New York Civic: Sticky Fingers By Henry J. Stern

eHezi Archives Leave a Comment

Daily News Articles Aggregate Councilmembers' Misconduct  The Daily News reported in a series of articles published from Sunday through Thursday on what was described as a crime wave among members of the City Council. Most of the charges of misconduct concern old but continuing offenses, cheating the city or ignoring personal debts, failing to file documents, making false and misleading statements, …

eHeziNew York Civic: Sticky Fingers By Henry J. Stern

Response to Mayor Amicone’s Landmarks Preservation Board Letter By Chuck Lesnick

eHezi Archives 10 Comments

Yonkers, NY, March 23, 2011 — "Adaptive re-use of historic buildings is one of the best ways to stimulate economic development, help the environment and preserve the unique character of our cities. The land marking process with the Yonkers Landmarks Preservation Board ("LPB") is one of the best in the region, despite the efforts by the mayor to gut the …

eHeziResponse to Mayor Amicone’s Landmarks Preservation Board Letter By Chuck Lesnick

Budget Committee Meeting Scheduled for March 15th at 7 PM

eHezi Archives 26 Comments

The Budget committee has  scheduled a meeting for Tuesday, March 15, 201,1 at 7:00 PM in the Yonkers City Hall Council Chambers, 4th Floor. The following items will be on the agenda:  1) Any items held over from the March 8th meeting of the Budget Committee 2) Yonkers Councilwoman Joan Gronowski >>>: Resolution implementing a health care contribution for all City …

eHeziBudget Committee Meeting Scheduled for March 15th at 7 PM

Outstanding Yonkers and Westchester County Real Estate Taxes Over 9 Years in Arrears

eHezi Archives 30 Comments

Yonkers City Councilwoman Joan Gronowski said, “Thankfully, the City of Yonkers seems to be finally addressing the long-standing problem of how it has been dealing with delinquent property tax owners – some with more than two decades worth of unpaid taxes.  In August 2010, I asked our law department what, if anything, the city was doing to pro-actively pursue these …

eHeziOutstanding Yonkers and Westchester County Real Estate Taxes Over 9 Years in Arrears

The President’s Perspective: So – What’s Going On with Memorial Field? By Karen Watts

eHezi Archives 4 Comments

This question seems to be on the mind of so many residents, partially because there is so much misinformation floating around the community. While some are planning  ‘Town Hall’ meetings, initiating petitions and creating committees, I would prefer to get the facts to the public. The plans for the renovated Memorial Field do not include stands, locker rooms, and bathrooms …

eHeziThe President’s Perspective: So – What’s Going On with Memorial Field? By Karen Watts

Parameters to Consider for Those on the Campaign Trail By Hezi Aris

eHezi Archives 11 Comments

"There have been recent insinuations and / or innuendo with regard to my veracity regarding coverage of those who are on the campaign trail. The Yonkers Tribune has never stymied access to any candidate, or potential candidate. But let us get this straight, in my effort to find out who is running or potentially seeking office, I have received no …

eHeziParameters to Consider for Those on the Campaign Trail By Hezi Aris

Yonkers Planning Board agenda for February 9, 2011 By Christine Carney

eHezi Archives 2 Comments

Attached is the Planning Board agenda for the February 9, 2011 meeting.  This meeting is being held at 5:30 in the City Council Chambers.  Items may be taken out of order to accommodate public comment or as the Board deems necessary. 

eHeziYonkers Planning Board agenda for February 9, 2011 By Christine Carney

Yonkers In Search of Police Commissioner

eHezi Archives 48 Comments

One of Yonkers Tribune's acid -tongued bloggers advised that the City of Yonkers is in search of a Police Commissioner to replace YPD Commissioned Edmund Hartnett (pictured). True to form, they are correct. Here is the information: Police Commissioner-Job Opening Salary/Pay Rate: $161,132.

eHeziYonkers In Search of Police Commissioner

Budget and Municipal Operations Committees Scheduled

eHezi Archives 8 Comments

The public is advised of a joint meeting of the Budget and Municipal Operations Committees scheduled for Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 5:30PM in the Yonkers City Hall Council Chambers, 4th Floor.  The following items will be on the Agenda: 

eHeziBudget and Municipal Operations Committees Scheduled

Murtagh’s Press Conference By Joan Gronowski

eHezi Archives 28 Comments

"Yonkers Councilmember John Murtagh recently held a press conference to call for the Yonkers City Council to take a voluntary 5% salary cut, further boasting that he took a 10% cut in salary last year.   Although I cannot answer for my colleagues, I, myself, was not invited to this press event.  Moreover, Mr. Murtagh mentioned nothing of this concept to …

eHeziMurtagh’s Press Conference By Joan Gronowski