Mayoral Candidate Calvi’s Letter to Mayor Amicone Regarding Candidate Martinelli’s NY Yankees Raffle

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Carlo Calvi, candidate for Mayor of Yonkers  hand-delivered a letter dated August 2, 2011, yet hand delivered to Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone today, in which the Independence Party designee and Republican Primary  candidate describes  candidate Richard Martinelli’s recently sent political fund raising mailer. The mailer send to benefit Richard Martinelli’s campaign effort, advises that his campaign committee intend to hold …

eHeziMayoral Candidate Calvi’s Letter to Mayor Amicone Regarding Candidate Martinelli’s NY Yankees Raffle

The Hezitorial: Recognizing Modern Day Serfdom in Yonkers By HEZI ARIS

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Yonkersites have bartered away their political freedoms for economic protection for decades. The waning days of Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone’s administration have afforded The People to recognize the bargain has not worked. Equality among our ethnically diverse neighborhoods, living wage employment opportunities, the promise of education for our progeny, and the conjured visions that have escaped our grasp, have collectively defined our locally failed governance.

eHeziThe Hezitorial: Recognizing Modern Day Serfdom in Yonkers By HEZI ARIS

Mayor Amicone Vetoes Overtime Law Citing Legal Flaws

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Mayor Pledges to Work with City Council on Alternate Legislation YONKERS, NY – June 30, 2011 —  Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone today vetoed the Overtime Reduction Law sent to him earlier this month by the City Council, saying it would have been indefensible in court against impending legal challenges from the city's unions. The mayor praised the Council for its …

eHeziMayor Amicone Vetoes Overtime Law Citing Legal Flaws

Carmen Gomez Goldberg, Candidate for Westchester County Legislator, Names Her Campaign Team

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Yonkers, NY — Just days after being officially nominated and confirmed as the GOP candidate for Westchester County Legislator of Yonkers District 17 at the Westchester County GOP Convention in Hastings-on-Hudson, last Tuesday, May 31, 2011,  Carmen Gomez Goldberg announces her campaign team.  Over 30 volunteers attended the GOP convention to show their presence, and strong and at times boisterous …

eHeziCarmen Gomez Goldberg, Candidate for Westchester County Legislator, Names Her Campaign Team

New York Civic: Greed Rules By HENRY J. STERN

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Legislature Stalls on Ethics Reform Despite Cuomo’s Emphasis on Issue. The Reason for Delay is Self-Evident: Rules Would Impact Their Incomes.   We turn today to one of New York State's oldest oxymorons: Albany ethics. The legislature, having exhausted itself by adopting a budget on time, appears to be coasting toward a proposed June 20 adjournment. That would leave about …

eHeziNew York Civic: Greed Rules By HENRY J. STERN

Westchester County Sales Tax Revenue Jumps Over Eight Percent from 2010 Figures

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White Plains, NY – The Westchester County sales tax revenue jumped 8.67% over the same period last year, according to a report given by county budget officials during a Budget & Appropriations Committee meeting this morning at the Westchester County Board of Legislators (WCBoL). 

eHeziWestchester County Sales Tax Revenue Jumps Over Eight Percent from 2010 Figures

Analysis: Parent of YPS Students Formally Requests Report of ’05 Citizens for ‘Yonkers vs New York State’ Lawsuit By HEZI ARIS

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Attorney Gretchen Kim, whose two children attend the Yonkers Public School district, earlier this past week formally requested the ‘missing’ report of the 2005 – 2006 lawsuit designated ‘Citizens for Yonkers’ vs New York State to the law firm that handled the suit at that time. A copy of the request was divulged to Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone (right), Yonkers …

eHeziAnalysis: Parent of YPS Students Formally Requests Report of ’05 Citizens for ‘Yonkers vs New York State’ Lawsuit By HEZI ARIS

Praise for State Budget Deal? Not So Fast, Yonkers Officials Say

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State Leaders Pass Tough Decisions Down to Local Governments & School Districts  Budget Deal Leaves Yonkers Schools Facing 700 Layoffs, Program and Transportation Cuts Yonkers, NY, March 28, 2011 — Don't count Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone and Schools Superintendent Bernard Pierorazio among those heaping praise on Governor Cuomo and state legislative leaders for an on-time budget deal. That's because their …

eHeziPraise for State Budget Deal? Not So Fast, Yonkers Officials Say

On Track to Pass On-time Budget By Mike Spano

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Albany, NY, March 28, 2011 — “A track to pass an on-time budget that reduces year-to-year spending and closes a $10 billion deficit without raising taxes. “While we were successful in making some vital restorations – including EPIC for seniors, $19.6 in education aid (VLT revenue) for Yonkers schools andeconomic development initiatives to foster job creation – I share the …

eHeziOn Track to Pass On-time Budget By Mike Spano

New York Civic: Echo and Narcissus By Henry J. Stern

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Politicians Expect Submission from 'Friends' and Reporters In politics, as in most areas of human endeavor, people make decisions for a variety of reasons. In the course of human events, some turn out to be correct while others will be wrong, partially or entirely. Either the intended result will not be achieved, the cost will be too great, or unanticipated …

eHeziNew York Civic: Echo and Narcissus By Henry J. Stern