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YONKERS, NY – February 18, 2021 – Discussion begins at Driving Me Crazy duo John and Laurie Wiles talk about their new home. 10-10: 30am EST
Brian Harrod, Editor / Editor of Yonkers Newswire speaks to local concerns.
1. MGM Resorts' Empire City Casino has extended its hours in accordance with an Executive Order signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Empire City Casino was a major source of revenue for the local Yonkers economy, employing up to 1,000 people.
2. Birth of the Earth – is a nonprofit run by Yonkers teaching skin color women during midwifery care and child rearing. Nubia Earth Martin, the president, points out that maternal results in black women are up to 12 times more likely to die in pregnancy-related conditions than in white mothers.
3. Yonkers has had two homeless deaths in the past two weeks and some say things have gotten worse for the homeless since the Sharing Community Center closed and Westchester County shut down homeless teams.
4. A missing Yonkers Police Sergeant can pose a threat to himself and is currently in the Far Rockaway Beach area.
5. Governor Cuomo's approval of "high risk sports" means that Yonkers Public School basketball has started practicing and football will follow with practice from March 8th.
6. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that a new vaccination facility will open on March 3 in Yonkers at the New York National Guard Recruiting Center to reach more people of color.
7. Yonkers Congressman Jamaal Bowman's mother, Pauline Bowman, died on Valentine's Day after a failed fight against COVID-19.
8. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather report for the region from Thursday to Friday afternoon and in some areas into the evening when snowstorm after snowstorm visited Yonkers.
9. Struggling Yonkers artists and arts organizations have been left out in the cold with no chance of bidding on a $ 100,000 work ordered by Mulford Corporation, which is raising funds to complement Housing Authority programs, many artists say Ray Wilcox received another no-bid back-room deal from the city of Yonkers.
10. Yonkers Councilor Tasha Diaz is working to create a tenants' association panel in Section 8 to give them the opportunity to express their concerns about the buildings they live in. Yonkers City Council is expected to vote on the tenants' association board next Tuesday.
11. Yonkers political insiders keep suggesting that Virginia Perez is preparing to defeat Westchester County's lawmakers Jose Alvarado and London Reyes again in the 17th district of Southwest Yonkers, and that only 150 signatures are required so that she can take part in the vote.
12. Some Yonkers parents report that COVID-19 infection rates in public school schools have been low and that it is safe for their children to return to class all day. Yonkers Public Schools District Advise Administrators, who have approximately 27,000 students, say following CDC guidelines would be too difficult in their already crowded building.
13. The superintendent of Yonkers Public Schools, Dr. Edwin Quezada recently announced that more than 3,000 students are no longer enrolled in Yonkers Public Schools. From 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Publishing House / Editor speaks to international news. from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.