John Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher / Editor, Michael Edelman, Esq., Political Analyst/Pundit, and Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Publisher/Editor-at-Large on Westchester On the Level – Monday, June 29, 2020 @ 10am EST

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL, WHITE PLAINS, NY, and YONKERS, NY — June 29, 2020 — John Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher/Editor speaks to a few issues of interest.

  1. Rob Astorino’s (Rep/Cons) announcement of his candidacy challenging NYS Senator Pete Harckham (SD-40) (Dem/WF). 
  2. We investigate the error by LoHUD prematurely suggesting the closure of the White Plains Ritz-Carlton that we now learn will instead undergo a transformation, projected to take approximately 9-months in duration, to reveal a luxury, contemporary, autograph collection hotel.
  3. We delve into the need of the mental health hotline reachable at 1-844-863-9314.
  4. We make inquiry over the imposition of a 14-Days quarantine by New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut with respect to travelers arriving from 9 outbreak states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah, Texas, and Washington.

Listen 10-10:30am

Michael Edelman, Esq., Political Analyst / Pundit speaks to the following concerns:

  1. Has Florida Governor DeSantis relationship with President Trump undermined his capacity to better contend with the COVID-19 crisis that has beset Florida with a second day of 9,585 new infections on Saturday? Utah, Georgia, Tennessee and Idaho recorded the largest spike in infections in a day on Friday. The US recorded more than 45,000 new cases on Friday alone. The death toll has risen to 125,000 people nationwide. Must POTUS take responsibility for not deferring to best practice from the medical profession? Is the nation’s capacity to re-open now set backs 2 or 3 months?
  2. Orange County Democrats have passed a resolution condemning film legend John Wayne’s “racist and bigoted statements” made decades ago. They have called for the Orange County Board of Supervisor’s to drop his name, statue and other likenesses from the airport and return the name to Orange County Airport. Based on the desire to tear down, those who had at one time were honored, evidently without regard to their demeanor, should America not consider any statues within its borders into the future. Attitudes change; what was OK 10 years ago, may no longer be acceptable, nor 100 years, nor 500 years, or longer. What is appropriate?
  3. We’ve learned that since the police-involved killing of George Floys on May 25th, 272 uniformed cops have placed their retirement papers through June 24th. The 36,000-member NYPD faces a $1 Billion budget reduction amid the “defund the police” furor. Can any municipality function without a police force? 
  4. Pepsi, are some of the well-known advertisers that have used the Facebook platform to reach consumers. A “global boycott” of Facebook will see more advertises pulling their promotional advertising efforts from facebook over the coming month or months. As of Sunday, more than 150 companies, including Ben and Jerry’s and Patagonia, have vowed to pull out of advertising on Facebook. Ad agency Goodby Silverstein announced last week that it would join the boycott against Facebook and is urging clients like Adobe, HP, PayPal and BMW to do the same. Pepsi is also one of the agency’s clients. “We will join #StopHate4Profit and stop posting on @Facebook for the month of July,” the agency tweeted. “We are taking this action to protest the platform’s irresponsible propagation of hate speech, racism, and misleading voter information.”
  5. Fracking trailblazer Chesapeake Energy filed for bankruptcy on Sunday. Its debt load is currently nearing $9 billion. It has entered a plan with lenders to cut $7 billion of its debt and said it will continue to operate as usual during the bankruptcy process. Is it likely that the fracking industry in America will implode?

Listen: 10:30-11am.

Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Publisher / Editor-at-Large engages in reading the latest Hezitorial to be heard before being published on Monday at about 12:15pm. The lede is “COVID-19, Black Lives Matter, Looming Primary Election Results to Foretell Yonkers Prospects By Hezi Aris”. Additional city, county, state, national, and international news with commensurate analysis. From 11am-12Noon.

eHeziJohn Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher / Editor, Michael Edelman, Esq., Political Analyst/Pundit, and Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Publisher/Editor-at-Large on Westchester On the Level – Monday, June 29, 2020 @ 10am EST

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