Swyonkers's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:14:10 -0500 HamletHub.com Biaggi and Espaillat Radio Guests https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2234-biaggi-and-espaillat-radio-guests2234-biaggi-and-espaillat-radio-guests https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2234-biaggi-and-espaillat-radio-guests2234-biaggi-and-espaillat-radio-guests

Tomorrow, February 19th, is President's Day. Politics will be the topic on Westchester Eye on The Radio. Guests are Alessandra Biaggi who is the Democratic candidate challenging NYS Senator Jeff Klein and Congressman Adriano Espaillat, the first congressman (D) who was previously undocumented.

Tune in from 3-4 pm on WVOX 1460 AM. The show will also be streamed live on the internet at wvox.com.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=insbfIO-36U&t=14s

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Politics Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:24:39 -0500
NYS Senate Candidate Julie Killiain Speaks Out About Drugs https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2233-nys-senate-candidate-julie-killiain-speaks-out-about-drugs2233-nys-senate-candidate-julie-killiain-speaks-out-about-drugs https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2233-nys-senate-candidate-julie-killiain-speaks-out-about-drugs2233-nys-senate-candidate-julie-killiain-speaks-out-about-drugs

 

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. (February 16, 2018) – New York State Senate candidate and former Rye Councilwoman and Deputy Mayor Julie Killian (R-Rye) made the following statement after attending the New York State Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction hearing at Pace University last night:

"My deepest condolences are with the families who lost their children to accidental overdoses at 'sober living homes' and the dedicated professionals working in substance abuse every day who testified at last night's hearing. Having advocated in the area of substance abuse for many years, I know first-hand that each story is unique, but what they all have in common is that substance abuse and the complicated issues that surround it are horrific for the victims and their families, and the challenges often feel simply insurmountable.
 
"It is government's role to help lift that burden. That is why I am running for the Senate: to fight for Westchester’s fair share of funding for prevention, treatment and recovery services so that other local families will not have to go through the heartbreak of losing loved ones to addiction.

"I applaud the efforts of Senator Terrence Murphy and the New York Senate for their Sober Living Home legislation to improve government regulation of these treatment centers to ensure that our loved ones remain safe while they are getting the treatment they need." 
 
For the last 25 years, Killian has worked to make Westchester County a better place to live, work and raise a family.  A leader in the fight against substance abuse, Julie co-founded RyeACT (Rye Action for Children and Teens) to fight youth drug and alcohol abuse.  RyeACT works with the federal government and regional partners to promote prevention through a positive cultural framework.  Specifically, RyeACT trains local leaders and youth, develops prevention messages and provides local access to drug and alcohol abuse prevention experts.
 
Killian earned the Westchester County Republican Committee's nomination to run in the Special Election for New York State Senate District 37 scheduled for April 24th. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9vCjchvxyw
 

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aseward100@aol.com (Mollie Fullington) Politics Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:16:12 -0500
Yonkers Gun Maker Says Buy Guns for Valentine's Day https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2232-yonkers-gun-maker-says-buy-guns-for-valentine-s-day2232-yonkers-gun-maker-says-buy-guns-for-valentine-s-day https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2232-yonkers-gun-maker-says-buy-guns-for-valentine-s-day2232-yonkers-gun-maker-says-buy-guns-for-valentine-s-day

A Yonkers NY based gun manufacturer, encouraged people to purchase guns as gifts for their significant other on Valentine's Day. 

Kimber America promoted the idea in the form of a tweet that circulated on the internet at the same time a mass school shooting occurred at the Marjorie Stoneham Douglas High School located in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen students were killed by a lone gunman, Nikolaus Cruz.

The tweet was removed a few hours later but the image remained until Thursday. 

Kimber Manufacturing is an American company that designs, manufactures, and distributes small arms such as M1911 pistols, Solo pistols and rifles. The USA Shooting Team, Marines assigned to Special Operations, and the LAPD SWAT team use Kimber pistols.

In 2013, the FBI conducted an investigation to determine if members of the LAPD SWAT team and Special Investigations Section units violated the law by buying large amounts of custom made handguns and resold them for profit, according to an article in the LA Times. 

Kimber expanded their operations to Troy, New York and Alabama after their request to expand in Yonkers was met with resistance from the community.  https://bearingarms.com/tom-k/2018/01/20/kimber-leave-new-york-alabama-gun-laws/

http://westchester.news12.com/story/34913206/yonkers-gun-making-company-under-fire-from-neighbors

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:40:09 -0500
Poughkeepsie Doctor Works in Africa https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2231-poughkepsie-doctor-works-in-africa2231-poughkepsie-doctor-works-in-africa https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2231-poughkepsie-doctor-works-in-africa2231-poughkepsie-doctor-works-in-africa

Tune into Westchester Eye on the Radio tomorrow, 2/12/2018 to find out why a Dutchess County cardiologist travels to Malawi to help needy patients. Dr.Joseph Fulton is Chief of Vascular Surgery at MidHudson Regional Hospital and Assistant Professor of Surgery at New York Medical College. He will explain the perils, the joy , and the rewards of reaching out to help others.

Malawi is located in south east Africa. The average life expectancy in a population  of eighteen million people is fifty years old. There are twenty fiive surgeons, mostly foreign, that serve the entire country.  Ten percent of that population is infected with HIV.

Joseph Fulton strives to make a difference. 

Check it out at 3 pm, 1460 AM or listen online at wvox.com.

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Sun, 11 Feb 2018 14:37:17 -0500
Republican Candidate Drops Out of NYS Senate Race https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2230-republican-candidate-drops-out-of-nys-senate-race2230-republican-candidate-drops-out-of-nys-senate-race https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2230-republican-candidate-drops-out-of-nys-senate-race2230-republican-candidate-drops-out-of-nys-senate-race

 New York State Senate candidate Sarmad Khojasteh (R) today officially ended his campaign and endorsed Julie Killian for the upcoming Special Election for the 37th District Senate Seat.

“It is critical that the GOP win this Senate seat, and we must rally around a single candidate as quickly as possible to take the fight to the Democrats for this April Special Election. I am ending my campaign today and supporting Julie Killian in this race,” Khojasteh said. “I have spoken with Julie and she has assured me that she will continue to promote policies that help lower- and middle-income New Yorkers achieve financial security and upward mobility. Julie is a strong candidate and will be a great Senator representing the people of Westchester County.”

“We decided to run at this time because we believe that it is imperative that the Republican Party promote positive policy solutions to the issues facing lower- and middle-income New Yorkers. We are encouraged by the gains our campaign has made and we will work to ensure that Republican candidates across New York continue to focus on these important issues and provide independent-minded solutions to make New York a great place to raise a family, start a business, and, ultimately, retire,” Khojasteh said.

Douglas A. Colety, Westchester Republican County Committee Chairman, echoed the sentiments of many Party leaders, stating, "What Sarmad achieved in terms of fundraising, garnering media attention, and generating grass roots support and enthusiasm for his campaign in an extremely short period of time makes clear to everyone that he is a rising star within our Party.”
 
Khojasteh was the first Republican candidate to enter the race, on December 4, 2017. Over a two-month period, the campaign broke a fundraising record for a political newcomer in this district by raising more than $128,000 in six weeks, and Khojasteh barnstormed the district speaking with media and meeting committee members and voters, sharing his ideas for practical solutions to solve the issues facing Westchester County voters, with a specific focus on economic policies that would make it possible for all New Yorkers to achieve the American Dream.

Khojasteh proposed a 529-style tax-advantaged, growth investment plan to help New York families save for their first home, a similar plan focused on small business entrepreneurship and a concept that would encourage angel investors to invest in New York-based start-ups.

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently called the Special Election for April 24.

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aseward100@aol.com (Khojasteh Campaign) Politics Mon, 05 Feb 2018 21:32:19 -0500
NYS Senate Candidate Biaggi Interview on WVOX https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2229-nys-senate-candidate-biaggi-interview-on-wvox2229-nys-senate-candidate-biaggi-interview-on-wvox https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2229-nys-senate-candidate-biaggi-interview-on-wvox2229-nys-senate-candidate-biaggi-interview-on-wvox

A political Super Bowl is brewing between Alessandra Biaggi and NYS Senator Jeff Klein. Biaggi, who is a newcomer to the game will challenge long term Klein, now the target of sexual harassment issues. She is also the granddaughter of former Bronx congressman, Mario Biaggi.

Tune in to Westchester Eye on the Radio tomorrow, 2/5/2018, to get the scoop from 3-4pm. 1460 AM or streamed live at wvox.com 

Alessandra will be the guest. https://www.biaggi4ny.com/

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Politics Sun, 04 Feb 2018 07:59:36 -0500
Immigration Atty At Charter School Meeting https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2228-immigration-atty-at-charter-school-meeting2228-immigration-atty-at-charter-school-meeting https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2228-immigration-atty-at-charter-school-meeting2228-immigration-atty-at-charter-school-meeting

Reminder. The community meeting for the proposed Yonkers C.A.S.T. Charter school is scheduled for Sunday, February 4th at 2 pm. 

The meeting will be held at the Yonkers Riverfront Library. School organizers will be available to answer your questions and renowned immigration lawyer, Michael Wildes will discuss documents needed for the international student exchange program. 

https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2196-new-charter-school-to-open-in-yonkers

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Fri, 02 Feb 2018 22:55:29 -0500
Art Hopping In The Y.O. https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2227-art-hopping-in-the-y-o2227-art-hopping-in-the-y-o https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2227-art-hopping-in-the-y-o2227-art-hopping-in-the-y-o

by Demetrio Belenky

The Yonkers art scene was alive and well on Thursday 2/1/2018/ The monthly gallery hop featuring Blue Door, Urban Studio Unbound, Philpse Manor and the Riverfront Library showcased both local and international talent. Muralist, Eelco who lives in the Netherlands, hung up at Urban Studio Unbound along with Demetrio Belenky who paid homage to The President. Local artist,  George Gutierrez presented at Philipse Manor in a series of Civil War renderings. 

Blue Door had it's share of talent with an assortment of photos, paintings and material sculpture. The Riverfront Library Gallery hosted an exhibit titled The Way Back which features five artists exploring their African American roots. 

The next gallery hop will be held on March 1. 2018. 

 

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Thu, 01 Feb 2018 19:12:48 -0500
Local Political Candidate Has Tax Advice https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2226-local-political-candidate-has-tax-advice2226-local-political-candidate-has-tax-advice https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2226-local-political-candidate-has-tax-advice2226-local-political-candidate-has-tax-advice

 
OpEd: Tax-Advantaged Growth Investment Accounts Will Help
New Yorkers Save For Their First Home

By: Sarmad Khojasteh

Today, the skyrocketing cost of living and the home affordability crisis are leaving too many New Yorkers shut out of the American Dream; they are working harder than ever before, but have less and less to show for it.

The federal government’s cuts to the state and local tax (SALT) deduction will only exacerbate the financial hardship facing these New Yorkers, and likely drive families to relocate elsewhere.  Even worse, in view of New York State’s more than $4 billion budget shortfall in 2017 and expected $8 billion budget shortfall in 2018, the likelihood of a decrease in state and local taxes is next to nil.

We must find ways to help hardworking New Yorkers get ahead and create a financial foundation on which they can build a better life for themselves and their children.

Not only should we do everything we can to lower the tax burden, but, more importantly, we must find innovative and pioneering solutions to incentivize New Yorkers to plan for a home purchase from an early age with accounts that allow for growth in the market over time.

The good news is that such solutions are within reach if, and only if, our elected officials set aside partisan gamesmanship and focus on promoting policies that will make New York a great place to live, work, raise a family, and ultimately retire for all New Yorkers.

One way to address this issue is to create tax-advantaged growth investment accounts for first home purchases.  Such accounts would operate no differently than 529 college savings accounts, and would permit New Yorkers to make tax-deductible contributions to an investment account that would grow in value over time.

By providing favorable tax treatment to such contributions, New York would incentivize its citizens to plan for their first home purchase, and position our young families to able to purchase a home by their mid-thirties.

In contrast to the home savings plan currently being considered by the New York State Legislature, which allows tax free contributions to be made into a savings account on which interest would accrue, such a proposal would allow prospective homeowners to make contributions into an investment account that would grow at a much higher rate of return than a basic savings account.  

Even without federal support, such a proposal would allow lower income prospective homeowners to use all of their investment earnings towards a first home purchase, and allow other higher income prospective homeowners to use anywhere from 80% to 85% of their investment earnings toward a first home purchase.

By way of example, a lower income couple, each of whom has contributed $75 per month from the age of 22 to 35, would have nearly $45,000 saved toward a down payment on their first home, even assuming a conservative rate of return.

Why doesn’t such a common sense, low cost option already exist?  You need look no further than Wall Street, which has influence-peddled and lobbied its way to achieving a bipartisan consensus around the notion that somehow borrowing a huge sum of money from a bank is part and parcel of the American Dream.  As a result, the mortgage interest deduction -- which allows homeowners to deduct from their taxable income payments made to big banks -- is the only assistance provided to homeowners by either the federal or state government.  

Tellingly, the only program currently provided by the federal or state government to assist first time homeowners comes in the form of mortgage options that allow a first-time homeowner to obtain a mortgage without satisfying the 20% down payment requirement, which, of course, results in more and more mortgage interest payments being paid to large Wall Street banks. Such programs also require homeowners to pay private mortgage insurance, driving up monthly carrying costs, and increasing the occurrence of foreclosures as homeowners buckle under the weight of loans that they cannot afford.

This is a simple, low-cost solution that should enjoy bipartisan support.  It potentially would decrease the state tax burden faced by New York’s working families at a time they need it most as they lose at least a portion of the SALT deduction.  And, even more critically, it would create a ladder to financial security and a real chance at upward mobility for the next generation of New Yorkers.

 
Sarmad Khojasteh is a candidate for the New York State Senate (SD-37) and a partner at Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP. For more information about his candidacy please visit www.sarmad4ny.com .
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aseward100@aol.com (Sarmad Khojasteh) Politics Mon, 29 Jan 2018 17:05:04 -0500
Westchester Activists Anniversary Celebration https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2225-westchester-activists-anniversary-celebration2225-westchester-activists-anniversary-celebration https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2225-westchester-activists-anniversary-celebration2225-westchester-activists-anniversary-celebration

Indivisible Westchester is a group that was founded as a reaction to the Trump election. Four days after the Trump win, a coalition of Westchester residents assembled to strategize for the upcoming year and beyond. Within months, the movement grew from a few to over three thousand members. 

The organization operates on a progressive platform and supports candidates that espouse inclusion, civil rights, and gender equality among other principles. They were recently instrumental in electing George Latimer to the office of Westchester County Executive. The group has backed Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer to fill Latimer's now vacant NYS Senate seat. 

The first anniversary of Indivisible Westchester was held at a meeting at the Ethical Culture Society in White  Plains NY. on Januaruy 28th, 2018. 

Political notables such as Congresswoman Nita Lowey, Kat Brezler, Chris Johnson, Ken Jenkins, George Latimer, Shelley Mayer, Kristen Browde, and Alessandra Biaggi were in attendance. 

Co founder, Shannon Powell was a key speaker. Her interview on WVOX radio can be heard at this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWVzRa4sU

Political candidate Alessandra Biaggi and Nita Lowey spoke also. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=insbfIO-36U

 

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Politics Sun, 28 Jan 2018 20:00:58 -0500
Local Man Will Swim in Icy Waters https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2224-local-man-will-swim-in-icy-waters2224-local-man-will-swim-in-icy-waters https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2224-local-man-will-swim-in-icy-waters2224-local-man-will-swim-in-icy-waters

 

Although summer is far away, one group of intrepid swimmers will start the season early. The Bronx Polar Bear Club has been taking the arctic plunge for many years. 

They will perform their annual dip this year, 2018, at Orchard Beach for Valentine's Day. And one of those frigid frolickers is Michael Max Knobbe, a veteran ice swimmer. Knobbe is not only committed to physical fitness but to charity for the Bronx homeless. Proceeds from the event will go to that cause. 

Knobbe will be the guest of Westchester Eye on the Radio on Monday, 1/29/2018.  Tune in to WVOX 1460 AM from 3-4 pm to learn the details of why polar bear participants freeze  when others sneeze. Streamed live on the internet at wvox.com. 

Call in to comment 914-636-0110.

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Sun, 28 Jan 2018 16:15:28 -0500
New Yonkers Charter School Community Meeting https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2223-new-yonkers-charter-school-community-meeting2223-new-yonkers-charter-school-community-meeting https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2223-new-yonkers-charter-school-community-meeting2223-new-yonkers-charter-school-community-meeting

There will be a community meeting on February 4th at the Yonkers Riverfront Library to discuss the new proposed Yonkers C.A.S.T. Charter School.

The school organizers will be available to answer your questions and welcome your suggestions for the school at 2 pm. All are welcome. 

The school will enroll one hundred students and the curriculum will utilize a unique multi cultural format. http://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2196-new-charter-school-to-open-in-yonkers

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Sat, 27 Jan 2018 16:00:00 -0500
Westchester Action Group on WVOX Tomorrow https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2222-westchester-action-group-on-wvox-tomorrow2222-westchester-action-group-on-wvox-tomorrow https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/politics/2222-westchester-action-group-on-wvox-tomorrow2222-westchester-action-group-on-wvox-tomorrow

Listen in to Westchester Eye on the Radio tomorrow, January 22nd, 2018 from 3-4 pm. Guest will be Shannon Powell, an organizer and activist with the grass roots group known as Indivisible Westchester.

The group was formed one year ago to promote agendas that would counter the policies of the Trump administration. The sub groups throughout Westchester County hold marches, distribute literature, and advocate for progressive solutions to many political issues.

Call to comment: 914-636-0110. Tune in to 1460 AM or check it out online at wvox.com.

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Politics Sun, 21 Jan 2018 16:47:08 -0500
Famous Artist's Mother Hospitalized https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2221-famous-artist-s-mother-hospitalized2221-famous-artist-s-mother-hospitalized https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2221-famous-artist-s-mother-hospitalized2221-famous-artist-s-mother-hospitalized

Before injuries.

The mother of famed artist, James De La Vega, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_De_La_Vega has been admitted to Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx after experiencing a fall.

His mother, Elsie Matos, was admitted to the Kingsbridge area Citadel Nursing and Rehab Center located at 3400 Cannon Pl. Bronx, NY one year ago as a result of complications from diabetes. Unable to walk, she remains wheel chair bound

Her son visits her weekly. However, on a November 19th 2017, visit, he became alarmed when he discovered disturbing bruises on his mother's arm. The room was cold due to a broken window and his mother told him that she had fallen.

After speaking with the facility authorities, he was informed that the fall allegedly occurred on November 13th, 2017, according to De La Vega.  Although Citadel did not notify him about the fall, De La Vega was reportedly told that Citadel had filed an accident report and that xrays had been taken. A copy of the report was requested by the family but has not been received to date. 

On January 21st, 2018, James received a call at 6:00 am informing him that his mother had been admitted to Montefiore Hospital. Citadel reportedly stated that his mother fell and sustained facial injuries in a dining room on January 20th, 2018.

Matos, who is in her early seventies, described a vague recollection of the incident. Previous to the accident, her family describes her as being lucid, and in good spirits. They are awaiting the results of an MRI to determine the extent of the injuries.

Citadel is a 400 bed private nursing facility. The cost per patient according to their website is $250-$275 per day. Medicare and Medicaid are accepted. 

In 2016, they fell under the scrutiny of government watchdog groups.

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Watchdogs question $30M grant to Citadel rehab center

Posted July 6, 2016  (Riverdale Press)
 
By Anthony Capote

Correction appended.

Government watchdogs have recently discovered a $30 million allocation for a Kingsbridge nursing home with a checkered history concealed in the state budget.

The money is set to be donated to Citadel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center — whose owners have contributed thousands of dollars to Bronx state Sen. Jeff Klein’s campaigns, according to a New York Post report this spring. 

“A little-noticed provision of this year’s budget directs $30 million to a single nursing home in the Bronx, which is unusual even by the standards of New York State government,” a report by the Empire Center for Public Policy, a watchdog group, read. 

“The allocation received passing mention [in a May 24] budget report from Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.” the report read. 

The nursing home, formerly known as Kingsbridge Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, will receive $1 million every year for the next 30 years, according to the watchdog group. 

“I don’t understand why this particular nursing home should be getting so much extra money,” Bill Hammond, the chief of health policy at the Empire Center and the author of the report, said. “The health department gave [the owner] a permit to renovate. Because he was renovating, he got less reimbursement than if he were building a new one.”

Mr. Hammond accused Mr. Klein of striking a deal with state legislators to circumnavigate the health department and give Citadel additional funds to renovate and expand the nursing home. Neither the state senator, nor Citadel representatives responded to multiple requests for comment on this story. 

“Favoritism and the fact that it happens to be in the district of a leader in the state senate gave this nursing home an unfair advantage,” Mr. Hammond said. “As an outsider looking in, it doesn’t make sense to me that the legislature would go out of its way to give this nursing home more money than it was allotted.”

The owners of Citadel told the Empire Center that the money requested for renovations was necessary to bring the nursing home back into working condition, after the building fell into disarray under its former owner, who died in 2011. Kingsbridge Heights fell on troubled times in 2008, when workers went on strike after the then-owner, Helen Sieger, stopped paying health benefits. 

Ms. Sieger was later indicted and died in Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, a facility used by the New York City Department of Correction to hold seriously ill inmates. After that, the nursing home was sold to Citadel – which is jointly owned by Leopold Friedman, who holds a 50 percent stake and serves as chief executive, Esther Farkowitz with a 25 percent stake, Gabrielle Philipson with 20 percent, and Bent Philipson with 5 percent. 

The new owners have donated at least $10,000 to Mr. Klein’s campaigns, the New York Post has reported. 

Mr. Klein told Mr. Hammond that the $30 million allocation would ultimately save the state $78 million because the owners of Citadel would have received more money if they had built an entirely new facility.

“To me it looks like favoritism,” Mr. Hammond said. “Klein had leverage in budget negotiations and used it to give this nursing home an unfair advantage.”

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Ms. Sieger died in police custody. In fact, as The Press reported in an April 27, 2011 article about Ms. Sieger's death, she died in Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, a facility used by the New York City Department of Correction to hold seriously ill inmates.

 

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aseward100@aol.com (Ardina Seward) Life Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:35:48 -0500
New Play About Harriet Tubman https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2220-new-play-about-harriet-tubman2220-new-play-about-harriet-tubman https://news.hamlethub.com/swyonkers/life/2220-new-play-about-harriet-tubman2220-new-play-about-harriet-tubman

 
 

WOODIE KING, JR.'S NEW FEDERAL THEATRE TO PRESENT "HARRIET'S RETURN: BASED UPON THE LEGENDARY LIFE OF HARRIET TUBMAN," WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY KAREN JONES MEADOWS.
Historical play is a powerhouse tour-de-force for its actress.

Previews February 8 & 9, opens February 10, plays through March 4, 2018

Castillo Theater, 543 West 42nd Street
Presented by New Federal Theatre, Woodie King, Jr. Producing Director, in association with Castillo Theatre.

Thur, Fri and Sat at 7:30 PM, Sat and Sun at 2:00 PM. (20 performances)

$40 general admission, $30 students and seniors. Groups (10 or more) $25
Box office: www castillo.org, 212-941-1234

Producing company website: www.newfederaltheatre.com

Running time: 2 hours with intermission

At a time when the USA is waffling on its commitment to honor Harriet Tubman with her image on the 20 dollar bill, Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre will present "Harriet's Return: Based Upon the Legendary Life of Harriet Tubman," written and performed by Karen Jones Meadows. The production takes audiences on a deeply personal, high energy journey into the private and public life of this famed Underground Railroad conductor, spiritual icon, revolutionary, and entrepreneur, whose life spanned nine decades and still influences the consciousness of people throughout the world. The production is directed by Clinton Turner Davis and will take stage February 8 to March 4 at Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd Street.

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aseward100@aol.com (Castillo Theatre) Life Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:46:09 -0500