Yonkers, NY -- Anthony Pagano only weeks ago said he would not leave his post as Yonkers Fire Commissioner asserting he would stay on for the three years’ duration of Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone’s term. Never the one to be collared, Commissioner Pagano conducted the obligatory clean out of his desk yesterday to throw the media wolves off his trail; he drafted his letter of resignation delivered to the mayor 30 days ago because he would not agree with Mayor Amicone to the merger of two ladder companies that Commissioner Pagano deemed would reduce the fire department's response time and diminish public safety. Yesterday's final day on the job was overturned after a pow wow at City Hall today with "the able assistance of Chief of Operations William Fitzpatrick," noted Commiaaioner Pagano.
Travon Epps, author of The Ledge, is our guest this Tuesday, December 30, 2008, on the On the Level with Hezi Aris radio program heard on your radio dial from 10:00 am through 11:00 am on WVOX-1460 AM radio, or by way of live, streaming audio technology on your computer. Travon Epps isn’t an average guy. His is a first time author; he also fights cancer every day. Travon’s life before he found out about his cancer is recounted on a ledge where he had planned to take his life. Going back in time for him was the toughest thing he ever had to do. The Ledge speaks to his most recent years contending with the reality of the disease that would fight him every step of the way and the prospect of making it easier if he were to choose to jump off that “ledge” to make it all a bit easier.
With costs of almost everything increasing and incomes remaining flat or declining, families are looking for ways to save money. One easy way to stretch some of your hard-earned money while investing in the future is by making year-end contributions to New York’s 529 college savings plan.
Yonkers, NY -- City Council Member, Patricia D. McDow along with Mayor Phil Amicone are please to announce the 2nd Annual Kwanzaa Program on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 4:00pm at City Hall 2nd Floor Lobby. The community is invited to celebrate Kwanzaa with special guests Rev. Earl Wallace Pastor of Institutional AME Zion Church, Lynn Beville, the children from the YMCA, community and elected officials. Refreshments will be served in the Mayor's Reception Room immediately following the program.
It was only three months ago we were told by City Hall that 200 to 300 municipal jobs would be lost to an impending $16 million budget deficit which had to be closed before December 31st 2008. Not balancing the budget by years’ end, the City of Yonkers might have a Financial Control Board imposed upon it.
Yonkers Tribune acid-tongued bloggers have learned of a tragic and dire situation unfurling at this very moment. Four separate families, each presently residing at 66 Main Street, meeting Housing and Urban Development (HUD) criteria, have been told to leave their respective apartments by December 31, 2008. The eviction action is said to have been initiated by Hog Hill Management, a third party consultant owned by Richard O’Neill, better known to most as the former chairman of the Yonkers Planning Board.
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