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ELMSFORD, NY, PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL, WHITE PLAINS, NY, and YONKERS, NY — August 31, 2020 — John Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter Publisher/Editor opens the broadcast day with respect to the following concerns:
- White Plains is aware of the uncertainty and precariousness of the real estate market, ever more so during the present. At issue is whether White Plains’s boom burst or will development resurgence arrive just in time? What will it take to resuscitate White Plains near future prospects? A New York Times article printed on Sunday, August 30th that Westchester home sales had increased 112 percent. Will this be the very ingredient to rejuvenate Westchester County‘s future prospects?
- Is every Westchester municipality attempting to reimagine the catalyst that can ignite resurgence? Has society yet to ascertain whether residences must be built to welcome workers who can live, work, and play where they reside? Will offices become less relevant? Will offices be refitted into residences? Is there a think tank contemplating the disparate catalysts that can and will inform municipalities toward moving in that direction?
- Will purchases be accomplished online? Will the malls become empty dinosaurs? Will automobile showrooms become extinct? Will long commutes be frowned upon? What business models will employ future work, especially for those without the prospect for telecommuting ?
Michael Edelman, Esq., Political Analyst / Pundit speaks to last week’s Democratic Party Convention and the anticipated Republican Party effort this week.
- In light of the recently concluded Democratic and Republican Conventions what is the takeaway?
- What are the underlying differences between the Democrats and Republicans that has revealed the visceral divisions among the nation? Can the nation be made whole? Was it ever whole? Are conciliatory words sufficient? Is there a red or blue plan? Is the election one of optics, devoid of solutions, yet replete with innocuous phrases?
- Can America survive the presidential outcome, no matter who is victorious?
- Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) said people are “not safe in Donald Trump’s America,” citing the recent violence against Black people, demonstrations, and the coronavirus pandemic. Is she on target? Her statement is juxtaposed by White Hope Chief of Staff Mark Meadows who said, “It is a Democrat-led city in Portland, OR, that we’re talking about…, who just yesterday who just denied help once again from the federal government. With two diametrically opposed perspectives, can one ascertain the direction of the voter this November 3rd?
- Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Chad Wolf on Sunday said that sending federal law enforcement back to Portland, OR, to address the protests remains “on the table” after one person was fatally shot late Saturday. Can the federal government impose its will without being invited by the municipal government? If the schism being played out on the street like a Petri Dish whose conduct serves both parties? At issue then who will be victorious. Does Portland reveal that America is no longer “indivisible”, questionably “with liberty” for “all”?
- Has COVID-19 revealed the economic disparity of a nation divided along fiscal means? If so, can that be mitigated, or is it a pipe dream that if I’d could be remedied take one to likely two generations to be ameliorated.
Judge Karen Black, one of three people to have earned the Democratic Primary Elections vying to become the next Yonkers City Court Judge will on November 3rd face some of those Democratic challengers, as a Republican candidate, a Conservative challenger who is said to have receded from the contest, as well as a write-in candidate. We explore Judge Best’s demeanor and how it translates to earning the support she earned in the primary elections and if that temperament is conducive to the voters demeanor and expectations and how that may translate to presiding as judge in the Yonkers City Court.
Louis Picani, President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 456 speaks to the recent Con Edison failure with regard to resuscitating power that went unrestored in some communities in Westchester County for some two weeks. The loss of power undermined technology, specifically the connectivity of Internet service, as well as Internet Service Providers (ISPs), whose service was curtailed, and caused pertinent information to residents to languish as municipalities could not update their constituents. Food was spoiled; medicines that required refrigeration became became ineffective, and emergency generators needed for residents at senior living facilities gained no priority.
- We question why this repetitive outcome has been permitted to continue despite the existence of the Public Service Commission (PSC).
- Why has the PSC permitted pay increases on behalf of Con Edision when the severity of such storms continue to take place with greater regularity than less? And the false and fainted promises of Con Edison have been redundant yet not forthcoming.
- What will it take for government to recognize that waiting for out-of-state crews to arrive can be remedied by engaging Local 456 members who are adept at clearing felled trees and clean-up with equal proficiently, yet in a more timely fashion.
- And other issues of c oncern.
Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Publisher / Editor-at-Large is your host.