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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.

Brownfield site cleared for Marriott Springhill Suites hotel in Tuckahoe

Bilwin Development aims to construct a five-story, 153-room Marriott Springhill Suites hotel on the property, along with a new 6,000-square-foot standalone restaurant.

Cuomo proposes $34M investment, name change at Stewart Airport

The governor called on the Port Authority to approve the investment, which would rebranded the airport as New York International at Stewart Field.

Purchase College will close Yonkers center but keep programs in city...

The school will close the Purchase College Center for Community & Culture at 16 Warburton Ave. in downtown Yonkers on Jan. 17.

24 Hour Fitness opens in Scarsdale

The new gym at 668 Central Park Ave. will hold a grand opening event on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Westchester denies prepayment of county taxes

In Westchester County, unlike others across the state, the collection of the county’s property taxes is the responsibility of local municipalities.

White Plains Career Closet dresses job seekers in need of a...

“I feel good knowing I have some really nice to wear," one job-seekers said. "It makes me feel more confident.”

M&T Bank names René F. Jones chairman, CEO

René F. Jones succeeds M&T's former chairman and CEO, Robert G. Wilmers, who died suddenly at home on Dec. 16.

Greenburgh completes sale of Frank’s Nursery site to Capitol Seniors Housing

After owning the site for more than six years, the town sold the vacant property for $3.525 million to Capitol Seniors Housing.

Westchester legislators override Astorino’s budget veto

The board voted unanimously to override the veto of a $1.8 billion budget that includes a 2 percent tax hike.

Manhattan sensibility thrives at expanded Salon Firefly

An expanded footprint allowed the boutique to open a retail space, just in time for its 10th anniversary.

Anthony Bourdain calls for action against restaurant industry culture in speech...

In the wake of a sexual harassment claims in the restaurant industry, Anthony Bourdain has become a voice in the aftermath of the #MeToo movement.

Astorino vetoes Westchester County budget

“Raising property taxes on the already overburdened taxpayer is the last thing we should be doing right now,” Astorino said in a statement.

Galanis stepping down as CEO of HealthlinkNY

Senior Vice President Staci Romeo will become interim executive director on Jan. 1.

24 Hour Fitness to open in Pelham Manor

A grand opening will be held on Dec. 16 at the new club at 887 Pelham Parkway.

Sexual harassment at work: Litigate or arbitrate?

A bipartisan coalition in Congress is taking aim at corporate agreements that it says silence victims of sexual harassment and assault.