Amicone Settlement Violated Federal Court Ruling Over Newspaper’s First Amendment Rights By JOAN GRONOWSKI

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To the Honorable Members of the Yonkers City Council On November 29, 2011, I wrote to the Honorable Cathy Seibel, United States District Judge following the Yonkers City Council’s vote to approve a $393,000 settlement.  This amount included a personal judgment of $170,000 in punitive damages levied against former Mayor Phil Amicone for violating the First Amendment when, in 2007, …

eHeziAmicone Settlement Violated Federal Court Ruling Over Newspaper’s First Amendment Rights By JOAN GRONOWSKI

Ivy Reeves on Westchester on the Level – April 10, 2013, @ 10 a.m.

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Listen to internet radio with WGRN Radio on Blog Talk Radio  YONKERS, NY — April 10, 2013 —  Ivy Reeves, aide to a sitting Yonkers City Councilman has some announcements to make. She will do just that during the opening hour of the Westchester On the Level radio show hosted this Wednesday, April 10, 2013, by Hezi Aris. From 11 …

eHeziIvy Reeves on Westchester on the Level – April 10, 2013, @ 10 a.m.

Reassessing Property in Westchester By HEZI ARIS

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Town of Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner advises the Town of Greenburgh will be partnering with other communities in Westchester with regard to reassessing properties. He advises that the greatest component is “fairness”. Former Yonkers City Councilwoman Joan Gronowski promoted the "fairness" concept wih regard to reassement when she represented the 3rd District.

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Yonkers Corporation Counsel, from 2011 to 2012, Has Yet to Collect a Penny of Over $25 Million of Unpaid Taxes Spanning 40 Years By HEZI ARIS

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YONKERS, NY — July 29, 2012 — One year on and not a penny to show for it. Why? Has Yonkers Corporation Counsel forgotten it was tasked to delve into the lack of payment by property tax owners, some delinquent for two decades and more worth of unpaid taxes? Yonkers Corporation Counsel is also delinquent in not proceeding to foreclose …

eHeziYonkers Corporation Counsel, from 2011 to 2012, Has Yet to Collect a Penny of Over $25 Million of Unpaid Taxes Spanning 40 Years By HEZI ARIS

Councilwoman Gronowski and Maestro Sadewhite On the Level with Narog and Aris

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New Rochelle, NY —  Our first guest on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, sill speak to un upcoming concert to be held by the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra. Following our first guest is Yonkers City Councilwoman Joan Gronowski (District 2), who will discuss Mayor Amicone’s proposed FY2010-2011 Budget among other concerns. The show is on the level, thereby its name: On the …

eHeziCouncilwoman Gronowski and Maestro Sadewhite On the Level with Narog and 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 …

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

Councilman Terrero to Conduct Education Committee Meeting (Revised Highlighted Feb. 7)

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Councilman and Education Committee Chair Wilson Terrero has scheduled an Education Committee Meeting for Tuesday, February 8th, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. in the Yonkers City  Council Chambers, City Hall, 4th floor. 1. Tuition Tax Credit – Legislation introduced by Councilmember Gronowski. 2. Bernard P.Pierorazio – Superintendent of Schools will update the Education Committee on the impact of the budget.  3. …

eHeziCouncilman Terrero to Conduct Education Committee Meeting (Revised Highlighted Feb. 7)

Murtagh’s Press Conference By Joan Gronowski

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"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 …

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The Hezitorial: Political Controversy – Part II By Hezi Aris

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Yonkers has earned the right to demand the best of those who would hope to win elected office. Sadly, those that have acceded to elected office have all too often dismissed the needs, aspirations, and promises they made to the constituency they have or hope to represent. In The Hezitorial: Political Controversy By Hezi Aris , written earlier this week, mention was …

eHeziThe Hezitorial: Political Controversy – Part II By Hezi Aris

Yonkers Council Targets Slumlords

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            Tough New Public Nuisance Law Takes Aim at Absentee Landlords and Chronic Violators              Yonkers, NY, September 29, 2010 — By a vote of 4 to 3 the Yonkers City Council last night voted to give the Yonkers Police Department and Building Department dramatic new power to target property owners who …

eHeziYonkers Council Targets Slumlords