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News & Notes from Northern Westchester The internationally acclaimed u.s.
army Jazz ambassadors will be presenting
a free public performance at the Peekskill
mine right now…
Turning to sports:
Three cheers go out to former Kennedy
By MARK JEFFERS Middle school on sunday, November 6th,
high school track and field star samantha
for details call 914-779-1300.
BOO! how’s that for of commerce and the Bedford hills Free congratulations to Mary delaney, cohen as she has been elected into the
an attention grabber… Library will host their annual halloween richard dolce, Mike Bennett and Kacey albany state athletic hall of Fame.
happy halloween and Trick-or-Treat Parade on Monday October Grean as they all will be honored at the in girls’ high school field hockey action,
now that you have picked 31st, for the spooky details call the library at J.i.M.M.Y. Foundation annual dinner it was John Jay beating somers 4 to 2 and
your apples and carved 914-666-6472. dance “an evening of Magical Miracles” Lakeland defeated hen hud 9 to 0. On
your pumpkins, it is time to pour yourself Looking for a good cause or a good on November 5th at the colonial Terrace the soccer turf, in boys’ action, Panas and
a cup of apple cider and sit back and enjoy excuse to get out for a fall frolic? Think about in cortlandt. The J.i.M.M.Y. Foundation Yorktown tied at 1 a piece and on the girls
another scary edition of “News and Notes…” joining the Fitz Family of Pound ridge who was formed in memory of Jimmy arena, a side it was Fox Lane over harrison by the
Big news at the Blythdale children’s have been ardent supporters of the Make-a- Westchester county child who succumbed final score of 2 to 1. Okay, now let’s jump in
hospital in Valhalla… this december a new Wish foundation for many years. Join them to a brain tumor. the pool and take a quick look at high school
state-of-the art inpatient building will open. and TEAM MARCUS as they walk or run in The popular discussion series “crosstalk” swimming…Peekskill got by Putnam Valley
This cutting edge facility will certainly be a honor of all of the children fighting for their returns to the Katonah Library on November 87 to 78 and Brewster splashed Yorktown 53
great christmas present for the area children lives right now. On sunday, November 6th 17th with “serums and Theorems,” featuring to 39.
and their families who are suffering from at 8:30 am at Fdr state Park in Yorktown, doctor/author Joseph sacco and media theo- as a tragic event unfolded this past
illness. the foundation is hosting their 2011 Walk for rist douglas ruchkoff. i’m still waiting for week here in northern Westchester, it is very
Pound ridge’s own stephen and Liz Wishes 5K run/Walk fundraiser. my chance to be a guest; the invite must be important now more than ever to give your
alderman have been selected to receive “Would you, could you, eat green eggs lost in the mail… family and loved ones a great big hug and let
the 2011 Presidential citizens Medal, the and ham,” if so then you won’t want to miss here’s a really cool thing to do, the them know you how much you care about
nation’s second-highest civilian honor for the John Jay high school presentation of american red cross and Pitney Bowes them. see you next week…
their work internationally on mental health “seussical” on November 26th; call 914-232- are teaming up to deliver holiday cheer and Mark Jeffers successfully spearheaded the launch
issues. 4043 for tickets. greetings to service members, their fami- in 2008 of MAR$AR Sports & Entertainment
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in Peekskill is a great resource for people Putnam will once again host its Third for heroes program. The public is invited of the company with the signing of numerous
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programs, tax relief (aren’t we all looking for college on November 12th. run for your cards; the greetings should be sent before his wife Sarah and three girls, Kate, Amanda
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Annual “An Evening of Magical Miracles” Woes – Be Gone!
songcatchers began as a small children’s
choir in 1979 and became an independent
non-profit organization in 1994. The organi-
Celebration Dinner-Dance He who sings scares away his woes.”
zation makes arts education affordable
and accessible to nearly 300 chil-
dren and youth through their
song catchers inc. music programs. some of
cOrTLaNdT MaNOr, NY -- will host its semi- the seasonal programs
The young victim of a brain tumor, Jimmy annual “spirit of include “composers
“Jimm-boy” arena, left his short-lived impact songcatchers” Brunch of the Future,” collab-
on the Westchester county area through his on sunday, November orative concerts
strength, perseverance and indomitable spirit 6, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. with the hugh
while he was with us. From his tragedy grew at Greentree country a. doyle senior
an organization in his name dedicated to club in New rochelle. citizen choir and
assisting sick and terminally ill children and Plan to join them as summer day camps for
the families. they celebrate 15 years of the after-school and
help celebrate some of the special their after-school Music early childhood Music
people who have made this year a success for Program. They will also be Programs.
many area families by attending the event honoring the following individ-
on November 5, 2011. This year’s honorees For more information
uals who share the songcatcher vision of on songcatchers or the “spirit of the
include Mike Bennett and Kacey Morabito a silent auction will take place before reaching for peace through music:
Grean of 100.7 Whud’s Mike and Kacey in and during the event. all proceeds are used songcatchers Brunch,” please call 914-654-
The Morning; Mary delaney, director of the to assist children and their families in need. Dr. Marc and Terry Wagner 1178 or email email@example.com.
Family resource center at the Maria Fereri The event will take place at 7:00p.m. at Rabbi Amiel Wohl
children’s hospital at Westchester Medical The colonial Terrace, 119 Oregon road,
cortlandt Manor, NY. Camille Coppola and Billie Tucker
center; and richard a. dolce, a J.i.M.M.Y.
Foundation 2011 Outstanding Volunteer. The Soundettes
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Unbeatable Combination of Friends, Fine
Art, Food and Wine!
Pelham Art Center’s Studio Café
Frank & Candy Taubner, Barbara Russillo, Violeta Defeo, Anne Jacobi and Lisa Robb
The public is warmly invited to Pelham exhibits, workshops, folk arts events, and
art center’s 14th annual favorite, the studio performances. More than 20 works of art
café, located at 155 Fifth avenue, Pelham, have been donated by local and national
NY, at 7:30pm on saturday, Nov 5. chaired artists and donors including artists chris
by Lisa daley and Judith Fishlow Minter, smith (featured in the Ocean Reglitterized
this fun and casual event will take place at the exhibit) and Bruce Withers, and photogra-
art center and in its tented courtyard. There phers carey Weiss and Nick Kuskin.
are several tantalizing enticements to this Guests will enjoy the food and also the
particular evening. a valuable Ben shahn ink live music and vocals. Bid in live and silent
drawing, “Businessman,” will be auctioned, auctions of fine art and other unique and
among other exciting works. rumor has artful items. all proceeds support free and
it that the irrepressible Lisa robb, the art affordable programs for the general public.
center’s former director, might be auction- Tickets are $65 and $90 and are avail-
eering, assuring those gathered a lively and able by mail, in person and on line at www.
entertaining evening for all. There is a final pelhamartcenter.org/events. The night of
delicious aspect to the evening: more than the event, tickets will be available at the door
25 local restaurants and caterers are donating for $75. For those who wish to donate but
food and desserts to the sumptuous buffet. cannot attend, contributions can be made to
if you are a person just starting to collect robin’s art+Giving.
art, this is a great way to learn the ropes of contact the Pelham art center at
participating in a live and/or silent auction 914-738-2525 ext 111 or fallbenefit@
of artwork. and you will be supporting an pelhamartcenter.org for an invitation and
art center that continually gives back to more information on studio café.
its community with family-friendly free
Woman’s Club of Mamaroneck
MaMarONecK, NY -- The Fine arts department of the Woman’s club of
Mamaroneck will hold a Tea Wednesday, November 9 at 12:30pm. The Tea will take place
at the club house, 504 cortlandt ave, Mamaroneck, NY. The presentation program
will be “a home on the sound.” For reservations call Lucille Novotny 914-698-8878.
reservations close Monday, November 7.
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New Rochelle – La Rochelle: A 100-year Anniversary Celebration
New rochelle, NY and La rochelle, a delegation from New rochelle, headed after World War ii, and a wealth of commu-
FraNce -- in honor of the 100th by councilmember Marianne sussman, is nity activities organized by the city of La
anniversary of the gift by New rochelleans visiting La rochelle, France, this week to rochelle. city funds were not expended for
in 1911 of the statue of Jean Guiton in honor celebrate both the centenary of the gift and this trip. all sister cit committee members
of the huguenot Mayor of La rochelle who the sister city relationship. The visit will be are volunteers.
governed in1628, Mayor Noam Bramson and marked with a rededication of the monu-
sister city convenor Peter Korn, welcomed ment, parade, art contest, plaque dedication
the miniature to the Mayor’s Office. to american soldiers stationed in La rochelle
New Rochelle’s Jefferson Elementary School to Implement “Learning On-The-Go” The Shape of Things
NeW rOcheLLe, NY -- as part
of an Fcc initiative announced in July,
the city school district of New rochelle
of a learning “cloud” for students and
teachers participating in the initiative. The
nredlearn.org cloud is an interdisciplinary,
(csdNr) has received funding to imple- project-based and research-driven online By BARABRA
ment a “Learning On-The-Go” wireless learning portal. The principle behind the
pilot project to support and advance digital cloud is that any computer or device can be
learning. connected to the same pool of applications
On Thursday, October 20, 2011, and resources and the cloud operates as a The two big things
Jefferson elementary school began Phase safe filtered learning portal for students that happening in fashion as we
1 of this project when a group of 5th grade extends teaching and learning far beyond look to Fall are a tidal shift toward comfort and
students received dell mini-laptops with the walls of a classroom and hours of a a more rational attitude toward glamour. To
Verizon Wireless broadband cards and a school day. really nail the trend, channel the mid-century
separate group of 4th grade students began distributed to students have been purchased “We are extremely grateful to both chic of helen Gurley Brown, cosmopolitan’s
to pilot mobile learning devices before wider directly from Verizon. The technology the Fcc and Verizon for their support legendary editor, whose neat skirts and proper
deployment to other students. district offi- will run on an encrypted mobile network, as we rollout this important initiative for pumps defined what a high-powered woman
cials, members of the Board of education provided by Verizon, which will allow our district,” said dr. christine coleman, looked like in the early ‘60s. Judging from this
and representatives from Verizon were students to do work anywhere in a safe web director of Technology for the csdNr. season’s runway offerings, the ‘60s spirit is alive
on hand as the csdNr also presented environment. additionally, school officials “Providing these students with an opportu- and doing well.
a community service award to Verizon will have access to the equipment and the nity to engage with technology is crucial to “it started with the idea of not having to
Wireless. ability to completely deactivate any unit in their development and overall learning.” think so much about clothes,” the designer
The csdNr has a particular focus for the event that one is lost or stolen. Phase 2 of the city school district Joseph altuzarra explained, and it was a true
their initiative to target english language “We’re proud to be a part of this cutting of New rochelle’s pilot project will entail 180 from the daring cone-busted sheaths and
learners (eLL), economically disadvantaged edge learning program,” said Pat devlin, the deployment of mobile learning devices hyper-precise tailoring of his last collection.
students, lower-performing students and president of Verizon Wireless for the New to over 300 students at two other elemen- “i wanted something long and looser, some-
students with disabilities in 5th through 9th York Metro area. “Wireless technology tary schools as well as tablets at the middle thing sensual and feminine but utilitarian at
grade. New rochelle is one of only twenty creates an innovative learning environment school level and Netbook laptops to a group the same time,” he said. an easy, comfortable
school districts from around the country that is fun and engaging for both students of high school students. in addition, 30-40 classic from altuzarra was his brown leather
selected by the Fcc for funding. as the and teachers.” iPad devices will be distributed to students bomber jacket topping a harlequin sweater
district’s official e-rate data plan provider, another aspect of the “Learning with disabilities. in gray, black and white and paired with –
Verizon is a significant partner in this effort On-The-Go” project includes the creation yes- long, loose and utterly wearable charcoal
as all of the devices and data plans being trousers. Gals are going to be thinking seri-
ously about how to get these clothes into their
closets. Longer, looser, utilitarian…sounds like
a plan, one that will make him very popular
We saw more of the utilitarian and
functional theme. at 3.1 Phillip Lim, his
satchel-full of references for Fall embraced this
concept as well. “it’s about chic women who
ride bikes to work, to brunch, to a cocktail
party,” Lim said before his show. The question
for him was how to make everything func-
tional without sacrificing form. his answer
was to splice functional-looking clothing with
utilitarian elements, resulting in a chic urbanite
Fall wardrobe of cropped pants and
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The Shape of Things to Come
Continued from page 6
sensible and utilitarian. Welcome dennis
Basso and his opulent chic. Mr. Basso clari-
When was the last time
you dealt with
smart coats. inspired by Lim’s visual research fied: “This season we went a touch masculine.
of tribes and gangs, his swirling floral print Women like that.” For him, masculine meant
top was a nod to Japanese yakuza tattoos. fewer silk and organza cocktail frocks and
encircled with a wide rust-colored cummer-
bund and skinny black trousers, the look was
unexpectedly simple and lovely.
more hand-knit cashmere sweater dresses.
One decidedly dangerous outfit - a silver fox-
collared coat ending in deep brown goat hair
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continuing this theme, at alberta had a raw quality and sexy, textured depth.
Ferretti, practical reared its welcomed head in The tobacco-toned tunic and shiny brown
daywear. Because the
designer is convinced
that women now
want a definitive
break-point in day-
to-night wear, for
evening we saw ethe-
real classic Ferretti
dresses. The idea of
a clear division was
explicit from the
outset with a desirable
hued coat, demurely
and ending just above
the knee – the antith-
esis of her sheer nude Blumarine Altuzarra
chiffons paraded out
last season. Thinking
of Ferretti’s simple
shifts and sweet-pea
coats to her signature
a patina of sequins
and crystals, it was
hard to imagine
how a woman’s day
could begin one way
and end so radically
different, but as an
act of faith in human
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staid. a slew of models emerged en masse in but powerful steps forward. Walking in those
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designs, we continue to move ever forward.
shift marked only by a solitary black detail on
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I Am Not Depressed that strangers would stop me on the street and
ask if i was OK. But i was not depressed by
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my circumstance but also did a fair amount
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as a medical term, which misrepresents many sits well with others, and despite supportive
who have experienced this condition. Let
friends, it was justified when my “choice”
me clarify. depression, to me, is a normal incurred their ire.
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Leadership my senior year of college. i was monumen-
tally depressed. it suddenly occurred to me
looks like” and the magic pep pills a strong
person wouldn’t need to get themselves off
the couch. My behavior earned the tag in
that college would end, and i’d be bound again 1986 but now as the terminology inaccurately
to my hometown, where isolation surrounded
Mike will: everything i did (or didn’t do). There was also
describes me, i’m yet another person who’s
offended - sorry.
this girl - and like never before. Flatly, she in 2002, my insomnia had me sleeping
Provide Fiscal Stability. would have none of that or me. May 4, 1986 about 10 hours a week. i went to my medical
was the rapture, and with every passing day, doctor and she told me it could be depression.
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1986 arose from a justified fear that i wouldn’t
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I Am Not Depressed You don’t have to be Freud to determine that
the depression label didn’t correspond.
wouldn’t have stressed me out at midnight but
it did provide mortar for the wall.
my bedroom wall speak quite well to “what
depression looks like.” By now, i’m an expert
Continued from page 8 Go figure that people of strength, because Growing up, i was the youngest and it on me and sleep is mostly a given. The words
On the other hand, i realized that writing no bootstrap could have altered what night seemed like i was the only one who screwed matter because by labeling an illness with
was a talent i could exploit, even if i wasn’t time meant to my brain. it wasn’t a stream of up. so at night, i’d tie the past to the present such an ambiguous term and showing “the
quite sure how. staying afloat, i worked in endless worries. in fact, my mind went blank in writing and rationalize the erroneousness of pathetic” in TV ads, it compounds the stigma
a daycare as a teacher’s aide but not having at bedtime. my childhood thinking. For example, penning and makes a condition seem like a choice.
any tangible place to hang my career hat was still, no matter how tired i was, when the out, “i’m not the only one in the world or the since sleep still requires medication, issues yet
unsettling. lights went off, my brain switched to a state family who makes mistakes” was the exercise remain to be resolved in my mental illness. i’d
definitely depressing so maybe i had of alertness and toggling it off to sleep would in this case. like to be free of medication but a $40 payment
reached my limit and now sat up all night have been like running through a brick wall. in conjunction with the anti-depressants, per session means that will have to wait.
worrying about the failure that i was. The simply said, my brain was malfunctioning - which have nothing to do with making me Rich Monetti lives in Somers. He’s been a free-
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Why We Do What We Do on Halloween Of all the holidays we observe today, none has a stranger history than halloween, whose
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By ROBERT SCOTT Celtic Beginnings
halloween! it is still a time when ghosts and goblins walk. Once it was a halloween’s roots lie shrouded in the mists of history. Born in prehistoric new year observances
rowdy time for letting loose, for marking the end of the fruitful year and the begin- in ireland and scotland, halloween is about death and people’s attempts to understand death and
ning of winter. control it. even today during this holiday, we joke about death, mock it and fear it.
a time to howl, to rage, to scream. To raise the dead and frighten the living in the celtic calendar, the first day of the new year was celebrated around the first of November.
long into the dark October night and beyond. The celts called this holiday samhain (pronounced “sow-en”), meaning “summer’s end.”
a time for raising hackles and goose bumps. a time when the cemetery on the hill in every Continued on page 10
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Why We Do What We Do on Halloween feasted.
The new moon
For his role in the failed 1605 “Gunpowder
Plot” to blow up the house of Parliament,
and people were reported.
Neighborhood committees, community
Continued from page 9 (the time when the Fawkes was quickly tried and hanged. his organizations and the Boy scouts mobilized
Two chief characteristics of ancient moon is virtually invisible) determined the plan had been to kill the first stuart King, to organize safer halloween observances and
celtic halloweens were the lighting of sacred timing of samhain. during the dark of the James i, son of Mary Queen of scots. To mark offer alternatives to vandalism. school posters
bonfires and the belief that this was the one moon, people believed it was easier to see into the event, the date of Fawkes’s arrest was made of the 1930s advocated a “sane halloween.”
night in the year when ghosts wandered about. the other world. a day of thanksgiving still celebrated in Britain. To discourage destructiveness, children
interestingly, the festival finds parallels in Fire, being a customary way of warding For weeks before November 5, British were urged to go from door to door and ask
the seasonal holidays of other cultures and reli- off evil spirits, played an important role in children prepare masked effigies of Fawkes householders and shop owners for treats.
gions, including the Jewish autumn festival of celtic life. samhain was one of the four great (called “Guys”) from old clothes stuffed with surprisingly, the earliest use of the phrase
sukkoth. halfway around the world in india, “fire festivals” of the celts. On this night all newspapers. These are set out on street “trick-or-treating” dates only from the early
at around the time of halloween, hindus hearth fires in ireland were extinguished. a Continued on page 13 twentieth century.
celebrate divali, their five-day New Year new sacred fire was rekindled at Tlachtga, near Continued from page 9 immensely popular, these so-called
holiday, athboy in county Meath, 12 miles from the corners, and passersby are asked to give “a “beggar nights” spread across the nation.
For rural dwellers, Samhain marked seat of the irish kings at Tara. runners with penny for the Guy.” The standard demand of “trick or treat” was
the beginning of the winter half of the year. torches then carried this new flame and relit The night of November 4 is known as soon incorporated into the vocabulary of
Unharvested crops--corn, hay, potatoes, hearths all over ireland, symbolizing a fresh “Mischief Night” when children are free to halloween, and the holiday became tame and
turnips, apples--were gathered and stored. start for the new year. play pranks on adults--and on each other. commercialized.
Cattle and sheep were returned from distant in ireland and scotland, samhain was a Finally, on the night of November 5, cele- Not much steam is let off, however, when
pastures where they had been brought during time for traditional divination games about brants burn the effigies in giant bonfires and tiny tots in plastic dime-store costumes shuffle
the summer to fatten. Excess animals and love and marriage, employing nuts or apples. set off fireworks. from door to door and mumble “trick or
those too weak to withstand the rigors of the People also went from house to house during When successive waves of rural irish treat,” especially when a treat is almost always
hard days ahead were slaughtered. samhain. Failure to provide food and drink immigrants arrived on these shores beginning guaranteed.
as in many other early cultures, celtic would result in practical jokes being played on in the 1840s, they brought with them their Window painting of halloween motifs
society was highly structured. in addition the householder. traditional halloween customs. replaced the soaping or waxing of windows
to the druids (the religious intelligentsia), One popular divination game, “bobbing Young girls remained indoors and played with candles. a giant step forward in artistic
the hierarchy consisted of a warrior aristoc- for apples,” called for young unmarried parlor games foretelling the future. Bands of expression and creativeness perhaps, but not one
racy (called the Fianna), outcast warriors, persons to try to bite into an apple floating in a boys roamed outdoors, where their ritualized calculated to relieve primal adolescent pressures.
bards, brehons (lawyers), historians and other tub of water or hanging from a string. The first pranks were often attributed to spirits abroad
person to bite into the apple would be the next in the night. and the New World’s large
The Roots of Trick-or-Treating
specialists, and landholders. Laborers, whether
person to marry. pumpkins proved easier to carve into candle- Today’s custom of trick-or-treating has
freeborn or slave, were at the bottom.
Fairies--the “sidhe” (pronounced “shee”), lit jack-o’-lanterns than the traditional turnips a complex history. during the Middle ages
To make this rigid stratification of society
rather than witches and goblins--dominate of the old country carved and filled with children wearing masks would go “souling”
tolerable, it was useful to have an interval when
irish folklore. although invisible, fairies are glowing coals. from door to door and ask for soul cakes.
order and structure were erased, and people
always about. Not as malevolent as witches, even as celebrated today, halloween is These were flat, oval shortbread cookies made
could let off steam, however briefly. samhain,
they can play tricks on mortals, although essentially still a Gaelic holiday that found a with currants, and flavored with cinnamon
which lasted for three days, was such a period.
sometimes they are generous and helpful. place in the american calendar of holidays. and nutmeg.
A Time of No Time One never throws dishwater or kitchen Oddly, two rituals of early america’s The more soul cakes each beggar
The druids had a lunar calendar of 13 slops out of a house without first warning the halloween spread to other holidays: election received, the more prayers that would said
months of 28 days each, plus one extra day to fairies who might be passing and would resent day and Thanksgiving. To celebrate elec- for the donors’ deceased relatives. Because
make 365. From this comes our expression, “a being drenched. tion victories, it became a custom to light participants wore masks, they were called
year and a day.” Pope Boniface iV introduced all saints’ towering bonfires. The practice eventually “mummers” (from momeur, Old French for
The day before the extra day was the last day in the seventh century to honor all the died out, probably because the chief fuel for “one who wears a mask”).
day of the old year; the day after was the first saints. initially observed on May 13, it was such bonfires--discarded wooden barrels and also during the Middle ages, parading,
day of the new year. The day between the moved to the first of November in the next crates--was no longer widely available. singing and dancing by costumed and masked
years thus was a special day—literally, a time century by Pope Gregory iii in an effort to in New York, Thanksgiving day was mummers became popular in the British isles
when time stood still, when people could act replace celtic pagan rites with the liturgy of marked by public begging, a forerunner at christmas and May day. One familiar
foolishly. the church. it also was known as all hallows of trick-or-treating. called “ragamuffins,” character in many celebrations was the hobby
Men and women cross-dressed. house day. children dressed in old clothes or costumes horse--the figure of a horse worn attached to
gates were unhinged and suspended in trees. October 31 became all hallows eve, and asked passersby on the street, “anything for the waist of a mummer.
Owners found their livestock wandering in November 1, all saints day. November 2, Thanksgiving?” This ritual, too, has vanished Mumming is an ancient custom still asso-
neighbors’ fields. became all souls day, when prayers were to from the Thanksgiving holiday. ciated with various holidays.in parts of canada,
such mischief had a deeper meaning. The be said for souls in Purgatory. in spite of these for example, it continues at christmastime.
druids believed that during these three days formidable surrogates intended to displace
The Holiday Turns Ugly Our house-to-house christmas caroling may
the veil between this world and that of their the three-day samhain period, the old pagan For crowded urban dwellers, halloween be a vestige of christmas mumming.
ancestors became thin. it was a magical period practices persisted. in the 20th century evolved into an outlet Mumming is a feature of the New Orleans
when the dead could revisit the living, and the for letting off steam destructively. Mischief, Mardi Gras (French for “fat Tuesday”), the day
future could be foretold through divination Halloween’s Traditions Merge once limited to rural pranks--overturning before ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.
and prophecy. The earliest settlers of the american outhouses, removing gates, soaping windows, in Philadelphia, mumming is the centerpiece
instead of being feared, the departed were colonies were mostly english, and halloween or switching shop signs--turned of a New Year’s day celebration in which elab-
regarded not as the dead but as living spirits was not among the traditions of the mother nasty. in the grinding poverty orately costumed revelers dance and parade
of loved ones. They were seen as repositories country. instead, the colonists observed Guy of the Great depression, willful and to the accompaniment of marching bands
of the ancient wisdom of the clan--sources of Fawkes day on November 5, an english malicious destruction of property became featuring stringed instruments.
guidance and inspiration to be honored and holiday resembling halloween. widespread. even acts of cruelty to animals Continued on page 13
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Why We Do What We Do on Halloween been substituted for
halloween curfew for those under 18 unac-
companied by a parent or guardian.
acts was strained. entire city blocks were
vulnerable to destruction.
Continued from page 10 playful pranks. The destructiveness takes especially cities responded by razing empty build-
in community after community, mayhem virulent forms in big cities with decaying ings, towing abandoned cars, removing
Playfulness Gives Way to Mayhem has supplanted mischievousness. cemetery neighborhoods. during the 1980s and 1990s discarded tires and limiting sales of gaso-
halloween still has its dark side. Beneath headstones are overturned or smashed. in detroit and camden, N.J., two cities with line. accelerated neighborhood awareness
today’s comparatively bland holiday festivi- indelible spray paint substitutes for easily high rates of poverty and crime, the night of campaigns and watchful volunteer patrols
ties lurks a wild and wonderful night of removed shaving cream. discharge of firearms October 30th was called “devil’s Night,” a during what is now called “angel’s Night”
letting go. But, as if responding to a dormant replaces traditional noisemakers. roadside time when anything goes. have reduced the number of incidents, but the
folk memory, an ugly tradition has resur- mailboxes are vandalized or destroyed. dozens of houses--not always empty or fires of resentment still smolder.
faced, largely in cities. a throwback to the Windows are broken, and automobile tires abandoned--were torched by roving bands of
dangerous urban halloween celebrations Robert Scott, a semi-retired book publisher and
punctured or slashed. so serious has the situ- looters or arsonists. The ability of firefighters local historian, lives in Croton-on-Hudson.
that led to trick-or-treating, mean-spirited ation become, some communities declare a to keep up with so many mindless random
outrage and property destruction have again
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Continued from page 13 a brief mention of others. Vicente (Jan THE SOUNDS
cornet), who assists his mother in a clothing
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total eleven tunes are included, four of which
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a woman of extraordinary beauty, it’s immediately apparent that “i’m
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Three One-“acters” with his brother, a frequent and successful
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chamber music, feature films among other things, Patient wants to reverse
to short subjects. They put up with today’s, the roles of patient and shrink.
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EYE ON THEATRE
Three One-“acters” even less likely arrival.
Woody allen’s contribution,
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tational sons, injured athlete Joseph, 29, and
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Peter duBois has vividly directed on
Continued from page 15 “honeymoon Motel,” is more absurd yet, but would-be college student charles, 18 both gay. anna Louizos’s cleverly shifting scenery, and
goes from repetitious and vastly exagger- being an unabashedly outrageous farce able to also uncle Bill, 74, mostly wheelchair-bound with an on-target cast. santino Fontana and
ated satire to shorter, unpersuasive pathos, get away with it. it’s the immediate aftermath and hugely xenophobic and cantankerous. chris Perfetti as the very different siblings,
with plausibility throughout barely minimal, of a skewed wedding, where the groom’s father Joseph, who turns out afflicted beyond his Joanna Gleason as the droll nuisance Gloria,
though any form other than outrageous farce, has stepped into his son’s shoes with the bride’s sports injuries, works for Gloria, 59, a hugely Yusef Bulos as the troublesome uncle, charles
could use a little more of it. fervent cooperation. after that, every sort of eccentric widow who runs a book-packaging socarides as the prying Timothy, Jonathan
doreen, a spoiled rich bitch, bursts in cataclysm befalls the two involved dysfunc- outfit, at a wholly unsuitable job solely for the Louis dent as Vin, and Lizbeth Mackay and
on carla, her erstwhile nanny’s daughter, in tional Jewish families, plus the fantastical rabbi medical insurance. dee Nelson in several roles, couldn’t be better.
the middle of the night. in far-away aspen, who performed the ceremony. There is also Timothy, 29, a journalist Make your expectations modest, and the play
her husband has died in a skiing accident. if not much else, we get a number of snowbound in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, will amply reward you.
she cannot squeeze out a single tear; what pungent one-liners, and effective performances where the action is laid, and any number John Simon has written for over 50 years on
floors her is her panicky inability to make the from, among others, steve Guttenberg, of surrounding places have tantalizingly theatre, film, literature, music and fine arts for the
necessary arrangements. she has an inces- ari Graynor, caroline aaron, Julie Kavner, Middle-eastern names. That emphasizes Hudson Review, New Leader, New Criterion,
sant stream of related and other escalating richard Libertini and, as a philosophical pizza the conflicted ways of this double-bottomed National Review, New York Magazine, Opera
demands, including to be put up for the night delivery man, once again danny hoch. John family, complicated by Gloria’s comic but News, Weekly Standard, Broadway.com and
in carla’s one-bed apartment. Tuturro ‘s breakneck direction aptly contrib- annoying meddlesomeness and Timothy’s Bloomberg News. He reviews books for the New
The bullied friend obliges, even though utes to the torrential chaos, as does santo unwelcome attempts to write up the duaihys’s York Times Book Review and Washington
she has her own problems with Michael, Loquasto’s décor, climaxing in a marvel- past and present. Post. He has written profiles for Vogue, Town
her new second husband, off giving a polit- ously tacky bridal suite. The piece clinches a judge delays the repentant Vin’s and Country, Departures and Connoisseur
ical speech. returning, he is scandalized the desiderated quantity; the overall quality, trial because the youth is needed for the and produced 17 books of collected writings. Mr.
by doreen’s usurping presence, which has however, is another matter. impending important football game, and the Simon holds a PhD from Harvard University
unexpected consequences. Other far-fetched in “sons of the Prophet,” stephen Karam siblings befriend him, which causes further in Comparative Literature and has taught at
developments follow, making for even greater presents a somewhat different dysfunctional trouble with non-P.c.uncle Bill. There are MIT, Harvard University, Bard College and
implausibility. family: the Maronite Lebanese-american, other characters (doctor, physician’s atten- Marymount Manhattan College.
Lisa emery is wonderful as the tyran- financially challenged douaihys, ever so dants, college board members) all female, who
nized carla, but doreen, to be even a mite distantly related to Kahlil Gibran. Father has contribute to the motley proceedings. To learn more, visit the JohnSimon-
credible, let alone tolerable, would require a died from aftereffects of a nocturnal car acci- “sons of a Prophet” is often amusing, Uncensored.com website.
very great actress, which Marlo Thomas never dent, a collision with a decoy stag that Vin, 18, sometimes contrived, and always minor stuff.
was. as Michael, Grant shaud is saddled with a black football star, has mischievously planted But Karam, clearly of Lebanese descent, brings
a ridiculous role, yet in the end we get another, mid-road. in all sorts of ethnic and religious matters, even
New Forum Format for Candidates for New Rochelle City Council
Vietnam and is presently a private detective,
felt he was “forced to run” because of a horrible
redistricting plan and the “give aways’ and lack
of commercial development in New rochelle.
By PEGGY GODFREY democratic councilman Jared rice, district
The forum that the his opponent, democrat shari rackman, 5, enumerated his record of deep commit- 3, spoke of his family and professional achieve-
League of Women Voters also an attorney, said she grew up in New ment to New rochelle and how he moved his ments. he felt his academic background and
chose for the New rochelle rochelle and believes in “giving back” to the law practice to New rochelle. he reminded law degree form a basis for his deep under-
city council candidates on community and working collaboratively. the group of the large vacant lots and empty standing of how government works.
October 11 created a long, in district 4, ivar hyden, on the storefronts that were once in downtown New councilman albert Tarantino,
tedious meeting. carolyn democratic ticket said he had lived in rochelle. republican, district 2, running unopposed
stevens, president of the scarsdale League, New rochelle sixteen years and felt under- roberto Lopez, former democratic said he was against reassessment and irre-
had been chosen as moderator to read the represented, adding he was “proud to be a councilman and candidate for district 1, sponsible development. in his view PiLOTs
questions, which had to be submitted before democrat.” his opponent, republican Kevin emphasized his long term commitments and (payments in lieu of taxes) should end and tax-
the forum began. candidates in each district Barrett, stated he had many years of public felt he could bring New rochelle together and generating businesses should be sought along
were given questions. The audience was told service and as a “symbolic act” of open and “move the city forward.” councilman Lou with waterfront revitalization.
the questions were randomly selected, but transparent government” wants to open the Trangucci, district 1, said previously he ran The audience posed numerous ques-
“inappropriate questions were screened.” front door of New rochelle city hall. on a platform of fiscal responsibility and felt tions, and answers were given seemingly along
differences between the candidates and ilyse spectus, republican candidate, he had lived up to this promise. For example, political party lines. The first question asked
their political parties emerged as the questions district 5, talked about the “lack of progress in his initiative to request avalon land payments was about long-term planning guidelines and
were posed. district 6’s republican candidate, revitalizing the city,” and felt it was necessary resulted in $9 million that was received by the sustainability. Lopez asked why his opponent
steve Mayo, was the first to introduce himself; to stop 30-year tax abatements so the schools city coffers. had not voted for the Greenr sustainability
giving his credentials as that of an attorney, can receive more tax money and remain strong. James earvin, republican candidate plan, which he felt was one of the best things
entrepreneur and a creative problem solver. councilman Barry Fertel, democrat district for district 3, who was a staff sergeant in Continued on page 17
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New Forum Format for Candidates for New Rochelle City Council unnecessary and indicated his opponent had concerned citizens for redistricting, felt
nothing else to discuss in district 4. Jared rice’s claim about reassessment indi-
Continued from page 16 the question was a distraction and thought the arnold Klugman, chairman of the New cates he has no idea of the history of why the
that happened.Trangucci answered he had voted emphasis should be on a improving the quality rochelle democratic city committee said minority district was formed to protect afro-
“no” because the plan dictated that the city join of life and working on a master plan. each side is dealing with narratives. $7.5 to americans from the discrimination that was
icLei, an organization that dictates how green When the question about the new $8 million has been generated in taxes from experienced with at-large districts in New
initiatives should be completed. he asked, for parking rules which made it necessary to feed home depot and the Weyman avenue rochelle. The councilman from district 3
example, if homeowners would like, at their the street parking meters at night from 6 p.m. developments. The city of New rochelle should not be there to protect New rochelle
own expense, having their water and sewer lines to Midnight and include an 100% increase in bonded for $29 million in 1989 to condemn from a lawsuit but to create a district. Jared
checked before they could sell their homes. fees in the lots, Barrett said he did not support property in the downtown and yet no devel- rice’s plan was the most inferior. The lack
The issue of how long Kevin Barrett, this change and that many businesses are upset opment occurred. The republican narrative is of a lawsuit does not speak to fairness because
republican candidate for district. 4, has lived by them. hyden countered by saying that this looking backward assuming everything would a Federal lawsuit is very expensive and the
in New rochelle, despite Barrett’s recounting parking problem was created when avalon have been built without incentives which is committee could not raise the resources to
of his long history of public service elsewhere, decided two years ago to charge for parking totally unrealistic. You need incentives to be pay $10,000 for the lawsuit. The residents
continued to surface. in his closing statement, spaces and 1200 cars moved out onto the competitive with neighboring communities. should not have to raise that money. The
hyden was “blown away” by these claims streets of New rochelle leaving no choice but Lorraine Pierce said she remembers councilman’s job is to prevent discrimination
because he said Barrett only recently moved to to charge more, or to issue overnight parking that in the past there were several real estate against afro-americans.
New rochelle. permits. as a result he added, his customers brokers who had commercial businesses inter- Jim O’Toole summarized: “it was the
reassessment was the topic of several can now come downtown. ested in coming to New rochelle but when same old stuff you hear every four years, a
questions. rackman said there was a need after the forum, Laraine Karl said they asked, they were not given an appoint- bunch of broken promises.”
for equalization on taxes, but it was a very the question about how many times Kevin ment to present their plans.
expensive process. his opponent, Mayo, felt Barrett had voted in New rochelle was totally Peggy Godfrey is a freelance writer and a former
Mark McLean, chairperson of the educator.
Don’t Frack with New York been ravaged by hydrofracking to see firsthand
what could happen in New York without
the proper regulations. Ball also called on
to befriend this powerful industry, but all
i know is that i went to Pennsylvania and i
truly believe if the Governor did the same, he
MOuNT KiscO, NY -- senator Greg immediate steps to protect New Yorkers from Governor cuomo to further extend the public would put the brakes on his fracking express,
Ball (r, c – Patterson) held a news conference the potentially devastating effects of hydraulic comment period on hydrofracking in New taking time to get it right. Whether it be dick
on October 17, 2011, in Governor andrew fracturing. York to 180 days. cheney’s ‘halliburton Loophole’ or Governor
M. cuomo’s hometown of Mt. Kisco, N.Y., senator Ball called on Governor cuomo “Maybe Governor cuomo is focused on cuomo’s most recent expediting of a process
where he demanded the Governor take to tour Pennsylvania communities that have Calvi Qtr. cuomo and Guardian 10-4-11:Layout 1 10/5/11 5:08 page 18
being President page-West.feels compelled Continued on PM Page
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Continued from page 17 life. all settlements of the only public from the oil and gas industry to testify at that
for the convenience of billionaire gas execs, are not to be taxed. servants with the hearing. all invitations to oil and gas represen-
at the highest of levels this gas industry has • allow conviction and tatives were declined.
undue influence. New York state should be local governments the guts to stand “senator Greg Ball is asking New York’s
leading the charge to regulate this industry, to enact or enforce up to the gas leaders all the right questions about industrial
to protect private property owners, farmers, certain laws and industry. Touring gas drilling and what widespread fracking
sportsman and our environment by learning ordinances relating the gas lands of will mean for our water and our communi-
from the devastation in other states. instead to oil, gas and solu- Pennsylvania ties,” said robert Moore, executive director
the Governor is paving the way for fracking tion mining. should be required of environmental advocates of New York.
without installing necessary safeguards,” said • of every NY state “Before Governor cuomo opens the empire
senator Greg Ball. Mandatory adher- representative,” state to the gas industry, he should see for
senator Ball is also calling for the passage ence to an said GASLAND himself how fracking has impacted families
of his recently drafted Property Owner’s Bill environmental director Josh Fox. in Pennsylvania. New York can learn from our
of rights, which would set tough, new stan- impact assessment On the tour, neighbors’ mistakes.”
dards for safe hydrofracking in New York. process, similar senator Ball met “The decision to allow hydrofracking will
The Property Owner’s Bill of rights to New York’s seQr Process, to assess the with several families who suffered 90% deval- forever adversely change our state. Governor
(s5879) includes the following measures: impact to the environment from hydraulic uation of their property value following the cuomo’s advancement of hydrofracking will
• Mandatory water and soil testing fracturing. contamination of water wells due to hydro- contaminate water ways, pollute our air and
by an official government third-party for pres- • Mandatory disclaimers and fracking. among them was craig stevens of lands, and cause an irreversible industrialization
ence of chemicals used during the fracturing warning statements on lease documents about silver Lake Township, Pennsylvania. of rural NY. it would be a bold but imperative
process prior to drilling. the risk of contamination of soil and water, as “Thank you, senator Ball for this Property step for the Governor to tour communities in
• all fracking companies must sign well as the potential health effects, related to Owner’s Bill Of rights for my neighbors in Pennsylvania, as is being requested by senator
a Presumption of causation agreement with hydraulic fracturing spills. New York. i have wondered for years why not Ball, to view firsthand the harmful results of
the state of New York. The genesis of the bill came in the wake one of our elected officials in Pennsylvania hydrofracking. ignorance isn’t bliss, igno-
• Mandatory full reimbursement to of an august 2011 tour senator Ball took to had the foresight to protect their constituents. rance is dangerous,” said executive director
property owners by negligent gas companies Bradford county, Pennsylvania, with Oscar- Thank you for coming to Pennsylvania to see for citizens campaign for the environment
for 150% of the real estate’s market value of nominated filmmaker Josh Fox.There, senator the other side of the story and not let money adrienne esposito.
property, based on estimates prior to drilling, Ball witnessed first-hand the negative effects and greed cloud your judgment,” said craig senator Ball hosted a screening of the film
and 100% of the cost for full remediation that hydrofracking can have on communities. L. stevens with Marcellus Patriots for Land GASLAND in Peekskill, N.Y. The senator
of soil and water. The company will also be “senator Greg Ball is one of the only rights and a 6th generation landowner. was joined by Oscar-nominated filmmaker
accountable for full reimbursement of the land politicians on either side of the aisle who in august 2011, senator Ball held a Josh Fox for the viewing, which was free and
owner’s legal fees. has the heart to actually go and see firsthand hearing on hydrofracking in Katonah, N.Y. open to the public.
• Mandatory full remediation of soil the horrific and abusive conditions the gas where he heard from leading experts on the
and water, and free medical monitoring for fracking industry is forcing on citizens and one issue. The senator invited representatives
A Neighborhood Forgotten—Yonkers Ludlow Park sewage (wastewater) from three existing is currently incomplete. This legislation,
communities and a planned fourth, from his which gained passage by the Westchester
district to the Yonkers facility. This would county Board of Legislators (WcBoL),
By NANCY KING be accomplished by tying those communi- would include updates to heating, ventila-
ties into a sewer system that would flow tion, and installation of an odor control
situated in the south- smell comes in whiffs. it reminds one of directly into the Yonkers plant. it is also system at the screen grit building. Two other
west quadrant of Yonkers, those little stink bombs that seventh grade noted that one of the communities currently bonded pieces of legislation were for an
lies the neighborhood of boys are so fond of throwing in a hallway houses a private on-site wastewater treat- odor control system at the plant and at the
Ludlow Park. a walk filled with people. in this instance however, ment plant. But the up county legislator and Ludlow street Pump station, and the third
through the seven blocks the stink never really dissipates, it just department of environmental Facilities and final chunk of bonded money would
that overlook the hudson river has a lingers. if you talk to any of the residents of (deF) commissioner Tom Lauro believe have repaired and upgraded the North
bohemian feel to it that attracts an eclectic Ludlow Park, they are quick to exclaim that that the Yonkers Plant is capable to take Yonkers Pump station. as of this date, it
tapestry of homeowners. The streets are tree the smell in October is bearable. all of them the increased waste despite the facility appears that none of these projects has ever
lined, the houses are a mix of turn of the state that if you really want to experience operating above and beyond safety param- been completed.
century Victorians and stately Tudor homes the stench that you should come back in the eters designated years ago. Both gentlemen in the meantwhile, residents of Ludlow
and they have sidewalks! it’s a neighbor- heat of a summer day in July. residents of cite that complaints have been reduced Park still suffer a stinky problem. residents’
hood that is home to young professionals this neighborhood also are emphatic about to around nine this year and that they no claim to fame won’t be their pretty homes
who are looking for a suburban neighbor- their feelings of abandonment concerning longer process the sewage on the weekend but the fact that they share their property
hood with an easy commute to New York this quality of life issue by the elected offi- when the vast majority of homeowners are with 84 million gallons of waste water
city and it is also the neighborhood to cials in Yonkers and in Westchester county home from work. that flows downwind of their homes.
empty nesters who despite sky high taxes government as well. as usual, Ludlow Park Two legislators who have represented environmental advocates will post stories
have chosen to remain in the very neighbor- and The Yonkers Joint Wastewater sewage those residents aren’t happy with the about how great their tour of the facility was
hood where they raised their children. But Treatment Plant are forgotten by their prospect of having more poop piped into but they won’t print a single thing about the
Ludlow Park has had a stinky little problem elected officials until a new election cycle Yonkers but are doing little to prevent it odor pollution in this neighborhood. Those
that has endured for at least three decades: rolls around. from happening. democrat Ken Jenkins tour takers only want to hear that much
The Yonkers Joint Wastewater sewage earlier this month, Westchester county and outgoing legislator Jose alvarado actu- cleaner water is being dumped into the
Treatment Plant. Legislative incumbent Mike Kaplowitz ally proposed legislation for odor abatement hudson river. i do not suppose
On a breezy October afternoon, the (d-somers), proposed directing more treatment that was adopted and bonded but Continued on page 19
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A Neighborhood Forgotten—Yonkers ludlow Park existence within those waters.
The residents of Ludlow Park are
wealthier communities within Westchester.
Two years from now there will be
Continued from page 18 that when they get a spike in odor, that the however, informed and armed with another mass election of the Westchester
the health of the hudson river is more digester pressure relief vents are full and that informational studies that they paid for county Board of Legislators along with
important than the quality of life to those they will discharge slugs of odors. Officials themselves. They know that the plant needs the re-election bid of county executive
who live in Ludlow Park; nor does any party also don’t want residents to know that there a new odor control system with enhanced rob astorino. it would be sad to think that
care to mention that the same methane gas is often a back up in the relief valves and that ventilation ofthe screens at the grit building. we will be covering this story again in two
that killed two men in Tarrytown is what the backup will result in the discharge of They know that three low profile, multi- years, but more than likely, we will. Like the
the source of those two pretty torches burn methane gas. Further still, when there is rain scrubbers would reduce the odor and that old saying goes… poop always flows to the
off at the entrance of the plant. elected water runoff, effluence discharge is allowed using a combination of sodium hydroxide top… especially during an election year.
officials don’t want the residents to know to enter the so-called pristine hudson river and sodium hypochlorite would reduce
that the sludge overflow box doesn’t operate and to again pollute the environment and Nancy King is a resident of Greenburgh, New
odor emissions. sadly enough, what they York.
properly due to moisture build up. Those kill whatever life clings onto a precarious will end up getting is the poop from four
same officials don’t want residents to know
Rye City Mayor French Charged with Building without Permits personally engaged in these exact same types
of illegal, secret, unsupervised, un-inspected
and untaxed construction activities for almost
By RAY TARTAGlIONE 2 decades in his own home, will lead many
On July 1st, 2011, the home are douglas h. and carrie French, direction, a home zoned for 2 families, secretly to suspect that we now know why he was
the rye city Building who purchased it in November of 1992. an becomes a 1 family home, while the scope of unwilling to initiate promised enforcement
department issued violation examination of mortgage records from their the undisclosed illegal construction improve- actions out on hen island. additionally,
number V0000758 to the 1992 purchase indicate the couple appar- ments is undeniably substantial. anybody or any group who has surrepti-
owners of 13 richard Place, ently never disclosed to lenders that it was in healTheharbor.com executive director tiously known about Mayor French’s history
rye, New York. The violation lists “building fact a two family dwelling - instead attesting ray Tartaglione, who has led the investigation of personal secret illegal construction activi-
without a permit” as its rationale. according the property was “improved by a one family of this matter, made the following statement: ties would have an allegedly powerful ability
to 2011 city of rye assessment rolls, 13 residence only.” copies of the relevant above “in the election of 2009, healTheharbor. to pressure him behind closed doors to delay
richard Place is designated as a two family referenced official documents are attached com joined hundreds of other concerned or halt any clean up and enforcement actions
home - with an unfinished attic - and no hereto. rye city citizens in helping elect douglas on hen island or elsewhere. This kind of
record of improvements of any kind since since 1992, when the French’s acquired French as rye city’s Mayor based on his public official who has much to hide is alleg-
1949. the home, the city of rye has written hundreds stated commitment to immediately enforce edly susceptible to a wide range of patronage
Yet in a recent public sale listing 13 of violations for illegal construction activity local environmental and building laws long and other political pressures - none of which
richard Place, the property is described as a within its city limits. Thousands of dollars of completely ignored out on rye’s offshore accrue any benefits at all to the other honest
one family residence featuring new skylights, penalties and permit fees have been collected cottage community known as hen island. citizen taxpayers of The city of rye.”
a new eat-in kitchen, a new “electric box and the rye city Tax assessor has subse- in hen island’s case, decades of secret illegal The findings revealed herein wree
upgrade” installed in 2008, with a heating quently raised property valuations and thus construction of home sanitary, household divulged before the rye city council meeting
system and roof replacements dating from the tax collections for these improved structures. water, electric and other systems today that transpired Wednesday, October 19, 2011
mid 1990’s. No mention is made anywhere Many rye homeowners now complain that threaten the health and safety of all rye city
of the status of the home’s previous second even a doorknob cannot be changed without residents using or living along the Long island Ray Tartaglione is the executive director of
kitchen, second entrance or other typical 2 a city construction permit and that their prop- sound. HealTheHarbor.com.
family home elements. erty taxes have skyrocketed to unsustainable With this stunningly new revelation
rye city records indicate the owners of levels. in this instance, under Mayor French’s that Mayor French has himself allegedly
Majority Leader McDow Uses the Back Door to Get Into the Blue Door Art Gallery
By HEZI ARIS
Yonkers city council by way of Blue door artist association collaboration with the City of Yonkers* on the 4th floor was authorized to be given
Majority Leader Patricia director Luis Perlman, and herself that is we now have available for the use of our The Blue door art Gallery for its exclusive
Mcdow has crossed the unbeknown to the Yonkers city council yet members a new art gallery in the counsel use. This verbal “agreement” was concluded
line again. she has stepped has been divulged without prior notice of chamber of the city council on the 4th behind a closed “blue door” without the
beyond the parameters intent, much less conclusion, by the alleged floor of Yonkers city hall.” *[Editor’s knowledge of anyone in the city of Yonkers;
defined for her and all perpetrators. attributed to Mr Perlman Note: There is no “collaboration” between without the knowledge of the Office of the
other elected officials by the Yonkers city is the following in an October 17, 2011 The Blue door art Gallery and any formal Mayor of Yonkers; without the knowledge
charter. she has become involved in a side constant contact email blast, which reads: government body of the city of Yonkers]. of the Yonkers city council membership;
deal involving The Blue door art Gallery “We are pleased to announce that in The above quote suggests that a venue Continued on page 20
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Majority leader McDow Uses the Back Door to Get Into the Blue Door Art Gallery Tribune, the scam of taxpayer funds is pres-
ently before the court.
Continued from page 19 “legal document” that would permit and Mcdow an alleged, though never divulged Many will also remember the use of
and without other non-profits, schools, etc., ratify The Blue door art Gallery to sum of $360 that was top have been paid the city of Yonkers paid constant contact
being offered the opportunity for the use of manage all future exhibits within the prop- the 2months on 2011. councilwoman email blast service that had councilwoman
the “available space” within Yonkers city erty spoken above within city hall proper. Mcdow has not paid the fine. Mind you Mcdow use taxpayer funded software
hall. how can Yonkers corporation counsel the deliberation by the Yonkers Board of services to promote only democratic candi-
even so, councilwoman Mcdow chose conduct its business after the “fact?” ethics was discussed in executive session, dates prior to the Primary elections under
to “offer” the said property for the exclusive The Blue door art Gallery space situ- that is, behind closed doors with no record the guise it was a reminder for the electorate
use of The Blue door art Gallery for the ated at 13 riverdale avenue, Yonkers, NY to be had of the preceding. so much for to get out and vote. Once exposed, she went
measly sum of fronting the money neces- 10701, was space initially bequeathed to transparency! on recall those emails claiming her conduct
sary to “lay down a carpet, and to install it by Westhab for no rental the first year, Yonkers city council Majority Leader was in error but the “crime” had occurred.
track lighting.” The department of Public with subsequent future subsidies such as to Mcdow, presently “serving” Yonkers First There is no way to recall the happenstance.
Works (dPW) would “pay” to pull out the demand rentals below market value for the city council district, is term limited. she knew what she was doing was incor-
carpeting, and Luis Perlman would front purpose of featuring Yonkers artists. The Believing she is entitled to another polit- rect. had she not known, one would need
the cost for putting up the track lighting initial concept has been left in the dust with ical job, she has promoted herself and to question her ethical concepts or even her
that would in time be reimbursed to him the preponderance of artists exhibited being concluded “deals” to catapult her to the competency as a elected office holder.
from the coffers designated to dPW. also, mostly from hastings-on-hudson, dobbs vacant “democratic Party” designated post she presided over esPY, a non-for-
a certificate of insurance would be incurred Ferry, irvington, and White Plains. of Yonkers city clerk. should the Yonkers profit formed to promote minority and
under the aegis of The Blue dorr Gallery Only artists who can afford the city council resurrect a position for a women-owned businesses. under her
through Mr Perlman or dPW. such a deal! membership ($40) and exhibit fee ($25 - Yonkers clerk that would be a democratic watch, the operation failed. There are alle-
and sO cheap! You go girl!!! 35) may exhibit. Many Yonkers artists have Party appointment, one must pray that the gations of impropriety among the auditors
No other likely interested party was left Blue door because they were upset that Yonkers democratic city committee with scrutinizing esPY’s books. Mcdow has
contacted in any formal fashion to consider it has been taken over by other artists when have the ethical demeanor and intestinal been good at keeping that debacle under
the “deal” offered by councilwoman it was intended to support Yonkers artists. fortitude to deny a thief such a position. wraps as well.
Mcdow. she simply “chose” a “Friend and Only Luis Perlman is from Yonkers. Blue The posting will carry a remuneration of Perhaps Yonkers city councilwoman
Family” member to do her “thing!” No one door art director arlé sklar-Weinstein is approximately $80 to $90,000 per annum. Mcdow needs to be defined for what she
has even heard of this “proposal.” There was from hastings-on-hudson. This is unlikely to happen since Yonkers is. she is a thief. she has proven herself
no request for Proposal, that is an rFP The river Towns, that is, hastings-on- democratic city committee chairwoman inept in serving the public good. she does
issued. hudson, dobbs Ferry, and irvington do not symra Brandon is part of the hushed plot not know her rightful place under the law
how did this “agreement” come about? reciprocate by highlighting Yonkers artists to appoint councilwoman Patricia Mcdow and the parameters set forth for her under
did councilwoman Mcdow approach in their galleries. The river Towns for the the Yonkers city clerk position. helping the Yonkers city council. she is adept at
Mr Perlman? did Mr Perlman approach most part adhere to promoting resident her in this “game” is candidate chris covering up transgressions of developers
councilwoman Mcdow? artists who reside within their borders. Johnson, aide to New York state senator who are quick to scamming taxpayers and
This “deal” is illegal. councilwoman it is disheartening though not shocking andrea-stewart cousins, and democratic homeowners alike.
Mcdow has no purview over Yonkers city to learn of Yonkers city councilwoman candidate designee to represent Yonkers 1st Who will facilitate this next travesty?
hall property. she does not own the prop- and Majority Leader Patricia Mcdow’s city council distrir, who is a carpetbagger Who will undersign their name in agree-
erty. she possesses no deed to permit her the trespasses beyond the realm defined and to the city of Yonkers, no longer a virgin, ment in writing permitting The Blue door
ability to “verbally,” or otherwise conclude delineated for her within the Yonkers city concluding a “deal” in favor of Ms Mcdow, Gallery the legal right before the fact ever
a contractual agreement of any kind. she is charter. she is known to have stolen city before he has been elected. chuck Lesnick comes before a protocol designed to protect
governed by the tenets defined and delin- services by parking her car for over 6 years at will roll under the push promoting Ms The People of Yonkers.
eated for her and all others who sit on the the Buena Vista Parking lot at no cost. The Mcdow to the position of Yonkers city is it even correct to give an entity that
Yonkers city council by the Yonkers city BMW she parked there for all those years clerk for the simply reason that she is Black, is not subject to public scrutiny in the The
charter. was not adorned by a license plate, and did and he will chose to be politically correct People’s house? how much more will
Yet despite councilwoman Mcdow’s not have a valid inspection sticker inside the rather than spoil his opportunity for higher Yonkers city councilwoman and Majority
“inability” to conduct any “deal” on behalf of front window, only the expired inspection elected office. he has worked out his own leader Patricia Mcdow be allowed to steal?
the city of Yonkers other than to propose sticker, thereby proving the year in which the deals that supercede the need to take a stand i wonder if Yonkers inspector General sn
a concept that would need to be vetted car was “stored” rather than “parked.” a call on this issue. Yonkers city councilman schorr comprehends the temerity of this
through the Office of the Mayor of Yonkers, for an investigation by Yonkers inspector Wilson Terrerro (2nd Yonkers city council conduct and its illegality? Will he stop it?
and thereafter approved or denied approval General dan schorr had him drop the ball district) will also ingratiate Mcdow he lust Will Yonkers corporation council back-
by the Yonkers city council, the Yonkers and deflect responsibility and a subsequent for another political appointment. he too track and backdate circumstance not yet
Tribune and The Westchester Guardian have call for justice by the volunteer Board of will do all he can to get along, in order to vetted or condoned or authorized. are they
learned that Yonkers corporation counsel directors of the Yonkers Board of ethics get along. One more vote and Mcdow is not behaving outside of the law should a
is busily engaged in creating a so-called who chose to fine councilwoman Patricia the next Yonkers cuity clerk. Who will document attest to this “deal” before every
cast the defining vote? anyone? everyone? protocol is followed as delineated within the
Only in Yonkers folks. Only in Yonkers. Yonkers city charter?
lETTERS TO THE EDITOR Yonkers city councilwoman and When will this dysfunction and outrage
Please submit your letter to the Editor electronically, that is by Majority Leader Mcdow presided over end? how much more must Yonkersites
directing email to WHYTeditor@gmail.com Please confine your writing the debacle of the Father Pat carroll Green endure. Why don’t these lame-ducks fly into
to between 350 and 500 words. Your name, address, and telephone development within her district only to oblivion; must they exact another pound of
contact is requested for verification purpose only. A letter to the Editor have it exposed by the Yonkers Tribune from the city of Yonkers. help! Please!
will be accepted at the editor’s discretion when space permits. despite her attempts to hide the scam
A maximum of one submission per month may be accepted. from public scrutiny. Thanks to the Yonkers
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Happy Endings That Almost Didn’t Happen
less than a week after the uprising began. by attacking Pearl harbor. Though many
Other rebels called insistently for help setbacks lay ahead, the circumstances that
in the weeks before the security council produced eventual allied victory were in
By lARRY M. ElKIN acted. a faster response, inside or outside place by early 1942 – but only thanks to a
the united Nations, might have meant a series of missteps by the opposition.
News that col. council members russia and china quicker and less bloody downfall for the d-day could not have been launched
Moammar Ghadafi is dead abstaining rather than using their vetoes. regime. as it was, street demonstrations in without British bases. a Nazi triumph
brought jubilation across also abstaining were india, Brazil and – to Tripoli were put down by months of ruth- in europe might have allowed Germany
Libya and made it seem that its shame, considering its NaTO member- less terror, the city of Misrata endured a to help Japan with troops, supplies and
the revolution’s success was ship – Germany. lengthy and destructive siege, and atrocities science – rockets, certainly, and maybe
predestined. Those old newsreels showing NaTO forces, led by British and mounted across the country. Faster action atomic weapons. Victory in World War
the celebration in Times square on V-e French air power with extensive american might have meant much less suffering. ii was a much closer call than we tend to
day in 1945 produce the same feeling, at support in the early stages, needed another On the other hand, the lengthy realize when we look back at those happy
least for me. 24 hours to swing into action. By that time delay allowed the rebels to organize a newsreels.
But these stories of an epic struggle it was almost too late. Gadhafi troops were government-in-waiting in the form of We can still celebrate triumphs over
between good and evil nearly lost their inside the Benghazi city limits when 19 the National Transitional council, so evil. Perseverance and sacrifice are often
happy endings. Victory for the good guys French jets took to the skies and stopped there was at least a semblance of order as rewarded – but not necessarily quickly,
was never a sure thing. it just feels that way their advance with air-to-ground fire. it greater swaths of the country passed from and not necessarily all the time. There is
because of hindsight bias, which allows our was a scene straight out of a movie script, Gadhafi’s control. a quick ouster of the a greater element of chance than we often
emotions to trump reason and memory. with the cavalry arriving at the last minute dictator might have left chaos in its wake. recognize. i believe in leaving as little to
The revolt against Gadhafi’s madhouse to rescue the damsel in distress. We will never know. chance as possible.
police state began on Feb. 15. after some history probably will record the Libyan We tend to look back on historical
initial victories in which the rebels estab- uprising as a success for diplomacy backed events as though things could not have
lished their stronghold in Benghazi, by appropriate military muscle. aided ended differently, but that is seldom the
Gadhafi’s forces rallied in a brutal counter- by an air umbrella and a naval blockade case. strategic errors by confederate Larry M. Elkin, CPA, CFP®, president
attack. By late February, western leaders, that ultimately encompassed 19 nations, generals helped union troops win the of Palisades Hudson Financial Group a fee-
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ED KOCH COMMENTARY
Non-Violent Civil Disobedience is Intended to Shock the Conscience and Change Public Policy
A Right To Be Preserved
By ED KOCH
The “Occupy Wall a massive loss in wealth to their fellow is talking to, assert other causes, but government. This huge public invest-
street” protests have been citizens, have come out of the Great through it all comes the priority issue of ment was shockingly subordinated to the
going on for about 4 weeks. recession with government handouts and unfairness that one percent of the country stockholders’ private interests in the event
The movement’s goals have never been are richer than ever. There is a feeling can have so much wealth and power of bankruptcy which, in fact, took place.
clearly enunciated, except for one which across the nation that we have been had, compared with the 99 percent who feel The vast majority of the protesters,
relates to the unfairness of our economy. taken to the cleaners by Wall street and powerless. i believe, sense the unfairness of it all.
The protestors accuse many on Wall the banks, assisted by a congress, both i suspect that many who are among those protesters are anarchists
street of unethical and criminal practices. house and senate, that protects the protesting have no real understanding who are against any government, some of
They blame the banking industry for securities and banking industries because of what happened. Of course, many do whom are looking to engage in violence
causing the Great recession, beggaring those industries fill their campaign chests understand. The issues are so compli- with the cops; others are radicals on the
the american middle class and many with millions. cated. But they know that banks, Wall far left whose causes i often deplore; and
senior citizens to the extent that trillions Those marching in protest in New street firms, car companies and even solar some are anti-semites. The bona-fide
in the assets of americans in every sector York city and in other major american companies have been bailed out. in the economic protesters must make sure the
of our society have been lost. cities all seem to have as one of their case of the solar company solyndra, it anti-semites and those seeking violence
some Wall streeters and bankers, priorities the unfairness of it all. in addi- was given $535 million in federal funds don’t muscle their way into the leadership
who in many cases are responsible for tion, they, depending on who the reporter without due diligence practiced by the Continued on page 23
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Continued from page 22 cops are professionals and lack of that at the end of the day after cleaning, snowstorm, most will be gone. i hope
and media and stigmatize the legitimate responsible behavior by some in the all protesters will be permitted to reenter that the attorney General of the u.s.,
protesters and their goals. crowd, with taunting of the cops goes with the park. i would rescind the ban on eric holder, will by now have gotten the
i believe in the right of non-violent the job. When that behavior becomes sleeping bags. My own personal view is message. That message is that no one is
civil disobedience and believe those criminal, of course, the violators should that there is no reason to sleep overnight too big to jail and those who committed
engaged in it and arrested for, as an be arrested and hopefully courts will see in the park and that it would be far better criminal acts contributing to the Great
example, blocking auto access to the the seriousness of the matter and mete out for everyone to go home at night, shower recession should be criminally pursued
Brooklyn Bridge, should be fined at least justice including jail time. in the morning and come to morning and not simply allowed to buy their way
$250 and not complain when and if that What would i suggest be done in protests in clean clothes. But that is a out by paying a civil fine which simply
occurs. Zuccotti Park, focal point of the New personal decision. The NYPd should gets added to the cost of doing business.
The exercise of non-violent civil York city protests? i would advise the insure against physical opposition to the The Honorable Edward Irving Koch served
disobedience intended to shock the Park’s owner to go forward with cleaning cleaning of the park. New York City as its105th Mayor from
conscience of fellow citizens and change the park for health reasons – the health i have no doubt that at the first snow- 1978 to 1989.
prevailing policy and conditions is funda- of the protesters as well as other users of storm in November or december, many
mental and must be safeguarded. the park. i would announce to the crowd in the crowd will leave and at the second
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By HENRY J. STERN on public issues we have engaged We give thanks for the strength that
in over these past nine and a half allows us to continue our work.
some of you may have My relative silence is far more prosaic. years. i look forward to hearing Henry J. Stern writes as StarQuest. Direct email
wondered at the absence of Two weeks ago, i suffered a couple of falls, from you. With our new website you are able to him at mailto:starQuest@NYcivic.org.
commentary for the past few one while trying to avoid a rain puddle at the to comment on our articles publicly if you care Peruse Mr. Stern’s writing at New York civic.
weeks. an explanation is in order. corner of 84th street and 3rd avenue, and to. Of course, if you wish to respond privately,
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edmonds at the town meeting that approved Protection agency cut air pollution caused by www.citycarting.net
the ordinance. “do we poison our water for the fracking in the state’s upper Green river Basin.
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laws are stacked against flesh-
and-blood property owners
Continued from page 23 council sent a copy of in favor of profit-obsessed
their ordinance to every fossil fuel companies. under
municipality in the state, the Bush administration,
urging adoption of similar congress exempted fracking
laws. While these ordi- from the safe drinking
nances may go against Water act. Thirty-nine
state and federal rules, states allow “private eminent
gas-drilling compa- domain,” forcing landowners
nies must comment on to surrender drilling rights
every ordinance, and to corporations. This legal
are forced to bring court outrage, known as “forced
challenges, significantly pooling” compels land-
slowing their ability to owners who hold out against
drill. Fracking companies a fracking company to join in
have responded to this gas-leasing agreements with Natural gas drill rig (Photo by and courtesy of Sharon Wilson)
local revolt by threatening willing neighbors.
litigation intended to The trend toward local sovereignty is recognized corporations as super citizens
bankrupt and break the quickly morphing into a municipal environ- – backed by wealth and political influence –
will of towns standing in mental movement in direct counterpoint to municipalities have no choice but to sound
Drill rig with air pollution (Photo by and courtesy of Sharon Wilson) their way. congressional republican efforts to shut down the battle cry and expend limited resources to
communities are hanging tough because the u.s. environmental Protection agency, prevent corporate bullying.
fracking to consider new ordinances protecting
stakes are high. Fracked wells that leak pollute and state schemes to gut environmental regula- This is their established right! Towns pass
property owners. dish, Texas, paid to do their
drinking water. Toxic, radioactive frack waste- tions and strip agencies of power and funding. ordinances to keep dogs on leashes to prevent
own air pollution study after doubting industry
water, stored in open pools, pollutes the air as a result, towns often stand alone to them from defecating in your front yard. it is no
results. They were right, finding the air seriously
and groundwater, and it overwhelms sewage protect citizens’ rights – ranging from corpo- different – and more imperative – to require the
polluted by fracking emissions.
treatment plants. Tank trucks that transport rate threats such as the Keystone XL pipeline leashing of aggressive corporations who pose a
Fracking has been outlawed in both
the millions of gallons of freshwater needed in atkinson, Nebraska; mountaintop removal greater threat to private property, public health,
Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh
for fracking clog and ruin scenic country roads. in stephens, West Virginia; the pollution local economies, and our american way of life.
ordinance condemns fracking as a “significant
threat to the health, safety and welfare of resi- Fracking industrialization hurts rural econo- of drinking water by agribusiness in seville, Glenn Scherer is Blue Ridge Press Senior Editor,
dents and neighborhoods within the city… mies dependent on tourism. california; and the depletion of aquifers by and lives in Montpelier, Vermont. © 2011
[drilling] allows the deposition of toxins into unfortunately, defending communities bottled water companies in Newfield, Maine. www.blueridgepress.com.
the air, soil, water, environment and the bodies from fracking is an uphill battle.Federal and state Now that the u.s. supreme court has
THE CONSER VATIVE TORCH
Now It’s Our Time
the oath of office, President the conservative movement to look towards the term of two terms, our “farm system” will
Obama has failed and future and dream big for our party, our convic- be ready to blossom in either 2016 or 2020.
disappointed virtually tions, and most importantly, our country. i coming through the line we have rising repub-
every prospect, pundit, often say on my radio show on WGrN that lican stars such as chris christie, allen West,
By CARMINE J. TORCHETTI, JR. and desire. he has failed the liberals have had their time, they have had Nikki haley, Bobby Jindal, and Marco rubio.
Political parties often to stimulate the economy, their shining star and he was a failure. The The future of republican-conservative’s is
look for leadership in times of failed to create jobs, failed to decrease our conservatives can now look for our rising star, bright, strong, and very deep in credibility.
“political oppression,” as i like national debt, and failed as a general leader. our leader, and our hope. Who is the star? i can Like it or not, whether you identify yourself as
to call it. When one party is during the 2008 campaign, i warned so many almost guarantee you that the 2012 election Liberal, conservative, socialist, Libertarian, or
in command for a prolonged of this man’s lack of credibility and credentials. cycle will be the set-up for the conservative’s Moderate, nobody can deny the rising future of
period of time, the opposite party is determined The “hope and change” was, as i used to say, desired reality. it is not Mitt romney, who the conservative movement. The liberal’s rising
to take control with their new leader and move- “all fluff and no stuff.” Nobody would listen has many issues with conservatives, such as star has risen and faded; their time has come
ment-creator. during the 2004 democratic to me, nor to anyone else attempting to open his altering views on abortion and his health- and gone. Our rising star is just about to be
National convention in Boston, Massachusetts, the eyes of so many caught up in Obama- care program. it is not rick Perry, as he can’t born. The future of the movement for 2016 or
the sought leader for the new wave of liber- mania. however, now that his presidency has resonate with the people and lead the needed 2020 is bright, and it can and should be ushered
alism was introduced to the public. he gave come upon us, now that his leadership ability movement, it is not Gingrich, nor huntsman, in by herman cain. Why? Only next week’s
a passionate and resonating keynote address has come into full view, i feel as if i have been nor Bachmann, and it is not ron Paul. That edition will tell. Be safe and Be Well.
and was named Barack hussein Obama. This validated. Now, as we stand on the precipice leaves one. herman cain, in my view, is the Carmine J. Torchetti, Jr. is the host of The
young, very inexperienced politician would rise of history by attempting to correct this nation, most conservative member of the 2012 G.O.P. Conservative Torch Radio Program on WGRN,
in prominence throughout the nation and the we can witness the political downfall of the race. can he lead the new movement? he can the Westchester Guardian Radio Network.
liberal movement. he was touted as a future liberal leader sought after for decades. carter certainly be the preamble to it. The ronald Although very successful thus far, Carmine seeks to
presidential nominee. his run for the White wasn’t strong enough to grab the nation’ atten- reagan of the 1964 republican National take his conservative message national in the future,
house in 2008 was unprecedented in terms of tion, reagan was reagan in all his greatness, convention was the precursor to President in the hopes of aiding the cause of implementing
sheer popularity and stamina. he was untouch- George Bush sr. was to the left of reagan but reagan of the 1980’s. similarly, herman cain common sense, “right” solutions to solve the problems
able and once that democratic nomination was far too conservative for any liberal, Bill clinton is the pre-cursor to the 2016 or 2020 presiden- of the nation. Currently, Carmine is a senior at
in place, i was convinced he was our next presi- governed as a moderate, and we all known how tial election. a cain election can mean fiscal Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y. and is a Mass
dent no matter who the republican nominee liberals felt about George W. Bush. so, Barack responsibility, independence from any and all Communications major. For more information on
was. The momentum behind him was too Obama was the desired liberal leader for so foreign aid, strong conservative social imple- the radio program and on Carmine, please visit
strong for anyone to political defeat. many and who was waited for. mentations, and the upholding of traditions. www.theconservativetorch.com.
Now, after almost three years since taking Now, it’s our time. The time has come for if cain were to win and whether it is for one
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In the Matters of ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
Chelsea Thomas (d.o.b. 7/14/94), (Child Neglect Case)
Cheyenne Thomas (d.o.b. 2/1/96) and
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Tiffany Ray and Kenneth Thomas,
NOTICE: PLACEMENT OF YOUR CHILD IN FOSTER CARE MAY RESULT IN YOUR LOSS OF YOUR RIGHTS TO YOUR CHILD.
IF YOUR CHILD STAYS IN FOSTER CARE FOR 15 OF THE MOST RECENT 22 MONTHS, THE AGENCY MAY BE REQUIRED
BY LAW TO FILE A PETITION TO TERMINATE YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS AND COMMITMENT OF GUARDIANSHIP AND
CUSTODY OF THE CHILD FOR THE PURPOSES OF ADOPTION, AND MAY FILE BEFORE THE END OF THE 15-MONTH
UPON GOOD CAUSE, THE COURT MAY ORDER AN INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE NON-RESPONSENT
PARENT(s) SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS A RESPONDENT; IF THE COURT DETERMINES THE CHILD SHOULD BE RE-
MOVED FROM HIS/HER HOME, THE COURT MAY ORDER AN INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE NON-RE-
SPONDENT PARENT(s) SHOULD BE SUITABLE CUSTODIANS FOR THE CHILD; IF THE CHILD IS PLACED AND REMAINS
IN FOSTER CARE FOR FIFTEEN OF THE MOST RECENT TWENTY-TWO MONTHS, THE AGENCY MAY BE REQUIRED TO
FILE A PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THE PARENT(s) AND COMMITMENT OF GUARDIAN-
SHIP AND CUSTODY OF THE CHILD FOR THE PURPOSES OF ADOPTION, EVEN IF THE PARENT(s) WERE NOT NAMED
AS RESPONDENTS IN THE CHILD NEGLECT OR ABUSE PROCEEDING.
A NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT HAS THE RIGHT TO REQUEST TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT CUSTODY OF THE CHILD
AND TO SEEK ENFORCEMENT OF VISITATION RIGHTS WITH THE CHILD.
BY ORDER OF THE FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TO THE ABOVE-NAMED RESPONDENT(S) WHO RESIDE(S) OR IS FOUND AT [specify address(es)]:
Last known address: c/o Sharing Community
1 Hudson Street
Yonkers, NY 10701
Last known address: 14 Intervale Place, Apt, #2B
Yonkers, NY 10705
The petitions under Article 10 of the Family Court Act having been filed with this Court alleging that the
above-named children are neglected children.
YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear before this Court at Yonkers Family Court located at 53 So.
Broadway, Yonkers, New York, on the of November 28, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. in the forenoon of said day to answer the peti-
tion and to show cause why said child should not be adjudicated to be a neglected child and why you should not be
dealt with in accordance with the provisions of Article 10 of the Family Court Act.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that you have the right to be represented by a lawyer, and if the Court
finds you are unable to pay for a lawyer, you have the right to have a lawyer assigned by the Court.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that if you fail to appear at the time and place noted above, the Court will
hear and determine the petition as provided by law.
Dated: October 6, 2011 BY ORDER OF THE COURT
_______ /s/ ________________
CLERK OF THE COURT
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