Swyonkers's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers Sun, 22 Jul 2018 02:26:46 -0400 HamletHub.com ICE Reads Your License Plate https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2333-ice-reads-your-license-plate2333-ice-reads-your-license-plate https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2333-ice-reads-your-license-plate2333-ice-reads-your-license-plate

A chain of malls in California is using license plate reading technology to collect the numbers on cars in their parking lots, according to  the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF,) which advocates online for civil rights. The mall operator, Irvine Company Retail Properties, then transmits the information to a surveillance technology vendor called Vigilant Solutions, which sells the data to clients.

One of Vigilant’s clients happens to be ICE. Local law enforcement agencies also use its license plate databases.

"The International Association of Chiefs of Police has recognized this, warning that “mobile LPR units could read and collect the license plate numbers of vehicles parked at addiction counseling meetings, doctors' offices, health clinics, or even staging areas for political protests,” and therefore can have a “chilling effect on social and political activities.” Moreover, without appropriate privacy protections in place, local governments using license plate readers can amass a database of the comings and goings of innocent people over as long of a period of time as they have capacity for storage – and even share the information with other entitles. In this way, license plate readers can create building blocks of a massive government database about New Yorkers." (NYCLU)

 Yonkers has six mobile license plate readers and one stationary license plate reader as of the end of December 2012, and also had no written policy on their use according to the NYCLU Yonkers admitted that it was indefinitely keeping all data that it had collected through the license plate readers and states the following on The Yonkers City Government website:

"The City of Yonkers, as part of the Operation Impact jurisdiction, received 4 license plate readers. A license plate reader (LPR) can recognize over 1,000 license plates an hour on vehicles as they pass either a portable or stationary unit. The information downloaded into the plate reader from the New York State Police Information Network (NYSPIN) allows a law enforcement officer performing a special detail or routine patrol to detect a motor vehicle driven by an unlicensed and/or revoked operator or any other motor vehicle insurance violation.

It is also an essential tool when an Amber Alert is issued as the LPR can alert the officer if the license plate related to the Amber Alert is detected. The LPR can also be used for homeland security, electronic surveillance, suspect interdiction, stolen property recovered, facility management and a number of other policing requirements. Currently, the LPR in Yonkers is primarily used for identifying stolen vehicles, stolen license plates, suspects and vehicle and insurance issues."

 As of January 2018, ICE has  a contract to gain access to a national database of license plates, a move the agency says will support it's investigations.  ICE spokesman James Schwab said the agency has issued a contract “to obtain query-based access to a commercially available license plate reader database.”

The contract  "is neither seeking to build nor contribute to a national public or private LPR database." The contract was awarded to West Publishing (TRSS) in partnership with Vigilant Solutions, ICE confirmed.

The move concerned some activists regarding the implications of the immigration enforcement agency's ability to research an individual license plate. But such a capability is not unusual for law enforcement agencies to have.

"Like most other law enforcement agencies, ICE uses information obtained from license plate readers as one tool in support of its investigations," ICE spokesperson Dani Bennett said in a statement. "ICE conducts both criminal investigations and civil immigration enforcement investigations. ICE is not seeking to build a license plate reader database, and will not collect nor contribute any data to a national public or private database through this contract."

 

 

 

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Fri, 20 Jul 2018 21:51:37 -0400
Recall of Valsartan Due to The Potential Presence of a Probable Carcinogen https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2332-recall-of-valsartan-due-to-the-potential-presence-of-a-probable-carcinogen2332-recall-of-valsartan-due-to-the-potential-presence-of-a-probable-carcinogen https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2332-recall-of-valsartan-due-to-the-potential-presence-of-a-probable-carcinogen2332-recall-of-valsartan-due-to-the-potential-presence-of-a-probable-carcinogen

Major Pharmaceuticals Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan Due to The Potential Presence of a Probable Carcinogen (NDMA)

As a precautionary measure, the distribution firm, Major Pharmaceuticals, is issuing a nationwide voluntary recall of all lots within expiry of Valsartan which were supplied by Teva Pharmaceuticals and labeled as Major Pharmaceuticals.

Major Pharmaceuticals is committed to patient safety and is partnering with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to notify customers who may be in possession of Valsartan tablets supplied by Teva Pharmaceuticals.  Please see the below list of affected products and lot numbers.

The products subject to this recall were distributed nationwide to wholesale and retail facilities, including hospitals and pharmacies. Through recent communication with FDA, Major Pharmaceuticals learned of a potential issue with the active pharmaceutical ingredient in Valsartan supplied by Teva Pharmaceuticals which may contain the probable carcinogen N- nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Major Pharmaceuticals as a distribution firm, is recalling all lots within expiry of Valsartan supplied by Teva Pharmaceuticals. Major Pharmaceuticals has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall to date.

Valsartan is a prescription medication that is commonly used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. The product was distributed as unit dose blisters with 100 tablets per carton. The distribution firm is notifying distributors and other customers by recall letter and arranging for return of all recalled products. Consumers should contact their doctor for further guidance and potential change of treatment before they stop taking this product.  Pharmacies, and healthcare facilities that have product being recalled should stop using and dispensing the product immediately.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall should contact Major Pharmaceuticals Customer Support at 1-800-616-2471, Option #1 available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST. Consumers can contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have additional questions about this product.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax:

This recall is being conducted with the full knowledge of the U.S. FDA.

MAJOR PHARMACEUTICALS

Product Description NDC Number Item Number Lot Number Expiration Date
Valsartan 80mg Tablets, USP 0904-6594-61 302086 T01795 05/2019
T01807 05/2019
T01712 02/2019
T01625 02/2019
T01596 02/2019
T01500 02/2019
T01466 07/2018
T01270 07/2018
Valsartan 160mg Tablets, USP 00904-6595-61 302087 T01646 05/2019
T01788 05/2019
T01668 05/2019
T01524 02/2019
T01269 07/2018
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keytocomputing@gmail.com (FDA) Life Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:09:59 -0400
Politicians Gather at Yonkers Political Picnic https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2330-politicians-gather-at-yonkers-political-picnic2330-politicians-gather-at-yonkers-political-picnic https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2330-politicians-gather-at-yonkers-political-picnic2330-politicians-gather-at-yonkers-political-picnic

The movers, the shakers and the wannabe makers all gathered at the Beczak Environmental Center in downtown Yonkers on July 15th, 2018 for an annual Indivisible Westchester 16 picnic.

The progressive activist group was formed shortly after Trump was elected as a reaction to his win. Political notable such as George Latimer and Andrea Stewart Cousins were in attendance along with Michael Sussman who is  the Green Party Candidate for NYS Attorney General.

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Politics Sun, 15 Jul 2018 20:13:24 -0400
Yonkers Political Columnist Bashes Dem Candidate Sayegh https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2329-yonkers-political-columnist-bashes-dem-candidate-sayegh2329-yonkers-political-columnist-bashes-dem-candidate-sayegh https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2329-yonkers-political-columnist-bashes-dem-candidate-sayegh2329-yonkers-political-columnist-bashes-dem-candidate-sayegh

Oped reprinted from the Yonkers Tribune: http://www.yonkerstribune.com/2018/07/40296

YONKERS, NY — July 13, 2018 — At a June 10th meeting of NYCD16 Indivisible, elected officials and candidates in attendance were given an opportunity to address the audience. All but one spoke about his/her vision and principles. Most were passionate about protecting civil and human rights, the necessity of affordable health care and/or the imperative of making it easier to exercise our right to vote.

The exception to all the other speakers was DOCTOR Nader Sayegh. He stood at the lectern and told his life story. From start to finish, it was a description of growing up in Yonkers and the work positions he’s held. Remember this, because it is “the tell” on the DOCTOR.

One of the first questions posed to the DOCTOR is why he calls himself a doctor when his highest academic degree is a law degree. The DOCTOR’S demeanor changed. He shrunk behind the lectern and spoke almost in a whisper. He said that in the field of education, where he has spent time as a school principal and on the Yonkers Board of Education, it is customary to refer to a lawyer who is not practicing law, as “DOCTOR.” I beg to differ.  My wife and I have worked over 70 years, combined, in secondary and higher education and we have never encountered a lawyer working in education referred to as doctor – unless s/he also has a Ph.D. or M.D. degree. It is obvious that the DOCTOR made up this rule to explain away his self-aggrandizement. Even worse, is that the DOCTOR was practicing law while he was an educator, so he violated his own made-up rule.

The DOCTOR was the president of the Yonkers Board of Education when it had a $50 million “shortfall” in its budget.  At the meeting, a gentleman who had worked on resolving the problems caused by the shortfall asked the DOCTOR why/how this had occurred under his watch.  The DOCTOR exclaimed, “Well, we discovered the shortfall,” then proceeded with a meandering word salad, so disjointed that an accurate description of what he said is “beyond my ken”, that is, my comprehension.

But think about his immediate response: “We discovered it.” Imagine hiring a security company to protect your goods and when your goods are stolen, the security company’s president tells you “we discovered they were gone!” Of course you’d find that response ludicrous.

The DOCTOR acknowledged that he had changed his registration from the Independence Party to the Democratic Party only last year, so he could run for an office. But when I asked why he had supported so many Republicans for so long, he denied having supported GOP candidates. When I said I could prove that he had, again he shrunk behind the lectern, rationalizing that it is the Independence Party that supports Republicans and he was “just one person” in the Party.

It appears the DOCTOR has a cursory relationship with the truth.  A quick search of the New York State election disclosure database reveals the Republicans the DOCTOR personally contributed to – sometimes multiple times. The list includes: Stephen Cerrato, Rory Bellantoni, Lou Mosiello, Mike Breen, John Larkin, Gordon Burrows, David Tubiolo, the Yonkers Republican City Committee and $1,000 to the odious Jeanine Pirro.  Also, some Republicans in Putnam and Dutchess Counties.

On a personal level, I met and spoke with the DOCTOR on five occasions.  Not once did he remember who I was, despite the fact that I spoke with him about the same issue each time. Before going on, I want to make clear that not only did he not remember my name or my face, but he did not even remember the issue I was asking him to address.

Since the Virgin Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church opened in Colonial Heights on Grand View Boulevard, at the intersection of Verona Avenue, congregants have been parking in “No Parking at Any Time” zones on both sides of the street. For drivers coming east on Verona Avenue, it can be almost impossible, to turn onto Grand View. When I approached the church about the problem, I was referred to the DOCTOR as a high-ranking church member who would be able to help. After explaining the problem and saying that I didn’t want to call the police about the matter, he said he would take care of it. Nothing changed, however, and in three subsequent encounters I had with him, like a broken record, he promised “I will take care of it.”

My fifth encounter with the DOCTOR was at the Yonkers Democratic convention where he received the Party’s endorsement as candidate for the 90th Assembly District seat. When I approached him, he thought I was coming to express my support.  Yet again, he neither recognized me, nor remembered the issue I had spoken to him about four times.  When I reminded him he had promised to “take care” of the illegal parking, he claimed to have “mentioned it to the priest.” So now, it’s the priest’s responsibility?

First, I doubt he spoke to the priest. But even if he had, the cars still park illegally during services, obvious to any driver in the neighborhood. And even if true, his “taking care” of it meant passing it off and not caring about the result. That is the DOCTOR.

It seems the DOCTOR has a hard time reconciling what he says from what he has done. No matter the results of his efforts, the DOCTOR sees them as accomplishments. His take on reality often ignores the facts.

Remember what I said about the DOCTOR’S “tell.” He was cofounder of the Westchester Independence Party. The Independence Party endorses candidates solely on the basis of picking a winner.  It is a party with no principles or convictions. That is the DOCTOR.

I don’t blame the DOCTOR.  He is a perfect example of the Dunning–Kruger effect.  Incapable of recognizing his own incompetence, he has an illusory superiority complex.

I DO blame the Yonkers Democratic Party for choosing someone who is pompous, incompetent AND just became a Democrat (in name only), in order to run for office. There are many competent, true Democrats who have known the issues and would work to enact legislation that Democrats support. Yet, the Yonkers Democratic Party endorsed the DOCTOR. I can’t explain that at all.

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Fred Polvere, is a national political columnist who spends his days climbing, hiking and reading, reading, reading.

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aseward100@aol.com (Fred Polvere) Life Sat, 14 Jul 2018 13:31:26 -0400
Green Party Candidate for AG on Radio Show https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2328-green-party-candidate-for-ag-on-radio-show2328-green-party-candidate-for-ag-on-radio-show https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2328-green-party-candidate-for-ag-on-radio-show2328-green-party-candidate-for-ag-on-radio-show

Westchester Eye on the Radio will host Michael Sussman, Green Party candidate for New York State Attorney General. http://electsussman-nyag2018.com/

Sussman was featured in the mini series, "Show Me a Hero". The hit TV doc detailed the Yonkers school desegregation lawsuit in 1985. Sussman was a political activist and well known civil rights attorney who played a key role in representing the NAACP in the epic battle.

He will discuss his political ambitions and more on 7/16/2018 from 3-4pm on WVOX 1460AM. Also streamed on line at wvox.com.

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Politics Fri, 13 Jul 2018 21:39:08 -0400
Yonkers Rap Group Partners With Booze Maker https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2327-yonkers-rap-group-partners-with-booze-maker2327-yonkers-rap-group-partners-with-booze-maker https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2327-yonkers-rap-group-partners-with-booze-maker2327-yonkers-rap-group-partners-with-booze-maker

 Iconic liqueur brand Hpnotiq launches the second year of its anticipated ICONIQ mixtape in partnership with premier digital publication ELEVATOR. This year's partnership will feature a double-disc mixtape. The first release of the ICONIQ Vol. 2 mixtape (Side A) will feature a ten-track tape, with an exclusive single from legendary New York-based trio, The LOX (Jadakiss, Styles P and Sheek Louch). This Winter, the brand will release its Side B tape featuring nine original tracks from the next-generation of hip-hop.

 "This year's ICONIQ mixtape continues the brands storied relationship with hip-hop, bringing together signature sounds, cultural influence, legends and the leading voices of the underground hip-hop scene," said MaryCrae Guild, Brand Manager, Hpnotiq Liqueur. "We're thrilled to continue our partnership with ELEVATOR, discovering the hottest SoundCloud artists and are excited to announce our exclusive track by hip-hop's very own The LOX."

ICONIQ Vol. 2 will feature the legendary Yonkers rap group The LOX, who have delivered an authentic brand of street inspired hip-hop for nearly 20 years. In anticipation for their Living off Xperience album release in Fall 2018, Jadakiss, Styles P and Sheek Louch join Hpnotiq for track and music video "I Don't Care."  Staying true to their sound, "I Don't Care" bridges classic hip-hop and the underline issues relevant to society.

 "We're excited to join Hpnotiq, an iconic brand that shares a commitment to hip-hop," said Jadakiss. "The ICONIQ Vol.2 mixtape will continue to shine light on hip-hop and drive the culture forward."

Last year, the ICONIQ mixtape featured tracks from SoundCloud artists including Rarri, Valee, $teven Cannon and many more. This year, the ICONIQ Vol.2 mixtape will feature 19 original tracks from The LOX, ELEVATOR's emerging artists and the Hpnotiq community. The first release will become available on ELEVATOR's Website on July 12, with the second release to follow in January. Select music videos will be available on the ELEVATOR's YouTube channel, every two-weeks following the mixtape release.

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aseward100@aol.com (Heaven Hill Brands) Life Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:08:24 -0400
Yonkers Businessman Hacked https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2326-yonkers-businessman-hacked2326-yonkers-businessman-hacked https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2326-yonkers-businessman-hacked2326-yonkers-businessman-hacked

The author of "The Art of the Deal", Tony Schwartz claims that his business and personal accounts have been hacked. Schwarta posted on twitter:

Tony Schwartz
 
✔@tonyschwartz
 
During the past seven days my cell phone, the phone lines in my company, and my personal and business accounts have all been hacked. I am not ready to make the tempting connection but I am alert and concerned.
 
Schwartz, who shared co-author credit for “The Art of the Deal” with then Donald Trump in 1987, said he has been victimized by a hacker due to the recent public criticisms he’s made of the president.
 
Schwartz also operates a business in downtown Yonkers located at 1 Larkin Plaza. https://theenergyproject.com/
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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Politics Sun, 08 Jul 2018 17:03:57 -0400
Sheet Metal Worker Job Opening https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2325-sheet-metal-worker-job-opening2325-sheet-metal-worker-job-opening https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2325-sheet-metal-worker-job-opening2325-sheet-metal-worker-job-opening

Sheet Metal Workers Local 28 Accepting Apprenticeship Applications Throughout July

The Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association Local Union 28 AFL-CIO, is looking for qualified applicants for its 5-year program to earn while you learn in a career in the Sheet Metal Industry.

Applications must be completed in person at the Nicholas Maldarelli Training Center, 139-20 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, NY 11435, weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bring valid state ID and social security card.

Applicants must be at least 17 years of age, have good basic math skills and a desire to work hard with their hands and their minds. Applicants will be randomly selected to take an entrance exam for classes entering in 2015. Women are encouraged to apply.

Visit www.smwialu28.org, or call (718) 297-5570, for more information.

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Sat, 07 Jul 2018 10:16:27 -0400
Supreme Court Rules Against Unions https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2324-supreme-court-rules-against-unions2324-supreme-court-rules-against-unions https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2324-supreme-court-rules-against-unions2324-supreme-court-rules-against-unions

The following statement was issued by leaders and members of AFSCME, AFT, NEA and SEIU following the decision by the United StatesSupreme Court to rule against working people and in favor of billionaire CEOs and corporate interests in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, holding that requiring fair-share fees in the public sector violates the First Amendment of the Constitution. The decision was issued on June 27th, 2018. It allows workers to opt out of joining a union but still be protected by union rules. They are not required to pay union dues.

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As millions of American workers recommit to their unions and launch new organizing drives and as support for labor unions has risen to its highest level in years, it is shameful that the billionaire CEOs and corporate special interests behind this case have succeeded in manipulating the highest court in the land to do their bidding. This case was nothing more than a blatant political attack to furtheriing our economy and democracy against everyday Americans in favor of the wealthy and powerful.

Public service workers—teachers, social workers, firefighters, 911 operators—are more determined than ever to stick together in their unions. Unions remain the most effective vehicle for the power in numbers working people need to secure their rights and freedoms, and provide a pathway to the middle class. We will remain a strong and vibrant force for working people, and will continue fighting to sustain our families, improve our workplaces and to make our communities stronger regardless of the court’s ruling.  

Today’s decision sends our economy in the wrong direction. But it is also a rallying point. We call on elected leaders and candidates to do everything in their power to make it easier to unite in unions and build more power for all working people.

Union leader and member responses:

“Unions will always be the most effective force and vehicle to propel working people into the middle class. Despite this unprecedented and nefarious political attack – designed to further rig the rules against working people -- nothing changes the fact that America needs unions now more than ever. We are more resolved than ever to fight like hell to win for our members and the communities they care so much about. AFSCME members don’t do this work to get rich. They do it because it’s a calling -- and for that service, they deserve respect. They deserve the same freedoms as the CEOs and billionaires who continue to rig the rules against everyone else. The American labor movement lives on, and we’re going to be there every day, fighting hard for all working people, our freedoms and for our country.” - Lee Saunders, President, AFSCME

“No court case, win or lose, could ever change how important my work and service is to me and the community I care about. My union gives me the strength, freedom and the tools I need to help people and to provide for my family. That’s why I’ll always stick with my coworkers, no matter what. We’re going to keep doing what we’ve been doing: organizing and talking to coworkers and community members, building power for working people.” - Stephen Mittons, AFSCME Council 31 member, Child Protection Investigator for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services 

“Today’s radical decision by the Supreme Court is a blatant slap in the face for educators, nurses, firefighters, police officers and all public servants who make our communities strong and safe. We are living in a system that is rigged to benefit special interests and billionaires, all at the expense of working people. Those behind this case know that unions amplify workers’ voices and transform their words into powerful and collective action. Even though the Supreme Court sided with corporate CEOs and billionaires over working Americans, unions will continue to be the best vehicle on the path to the middle class.” - Lily Eskelsen García, President, National Education Association (NEA)

“Fine arts programs were being cut from my school and students were missing out on subjects like arts and music. My union negotiated with the district to bring back music so our students could have a well-rounded curriculum. When some school principals tried to renege on the agreement, as a union, we stepped up. Educators came together through our union and spoke out for what our kids need. Strong unions build strong schools and strong communities. We need unions now more than ever.” - Alex Price, band director and instrumental music teacher, Belmont High School and Wright Brothers Middle School in Dayton, Ohio

“This decision is yet another example of how billionaires rig the system against working people, but SEIU members won’t let the extremists behind this case divide us. We will stay united, help workers who are fighting to form unions, and call on our elected leaders to do everything in their power to make it easier for working people to join together in unions.” - Mary Kay Henry, President, SEIU

“My coworkers and I are not going to let this court decision stop us from sticking together in our union. We know that we are stronger together, and that matters when we are working to ensure our community is resilient when faced with disasters like earthquakes or floods. We won’t let any court case, billionaire, or propaganda campaign divide us.” - Sara Campos, Department of Human Services, SEIU Local 503 in Salem, Oregon

“Don’t count us out. While today the thirst for power trumped the aspirations and needs of communities and the people who serve them, workers are sticking with the union because unions are still the best vehicle working people have to get ahead. 

“Strong unions create strong communities. We will continue fighting, caring, showing up and voting, to make possible what is impossible for individuals acting alone. The teacher walkouts this spring, with educators fighting for the funding children need, were an example of how we will continue to make that case—in the halls of statehouses and the court of public opinion, in our workplaces and communities, and at the ballot box in November—through organizing, activism and members recommitting to their union.

“This is a dark day in U.S. jurisprudence. Swung by a Trump-appointed justice with a long history of ruling for the wealthy and corporations over regular people, the Supreme Court overturned a 40-year unanimously decided precedent that has given teachers and firefighters, nurses and cops, a path to a better life for themselves and their communities.

“More than forty years ago, the court recognized that collective bargaining for teachers and other public sector workers benefits those workers, their employers and their communities. Union representation, if chosen by a majority, is the glue that holds us together. That wisdom has now been abandoned by the slimmest majority.

“The dissenting justices saw this case for what it really was—a warping and weaponizing of the First Amendment, absent any evidence or reason, to hurt working people. Not only was Abood well within the mainstream of First Amendment law, it has been affirmed six times and applied to other cases upholding bar fees for lawyers and student activity fees at public colleges.” - Randi Weingarten, President, AFT


“Regardless of the Supreme Court ruling, the teachers in our district will stick together to make sure we have a say in the future of our kids. We are a small union in a rural and conservative part of Ohio. But nearly all of the teachers in our district are full dues-paying members—because we know that teachers’ ability to create a safe learning environment for kids and make teaching a viable profession comes directly from being part of a strong union.” - Holly Kimpon, a high school biology and anatomy teacher, AFT member and president of the Genoa Area Education Association in Ohio

AFSCME's 1.6 million members provide the vital services that make America happen. With members in hundreds of different occupations — from nurses to corrections officers, child care providers to sanitation workers — AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public services and prosperity and opportunity for all working families.

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aseward100@aol.com (AFSCME) Politics Thu, 05 Jul 2018 08:56:32 -0400
Social Media Protest Rally https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2323-yonkers-blogger-protest-rally2323-yonkers-blogger-protest-rally https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2323-yonkers-blogger-protest-rally2323-yonkers-blogger-protest-rally

 Social media bloggers held a protest at 502 Whetstone Avenue, Yonkers NY on 6/27/2018, which is the home of a controversial local blog author, Brian Harrod. https://www.facebook.com/groups/YonkersNewswire/permalink/2131610523763181/

Organized by Gary Jenkins, the rally called for Harrod to leave his section 8 subsidized apartment. They have accused him of operating a business enterprise from the premises which is presumed to be in violation of his lease. In addition, supporters are calling for a closure of Harrod's online Facebook blog news service. https://www.change.org/p/yv-yonkersvoice-com-remove-brian-harrod-s-hate-speech-blog-from-facebook

Police were summoned to the scene and  multiple units responded. Seven patrol cars remained briefly but, the rally was free of incident. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1XiDPoGNcE&feature=youtu.be

Brian Harrod Protest Rally

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Politics Wed, 27 Jun 2018 22:22:29 -0400
Drag Nite in Yonkers https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2322-drag-nite-in-yonkers2322-drag-nite-in-yonkers https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2322-drag-nite-in-yonkers2322-drag-nite-in-yonkers

Guapo's Restaurant located at 10 Warburton Avenue, in downtown Yonkers was the host of drag nite. Angel Elektra and company danced and cavorted to a packed house.

The ladies showcased their talents with pulsating music and energetic sways. Angel Elektra took a tumble and recovered flawlessly.  In the spirit of true showmanship, she rose from the floor with the grace of a gymnast. 

Drag Nite is a must see event which is held every Tuesday at Guapos. There is no cover charge and no minimum. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-k3JRVMvlQ&feature=youtu.be

Drag Nite in Yonkers NY

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Tue, 26 Jun 2018 22:23:38 -0400
Body Found at Entrance to Aqueduct Trail https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/publicsafety/2321-body-found-at-entrance-to-aqueduct-trail2321-body-found-at-entrance-to-aqueduct-trail https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/publicsafety/2321-body-found-at-entrance-to-aqueduct-trail2321-body-found-at-entrance-to-aqueduct-trail

The body of a forty year old White male has been found at the entrance to the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail on LaMartine Avenue in south west Yonkers. 

The trail is a popular bike and jogging path  Police are investigating as of this evening. 

Check out www.yonkersvoice.com for more information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=77&v=Svff7K_SJmw

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Public safety Sun, 24 Jun 2018 19:00:09 -0400
Westchester County DA Scarpino on Radio Show Tomorrow https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/publicsafety/2320-westchester-county-da-scarpino-on-radio-show-tomorrow2320-westchester-county-da-scarpino-on-radio-show-tomorrow https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/publicsafety/2320-westchester-county-da-scarpino-on-radio-show-tomorrow2320-westchester-county-da-scarpino-on-radio-show-tomorrow

Westchester County DA, Anthony Scarpino, will be a guest on Westchester Eye on the Radio tomorrow, 6/25/2018, to discuss the recent theft of mail boxes and subsequent theft of the contents in the Westchester area. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahx8ibRkmmc
 Tune in from 3-4pm on WVOX 1460 or listen online at wvox,com. See you on the air.
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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Public safety Sun, 24 Jun 2018 14:05:58 -0400
Freeway Rick on Westchester Eye on the Radio https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2319-freeway-rick-on-westchester-eye-on-the-radio2319-freeway-rick-on-westchester-eye-on-the-radio https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2319-freeway-rick-on-westchester-eye-on-the-radio2319-freeway-rick-on-westchester-eye-on-the-radio

Freeway Rick Ross on Westchester Eye on the Radio tomorrow, 6/18/2018.

Ross created the crack cocaine epidemic in LA in the 1980's. The profits were allegedly used to finance the Iran Contra war. The CIA was allegedly involved.

Ross has written a book detailing his fall from grace, jail, and redemption. 3-4pm. 1460am WVOX or online at wvox.com. Tune in for a fascinating program. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9w3ql7hIG8

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Sun, 17 Jun 2018 15:42:12 -0400
Kellogg Cereal Recall https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2318-kellogg-cereal-recall2318-kellogg-cereal-recall https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2318-kellogg-cereal-recall2318-kellogg-cereal-recall

Recall and Advice to Consumers and Retailers

Recall

On June 14, 2018, the Kellogg Company recalled 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.

  • Recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal has a “best if used by” date from June 14, 2018 through June 14, 2019. The “best if used by” date is on the box top.
  • The recalled 15.3 oz. Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal has a UPC code of 38000 39103. The recalled 23.0 oz. Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal has a UPC code of 38000 14810. The UPC code is on the bottom of the box.

Advice to Consumers and Retailers

  • Do not eat recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. Check your home for the recalled cereal and throw it away, or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.
  • Even if some of the cereal was eaten and no one got sick, throw the rest of it away or return it for a refund.
  • If you store cereal in another container without the packaging and don’t remember the brand or type, throw it away.
  • Thoroughly wash the container with warm, soapy water before using it again, to remove harmful germs that could contaminate other food.
  • Retailers should not sell or serve recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.

Contact a healthcare provider if you think you got sick from consuming recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.

  • Most people infected with Salmonella develop the following signs and symptoms 12-72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria:
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Abdominal cramps
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aseward100@aol.com (Food Consumer Protection) Life Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:32:18 -0400