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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.

Briars Restaurant owner demands back rent for alleged environmental hazards

The sales contract, according to the lawsuit, promised that there were no hazardous substances in the old house in Briarcliff Manor.

New Rochelle IDA approves $41.7M in tax subsidies, considers another $67.8M

Together, four developments are budgeted for $689.4 million and could receive $109.5 million in tax incentives over 20 to 30 years.

Union trust funds win $743K judgment from WJL trucking company president

"WJL Equities, WJL Construction and CNB have operated in such a manner,” a union attorney argued, “that they constitute a single employer.”

Elmsford contractor claims he was swindled in real estate racket

On the same day that Elliott Porco sued three men for $1.5 million, he was accused in a separate lawsuit of failing to pay a subcontractor nearly $500,000.

Verrino Construction files for bankruptcy protection

“Without relief of this bankruptcy filing,” Richard Verrino says, "debtor would be taken apart and overwhelmed by some creditors at the expense of all others.”

Doulas duel over placenta pill secrets

ProDoula offers workshops that demonstrate the practice of steaming, dehydrating, grinding and placing the placenta into pills to be ingested by the mother.

Rim War: New Windsor wheel shop sues consultant for $1.2M

Anthony Frodella, the lawsuit claims, is the mastermind and orchestrator of a conspiracy with disloyal employees to put Rapid Rim Repair out of business.

Westchester commits $28.4M for residential, retail, nursing home projects

The approvals, including three that are preliminary and one that is final, grant mortgage tax and sales tax exemptions and authorize bond financing.

Munn Works files for bankruptcy, disputes $2.1M verdict for rival framing...

According to CEO Max Munn, “Munn Works has a viable, profitable business and has explored every option to resolve the dispute."

Neighbors sue New Castle to stop Sunshine Home expansion

The heart of the issue, 21 residents said in their complaint, is an aquifer that supplies drinking water to Sunshine and to their houses.

Bedford settles housing discrimination lawsuit

Two groups claimed that affordable housing preferences were tilted in favor of white people and created barriers for African-Americans.

The shipment, EFCO Products says in lawsuit, was a lemon

Poughkeepsie-based EFCO, which makes bakery products for the global market, claims that a 2016 shipment of Lemon Peel #7 was contaminated with marketing labels.

Horse farm sues Bedford over farmworker housing

“The town has a history of unreasonably and unfairly imposing unnecessary rules and regulations against the farm,” the complaint states.

SEC accuses Bronxville man in $11.5M penny stock market manipulation

Joseph A. Fiore allegedly orchestrated market manipulation campaigns that had no legitimate business or economic purpose, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

K&R Preservation proposes renovating Oakwood Gardens

Oakwood Gardens Apartments in Mount Vernon is just the type of at-risk, Section 8 housing that K&R Preservation likes to buy.