As some 40 FBI agents wheeled out suitcases full of documents from Ramapo Town Hall on Wednesday afternoon, longtime critics of the town’s leadership — specifically, the leadership of Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence — started speculating. In Facebook comments and email messages on a listserv, they gleefully cheered a federal… Read More →
In case you missed them, Sunday we offered two contrasting views of Westchester’s housing settlement. The pieces — one from the fair housing group Westchester Residential Opportunities Inc. and the other from County Executive Rob Astorino — are like polar opposites on the settlement and what it means to communities…. Read More →
The 25 best political cartoons of the week from across Gannett, parent company of The Journal News and LoHud.com, take on Guantanamo Bay, prom, sequestration, Jason Collins, ricin, Tim Tebow, the Boston Marathon bombing and guns. More opinion from LoHud.com.
Coming up … New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson is the Democratic Party leaders’ pick to run against Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, the first-term Republican. Who is Bramson? How has he left his mark on New Rochelle? What would he do if elected county chief? Bramson addresses those questions and… Read More →
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan talk after Friday’s announcement of a $1.7 billion plan to help New York homeowners and businesses recover from a trio of destructive storms. Cuomo and Donovan, in… Read More →
A new report concludes 15,000 people in Westchester County ages 16 to 24 are, or are at risk of becoming, disconnected youth — that is, they lack support in education, employment, housing and other basic necessities. Because of these detriments they “will find it difficult to make the transition to… Read More →
State Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, sparked controversy Friday when he tweeted about punishment for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing April 15: So, scum bag #2 in custody. Who wouldn’t use torture on this punk to save more lives? — Greg Ball (@ball4ny) April 20, 2013 The… Read More →