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

County Board Minority Whip Gordon A. Burrows Seeks Re-election By Hezi Aris

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Yonkers, NY – Westchester Manor was the venue. The event promised to be “star studded." It would be short and sweet. It did not disappoint. Those who would gather Thursday night, March 3, 2011, came with funds, admiration and support for the lifelong Yonkers resident who since 2005 has served the 15th Westchester County Legislator District consisting of parts of the …

eHeziCounty Board Minority Whip Gordon A. Burrows Seeks Re-election By Hezi Aris

Parameters to Consider for Those on the Campaign Trail By Hezi Aris

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"There have been recent insinuations and / or innuendo with regard to my veracity regarding coverage of those who are on the campaign trail. The Yonkers Tribune has never stymied access to any candidate, or potential candidate. But let us get this straight, in my effort to find out who is running or potentially seeking office, I have received no …

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The Hezitorial: The Tool of Political Discourse is Devoid of Best Practices By Hezi Aris

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The candidates have or will soon divulge their intentions for elected office. Some will stand resolute in going the distance, others will only stand to deflect our attention by a  political slight of hand, that is, to eviscerate the intentions of their adversary and get us to cheer as they revel in their childish pranks. One need not contemplate too …

eHeziThe Hezitorial: The Tool of Political Discourse is Devoid of Best Practices By Hezi Aris

The Irony of Public Service in a Capitalist Nation By Joseph S. Lento

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It is very interesting that ''public service'' has any role in a capitalist society and I believe this contradiction of expectations requires a factual analysis. I realize that initially a reader wants to know the political bent of the person whose work they are reading and I'll gladly oblige. I am a registered “Independent” and vote that way.

eHeziThe Irony of Public Service in a Capitalist Nation By Joseph S. Lento

Council President Lesnick Applauds Governor’s Proposed State Independent Redistricting Commission

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Calls for Similar Commission for Yonkers to Promote Reform, Transparency and End ‘Gerrymandering’  Yonkers, NY— February 18, 2011 —  Yonkers City Council President Chuck Lesnick supports Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s announcement to establish an Independent Redistricting Commission to permanently reform how congressional and state legislative districts lines are drawn in New York, Yonkers City Council President Chuck Lesnick today pledged …

eHeziCouncil President Lesnick Applauds Governor’s Proposed State Independent Redistricting Commission

New York Civic: You Are What You Know By Henry J. Stern

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Quest for Objectivity in Articles on Politics: Writer Seeks to Be Fair but Does Have Values. A writer or columnist, to be taken seriously, must be perceived as being without bias. This is very difficult to do, because everyone has some preconceived attitudes and opinions on both issues and people. Moreover, most writers have prior or current relationships with many of the …

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Deputy Mayor Regan Publicly Demeans Majority Leader McDow with a Vile Slur BY Hezi Aris

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It was last week when Deputy Mayor William Regan demeaned Majority Leader Patricia McDow at an open air dedication. Unconcerned or unaware that the microphones were “live,” attendees heard him say, "I hope that fat bitch washed herself!” Deputy Mayor Regan was referring to Majority Leader Patricia McDow who is known to have heard the comment. Interestingly, many in Yonkers …

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Discussion on Tort Reform BY You

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There is a desperate need to discuss Tort law; the very reason behind this posting. As in other articles, please stay on topic. Comments off topic will be deleted as were these two from their original posting. I wanna be like Mike said: I agree with anon, tort law is in need of a complete overhaul. Penalize the bottom feeders …

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