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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — John Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher / Editor attends the broadcast at 10am. We delve into the following:
- Westchester County Executive George Latimer response to Standard Amusements filing bankruptcy.
- Kat Brezler resurrected by the NYS Appellate Court ruling which re-I states her capacity to participate in the upcoming election to the the White Plains Common Council. We learn the ramifications? And what the prior issues may have been. Where they procedurally incorrect or was this a political assault that might have won out were Brezler unwilling or financially bereft if bring the case to the Appellate Court.
- A consortium of residents appealed Judge Joan Lefkowitz decision of August 24, 2018, that ruled that SEQRA regulations had not been violated by The City of White Plains in approving the French American School of New York school campus plan, and simultaneously ruled that the 1925 covenant that went with any sale of the former Gedney Farms, later the Ridgeway Country Club, could not be used for any institutional use. Lefkowitz in her decision said the word institution was ambiguous and did not necessarily prohibit a school from being built on the property. The appeal means the case may last through 2020.This segment for 10-10:30am.
Michael Edelman, Esq., Political Analyst covers local, national and international news and analysis every Monday morning from 10:30-11am.
- Donald Trump’s trade war with China has placed many farmer’s ability to survive in a precarious situation. POTUS is allocating $15 billion to underwrite the farmer’s capacity to survive. Why does the government continue to subsidize farm land owners, most often not farmers, but simply investors, not to plant crops.
- It is now recognized that 80,000 people are awaiting asylum after illegally entering the U.S. Can POTUS, the Senate and Congress not agree on making more judges available to discern whether those seeking asylum meet the standards set by the law? Why have the Dems not promoted it? Is this not a solution? Presently POTUS is imposing a 5% tariff, which I believe will be ratcheted up by 5% additional every month until 25% in tariffs accrue. The horror is hat the American consumer will foot the bill. Can the supply chain of gods and food stuffs be gotten elsewhere? Has POTUS gutted out NAFTA in every way but in name? Will Mexico seek remedy by bringing the US before the World Trade Organization (WTO)?
- Will the Israeli elections now postponed until September, what is the Arab response? Jordan and Lebanon they will withdraw recognition of the State of Israel. More countries in the Middle East are tiring of the recalcitrance of Hamas / Fatah, the impact of Qatar on Middle East policy they undertake to appease Iran, and tunnels being found that exacerbate the existential fear felt by Israel with regard to its survival.
- How does rising anti-Semitism, coupled by anti-Israel sentiment portend? Will the world permit the genocide of Christians being slaughtered in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia? What is the world doing to stop it?
- Will Brexit win over time? Will it be mimicked in Catalonia, bring about Frexit, and dismembering Scotland?
- Fiat Chrysler America (FCA) has been reported by the Financial Times to be in advanced discussion to forge ties with Renault, and if so, in turn lead to joint the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance in the future? What does that say about globalism and its impact on nations throughout the world? And its impact on the American auto industry and those employed by automakers.
- While the drama seems to be taking place on the political, and religious landscapes, has the worker been forgotten? Is retraining, re-education to be invoked or is it simply too late and people who have not kept their educational capacity to sustain employment will simply not be subsidized and bring about an early death?
Ossining Mayor Victoria Gearity attends the broadcast from 11-11:30am.
1. Emerging from the solemnity of Memorial Day, it was apropos that American Legion Post Commander Frank Faiella’s concept of bringing the Town and Village of Ossining together by suggesting a unique and special way to identify streets named for veterans who never came home with an American flag became evident. We learn the depth meaning that resonated in anticipation of Memorial Day, where flags were placed on dozens of street signs. And the streets in the Village and Town named in their honor, There are seven streets in the Village (and many more in the Town) named in honor of local veterans who didn’t return from battle, dating back as far as the Civil War.
2. A quick synopsis in reviewing the some 500 people who responded to how they would invest $10M in Ossining’s downtown and waterfront. This in anticipation of Ossining Village submitting an application to NYS for consideration to be awarded the Mid Hudson Region’s 2019 Downtown Revitalization Initiative. Mayor Gearity delves into Project Manager Jaimie Hoffman providing grant application at Wednesday’s work session. Click here to read the full agenda for this week’s meeting. The public is invited to attend in person or to watch the meeting on television, the village website, or YouTube.
3. Mention is also given and focused on Ossining Village conducting its first Pride Flag Raising on Tuesday, June 4, at Village Hall at 4PM.
4. From 11:30am-12Noon, Jacqueline Bush, Licensed Clinical Social Worker working with veterans at the VA Hudson Valley Montrose for the past 23 years specializing in Trauma Therapy, though now retired speaks to the impact of trauma with respect to the LGBTQ community when she joins Mayor Gearity, founder of The Ossining LGBTQ Alliance, in discussion and celebration of Ms.Bush’s participation as a panelist in the 50th anniversary of Pride with the Ossining Documentary and Discussion Series screening of “Transmilitary”. More info about Jackie Bush herein – https://ossiningdocumentaries.org/ We glean the importance of “pride” in oneself. The broadcast concludes at12Noon.
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