YONKERS, NY -- June 30, 2012 -- Empire City Casino kicks off its Summer Concert Series on Sunday, July 1st with Cornell Gunter’s Coasters, The Platters and Sounds of the Drifters. Other acclaimed acts of the concert series include Pat Benatar, Eddie Money, The Spin Doctors, and The Marshall Tucker Band. Concerts will be performed outdoors trackside every Sunday through the end of August. Ticket prices start at $22.50 and can be purchased by visiting www.empirecitycasino.com or on-site at Empire City Casino at the second floor redemption window.
Empire City Casino’s Summer Concert all-star lineup includes:
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YONKERS, NY -- June 30, 2012 -- The back-up papers presented to media was skimpy, that is, only one page that purported to differentiate the budget that did not win certification by the Office of New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and the one that would go on to win unanimous approval by the City Councilmembership as did the previous one. The first document upon coming to a vote won unanimous approval; it was immediately followed by a second vote known as a “Motion to Reconsider”, under the standards set by Robert’s Rules of Order, could not be revisited additional times. The reason the second vote is designated as a “Motion to Reconsider”, is to permit the person voting an additional moment to reflect on the vote they just cast. This second action demands conscious and conscientious response to votes cast. By submitting to a “Motion to Reconsider”, the Yonkers City Council implies its action is taken with forethought, contemplation, study, due diligence, and responsibility. This was not to be.
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ADDENDUM BELOW: Dated June 29, 2012 @ 6:30 p.m.
“Al, keep your nose out of WNY [West New York] politics or I will expose your underbelly. You are a spineless fraud and you're going down with Skelos. Did you have fun at Andrew’s $50k party? You are such a low life parasite. It's all about money and you could care less about the people and Republican principals. What are you going to do when I tell the people that you were the prime mover of Andrew's Gay Marriage bill so he could pound his chest as the most powerful governor the state has ever known and you could have access as a lobby for the big buck clients you extort?”
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YONKERS, NY – June 29, 2012 -- Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today announced the City’s newest members of its Parks, Recreation & Conservation, Landmarks Preservation, Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Boards. The eight new board members have been appointed to fulfill vacancies and unexpired terms.
Mayor Spano commented, “These members are highly qualified for their respective boards, with impressive careers and community activity that certainly will benefit Yonkers and its residents. I thank them for their time and commitment to the betterment and future of our community.”
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The Yonkers City Council membership, pursuant to rule 1.2 of the city council rules, do hereby call a Special Meeting of the City Council, to be held on Saturday, June 30, 2012 in the City Council Chambers, Fourth Floor, City Hall, Yonkers, New York at 8:30 a.m.., for the following purpose:
To discuss and take action on:
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YONKERS, NY -- June 29, 2012 -- New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins is our first guest this morning at 10:00 a.m. She will discussher effort on behalf of the City of Yonkers with regard to creating the ability for the city to create an adjudication court. She will also discuss the issue of cyberbullying, and if time perits one other subject. A pecial guest will share some special calendar events that are sure to delight you every whim during this weekend. A lazy afternoon, a day of shopping, or a wonderful repast, even a sublime musical accompaniment may be in the offering if you know what's happening and when to partake in the grand palate that awaits in Yonkers.
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YONKERS, NY – June 28, 2012 -- Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano (left) and Councilmember Michael Sabatino (right) joined forces today to promote legislation that implements a zero tolerance policy on workplace bullying. Councilmember Sabatino initiated the legislation which passed unanimously last month by the City Council.
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UPDATED at 3:20 P.M. with Mayor Mike Spano's Statement.
YONKERS, NY – June 28, 2012 – Yonkers Fire Commissioner George Kielb, designated and appointed by Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano as his choice for Yonkers Fire Commissioner was today forced to officially resign. Rumor to this eventuality has been circulating for some time. Many people familiar with this situation rationalize Commissioner Kielb being forced to step down because the Spano Administration, in particular Yonkers Deputy Mayor Sue Gerry has been dissatisfied Commissioner Kielb has not been able to silence the Yonkers Fire Department and specifically Local 628. The Spano Administration is miffed because the Firefighters’ perspective regarding Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano’s Adopted FY2012-2013 Budget was derailed when New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli concurred with the issues that illegally transgressed on their legally binding contractual agreements.
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