Rye Ethics Board See No Conflict of Interest–Dismiss Complaint Against Mayor French By LEON SCULTI

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Members Contribute $1,600 to Candidate French’s Campaign Effort     RYE, NY –  More than $10,000 in improper school tax exemptions acquired by Republican Mayor Doug French, as well as multiple building code violations issued for his investment property at 13 Richard Place were to take center stage at a Board of Ethics meeting held at City Hall Thursday morning, …

eHeziRye Ethics Board See No Conflict of Interest–Dismiss Complaint Against Mayor French By LEON SCULTI

The Department of Inspector General 2010 Report By Hezi Aris

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Download 2010 Annual Report by the Department of Yonkers Inspector General Yonkers Inspector General Dan Schorr opens his 2010 report on the conduct of the Department of Inspector General by claiming his office “aggressively continued its role as the City’s watchdog…” The visceral response to such a statement is simply how so? After delineating a short list of his reports, …

eHeziThe Department of Inspector General 2010 Report By Hezi Aris

New York Civic: See No Evil – Richard Valcich’s Letter Blew Whistle on Payrolls, But What Was Follow-Up? By Henry J. Stern

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The indictment of six people last week by the U.S. Attorney, with the assistance of the City Department of Investigation, broke open the CityTime scandal, which has not yet been denominated as a "-gate". Suggestions are invited; we will honor the winner and thank everyone else. Payrollgate (?) dwarfs many other thefts from the City of New York. This case is a biggie; it …

eHeziNew York Civic: See No Evil – Richard Valcich’s Letter Blew Whistle on Payrolls, But What Was Follow-Up? By Henry J. Stern

First Amendment Rights Violated – Press Ejected from Open Meeting By Hezi Aris

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The Open Meetings Law ( OML) permits media to attend meetings at which the majority of the Yonkers  City Council, that is a minimum of four of the seven members attend. Denying media to attend such meetings strips media of their  First Amendment rights, an issue fought and recently won against Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone by The Westchester Guardian for …

eHeziFirst Amendment Rights Violated – Press Ejected from Open Meeting By Hezi Aris

The Hezitorial: Amicone and Pierorazio to Step Down to Protect Their Pensions By Hezi Aris

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The Hezitorial dated September 12, 2010, spoke to “The Catalyst Behind the Charter Revision Commission’s Referendum May Be an Impending Indictment of Mayor Amicone [By Hezi Aris]  was scoffed at by many readers. That is the way it is in Yonkers; demean, ridicule, do whatever it takes to deflect attention from the issue(s) at hand. At the writing of The Hezitorial, …

eHeziThe Hezitorial: Amicone and Pierorazio to Step Down to Protect Their Pensions By Hezi Aris

The Hezitorial: Perception of Change May Only be Invoked by Benevolence of Purpose By Hezi Aris

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The elections are over. Not all the results are in. That was to be expected. Is anyone surprised?  Not I. The cynicism I express is derived from becoming more familiar with the landscape. The political, economic, and education related issues seem to conform to an almost superstitious pattern. The formula of deceit and conceit is discernible among each of us. …

eHeziThe Hezitorial: Perception of Change May Only be Invoked by Benevolence of Purpose By Hezi Aris

Update: Assertions Regarding Yonkers City Council Majority Leader McDow Confirmed BY Hezi Aris

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Yonkers, NY — September 15, 2010 — It was on June 28, 2010, in the Hezitorial entitled “Yonkers City Hall Deceives City Agencies to Cover Up Mayor’s $800,000 Blunder BY Hezi Aris” in which we questioned the Yonkers Parking Authority’s (YPA) ability to manage their financial affairs. In the exploration of the subject matter we demanded proof of payment of …

eHeziUpdate: Assertions Regarding Yonkers City Council Majority Leader McDow Confirmed BY Hezi Aris