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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.

Former comptroller accused of embezzling $2.5 million from Poughkeepsie companies

Mark Cina allegedly used embezzled money to gamble, pay rent, dine out and pay for other personal expenses.

Hudson Valley horse farm owner and wealth manager Bradley Reifler in...

Bradley C. Reifler has declared $50.7 million in liabilities and $4.9 million in assets.

Competing claims for death benefits lead to court

A life insurance company wants a court to help sort out who is entitled to $516,000 in death benefits on two policies whose beneficiaries have changed several times.

Westchester lawyer pleads guilty in theft of sales taxes

Peter Spagnuolo collected $380,000 in sales taxes but did not turn the money over to the state.

Douglas Elliman real estate wins $4.75 million verdict against rival

In two days, six top real estate agents resigned from Douglas Elliman. All six went to work across Main Street at rival firm William Raveis Real Estate.

People Against Dirty settles class action lawsuit for $2.8 million

Wesley Vincent claimed that Method cleaners contained, contrary to their labels, artificial, synthetic or highly processed ingredients.

Rockland County contractor indicted on charges of falsifying Hurricane Sandy loan...

LLF Construction was struggling financially before Hurricane Sandy struck, the criminal complaint states, and Leonardo Fabio applied the loan to other debts.

Mount Vernon schools vs. city over new high-rise buildings

New high-rise apartment buildings in Mount Vernon will create an influx of students, according to the lawsuit filed in state Supreme Court, Westchester.

New Rochelle council selects MacQuesten Development for firehouse site

Company president Rella Fogliano said she was “thrilled beyond belief” to have the opportunity to change the city’s skyline.

Hudson Valley unemployment rate unchanged in May

About 45,900 people were unemployed in the seven-county region last month.

EEOC sues Hawthorne Applebee’s for gender discrimination

Employees at the restaurant allegedly gawked, laughed and pointed at a co-worker, and made crude remarks about her genitalia.

Halpern and Rosen firms break ground in Mamaroneck

The Halpern-Rosen project is the village's first large-scale residential development in about 20 years.

Job market keeps expanding in Hudson Valley

Almost all of the growth was in the private sector, with 8,400 new jobs.

Entrepreneurial education is not just for business students at Iona College

Christoph Winkler, head the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, wants to train all students to become problem solvers and innovators.

MacQuesten Development on verge of getting New Rochelle development rights

Whoever wins the development rights may not disrupt fire department operations and must relocate the station.