Will Yonkers City Councilman John Rubbo (District-4) Do the Right Thing?

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Bronxville Tribune / Yonkers Tribune / Mount Vernon Tribune / Westchester Tribune Publisher / Editor-at-Large and WHYT Radio’s Westchester On the Level Host Hezi Aris.

YONKERS, NY — March 13, 2020 — A reader pointed out, albeit unbeknown to the Yonkers Tribune, and in deference to and the inferred guidance and conduct by the City of Yonkers concerning  limiting large gatherings in close proximity, why Yonkers City Councilman John Rubbo (YCC-District 4) is seemingly obtuse to the issue confronting the New York Metropolitan area. The St. Patrick Day parades in New York City and the City of Yonkers have been cancelled. Since such best practice guidance is espoused by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, as well as Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, it is insensitive, implausible, and inexcusable that Councilman Rubbo would post on Facebook that his Saturday  “Blackout Brunch” will take place no matter the potential for people, who may be infected by the Coronavirus (COVID-90) but not yet exhibit and symptoms.

The reader, with all due humility and respect, admonishes Councilman Rubbo for being insensitive to the burgeoning number of cases that are certain to grow in number before they recede over a future timeline yet to be formulated by medical and scientific experts. It is inappropriate for a city official to promote a large gathering of people given the current climate  where community spread is the number one priority everyone in Yonkers and elsewhere must battle to the best of their ability and capacity, as opposed to Councilman John Rubbo’s callous disregard that the Yonkers Brewery may be the next staging area for another case of COVID-19, possibly more, or a requirement to self-sequester for 14 days. The takeaway deduced by the reader is that Councilman Rubbo  “cares about lining his pockets”. Continuing, “truth be told,  he probably needs this to stay afloat”

The reader concludes by writing, “Just amazing that the city cancels the parade but little John still promotes his independent event”.

Councilman Rubbo is certain to undergo a financial burden during this crisis. He may wish to consider some alternative and responsible conduct. Perhaps he can promote the sale of bottled Yonkers Brewery beer, as well as the items that are part of his menu for delivery. While it may not not compensate for those who also ant to appreciate the comrade die at a bar, it is the responsible thing to do, and the concept of delivery will help tide him over financially and when the Coronavirus (COVID-19) exhausts itself over the next few months, or return on an annual basis, such as the common flu, Yonkers Brewery’s delivery system will in time compensate for the diminished traffic he experiences now and in the near future.

Everyone must do their part, especially public officials, as must Yonkers City Councilman John Rubbo.

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A special “Thank You!” To the Yonkers Tribune reader who advised us of the circumstances described herein.

eHeziWill Yonkers City Councilman John Rubbo (District-4) Do the Right Thing?

Comments 23

    1. any body know who is running against him. Funny how he flipped to Democrat back in December. Wonder what he knew. People who voted for him are pissed.

  1. Mayor Spano on March 11: “The reaction to the virus is much more concerning to me as a Mayor than the virus itself. The virus itself, as we all know, is little more than a flu.”

    Mayor Spano on March 13: Declares a state of emergency in Yonkers

    Mayor Mike Spano is ABSOLUTELY CLUELESS. This is what incompetence looks like.

    And this clown Rubbo is worse.

    God help the people of Yonkers.

    1. Typical Republican comment by Mike Spano – little more than a flu – he is mimicking Trump. Spano is a great role model for his young drinking buddies, Akeem and Rubbo.

  2. John Rubbo Facebook post from yesterday at 2:38 PM

    “It is with the utmost disappointment that I am notifying you that the real estate committee meeting which was scheduled for March 17 has been postponed. The city council, along with the mayor, has decided to postpone all meetings in an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). I look forward to rescheduling this very important meeting.”

    So basically John is postponing a meeting that probably would have had 30-40 in attendance but is willing to promote his own business function which he expects a much larger turnout?

    Give me a break. This guy needs to resign already.

  3. Give him a break. He needs to kick back to Nick Spano. He’s going to be Mike’s replacement. He is being given the keys to the friends and family hiring hall.

  4. Truly disgusting behavior from a city official. This is a prime example of the conflict between official and business owner.

    And to think he made the statement when he changed party affiliation that he was doing so to become mayor 😂🤣😂🤣

  5. I think its news…..telling us business sucks for Rubbo,so hes tryng anything,even risking public health….sad,very sad..9nly in the YO

  6. There’s no chance of a crowd at Yonkers Slewery on this or any other day. Even if he were giving that sloppy sloth away for free he couldn’t get a big crowd.

  7. Totally self-serving and irresponsible to be promoting gatherings at his business when social distancing, common sense and good hygiene should be the order of the day to mitigate spread of COV-19 in Yonkers!!!

    1. Maybe Rubbo should just stay over in Getty Square because that seems to be the place for all his photo-ops like the new pavers for South Broadway and the painting of a mural on a decrepit urine infested city garage. Just a week or so ago he sponsored a “Town Hall meeting at the casino which was nothing more than a sales pitch by MGM to line their pockets with money-the most telling answer all night was when one lady asked the management how the with requested proposed expansion did the MGM Casino have any plans that would help and benefit the immediate community that surrounds the MGM Casino and the answer from the management is that they have no plans-maybe Rubbo should go back to Midland Ave where he came from.

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