Yonkers Firefighters Union Takes Mayor Amicone and City Council President Chuck Lesnick to Task over Ridge Hill

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  Letter from Yonkers Firefighters' Local 628's environmental lawyer to Mssrs. Amicone, Lesnick, and Ratner regarding the City's non-action on the Ridge Hill Fire House available herein. YONKERS, NY — Yonkers Firefighters Union (I.A.F.F. Local 628) has retained the services of legal counsel to represent them and a group of negatively impacted Yonkers residents in seeking to compel the City …

eHeziYonkers Firefighters Union Takes Mayor Amicone and City Council President Chuck Lesnick to Task over Ridge Hill

BREAKING NEWS: New York State Democratic Committee Treasurer Sets the Record Straight By HEZI ARIS

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Yonkers City Council President and mayoral candidate Chuck Lesnick yesterday charged New York State Assemblyman and mayoral candidate Mike Spano of exceeding campaign finance limits for the Democratic Primary slated for September 13, 2011. Upon learning of Lesnick’s allegation against Spano, David A. Alpert, New York State Democratic Committee Teasurer today wrote a letter to the New York State Board …

eHeziBREAKING NEWS: New York State Democratic Committee Treasurer Sets the Record Straight By HEZI ARIS

Murtagh’s Campaign Literature Deceives Voters by Historical Rewrite By HEZI ARIS

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Yonkers City Council Minority Leader and 2011 Republican mayoral candidate John Murtagh in literature dated July 17, 2011, “applauded the recent NYS Supreme Court Ruling that stipulated the Yonkers Inspector General had the right to audit the books and records of the Teacher's Welfare Fund.” So far so good. Murtagh’s perspective becomes “untrue” when it is stated, “Councilman Murtagh has taken the lead on the …

eHeziMurtagh’s Campaign Literature Deceives Voters by Historical Rewrite By HEZI ARIS

Yonkers Mayor Amicone’s Ineptitude Exposed in Alleged Firefighter’s Theft of Gasoline Inquiry By HEZI ARIS

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<<<Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone, Yonkers Fire Commissioner Anthony Pagano, and Human ResourcesCommissioner Brian Lucyk are on the same page. They want a Yonkers Firefighter alleged to have been involved in the stealing of gasoline approximately 13 months ago to be now fired. The accused individual will in approximately 3 weeks time have completed the required number of years of service on the force to qualify …

eHeziYonkers Mayor Amicone’s Ineptitude Exposed in Alleged Firefighter’s Theft of Gasoline Inquiry By HEZI ARIS

DiNapoli: Effectiveness of IDAs Still Questionable

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Comprehensive Review of State and Local Economic Development Efforts Needed  Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs) reported they supported 4,577 projects and provided nearly half a billion dollars in net tax exemptions in 2009, for a cumulative gain of 204,000 jobs over the life of the projects assisted, according to a report examining the performance of IDAs released today by State Comptroller Thomas …

eHeziDiNapoli: Effectiveness of IDAs Still Questionable

Happy Birthday America, It’s the Fourth of July By HEZI ARIS

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In Yonkers, among communities throughout the nation, fireworks evoke imagery reflective in the telling of the poem “In Defense of Fort McHenry” written by Francis Scott Key, who witnessed the battle in September 1814. The poem was eventually set to music, becoming  “The Star Spangled Banner.” Congress proclaimed it the United States National Anthem in 1931, 116 years after it …

eHeziHappy Birthday America, It’s the Fourth of July 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

The Hezitorial: In the Dead of Night and in the Light of Day By HEZI ARIS

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Legislation demanded to set the City of Yonkers on a “balanced” course to win the validation of New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s signature required almost two hours of hurry and wait protocol. The meeting that was called for 4:30 p.m. would not take place until approximately 7:15 p.m., Thursday night, June 23, 2011. At that propitious time, the Yonkers …

eHeziThe Hezitorial: In the Dead of Night and in the Light of Day By HEZI ARIS

Special Meeting of the Yonkers City Council Called for Friday, June 17, 2011

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YONKERS, NY – “We, the undersigned members of the City Council, pursuant to Rule 1.2 of the City Council Rules, do hereby call a special meeting of the City Council, to be held on Friday, June 17, 2011, in the City Council Chambers, fourth floor, City Hall, Yonkers, New York at 5:20 p.m for the following purpose:” To discuss and …

eHeziSpecial Meeting of the Yonkers City Council Called for Friday, June 17, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: Guaranteeing Employment for the Benefit of the Friends and Family Network By HEZI ARIS

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Yonkers is saddled with the largest deficit in history. Hundreds of people are slated to lose their employment, pupils will suffer a less conducive environment within which to learn, and looming tax increases diminish our ability to function as we wonder how to we will make do. There is however respite for some. The caveat is to be recognized as part …

eHeziEXCLUSIVE: Guaranteeing Employment for the Benefit of the Friends and Family Network By HEZI ARIS