After Prolonging Their Tenure, Councilmembers Turn on Mayor, Challenging Him on Substance
“Beware. Answered prayers cause more tears than unanswered ones.”
- St. Theresa of Avila (1515-1582).
Mayor Bloomberg has reason to consider St. Theresa’s wise words. On Thursday, the Council extended the term limit on city elected officials from eight to twelve years. The act is in direct contravention of Section 1138 of the New York City Charter, which was adopted by the voters in 1993, and reaffirmed by the voters in 1996 on the specific issue of barring a third term. The Council and city lawyers believe that they have the wisdom and the authority to over-ride Charter provisions, adopted by referenda, which govern eligibility for election of city officials.
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Satirical writer Christopher Buckley issued an endorsement of Senator Barack Obama for president, rocking the conservative community. His father, William F. Buckley, Jr. founded the prestigious and pioneering conservative magazine National Review. www.nationalreview.com/.
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YONKERS, NY -- After three attempts, the Yonkers Community Development Agency (CDA) convened its board to approve the Final Generic Environmental Impact Study (fGEIS) regarding the Alexander Street Master Development Plan initiated in December 2007. True to form, the ire of some was raised by assertions that not all interested parties had been advised of the meeting in a timely fashion. Still, the plan, which encompasses 53 acres designed around a transit oriented site won an 8-0 unanimous acceptance vote which moves the project next to the Yonkers City Council and the Yonkers Planning Board for their respective oversight and decisions. The entire project, as completed by the CDA, will be found online by end of day October 31, 2008 asserted Commissioner of Department of Planning and Development Louis C. Kirven.
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Mayor to Hold Hearing on Council Legislation Overturning Referenda
The next episode in the term limits drama will take place Monday, November 3, 2008, the morning when Mayor Bloomberg holds the legally required public hearing on the Charter amendment extending term limits, which was passed by the City Council on October 23.
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What exactly did Mayor Phil Amicone say before the New York State Committee on Property Tax Reform at the Yonkers Riverfront Public Library at Larkin Plaza?
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YONKERS, NY – Seven newborn have been diagnosed suffering from a MRSA infection contracted at Yonkers St. John’s Riverside Hospital which was caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria — often called "staph." MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It's a strain of staph that's resistant to the broad-spectrum antibiotics commonly used to treat it. MRSA can be fatal yet Saint John's Riverside Hospital’s Infectious Disease Chief Peter Berkey said, “At this time, I'm not aware of any serious illnesses that have arisen in these seven patients.”
Continue reading "Seven Newborn Suffer Drug-Resistant Outbreak of MRSA St. John's Riverside Hospital By Hezi Aris" »
Inclusive of Senate Districts 34, 35, and 37 and Assembly Districts 87, 88, 91, 93, and 99
34th Senate District: Democratic incumbent Jeffrey Klein has proven himself effective in governance and highly capable in being ahead of the curve with regard to the financial crisis that impacts everyone. He is open, amiable, energetic, and extremely organized, required traits for being effective in Albany and among his constituents. Republican candidate Daniel Fasolino is the declared opponent, yet someone from which we have not heard. Jeffrey Klein is a listener and refined thinker. He is the most qualified for reelection.
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YONKERS, NY -- Two Manhattan men were arrested Friday night, October 24, 2008,
after they offered to sell nearly 200 Endocet pills to an undercover officer from the Westchester County Department of Public Safety.
The arrests culminated a three-month undercover investigation conducted by the Westchester County Police Narcotics Unit with the assistance of the Yonkers Police Department Narcotics Unit.
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