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WESTCHESTER, NY — May 12, 2020 — Yonkers’ FY2020-2021 Budget comes before the Yonkers City Council this week, as Yonkers City Council President Mike Khader, Esq., and his 6 colleagues traverse the complexities of the yearly budget in anticipation of gaining majority vote toward its adoption. The New York State Budget, has ballooned from an initial $6 Billion deficit to a revised $10 Billion, and only on Tuesday, May 11th, Westchester County Executive George Latimer divulged that New York State is now realizing a projected deficit of $13-15 Billion, yet it may be as large as $35 Billion if the federal government does not reimburse New York State’s outlay for those expenditures. Westchester County is projecting a deficit of between $120-$140 Million. Yonkers proposed budget reveals a balanced budget with the caveat that 200 people may become redundant. We inquire with respect to internal funding sources previously allocated, the potential of reversing salary increases that went into affect approximately a half-year ago, as well as reducing union defined salaries for a period of time, that is, deferring remuneration for a specific number of years hence, so as to avoid layoffs for some, and instead share the crisis equitably. From 10-10:30am EST.
Andom Ghebreghiorgis is vying to represent The Bronx and Westchester County in New York’s 16th Congressional District. He is an avowed Democrat, one of many contenders seeking to win the Democratic Party Primary Election on June 23rd. there are no challengers running under the GOP banner for this office. He was noted in an Essence Magazine interview of two months ago to be a Yale graduate, a former special education teacher, and the son of revolutionary Eritrean immigrants who arrived in America 20 years ago. He advises that he has a plan for the 16th Congressional District.
We explore the impact Ethiopia’s conquest of Eritrea had on his political mindset? Ghebreghiorgis remains rooted in the Eritrean and Ethiopian community and is informed by their struggle. Since Eritrea gained its independence from Ethiopia, the nation’s leadership has for 29 years been governed under the dictatorial rule of President Isaias Afewerki, with freedom alluding Eritreans almost three decades hence.
Ghebreghiorgis asserts he was “surrounded by talks about revolution, liberation, and freedom,” causing his own political philosophy to be firmly anti-war and anti-imperialist.
Ghebreghiorgis asserts he was “surrounded by talks about revolution, liberation, and freedom,” causing his own political philosophy to be firmly anti-war and anti-imperialist. How does he balance the philosophy espoused by his parents with respect to the failed nations of Eritrea, Djibouti, and Somalia, as well as the challenges faced by additional neighboring states such as Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Yemen across the Red Sea?
Andom Ghebreghiorgis is a supporter of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement. He urges for the immediate end to Israeli control of the West Bank for Palestinians, urging nations and individuals to cease engaging with Israel until Palestinian gain self governance. We ask how he reconciles the fact Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jews), referred to derogatorily as Falashas, were welcomed to emigrate to Israel from as early as 1934, but with greater urgency from the 1980’s onward to over 90,000 people Ethiopia is known as a Christian nation in the Horn of Africa which is predominately Moslem. Who must be responsible to assist and protect Ethiopians and Eritreans almost 30 years on? From 10:30-11am
David Perecman, Esq., notes that New York slowly transitions in easing stay-at-home directives, lured by and amid warmer weather, more bike riders, motorcyclists and motorists will take to the streets. Some may in fact be anxious and nervous from not riding or driving as frequently in high-traffic areas during the quarantine. To keep everyone safe from harm and in recognition of National Bike Safety Month (May), David Perecman, Founder and Lead Trial Attorney at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. reminds all riders and drivers to put safety first and take precautions on the roadways.
David shares best practice concepts for the following:
- Bike riders, motorcyclists, and automobile drivers;
- Steps to take following a crash;
- Being cognizant of an accident victim’s legal rights and remedies; and
- More concerns.
Thereafter, Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Publisher / Editor-at-Large Hezi Aris will speak to the latest hyperlocal, national, and international news items with commensurate analysis. From 11:30-12Noon.