Analysis: Yonkers Mayor Amicone Continues to Play the Blame Game By HEZI ARIS

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Yonkers Mayor Amicone addressed Assemblymen Mike Spano. J. Gary Pretlow, and Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins by letter admonishing them with regard to their letter of July 21, 2011, to Governor Andrew Cuomo, in which they requested discretionary funding for pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) and sports programs to benefit the Yonkers Public School District. Mayor Amicone admonished the three most prominent members of the Albany Delegation in his letter o them …

eHeziAnalysis: Yonkers Mayor Amicone Continues to Play the Blame Game By HEZI ARIS

Exclusive: Breaking News – New York State Comptroller’s Review of Yonkers Adopted Budget By HEZI ARIS

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YONKERS, NY — July 6, 2011 — It was on July 1, 2011, that New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli addressed a letter to Yonkers Mayor Amicone in which Comptroller DiNaolpi stated, "as Fiscal Agent for the City of Yonkers (City), I have the responsibility for reviewing the 2011-2012 adopted budget of the City to determine compliance with Chapter …

eHeziExclusive: Breaking News – New York State Comptroller’s Review of Yonkers Adopted Budget By HEZI ARIS

Analysis: Extremely Strange Bedfellows Reveal They Too Are Empty Suits By HEZI ARIS

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Murtagh Storms Out of the City Council Chambers in a Fit of Condescension and Arrogance The press conference called for 11:00 am this Thursday, June 9, 2011, at the Yonkers City Council Chambers opened to the pronouncement by Yonkers City Council Prsident Chuck Lesnick, with Yonkers City Council Minority Leader John Murtagh standing by his side. Mr Lesnick expressed his …

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Albany Looks Askance at Endorsing Yonkers’ Budget Request By HEZI ARIS

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YONKERS, NY — The Transitional Financing Authority (TFA) proposal brought before the Yonkers City Council by Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone derailed the focus demanded of the Yonkers City Council to scrutinize Mayor Amicone’s proposed FY 2011-2012 budget.  The TFA was not fully explained. Instead, City Hall promoted the TFA as the manna from heaven to fill a $42 million hole …

eHeziAlbany Looks Askance at Endorsing Yonkers’ Budget Request By HEZI ARIS

The Hezitorial: Fomenting Deceit with Angst and Drama By Hezi Aris

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Yonkers’ Albany Delegation, consisting of Senators Jeff Klein and Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and Assemblymen Mike Spano, J. Gary Pretlow, and Thomas Abinanti were saddled, as were their colleagues with a $10 billion deficit that would be pared down to comply with fiscal propriety as proposed by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, The prospect for agreement among the three most powerful …

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Stewart-Cousins, Spano, Klein and Pretlow Advise Yonkers Funding Crisis Averted

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YONKERS, NY, July 14, 2010 — “Today, we are happy to announce that working with Senator Sampson, Assembly Speaker Silver, State Comptroller DiNapoli, and Governor Paterson, an agreement has been reached which enables the City of Yonkers to adopt and certify its budget to include the $36.4 million in education funding that had been vetoed,” noted the Albany Delegation consisting …

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Party Matters; Yonkersites Again Dismissed BY HEZI ARIS

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YONKERS, NY, July 12, 2010 —  Yonkersites know how we got to the financial precipice that consumes us today. We know that the people who kept us safe, once extolled as heroes, are now demonized as less than the accolades upon which we were raised. Learning that our police, fire, and emergency services could always be counted upon has been …

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