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YONKERS, NY — May 26, 2020 — Mike Khader, Esq., Yonkers City Council President opens the Tuesday, May 26th broadcast day. He focuses on the issues, concerns, and timeline demanded for adoption of the FY2020-2021 Budget, and the challenges COVID-19 has imposed onto the deliberative process and anticipated adoptive process. Listen: 10-10:30am.
Brian Harrod, Yonkers Newswire Publisher / Editor shares the steps undertaken by Yonkers Community Action Program (YCAP) in order to assist those in need to eclipse the food insecurity suffered by a large number of Yonkers populace as the City of Yonkers copes with their food insecurity. YCAP is a private nonprofit corporation designated as an anti-poverty agency under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. Mr. Harrod speaks to the multiple mobile food pantry distribution, the repetitive home deliveries of food to seniors and the disabled, emergency food baskets for many families without food, as well as, partnering with Gullotta House to provide free weekly community meals prepared by restaurants to families in need. We also learn how years of disinvestment in the largest city in Westchester County Yonkers has fomented crime, high concentrations of poverty/unemployment, and drug use. The 2018 New York State Annual Poverty Report informs that Yonkers poverty rate is 17%, almost double the rate for Westchester County (9.8%). According to Westchester Children’s Association (2018 Community Snapshot), Yonkers has the highest concentration of low-income children in all of Westchester County. YCAP’s role has been focused on meeting the needs of low- income individuals, families and neighborhoods by partnering with residents. We learn how YCAP’s legacy has been built on years of efficacy. Listen: 10:30-11am.
Sammy Ravelo, Democratic Congressional candidate vying to represent District NY-16, speaks the his vision for the district, and how his campaign resonates with potential voters. Listen:11-11:30am.
Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Publisher / Editor-at-Large engages in the latest hyperlocal, state, national, and international news replete with commensurate analysis. From 11:30am-12Noon.