THE HEZITORIAL: Silence Evokes Governance Devoid of Accommodation, Consensus, or Prudent Direction By HEZI ARIS

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Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano’s proposed FY 2012-2013 budget will at last be daylighted from behind its opaque hideout. The contention of whether the budget deficit is $89 million or $150 million is moot. At issue is how does the City of Yonkers (CoY) sustain its viability as it presumably pursues a doable financial paradigm true to the city’s plight and …

eHeziTHE HEZITORIAL: Silence Evokes Governance Devoid of Accommodation, Consensus, or Prudent Direction By HEZI ARIS

The Hezitorial: Prosecution Rests Without Going the Distance in Yonkers Corruption and Bribery Case By HEZI ARIS

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The corruption and bribery charges against Sandy Annabi, former Yonkers City Councilwoman, and Zehy Jereis, former Yonkers GOP Chairman, were met with lust for blood by some, and questioned as being circumstantial by others. Either way, the prosecution, the United States of America, was expected to have all guns blazing in the case that came to rest yesterday (March 21, 2012), …

eHeziThe Hezitorial: Prosecution Rests Without Going the Distance in Yonkers Corruption and Bribery Case By HEZI ARIS

Bender, Swagerty, and Milio Testify By HEZI ARIS

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BRUCE BENDER Bruce Bender, the former vice president of the Government and Public Affairs department for Forest City Ratner Companies [FCRC], and previously the former Chief of Staff for former New York City Council Speaker Peter Vallone was returned to the witness stand this morning. The finishing touches to the template that defines economic development projects throughout the nation were …

eHeziBender, Swagerty, and Milio Testify By HEZI ARIS

Yonkers’ Crazy Political Factions By HEZI ARIS

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  YONKERS, NY — February 27, 2012 — The Ridge Hill Development Project was defined within the recesses of the upper management of the Forest City Ratner Cos. (FCR) sometime in 2004. And it seemed that it took little time for opposing forces to coalesce their interests and concerns for the anticipated struggle among disparate forces, especially along the political …

eHeziYonkers’ Crazy Political Factions By HEZI ARIS

Such a Deal: Murtagh Hired as Senior Counsel for Law Firm that Earned $50,000 Contract from Yonkers Board of Contract and Supply in Last Days of December 2011 By HEZI ARIS

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YONKERS, NY – February 1, 2012 – Politics On the Hudson advised in a posting yesterday, January 31, 2012, that they were in receipt of a press release from former Yonkers City Council Minority leader John Murtagh announcing his joining the White Plains Law firm of Gaines, Gruner, Ponzini & Novick as a senior counsel. Our writing the following day reveals …

eHeziSuch a Deal: Murtagh Hired as Senior Counsel for Law Firm that Earned $50,000 Contract from Yonkers Board of Contract and Supply in Last Days of December 2011 By HEZI ARIS

Yonkers City Council Republicans Reluctantly Support Settlement Of “Guardian” Litigation

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Settlement is Distasteful but the Right Financial Decision for the Taxpayers Speaking on behalf of the Republican Caucus of the Yonkers’ City Council, Minority Leader John Murtagh said tonight that the Caucus would be voting in favor of the settlement of the lawsuit brought against the City and Mayor Amicone and by “readers” of The Westchester Guardian, a local tabloid.

eHeziYonkers City Council Republicans Reluctantly Support Settlement Of “Guardian” Litigation

Murtagh Holds Morning News Conference Over Billboard Theft

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 Billboard as it was yesterday, Monday, November 7, 2011. Yonkers Republican mayoral candidate John Murtagh this morning said, "You can't steal enough signs to steal an election." He stood before the site of his former billboard on Tuckahoe Road, one block west of the Sprain Brook Parkway. "This is the kind of thuggery we've repeatedly faced in this campaign," said …

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An Open Letter to Mr. John Murtagh By CARLO CALVI

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Mr. John Murtagh: Last night at the Mohegan Heights Civic Assoc. candidates’ night you made a comment towards me which that confirms your arrogant, condescending, pompous, ignorant attitude towards other people. While I was speaking your cell phone rang aloud. I deferred for a moment, so that you could silence it. You then looked at your phone and said to …

eHeziAn Open Letter to Mr. John Murtagh By CARLO CALVI