Cut Taxpayers Some Slack Over 2% Insurance Law, Not Fire Union
By Mayor MIKE SPANO

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A recent editorial urging reform of the law that specifies how the Yonkers Fire Fighters Union — as well as others around the state — can spend a 2 percent tax on insurance premiums was on target except for one thing: There is no reason to “cut the union some slack” because it claims ignorance of a 1912 law that …

Hezi ArisCut Taxpayers Some Slack Over 2% Insurance Law, Not Fire Union
By Mayor MIKE SPANO

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

Governor Cuomo’s Op-Ed in the New York Daily News Affirming New York’s Commitment to Protecting Immigrants’ Rights

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NEW YORK, NY — July 17, 2017 — Yesterday, the New York Daily News published an op-ed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo affirming New York’s record of protecting immigrants’ rights, as part of the annual “Daily News/CUNY Citizenship NOW!” program, which offers thousands of immigrants in New York City free immigration advice. “The state of New York has a long …

Hezi ArisGovernor Cuomo’s Op-Ed in the New York Daily News Affirming New York’s Commitment to Protecting Immigrants’ Rights

Mount Vernon Outcome Over School Board Trustees and Budget Vote Outcome Emboldens Focus and Move Over Upcoming City Council and Comptroller Races
By LESLY ZAMOR

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THANK YOU!   Thank you all for your participation in our recent election for the School Board Trustees and Budget vote.  Voting is the only place our true voice can be heard, our desires can come true and our representatives held accountable.  We’ve started a movement that will make our lives better here in Mount Vernon; not just for some …

Hezi ArisMount Vernon Outcome Over School Board Trustees and Budget Vote Outcome Emboldens Focus and Move Over Upcoming City Council and Comptroller Races
By LESLY ZAMOR

Yonkers Tribune Transition to Moderated Comments During Political Season
By HEZI ARIS

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YONKERS, NY — May 25, 2017 –Yonkers Tribune offers news from and about Westchester County, offering political news, perspectives, and analysis based on ethical standards and human decency. We do so in an effort to engage everyone. Our purpose is to acknowledge and respect viewpoints despite agenda driven dogma that is not always on an even keel. Historical facts cannot …

Hezi ArisYonkers Tribune Transition to Moderated Comments During Political Season
By HEZI ARIS

White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher John Bailey, National Political Analyst Michael Edelman, Esq., and Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large on Westchester On the Level – Monday, May 22, 2017th @10am DST

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher and Monday Co-host John Bailey shares his perspective with Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large Hezi Aris this Monday, May 22, 2017th, and every Monday throughout the year. Focus opens with respect to the White Plains firefighter union asking for funds to add funding capacity as development projects increase the need for more Fire Fighters …

Hezi ArisWhite Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher John Bailey, National Political Analyst Michael Edelman, Esq., and Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large on Westchester On the Level – Monday, May 22, 2017th @10am DST

A Steady Hand and Offensive Posture Needed Now for White House to Endure
Hon. MICHAEL GRIMM

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The Democrats smell blood in the water and they are excellent at closing.  Now more than ever, the bold leadership of President Trump is needed, but an adjustment to his style may very well be required.  While I am not so arrogant to presume to give the President of the United States advice, my own observations of the current situation, …

Hezi ArisA Steady Hand and Offensive Posture Needed Now for White House to Endure
Hon. MICHAEL GRIMM

Resigned President Nixon Was a Prince Next to President Trump
By BOB K. BOGEN

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The atrocity of the Trump presidency only grew in public awareness as he completed his so-called Presidential Honeymoon of his First 100 Days.  The truly painful embarrassment and lasting stain on the worldwide leadership of our Great Democracy may last as long as humans survive on this handsome earthly satellite. As some readers may know, I had a series of …

Hezi ArisResigned President Nixon Was a Prince Next to President Trump
By BOB K. BOGEN

Urging White Plains Mayor Roach and the Common Council to Reject FASNY’s Most Recent, Incomplete, and Innapropriate Plan
By CLAUDIA G. JAFFE, Esq.

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WHITE PLAINS, NY — April 16, 2017 — By Email, (sent on April 15, 2017)For Incorporation Into The Public Record Concerning The Application Of The French American School Of New York For The Development Of Parcel A Or The Entirety Of Parcels A, B, C, And D Of The Former Ridgeway Golf Club Property Dear Mayor Roach, Members of the …

Hezi ArisUrging White Plains Mayor Roach and the Common Council to Reject FASNY’s Most Recent, Incomplete, and Innapropriate Plan
By CLAUDIA G. JAFFE, Esq.

Wikileaks Releases Guccifer 2.0 Messages with Model, Implicates DNC Staffer
By STEVE CUNNINGHAM

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Wikileaks has released new information regarding Guccifer 2.0 with the tweet, “Direct Messages from U.S. alleged Russian spy @GUCCIFER_2 to actress-model @robbin_young (according to the latter) g-2.space/sr/dms.html” In the private messages to Robbin Young, Guccifer 2.0 states that Seth Rich leaked the DNC data to him, which is in contradiction to Guccifer 2.0’s previous claims of hacking the DNC directly. The Wikileaks …

Hezi ArisWikileaks Releases Guccifer 2.0 Messages with Model, Implicates DNC Staffer
By STEVE CUNNINGHAM