Mount Vernon: The Old vs New
By Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas

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  MOUNT VERNON, NY — April 18, 2018 — When I served on the Mount Vernon City Council, I got my first chance to see how our city’s government functioned and what I saw wasn’t pretty. I found systems that were old and outdated and a City Hall that operated as a patronage haven for many people, including rewarding those …

eHeziMount Vernon: The Old vs New
By Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas

Where’s the Accountability?
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE

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Standing on the Sidelines Is No Longer an Option At a time when our country is actively seeking solutions to the proliferation of deadly violence in the wake of the Parkland mass shooting, we must also have empathy for troubling statistics of deaths in two other shooting categories: deaths by the use of force by police; and hand-gun deaths — …

eHeziWhere’s the Accountability?
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE

Four Additional Independent Progressive Grassroots and Democratic Party Groups in Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester Counties Endorse Robert Kesten

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Latest Group of Endorsements Confirm Accelerating NYS Senate District 40 Campaign DUTCHESS, PUTNAM, and WESTCHESTER COUNTIES, NY — April 10, 2018 — A new group of four additional independent progressive grassroots and Democratic Party political groups based throughout Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester counties have endorsed Democratic candidate Robert Kesten in the New York State Senate District 40 race against Republican …

eHeziFour Additional Independent Progressive Grassroots and Democratic Party Groups in Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester Counties Endorse Robert Kesten

Five Ways Graffiti Vandals Damage Your Community
By TIMOTHY KEPHART

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In many U.S. cities, the writing is on the walls – graffiti vandalism, that is, creating expensive eyesores that are difficult to prevent and damaging to an area’s image. A U.S. Justice Department study found that graffiti discourages people from using mass transit, makes business districts less attractive to shoppers and increases fear of gangs among residents. Law enforcement and …

eHeziFive Ways Graffiti Vandals Damage Your Community
By TIMOTHY KEPHART

Solomon’s Wisdom, Hamas’ Cynical Stupidity
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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Reading about current events and the renewed Gaza demonstration incited by Hamas, I’m reminded of the well known story recounting the wisdom of King Solomon (1 Kings 3:16-28) judging to whom a baby belonged that two women each claimed as theirs. The women came to Solomon to adjudicate their dispute. One of the woman’s babies had died, and each claimed …

eHeziSolomon’s Wisdom, Hamas’ Cynical Stupidity
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

Reactor Head Leak at Indian Point Needs Proper Scrutiny
By RICHARD WEBSTER

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Unit 2 Reactor Problem Is the Latest In a Long String of Troublesome Safety Issues OSSINING, NY — April 7, 2018 — Last week, Entergy discovered a significant safety problem that could prevent safe restart of Indian Point 2, which is currently shut down for refueling. A visual inspection of the reactor vessel head found boron deposits on the exterior …

eHeziReactor Head Leak at Indian Point Needs Proper Scrutiny
By RICHARD WEBSTER

Rep. Engel Calls for the Resignation or Firing of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — April 7, 2018 — Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement calling for the resignation or firing of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt: “It is long past time for Scott Pruitt to resign or be terminated from his post as Administrator of the EPA. …

eHeziRep. Engel Calls for the Resignation or Firing of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

Public Hearing Notice Amending the Code of the City of Yonkers Entitled “Flood Damage Prevention”

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CORPORATION NOTICE CITY OF YONKERS-NEW YORK PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to law, that the Mayor of the City of Yonkers, New York, will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 5:15pm, Mayor’s Reception Room, 2nd Floor, 40 South Broadway, Yonkers, New York, to hear all interested parties and citizens regarding the adoption of …

eHeziPublic Hearing Notice Amending the Code of the City of Yonkers Entitled “Flood Damage Prevention”

John Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher, Michael Edelman, Esq., National Political Analyst, and Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large on Westchester On the Level – Monday, February 19, 2018 @10am EDT

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — John Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher and Monday Co-host speaks to the pertinent issues that impact governance in White Plains and its overlay by Westchester County government as per Westchester County Legislator James Maisano, the longest serving Republican in County government, stepping down in order to join Westchester County Executive George Latimer’s government voted into office …

eHeziJohn Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher, Michael Edelman, Esq., National Political Analyst, and Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large on Westchester On the Level – Monday, February 19, 2018 @10am EDT

Jobs, the Environment, and the Closing of Indian Point
By ROBERT KESTEN

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Thirty people gathered at the Hendrick Hudson Free Library to hear NYS Senate Democrat District 40 Candidate, Robert Kesten discuss ways of addressing the complex issues surrounding the closing of Indian Point.  He spoke of the need to expand the participants on the two task forces to include community colleges, so preparation for increasing skill sets can begin now, while …

eHeziJobs, the Environment, and the Closing of Indian Point
By ROBERT KESTEN