Parking Enforcement Jeep 1020 Parked in Handicap Space at City Hall Parking Lot

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YONKERS, NY — MARCH 19, 2014 — Yonkers City Hall Parking Lot is supposed to at minimum accommodate long-term / monthly pass parking holders. Despite the logic, the parking facility is consistently full to capacity by 9:15 a.m. every weekday, even though there are fewer tenants subscribing to the the parking facility. Parking Violations, among other non-parking permit drivers can …

eHeziParking Enforcement Jeep 1020 Parked in Handicap Space at City Hall Parking Lot

Congressman Engel Announces $3.8 Million in HUD Grants

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  – March 19, 2014 — Congressman Eliot Engel announced two U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants benefitting the City of Yonkers, totaling $3,858,817, to improve or develop public housing options for low-income families, the elderly and people with disabilities. The grants will be made available through HUD’s Public and Indian Housing Capital Fund Program. The breakdown is …

eHeziCongressman Engel Announces $3.8 Million in HUD Grants

MAYOR MARVIN’S COLUMN: A Community’s Best Interest Must Always Trump Political Agendas By Mayor MARY C. MARVIN

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BRONXVILLE, NY — March 18, 2014 — Governor Cuomo has announced a two-year property tax freeze as a hallmark of his 2014 agenda.   However, it is facing growing opposition from both political parties, school districts and local governments, as well as the non-partisan New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials. The two-year tax freeze is for individuals (outside …

eHeziMAYOR MARVIN’S COLUMN: A Community’s Best Interest Must Always Trump Political Agendas By Mayor MARY C. MARVIN

Statement from Oliver Koppell

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Jeff Klein’s DREAM Act Farce  RIVERDALE, NY and YONKERS, NY — March 18, 2014 — Yesterday, Jeff Klein orchestrated a tragic performance in the State Senate. Arranging to put the DREAM Act on the floor with no advanced notice at a time when a potential Republican supporter was absent assured the bill’s defeat. He once again empowered Republican State Senators …

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Legislation and Codes Committee Chair Michael Breen Schedules Meeting for Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 5:30 p.m.

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YONKERS, NY – March 17, 2014 — Please be advised that a Legislation and Codes Committee Meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 18, 2014,  at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, Yonkers City Hall, 4th floor. The following items will be on the agenda: 

eHeziLegislation and Codes Committee Chair Michael Breen Schedules Meeting for Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 5:30 p.m.

Statement of Assembly Member Shelley Mayer and Assembly Member J. Gary Pretlow on State Senate Resolution Calling for Mayoral Control of the Yonkers Public Schools

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“We are deeply distressed that the Senate Majority Coalition called for mayoral control of the Yonkers Public Schools in their one house budget resolution. The immediate issue for our schools is funding not governance. We need to find the money to avoid layoffs and protect class size and programs, not enact governance changes that the school community has not asked for …

eHeziStatement of Assembly Member Shelley Mayer and Assembly Member J. Gary Pretlow on State Senate Resolution Calling for Mayoral Control of the Yonkers Public Schools

Representative Engel Calls Metro-North Safety Lapses “Reckless”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16), in remarks to the U.S. House of Representatives, demanded Metro-North promptly adopt new safety measures, after a federal report outlined numerous safety lapses by the regional commuter rail. “Metro-North’s failure to monitor potential safety hazards is downright reckless.  According to the Metropolitan Transit Authority, approximately 281,000 travelers use Metro-North trains every week. I …

eHeziRepresentative Engel Calls Metro-North Safety Lapses “Reckless”

Yonkers City Council Democratic Caucus Express Their Perspective on New York State Senate Resolution Calling for Mayoral Control of Yonkers Public Schools

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It is public knowledge that the mayor has been pushing for mayoral control for the last six weeks.  Minority Leader Sabatino stated:  “The mayor and I do not agree on this.  However, I do agree that there needs to be some substantive governance reform on oversight of the finances of the Board of Education on an ongoing basis moving forward.  …

eHeziYonkers City Council Democratic Caucus Express Their Perspective on New York State Senate Resolution Calling for Mayoral Control of Yonkers Public Schools

BREAKING NEWS: NYS Senate Majority Includes Proposed Legislation to Make the Yonkers Board of Education a Department of City Hall By HEZI ARIS

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YONKERS, NY — March 13, 2014 — The New York State Senate Majority, under guidance by the Senator Dean Skelos,  Republican, Conservative, Independence Majority Conference Leader, and  Independent Democratic Coalition (IDC) Senator Jeff Klein have included a one sentence resolution that would permit the New York State Legislature to change the present demeanor  of the Yonkers Board of Education from an independent entity …

eHeziBREAKING NEWS: NYS Senate Majority Includes Proposed Legislation to Make the Yonkers Board of Education a Department of City Hall By HEZI ARIS

Mayor Spano Announces State of the City Address to Take Place on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 @ 7 p.m.

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YONKERS, NY — March 13, 2014 — Mayor Spano has announced the Yonkers 2014 State of the City Address will take place on Wednesday, April 9 at 7pm at the Yonkers Riverfront Library. The Address will be aired live at www.yonkersny.gov,  Cable Channel 78.

eHeziMayor Spano Announces State of the City Address to Take Place on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 @ 7 p.m.