The Hezitorial: All Has Been Set Right in Yonkers BY HEZI ARIS

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 The Albany Delegation was able to take credit for replenishing the $36 million education funding error made by New York State Governor David Paterson. This morning Deputy Majority Leader and Senator Jeff Klein, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Assemblyman Mike Spano, and Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow “saved the day” by coaxing Gov Paterson to rescind and then replenish the funding that they …

eHeziThe Hezitorial: All Has Been Set Right in Yonkers BY HEZI ARIS

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 …

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

Ramondelli: Spano Vacations While Yonkers Burns

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YONKERS, NY, ‬July‭ ‬11,‭ ‬2010‭ ‬–‭ “‬Yonkers parents and schoolchildren woke up yesterday morning to find out that,‭ ‬once again,‭ ‬they are the victims of Albany dysfunction and incompetence,” Mike Ramondelli’s (right) press release states.‭ “‬A school system that was already facing devastating budget cuts on top of a chronic lack of state aid has now lost another‭ ‬$36.5‭ ‬million with …

eHeziRamondelli: Spano Vacations While Yonkers Burns

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 …

eHeziParty Matters; Yonkersites Again Dismissed BY HEZI ARIS

Assembly Completes Budget BY MIKE SPANO

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 “I want to emphasize that while I am pleased with the municipal aid we were able to secure to help the city manage its budget, I am extremely disappointed with the late process by which this budget was put together and feel that some of the items included will negatively impact our families and our businesses. For that reason, I …

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Mike Spano and State Legislature Must Apologize for Budget Failures

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 Yonkers, NY, July 2, 2010 — Mike Ramondelli, the challenger to sixteen-year incumbent Assemblyman Mike Spano, today challenged Spano to admit the failure of the legislature to adopt a responsible budget and his own failure to protect the citizens and taxpayers of Yonkers.  

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Assemblyman Spano Passes Legislation to Reimburse Non-public, Parochial Schools for MTA Tax

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 Albany, NY, July 1, 2010 — Assemblyman Mike Spano (D/C-Yonkers) announced the Assembly passed legislation (A.11587) today providing reimbursement to parochial and non-public schools for the cost of the MTA payroll tax.

eHeziAssemblyman Spano Passes Legislation to Reimburse Non-public, Parochial Schools for MTA Tax

Yonkers Politics 101: The Spano Version of the Political Electric Slide BY VOX POPULI

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This is a lesson in Yonkers politic 101 via the Spano Family dynasty which still operates under the aegis of former Senator Nick Spano (upper right) through its only visible “head” Assemblyman Mike Spano.

eHeziYonkers Politics 101: The Spano Version of the Political Electric Slide BY VOX POPULI

Choosing Between Mike or Mike or Jodi BY HEZI ARIS

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(L-R): Mike Spano, Mike Ramondelli, and Jodi Mosiello. June 24, 2010, Yonkers, NY — No one could imagine it. It seems so clever and stealthy a move. It seems above board, yet also below the belt. Animosity notwithstanding, political swords have been set aside to plot and plan to define an outcome in the 93rd New York State Assembly District …

eHeziChoosing Between Mike or Mike or Jodi BY HEZI ARIS

Lessons Unlearned in the Past May Dismember Yonkers’ Future By Hezi Aris

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The blood sport that defines Yonkers politics is guaranteed not to disappoint. All within and without our border who know of the City of Hills, will chuckle with derision or thrust their hands as if expecting a helping hand from above. Until that day comes to be, let us examine the protagonists that profess to have a handle on acceding …

eHeziLessons Unlearned in the Past May Dismember Yonkers’ Future By Hezi Aris