New Rochelle Citizens Group Retains Legal Counsel to Stop Proposed Echo Bay Development by Forest City/Ratner

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Bruce  Ratner / President and CEO of Forest City/Ratner. NEW ROCHELLE, NY – November 3, 2013 — United Citizens for a Better New Rochelle (UCBNR), the group which has sponsored the “No Echo Bay” signs that are now displayed throughout the City by over 1,000 residents, has retained legal counsel and will pursue litigation against the City of New Rochelle if the …

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Read The Westchester Guardian – October 3, 2013 Edition

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        Click to read The Westchester Guardian – October 3, 2013 edition

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Read The Westchester Guardian – February 21, 2013 Edition

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Click to read The Westchester Guardian – February 21, 2013 edition Click onto the hyperlink above to open the virtual paper onto you screen. Please be patient as it may take about 30 seconds for the document to be displayed onto your computer screen. You will need Adobe Reader [http://get.adobe.com/reader/] to view the document. Get the latest, fully functioning Adobe …

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Victory In Court For DDDB & Community

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Unanimous Appellate Court Decision Slams ESDC; Forces NY State to Do Supplemental Review; and New Approval of Ratner's Atlantic Yards Project Golden Opportunity for Governor Cuomo to Fix the Atlantic Yards Debacle BROOKLYN, NY — Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn (DDDB), BrooklynSpeaks and all of their co-plaintiff community groups have won another victory in court over the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) and …

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The Hezitorial: A Cry for Blood By HEZI ARIS

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  The federal corruption trial of former Yonkers City Council Majority Leader Sandy Annabi and former Yonkers GOP Chairman Zehy Jereis with regard to the political shenanigans that surrounded the Forest City Ratner for bringing about the Ridge Hill Development is telling. While many in the media have drawn the conclusion that both Ms Annabi and Mr Jereis are guilty …

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Analysis: Administration Stalls Inquiry by Commissioners Who Are Not Transparent in their Response By HEZI ARIS

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YONKERS, NY –  The Yonkers City Council’s scrutiny of various department commissioners were thrown into almost immediate disarray at the May 10, 2011 meeting of the Yonkers City Council as they continued their due diligence in scrutinizing Mayor Amicone’s FY 2010-2011 Budget Proposal when Yonkers City Councilwoman Joan Gronowski made inquiry of Finance Commissioner Carl Maniscalco. He asserted a particular …

eHeziAnalysis: Administration Stalls Inquiry by Commissioners Who Are Not Transparent in their Response By HEZI ARIS

The Hezitorial: Yonkers Mayor Amicone’s FY2011-2012 Executive Budget By Hezi Aris

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Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone’s FY2011-2011 Executive Budget proposal promotes a 4.81 percent tax increase. Even so, Mayor Amicone (extreme right) projects sales tax revenue despite the incessant delays by Forest City Ratner in completing the Ridge Hill development. Mayor Amicone will conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony of the cinema in May of this year at Ridge Hill. The balance of …

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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 …

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New Ratner Arena Design is Irrelevant

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Six Years Into Project and No Designs for the Promised Affordable Housing Brooklyn, NY—  Forest City Ratner’s new design for its proposed Atlantic Yards arena in Brooklyn—the developer’s sixth fanciful design—was released today. The new arena design, something like a big eye ball at Atlantic and Flatbush, lacks some key elements—such as the entire rest of the proposed project.

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