Bronxville Maintains and Sustains By Adding More Concern, Caring, Kindness, and Respect to Being a Good Neighbor
By Bronxville Mayor MARY MARVIN, Esq.

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BRONXVILLE, NY — April 28, 2020 —As the days continue, the Covid crisis manifests itself in many ways for many people… be it exhaustion and sadness for our first responders or financial worries and anxiety for our business owners. They all need us as their Village family now more than ever.  To that end, I just want to recap how …

Mary MarvinBronxville Maintains and Sustains By Adding More Concern, Caring, Kindness, and Respect to Being a Good Neighbor
By Bronxville Mayor MARY MARVIN, Esq.

Your “Real” Clothes Report for Spring/Summer
By BARBARA BARTON SLOANE

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY NY— April 25, 2020  — The start of spring was officially more than a month ago, but with the entire country and the majority of the Western world currently in enforced lockdown due to the Corona virus outbreak, there have been few fair-weather celebrations.  However, lacking a reason to don any real clothes at this moment, we are …

Barbara Barton SloaneYour “Real” Clothes Report for Spring/Summer
By BARBARA BARTON SLOANE

In a Constant State of Flux
By Bronxville Mayor MARY MARVIN, Esq.

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BRONXVILLE, NY — April 21, 2020 —As I mentioned in a recent E alert, possibly the only state deadline not extended was the requirement that Villages approve their next year’s budgets by May 1. To that end, staff and trustees have been evaluating numbers and will finalize a budget in the next ten days via remote meetings. The tentative budget …

Mary MarvinIn a Constant State of Flux
By Bronxville Mayor MARY MARVIN, Esq.

Managing a Crisis, and Especially Now, Requires Real Leadership
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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  NEWARK, NJ — April 21, 2020 — With the advent of public administration during the early part of the Twentieth Century came what is regarded as the administrative state. Critics deride it as the “deep state.” Still, classical public administration rested on a couple of basic principles: separation of politics from administration, and staffing based on merit, which would …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanManaging a Crisis, and Especially Now, Requires Real Leadership
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

Is the Cure for Covid-19 Worse Than the Disease?
By BOB WEIR

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FLOWER MOUND, TX — April 13, 2020 —If you’re like most people you probably have a certain routine that signifies your day-to-day life. Perhaps you work a 9-5 job, come home to join the family for a typical evening of dinner, accompanied by conversation about the events of the day. You and your spouse talk about what happened at the …

Bob WeirIs the Cure for Covid-19 Worse Than the Disease?
By BOB WEIR

LEAVING ON A JET PLANE: Bauhaus – 100 Years of Delightful Design
By BARBARA BARTON SLOANE

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  The famous Bauhaus Art School opened in Weimar, Germany in 1919; there students studied not only architecture but created everything from buildings to art and furniture. Throughout this year Germany is celebrating its centenary, and I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity recently to visit all the design’s hotspots and explore exhibits and events marking the birthplace of Modernism. Form Follows …

Barbara Barton SloaneLEAVING ON A JET PLANE: Bauhaus – 100 Years of Delightful Design
By BARBARA BARTON SLOANE

What Workers Really Need in this Economic Crisis is Liquidity
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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NEWARK, NJ — April 6, 2020 — Any law passed by Congress, even with the noblest intentions is fraught with politics. Every member of Congress attempts to fold his or her pet project into a bill, even if it has nothing to do with it. The CARE Act, i.e. the $2.2 trillion stimulus bill is no different. We have funding …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanWhat Workers Really Need in this Economic Crisis is Liquidity
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

Open Letter to State Comptroller: New York Municipalities Will Need “Tough Love” in the Absence of Fed Rescue Cash
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE

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  MOUNT VERNON, NY — APRIL 3, 2020 — “The state Comptroller’s Office is auditing Mount Vernon, where details of the city’s finances have been murky for at least the past two years and infighting continues…”, stated a LOHUD news story on February 23, 2020. The anticipated deliverable of the audit may follow formatted examples similar to those published on the …

TribuneOpen Letter to State Comptroller: New York Municipalities Will Need “Tough Love” in the Absence of Fed Rescue Cash
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE

A New Day’s Journey
By MARK JEFFERS

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Welcome to “News & Notes,” where we look at the happenings here in Westchester County WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY —  March 31, 2020 —Stay home, stay safe, stay well…Let’s all help flatten the curve… As we are all going through a new and difficult journey, I thought maybe a little humor might be helpful… My alarm clock blasts off at 7am, …

Mark JeffersA New Day’s Journey
By MARK JEFFERS

The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street
By BOB WEIR

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FLOWER MOUND, TX — March 27, 2020 —The tools of conquest don’t necessarily come from bombs, bullets and military troops invading our borders. There are weapons much more lethal and more easily transmitted. Although there are weapons of mass destruction that come from laboratory experiments on animals and insects that somehow, accidentally or purposely, find their way into the human …

Bob WeirThe Monsters Are Due on Maple Street
By BOB WEIR