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Bill Heltzel

Bill Heltzel has covered criminal justice, courts, government and sports – as a beat reporter and investigative reporter – for daily newspapers in Florida, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. He worked for Bloomberg LP in training and sales. He joined The Business Journal in 2016.

Families fight over control of Westchester Center for Rehab

The legal dispute is about control of Parkview Operating Co., the licensed operator of the nursing home, and Westchester Gardens Realty, owner of the property and premises.

Lawsuit claims Nestlé pays too few nickels for empty bottles

Mega Beverage Redemption Center Inc. of Mount Vernon has accused Nestlé Waters North America, which is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, of violating the New York State Returnable Container Act.

Bronxville redux: Collaboration fills vacant storefronts

“Bronxville is leased up now,” said Jonathan H. Gordon. “The vacancy rate is far below what you see in New York City and other central business districts.”

SEIU residential building workers authorize strike

“The big issue for us,” said the union's Lenore Friedlaender, "is maintaining the health and retirement benefits that workers currently enjoy and getting a raise to keep up with the cost of living.”

Mount Vernon IDA OKs $8.8M tax relief for Section 8 housing

K&R Preservation wants to fix up Oakwood Gardens and maintain federal housing subsidies.

Westchester Medical Center says patient dodged $1.5M payment by circumventing bankruptcy...

Barbara Lucena's attorney warned she will raise questions about medical treatment that “resulted in a child with multiple deformities and diseases.”

Clear Channel wins preliminary ruling in Yonkers billboard battle

Clear Channel claimed in a May lawsuit that it was denied access to the property's roof to remove the sign structure.

NY ‘black car’ operators adding illegal surcharge on tips, claims lawsuit

“New York consumers are being unlawfully ‘taxed,’” the complaint stated.

Local attorney suspended for two years; devastation over office manager’s death...

A state appellate court panel agreed that the illness and death of Kathleen Jones mitigated how lawyer Richard A. Roberts handled cases.

US sues Hawthorne man for $900K over secret Swiss bank accounts

“I would like to avoid disclosure of my identity to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service,” Heinz Gentges allegedly instructed UBS when opening an account in 2001.

Feds accuse developer Michael D’Alessio of wire fraud and demand forfeiture

D'Alessio was already facing numerous accusers and creditors who want pieces of his real estate empire.

Middletown chiropractors accused of massive health care insurance scheme

James and Jeffrey Spina “routinely showed little, if any, regard for which medical services or treatments were medically necessary," according to the federal indictment.

U.S. Trustee and Wells Fargo question legitimacy of Monsey bankruptcy

The bank claims its efforts to foreclose on a property have been thwarted by a series of bankruptcy cases launched by the owner.

Half Moon Bay lawsuit pits marina against condos

Marina and condominium representatives have disagreed over the years about how costs and fees should be allocated.

Sales exec says competitor that recruited him cost him his job

John Noonan has sued Everbrite LLC for $1.4 million in White Plains federal court.