17 Year White Plains Firefighter Veteran Sues City for Ongoing Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environment By HEZI ARIS

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WHITE PLAINS, NY — White Plains Firefighter Steven Saunders, a 17 year veteran of the City of White Plains Fire Department files legal papers suing the City of White Plains over allegations of being subjected to ongoing harassment, discrimination, and a hostile work environment after his fellow firefighters learned he was gay. According to theComplaint filed at the Westchester County …

eHezi17 Year White Plains Firefighter Veteran Sues City for Ongoing Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environment By HEZI ARIS

Lowey Announces $4.8 Million Grant for Yonkers Fire Department

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Federal Grant to Support Re-Hiring 17 Laid Off Firefighters Washington, DC, 26 January 2011 — Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) yesterday announced the Yonkers Fire Department has been awarded a $4,846,034 federal grant to re-hire 17 firefighters who had been laid off due to budget shortfalls.  “I am thrilled the Yonkers Fire Department will benefit from this federal grant, which will …

eHeziLowey Announces $4.8 Million Grant for Yonkers Fire Department

Firefighters: The Nan-e-torial By Nancy King

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I have never written an editorial before and usually leave the task to Hezi Aris to cover under his Hezitorial column.  However the events of the last three days have prompted me to write my own Nan-e-torial.   Friday January 7, 2011, Rafael Roldan pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the death of Yonkers Firefighter Patrick Joyce and guilty …

eHeziFirefighters: The Nan-e-torial By Nancy King

Yonkers Firefighter’s Wear Pink T-shirts During the Week of October 25th to 31st

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Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month The Yonkers Firefighters of the International Association of Fire Firefighters (I.A.F.F.) Local 628 will hold a press conference to announce the Yonkers Fire Department’s “FIREFIGHTERS IN PINK” campaign to support Breast Cancer Awareness and to raise money to help find a cure for breast cancer. Several fire engines and trucks will be on hand for …

eHeziYonkers Firefighter’s Wear Pink T-shirts During the Week of October 25th to 31st

Analysis: Accidents Do Happen BY Nancy King

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Toronto Firefighter wearing an SCBA (self contained breathing apparatus).- Wikipedia Tarrytown, NY, September 13, 2010 — On September 6, 2010, as most of us were celebrating Labor Day by not working, Anthony Ruggerio, a DPW worker from Tarrytown, and John Kelly, a volunteer firefighter, also from Tarrytown, lost their lives  in what can only be described as a series of …

eHeziAnalysis: Accidents Do Happen BY Nancy King

Response to Murtagh’s Letter BY JOSÉ A. CARABALLO

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As the President of The Yonkers Firefighters of Local 628 I DEMAND an immediate apology from Councilman Murtagh to the members of The Yonkers Fire Department for the comment made in his letter (The budget 2010-2011). Speaking on behalf of Local 628 and its union members, that is not only a bold face lie but very insulting as well.

eHeziResponse to Murtagh’s Letter BY JOSÉ A. CARABALLO

Fire at 55 School Street BY MARGARET SETTERHOLM

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 YONKERS, NY, July 5, 2010 — Just now (approximately 11:15 AM), there was a fire at 55 School St.  The tenant wasn't there.  The building had smoke throughout – I began smelling it and didn't see it in my apt, and I checked all my appliances to be sure none of them were overheating (gives off a burning smell) and …

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Closure of Tower Ladder 75 in Yonkers / Fiscal Crisis BY JOSÉ A. CARABALLO

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Today, June 30th, the Yonkers Fire Department sponsors a  Blood Drive that will be conducted at the PAL located at 127 North Broadway in Yonkers. Even up until the end of the fiscal crisis where the Fire Dept is losing 36 firefighters and the closing of two fire companies, we chose to keep serving the public by keeping our commitment …

eHeziClosure of Tower Ladder 75 in Yonkers / Fiscal Crisis BY JOSÉ A. CARABALLO

Mayor Amicone to Close Two Yonkers Fire Department Companies BY HEZI ARIS

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Yonkers, NY — June 28, 2010 —  "I just was at a meeting this morning regarding the budget crisis in the City of Yonkers” to discuss the impact the budget crisis “on the Yonkers Fire Department (YFD),” conveyed an acid-tongued blogger to the Yonkers Tribune. The telling found herein is a recapitulation by an attendee of that meeting whose name …

eHeziMayor Amicone to Close Two Yonkers Fire Department Companies BY HEZI ARIS