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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.

Five questions for experts who say they can predict election results

Experts who said Jeb Bush would be the Republican nominee and Bernie Sanders would get only 2 percent of the Democratic vote clearly did not understand the year, said Newsday columnist Lane Filler.

Nyack Hospital getting closer to ER groundbreaking

Other than some neighbors questioning the impact of the expansion on nearby street parking, there has been little opposition, the village attorney said.

Side deal in bus contract leads to grand larceny

William Ahern, owner of A Plus Transportation, pleaded guilty to larceny and rewarding official misconduct.

Twining Properties presents New Rochelle waterfront plans

The $300 million mixed-use development includes an environmental cleanup at City Yard, a new use for New Rochelle Armory and opening the streetscape to Echo Bay.

Mount Vernon tax preparer sentenced to prison

The U.S. Attorney’s Office estimated that Samuel Gentle had created losses of $734,425 in federal, state and local taxes over a seven-year period.

Seminar to focus on financial contingencies

“The time to talk is not when things go bad,” said lawyer Max Gaujean.

Cars don’t stop for dealership dispute

Even if the dealership ultimately loses its case, Mercedes and Estate would make sure customers get their cars.

Hudson Valley jobs decline for third month

New York state posted a slight increase of 5,000 jobs, or 0.1 percent, due to more jobs in state and local government.

Judge rules that Wells Fargo could have forged a document

The sequencing of the two claims and the dubious, last-minute assignment of mortgage make it plausible, U.S. District Court Judge Kenneth Karas says, that Wells Fargo’s efforts to improve the record led to forgery.

Sweeping law secretly combats zombie homes

Even state lawmakers, who wrote the law, have restricted access to data on abandoned properties.

CPA conferences to cover regulatory issues

Money laundering and SEC issues will be topics of two conferences.

Mercy College gets $4 million for STEM programs for Hispanics

Mercy and Westchester Community College will collaborate on program that aims to boost graduation rates for Hispanic and low-income students.

Mercedes’ demands drive Goldens Bridge dealer to federal court

The dispute goes to the heart of who controls an automobile dealership.

Political junkies to feast at Road to the White House event

Pundits and elected officials to discuss national and state elections.

Minority and women businesses get one-fourth of state contracts

Women enterprises have benefited the most, gaining $516 million, or more than doubling the value of their contracts in five years.