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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.

Poughkeepsie men accused of running identity theft and bank fraud ring

They allegedly stole $46,828 over a year-and-a-half period from October 2015 to April 2017.

Enclave at Fleetwood groundbreaking clouded by lawsuit

“If done properly,” according to the lawsuit, the property can reap “tens of millions of dollars.”

Unemployment rate stalls in lower Hudson Valley

Nonfarm jobs in the region declined by an estimated 6,200 in August, including 4,200 jobs in the private sector and 2,000 in government.

New Rochelle neighbors have no standing to challenge Cooper’s Corner zoning,...

The judge described the plaintiffs' concerns about noise, odor and traffic as “speculative” and “overboard allegations.”

Judge rules that North Castle acted legally in not transferring affordable...

“At the end of the day," said developer Michael Fareri, "the town won the battle but potentially lost the war.”

Time to resist bad federal policies, says NY Attorney General Schneiderman

“I view it as my job to protect New Yorkers and to stand up to the federal government whenever it does something that hurts the people I represent,” Schneiderman said in Rye Brook.

Mayor pushes for cleanup of Mount Vernon’s ‘Big Stink’ on...

Cleaning up the creek, said Mayor Richard Thomas, would convert a liability into an asset and stimulate economic development.

Reunion Foods continues family legacy in Irvington

Reunion sells organic pork and grass-fed organic beef and lamb, free of antibiotics, hormones and genetically engineered ingredients, from animals that graze in pastures. The food is sold to retail, food service, e-commerce and manufacturing customers.

Village of Mamaroneck and Save the Sound settle pollution lawsuit

The Long Island Sound has become increasingly degraded. Shellfish harvests have declined, fish stocks have depleted and beaches are closed periodically.

Suspect used synthetic identity to finance new cars in Westchester

A Rockland County man is accused of using synthetic identity to lease and finance cars at two Westchester dealerships.

Trump Tower at City Center resident sues his building for consulting...

Bruce Feldman, a real estate broker, is essentially suing his neighbors for $1.5 million for his work in challenging a mortgage and a tax agreement that he says were illegal.

Archie Comic Publications wins a round in court

Scott Fulop of Narrative Ark entertainment LLC claims that Archie Comic Publications failed to compensate him for his work.

Judge rules Larchmont nail salon failed to pay overtime wages

Nail House paid an employee in cash and did not provide paystub or wage statements that described compensation.

It really is a wild goose chase for Pete Rizzo and...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, with help from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, issued an environmental assessment that recommends ways to control Canada geese.

Mount Vernon to hold Canal Village revitalization workshop

The workshop will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Benjamin Turner Middle School, 624 S. 3rd Ave.