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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.

New zoning could spur Pelham development

A "floating zone" aims to blend in new buildings and improve the appearance of the commercial district.

Envelope-stuffing scammer with Rockland office fined $1.2 million

Thousands of people were lured to a work-at-home scheme by the prospect of earning $5,000 a week for stuffing and mailing “special advertising letters.”

Cappelli Organization back to work in New Rochelle

A decade after the developer tried building a 1.15-million-square-foot project on LeCount Place, it has proposed a vastly scaled-back project.

Brewster couple seeks $28M in losses after insurance broker allegedly churned...

The couple says the broker convinced them to roll over existing annuities, or use cash, to buy new annuities, costing them at least $8.3 million in fees, taxes and expenses.

Hudson Valley unemployment rate 2nd lowest in state

The unemployment rate in the seven-county region narrowed to 4.1 percent in March, from 4.3 percent a year ago.

Engineering design firm Kimley-Horn opens White Plains office

The office is already working on several office, retail, multifamily and mixed-use developments in Westchester County.

Hudson Valley used car dealers agree to disclose safety defects

Dealers must provide a loaner car for up to five days if repairs will take longer than a day.

Lower Hudson Valley gains 7,100 jobs in March

The state unemployment rate narrowed to 4.3 percent, the lowest level since February 2007.

New York state ranks high nationally in tech jobs and wages

Tech workers in every state earned significantly more than the average private sector workers.

VIP Country Club in New Rochelle sold to Indian charity

“We selected a buyer who is going to continue to operate the V.I.P. exactly as it is,” said Mike Morelli.

Fleetwood Diner in Mount Vernon closes, reopens over tax issue

Fleetwood Diner owed $132,573 in state taxes going back to 2012.

Iona College and Beechmont clash over zoning

Tensions surfaced at a public hearing over the college’s desire to protect its ability to grow and residents’ desire to preserve the neighborhood character.

Convicted lawyer Matthew Libous eager to practice law again

A state appellate court has left the door open for Matthew Libous, who served six months in prison for cheating on taxes, to reapply for a law license.

Yonkers medical practice files for bankruptcy

The petition was filed just a month after Dr. Emad Soliman was charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

New York offering data to combat blight in cities

Cities can use the code enforcement records, tax liens, and fire and police records to develop strategies to revitalize neighborhoods.