This will be brief! I join John D and many others in denouncing any of our representives who cast a vote for Echo Bay with the proviso that Forest City/Ratner are the developers.
As a matter of fact, I see Forest City, from a layman's point of view, as unindicted co-conspirators at Ridge Hill in Yonkers although their legal grounds were carefully raked and covered with manure as well as dirt.
Any Council Man or Woman, any of the 7, Ceremonial Mayor/Councilman at Large and 6 District Representatives would be covered with this wicked mixture as well.
The integrity of our government, our beleaguered and divided City, cannot take another blow. We have much to clean up; from basic management, financial management, responsibilities, priorities, and so much more. Ridge Hill may be successful but even if there were nothing amiss, it is substantially different than Echo Bay. Many powerful enablers, entrenched politicians, kin of famed prosecutors, ex mayors, councilmen, etc were involved to their dishonor. But, Jereis and Annabi stand alone at the end of the day.Read more
(New Rochelle, NY) Jefferson Elementary PTA will host a basketball fundraising event featuring the Harlem Wizards at New Rochelle High School. During an exciting evening of “trick hoops” and “alley oops” spectators will get the opportunity to watch Administration, faculty and parents put their skills on the court to the test as they take on the Harlem Wizards.
Since 1962 the Harlem Wizards have been combining amazing basketball talent with hilarious comedic acts for schools, charitable organizations, and foundations across the world.
The evening will be filled with ball-handling tricks, wild dunks, fancy team work, an interactive half-time show with the kids and a post game autograph session.
Sponsors Include: New Roc Fun Fuzion, Keller Williams NY Realty, Rooftop Rythms Dance Studio, MoveOurStuff.com and Cristina Cerone Photography just to name a few.
To find out more information, visit www.harlemwizards.com or jefferson.nred.orgRead more
News12 is reporting that "four families, including eight adults and seven children, were left homeless" as a result of the fire.
The fire began outside the house.
New Rochelle police evacuated residents before the New Rochelle Fire Department arrived on the scene, according to News12.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been changed to remove any reference to a suspected cause of the fire. Initial reports as to the cause were incorrect.Read more
A heavy wrought-iron gate was ripped from its moorings on a brick pillar near the football field at New Rochelle High School.
A security guard at the scene this morning said "We have a line on the person who did this".
The belief is that someone used chains hooked to the back of a vehicle were used to pull down the gates.
UPDATE: Several high school students are said to have been involved in the incident. According to knowledgeable sources, students in two cars tied chains to the gates, attached them to their vehicles and accelerated until the gates were pulled loose.
New Rochelle High School was forced earlier this week to close its library due to an inability to curtail repeated acts of vandalism at the school.Read more
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Former Yonkers City Council Democratic Majority Leader And Former Yonkers Republican Party Chief Annabi Convicted for Accepting Nearly $200,000 in Bribes and for Filing False Tax Returns Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Sandy Annabi, the former Democratic Majority Leader of the Yonkers City Council, and Zehy Jereis, the former head of the Yonkers Republican Party, were found guilty today by a jury in Manhattan federal court of public corruption crimes. Annabi and Jereis were convicted for participating in bribery schemes related to her position on the Yonkers City Council as well as the actions they took to conceal these schemes. Annabi was also convicted of making false statements to financial institutions related to loans she was seeking for two houses and an apartment in Yonkers, New York, and for filing false federal income tax returns. They were convicted on all counts after a seven-week trial before U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon.
Annabi, 41, and Jereis, 40, both of Yonkers, New York, were each convicted of one count of conspiracy to make and accept corrupt payments, one count of conspiracy to deprive the City of Yonkers and its citizens of Annabi’s honest services, one count of receiving corrupt payments, and one count of extortion. Annabi was also convicted of one count of receiving corrupt payments, three counts of making false statements to a bank, and two counts of filing false tax returns. Jereis was also convicted of one count of making corrupt payments.
Annabi faces a maximum sentence of 161 years in prison, and Jereis faces a maximum sentence of 65 years in prison.Read more