Special Meeting of the Yonkers City Council – December 28, 2011

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A Committee Of The Whole Meeting Will Be Held Prior To This Special Council Meeting At 5:30 P.M. We, The Undersigned Members Of The City Council, Pursuant To Rule 1.2 Of The City Council Rules, Do Hereby Call A Special Meeting Of The City Council, To Be Held On Wednesday, December 28, 2011 At 6:00 P.M. In The City Council …

eHeziSpecial Meeting of the Yonkers City Council – December 28, 2011

Flower Criticizes Burns Appointment and Spano Run as Conservative as Examples of How Politics as Usual Impedes Progress in Yonkers

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YONKERS, NY —  "The recent hiring of long-time conservative activist Gail Burns as a County Board of Legislators administrative aide and the expectation that this will lead to write-in votes on the Conservative line for Mike Spano as Mayor of Yonkers  is one more example of the backroom politics that has hindered  progress in the city," said Democratic Mayoral candidate …

eHeziFlower Criticizes Burns Appointment and Spano Run as Conservative as Examples of How Politics as Usual Impedes Progress in Yonkers

The General Policy Statement of My Candidacy by CARLO CALVI

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I will identify & eliminate the “systemic waste” in the City and Education budgets by ascertaining non payroll expenditures related to policies, procedures and programs  that are wasteful, inefficient duplicative or below standard. I will implement better, modern and technologically appropriate methods to streamline operations. By doing so, real estate taxes can and will be reduced within four years and …

eHeziThe General Policy Statement of My Candidacy by CARLO CALVI

Theatrics Orchestrated to Deflect Yonkersites’ Attention from Financial Concerns By Hezi Aris

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YONKERS, NY — A meeting of the Budget Committee was called for Thursday night for 10:30 a.m. this morning. Upon my late arrival to the Yonkers City Council Chambers where the meeting was to take place, I found the audience pews filled to capacity by an entourage of mostly Hispanic women and some young children expressing their heartfelt concerns that …

eHeziTheatrics Orchestrated to Deflect Yonkersites’ Attention from Financial Concerns By Hezi Aris

Michael Rotanelli to Announce Candidacy for Yonkers 3rd District City Council Seat

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Yonkers, NY — Hoping to restore Yonkers to its glory days, lifelong city resident Michael Rotanelli will announce his candidacy to represent the 3rd District seat on the Yonkers City Council at a reception to be held Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Reno’s Trattoria, located at 33 Lockwood Avenue in Yonkers.       Rotanelli, president and CEO of Transit …

eHeziMichael Rotanelli to Announce Candidacy for Yonkers 3rd District City Council Seat

The Hezitorial: The Catalyst Behind the Charter Revision Commission’s Referendum May Be an Impending Indictment of Mayor Amicone By Hezi Aris

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The rumor mill has been rife for over a month’s time. The “chatter” is insistent and has become louder and louder. It is also being kept under wraps. Calls and inquiry of Yonkers City Hall continue to go unanswered. Awaiting a response is tantamount to the absurdity described in Samuel Beckett’s “En attendant Godot", that is, “Waiting for Godot”. City …

eHeziThe Hezitorial: The Catalyst Behind the Charter Revision Commission’s Referendum May Be an Impending Indictment of Mayor Amicone By Hezi Aris

Charter Revision Commission: Ignorance or Plot BY Hezi Aris

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Yonkers, NY, August 26, 2010 — A meeting of the Charter Revision Commission seemingly came to order tonight under the aegis of Chairman Julius Walls, Jr. Even though a “draft” of today’s Final Report stipulates the commission met on July 13, 22, 29, August 2, and 26, 2010, and further stipulates at every meeting, except the July 22, 2010, at …

eHeziCharter Revision Commission: Ignorance or Plot BY Hezi Aris

Acid-tongued Blogger Reports Reopening of Yonkers Fire Engine 308

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 YONKERS, NY, July 20, 2010 — "Engine 308 on Warburton Avenue has been reopened as of 6 PM tonight," reported Jack Treacy. He made his report as of 5:47 PM. It took the Yonkers Tribune almost 2 hours to confirm that City Hall would no longer play Russian Roulette with the safety of Yonkersites. Yonkers will sleep more soundly tonight. …

eHeziAcid-tongued Blogger Reports Reopening of Yonkers Fire Engine 308

The 2010-2011 Budget BY JOHN MURTAGH

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YONKERS, NY, July 15, 2010 — After three months of often difficult discussions and negotiations, the City Council last night adopted the City's 2010-2011 Budget. Had the Council not adopted this budget, the City was facing the certain prospect of default and municipal bankruptcy within  the next two weeks.

eHeziThe 2010-2011 Budget BY JOHN MURTAGH

Working Towards a Budget BY CHUCK LESNICK

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The time for posturing is over.  While minimizing increases in state taxes, our state legislative delegation has squeezed out every last drop to get us most of the municipal aid that the Mayor had assumed in his April 15 budget proposal.  While we are still waiting for the State to finalize its budget with respect to the school budget – …

eHeziWorking Towards a Budget BY CHUCK LESNICK