It was not
too long ago when former Yonkers Police Commissioner Robert Taggart led one of
the largest Police Departments in New York State during the years from 2003 to
2006. He was an effective leader rose rose through the ranks. He was known to
be sincere, honest, and a man of his word; something that seems to be a rarity
nowadays. He was also no push over, and a masterful orator. During that time,
Commissioner Taggart was attempting to do his job without any support from City Hall. It was apparent that then Mayor Phil Amicone had other ideas for
Continue reading "BLUE TRUTH: A Haunting Past By HEZI ARIS" »
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The Yonkers Board of
Education (YBoE) Board of Trustees held a Stated Meeting on Wednesday, May 22,
2013. The meeting was slated to accept two members to the Board of Trustees at the urging of Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano as
is the prerogative of his office every year. This was the second opportunity
Mayor Spano has had since taking office to replace those board of trustees whose
service had expired. The nine-member board membership each serve a five-year
term. Mayor Spano’s choice for YBoE Board of Trustees in 2013 were Joseph Lopez
and Judith Ramos Meier. The Board of Trustees accepted the two mayoral
designees and after a vote of approval, each took a sworn oath to serve. The
YBoE Board of Trustees preside over Yonkers Public School Superintendent
Bernard Pierorazio. Often thought of as only focused on the needs of the
Yonkers Public School District, the Board of trustees is politically immersed and divided
by those mayors who considered and promoted their respective sitting on the
Board of Trustees.
Continue reading "Dr. Nader Sayegh, Esq. Elected President of Yonkers Board of Education Board of Trustees BY HEZI ARIS" »
assassination of a British soldier walking down a street in England was a
despicable act. He proudly wore his country's uniform and for that he gave his
Most of us
are very proud of our military. We should be. Without our armed forces we would
not be the free country we are today.
Continue reading "AMERICAN ISSUES: America Must Keep A Strong Military By GLENN MOLLETTE " »
Loewentheil and Moelis Honored.
NY – The Greyston Foundation, a pioneer in social enterprise that creates jobs
and provides integrated programs that move individuals toward self-sufficiency,
celebrated the culmination of the its 30th anniversary year at its
2013 annual benefit on May 22 at X20 Xaviar’s on the Hudson. The event raised
more than $455,000, a record for Greyston.
Continue reading "Greyston Foundation Celebrates 30 Years of Service to Yonkers" »
Available at Yonkers Organic Waste Yard Today Until 7pm and Tomorrow, from
of additional flash flooding expected over the next twenty-four hours, Mayor
Spano today announced that the City's Department of Public Works will provide
sand bags for residents who live in low lying areas. Residents can pick up sand
bags today until 7PM and tomorrow, from 7AM-3PM at the Yonkers Organic Waste
Yard at located at 610 Nepperhan Avenue.
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YONKERS, NY -- May 21, 2013 -- David Tremsky, Orvis General Manager at Ridge Hill, in Yonkers New York is our guest. He joins the show during the opening 10 a.m. hour. Hezi Aris is the host.
Continue reading "Orvis General Manager David Tremsky on Westchester On the Level - May 22, 2013 @ 10 a.m." »
RAVO, Pat T., a former Deputy and City Manager of Yonkers, NY, Parks & Recreation Commissioner in Yonkers, NY, and a former chief administrator at the Wynmoor community in Coconut Creek, FL,
died Saturday, May 18th, at his home in Boca Raton, FL. He was 84 years old and
was with his loving wife of 59 years, Milla-Antoinette, at the time of his
death. A 1951 graduate of Florida State University, Ravo also attended the
University of Maryland.
Continue reading "In Memoriam: Pat T. Ravo - August 19, 1928 to May 18, 2013" »
The census is conducted every decade. Once completed, and usually
by the third year after completion of the census, the City of Yonkers (CoY),
like other municipalities, redraw their respective district lines based on
population decreases or increases, as well as movement of population within
specific borders with respect to districts that may be designated opportunity
districts or other criteria, kept contiguous, and defined by equal populations,
among other designations. The prospect for this every decade event is well
known. The Yonkers Tribune initially
recognized that the reapportionment / redistricting process was first defined
by some City Hall insiders as a way to withhold moving the process of
authorizing a designee for Yonkers City Clerk (Editor’s Note: Yonkers
Tribune was first to designate Vincent Spano to be the only qualified
candidate for that position based on his resume of accomplishment earned on the
job over a decade's time as Yonkers 2nd City Clerk upon learning of the
retirement of former City Clerk Joan Deierlein). The “ploy” also kept Yonkers
Mayor Mike Spano at bay.
Continue reading "Decade Long Process Toward Redrawing District Lines Continues To Be In Play BY HEZI ARIS" »
We've come too far to let our City fall victim to partisan politics. We've made too much progress in the past year to allow political bickering to set us back.
Over the last 17 months, we've moved Yonkers in a new direction, away from the days of governing by political party. Democrats and Republicans came together in passing the first, unanimously bi-partisan budget in nearly a decade. We've joined in moving forward with smart development projects that will rebuild our tax base instead of overburdening property taxpayers. We've avoided continued cuts to services and we continue to show other cities, states and Washington how government can work for the people when elected leaders work together.
Continue reading "Important Message from Mayor Mike Spano" »
The process of creating new legislative lines - formally known
as Redistricting - is currently taking place in Yonkers.
Some of you may recall the banter back and forth in the last six
months between the proposed Democratic plan and the Republican alternative.
However, after a transparent process that included a public hearing and
creating several compromise versions that responded to neighborhood concerns,
the final Democratic plan was put forward to Mayor Mike Spano several weeks
ago. Unfortunately, he preferred the one the Republicans created which
sticks to the lines last drawn by Republicans a decade ago.
Continue reading "Yonkers at a Crossroads By Yonkers City Council President CHUCK LESNICK and Councilmembers CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON and MICHAEL SABBATINO" »
YONKERS, NY -- May 19, 2013 -- Top Class Limousine
President and CEO John Khader opens the show as Hezi Aris' guest on the Westchester On the Level show at 10 a.m. to discuss the special effort his firm incorporates during the prom season and other special events to serve his clients. At 11 a.m., Nancy King
, investigative reporter
with The Westchester Guardian
will reveal issues concerning what has become Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino
's parking debacle.
Continue reading "Top Class Limo CEO John Khader and The Westchester Guardian Reporter Nancy King on Westchester On the Level - May 20 @ 10 am" »
YONKERS, NY -- May 19, 2013 -- Yonkers City Council Majority Leader Wilson Terrero
(District 2) has request the City Council membership, pursuant to Rule 1.2 of
the Yonkers City Council Rules, call a Special Meeting to be held Monday, May
20, 2013, at 3:00 p.m., in the City Council Chambers. A Committee of the Whole
will be conducted at 2:30 p.m., a half-hour prior to the Special Meeting.
The purpose of the Special Meeting is to discuss
and take action on the Yonkers City Council District lines as presented on
Friday by Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano. The meeting was called for at 1:40 p.m., on May 19, 2013.
Continue reading "YonkersCity Council Majority Leader Terrero Calls for Special Meeting-May 20, 2013 @3 pm" »
YONKERS, NY -- May 18, 2013 -- Mr José Roman today officially announced his campaign
effort torepresent the consituents within the 17th Westchester
County Legislative District. Mr. Roman is a 27-year veteran of the Department
of Social Services in Yonkers, and a former active CSEA member during his
tenure there. He is now retired.
Mr. Roman has three children; two sons
and one daughter. All three were raised in Yonkers and attended the Yonkers
Public School District.
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<<< The United States is embroiled in the worst drought since the “Dust Bowl” days of the 1930s. The current drought started in 2012, the hottest year on record in the U.S. Pictured: A dust storm approaches Stratford, Texas in 1935. Photo by George E. Marsh and courtesy of NOAA George E. Marsh Album.
Dear EarthTalk: Could it
really be true that we are in the midst of the worst drought in the United
States since the 1930s?
-- Deborah Lynn, Needham, MA
Continue reading "EarthTalk: Drought By RODDY SCHEER and DOUG MOSS" »