Leave Zoning Where it Belongs: In the Hands of the Community
By Ron Matten

Ron Matten Bias / Bigotry, Community, Governance, History, Housing, Law, Legislation, New York State, People, Political Analysis, Politics, Westchester County, NY, Yonkers, NY 34 Comments

YONKERS, NY — February 2, 2022 — Homebuyers in Yonkers have a myriad of choices to meet their preferences and budgets. There are single, two, and multi-family homes. Low, medium, and high-density cooperative or condo buildings are also available. Each neighborhood possesses a distinctive character and personality. Predominantly, this is by design. Yonkers has established a comprehensive zoning code that …

Ron MattenLeave Zoning Where it Belongs: In the Hands of the Community
By Ron Matten

You Can Run BUT You Can’t Hide
By Fred Polvere

Fred Polvere Campaign Trail, Community, Governance, History, People, Political Analysis, Politics, Yonkers, NY 28 Comments

YONKERS, NY — October 7, 2021 — Ron Matten is running for Yonkers City Council President. When asked why he was running, he said he wanted “to be a check” on Mayor Mike Spano. Typical of everything Matten says, there is no there, there. You see, when Spano took time off from running an employment agency for family and friends, …

Fred PolvereYou Can Run BUT You Can’t Hide
By Fred Polvere

Candidate Forum on Education and Issues Facing the Yonkers Community 

Tribune Campaign Trail, Community, Governance, History, Politics, Yonkers, NY 22 Comments

YONKERS, NY — May 27, 2021 — The Yonkers Council of PTA/PTSAs (YCPTA) is hosting a  Candidate Forum on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 6:00pm at Saunders Trades and Technical High  School. Candidates Lakisha Collins-Bellamy and Ron Matten and City Council President Michael  Khader will be answering questions about education and issues facing the Yonkers community. Gary Stern, Editor/Reporter at …

TribuneCandidate Forum on Education and Issues Facing the Yonkers Community 

Ron Matten Calls on the Yonkers City Council to Investigate Quid Pro Quo Allegation in Council President Khader’s Affairs
By RON MATTEN

Tribune Campaign Trail, Community, Governance, History, Law, Op-Ed, People, Political Analysis, Politics, Yonkers, NY 27 Comments

YONKERS, NY— May 15, 2021 — Recent allegations have appeared in the Yonkers Tribune alleging Yonkers City Council President Mike Khader and attorney Jeff Buss are involved in a quid pro quo scheme. It is a fact that Council President Khader has his law office and campaign headquarters at the premise of Smith Buss & Jacobs LLP. It is also …

TribuneRon Matten Calls on the Yonkers City Council to Investigate Quid Pro Quo Allegation in Council President Khader’s Affairs
By RON MATTEN

Yonkers’ Past Reveals the Context Welcoming 2020
By RON MATTEN

Ron Matten Campaign Trail, Community, Governance, History, New York State, People, Political Analysis, Politics, Westchester County, NY, Yonkers, NY 19 Comments

YONKERS, NY— January 11, 2020 —The year 2019 is now in the Yonkers history books. As I look forward to 2020, I believe 2019 deserves a brief review.  In order to provide 2019 with the proper context, one must to travel back in time to October 19, 2018. On that Friday, Majority Leader Sabatino and Minority Leader Mike Breen sent …

Ron MattenYonkers’ Past Reveals the Context Welcoming 2020
By RON MATTEN