Albany Crude Oil Moratorium Sets Mark for Statewide Action By PETER IWANOWICZ

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YONKERS, NY  — March 12, 2014 — Albany County Executive Dan McCoy’s moratorium to halt a Global Partners oil heating facility expansion currently under Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) review is the bold leadership our communities need, and sets the standard for local governments statewide.

eHeziAlbany Crude Oil Moratorium Sets Mark for Statewide Action By PETER IWANOWICZ

Westchester Legislators to Protest Cut Bus Route in Government Operations Committee Meeting

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WHITE PLAINS, NY — The Westchester County Board of Legislators (WCBoL) plans to protest the application of Liberty Lines Transit, Inc., for service modifications of the Route 13 bus line in a special resolution, which will be discussed and voted on tomorrow morning at the meeting of the WCBoL’s Government Operations Committee. The protest and resolution come in the aftermath …

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Westchester Legislators Deliver Zero Percent Tax Increase and Protect Jobs in 2012 Budget

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WCBoL Chairman Ken Jenkins WHITE PLAINS, NY — The Democratic majority of the Westchester County Board of Legislators (WCBoL) presented its 2012 County Budget yesterday, delivering a promised 0% increase in the County Tax Levy and restoring 187 jobs to the County workforce that had been cut in the County Executive’s proposed budget.      After a day and night of negotiations …

eHeziWestchester Legislators Deliver Zero Percent Tax Increase and Protect Jobs in 2012 Budget

Astorino Administration Denies Town of Greenburgh Use of Robo Call System By HEZI ARIS

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GREENBURGH, NY and WHITE PLAINS, NY — Felled tree branches, heavy rains causing leaves to stick to one another amidst enormous mounds of debris were the catalysts that demanded Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner (pictured) cancel the recycling that would normally have taken place Thursday, December 1, 2011.  Supervisor Feiner believed it more prudent to assign sanitation crews to pick …

eHeziAstorino Administration Denies Town of Greenburgh Use of Robo Call System By HEZI ARIS

Breaking News: County Executive Astorino Spends $93 Million by Circumventing County Charter and Legislative Approval By HEZI ARIS

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A link to this concern was recorded on BlogTalk Radio's Westchester On the Level show with co-hosts Richard Narog and Hezi Aris and our guest Westchester County Board Legislator Chairman Kenneth Jenkins on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. Listen to the show by clicking onto the hyperlink above. WHITE PLAINS, NY — Democratic members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators (WCBoL) were …

eHeziBreaking News: County Executive Astorino Spends $93 Million by Circumventing County Charter and Legislative Approval By HEZI ARIS

Discount Dental and Vision Coverage Offered for Veterans and Their Families

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Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino, joined by veterans and veteran’s advocates, today announced the launch of “Smiling on America’s Heroes,” a discount dental and eye care program available to Westchester veterans and their dependents. State Senator Greg Ball and Assemblyman Bob Castelli joined Astorino at the announcement.

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Chairman Alvarado Pledges to Support Children’s Museum

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Yonkers, NY – Westchester County Legislator Jose Alvarado, chairman of the Budget & Appropriations Committee pledged to work with the Board of Legislators to override the recent veto by County Executive Astorino of the lease for the Children’s Museum.  On August 8, the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) unanimously approved a ten-year lease agreement for the operation of a …

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Murphy Warns Westchester County Board of Legislators to Look Before They Jump

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History Repeats Itself? Yorktown Councilman Dr. Terrence Murphy (R, C – Yorktown) is calling on the Westchester Board of Legislators to delay today's vote regarding the Westchester Children's Museum.  The proposal, which stems from the days of former County Executive Andy Spano, would give the museum the bath houses at Playland. 

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Astorino Permits Greed to Beget Deficits By HEZI ARIS

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RYE, NY and WHITE PLAINS, NY — Imagine a $2 to $5 million hemorrhage annually. Is it an anomaly or does government perpetuate the failure despite the outcry for prudence and fiscal responsibility? Imagine further that the $2 million plus burden is meant to degrade support for the entity as it is perceived to be burdened every year with accumulating …

eHeziAstorino Permits Greed to Beget Deficits By HEZI ARIS

Westchester County Executive Astorino’s Chief of Staff George Oros Belittles and Denigrates Two Legislators in Email Message By HEZI ARIS

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Offended Legislators Call for Oros’ Dismissal White Plains, NY – A derisive and mocking tone was taken by Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino’s Chief of Staff George Oros (right) toward Board Majority Whip Judy Myers (D-Mamaroneck) when on May 10, 2011, at 4:02 p.m., Ms Myers received a suggestive and highly offensive email message from George Oros. Once colleagues of equal …

eHeziWestchester County Executive Astorino’s Chief of Staff George Oros Belittles and Denigrates Two Legislators in Email Message By HEZI ARIS