NY's Leading Fiscally Conservative PAC Pledges Money and Support in Targeted State Senate Races
New York-September 24...New Yorkers for Growth, the political action committee dedicated to bringing responsible fiscal policies back to New York State government, today announced its endorsement of Bob Cohen against incumbent Senator Suzi Oppenheimer in the 37th District.
Mr. Cohen, a proven business leader, currently owns and operates a small real estate and construction company in Manhattan. For over 25 years, he has dedicated himself to transforming underdeveloped residential properties into attractive, affordable spaces for families, students, and entrepreneurs. An active member of the community, Mr. Cohen served as a member of the Scarsdale Volunteer Fire Department for over 17 years.Read more
COHEN ENDORSED BY NEW YORK STATE PROFESSIONAL
WHITE PLAINS – State Senate candidate Bob Cohen (R,I,C – 37th District) today announced the endorsement of the Fifth District of the New York State Professional Firefighters Association. Cohen was also endorsed by the Local 1394 Scarsdale Firefighters.
“I am proud to have the support of so many of New York’s hard working public safety professionals who put their lives on the line for us at a moment’s notice,” said Cohen. “I've worked very closely with these brave men and women and am honored that they are giving me the chance to represent them in Albany.”
Cohen has been a member of the Scarsdale Volunteer Fire Department for 17 years, and has served as a Lieutenant for six years.
Brian Robinson, President of the Scarsdale Firefighters Local 1394 said, “Bob has always shown a dedication to fire safety for the citizens of Scarsdale and a dedication to the safety of firefighters. He will be a strong advocate in Albany and we are proud to support him in his race for state Senate.”Read more
Just saw on WABC TV. Fire under 135th.street lift bridge shuts down metro north rail road. No service in or out of gct.Read more
The Westchester District Attorney's office is investigating the New Rochelle Department of Works over falsified billing records running into the tens of thousands of dollars and possibly much more, Talk of the Sound has learned. The investigation, which began in New Rochelle, has now expanded to Long Island.
The investigation began with a suspicious $12,000 invoice for maintenance and repair services on a City garbage truck submitted by an approved City vendor, a Long Island company that services industrial vehicles. Two independent evaluations of the vehicle concluded that no work had been done.
The Westchester DA's office issued a no-comment statement. "We don't discuss - by either confirming or denying - the existence of an investigation", said DA Spokesman Lucien Chalfen.. It is worth noting that for several weeks the DA's office did not respond to repeated request for information regarding this matter.Read more
Cohen Says Hearings Look More Like a Pre-Election Whitewash Than an Investigation
WHITE PLAINS – State Senate candidate Bob Cohen (R,I,C – 37th District) today called on Senator Oppenheimer to quit protecting the special interests bankrolling her political campaigns and use her full authority as Senate Education Chair to launch a comprehensive investigation into the unexplainable decline in education performance standards in recent years. Cohen called the Senator’s currently planned hearings ‘window dressing’ and an ‘attempt to cover up a scandal that occurred on her watch as Education chair.’
“Parents who thought their children were doing well in school are now shocked to learn that they are actually behind the curve,” said Cohen. “As a parent and a taxpayer, I am appalled. Senator Oppenheimer owes us a thorough investigation, but it looks to me like the Senator has already determined the outcome of her committee’s hearings.”Read more
Join the family of friends and neighbors as we pay tribute to those lost, and the sacrifices made, in the aftermath of the tragic attack on our Nation.
This Saturday, September 11th, a Memorial Service will be held on the front lawn of the New Rochelle Armory. The event will begin at 7:30.
Joining in the service will be the Color Guard and members of the United States Armed Forces, Police and Fire units from both New Rochelle and New York City, and many more. A true testament to just how many lives were affected.
The event is sponsored by the United Veterans Memorial and Patriotic Association in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity of Westchester.
Driving directions, a schedule of events, and more information can be found HERE
Take pause to remember those who have lost so much, and show your support for the men and women who continue to serve this Nation 9 years after.Read more
Maisano for Justice Press Release
The Westchester Hispanic Law Enforcement Association (WHLEA) announced its endorsement of Jim Maisano for Supreme Court Justice, 9th Judicial District and Patricia O’Callaghan for Westchester Family Court Judge. The WHLEA cited both candidates’ longstanding record of leadership on law enforcement issues, commitment to equal treatment under the law, and understanding of the issues that all Westchester residents face, particularly in the Hispanic and Latino communities. (Please note that a photo of the endorsement is attached to this email).
Eminent domain reform law would protect property owners
The Journal News
September, 6, 2010
By Jim Maisano & Tom Abinanti
The doorbell rang at the county legislator's home one morning. On the doorstep was an elderly gentleman, tears in his eyes and clutching a handful of papers. "Please help me," he said. "They want to take my home."
In his hand was a proposed contract from the developer of a big-box store in New Rochelle for the elderly man to sign, to sell his house to the developer. The man was told, "This is a great offer and better than what you will get when the city takes it through eminent domain."
Eminent domain — ask the average person what it means, and he is likely to think of the government taking property for a high public purpose — a school, park, highway or library. Taking the property of a private citizen is a serious matter and crosses into one of the founding principles of this country, that an individual's private property is sacrosanct. Given the devastating power of eminent domain, there must be a true public purpose before even considering taking someone's private property.Read more