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Aleesia Forni

Aleesia Forni covers transportation, tourism, nonprofits and residential real estate for the Westchester County Business Journal. She previously worked as a financial reporter for the online newsletter Prospect News. She started with the Westchester County Business Journal in April 2016.

Astorino’s executive order on immigrants draws criticism

The order prohibits law enforcement from inquiring about a person's immigration status unless required by law to do so.

CareMount opens physical therapy department in Jefferson Valley

The center offers physical therapy services to treat a variety of conditions, from sports injuries to Parkinson's.

Manhattanville preps a new generation of sports execs

The program celebrates a decade of preparing students for a future career in sports.

Record-breaking visitor spending in Westchester hits $1.8 billion

The figure marks a 31 percent increase since 2009 and is up from $1.8 billion in 2015.

Ulta Beauty opens new store in Yonkers

The new store features 20,000 beauty products across 500 brands, as well as a full-service hair salon, dermatology and makeup services.

Arts generate $172 million in Westchester County, study finds

The national study found that the sector delivered $25.8 million in local and state government revenues and supported 5,179 jobs in 2015.

Ginsburg Development breaks ground on Peekskill townhomes

The company plans to build 16 rowhouse condominiums at 700 Main St. in Peekskill.

Toys R Us files for bankruptcy protection, stores remain open

The chain’s approximately 1,600 stores across the globe, including those in Yorktown, Yonkers, White Plains, Danbury and Norwalk will continue to operate as usual.

Sullivan IDA gets $509K in federal funds for brewery and bakery

The grants aim to expand local business efforts and spur economic development in the region.

New Rochelle forms advisory committee on immigrant affairs

The 12-person committee will provide guidance to the mayor and other leaders on matters that impact immigrant communities in New Rochelle.

Helping Harvey’s victims, from one family to another

Hastings nonprofit Family-to-Family gives sponsors a chance to send their donations directly to families affected by Hurricane Harvey.

DACA’s end sparks fear, uncertainty for some in Westchester

It’s been only days since President Donald Trump announced that he would rescind DACA, but Westchester County is already beginning to feel the impact of that decision.

Culinary Institute of America launches degree aimed at transfers

Aimed at career changers and college students, the program allows transfer students to use college credits they have already earned to speed up their path to a degree.

Ginsburg Development to break ground on Peekskill townhomes

Ginsburg Development plans to hold a ceremonial groundbreaking on Sept. 14 for its latest project in Peekskill, Gateway Townhomes.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society commits $1M to cancer patients impacted by...

Blood cancer patients living in declared disaster areas are eligible to receive $500 to help with cancer-related necessities like transportation to treatment and lost or damaged medications.