Home Authors Posts by Bill Heltzel

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.

Moody’s upgrades New Rochelle credit rating

High credit ratings enable a city to pay lower interest rates when they issue new bonds.

Westchester IDA backs Ossining apartment projects

Hudson Steppe and Maple House Apartments will build or restore 294 apartments, fix a historical house and create 240 construction jobs.

Apartments planned on North Avenue near Iona College

“We’re going to change the face of North Avenue on that block,” said developer Robert C. Young.

Yonkers bank employee gets prison term for theft from customer

Matthew Gunther, 34, used a customer's password and user ID to steal $122,100 from a customer's savings account.

Westchester mobile apps contest to begin on Friday

High school and college teams will be judged on creativity, functionality and usability.

Mount Vernon bulks up its IDA

Tripling the staff, implementing tougher financial assistance standards and examining past practices are part of an effort to put the IDA at the center of Mount Vernon’s economic development strategy.

Feds indict Rockland man for fake school bus repairs and bribery

Richard Brega allegedly created fraudulent invoices and billed the agency for $86,000 for preventative maintenance on buses that were never brought in for service.

Yonkers plastic surgeon accused of not paying employee taxes

Taxes were deducted from employees' wages, the government says, but not paid to the U.S. Treasury.

Federal judge takes on toothy issue

U.S. District Court Judge Cathy Seibel rules on impartiality issue in class action lawsuit against Colgate-Palmolive.

Food service worker sues Richard Gere and Bedford Post Inn for...

The lawsuit is one of three that Marshall Maor filed in two days, claiming that service fees for catered events are not given to service workers.

Lower Hudson Valley added 7,600 jobs in 2016

The largest sector in the three-county region was health care and social assistance, with 117,800 jobs.

Rockland County IT executive accused of bilking actors union investments of...

Enrico Rubano is accused of approving hundreds of false invoices to phony consulting companies.

Lisa Owen joins Greiner-Maltz

Previously, she has closed transactions valued at more than $2 billion.

New Rochelle seeks proposals for coveted downtown fire station parcel

The tricky part is that whoever wins development rights must retain and improve the firefighting services, on site or elsewhere, and not interrupt the fire service.

Astorino pledges to veto ban on gun shows

Astorino had pledged not to allow gun shows, Democratic legislators said, and they were caught by surprise when they heard about the January show.