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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.

New York launches tools to enforce new minimum wage

A 200-member, multi-agency minimum wage enforcement and outreach unit will police the wage market.

Monsey man loses $1.3 million in investment scheme

“I own it all!" Robert Kolaczynski told the investor. "It was tricky but I had to do it that way to control everything.”

Three Hudson Valley developers accused of conspiring to take control of...

Bloomingburg was chosen, the government said, because the village’s small population made local government vulnerable to being taken over.

United Way report shows strong economy masks financially-stressed Westchester households

Westchester’s very economic success makes it harder for a large segment of the population to survive.

Scenic Hudson asks Homeland Security to sink anchorages

“No issue in my 20 years of experience in the Hudson Valley has so united the region to defend the river, from environmental, public health and economic perspectives,” Ned Sullivan said.

Chappaqua corporate tax attorney accused of personal tax fraud

Acting state Tax Commissioner Nonie Manion said the case is especially troubling because a professional of William O’Hagan’s standing is expected to know and uphold the law.

More local jobs in November for Lower Hudson Valley

Orange, Rockland and Westchester counties gained 700 jobs last month.

Lumber executive sentenced to 50 months in Ulster County kickback scheme

Robert Lees, 62, had been found guilty of conspiracy, mail fraud, money laundering and making false statements in a loan application.

Housing groups get grants to fight foreclosure scams

New Yorkers have submitted more than 2,700 complaints about foreclosure scams costing $8.25 million in losses, from 2010 to 2014.

Westchester County development agencies review 2016 scorecard

Tax relief, financing and other tools supported $604 million in private investment and helped create or retain about 2,179 jobs last year.

Avon Products moves NYC jobs to Rye and receives financial help...

Avon expects to stay in Rye for 3 to 5 years. “But beyond that it is difficult for us to know what will happen,” said CFO Jim Scully.

Bethel Methodist Home takes over Westchester Meadows in Valhalla

Bethel bought the retirement home for $16.1 million cash and the assumption of liabilities from the previous owner, Hebrew Hospital Senior Housing Inc., in a transaction approved by U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Public swamps Coast Guard review of Hudson barge anchorages

More than 10,000 comments are posted in a process that seldom gets more than a few.

Nonprofit employee accused of taking kickbacks for temp workers

The U.S. Attorney says Nimesh Patel accepted $274,000 for steering IT jobs to an associate's firm.

Volunteers needed to train the trainers

Businesses need young people who have "soft skills," like dependability.