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Bill Heltzel

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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.

Everyday Health Group acquires Castle Connolly Medical

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., with roots in Westchester County, has been acquired by Everyday Health Group. Financial terms were not disclosed.

White Plains chemical importer wants exception to Trump’s China tariffs

“Imposition of these tariffs will cause disproportionate economic harm to U.S. interests,” Itochu's attorneys wrote in a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer, and “it would have little or no impact on China.”

Yonkers council sued for blocking McLean Avenue convenience store

Syed Kirmani’s plan was to reopen the business as a gas station and to enlarge and convert a motorcycle repair shop to a convenience store.

Court stumps Croton-on-Hudson couple’s attempt to take property

The question before Judge Charles Wood was how to assess damages for five trees, given the tangled branches of New York law.

Three arrested in New Rochelle accused in $3M stolen credit card...

The alleged leader, Hamilton Eromosele, was charged with aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

New York upholds $2.4M sales tax against Hotel Depot

A judge ruled that Hotel Depot Inc. is required to pay nearly $2.4 million in sales taxes on products and services sold from 2005 to 2011.

Judge dismisses Mount Kisco radium contamination lawsuit

BankUnited of Miami Lakes, Florida, sued Merritt Environmental Consulting Corp. and Lender Consulting Services Inc. for professional malpractice, negligence and breach of contract.

Rockland company raises a stink over candymaker’s trademark charge

Werok LLC has sued Leaf Brands for defamation and libel, claiming that the California candymaker falsely accused it of trademark infringement.

Buyer of $1.5M Villa BXV condo in Bronxville sues over alleged...

The condominium was marketed and sold “as a top-tier luxury product that would afford owners and residents an elegant, pampered lifestyle,” the complaint states. “The sponsor has not delivered on that promise.”

Trustee: D’Alessio sold property for one-tenth of value before bankruptcy

The adversarial lawsuit claims that Michael D'Alessio received $100,000 for property in Suffolk County that was worth $1 million.

Ultimate Auto Body claims Ethos Auto Body pirated its business

Gregory Beobide, owner of Ultimate Auto Body Inc., sued Ethos Auto Body LLC and co-owners Matthew Beobide and Dan Zimdahl for $1 million in Westchester Supreme Court.

Ex-employee accuses IBM of ‘longstanding and pervasive’ age discrimination

“Since 2012, IBM has implemented age-based reorganizations twice a year, sending loyal IBMers over age 50 to the chopping block while sparing younger employees.”

Bankruptcy judge awards $1.7M to Executex in photocopier scam

Whether Executex can actually collect on the judgment is questionable, in that Holzberg has filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, declaring $732,080 in assets and $836,400 in liabilities.

Feds sue Dutchess County couple over $1.39M in unpaid taxes

The IRS has made numerous attempts to collect the debts, the complaint states, by direct contact and correspondence, “all of which have been unsuccessful.”

M&T Bank to pay $700,000 to settle Hudson City Savings disability...

Hudson City had denied reasonable accommodations for disabled employees, required them to go on involuntary leaves or fired them because of their disabilities.