Yonkers Board of Education Responds to the Inspector General’s Report on Overtime

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Yonkers Inspector General Dan Schorr's (IG) report concerning overtime at the Board of Education (BOE) detailed no findings of substance, but, rather, tended to confuse the overtime policy with contractually mandated extra pay and summer pay. This confusion persisted even after the BOE held several meetings with him and his staff to explain the distinctions between these policies, as well as the …

eHeziYonkers Board of Education Responds to the Inspector General’s Report on Overtime

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

DiNapoli: Effectiveness of IDAs Still Questionable

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Comprehensive Review of State and Local Economic Development Efforts Needed  Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs) reported they supported 4,577 projects and provided nearly half a billion dollars in net tax exemptions in 2009, for a cumulative gain of 204,000 jobs over the life of the projects assisted, according to a report examining the performance of IDAs released today by State Comptroller Thomas …

eHeziDiNapoli: Effectiveness of IDAs Still Questionable

Letter to the Editor By CARLO CALVI

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Letter to the Editor of the Yonkers Tribune:             In the “Hezitorial” regarding “Modern Day Serfdom in Yonkers” you ask , “Among those who yearn to serve the City of Yonkers, does any one of them have a plan to contend with the financial reality that has consumed Yonkersites?” Specifically, it is presumed, how will the new leader deal with …

eHeziLetter to the Editor By CARLO CALVI

DiNapoli’s Bill Targeting Pension Abuse Passed by State Legislature

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ALBANY, NY — The New York State Legislature passed legislation Monday night, June 20, 2011,  to boost State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s ability to catch those who abuse the state pension system. The bill grants the Comptroller’s office access to State Department of Taxation and Finance's wage reporting system to identify New York State and Local Retirement System retirees working …

eHeziDiNapoli’s Bill Targeting Pension Abuse Passed by State Legislature

Murtagh Announces Drug Testing Bill By Hezi Aris

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YONKERS, NY —  Yonkers City Council Minority Leader John Murtagh (R) today announced he will be introducing public safety legislation before  the Yonkers City Council that would require random drug testing of Yonkers officials, including the mayor, deputy mayor, members of the Yonkers City Council, Yonkers Board of Education volunteers and employees,  police officers, firefighters, and all those operating city …

eHeziMurtagh Announces Drug Testing Bill By Hezi Aris

Scaffold Collapse in Yonkers Proves Fall Protection Saves Lives

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Image via Wikipedia New York, NY — The March 4, 2011, scaffold collapse that left two construction workers suspended 13 stories above a Yonkers street illustrates that knowing and adhering to fall protection safeguards saves lives, notes the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.  Each worker was wearing a personal fall arrest system and attached to a …

eHeziScaffold Collapse in Yonkers Proves Fall Protection Saves Lives

The Irony of Public Service in a Capitalist Nation By Joseph S. Lento

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It is very interesting that ''public service'' has any role in a capitalist society and I believe this contradiction of expectations requires a factual analysis. I realize that initially a reader wants to know the political bent of the person whose work they are reading and I'll gladly oblige. I am a registered “Independent” and vote that way.

eHeziThe Irony of Public Service in a Capitalist Nation By Joseph S. Lento

Trend Alert:The Official Unemployment Rate; an “Official” Lie By Paul Craig Roberts

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Kingston, NY, February 8, 2011 —  Do you believe Friday’s government report that the unemployment (U.3) rate fell last month from 9.4 percent to 9.0 percent?  How could the rate decrease when January only saw a reported increase in payroll employment of 36,000 jobs when some 150,000 new jobs are needed to be created each month just to stay even …

eHeziTrend Alert:The Official Unemployment Rate; an “Official” Lie By Paul Craig Roberts

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Announces Wage Theft Prevention Act Having Been Signed Into Law

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Albany, NY — Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins today announced Wage Theft Prevention Act (S8380), legislation she co-sponsored in the Senate, has been signed into law by Governor David A. Paterson. This new law will effectively expand workplace rights of employees by requiring employers not only to provide employees with necessary wage information, but put in place sanctions for employers who fail …

eHeziSenator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Announces Wage Theft Prevention Act Having Been Signed Into Law