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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.

Yonkers launches disability registry for first responders

The registry includes information for Yonkers’ emergency personnel in the event of an emergency at the home of a person with special needs.

Mount Saint Mary College names new president

Jason Adsit will become the school's seventh president and begin in his new position on June 1.

The Business Council of Westchester hosts annual Business Expo

More than 1,500 were in attendance for the 15th annual expo, according to the Business Council.

Buchanan Barbershop builds on 50-year legacy

Mark Young opened the doors of his storefront, Buchanan Barbershop, in 2016. In doing so, Young became the latest in a string of barbers who have operated out of the building since it first opened in 1968.

A focus on food and the future at Salsa Fresca Mexican...

The owners have set an ambitious goal for the expansion of their restaurants: to open 100 new units in the next five years.

Westfair Communications hosts Home Decor and Design event

“Your home is a place that should really represent you, it should represent your family,” said interior designer Amy Aidinis Hirsch.

Former Deputy County Executive Plunkett joins Simone Development

“Kevin Plunkett brings to our company an impressive record of both private and public service,” said president Joseph Simone.

One River School of Art and Design opens in Hartsdale

The school teaches a variety of art and digital programs to both children and adults.

Yorkville Sports celebrates four decades in business

“It’s been a hell of a ride,” said founder and CEO Al Morales.

Westchester officials call on state to increase aid program

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano called the lack of an increase in the Aid and Incentives to Municipalities fund a “slow strangulation of city governments.”

Yonkers mayor highlights development, job growth in State of the City...

“We’ve faced some challenges, many of them that honestly, I wasn’t really sure we would get through,” the mayor said. “But I have to say that I am continually reassured by the grit and can-do attitude of our city of Yonkers.”

Regeneron partners with Alnylam to pursue liver disease treatment

The companies plan to research, co-develop and commercialize any therapeutics that emerge.

Latimer signs Immigrant Protection Act into law

Westchester County Executive George Latimer signed the Immigrant Protection Act into law on Tuesday.

ENT and Allergy moving Yonkers offices to Boyce Thompson

The new 8,000-square-foot office is expected to be open by Sept. 1.

Two Larchmont residents named to county’s Women’s Advisory Board

Shannon Powell and Marcie Kaufman were named to the board that works with the Office for Women to address issues affecting women across Westchester County.