The headline of this article shows the disrepect shown to Mount Vernon by some of the news media. When a reporter can't even spell the name of a school correctly, I ask about that person's commitment to their job. The correct name and spelling of the school is NelliE A. ThorNton. View Comment
The headline of this article is misleading. Target's layoffs "of thousands" is limited mostly to the Minneapolis headquarters and warehouses. This headline implies that Target will be laying off thousands from its three Westchester locations. View Comment
Hillary and Bill Clinton can do whatever they want, whenever they want, wherever they want. They are immune from any kind of prosecution simply because they're the Clintons, and they have been bamboozling (to use Spike Lee's description) the American people for many years. View Comment
"The developers have had difficulty locking down funds from certain parties." Oh really? Maybe they just didn't make enough hefty deposits into the private bank accounts of some decision-making people.
These apartments will be low income/section 8. I believe Mayor Davis has granted Atlantic Development a massive tax abatement and PILOT, which of course means the developer will not be paying any property and school taxes. Once again, the honest taxpayers of the city will be footing the bill for yet another one of Davis' "give-aways", approved by his accomplices Gary Pretlow, Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Yuhanna Edwards, and all the others.
And what does Mayor Davis consider a "revitalized Mount Vernon downtown"? More empty stores converted to store-front churches? More garbage littering the streets? More derelicts drinking out of bottles wrapped in paper bags? More junkies sticking needles in their arms while sitting in a vacant entrance to a shuttered business? View Comment
"Workforce housing" is a politically correct term for "welfare housing". These apartments will be low income/section 8. I believe Mayor Davis has granted Atlantic Development a massive tax abatement and PILOT, which of course means the developer will not be paying any property and school taxes. Once again, the honest taxpayers of the city will be footing the bill for yet another one of Davis' "give-aways", approved by his accomplices Gary Pretlow, Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Yuhanna Edwards, and all the others. View Comment
This is another slap in the face to the honest taxpayers! Silver stole millions of dollars and will be fined only $120,000? Typical of the way the justice system works, for the political criminals, especially if they're Democrats. View Comment
Does the City administration really think the criminals will turn in their handguns for a $200 Best Buy gift card, when they can use the gun to rob a bank and get thousands in cash?
And how about that Derickson Lawrence praising his buddy Mayor Davis for getting this buy-back program started? Davis is one of the major causes of gun crimes in Mount Vernon, with the deals he's made with the state prisons to release paroled felons (murderers, rapists, drug dealers, etc) into Mount Vernon. View Comment
The fire hydrants failed because they, allegedly, were struck by vehicles and damaged and nobody reported the damage. This may be a legitimate excuse this time.
But let's remember the many times when the hydrants failed to produce water pressure because the lines were not flushed. I believe it's the responsibility of the Water Department to maintain the fire hydrants, and they have been negligent in their duties. View Comment
The DPW is under the direction of the Mayor. The DPW Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner follow the Mayor's orders, and if they're told not to remove the snow, then they don't remove the snow.
Same with the Parking Bureau - it's under the direction of the Mayor and they simply follow his orders.
One of my neighbors was cleaning snow off his car, and some snow on the street side of the car fell onto the street. He was ticketed by a passing police officer for allegedly throwing snow onto the street, when in fact a snow city snow plow hadn't even been on this street. View Comment
The real taxpayers of NY are getting ripped off, as usual. The businesses pay absolutely NO taxes; there's no requirement that they hire a minimum amount of workers; there's no upwards minimum salary requirement. And the 73 businesses hired only 2400 workers? At what wages and hours? When the tax abatement for those businesses expires, they'll be pulling out of NY. View Comment
Yes, Nita Lowey doesn't want any low income "people of color" residing in her wealthy white community. She'll send them all to Mount Vernon, which is already 33% low income, as well as 25% welfare. View Comment
Read the news report at lohud.com. The Fire Chief Edward Stevenson said the fire started when a lighted candle fell off a refrigerator onto some clothes which ignited.
He also said the nearest fire hydrant failed to provide water. This is nothing new in Mount Vernon. Many structures have burned down due to non-functioning fire hydrants.
It's my understanding the maintenance of hydrants is the responsibility of the Water Department, yet the Fire Commissioner Noah Lighty does nothing about it. Maybe because the Water Commssioner Anthony Bove is one of Mayor Davis's pets?
Apparently, Lighty is not only irresponsible to the residents of Mount Vernon, but he also fails to defend his own fire fighters, whom the Mayor has accused of faking their injuries when fighting fires.
I'd like to see Mayor Davis enter a burning structure and get out alive, let alone without any injuries. View Comment
Marcoense, keep in mind too, that while the court case in which Davis was given probation, was for his evading personal income tax obligations, Davis also does not pay his city property and school taxes. View Comment
This is truly a travesty of justice! Davis should have been sentenced to at least a few months in prison. But instead, the Judge let him off lightly, with what amounts to a slap on the wrist. Now Davis will continue his crimes against the Mount Vernon taxpayers (the honest taxpayers, not his associates like Terrence Horton, Shari Harris, et al.).
Apparently, Davis knew about the probation the day before the actual sentencing, because in a News 12 interview on Thursday, he told the reporter he'd be back in City Hall on Monday. I thought the Judge is supposed to keep such information confidential until the day of sentencing, but this just shows how corrupt the justice system is. View Comment