NYS Inspector General Scott Finds New York Racing Association, Failing to Heed Statute, Overcharged Bettors by Millions

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More Than $7 Million Collected Over 15-Month Period; Investigation Results in Change in NYRA Leadership; Tightening of Controls ALBANY, NY — August 25, 2014 — An investigation by New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott found that over a 15-month period, bettors who placed wagers at races run at New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) tracks were overcharged by …

eHeziNYS Inspector General Scott Finds New York Racing Association, Failing to Heed Statute, Overcharged Bettors by Millions

PUBLIC POLICY: Why Income Inequality is Dangerous to Democracy By Prof. OREN LEVIN-WALDMAN

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Many of us are aware of the consequences of inequality for the economy, but we tend to be less aware of the consequences for the democratic process. One group of political scientists focus on how public policies, especially those that have been more favorable to business interests, have only exacerbated inequality. But another group focuses on how inequality only results …

eHeziPUBLIC POLICY: Why Income Inequality is Dangerous to Democracy By Prof. OREN LEVIN-WALDMAN

Koppell Demands KRVC Executive Director Tracy McCabe Shelton Stop Using The Kingsbridge-Riverdale-Van Cortlandt Development Corporation for Political Purposes

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  THE BRONX, NY and PELHAM, NY – August 8, 2014 — In a letter to Tracy McCabe Shelton, Executive Director of the Kingsbridge-Riverdale-Van Cortlandt Development Corporation (KRVC), former Council Member Oliver Koppell said he is greatly disturbed at the “use of the development corporation as a promotion and publicity vehicle for the re-election campaign of State Senator Jeffrey Klein.” …

eHeziKoppell Demands KRVC Executive Director Tracy McCabe Shelton Stop Using The Kingsbridge-Riverdale-Van Cortlandt Development Corporation for Political Purposes

Yonkers City Council Call for a Special Meeting – Monday, August 4, 2014 @ 8:00 p.m.

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Meeting of the Whole Begins @ 7:30 p.m. – The People’s Opportunity to Address the Yonkers City Council Yonkers Councilmembers: .    1  Christopher A. Johnson .    2  Corazon Pineda .    3  Minority Leader Michael Sabatino .    4  Dennis E. Shepherd .    5  Michael B. Breen .    6  Majority Leader John Larkin .    7  Yonkers City Council President …

eHeziYonkers City Council Call for a Special Meeting – Monday, August 4, 2014 @ 8:00 p.m.

EXCLUSIVE: Mayor Spano Appoints Dennis Robertson to Liaison Between the Executive and Legislative Branches of Government By HEZI ARIS

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YONKERS, NY – July 30, 2014 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano has taken a bold and necessary move in appointing Dennis Robertson to Liaison between the Executive and Legislative branches of Yonkers government, that is, the Office of the Mayor of Yonkers and the Yonkers City Council. The title is somewhat nebulous. It does not fully explain the purpose of …

eHeziEXCLUSIVE: Mayor Spano Appoints Dennis Robertson to Liaison Between the Executive and Legislative Branches of Government By HEZI ARIS

A Team Yonkers Message with Respect to Fire Commissioner Sweeney By Mayor MIKE SPANO

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YONKERS, NY – July 29, 2014 — After two years leading our Yonkers Bravest with valor and distinction, Robert Sweeney has decided to end his tenure as the Yonkers Fire Commissioner and pursue other opportunities. On behalf of our Yonkers residents, I thank Commissioner Sweeney for sharing his in-depth knowledge, instinct and experience as a firefighter for over 35 years …

eHeziA Team Yonkers Message with Respect to Fire Commissioner Sweeney By Mayor MIKE SPANO

Yonkers Takes Albany’s Control Board to Court

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YONKERS, NY – July 29, 2014 — The special counsel hired earlier this year by the Yonkers City Council has filed a lawsuit challenging the Constitutionality of what local lawmakers say was a process to institute a virtual control board of city finances while providing little to no financial assistance. This new budget review process was passed in the 2014 …

eHeziYonkers Takes Albany’s Control Board to Court

BREAKING NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Yonkers Fire Commissioner Robert F. Sweeney Resigns By HEZI ARIS

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YONKERS, NY — July 28, 2014 — Yonkers Fire Commissioner George Kielb, a 30-year veteran of the YFD was appointed by Mayor Mike Spano upon the mayor’s accession to office in January 2012. Six months later, Commissioner Kielb resigned. By August 31, 2012, Robert F. Sweeney, a 33-year veteran with the New York Fire Department, who served as NYFD Chief …

eHeziBREAKING NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Yonkers Fire Commissioner Robert F. Sweeney Resigns By HEZI ARIS

THE HEZITORIAL EXCLUSIVE: Former Human Resources Commissioner Paula Redd Zeeman Seeks Re-employment by Yonkers to Qualify for Medical Insurance Coverage By HEZI ARIS

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YONKERS, NY – July 28, 2014 — It didn’t take former Yonkers Human Resources Commissioner Paula Redd Zeeman too long after being dismissed from her position for theft of services, that is, not doing her job to ask for that to which she is not ashamed to ask. Further, when Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano was pressured to find employment for …

eHeziTHE HEZITORIAL EXCLUSIVE: Former Human Resources Commissioner Paula Redd Zeeman Seeks Re-employment by Yonkers to Qualify for Medical Insurance Coverage By HEZI ARIS

PUBLIC POLICY: The Meaning of Markets By Prof. OREN LEVIN-WALDMAN

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Those who oppose regulations of any type, including mandates to pay workers a specified minimum wage, often invoke the language of free markets. In a market economy, the argument goes, individuals should be free to enter into transactions, whether it be for the purchase of goods and services or labor services. Not only does interference in these transactions violate one’s …

eHeziPUBLIC POLICY: The Meaning of Markets By Prof. OREN LEVIN-WALDMAN