The Mount Vernon Sewer Crisis Explained
By Mount Vernon Mayor RICHARD THOMAS

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MOUNT VERNON, NY — July 9, 2018 — Bringing Mount Vernon’s sewers into federal compliance comes down to seven words. (Warning: they are all F-words, but they are not dirty.) Forward: Please join me at this Wednesday’s City Council meeting in City Hall at 7 p.m. Our environmental attorneys and representatives from the federal government have been invited to lay …

eHeziThe Mount Vernon Sewer Crisis Explained
By Mount Vernon Mayor RICHARD THOMAS

Right v. Wrong
By Mount Vernon MAYOR RICHARD THOMAS

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Dear Mount Vernon Friends and Family… MOUNT VERNON, NY — June 30, 2018 — I write to you this morning (press notice arrived yesterday, June 29, 2018) because Mount Vernon needs your voice. My administration has partnered with grassroots and Blue-Chip organizations, obtained millions in grants, and aggressively sought to implement tax saving solutions; however, other branches of local government …

eHeziRight v. Wrong
By Mount Vernon MAYOR RICHARD THOMAS

Ethics in the City of Mount Vernon
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One of society’s biggest problems is the existence of double standards. With all the focus on ethics in Mount Vernon, I thought it appropriate to review the integrity of other campaign filings to see if they would come up with questionable ethical concerns. For starters, I looked at former Mayor Ernest Davis’ and City Council President Lisa Copeland’s recent submissions …

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Fighting the Abortion of Memorial Field’s New Life
By Mount Vernon MAYOR RICHARD THOMAS

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MOUNT VERNON, NY — June 9, 2018 — The road to road to Memorial Field’s rebirth has been met with forces who want an abortion over its new life. There is a line in the sand and on one side are the people of Mount Vernon who want Memorial Field back. On the other, are members of the City Council, who …

eHeziFighting the Abortion of Memorial Field’s New Life
By Mount Vernon MAYOR RICHARD THOMAS

Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas to Sue City Comptroller Deborah Reynolds for Failure to Act

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Mayor Seeks Enforcement of Court Order to Ensure Employee Health Benefits Planning Commissioner Chantelle Okarter   MOUNT VERNON, NY — May 5, 2018 —Repeated refusal by Mount Vernon’s Comptroller to pay employee health-care benefits is forcing Mayor Richard Thomas back to court to seek enforcement of a July 2017 injunction prohibiting interference by the Comptroller and City Council with the mayor’s …

eHeziMount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas to Sue City Comptroller Deborah Reynolds for Failure to Act

Mayor Richard Thomas Presents Mount Vernon Night – May 2, 2018

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The Universoul Circus is Coming Back to Mount Vernon Come Enjoy a Great Night Out for the Whole Family Wednesday, May 2nd 2018 At Mount Vernon’s Hutchinson Field Tickets are now on sale, Get yours today WWW.UNIVERSOULCIRCUS.COM/MOUNTVERNON Tickets are now on sale. Get yours today WWW.UNIVERSOULCIRCUS.COM/MOUNTVERNON

eHeziMayor Richard Thomas Presents Mount Vernon Night – May 2, 2018

Mayor Richard Thomas Presents Hiring Event at Mount Vernon City Hall – Wednesday, April 25th from 9am to 5:30pm

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eHeziMayor Richard Thomas Presents Hiring Event at Mount Vernon City Hall – Wednesday, April 25th from 9am to 5:30pm

Redeeming Bad Loans; Protecting Taxpayers
By Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas

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    MOUNT VERNON, NY — April 18, 2018 — Two weeks ago the City of Mount Vernon and the Mount Vernon Urban Renewal Agency headed to federal court to protect the taxpayer. For years, investigators have been examining this agency which is funded in large part by federal grants. To my surprise, we recently discovered $6 million in bad …

eHeziRedeeming Bad Loans; Protecting Taxpayers
By Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas

Major Fraud Suit Filed Against Former Mount Vernon Mayor Ernest Davis, Former Comptroller Maureen Walker, Two Sitting Councilmembers Andre Wallace and Marcus Griffith, Among Others in United States District Court

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Over $6 Million in Federal Funds Unaccounted A Total of Six Former and Present Mount Vernon Officials Named as Defendants in Case Several City of Mount Vernon Developers Also Named as Defendants  MOUNT VERNON, NY —  April 7, 2018 — In a bombshell lawsuit filed by the City of Mount Vernon (CMV) and the CMV Urban Renewal Agency (URA), six …

eHeziMajor Fraud Suit Filed Against Former Mount Vernon Mayor Ernest Davis, Former Comptroller Maureen Walker, Two Sitting Councilmembers Andre Wallace and Marcus Griffith, Among Others in United States District Court

Race and Confederate Monuments
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE

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  MOUNT VERNON, NY — August 18, 2017 — Two days of public pressure brought President Trump to condemn the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, white supremacist, and other hate groups who organized a rally that erupted in violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, August 12, 2017. The clash between the white supremacists and the counter protesters, where protester Heather Heyer …

eHeziRace and Confederate Monuments
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE