Analysis: Accidents Do Happen BY Nancy King

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Toronto Firefighter wearing an SCBA (self contained breathing apparatus).- Wikipedia Tarrytown, NY, September 13, 2010 — On September 6, 2010, as most of us were celebrating Labor Day by not working, Anthony Ruggerio, a DPW worker from Tarrytown, and John Kelly, a volunteer firefighter, also from Tarrytown, lost their lives  in what can only be described as a series of …

eHeziAnalysis: Accidents Do Happen BY Nancy King

BREAKING NEWS: City, Teamsters Reach Agreement to Restore 2-Day Garbage Pick-up

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YONKERS, NY, July 16, 2010 — Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone and Teamsters Local 456 Union President Edward Doyle, Jr. announced a tentative agreement late tonight that will bring back 33 laid off city workers allowing the citywide restoration of two-day per week garbage pick-up for residential customers in Yonkers beginning on Monday, July 19, 2010. 

eHeziBREAKING NEWS: City, Teamsters Reach Agreement to Restore 2-Day Garbage Pick-up

A Timeline of Deceit: As the Stomach Continues to Churn in Yonkers BY HEZI ARIS

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The chicanery deployed on Yonkers’ citizenry continues unabated. Yonkers has been grappling with a budget deficit of $109.5 million since its presentation before the Yonkers City Council. From the onset, Mayor Phil Amicone’s FY2010-2011 Budget Proposal was a multi-page compilation of deceit. The budget proposal should have been stated at $129.5 million. The discrepancy between what was formalized in Mayor …

eHeziA Timeline of Deceit: As the Stomach Continues to Churn in Yonkers BY HEZI ARIS

Amicone Resubmits Budget; Asserts Urgent Action Required

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 YONKERS, NY, July 12, 2010 — With an urgent deadline looming and the city set to run out of cash, Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone resubmitted the 2011 budget to the City Council late on Monday calling for urgent action on its adoption.

eHeziAmicone Resubmits Budget; Asserts Urgent Action Required

An Open Letter to the Taxpayers of the City of Yonkers BY EDWARD DOYLE, JR.

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A line has been drawn in the sand. Over the years Local 456, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, has negotiated in good faith with Mayor Phil Amicone and his administration. We have never turned our backs on any negotiated agreement. The fact is that the Teamsters have given back to keep brother Teamsters working and to maintain the service that Yonkers …

eHeziAn Open Letter to the Taxpayers of the City of Yonkers BY EDWARD DOYLE, JR.

Chaos, Business as Usual, White Rats, Robotics, Layoffs, and the “F” Word at Yonkers City Council BY HEZI ARIS

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June 23, 2010, Yonkers, NY — The Yonkers City Council chamber windows were open. The muggy, irritating feeling from outside the normally stuffy environment within those walls had invaded the environs. Captured within were men and women who work for the Department of Public Works, the Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Yonkers Fire Department, among others. Slithering about …

eHeziChaos, Business as Usual, White Rats, Robotics, Layoffs, and the “F” Word at Yonkers City Council BY HEZI ARIS