The Hezitorial: Entrenched Political Standards May Give Way to an Unknown Trojan Horse By HEZI ARIS

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The standard bearers who have come before the electorate this year are the last vestiges of a dying breed of dinosaurs that will be forced to give way to the ethically engaged politician not consumed by the game of looking the other when issues come to light. The time for managing the news nurturing relationships of deceit or worse, corruption …

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Moody’s Investor Service Slashes Yonkers’s General Obligation Bonds Three Steps Above Junk Status By HEZI ARIS

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NEW YORK, NY – Moody's Investors Service slashed its rating of Yonkers’ General Obligation Bonds by two notches on Monday, October 3, 2001, citing a structurally imbalanced operations trend that has diminished the city's financial standing and showing no signs of abating. Moody’s cited New York States’ fourth largest city for having a manageable debt profile that will substantially grow beyond …

eHeziMoody’s Investor Service Slashes Yonkers’s General Obligation Bonds Three Steps Above Junk Status By HEZI ARIS

Yonkers Firefighters Union Takes Mayor Amicone and City Council President Chuck Lesnick to Task over Ridge Hill

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  Letter from Yonkers Firefighters' Local 628's environmental lawyer to Mssrs. Amicone, Lesnick, and Ratner regarding the City's non-action on the Ridge Hill Fire House available herein. YONKERS, NY — Yonkers Firefighters Union (I.A.F.F. Local 628) has retained the services of legal counsel to represent them and a group of negatively impacted Yonkers residents in seeking to compel the City …

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Mayor Amicone Maintains Silence Over Men’s Shelter to be Built Near McLean Avenue By HEZI ARIS

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Bronx Borough President Diaz Requests Federal Intervention Over Muller Center Dispute Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., addressed a letter to federal authorities in which he asserts New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has blatantly sidestepped standard protocol to determine the adaptive reuse for the now vacant Muller Army Reserve Center in the Wakefield section of The Bronx abutting the …

eHeziMayor Amicone Maintains Silence Over Men’s Shelter to be Built Near McLean Avenue By HEZI ARIS

DiNapoli: Effectiveness of IDAs Still Questionable

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Comprehensive Review of State and Local Economic Development Efforts Needed  Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs) reported they supported 4,577 projects and provided nearly half a billion dollars in net tax exemptions in 2009, for a cumulative gain of 204,000 jobs over the life of the projects assisted, according to a report examining the performance of IDAs released today by State Comptroller Thomas …

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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

Happy Birthday America, It’s the Fourth of July By HEZI ARIS

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In Yonkers, among communities throughout the nation, fireworks evoke imagery reflective in the telling of the poem “In Defense of Fort McHenry” written by Francis Scott Key, who witnessed the battle in September 1814. The poem was eventually set to music, becoming  “The Star Spangled Banner.” Congress proclaimed it the United States National Anthem in 1931, 116 years after it …

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The Hezitorial: In the Dead of Night and in the Light of Day By HEZI ARIS

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Legislation demanded to set the City of Yonkers on a “balanced” course to win the validation of New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s signature required almost two hours of hurry and wait protocol. The meeting that was called for 4:30 p.m. would not take place until approximately 7:15 p.m., Thursday night, June 23, 2011. At that propitious time, the Yonkers …

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Budget & Finance Committee Meeting Today, Wednesday, June 15th at 6:00 P.M.

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YONKERS, NY — Please be advised there will be a meeting of the Budget & Finance Committee on June 15, 2011 at 6PM in the Council Chambers, 4th Floor, Yonkers City Hall. Items on the Agenda include:  

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The Final Act by Mayor Amicone with YFT President Puleo Falters By HEZI ARIS

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Sparks Fly Among Gronowski and Larkin Yonkers City Council President Chuck Lesnick (D) called for a Special Meeting of the Yonkers City Council with the support of Yonkers City Council Minority Leader John Murtagh (R-District 5), and Councilmembers John Larkin (R-District 6) and Dennis Shepherd  (R-District 4).  None of the Democrats  where advised or conferred with in the planning of the Special Meeting. Yonkers …

eHeziThe Final Act by Mayor Amicone with YFT President Puleo Falters By HEZI ARIS