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 →
Housing & Real Estate
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 →
Opinion Editor Herb Pinder and Tax Watch Columnist David McKay Wilson discuss Ferncliff Manor, the Yonkers-based school looking to move to the vacant WestHELP property in Greeburgh. (Video by Matthew Brown/The Journal News) Read more about WestHELP on Tax Watch at http://lohud.com/taxwatch.
During the 2009 election season, we interviewed the candidates for Spring Valley village mayor. Here’s a clip from that interview, which includes Noramie Jasmin, who was then deputy mayor. Jasmin subsequently won the election (although not our endorsement). Jasmin is now charged in a corruption scheme that stretches from the… Read More →
With the news that Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin has been accused by the U.S. Attorney of taking bribes in a development scam, we revisit our 2009 endorsement in the Spring Valley mayoral race. Jasmin was then deputy mayor (the job now held by Joseph Desmaret, charged with mail fraud… Read More →
Watch a replay of today’s Editorial Spotlight discussion on fair housing in Westchester with Westchester Residential Opportunities Inc.: Watch live streaming video from editorialspotlight at livestream.com For more on the group and its recent study on discrimination, read our editorial. Find a copy of the study on the WRO’s website.
Officials from Westchester Residential Opportunities Inc. discuss their 2012 Fair Housing Testing Report in an Editorial Spotlight interview at 10 a.m. Thursday on lohud.com. To watch, go to www.lohud.com/editorialspotlight; to submit a question or comment during the LIVE session, engage the “CoverItLive” blogging feature. To submit a question before the… Read More →
What people are talking about in 24 hours of LoHud.com: County Executive Rob Astorino should pick up any and all bills related to Westchester’s defiance of fair-housing protections outlined in a 2009 settlement with the federal government, says today’s editorial. Comments on LoHud.com are running on both sides of the… Read More →