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 …

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Assemblyman Spano and Senator McDonald Focus on Providing Insurance Coverage for Children’s Hearing Aids

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(L-R): Assemblyman Mike Spano, Lauren Fager (Mother), Chuck Fager (Father), Senator Roy McDonald, Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, and Isabella Fager (Center). Albany, NY, February 28, 2011 — Assemblyman Mike Spano (D,C,WF-Yonkers) and Senator Roy McDonald (R-Saratoga) announced the introduction of legislation Assemblyman Spano authored that would require all health insurance policies and medical assistance programs to cover the cost of hearing …

eHeziAssemblyman Spano and Senator McDonald Focus on Providing Insurance Coverage for Children’s Hearing Aids

Fundraising for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation By Keith Olson

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On Saturday, February 26, 2011, 1:00 pm, at JC Fogarty’s Restaurant in Bronxville, New York,  the Yonkers Police Benevolent Association (PBA) will be hosting a fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. St. Baldrick’s is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. 

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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 …

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Yonkers Police Department Blotter – September 14, 2010 BY Det. Sgt. Patrick McCormack

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Yonkers, NY, September 14, 2010 — On 09/14/10, at approximately 0005 hrs, multiple Police units responded to an anonymous report of a burglary in progress at a garage at 333 Walnut St. The caller gave a description of the suspects.  One of the first responding units did observe a male fitting that description standing in front of the garage and …

eHeziYonkers Police Department Blotter – September 14, 2010 BY Det. Sgt. Patrick McCormack

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

Yonkers Police Department Blotter – September 3, 2010 BY Det. Sgt. Patrick McCormack

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Yonkers, NY, September 3, 2010 — On 09-02-10 at approximately 9:47 p.m., numerous 4th Precinct units responded to the area of Main Street and Riverdale Avenue on a report of a motor vehicle and pedestrian accident where the motorist left the scene.  Responding units were also advised that a civilian vehicle had stopped the suspect vehicle on North Broadway.  Responding …

eHeziYonkers Police Department Blotter – September 3, 2010 BY Det. Sgt. Patrick McCormack

Current Commentary: The First Alzheimer’s Vaccine – A Helmet BY Larry M. Elkin

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Medical researchers who are furiously trying to develop new tests, vaccines and treatments for Alzheimer’s and other devastating brain diseases have pointed us toward something we can use immediately: a helmet.

eHeziCurrent Commentary: The First Alzheimer’s Vaccine – A Helmet BY Larry M. Elkin

Mosquito Batch Collected in Mount Vernon Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

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Image via Wikipedia No Spraying Planned The Westchester County Health Department has learned that the first mosquito batch this year in Westchester to test positive for West Nile Virus has been identified. The mosquito batch was collected by County Health Department staff in Mount Vernon and sent to New York State Health Department for testing. So far this year, there …

eHeziMosquito Batch Collected in Mount Vernon Tests Positive for West Nile Virus