Murtagh Criticizes Spano for Fear Mongering and Empty Gestures

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Yonkers, NY — Yonkers City Councilman John Murtagh (R-5) (pictured) today criticized as “dangerous grandstanding” a letter (copy attached) sent by Assemblyman Michael Spano to Assembly Majority Leader Sheldon Silver which describes Yonkers as facing a “dramatic increase in violent crime”, “shootings”, “rape” and “robbery”. The letter, dated October 7, seeks $200,000-$300,000 in unspecified state funding in order to “control …

eHeziMurtagh Criticizes Spano for Fear Mongering and Empty Gestures

Westchester County Executive Andy Spano Issues Statement on Housing Lawsuit Settlement

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"I commend the members of the Board of Legislators for their action  to approve the housing lawsuit settlement. They did their due diligence and then came to the same conclusion that I had: that this was the right decision for Westchester. I look forward to working with the legislators and with our communities as we put together an implementation plan. …

eHeziWestchester County Executive Andy Spano Issues Statement on Housing Lawsuit Settlement

COPS Funding Helps Mount Vernon with $1,877,700 Grant

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P hiladelphia, PA — Congressman Eliot Engel pictured right), an original co-sponsor of the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program, is pleased to see the U.S. Department of Justice Office award the City of Mount Vernon funding through the COPS Hiring Recovery Program.  Mt. Vernon will receive $1,877,700 to hire 10 additional police officers. This is funding made available by …

eHeziCOPS Funding Helps Mount Vernon with $1,877,700 Grant