree with the Vatican, but do not try to delegitimize it. Only American Jews–our precious people, our remaining remnant, launch campaigns against the one-and-only Jewish state. Many Catholics disagree with Vatican policies. Some no longer follow tradition. Many such Catholics still enter churches at times of birth, baptism, marriage, and death. Some Catholics take confession–but continue sinning. Many …

Hezi ArisDisaffected Catholics Do Not Call for Boycotting the Vatican
By Dr. PHYLLIS CHESLER, PhD