WESTCHESTER’S OLDEST AND MOST RESPECTED NEWSPAPERS PRESORT-STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID White Plains, NY Permit #7164 Vol 109 Number 46 www.RisingMediaGroup.com Habitat for Humanity Builds Homes for Veterans Habitat for Humanity-Westchester CEO Jim Killoran with the Ortiz and Roushion families outside their new Yonkers homes. Photo by Donna Davis. What better way to celebrate Veterans Day on Tuesday than to hand the keys to a refurbished home over to a local vet? That is what Habitat for Humanity of Westchester was able to do in Yonkers last week when two veterans, and their families, were presented with two refurbished homes at 120 High St. Habitat-Westchester CEO Jim Killoran and his team held a dedication party on Veterans Day to dedicate their latest project, which turned two forgotten houses into renovated homes for vets to own at an affordable price. U.S. Marines Michael and Nicole Roushion are now first-time homeowners and stepped into their new home for the first time last week – which was a dream come true. “The battle is to beat poverty and help all veterans have a home and a job,” said Killoran of Habitat’s mission on Veterans Day. These buildings, once abandoned, are now affordable, energy-efficient homes with rooftop Continued on Page 9 Cub Scouts Pack 6 Sends Care Packages to Veterans From the Ernest Pasqua American Legion Post are Lt. Col. Mark Kucera, USAR (ret.), commander; Joe Perillo, RANK (ret.), sergeant-at-arms; Lt. Susan Petrilli, Army Nurse Corps (ret.); Lt. Col. Glenn Sadowki, U.S. Marine Corps, adjutant; Celeste Hughes, cubmaster for Cub Scouts Pack 6 of Crestwood; Lee Giordano, PFC, USAR (ret.); Egidio Conciatori, Spec 4, USAR (ret.), second vice commander; and veteran Dominick. Photo by Donna Davis. In another great tribute to veterans and the men and women serving our country overseas, Crestwood Cub Scout Pack 6 and veterans from American Legion Ernest Pasqua Post joined to send Thanksgiving care packages to troops abroad. This is the third year of this effort, which has shipped more than 300 packages over the course of three years, including 120 packages this year. All of the volunteers lent a hand at the Annunciation School Gym to package up the donations, and to fold an American flag into a tight triangle, which can be put in every service man and woman’s pocket. The care packages are sent to eight different bases in Afghanistan and Korea, including an Continued on Page 9 Friday, November 14, 2014 School 17 Stands Up To Bullying in Yonkers Staff and students at School 17 are committed to preventing bullying, and on Oct. 22, the entire staff and students wore orange and hosted several events to spread the word about the negative effects of bullying. Students created and signed a pledge that will serve to remind them why they should not tolerate bullying. Students came up with the following phrases: 1. At School 17, bullies always pay and never get away. 2. Together, we stand against bullying. 3. A compliment goes a long way. 4. School 17 is bully-free because we are family. 5. Being kind is always on our mind. 6. Bullying ends with me. 7. Step up so that bullies step down. Students at School 17 were reminded that bullying hurts people and is not nice. Through a short poem, students remember the simple steps one can take to be a good friend: I can be a friend, when you are feeling blue. I can be a friend by smiling at you. I can be a friend every single day. We can be great friends, what do you say? School 17 fourth-grader Leyla Baker proudly shows off her handmade anti-bullying T-shirt. Students Build Benches For Senior Citizens Saunders High School Assistant Principal Dr. Vicuna with students Angel, Dylan and Christopher, as well as City Council Minority Leader Michael Sabatino and staff member Ivy Reeves. Yonkers senior citizens who live in the Western Avenue apartments and who have been asking to have their benches replaced for some time finally got their wish, thanks to City Council Minority Leader Michael Sabatino and his staff and students from Saunders High School. In response to the request, Sabatino’s office contacted Saunders H.S. shop teacher Mark Riccettson, who – along with his carpentry class students – built the benches, which were picked up by the Municipal Housing Authority for weather proofing. The benches, which were completed some time ago, were installed outside the Continued on Page 5 Comedian Sid Caesar Remembered in Yonkers Forever From left are Assembly member Shelley Mayer, JCY-Westchester Community Partners Executive Director Janice Lubin-Kirschner, Council President Liam McLaughlin, Councilman Christopher Johnson, Sid Caesar’s son-in-law Timothy Carroll, Sid Caesar’s daughter Karen Caesar (holding sign), Mayor Mike Spano, biographer Eddy Friedfeld, Council Minority Leader Michael Sabatino, actor Joe Bologna and Sid Caesar’s daughter-in-law Alisa Caesar. Photo by Ed Whitman. By Dan Murphy Mayor Mike Spano and the City of Yonkers paid a fitting tribute to one of their native sons, and one of Hollywood’s legendary enter- tainers, when they renamed the corner of Main Street and Riverdale Avenue in downtown Yonkers as Sid Caesar Way. Sid, who died in February at the age of 91, “was very proud of his Jewish cultural roots and was deeply sentimental with regard to the city of his birth, Yonkers,” said Eddie Friedfeld a friend who helped Sid write his autobiography. The corner where Sid Caesar Way was named in significant because it was the location of Sid’s parents’ luncheonette, the St. Clair BufContinued on Page 3 T:10.625” PAGE 2 - Yonkers Rising - Friday, November 14, 2014 THIS WAS THE EASY PART. Becoming a part of NewYork-Presbyterian means more than hanging our new red signs. In the months to come, you will see a hospital transformed. A new cardiac cath lab. A new cancer center. An influx of skills, ideas and technology. And seamless access to our doctors and services. In the meantime, please excuse the cranes and jackhammers. Amazing things are happening here. nyp.org/lawrence FRidAY, NoVEMbER 14, 2014 - YoNkERs RisiNG - PAGE 3 Howard and Carol Berman. A poster of Sid Caesar in the prime of his life and Hollywood career, at City Hall. Mayor Spano welcomes visitors to the dedication of Sid Caesar Way in downtown Yonkers, with Council President Liam McLaughlin, left; Councilman Christopher Johnson, third from right; Assembly member Shelley Mayer, second from right; and Council Minority Leader Michael Sabatino, right, looking on. Assembly member Mayer with Sid Caesar’s daughter Karen proudly holding the sing hoisted in her father’s name, and Rabbi Andrew Bossov of Westchester Jewish Community Services. Actor Joe Bologna recalls memories of Sid Caesar, with Mayor Spano looking on. Cantor Michael Kasper, Shirlie Hirsch and Brian Kalber sing for Sid. Bring Our Jobs Home Karen Caesar at the corner of Main Street and Riverdale Avenue, named after her father. A Website dedicated to restoring the American dream by holding US Corporations and our elected oﬃcials accountable and help bring manufacturing jobs back to the USA Photos by Ed Whitman Visit our website at bringourjobshome.com and aoafa.org Frank Spotorno, Founder and a Candidate for Yonkers Mayor “A Bold New Future for Yonkers” Comedian Sid Continued from Page 1 fet, where the family worked and lived upstairs. It was in that eatery, and on that corner, that Sid Caesar began to experiment with the comedy that made all of America laugh for decades. The old RKO Proctor Theater on South Broadway was another Yonkers locale that Sid fondly remembered as having a strong influence on his comedic genius. Sid attended PS 10, Hawthorne Junior High School and Yonkers High School, and one of his most prized possessions was the key to the city given to him by Mayor Mike Spano in 2012 on his 90th birthday. At the young age of 8, Sid was already working on what would later become his famous “double talk” of imitating the many foreign languages spoken in Yonkers without knowing a word of many of the languages he mimicked. After serving in the Coast Guard during World War II, his career took off with hit television shows, including “Your Show of Shows” (1950-54), “Caesar’s Hour” (1954-57) and “Sid Caesar Invites You” 1958, making him an American favorite. Sid’s fans included Albert Einstein and Alfred Hitchcock, who said he was the funniest performer since Charlie Chaplin. He is also credited with introducing the Yiddish word Chutzpah into the American vernacular. The Caesar family joined with friends and Mayor Spano, City Council President Liam McLaughlin and many other elected officials to raise the street sign at one of Yonkers’ most important crossroads, providing a fitting tribute was given to another Yonkers legend – lost but never forgotten. Thousands of Yonkers residents will now pass by and look up and remember, and laugh or smile, for Sid Caesar. PAGE 4 - Yonkers rising - Friday, November 14, 2014 Yonkers Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Returns for 7th Year On This Day in Yonkers History… An undated picture of Getty Square, with Grant’s on the right. The Rev. John Hamilton and attendees at last year’s Interfaith Thanksgiving service. The national holiday of Thanksgiving provides the diverse City of Yonkers the opportunity to be grateful for all it has. This year, the seventh annual Yonkers Interfaith Service will take place Monday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, the first church founded in Yonkers, located at 1 Hudson St., at the corner of South Broadway. There will be a reception afterward. Civic, religious and community organization leaders are invited to participate in this annual event, sit on the dais, and wear traditional clothing from their religious or ethnic traditions. It would be helpful – but is not necessary – for participants to RSVP. Some community leaders will be invited to offer prayers, readings and meditations authentic to their diverse traditions. Years past have seen the participation of Roman Catholic, Muslim, Jewish, Protestant, Baha’i, Orthodox Christian, Anglican and Ethical Cultural Society participants. Civic leaders who attend should sign in upon arrival, and they will be invited to read portions of the original proclamation of Thanksgiving Day. The theme of the service is “With Grateful Hearts” and there will be a collection for those who are food insecure. The collection of both cash and food donations will go to support the Yonkers Food Center, a collaborative food pantry run by the Yonkers Council of Churches and the Salvation Army. Tutor Volunteers Needed TASC Connect!, a successful one-on-one tutoring program serving adults seeking a high school equivalency diploma, is looking for tutors for its popular Thursday evening sessions, which run from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Yonkers Riverfront Library. Contact Program Coordinator Lisa Kahn at 914-231-3264 or [email protected] Community Council Meets The Third Precinct Police Community Council will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m., at the Chema Community Center, 435 Riverdale Ave., Yonkers. Quality-of-life concerns will be discussed, and residents and merchants of the southwest Yonkers area are urged to attend. For more information, contact council President Bob Stauf, at 914-476-2284. Poor Man’s Studio Debuts ‘Borderline Jams’ A new venue called Borderline Jams, which is produced by Poor Man’s Studio, will be at the Heritage Restaurant and Bar every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. to midnight and is hosted by members of the club: Rock Guerrero on keyboards and guitar, Mister Fred on bass and Larry Sticks on drums – all of whom take turns on lead vocals. Borderline James gives the opportunity for all types of musicians to play with the host band while supplying the full backline for individuals to be able to just plug in and jam. Focusing mainly on rock and the blues, this is a chance for musicians to jam publicly in their neighborhoods and find other musicians with similar interests and talents. Poor Man’s Studio is a relaxed and comfortable rehearsal space that allows local bands the opportunity to record within a professional studio. Located right on the border of Yonkers and Bronx, the rehearsal space/recording studio is set up for all types of music and bands, including acoustic, and can accommodate up to eight-piece bands. Individual musicians need to supply their own instruments, cables and drum sticks. A selection of keyboards, amps, full PA system and two full Pearl maple drum sets are available for use. To book time in the studio or for more information, email Larry Sticks at [email protected] com. Bring your friends and family out to the Heritage, 960 McLean Ave., “Wood-lean,” every Tuesday at 9 p.m. and sign up to jam! View your favorite paper online! ... log on to risingmediagroup.com By Mary Hoar President, Yonkers Historical Society Monday, Nov. 17 Nov. 17, 1892: Thousands of Yonkers Democrats celebrated the presidential election victory of Grover Cleveland with a parade. Nov. 17, 1917: More than 250 Yonkers Scouts attended the annual Boy Scout fall rally at Pelton Field. Judging the sporting events were local notables Messrs. McCrudden, Ducey, Arnold and James. Tuesday, Nov. 18 Nov. 18, 1777: British Gen. Tryon sent Hessians troops to pillage and burn homes in Philipse Manor. Nov. 18, 1901: Yonkers pigeons took top prizes at the Washington Poultry, Pigeons and Belgian Hare Association. George Eickemeyer won 13 awards for this his pigmy pouters, including the silver challenge cup for the most typical pigmy in the show. James Blair won nine special prizes for his fantails, including the best old fantail in the show. Nov. 18, 1918: All Yonkers boys between 17 and 19 were told to enroll for military training under the State Military Law, in order to legally work or attend school. Nov. 18, 1918: The Yonkers branch of the American Red Cross announced it had shipped 35,419 surgical dressings, 4,200 influenza masks, 2,701 refugee garments, 745 sweater and 1,015 pairs of socks overseas during October. Nov. 18, 1922: John Philip Sousa and the Sousa Band performed at the State Armory on North Broadway. Wednesday, Nov. 19 Nov. 19, 1776: British troops embarked from the mouth of the Nepperhan to attack Fort Constitution (Fort Lee). The attack was successful. Nov. 19, 1904: Members of Camp Six of the Patriotic Order of Americans held a hattrimming and nail-driving contest in Washington Hall, with the men trimming the hats and the women driving the nails. William Dykes, Hugh Gibson, Lydia Harrigan and Gertrude Lankester won top prizes. Nov. 19, 1918: Yonkers manufacturers, including Otis Elevator, Waring Hat and Alexander Smith and Sons Carpet Companies, announced they would re-employ all the soldiers and sailors who worked for them before enlistment. Nov. 19, 1925: New York Central Railroad sought permission to suspend service on the Putnam Division between the Park Hill and Getty Square stations while electrification was in progress. The railroad stated there would be no inconvenience, as people could take trolleys to reach the Park Hill Station. Thursday, Nov. 20 Nov. 20, 1913: Twenty-five members of the Yonkers Motorcycle Club joined the Hollywood Inn and made the inn their headquarters. Nov. 20, 1915: Actor Richard Bennett purchased a large Georgian brick house on Park Hill Avenue, and announced this is to be his permanent home. In 1903 he married his second wife, Adrienne Morrison, and together they had three daughters, Constance, Barbara and Joan. They were divorced in 1925. Friday, Nov. 21 Nov. 21, 1904: A petition signed by 36 patrolmen was presented to the Board of Police Commissioners, requesting the discontinuance of the wagon patrol from December to April. Nov. 21, 1918: It was announced that the women of Yonkers sold 1,237,700 worth of Liberty Loans during the Fourth Liberty Loan John Philip Sousa drive. More than 600 members of the Yonkers Women’s Liberty Loan committee canvassed for the fund. Saturday, Nov. 22 Nov. 22, 1913: The Yonkers High School football team defeated Mount Vernon High School to win the interscholastic football championship of Westchester County. The final score was 12 to 3, and was labeled a fast and cleanly played game, with Yonkers dominating play in every quarter. Lenox Day was captain, E.H. Hastings was coach and Frank Brady was manager. Nov. 22, 1920: The Yonkers Merchants Association kicked off what was called the “Greatest, Red Blooded, Warm Hearted Popularity Contest Ever Undertaken in the City of Yonkers.” The four winners would receive either a Columbia touring car, a 12-piece bedroom suite, a Lexington player piano or a 147-piece chest of Gorham Silver. The public received one vote for every 10 cents they spent with any of 30 members of the Merchants Association during the six-week voting competition for their favorite policeman, fireman, postman or schoolteacher. Sunday, Nov. 23 Nov. 23, 1902: Mounted Officer Burns arrested a horse thief on Mile Square Road, after hearing the clatter of hoofs and seeing a man in a light sidebar runabout with cushion tires driving a speedy bay horse at a fast clip. Investigation showed that the horse was the property of an Ossining man. Nov. 23, 1912: The third annual show of the Westchester Fanciers’ Club was held in the Yonkers Armory. Mrs. Sidney Dobson won all prizes for black bantams, as well as the J. Prescott Gage cup for the best display of any variety by the wife of any member of the Yonkers Club. Nov. 23, 1920: The William Thomas Grant store in Getty Square, built on the site of the old Flagg building, officially opened. Grant opened his first “W.T. Grant Co. 25 Cent Store” in 1906, based on the philosophy of selling people what they needed at prices they could afford, earning only a modest profit. This philosophy proved successful, as at the company’s height, there were nearly 1,200 W.T. Grant stores. For more information on the Yonkers Historical Society, Sherwood House and upcoming events, visit www.facebook.com/YonkersHistoricalSociety, or LinkedIn or Twitter, @YonkersHistoric. For information on membership in YHS, call 914-961-8940 or email [email protected] aol.com. To join the Exchange Club of Yonkers contact Vice-President David Tubiolo at 646-596-3375 Friday, November 14, 2014 - Yonkers Rising- PAGE 5 By Joel J. Sprayregen Should Obama Apologize for His Failed Foreign Policy? The defining moment when many Americans decided that President Barack Obama cannot be trusted to protect our national security came in August. Obama had just announced on television the beheading of American journalist James Foley, a former writer for Stars and Stripes. The president immediately climbed into a golf cart, where he was photographed for all the world to gaze upon, with a simpering grin on his face. The electoral rout of the Democrats was not singularly based on foreign policy, although polls by the Obama-worshipping New York Times reveal that a substantial majority of Americans see the president’s foreign policy as incompetent. Obama said his policies were on the ballot, but he did not repeat that after the ballots were counted. The president’s disdain for the feelings of Americans who had just witnessed on television the brutal murder of a fellow citizen was no isolated gaffe. Obama had sent Eric Holder – the most dishonest attorney general since John Mitchell – to Ferguson, Missouri, to help Al Sharpton, the Administration’s favored pastor, gin up election eve racial discord. The White House sent no representative to the memorial service for Foley in Washington, D.C. A World View Based on Ideology and Ignorance Obama’s world view is based on Leftist ideology exacerbated by ignorance of how the world works. From Day One, Obama has careened from one foreign policy disaster to another. The main event is Obama’s complete mishandling of the over-riding threat: Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weaponry. Obama “negotiated” with Iran through two spectacular incompetents: (1) UnderSecretary Wendy Sherman, who gave North Korea everything it wanted and then seemed stupefied to be double-crossed; and (2) EU politician Catherine Ashton, whose political career was based on the wacko notion that only the Soviets, but not western democracies, should have nukes. The Iran “negotiations” are supposed to conclude by Nov. 24, but there is reason to believe the “deadline” will be punted downfield. Iran knows Obama will not apply pressure during “negotiations.” Tehran has used this insight shrewdly for interminable delay while it works on developing nukes, and Obama has brazenly lied about dealing with Iran while reducing sanctions without concessions from Tehran. The IAEA says Iran continues to stonewall inspections. The president initially vowed that “all options are on the table” to compel Iran to dismantle its pursuit of nukes. However, this vow evaporated into a proposed deal granting Tehran thousands of centrifuges with breakout capacity to rapidly produce nukes. We don’t even know if the Mullahs will accept this pitiful crumbling of Obama’s vow. Further, Obama has helped give away the store by acting like a lovelorn teenager in pursuing serial unrequited overtures to Iran’s supreme leader (none of which have even been answered by the haughty Ayatollah, who contemptuously ridicules American weakness and begging). As Iran scholar Michael Rubin recently Proudly serving the City of Yonkers Nick Sprayregen, Publisher [email protected] Daniel J. Murphy, Editor-in-Chief [email protected] Bayan Baker, Assistant to Editor-in-Chief [email protected] Paul Gerken, Advertising Sales [email protected] Gregory Baldwin, Administrative Asst. [email protected] Member of the New York Press Association 914-965-4000 Fax 914-965-2892 25 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY 10701 www.risingmediagroup.com Yonkers Rising - USPS Permit #7164 is published weekly by Rising Media Group, LLC 25 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, N.Y. 10701 Periodicals Postage Paid • Yonkers, N.Y. POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Rising Media Group, LLC, 25 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, N.Y. 10701 wrote: “Begging is not a negotiating strategy.” Secret Diplomacy Leaving Our Allies in the Dark Last week, it was revealed that Obama sent Khamenei a “secret” letter begging for help against Islamic State terrorists in tandem with a nuke deal. The White House – trashing its promises to be “the most transparent Administration in history” – claims this is a “private letter” whose contents are confidential. No wonder! Our regional allies – principally Israel (whom Iran repeatedly threatens to annihilate) and Saudi Arabia – have reason for outrage that Obama is seeking deals with their arch-enemy behind their backs. This is compounded by the reality that the White House disparages Israel, the only regional democracy, with execrable language not directed at any other country. Obama is trying to make an end run around Congress in his Iran dealings, but Senators Menendez and Kirk will try to enforce the constitutional mandate that treaties are subject to Senate approval. Obama might not be playing catch-up by secretly courting Iran, had he not blundered by: (1) precipitously withdrawing all U.S. forces from Iraq against the advice of his own secretaries of defense, Republican Gates and Democrat Panetta; and (2) scandalously misunderstanding IS as “the Jayvees” as they gobbled up large swaths of Syria and Iraq. These blunders are related to another Obama disaster – his refusal to act against Syria after it violated his own “red lines” by using chemical weapons against its own citizens. That blunder convinced most of the world that American promises mean nothing and that Obama lacks integrity. Recognizing the complexity of multi-factional Syria, it remains possible that decisive early American action could have removed the brutal Assad kleptocracy with the access to the Mediterranean that it grants Iran and Russia. Obama’s tardiness in comprehending this led to his hasty post-election doubling of U.S. “advisers” in Iraq, who are seriously jeopardized by failure to seal a Status of Forces agreement. Should the President Apologize to Us? Obama has blundered elsewhere: (1) In trying to keep the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood in power in Egypt; and (2) by doublecrossing Democratic allies Poland and Czech Republic on missile defense in return for a fraudulent “reset” with Russia. Didn’t that reset inhibit Putin from aggression against Ukraine? Obama’s maneuvering to remove Egyptian President Mubarak showed Mideast leaders that the U.S. has no loyalty to allies who keep the peace. Equally appalling were his failed efforts to reinstate the pro-terrorist Muslim Brotherhood after the Egyptian people ejected them from power. The U.S. has no respect at the U.N., where thuggish anti-American Venezuela was just elected to the Security Council, and rogue nations like Cuba and Venezuela make a mockery of the Human Rights Council (toward which the U.S. should resume the G.W. Bush boycott). Obama has bragged that his closest friend in the Mideast is Turkish President Erdogan, a Hamas-supporting Islamist who is destroying Turkish democracy while subverting support for Kurds battling IS. Obama’s efforts to shrink our military encourage our enemies. Obama commenced his presidency by journeying to Cairo to apologize to the Muslim world on behalf of the United States. The response was a spate of terrorist attacks and beheadings, some on American soil. The American people understand that Obama’s foreign policy is a mass disaster which endangers our security. Perhaps he should stand up and apologize to us. Students Build Continued from Page 1 apartments and were dedicated Nov. 5. As a “thank you” to the Saunders students, Kris Komorowski and Edward Cooke of Carpenters Union Local 729 donated $1,000 worth of tools, and Precision Carpenters of Westchester, Kane Contracting and Superior Dry Wall donated another $1,000 worth of supplies, so that Saunders students can continue to build, and help their community. The senior residents, who now have a place to sit and wait for a taxi cab, or to simply relax, thanked the carpentry students of Saunders High School, and Sabatino and staff member Ivy Reeves, who looked for other ways to build the bench after budgetary restraints made city funds limited for the past few years. “This is but a small example of how our younger generation is able to assist the seniors in our community,” said Sabatino. “It is a winwin for all involved.” “It is a part of getting back to basic respect and appreciation of those who have come before us,” added Reeves. Kitchen & Bath Insider: 13th Annual Gift Guide By Paul Bookbinder, M.I.D., The deluxe ring pull can C.R. and jar opener, previously I hope you already got called the “Can Claw” is worth your flu shots this year, but even its weight in gold (at $1,200 the latest vaccine won’t protect an ounce). 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Said list contains as to each such parcel, (a) a brief description of the property affected by such tax lien, (b) the name of the last known owner of such property as the same appears on the assessment roll of said City of Yonkers for the last calendar year, or a statement that the owner is unknown if such be the case, (c) a statement of the amount of such tax lien upon such parcel including those which shall have been due for less than two years together with the date or dates from which, and the rate or rates at which interest and penalties shall be computed. All persons having or claiming to have an interest in the real property described in such list of delinquent taxes are hereby notified that the filing of such list of delinquent taxes constitutes the commencement by said City of Yonkers of an action in the Supreme Court, Westchester County, to foreclose the tax liens therein described by a foreclosure proceeding in rem and that such list constitutes a notice of pendency of action and a complaint by the said City of Yonkers against such piece or parcel of land therein described to enforce the payment of such tax liens. Such action is brought against the real property only and is to foreclose the tax liens described in such list. Re-NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT WESTCHESTER COUNTY CYTL 2012, Plaintiff (s), vs. MARGUERITE HOLMES, THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR, AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF ELEANORE K. JANOWSKI a/k/a ELEANORE JANOWSKI, STEVE CUTTER, and CITY OF YONKERS, Defendant(s). ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF: Barry Nesson Law P.C., 700 White Plains Road, Scarsdale, New York 10583 Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated July 23, 2014, I, the Referee will re-sell at public auction in the lobby of the Westchester County Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains, New York 10601, on the 10th day of December, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. premises in the City of Yonkers, New York known as tax map number Section 4; Block 4704; Lot 15. This property had previously been sold at public auction on September 5, 2014. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of a filed judgment and terms of sale and SUBJECT TO THE RIGHTS, IF ANY, OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND NEW YORK STATE FOR POSSIBLE UNPAID ESTATE TAXES. A third party Bidder shall be required to deposit 100% of the approximate judgment amount due upon the Judgment of Foreclosure, estimated to be $22,500 or 10% of the bid, which ever is greater. BID DEPOSIT CHECK(S) MUST BE BY BANK OR CERTIFIED CHECK(S) DIRECTLY PAYABLE TO THE REFEREE. CASH PAYMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. BIDS IN LESS THAN $1,000 INCREMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. ENDORSED CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, Index Number: 70138/2013 Dated: November, 2014 Christopher B. Meagher, Esq., Referee #1314 11/07 – 11/28 No personal judgment shall be entered herein for such taxes, assessments or other legal charges or any part thereof. This notice is directed to all persons having or claiming to have an interest in the real property described in such list of delinquent taxes and such persons are hereby notified further that a duplicate of such list of delinquent taxes has been filed in the office of the Commissioner of Finance of said City of Yonkers and will remain open for public inspection up to and including the 12th day of January, 2015, which date is hereby fixed as the last day of redemption. AND take further notice that any person having or claiming to have an interest in any such parcel and the legal right thereto may on or before said date redeem the same by paying to the said Commissioner of Finance of the City of Yonkers the amount of all such unpaid tax liens thereof and in addition thereto all interest and penalties which are a lien against such real property, computed to and including the date of redemption. In the event that such taxes are paid by a person other than the record owner of such property, the person so paying shall be entitled to have the tax liens affected thereby satisfied of record or to receive an assignment of such tax liens evidenced by a proper written instrument. Every person having any right, title or interest in or lien upon any parcel described in such list of delinquent taxes may serve a verified notice of interest or a duly verified answer upon the attorney for the City of Yonkers setting forth in detail the nature and amount of his interest and any defense or objection to the foreclosure. Such answer must be filed in the office of the County Clerk and served upon the attorney for the tax district foreclosing within twenty days after the date above mentioned as the last day for redemption. In the event of failure to redeem or answer by any person having the right to redeem or answer, such person shall be forever barred and foreclosed of all right, title and interest and equity of redemption in and to the parcel described in such list of delinquent taxes and a judgment in foreclosure may be taken by default. Dated: November 10, 2014 JOHN LISZEWSKI COMMISSIONER OF FINANCE and ENFORCING OFFICER for the City of Yonkers City Hall 40 South Broadway Yonkers, NY 10701 (914) 377-6141 MICHAEL V. CURTI, ESQ., CORPORATION COUNSEL and ATTORNEY for the City of Yonkers City Hall 40 South Broadway Yonkers, NY 10701 (914) 377-5063 TO THE PARTY TO WHOM THE ENCLOSED NOTICE IS ADDRESSED You are the presumptive owner or lienor of one or more of the parcels mentioned and described in the list referred to in the enclosed notice. Unless the taxes and assessments and all other legal charges are paid, or an answer interposed, as provided by statute, the ownership of said property, will in due course pass to the City of Yonkers as provided by the law of the Charter of the City of Yonkers and the State of New York. Under the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act of 1940 and acts amendatory thereto, special rights and privileges are given to persons in the military service, which includes all members of the Army of the United States, the United States Navy, the Marine Corps, the Coast Guard, and all officers of the Public Health Service detailed by property authority for duty either with the Army or Navy, in Federal Service on active duty with any one of said branches. If you are in Military Service, or if any one else within your knowledge or information, who is the owner of any right, title or interest in or lien upon any of such parcels, is in Military Service, will you kindly so advise me. In the event of your failure to respond to this motion on or before the twentieth day after January 12, 2015, the last day of redemption herein, application for judgment of foreclosure or for judgment of foreclosure and sale in the within foreclosure action will be made to the County Court of Westchester County. Dated: November 10, 2014 JOHN LISZEWSKI COMMISSIONER OF FINANCE and ENFORCING OFFICER for the City of Yonkers City Hall 40 South Broadway Yonkers, NY 10701 (914) 377-6141 MICHAEL V. CURTI, ESQ., CORPORATION COUNSEL and ATTORNEY for the City of Yonkers City Hall 40 South Broadway Yonkers, NY 10701 (914) 377-5063 APPENDIX A LIST OF DELINQUENT TAXES Serial NO 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Parcel ID/SBL 1.-22-38-0 1.-30-80-82 1.-31-12-0 1.-32-38-0 1.-35-60-0 1.-35-135-0 1.36-7-8 1.-50-17-0 1.-51-39-0 1.-67-7-0 1.-91-34-0 Property Address 40 Fanshaw Ave 558 South Broadway 504 South Broadway 4 Landscape Ave 23 Elinor Place 35 Landscape Ave 48 Lawrence St 75 Courter Ave 110 Courter Ave 73 Hancock Ave 128 Lewis Parkway Owner Bobrowsky, Shereen PJ Sakar Realty Inc Charsyl Construction Corp Friendship Developments Inc Ciuffetelli, Quirino Torres, Wilfredo Copsidas, Frank Jr Peche, Miguel Nikaj, Victor Gleim, Minnie H Mancusi Gaetanno Notice of formation of Let Me Drive U, LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/29/14. Office location: Westchester County. The street address is: CENTUCK STATION P.O. BOX 43 YONKERS, NY 10710. SSNY has been designated as agent of the Let Me Drive U LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process served to: Jorge Baez, Centuck Station P.O. BOX 43, YONKERS, NEW YORK 10710. Purpose: any lawful act. Notice of formation of LederLuis Architectural Design, PLLC Arts. Of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/29/2014. Office location: Westchester County. The street address is: 66 Main Street, Ste. 913, Yonkers, MY, 10701. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process served to: Julio LederLuis, 66 Main Street, Ste. 913, Yonkers, NY, 10701. Purpose: any lawful act. #6596 11/14 - 12/19 #6585 10/17 -11/21 Classifieds Currently searching for an experienced Janitorial Facility/ Building Manager to manage all janitorial responsibilities of a large building in White Plains, NY. 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Call Brian: : 1 -800 -617 -3551 Friday, November 14, 2014 - Yonkers Rising - PAGE 7 This, Too, is Yonkers & Beyond Legal Notices 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 1.-100-22-0 1.-100-24-0 1.-113-7-8 1.-113-12-0 1.-121-1-2 1.-126-68-0 1.-130-29-0 1.-130-41-0 1.-133-3-0 1.-144-21-0 1.-144-31-33 1.-146-59-0 1.-155-21-0 1.-163-16-0 1.-163-17-0 1.-178-17-0 1.-178-19-0 1.-178-20-0 1.-181-11-0 1.-182-6-0 1.-182-7-0 1.-183-24-0 1.-184-68-0 1.-186-35-0 1.-186-109-0 1.-186-172-0 1.-188-66-0 1.-188-67-0 1.-191-40-0 1.-191-55-0 1.-191-57-0 1.-211-63-0 1.-211-110-0 1.-261-4-5 1.-405-2-0 1.-433-27-0 1.-433-28-0 1.-433-29-0 1.-440-11-0 1.-445-43-0 1.-447-11-0 1.-447-12-0 1.-447-16-17 1.-447-18-0 1.-447-19-0 1.-447-23-0 1.-447-70-0 1.-451-10-0 1.-452-11-0 1.-453-4-0 1.-453-12-0 1.-453-21-0 1.-455-11-0 1.-455-31-0 1.-455-33-0 1.-455-38-0 1.-456-24-0 1.-456-25-0 1.-456-26-0 1.-456-28-0 1.-456-29-0 1.-456-43-0 1.-456-53-0 1.-457-5-0 1.-457-7-0 1.-457-8-0 1.-458-5-0 1.-461-7-0 1.-461-71-0 1.-461-76-0 1.-466-5-0 1.-476-17-0 1.-477-38-0 1.-477-40-0 1.-477-73-0 1.-477-94-0 1.-478-79-0 1.-488-30-0 1.-490-52-0 1.-509-18-0 1.-511-13-0 2.-2014-42-0 2.-2018-27-0 2.-2018-32-0 2.-2022-1-0 2.-2026-86-0 2.-2026-87-0 2.-2026-91-0 2.-2027-6-0 2.-2027-40-0 2.-2041-46-0 2.-2042-3-0 2.-2043-11-0 2.-2043-19-0 2.-2051-74-0 2.-2051-80-0 2.-2051-84-0 2.-2058-4-0 2.-2058-5-0 2.-2060-5-0 2.-2060-42-0 2.-2062-27-0 2.-2062-29-0 2.-2066-21-0 2.-2078-24-0 2.-2078-25-0 2.-2079-25-26 2.-2079-27-0 2.-2079-41-0 2.-2079-44-0 2.-2079-49-0 2.-2079-55-0 2.-2079-56-0 2.-2079-57-0 2.-2080-87-0 2.-2089-2-0 2.-2097-47-0 2.-2097-51-0 2.-2097-53-0 2.-2097-54-0 2.-2102-1-0 2.-2104-14-0 2.-2104-16-0 2.-2115-32-0 2.-2115-47-0 2.-2116-7-0 2.-2116-40-0 2.-2117-14-0 2.-2117-24-0 2.-2117-49-0 2.-2121-15-0 2.-2121-21-0 2.-2163-10-0 2.-2164-13-0 2.-2170-71-0 109 Ridge Drive 115 Ridge Drive 41 Cornell Ave 51 Cornell Ave 34 Saratoga Ave 120 Elliott Ave 155 Radford St 404 Riverdale Ave 94 St Andrews Pl 353 Hawthorne Ave 21 Ashton Rd 95 Ashton Rd 7 Purser Pl 266 Riverdale Ave 264 Riverdale Ave 111 Herriot St 115 Herriot St 117 Herriot St 49 Jackson St 67 Jackson St 69 Jackson St 155 Stanley Ave 160 Stanley Ave 39 Cedar Pl 38 Groshon Ave 74 Highland Ave 57 Herriot St 59 Herriot St 19 Undercliff St 160 School St Rear 156 School St Rear 207 Beech St 240 Oak St 8 Quentin Charlton 184 Fillmore St 66 Cedar St 64 Cedar St 62 Cedar St 120 Oliver Ave 55 Garfield St 53 Currans La 136 Yonkers Ave 138 Yonkers Ave 142 Yonkers Ave 144 Yonkers Ave 97 William St 116 Yonkers Ave 70 Yonkers Ave 29 Victor St 327 Walnut St 191 Elm St 54 Victor St 174 Elm St 107 Ash St 105 Ash St 95 Ash St 110 Ash St 112 Ash St 115 Maple St 111 Maple St 109 Maple St 81 Maple St 285 Walnut St 106 Oak St 100 Oak St 98 Oak St 124 Beech St 125 Beech St 158 Oak St 146 Oak St 109 Oak St 11 Maple St 173 Linden St 177 Linden St 142 Waverly St 98 Waverly St 52 School St 146 New Main St 11 Guion St 53 Hawthorne Ave 17 Hawthorne Ave 67 North Broadway 10 Overlook Ter 3 Locust Hill Ave 60 Ashburton Ave 54 Summit St 56 Summit St 66 Summit St 123 Palisade Ave 61 Palisade Ave 176 Ashburton Ave 4 Stewart Pl 22 Fegan St 24 Fegan St Rear 89 Yonkers Ave 77 Yonkers Ave 69 Yonkers Ave 42 Croton Ter 44 Croton Ter 344 Ashburton Ave 20 Mulberry St 19 Mulberry St 15 Mulberry St 17 Seymour St 132 High St 134 High St 207 Ashburton Ave 205 Ashburton Ave 18 Vineyard Ave 24 Vineyard Ave 34 Vineyard Ave 46 Vineyard Ave 48 Vineyard Ave 2 Myrtle St 12 Whelan Pl 43 St Josephs Ave 15 Willow Pl 7 Willow Pl 3 Willow Pl 200 Warburton Ave 165 Woodworth Ave 169 Woodworth Ave 21 Lamartine Ave 259 Woodworth Ave 229 Woodworth Ave 230 Woodworth Ave 289 Warburton Ave 355 Warburton Ave 335 Warburton Ave 298 Woodworth Ave 409 Warburton Ave 397 Warburton Ave 61 Morningside Ave 121 Morningside Ave 111 Vineyard Ave Napolitani, John Napolitani, John Sexton Pl Development Inc Natanzon, Asa William, David Mitchell, Leyland Marques, Manuel CRP Riverdale LLC DiFuccia, Giovanni Jones, Josephine B Goldberg Morris Rodriguez, Carlos Toone, Samuel Sanchez, Victor Yonkers Property Management Corp. Mir, Mahmood A Westchester Housing Devel Corp. Westchester Housing Devel Corp. Ramos, Nelson Sheehy, M Bagley, Bertram O Celmin, Alexander Caruna, C Rubio, Hugo R Zarembski, Teddy Highland Housing Corp Abreu, Victor Kurikose, Mary Park Hill Mews Park Hill Mews Russo, Romano Rashid, Anwari Maffei, R A Lara, Pedro Saulle, R Building & Site Tech Inc Building & Site Tech Inc Building & Site Tech Inc Sierra, Ruben Donnelly, James Hamilton Mutual Realty Fu Hamilton Mutual Realty Fu Hamilton Mutual Realty Fu Hamilton Mutual Realty Fu Hamilton Mutual Realty Fu Anchev, Slavcho Rajan Realty Partners II LLC Barazorda, Martin Rodrigues, Enoch Tyberg, Joseph Dominguez, Alexander Advantage 99 Negron, William Ash Street Realty Holding Bruce Block Realty Of Wes A & S Realty Moray, Joseph Moray, Joseph Moray, Joseph Moray, Joseph Ash Street Realty Holding Caesar, Michael Moray, Joseph Palucci, Domenico Daybreak Group Inc Stevens, Annette Union Avenue Corporation Bascon, Camilo Odyssey Ts Realty Llc Emc Mortgage Corp N P B Realty Corp Mercado, Ralph Marji, Habib Marji, Habib Vernon One Holding Corp Rincon, Guilliermo Unknown Cooper, Bernice Altman, Robert M American Internat’l Ent. Silberbach, E 67 N Broadway Realty Llc De Souza, Eliete Bera, Joey Sar Toc Realty Corp Sanchez Mary E Galas Antonio Nowak Walter Lan-Lin Realty Inc Fitzgerald, Garrett 176-178 Ashburton Ave Cor Lan-Lin Realty Diaz, Manuel Lo Priore, Angelo School St Assoc Inc Rodriquez, Carlos G Rodriquez, Carlos G Kertis, Elizabeth Jabbour, Ishan Ashburton Avenue Realty Corp Sfouggatakis, Nicholas 17 Mulberry Street Corp Udeagha, Robert Subin, Eliot Munoz, Jose Francisco Munoz, Jose Francisco 205 Ashburton Corp 205 Ashburton Corp Alfred, Jacques Samal, John Nunes, Mario Washington, James Colson, Lillie Marie Colson, Lillie Marie Demol Management Corp Penovich, Paul Izquierdo, Robert Silva, Lucile D Reque Development Corp Purcell, Mary N.R.L.L. East LLC Allums, Oscar 2170 Eight Avenue Realty Mohamed Hinson, Sylvester Yonkers Apt Improvement Program, Inc Quinn, Rudene 355 Warburton LLC Hicks, Margaret T Clarke, Derrol Dark Man Properties Ll X Fariz Contractors LLC Simoes, Isabel Costabile, G 1st Arabic Baptist Church By Eric W. Schoen will be on the plate of many The cold weather is retailers this year. Target here: Starbucks this week announced free shipping on started selling its first new everything through Dec. 20. holiday beverage in five Since free shipping is the years, the chestnut praline number one online promolatte. I am not one for sweet tion shoppers respond to, drinks, but the sample I it’s no wonder more than tasted was quite good! 430 stores have signed up After numerous comfor this year’s free shipping plaints about its absence, day Dec. 18, with no minithe Starbucks eggnog latte mum order requirement is back on the menu. No pun and delivery guaranteed by intended, but it is refreshing Christmas Eve. Eric W. Schoen to see how fast corporations Traveling on Thanksrespond to public pressure! giving? People travel on the We are all “politicked” out after the mid- Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday prior to the term elections so I thought I would keep politi- holiday, but everyone goes home on Sunday, cal talk to a minimum this week…But really, making the roads and skies extremely crowddid we have to wake up Tuesday morning and ed. Low gas prices will put even more Amerisee our president and Vladimir Putin in China cans on the move. Flights are cheapest early in wearing Nehru jackets? the week Thanksgiving week and on ThanksThe saying is, “When in Rome do as the giving Day, and the Friday and Saturday after Romans would do.” What jacket do you rec- Thanksgiving. Plan accordingly! ommend that the Chinese premier wear when Not to be a “Debbi Downer,” but with all he comes to America? Denim jacket? Brooks the major credit card breaches that have taken Brothers pinstripe suit? Cardigan sweater to place this year you need to stay on top of your keep warm? cards and go online and check to make sure I will leave that to your imagination. there are no charges on your account that you Yonkers will soon be entering the glori- have not authorized. There isn’t one person I ous world of New Jersey chain restaurants. know who hasn’t had his or her credit cards Longhorn Steakhouse opens at Cross County replaced due to these breaches. We are so busy on Dec. 8, and Olive Garden opens Dec.15. during the holidays and we just accept that the It was just announced this week that one charges on our accounts are ones that we have of my favorite haunts for dining in the New made. York City theater district, the Edison Café, Friends, the times they are a changing! will be closing its doors by the end of the year. The Internet gives us the tools to check our The restaurant, also known as the “Polish Tea accounts and you should be checking yours at Room” versus the “Russian Tea Room,” has least once a week – if not more often. Now for those of you who are not “poliserved reasonably-priced, thick brisket and corned beef sandwiches and matzah ball and ticked out,” I haven’t forgotten about you: As cabbage soups along with other Polish, Euro- I do on my radio show, I end with “hot topics” pean and “Jewish style” specialties for more where in less than a minute I give you my take on the affairs of the day. So here is a “political than 30 years. For many, the Edison Cafe is the last bit hot topics” in print: Will we ever see the hydraulic fracking of the old, pre-Disney Times Square remaining. With its closure many feel Mickey Mouse report promised to us by the health departhas finally taken over all of Times Square. We ments of Govs. Patterson and Cuomo? Does New York City really need police will just have to wait and see what happens, but if you find yourself on 47th Street, stop by. officers in the NYPD’s elite Intelligence Bureau to chauffeur top-elected city officials like You won’t be disappointed! Speaking of Disney, nice to see Dream- Comptroller Scott Stringer and Public AdvoWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg in Yonkers cate Letitia James? The speed limit in New York was reduced last week to launch a new holiday attraction at Ridge Hill: DreamPlace North Pole Adven- from 30 miles per hour to 25 mph – and if ture. Designed by DreamWorks, DreamPlace you can do that in midtown I have a bridge in North Pole Adventure is an interactive expe- Brooklyn to sell you! New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s attitude rience in a six-room, 2,000-square-foot house featuring animated surfaces comprising more is not going to work in Peoria if he truly wants than 3.1 million pixels and 15,000 LED lights. to be President. New York legislators have not had a maInside the attraction, children venture on a journey to meet Santa Claus. My, we have jor pay increase since 1999, so as long as it come a long way since the days of sitting isn’t exorbitant, I don’t feel there will be many on Santa Claus’ lap at H.L. Green’s in Getty opposed to an increase in their $79,500 salaSquare or Wanamaker’s or Gimbels at Cross ries. Westchester County Board of Elections County! On the subject of shopping, the fun of vis- on election night lists Assemblyman Tom iting stores at midnight on Thanksgiving will Abinanti, a member of the State Legislature’s be replaced this year with stores opening early Elections Committee, as losing, although he on Thanksgiving Day. With the advent of the was actually winning. Somebody important Internet, it won’t be long before traditional needs to investigate what went on there! We salute our Veterans this week, but we brick and mortar stores and shopping malls become a thing of the past – so retailers who so should be saluting our veterans not just one depend on holiday sales for profitability need day of the year – but every day! There are 1,300 veterans sleeping on the streets of New to “reinvent” themselves. But shopping before you have taken Tom York every night…Something to think about Turkey out of the oven? Not happening for me as we get ready to gobble our Thanksgiving no matter how good the prices may be. I salute feast! Reach Eric Schoen at [email protected] retailers who will not open until after midnight on Thanksgiving. For you shopaholics out aol.com and follow him on Twitter @ericyothere, Google “Black Friday Ads” and most of nkers. Catch the Westchester Rising Radio the major retailers have posted their specials Show featuring Dan Murphy and Eric Schoen for you to see and develop your plan of attack. on Thursdays at 10 a.m. on WVOX 1460 on Free holiday shipping with no minimums the A.M. dial. Serving Our Country Army Pvt. Dasean Grant, a 2013 graduate of Riverside High School in Yonkers and son of Dasean Grant of Bronx, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Benning, Ga. During the nine-week training period, Grant received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions and core values. *** Army Pvt. Issac Osei-Acheampong, son of Augustine Okyere of Yonkers, has graduated from One Station Unit Training at the U.S. Army Infantry School in Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consisted of basic military training and advanced individual training. During basic training, Osei-Acheampong received instruction in drill and ceremonies, military customs and courtesies, map reading, tactics, basic rifle marksmanship, physical fitness, field training and first aid. He developed combat skills and handled various weapons available to the infantry soldier. During AIT, the soldier received instruction to serve as an infantryman using light and heavy anti-armor weapons, indirect-fire support and mechanized operations while assigned to a rifle or mortar squad. The training included weapons qualification, tactics, patrolling, navigation, field communications and combat operations; engagement in infantry combat exercises, battle drills, land mine locating, neutralizing and extracting; and survival operations during a nuclear, biological or chemical attack. 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Call today! 914-965-4000 Bradley needs a family. The Yonkers Animal Shelter has many pets available for adoption. Bradley is a 1-year-old, mixed breed dog who weights about 45 pounds. He has been at the shelter about a month and has become an instant star – a favorite of volunteers and staff alike. He is a quiet, rather calm dog who gets along with cats, as well as dogs. Bradley He has liked everyone he has met! He likes to play and chase a ball and even seems to know that he is supposed to bring it back to his person. He also likes to cuddle and would probably enjoy having a person to relax and watch television with after his playtime. Bradley would make a fine companion for a family or single person and could live in a city or suburban setting. Visit him at the Yonkers Animal Shelter, 1000 Ridge Hill Blvd., between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays, and noon and 4 p.m. weekends. For more information, call 914-3776730 during hours of operations or 201-9813215 at any time; or email [email protected] com. Inlaw Wins City Court Seat; Dillon-Latimer Race Was Close Final election results gave the newly-created seat on the Yonkers City Court to Evan Inlaw, a Democrat, who defeated Republican Ed Borrelli by 1,600 votes once all the machine and paper ballots were tallied. And in the race for State Senate in the 37th District, which includes East Yonkers, Democrat incumbent State Sen. George Lat- imer held off a challenge from Republican Joe Dillon. Initial results on election night had Latimer with a comfortable 55-45 percent lead, with 80 percent of the vote counted. But after the Yonkers results came in, and paper ballots were counted, the final results had Latimer with 51.2 percent of the vote and Dillon with 48.8 percent, and a much closer final result than anyone had expected. Friday, November 14, 2014 - Yonkers Rising - PAGE 9 Jim Killoran with Habitat’s Drum Fire Corps. Vito Pinto, Westchester’s director of veterans’ affairs, with Jeff and Tara Ortiz in their new home. Volunteers fold American flags into pocket sizes that servicemen and women can carry with them at all times. A large crowd of volunteers filled the gymnasium at the Annunciation School. Cub Scouts lead the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. Cadets from West Point helped on several occasions to make sure the homes were ready for the Veterans Day celebration. Photos by Donna Davis Photos by Donna Davis Cub Scouts Continued from Page 1 engineer brigade supporting the Ebola mission in Liberia. Included in the packages were hundreds of handmade cards and letters from local elementary schools to show support and gratitude for their service, and provide a special message to our troops this holiday season. Cub Scout Pack 6 also held a brief Veteran’s Day ceremony for those in attendance who have served our country. View your favorite paper online! Visit www.risingmediagroup.com Habitat for Continued from Page 1 solar panels. Killoran raised funds and collected donations of materials and labor to build not only these homes for veterans in Yonkers, but many other homes throughout Westchester. Veterans are a large part of who Habitat helps, as well as a large part of its volunteers corps, as 10 veterans were hired to work on the Roushions’ new home. Habitat has also repaired many veterans’ homes, as well as local American Legion and VFW Posts. “I have never witnessed a home being built from the ground up, and to be witnessing my home being built by Habitat for Humanity is simply a blessing,” said Michael Roushion. “I am so thankful.” The Habitat team is never done, and after completing one project is on to the next. For Killoran, and Habitat, there are too many veterans – and residents in Westchester County – without a home to call their own; Habitat-Westchester gearing up to begin its build of more veteran homes on Purser Place in Yonkers. To learn more about Habitat, and how you can help, visit www.habitatwc.org. PAGE 10 - YoNkERs RisiNG - FRidAY, NoVEMbER 14, 2014 Derek Jeter Honors Ice Bucket ‘Cure for Cara’ Attracts 1,500 Walkers to Empire City Founders from Yonkers Participants in the Walk to Cure Diabetes on the track at Yonkers Raceway. From left are Jeanette and Anthony Senerchia, Derek Jeter, and Pat and Jenn Quinn. Close to 600 guests gathered Nov. 4 at the Marriott Marquis for the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter’s 20th annual Lou Gehrig Sports Awards Benefit. The event raised $1 million, with proceeds going to the fight against ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Honorees included former New York Yankee Don Mattingly, former New York Met Keith Hernandez, and former Pittsburgh Steeler Franco Harris. “We are grateful to our supporters for their commitment over the last 20 years,” said Dorine Gordon, president and CEO of the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter. “We continue to fulfill our mission of fighting this terrible disease by funding research and provid- ing care for our patients and their families.” Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal, general partner and vice chairperson of the New York Yankees and president of the New York Yankees Foundation; and Liz Martin, director of team partnerships for Steiner Sports Memorabilia, Inc., presented a check for $30,000, which was raised from a special New York Yankee game-worn jersey auction conducted by Steiner Sports. This special auction took place July 2, in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech. Derek Jeter paid tribute to ALS Ice Bucket Challenge founders Anthony Senerchia of Pelham, Patrick Quinn of Yonkers, and Peter Frates. Yonkers Welcomes Irish Minister & Consul General More than 1,500 participants came out to Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway on Oct. 26 to participate in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes, with well over $500,000 raised by different groups, organizations and families. Empire City Vice President and COO Bob Galterio’s daughter Cara was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 9, and the long-time executive was immediately compelled to take action to fight the disease. So, “Cure for Cara” was born, with Galterio serving as captain of the Cure for Cara team, which has raised $437,000 to date from the walk. “It is so important to be working alongside JDRF on such an important goal: curing a disease in which 80 people are diagnosed with every day,” said Galterio. “JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes is a morning full of celebration, community and families gathering together to support their loved ones with type 1 diabetes.” “JDRF is immensely appreciative of Empire City’s participation,” said JDRF Executive Director Margie Ostrower. “This is corporate citizenship at its finest. The commitment of Bob Galterio and his employees enables us to accelerate research to find a cure for diabetes. Insulin is not a cure, merely life support for the estimated 3 million Americans suffering from type 1 diabetes and its complications. Research is the only answer.” JDRF walks were held in more than 200 cities worldwide, with donations going to JDRF’s efforts to fund scientific research to better treat, prevent and ultimately cure type 1 diabetes. Yonkers Kiwanis President Honored George Oros, chief of staff to County Executive Rob Astorino, presents proclamations to John Bartunek, president of the Yonkers Kiwanis, and Frank Riti, lieutenant governor of the Bronx-Westchester Kiwanis South Division, at the Yonkers Kiwanis’ 85th anniversary celebration at Westchester Manor on Oct. 24. Kiwanis is a global service organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Over the years, both Kiwanis groups have completed many projects and programs for kids and seniors in the Bronx, Westchester and around the world. From left are Aisling Irish Center Board Chairwoman Agnes Delaney; Jimmy Deenihan, Minister of the Diaspora; and Orla Kelleher, Aisling Irish Center executive director. The Aisling Irish Community Center on McLean Avenue welcomed Ireland’s Minister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan and Irish Consul General Barbara Jones to a Town Hallstyle meet-and-greet Nov. 8, where residents were able to hear from both the latest policies making their way through Parliament and to ask questions. Aisling Executive Director Orla Kelleher gave a presentation about the work being done at the center and its future goals, and Deenihan was presented with two gifts by Agnes Delaney, chairperson of the Board of Directors. Deenihan accepted a copy of the book, “While Mem’ry Brings Us Back Again,” a compiled volume of memoirs by 35 Irish immigrants who came to the U.S. between 1927 and 1964, completed in 2006 by Frances Browner of the Aisling Center. He was also given the DVD, “Memory Brings Us Back: Irish Stories of Farewells and Fortunes,” a documentary profile of the immigrant experience of 10 men and women who left Ireland for the U.S. during 1929 and 1965. Dawn Doherty, who teaches music and singing at the Aisling Center, played selections on her flute and five students from the Bridget Flynn School of Irish Dance performed. Yonkers Leaders Tour San Juan High School Children at Play Thanks to Rotary Club of Yonkers-East Yonkers Join the Rotary Club And play a part in service to the Yonkers community The basic idea of Rotary is “Service above Self” – service to and thoughtfulness of others. Visit our website: www.yonkersrotary.org To join the Rotary Club, come join Rotary Service to our Community us at any of our weekly meetings at 12:15 pm, Wednesdays at Luciano’s 2192 Central Park Ave., Yonkers Assemblymember Shelley Mayer, Eduardo Laguerre, Carmen Goldberg and Sobeida Cruz are joined by Regional LULAC Director Jose Lugo and Principal Dr. Felix Aviles while on a tour of the Juan J. Osono School in Puerto Rico. While in Puerto Rico for the annual Somos El Futuro Legislative Conference, Assemblymember Shelley Mayer, along with Eduardo Laguerre, founder of the Yonkers Charter School of Educational Excellence, and Carmen Goldberg and Sobeida Cruz, spent several hours touring a unique specialized high school and learned how Puerto Rico prepares high school students for professional careers in television, film and radio production. Through the coordination of the League of United Latin American Citizens, New York State LULAC Director LaGuerre and the others visited the unique Juan J. Osono School, a specialized school for radio and TV production, and met with the students, principal and staff of this unique high school. The school – the only one of its kind in Puerto Rico – educates approximately 200 students with a combination of academic and specialized media curriculum to prepare graduates to go on to college or to work directly in the film, TV or radio field. The highly motivated students and staff provided a tour of their facilities, which included an interview of Mayer on their own school radio station in Spanish. They also demonstrated film techniques, their cooperative classroom methods, and reflected on their commitment to obtaining advanced education in the fields of communication. The school tour provided the visitors with an excellent model of specialized high school trade and career readiness training.
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