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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.

Chappaqua lawyer disbarred for mishandling nursing home patient’s funds

The disciplinary action began in 2015, after Steven Cottler stopped paying the patient’s bills at Bainbridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in the Bronx.

Westchester Children’s Association sues Lanza Family Foundation over $500,000 pledge

When WCA tried to collect the gift, the lawsuit says, it was told there would be no payment.

National Realty & Development breaks ground for $100 million condo project...

“We’re selling water views,” said Robert Baker. “There are no views like this anyplace.”

Astorino and Latimer tax one another’s credibility at debate

Republican Rob Astorino and Democrat George Latimer debated politics, taxes and credibility in the county executive election.

Contract dispute over UN ambassador’s New Rochelle mansion may continue, judge...

Hilt Construction said it did nearly $3.9 million in renovations on the mansion and Chad still owes $1.4 million.

Two diners assessed $837,356 for unpaid minimum wage and overtime

The Labor Department claimed that employees regularly worked six days a week for 10 hours or more, yet were not paid overtime or the minimum wage.

Feds accuse Pound Ridge man of $20 million securities fraud

The money allegedly disappeared in bad trades and on personal expenses of more than $500,000 a year.

NRP Group accuses Mount Vernon of scuttling its apartment project

“Not only was the city failing to be a cooperative partner in this development, but it was actively attempting to derail the project,” said Jonathan Gertman, NRP Group vice president of development.

Croton-on-Hudson resident sues Verizon over proposed wireless tower

“Verizon had perpetrated a fraud” says Nancy Scherer, who lives near the site of a proposed tower at the Danish Home for the Aged in Croton-on-Hudson.

National Wholesale Liquidators sues landlord over Yonkers roof collapse

NSC claims that the landlord had ignored structural problems for years and that the rooftop work was being done without a permit.

Home Town Media files for bankruptcy

The media group's landlord, GHP Hamilton LLC of West Harrison, is challenging the very legality of the bankruptcy.

MacQuesten celebrates colorful grand opening of The Modern

The façade is a quilt of yellow, orange, red, pink, violet and blue concrete panels.

$1 million rape verdict goes to psychologist’s bankruptcy case

A jury ruled that William Knack raped a patient and awarded nearly $1 million to the woman.

Equifax data breach lawsuits consolidated in White Plains federal court

As of this morning, 349 federal lawsuits had been filed nationally.

IBM and former executive Jeff Smith settle in Project Genesis trade...

Smith was hired by Amazon Web Services, an IBM rival, in the $264 billion a year cloud computing business.