Month: December 2016

City Council contends with large legal fees
News

City Council contends with large legal fees

In order to pay for ballooning legal expenses, the City Council voted last week to transfer $300,000—an additional $200,000 was transferred earlier this year—from both contingency and general funds for use by the Legal Department, making a total of $500,000 transferred to cover costs this year. Deputy City Comptroller Joe […]

Trust in the Crown Castle era
Opinion

Trust in the Crown Castle era

One of the key takeaways from our recent national elections is that trust in our institutions and government has collapsed. When surveyed about Congress, banks, insurance companies, big business, and the media, people overwhelmingly express negative sentiments and distrust. They feel those institutions do not work for everyone but more […]

Citizens march against fear, hate
News

Citizens march against fear, hate

“No hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here,” said a group of citizens as they practiced a right that is protected by the U.S. Constitution. At noon on Black Friday, Nov. 25, a few hundred people of all ages, races and religious denominations gathered at the fountain on Main Street […]

Westchester County officials rally to ‘ban the barge’
News

Westchester County officials rally to ‘ban the barge’

Amidst allegations that the U.S. Coast Guard circumvented proper procedure in order to fast-track approval of 43 additional commercial barge anchorages along the Hudson River, Westchester County officials and environmental watchdogs are calling for the agency to withdrawal its proposal. According to a statement by Pace University’s Environmental Policy Clinic, […]

The city Planning Commission approved the development of an age-restricted senior living facility on Old Post Road on Jan. 10. Photo/Andrew Dapolite
News

Old Post Road senior facility proposal delayed

The city Planning Commission postponed a vote on a proposal from the owners of a vacant, 3-story office building to construct an age-restricted senior living residence at 120 Old Post Road. According to Andy Ball, a member of the Planning Commission, a resident stepped forward during the latest meeting on […]